The Characterization of Lane Dean Jr. David Foster Wallance’s short story, “Good People”, portrays the main characters issues while pondering the difficulties of spirituality during an emotional event. The main character, Lane Dean Jr. and his girlfriend are faced with a life changing decision: whether to abort the child Sheri is pregnant with or raise the child. Throughout this decision, Dean is faced with many psychological and spiritual dilemmas. While the couple originally decides to have an abortion, Sheri becomes unsure of the decision. While the pace of the story is slow, it emphasizes the emotional distress that both Dean and Sheri are going through.
He questions his mother’s actions as soon as she gets home, he knows that this message involves him receiving the truth from his mother. Oddly enough, his mother explains to him that she treats him this way through her words: “Because, Ed – you remind me of him”, this refers back to his father who promised her to leave this place, yet she is still here and so is her son, who is also the only one still here. Yet, her love as a mother still exists to him except that this time, he can actually notice it, his mother ends the conversation when she says “it takes a lot of love to hate you like this.” During the night of Christmas, after most of the people gathered and celebrated, Ed goes to the cemetery to pay a visit to his late father, showing a connection and the existence of feelings, which in this case is love between the living and the
He fixates on his desire, and it causes him to work excessively to maintain this stature. Ultimately, Ciacco’s excessive efforts perpetuate him into a state of decline and render him incapable of being remembered admirably by others. This thesis will be demonstrated using principles of close reading, including temporal order, shifts in diction, juxtaposition, structural arrangement, and irony. Canto VI involves the Third Circle of the hell, where those committing sins of gluttony reside. Dante encounters one glutton, Ciacco, who immediately sits up when he sees Dante.
Contempt Machiavelli argues is something to be avoided. “A shrewd prince will lay his foundations on what is under his own control...He should simply take pains not to be hated” (Machiavelli 47). This is the establishment of a theme that Machiavelli continues through the rest of the book, the theme distilled is that a loathed prince cannot remain in power for his people will not support someone they hate and welcome his demise. Machiavelli then dedicates the entirety of chapter XIX to avoiding hatred. Creon of course though his execution of Antigone earns the hatred of his people and is unable to retain his rule because of the lack of support from his people.
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
His regret of the murder shows the transformation of Macbeth’s attitude: he lets his remorse overpower him to the point of madness. The voices he hears that threaten: “Macbeth shall sleep no more” indicate a relationship between guilt and madness. Therefore, the manifestation of the dagger suggests that he feels guilty because of his attempt to murder Duncan. There are three major transitions of thought. First, he contemplates about the dagger’s existence; the second is the invocations of dark images; finally, there is the bell that cuts off Macbeth’s contemplations.
The unfortunate string of events following Tybalt’s fall, including Romeo’s exile, all stem from his emotionally-driven decision to acquire vengeance, effectively portraying the birth of chaos as a result of impulsive behaviour. More notable, however, is the illustration of this idea through Jack’s abandonment of Ralph’s faction in Lord of the Flies. After seizing the conch to summon an assembly, Jack attempts to impeach Ralph through open discredit of his leadership, to no avail (Golding, 127). Humiliated and ashamed, he hastily deserts the group, asserting his estrangement from Ralph when he states, “I’m not going to be a part of Ralph’s lot−” (Golding, 127). Following Jack’s departure, Ralph’s incentive to lead the remaining boys fades, as he believes there is “‘Nothing to be
Macbeth’s reaction alone depicts the inconsistent fear that Macbeth has inside him; however, due to his crave for power, he strives to pursue his goal in killing Duncan. In contrast, after killing Duncan, Macbeth is filled with guilt and remorse, and soon after he begins to lose his mind. In the second scene, he says, “methought I heard a voice cry ‘sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep’” (16). This quote illustrates the image of Macbeth losing both his sanity and sleep, as he is now unable to find peace while sleeping.
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. Silence was my first plan: to conceal that illness”(Hippolytus 393-395) to prove that she decided it best to keep her feelings a secret. She further explains, “Next, I believed that I can conquer love, conquer it with discretion and good sense. And when that too failed me, I resolved to die”(Hippolytus, 398-400), Phaedra explained her whole plan on how she was going to go about her feelings for Hippolytus and none of it ever mentions trying to fulfill them. Phaedra also states, “I cannot bear that I should be discovered a traitor to my husband and my children”(Hippolytus, 420-421) to make clear where her loyalties lie and to prove that she would never do anything that went against her family.
In his guilty plea at the conclusion of the book, Jekyll perceives that, when all is said and done, he will have to choose between being Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde. To become the last mentioned would mean giving up on noble expectations and being 'forever despised and friendless'. (ch. 10) To become Jekyll, in spite of that, means giving up the physical and down at the heel appetites he can give way to as Hyde. In ill will of the out of the ordinary turn of events of his own case it is, as the gloominess Jekyll consents to, a breach of the peace and war of words 'as old and commonplace as man' (ch.