Loneliness is a contagion that can engulf a human 's soul. George and Lennie became aware of this early on in their lives leading them to form a mutual dependence on each other. At the ranch, after being asked by Slim, George opens up about the incident in Weed, "[George] 'Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped. The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie. So we sit in a irrigation ditch under water all the rest of that day.
55 Miles to the Gas Pump, a short story written by Annie Proulx in 1999, describes the life of a married couple in Wyoming, who live seemingly different lives. The story explores the notion that isolation can cause people to become mad; their desire to be with other people grows and eventually, this desire leads to chaos. The story begins with a description of Rancher Croom, the husband, and shifts characters to Mrs. Croom, who ventures on to the attic in her home to find recognizable dead bodies and the corresponding missing flyers next to them; she knows that her husband is the killer of these people. Proulx shows the readers how people will do anything to have some sort of human contact, especially since Rancher Croom does not have a strong
As I Lay Dying Analysis A death in the family results in hard times and how we react to it. In the novel, As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner describes the life of a poor, dysfunctional family traveling across rural Mississippi to bury their deceased wife and mother. Faulkner uses point of view to allow the reader to experience the emotion, mindset, and struggle of each individual character. The wife and mother, Addie, is on her death bed while her oldest son, Cash, is trying to perfectly build her coffin since he is a bit of a perfectionist in the story. Her other two sons, Darl and Jewel, continue to antagonize each other.
Often in literature a specific character is essential to illuminating the larger themes of the piece. In William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying, imagery and language are used to illustrate the fragility of existence and identity shown through his characters’ consciousness. The story revolves around the Bundren family, who are poor country folk, depicting an already ill Addie Bundren, whose dying wish is to be buried in Jefferson and her family’s journey getting her there. The family endures multiple obstacles before finally being able to burry Addie, along the way we see each character’s internal battles as well. Addie’s death triggers the reoccurring thought of death within the characters, ultimately altering their identities.
When the Mattie was devastated when this happened. When the gravediggers tried to bury grandfather's body Mattie would not let the gravediggers bury her grandfather without a prayer. This is why death is a big conflict in this book. Without the death Mattie would still be relying on others to take care of her. In end of the book Mattie believed her mother was dead until Mattie found Eliza and she told Mattie that her mother had went to the farm looking for her.
At the end of the story, Mrs. Mallards got what she deserved from karma. Mrs. Mallards gave the impression of mourning to her sister and her husband’s friend, Richards, when in fact she was actually relieved. When Richards found out that Mr. Mallards was dead, he did not have the nerve to tell Mrs. Mallards. It was her sister, Josephine, who told her. After her sister had told her, Mrs. Mallards when up to her room alone.
Addie’s one simple wish to be buried in Jefferson, steered the entire novel into treacherous waters, and eventually to the unexpected calamity of the Bundren’s self-destruction. Even as Addie laid in the coffin on the journey to Jefferson, the family had many more motives than to just rightfully bury Addie. Faulkner emphasizes the cliché of women in the era by over exaggerating Addie and Dewey Dell’s roles. Dewey Dell, the only daughter in the Bundren family, is expected as the only Bundren woman, to usurp her mother’s job after she dies and raise the family at the age of seventeen as the matriarch. Women were rarely seen as anything but child reproduction machines.
In Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, Susie Solomon stands as the protagonist of the novel whose life is cut short by her foil character, Mr. Harvey. In Susie’s narration of her family’s coping with her unexpected murder, she emits pure love and tenderness in a naively large supply for everyone until, and in most cases after, her final interaction with Mr. Harvey. Even in her death and her placement in purgatory, “[Susie] worried that [her] sister, left alone, would do something rash”(29) and “[she] wanted to kiss [Franny] lightly on the cheek or have [Franny] hold [her]”(41). This natural desire to protect her sister and to give/receive comfort from her friend similarly condemned to purgatory shows how her death did not change her character,
He would never understand how so many children went missing”(Sebold,2002, p. 60). His acceptance that the dead are no longer with them. For Abigail, Susie is her first daughter and the one who originally made her a mother; the picture makes her feel as though she was punished for not wanting Susie. In the end Abigail leaves the portrait at the airport, symbolizing her transition out of the trauma of Susie’s death. Ray only to discover it again when he goes to college.
While he is traveling he sees a girl running playfully away from a guy and she slips and falls into the river. Frankenstein tries to saves her but she is dead, then the young man takes the girl from him and shoots him in the shoulder while he tries to pursue them. “Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” (Shelley 101). He is in so much pain and loneliness that he hates mankind and plans to have eternal revenge on all mankind and especially Victor his creator. Also the monster shows hatred vengeance towards mankind when he burns down the cottage of De Lacey.