In James Hurst’s “The Scarlet Ibis,” strong forces lead to loss too soon. Doodle was not the most ideal brother, leading to turmoil inside the boy. To him, Doodle was an embarrassment, leading to a powerful urge to make him walk (Hurst 112). Sometimes family isn’t perfect, but it is what it is; there is no choice. The boy needed to not let him get ahead of himself.
In Gardener’s Grendel, the monster is characterized as a sensitive human. He feels that no one accepts him. Grendel feels like he has no one and he doesn’t want to accept his designated role as “The Great Destroyer”. Grendel desires to be accepted by man is overlooked by his terrifying looks. “Mercy!
At the same time, he comes to understand that he can reconcile past trauma if he allows himself to let Mal go; her purpose as a representation of his guilt allows an audience to see the physical reconciliation of his guilt. Cobb also comes to understand how desire works with trauma; his desire for Mal increases as result of her death, yet can never be attained. She becomes the object-cause of Cobb’s desire, never to be attained after death, always maintaining a constant distance from the subject, Cobb (Žižek 4). Mal’s unattainable nature reflects her descriptor as a “shade” as Cobb did “attain” her before she died in unreality and reality, meaning death places her in an unattainable
Even though she has made it clear that she doesn’t hate him, she just will never forgive him. In the end of the novel, Beth leaves the countries and all of her problems behind. She states that it is only temporary, but is presumably permanent. This finally allows Conrad to break free of her wrath, and have his own closure. He isn’t terribly upset that she’s gone, but he had just wished she said goodbye to him.
Finally, Steinbeck dehumanizes Curley by the negative criticism that always pursues her and her loss of identity when accompanying someone or something. This is why she is always commonly known as “Curley’s Wife”, proving that she is an unimportant and insignificant character in this book. Plus, everybody in the book says that Curley’s wife causes trouble for everyone; as George says, “She’s a jail bait all set on the trigger,” (Steinbeck, 49) and is constantly getting blame for all that goes wrong in Soledad; as Candy says, You God damn tramp. You done it, di’n’t you? I s’pose you’re glad.
Rainsford is afraid and barely realizing that maybe someone does care about how the hunted feels which he was close at the moment. "then pent-up air burst hotly from rains fords lungs His first thought made him feel sick and numb.The general could follow a trail. Rainsford seemed to be getting worried and it was a problem to him in which could have gave him wrong thoughts. Very soon after being in art hiding Rainsford had very easily realized that it does not feel good at all to be the hunted. "The General was playing with him.
In Eliezer Wiesel’s book Night, Eli is incarcerated in a concentration camp and witnesses his fellow prisoners either die or transform into a brute, a person who cares only for his own survival, often at the expense of others. Many have debated as to whether or not Eli makes that transformation. Based on what I have read in Night, I have concluded that Eli has experienced both morality and brutishness during his imprisonment. Throughout Night, Eli has shown a deep love and concern for his father’s well-being, and would go to great measures to ensure his father’s safety. On page 99, his father had fallen asleep in the snow and nearly died in his sleep, and the so-called ‘gravediggers’ were planning on disposing of his body.
His encounter with the uncanny goes on to not only show the slow degeneration of Marlow’s conscious, but to show him as a receptive, fallible, character. To have someone die at your feet is devastating, but to find a way to hide yourself from that sight shows a level of massive psychological trauma. This occurs when Marlow’s helmsman dies from a native weapon. Marlow says, “To tell you the truth, I was morbidly anxious to change my shoes and socks. […]I had found out I had been striving after something altogether without
When Phaedra discovered her affection toward her stepson she could have acted on them and tried to seduce him but she did just the opposite. Instead of committing an unholy act and giving into her temptations, Phaedra decided to keep her feelings to herself and let them die with her. Though her attraction to Hippolytus is considered immoral, it’s important to acknowledge her strength to do the right thing and suppress her feelings. Phaedra’s will to withhold from her feelings is shown in various situations throughout the play. While Phaedra was sick and her nurse was trying to figure out the cause, Phaedra states, “But for me, honor lies in silence”(Hippolytus, 329) this shows that Phaedra never even wanted to admit her love for Hippolytus and chose to keep it to herself even if it meant she would fall ill. Later, when Phaedra’s nurse got her to admit the cause of her sickness, Phaedra explains, “At first when love had struck me, I reflected how best to bear it.