Walt decided he must take extreme measures to provide for his family's long-term financial security. Walt's life represents the living image of failure. Misfortunes appear to have accompanied him through his entire life; his son was born with cerebral palsy; he was left out of the undeniable professional success as a chemist, he has two jobs both well below his capacities; and moreover, he can't even ensure the financial stability of his family now that lung cancer is threatening to take his life away from him. Walt's diagnoses act as the force that drives him into this new version of himself. When Jesse approaches Walt about why he wants to cook meth, asking if there is something he should be aware of, or if Walt has gone crazy.
Throughout the journey, they have not formally addressed Odysseus as his official title and in doing so, they show respect and admiration to Odysseus who pulled off yet another feat. Although Odysseus had made rash decisions that brought a fate of suffering upon these men, they praise him, suggesting that they have forgiven him―a sign of trust. Later when the men compare Odysseus to their return to Ithaca, they express their deep devotion for him. Odysseus is the famous face of Ithaca, their king, the closest thing they have of home. The thrill the crew feel when they see Odysseus is of renewed hope of sailing home.
The father’s rod is said to be “the only extravagance his father had had in his whole life” (45-46), meaning that the rod is of great significance to the father. Almost a whole paragraph is about how important the rod is to the father, and that’s not a detail included for decoration in Trumbo’s writing. Knowing that the father values his rod and invests time and money in it to
Following his second call with his mother, Hally becomes emotionally unstable, venting out his frustrations on his servants. When Sam finally snaps and retaliates after Hally’s racist joke, Hally reveals his true feelings towards his father. After Sam recalls a memory in which he carried Hally’s drunk father back home with little Hally by his side, Hally finally admits, “I love him” (58). Hally’s hatred towards his father is not genuine, but derives from shame. Hally is embarrassed of his father’s drinking habits, but even more ashamed of the night when his black servant had to carry his drunk father back home and clean up the mess he made in his pants.
Thirdly, Mary and Dora’s reactions to their husbands’ deaths are different. Because Mary does not seem clever enough to cry false tears, it is obvious from the tear Mary sheds for the death that she gets upset without a need to pretend to do so. On the other hand, Dora just says “I do declare (6).” without showing her sorrow or pain. She
There are moments in this world where someone can be so depressed that they do not want to live any longer. Many teenagers experience the same stress as Hamlet did in the play from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The character Hamlet is under stressed due to the death of his father who he loved a lot, and the early remarriage of his mother with his uncle. In addition, Hamlet is even more stressed out when the ghost presented itself as Hamlet’s father and wanted Hamlet to revenge for his father’s death. Even though Hamlet is under stress he remained between the state of sane or temporarily insane throughout the play.
In "The Swimmer" of John Cheever's, the main character named Neddy is a well- known and respected man. However, his neighbors complained about Neddy's hangover and these strange things that he does. Neddy's never cared about a negative thing around him because he doesn't feel like to take any social problems that will affect his current life anymore. He just wants to finish his journey. In the beginning, Neddy's first start of his journey he feels young and enthusiastic, and he greeted with joy with friends.
Bob Cratchitt has a large family he feeds with his small salary, he is always happy and willing to continue working. The most important thing about Bob Cratchitt is his son Tiny Tim, who is very sick and in need of medical attention that Bob cannot afford. Tiny Tim will later be an important part of the reason why Scrooge becomes good again, as Scrooge feels that he should help him, so he does not
Marlin recognizes that there is a difference between overprotective and being an excellent parent. He transformed from an easily frightened clown fish to a fish that is able to go out and do whatever it takes to protect his son Nemo. Marlin also learns that Nemo must learn some life lessons on his own. When the movie had just begun, Marlin did not trust his son and always made decisions for him. Now that he has a more open mind regarding the big decisions in his Nemo’s life they will now have a stronger and everlasting relationship.
Macbeth went through so much pressure to do the crime he later regretted and suffered and battles with himself and his paranoia. Lady Macbeth only saw the effects of blood visually she did not see how the blood stain was eating Macbeth from the inside. Once again Lady Macbeth is pushing Macbeth to forget about what happened and move on, the murder does not affect Lady Macbeth but the way Macbeth is acting shows that he was never ready to commit this
Holden remembers going to the museum as a happy time with his teacher because the museum is resistant to change. The museum also makes him happy because “only thing that [is] different [is the person]” (Salinger 135), whereas “[someone can] go there a thousand times, and that Eskimo [is] still just [finishing] catching those two fish” (Salinger 135). However, he chooses to stay outside in his most recent visit because he is afraid that there is a chance that the museum goes through changes since his childhood. Holden knows that if the museum changes, he can get hurt, so he makes a conscious decision to not go in, even though his reasoning is subconscious.
Lennie is unable to remember any survival instincts, seen when George tells him he will get sick like he was last night. Even with a fresh memory, Lennie couldn’t remember to not drink clean running water. If George were to run away with Lennie in order for a higher survival chance, there would be a warrant or bounty out for the arrest or death. Once they are caught, they are both in jeopardy of death by the government and would result in two deaths instead of one, when only one really deserved it.
Heroes are generally humble. They do not brag about their deeds. When they save others, they show bravery and courage. Some heroes have their flaws which are part of their bad qualities. This could be selfishness and bragging.
Everybody has the opportunity to be a hero, but does everyone take it? A hero is someone who is respectful and willing to put their safety in harms way in order to keep others safe. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Ponyboy, a 14 year-old Greaser is a hero who is concerned about the well-being of people around him, and of people he might not even know. Johnny, the Outsiders Gang’s pet, is also a hero. Dally who is a hardened teenager in the Outsiders Gang is not a hero because he does not realize that there are more important things in life other than looking cool.
The essay The Mystery of being in Gattaca by Dmetri Kakmi published in Issue 35 Australian Screen Education discusses the significance of Gattaca’s perfect society and why it would not work in our society. The article begins with the reason why we have insurances for unpredictable situations. In Gattaca’s caste system there is no need for insurance, because they are creating test-tube babies which have no diseases or imperfections. These are the valid humans in the movie, and on the other hand, there are in-valids who have physical or mental disabilities. The paper goes on to give specifics about Jerome who commits suicide and the director who is a murderer, but they were supposed to be perfect valids.