Joseph Grand is a municipal clerk in the town of Oran when the plague hits. He is never promoted from his job throughout the novel, yet the narrator calls Grand a hero. Dr. Rieux, the narrator, and Grand talk about a novel Grand is currently working on, and during this conversation, Rieux realizes how much of a hero Grand is. After talking about the great deal of effort Grand put into his work, Rieux calls Grand a hero, “...and if it is absolutely necessary that this narrative should include a ‘hero,’ the narrator commends to his readers, with, to his thinking, perfect justice, this insignificant and obscure hero who had to his credit only a little goodness of heart and a seemingly absurd ideal” (Camus 137). Rieux commends Grand as a hero due to his selfless acts throughout the novel.
Making it only easier for Michael to approach the meek, petite male sitting curled up on upon the pier. Yet in the story The Snob, when John caught a glance of his father in the bookstore "with his hair too long, and his rather shabby clothes.." He then felt a heavy wave of humiliation overcome him. Knowing how people perceive him looking rather like a workingman than someone well dressed and more so put together. Especially worried that his girlfriend Grace would instantly judge his father by his appearance after all that work he put into portraying himself as a wealthy well-fitted man. Constantly seeking Grace 's "approval".
Tar Baby is a white alcoholic who minds his own business. He's calm and contemplative, yet he doesn't trouble anybody. He additionally passes on in the passage mischance, which presumably suits him fine and dandy, since all he needs from Eva's home is a place to pass on. Ajax goes back and forth before long, however he's the one man to whom Sula builds up a genuine connection. We initially experience him when Sula and Nel are young ladies and he is twenty-one.
Back to Mercutio, compared with Benvolio’s maturity, typically, Mercutio like a cynical aristocrat, he has nothing to worried about and usually use an ionic way to express his feeling. Here is an example from the novel, after the feast, Romeo hides himself, at that time, Mercutio says lots of ionic words to Romeo, just like: “ Sit there and dream of Rosaline, then!”. Benvolio tries to stop him, but Mercutio is still mocking at
The narrator had no real information about the blind man, but inferred what he’d be like. As in Hopper’s painting there is an emphasis on the man with makeup. The emphasis creates the mood because of the dark lighting allowing his face to be seen as “different.” When Robert eats dinner with the wife and husband in “Cathedral” the narrator explains “The blind man had the right away located his food, he knew just where everything was on his plate” (217). The setting for the blind was quite comfortable. The painting “Blue Night” shows the “clown” minding his own, smoking a cigarette while the men across from him are uncomfortable with
While drunk in a tavern with Charles Darnay, Carton expresses, “‘You know I have been drinking...you shall likewise know why...I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me’” (Dickens 84). Sidney Carton has no shame, and he does not apologize for his irresponsible habits. This quality is highlighted by the fact that Carton and
He (Scrooge) went to his office and his nephew Fred come to visit him an invited him to dinner. Two poorly men came to his office asking for donation an Scrooge told them that poor people had to go to prison, a workhouse, or die. He went home and he was visited by a Marley’s ghost or spirit.
The setting divulges deeper into the meaning of light and dark with the theme of loneliness. Loneliness can be found in the unclean, dark places which are expressed by the old waiter and the drunk man. As the story progresses the setting changes from the pleasant café to an unfriendly, lifeless bar that the old waiter spends his night at to attempt to prevent his inevitable loneliness. Overall the setting through the story displays the contrast between light leading to happiness and dark leading to loneliness.
In his poem, ‘I, Too’, Langston Hughes conveys the message that racism is very much alive, but one day, with patience, it will die and that he will become equal to society. Racism is still displayed and is impactful in today’s society but not as drastic as before. For example, when talking about the egotistic personality of the diners, he says, “When company comes, I laugh, and eat well, and grow strong.” This displays his willingness to take a negative into a positive and symbolizes his disgust towards discrimination. Instead of dwelling on discrimination and racism as a negative and preventing him from reaching his fullest potential, it allows him to become creative, in a way, and lets him to gain ground at making himself equal to society.
For instance, Fred says, “...the only time I know of, when men and women seem to open their shut-up hearts freely...” Considering this line from scene 2 of Act I, it reveals how optimistic Fred is regardless of the fact that he does not have a great deal of money (earlier mentioned). Additionally, during the time of when Ebenezer and Present see the Cratchit family, Mr. Cratchit announces, “...I should like to drink to the health of the man who employs me and allows me to earn my living and our support and that man is Ebenezer Scrooge…” Bob is thankful for Ebenezer even though he does not get paid well and is treated poorly by him. At the final part of the play, the main character, Scrooge, becomes a more caring, thoughtful person. His actions during the final scenes, such as raising Cratchit's salary, concerned about their family’s financial problems during his visit to Cratchit’s home with Christmas Present, is also another example; “A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow! than many a year.