People may want to learn about their fate, but they will act in ways that would normally seem strange, and it will cause them to strive to be more than what they should be. In Macbeth, the main character hears his fate once, and after seems to be addicted to hearing about his future and says “Thou hast harped my fear aright. But one word more … Tell me, thou unknown power¨ when he goes back to learn more (Shakespeare 294). Macbeth continues to want to hear about what power he will have, since he learned he would be powerful the first
Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
As I have grown, I have consistently let the monsters of Fear and Anxiety live and dwell in the heart of my soul. They are well known to wreck havoc among the most simple situations. Because of them, I constantly overthink my past, present, and future experiences, boiling down to being afraid of people and places. I have a pattern of loving intensely, and at times, my loyalty allows those I trust to betray me. Now, time is strange.
"Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness. I shut my eyes involuntarily" (Shelley 228). Even Walton is repulsed by the creature’s
He went back to his old ways of only looking out for himself. The qualities of a typical hero once again vanished. Winston was tortured so much that he ratted out Julia and confessed everything. He even said he’d rather Julia be tortured and die than himself. He had betrayed her, and he had betrayed himself.
Outliers “The Story of Success” has opened my mind to certain things that were still unclear in my head. Like how just acting different in a similar situation can prevent a tragedy or stuff from happening. What we as human beings are capable of doing with so little effort and what we can do with so much more. The book inspired me.
In the book, Victor says,“Whence, I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed? It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we on the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our enquiries.” (pp 30). Victor sees himself as the one who is brave enough to create life and in doing so he would be famous and the person people read about. To him, there apparently wasn’t in line that shouldn't be crossed in regards to what things a man should attempt but only those who were too scared to try.
On the outer shell, Grendel is a monstrous villain who hates mankind, but the reader soon realizes, in reality, he just wants to fit in. Since Grendel knows he will never fit in, he decides to destroy what he cannot have and he "[understands] that the world [is] nothing: [but] a mechanical chaos of casualties, brute enmity on which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears. I understood, finally and absolutely, I alone exist" (Gardner 22). Instead of criticizing the villain, Grendel makes the reader sympathize with him by saying " [he] alone exist[s]".
“[...] the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp” (34). He was aware that there was still a lot of work necessary, but not once he doubted that he would achieve it in the end. “ […] but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.” (35) It is again a sign of his narcissistic nature which does not permit him to question his ability in the least.
Do not forget Chris due to others critiques of him, he should be remembered in some manner, and hopefully not as much for the negative aspects. What he had done was admirable, foolish yes, I won’t rebuke that statement entirely; but when a brave soul travels into the wild, we must hope all we can for
When having strong morals, such as Carnegie did, they push us further than we thought we could go. In the autobiography Carnegie speaks about where he started working and how he continued to move up, take chances, fail, succeed, and fail again. I can now see how if something didn’t work for me, I would not always continue to try it until I could do it. As I grew up I observed myself beginning to change, and if I was not the best at it I would work harder at it. Looking at life now, I can still do better and I can tell that I have not done the best I can at all things in my
I still regret my decision to not try, because if I put in the effort, I could have became someone new. Someone better. Being on this team, this family, will make me feel good about myself, it will press on me to persevere and to carry on. It will push me, to test my knowledge, to really help me advance. Even though I may not make it, an attempt is worth it.
Believe me, I didn 't want to give it up but really felt that I had to. I had read a lot of success stories about people that had amazing results but I was secretly thinking they couldn 't possibly be true and I was absolutely certain I wouldn 't see any positive benefits. At least any that really made a difference, but I was willing to give it a shot because you never know and I 've been proven wrong before.
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