Although he supported the idea of people rising up against tyranny, the violence that characterized the French Revolution troubled him. In the preface to his novel he says “to add something to the popular and picturesque means understanding that terrible time”. The story is set in London, Paris and the French countryside at the time of French Revolution. The book is sympathetic to the overthrow of the French aristocracy but highly critical of the reign of terror that followed. The whole book is dominated by the guillotine-tumbrels thundering to and fro and the bloody knives.
Finally with the help of Premier Zhou Enlai, Jung Chang’s father no longer served in detention. While in detention the guard watching over Jung Chan’s father plays mind games with him and convinces him that his wife created a conspiracy against him. Things got out of hand causing them to sleep in seperate areas and forces Jung Chang’s father’s mental and physical health to deteriorate (which later, his health imporved). Luckily her friends did not tell on Jung Chang which relates back to the title of the chapter, “Giving Charcoal in the Snow”, that refers to helping out others when needed. Also in this chapter, Jung Chang experiences her first time in a university.
8.Explain the irony in Frankenstein's actions Even after Victor’s mother dies, and she wished for him to take care of the family and to wed Elizabeth, Victor spends his time in science and neglects his family, shutting off contact for 2 years and not returning home until 6 years later. A bigger show of irony is Frankenstein’s constant return to isolation. Even after becoming somewhat mentally insane, Henry restores his friend and rehabilitates him back to his previous health. Although not fully recovered, Victor returns home and decides not to tell his family, but rather go back into nature for more isolation, He did not learn from his actions and after the monster pays him a visit, Frankenstein continues his mission in isolation. (Takes place in chapter 9 and 10) 9.What does the death of William symbolize?
Go on raving as long as you’ve a friend to endure you.” Sophocles et al. 223) Haimon is telling his father that if he does this to the women he loves than he will never see his son again which would normally be very emotional for a dad to hear that he won 't ever see his son ever again but not Creon, all he cares about is being fair to his
“‘There is an hour to come,’ said he, ‘when all of us shall cast aside our veils. Take it not amiss, beloved friend, if I wear this piece of crape till then,’” Mr. Hooper is explaining that there will be a time where everyone unveils their true emotions. The theme is clear when a woman is talking to her husband about Mr. Hooper. “‘Truly do I,’ replied the lady; ‘and I would not be alone with [Hooper] for the world. I wonder he is not afraid to be alone with himself!,’” This shows the theme because the lady tells her husband that Mr. Hooper he is afraid of himself and he hides his true emotions.
As O-Lan went inside to see the Old Mistress, Wang Lung waited patiently outside. When she came back outside she mentioned to Wang Lung how no one in the Hwang House were in such nice or new clothing like they were. She suspected that they may not be as wealthy as they used to be. Wang Lung rejoiced in hearing this, but was afraid that evil spirits would take his healthy boy so he lied out loud saying that he had a baby girl with smallpox and that it is terrible. O-Lan also tells him that the Hwang family will have to sell some of their land.
In The Remains of the Day, Mr. Stevens, theaged butler, only remembers his father, also a butler, once when he came to Darlington Hall and served for a short period of time. For not being allowed to wait a table (the most honourable duty of the profession) due to his extreme old age and sudden collapses, Mr. Steven’s father perished a disappointed man. Miss Kenton, the most able housekeeper who always had tender feelings for Mr. Stevens, dominates the rest of his memories right next to Lord Darlington and his mansion, even decades after they had separated. The reader might question these memories and the sincerity with which they are recollected (hence the space for the unreliable narrator). For example, a father is presumably an inseparable part of one’s existence who happens to have a paternal figure for a considerable period of time.
His brother had Polio. “In the evenings he watched his father eat in silence, hoping for-but never getting- a show of affection, communication, warmth. At nine years old, he felt as if the weight of a mountain was on his shoulder.” This passage from Tuesdays with Morrie shows that he was missing the love and affection a parent gives to a child at a young age. Feeling alone at that young age shaped him into the extrovert that was able to express his emotion because he did not want his children to grow up feeling unloved. His stepmother, Eva had brought a more positive aura in the household because she was more talkative and caring as it was discussed and described in the memoir.
Portia character is so wonderful. She has the faith that her father’s words will help her find the right suitor; however, her faith did get shaky when it seemed like she would never find him. Portia stands for sacrifice, which is something she does the entire play. Waiting for a suitor, she sacrifices her own happiness to keep her promise to her father trusting his words. Portia sacrifices her own identity when she takes on the role as the doctor in court.
Bennie detests that his relationship with his son is no longer the way it used to be. He latches onto these past memories because they remind him of the times when his life was consistent and filled with joy. Evidently, when Bennie drops off Chris he recalls his past memories of the home him and his family once shared and how it ”had filled him with awe every time he’d taken a key from his pocket to open the front door” (Egan 34). However, dropping off his son at the house now causes him pain because he is reminded of how different his life is and is incapable of driving into the