Zeena becomes suspicious of the two and wants Mattie to leave their house, and get a replacement maid that was recommended by the doctor. The ending of the story ends in an unpredicted way; Ethan and Mattie try to commit suicide by running themselves into an elm tree while coasting. The attempt was a failure and Zeena was stuck caring for the two instead of her being the sick one. Wharton portrays the disastrous fate of the characters fairly in Ethan Frome because Ethan regrets marrying his wife after meeting
Another act of betrayal in the novel is when Sanaubar left Hassan and Ali. Sanaubar had a duty of being a mother to Hassan and a wife to Ali. She not only betrayed Ali by committing adultery, but also leaving Hassan without so much as holding him because of his cleft lip. According to the text,” Sanaubar had taken one glance…barked a bitter laughter…she had refused to even hold Hassan, and just five days later, she was gone.” (Hosseini, 9). Her actions had left Hassan without a mother figure.
When the Monster said this anyone would have sympathy for him and the way Pullman wrote this he made sure it did because when the Monster said that it sounded like he had a bad image of himself because he had gotten that off other people. The Monster also said “And that’s humanity in a nutshell” describing of how no one would ever accept him because everyone was so self absorbed and in it to kill it instead of being inclusive. This also was
Macbeth being a stone cold killer essentially led him to Miller 3 his own death by the hands of Macduff. He thought that he was untouchable and invencible, but of course that was not the case. He took the prophecies the wrong way, and did not notice that there is a “loophole” to everything. The witches gave him a false sense of security, and makes him extremely vulnerable. Lady Macbeth was a great example of the theme, she displayed herself as a tough women but that was not the truth, she was weak and had no one, which led to her committing suicide.
Macbeth also uses a cold tone that is conveyed when he says “ She should have died hereafter.”(V, 5 ,17) This allows the audience to see how disconnected Macbeth is because Macbeth feels that everyone is similar and life is now just pulling him along until his fatal fall. Macbeth feels like he will now run out of time just like Lady Macbeth. Finally, Shakespeare uses depressing diction such as “petty”(V, 5, 20), “fools”(V, 5, 22) and “dusty.”(V, 5, 23) This shows how low Macbeth views life and people as a whole. Macbeth feels angry that he will die with disappointment of how his life ended, unfulfilled. Shakespeare uses depressing diction to have the audience feel the dragging pace of macbeth’s downfall and creating a depressing part of his
He uses the same underlying temperament with Desiree, “her face the picture of fright… presently her husband enter[s] the room”, showing his ability to frighten those that love him most (5). Although, his cruelest way to punish Desiree was through cold indifference, not even willing himself to look at her. “When he spoke to her, it was with avert[ing] eyes,” because of the grave injustice she has unconsciously done to him and his name. The shame that Armand impresses upon Desiree is what brings her to take their baby into the bayou and never come
George is referring to friendship. George will never be sympathetic towards Lennie too often. George has always had to be responsible for Lennie, though, as he states in chapter one. Almost 100 percent of the time, George will be a pest to Lennie. On a very rare occasion will you ever see George show any type of sympathy to Lennie.
This story also includes naturalism and romanticism, although realism is the theme that comes across most throughout the story. They use the compelling and realistic details to make the story pragmatic. “When Frank Shabata got home that night, he found Emil's mare in his stable. Such an impertinence amazed him.” In the story Emil puts his horse into Frank’s barn. Even in today’s society people do not park their car in someone else’s garage.
She plans on killing her children because she believes that she is rescuing them from a hand more hostile to murder them. Although this may convince some readers that she does have a heart with a sense of protecting her children, there is also a darker reason for this sinful act. In one particular scene, the Corinthian women begged her not to do this, but Medea replied with, “this will cause my husband to feel the most pain.” Reading this piece, readers will surely realize that having Jason suffer in anguish was her way of regaining peace, viewing her as the antagonist of this play. It 's strange though how she feels motherly love towards the children like any other parent today, even though the nurse from the beginning of the story said she hated her children. So it seems that good and evil are not just black and white, it 's just the decisions people make between morals and
It is extremely ironic when Sykes is killed by the snake he had set in place for Delia. This was fate playing in role of Delia because Sykes did not do any work for the house, or provide for his wife, so God takes care of the situation for Delia. Chuck Jackson, whose research is on twentieth-century African American short stories, “The end of Sykes is not merely the cleansing away of oppressive male violence, for what is Sykes but a clever troping off of the word psyche,” (Jackson 641). From this, Jackson is explaining how Sykes was not only an abusive husband, but also bringing out his inner man from that time period. Men were dominant in relationships in the 1920s and had full control over what happened.
Grendel vs. “The monster” Grendel in the novel by John Gardner is very similar to “the monster” in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly because both Grendel and the monster feel like outsiders, they kill humans, and they both are able to learn new things. Grendel feels like an outsider because he knows he is different and he wants to know the truth of why he is what he is and why God made him that way. Grendel asks his mother “Why are we here?” which means that he is doubting his existence. Grendel kills humans in the mead hall while they are asleep. “Swiftly, softly, I will move from bed to bed and destroy them all, swallow every last man.” He kills them because he was affected by the shapers death.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, many events take place in the small town would absolutely not happen in the current day. Many things have changed since the early 1900’s and they make the world of Maycomb County very different from our own. Some things that were commonplace back then are now accepted as morally wrong and other things have just changed over the years. Scout, Jem, and Dill are very adventurous and they spend lots of time walking all around town by themselves. The people in the county are all very friendly and nobody worries about much.
If they always dissected rats or mice, they would never find problems in dogs or cows. Since many people own common animals like dogs, horses, and cows, dissections need to be done on them in order to find any problems in them. As a result of this, vet colleges should not make any changes to their dissection
The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable." He is talking about how Lord of the Flies tries to show the defects of human nature. Showing that if you put a bunch of people, any age, any gender, shows the defects of human nature. All of the characters in Lord of the Flies had showed an example of the defects of human nature, including Ralph and Piggy. The main example that shows the defects of human nature is the murder of Simon, because everybody participated in that
The guilt is causing Lady Macbeth to go insane because she is aware “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!” (V.i line 42-43). Then again in the beginning of the play she thought washing her hands would erase the murder, but now her conscience keeps remaining her of the sin she committed and the murder is permanently