Khang Nguyen Jasmine Le Ms. Brooks English 4 P4 February 6, 2018 Socratic Seminar Critical Questions 1.Why did Frankenstein run from his creation? Victor is the type of person that cannot handle responsibility well. We first see this in Chapter 3, after his mother’s death, “My mother was dead, but we had still duties which we ought to perform; we must continue our course with the rest and learn to think ourselves fortunate whilst one remains whom the spoiler has not seized.” This can only make sense if he stays with his family, however, he decides to run to Ingolstadt. He later isolates himself at the school. This indicates that his nature is to run from the problem.
The first stanza, in particular, opens with the speaker sometime after his father has passed away. He was envisioning his father doing certain activities in Heaven that remind him of his childhood, like “reading out loud / to himself Psalms or news” or how he spent time “listening for the sound of children in the yard” so he would know when he was needed (Lee lines 1-4). Aside from the constant addition of religious references, such as his father reading Psalms, or the last lines of the first stanza, “As it is in heaven, so it was on earth,” (Lee line 8), an assumption that makes the speakers religious life particularly evident and nearly indisputable is the fact that the author’s father was a Presbyterian minister. However, no matter how obvious the speaker’s religious life is, there is no clear answer as to if the younger version of the speaker does believe in what he has been taught. Despite this lack of evidence, the speaker does reveal in the second stanza that he is afraid of disappointing his father, with the line “[b]ecause my father walked the earth with a grave, / determined rhythm, / my shoulders ached from his gaze” (Lee lines 9-11).
In the story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway the protagonist, a marine called “Krebs” returns to his hometown years after the war is over. To his surprise the town seemed the same as the day he left, the only thing changed was Krebs himself. By addressing Krebs’s disconnect to his hometown, using careful diction structure and expressing loss in faith the author highlights the physiological impact war can have on an individual, how past events can twist one’s reality, ultimately changing an individual from the inside out. Upon his late arrival, Krebs realizes that the welcoming hands of home-comers have long been closed and the war hysteria has died down. Initially, he seeks attention, telling his war stories to the townspeople.
After he was fired from his job, his father sat down with him and gave offered advice. Later, after being captured on the sky boat, Captain Shakespeare fed and nurtured Tristan and Yvaine. These differences make this work post-modern because it is new and innovative. This is the Classic Structure portion of a post-modern work and it differs from a standard overused story
Odysseus confesses to two of his loyal servants that he had finally come home after twenty years. “I am at home, for I am he./ I bore adversities, but in the twentieth year/ I am ahore in my own land” (xxi, 71-73). After being away for so long, it may even seem unbelievable to some and they may even think that the gods are playing filthy frauds upon them. This tops it all off as to why Odysseus is the perfect trickster. Once home, Odysseus is allowed to continue his life with the comfort of those close to him.
The change is almost insignificant as it is just a younger brother taking over for his older brother once the older brother leaves town for college. Wilder uses the mundanity and the ordinariness of a simple paperboy to criticize early twentieth century small town lifestyle. He uses the words of Joe Crowell discussing his teacher’s impending betrothment, “Well, of course it ain’t none of my business—but I think if a person starts out to be a teacher she ought to stay one.” In making this comment, Wilder urges the audience to discover that small towns like their banal lifestyle. The quote is also used to demonstrate that in a small town it is normal to have an opinion on everything happening in the community. In fact, small towns have become known for their gossiping and Wilder supports this belief both with Crowell as well as later in Act I with the conversation amongst Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Webb, and Mrs. Soames.
In every person, there is a desire to see what the world has to offer; that is what Chris McCandless had. After attending college and receiving a bachelor’s degree, Chris abandoned his family and possessions in order to search and see what "God has placed around us to discover" (57). Jon Krakauer explains his story in the nonfiction book "Into the Wild" by following his journal and interviewing people whom he met along the way. McCandless tried to keep from forming relationships with many people and his family, besides his sister; therefore, he clearly exhibits introvert tendencies. Before McCandless passes away in an old 'Magic Bus', he realizes how happiness works.
In this passage in Cather’s novel “My Antonia”, Jim has returned to black hawk for a short break. Soon after he arrives he begins to hear the talk around town. He hears about the tragic story of Antonia being as she took care of her then fiancée, Larry Donovan and as soon as the money was gone Donovan was gone. Jim goes over the next day to the Shimerdas farm, and nearly immediately after seeing Antonia he is reminded of all of the things he loves about her. As there time began to dwindle Jim tells Antonia how he feels about her leaving no doubt how he feels about her.
Then, in college, “his studies there introduced him to the poetry of avant-garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound,” (Chin). After that, Cummings became inspired by their movement, he decided to be a professional poet and painter. E.E. Cummings was typically known for his style. For almost all of his career, he published his own art until “in the 1940s and '50s, with a burgeoning counterculture, that his style of writing came to be more favored by the masses and he gave live readings before full houses,” (E.E.
Holden resents for becoming a screenwriter, after his release in one month. As he waits, Holden recalls the events of the previous Christmas. Holden begins his story at Pencey Preparatory Academy, an exclusive boarding school in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, on the Saturday afternoon of the traditional football game with a rival school. Holden has been expelled from Pencey due to poor work and is not to return after Christmas break, which begins the following Wednesday. He plans to return home on that day so that he will not be present when his parents receive notice of his expulsion.