Motif is shown throughout the novel by the repetition of imagination and fear. The author Ammaniti uses contrast between Antonio Natale and Michele Amitrano through personalities, and the child world and adult world through challenges and obstacles. Contrast between Antonio and Michele is evident when Antonio demands Barbara Mura to show her genitals, as in Antonio’s perspective she lost the race, not Michele, so she must perform the forfeit. This is because Antonio has something against Barbara, so “his sadistic mind got to work” (page 19) and he decided on her to do something humiliating in front of all the other boys. This impacts the audience as they would feel disgusted with Antonio, and sympathy for Barbara.
The only thing to do is run. Sledge describes his first reaction of his team getting slaughtered as “A wild desperate feeling of anger, frustration and pity gripped me. It was an emotion that always would torture my mind when I saw men trapped and was unable to do anything but watch as they were hit. My own plight forgotten momentarily, I felt sickened to the depths of my soul. I asked God, ‘why, why, why?’ I turned my face away and wished that I were imagining it all.
‘What the hell you laughin’ at?’ Lennie looked blankly at him. ‘Huh?’ Then Curley’s rage exploded.”(Steinbeck 62) Curley fights people for no apparent reason, and this time it came back to bite him. “George was on his feet yelling, ‘Get him, Lennie. Don’t let him do it.’”(63) Lennie then proceeds to break Curley’s hand, and Curley realizes he shouldn’t have messed with Lennie. Curley also treats his wife as property, as the author doesn’t even give her a name.
The creature was trying to help this girl, but he was punished because of his looks (101). This causes his fury to build into evil and bitterness: “Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind,” (101). The creature was in pain from being shot, and he vowed to get revenge against all humans (101). Without friends, the creature has felt no love or kindness from anyone, except from blind De Lacey (95-96). This need for friends has developed into him being evil; where as if he had friends, then he probably would not want to cause pain and misery upon everyone.
What he found did not please him, and he panics upon his discovery of Doodle’s limp body, crying out for him as he held Doodle in his arms. The narrator calls for Doodle, saying “Let’s go, Doodle” (564). Upon not receiving an answer, he lifts his head to discover Doodle “had been bleeding from the mouth, and his neck and front of his shirt were stained a brilliant red” (564). The narrator cries out “Doodle! Doodle!” (564) all the while shielding him from the rain, the final consequence of the pride that ruled the life of the narrator.
Long story short he was a cruel,evil and and cold-hearted man who had no sympathy. Silence is later developed and brought to the story to explain due to Trujillo and his awful actions. For instance, silence was developed because they afraid speaking about Trujillo and they never could really speak up to him and demand for their
I began to weep, and the tear- blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis.” Because his pride got in the way and made him push his brother too hard, his brother
Achilles insanity was broken for a short period of time when the kindly King Priam to talk to Achilles in his tent, to beg for his son, Hector's, body back. "These words stirred within Achilles a deep desire / to grieve for his own father. …Priam wept freely for man-killing Hector, throbbing, crouching before Achilles' feet / as Achilles wept himself," (605) This quote clearly shows Achilles showing great emotion, crying with Priam. If Achilles can be sad, he is not just full of rage. Although he can be an angry monster, Achilles can show his feelings.
When Kenzo sees Sachi for the first time since he separated himself from her, "...he [turns] to Sachi and [tears] the scarf away from her face...'To think I wasted all these years on a monster.' " (Pg.67). The phrase "wasted all these years on a monster" shows Kenzo's anger coming into play and takes him as far as calling Sachi a monster. Kenzo's anger pushes him to insult Sachi for his personal flaw of only loving her for her physical beauty. The phrase "[tears] the scarf away" emphasizes the anger that Kenzo had building up within him that Sachi's beauty may actually be gone forever.
When they moved the sheet, neither saw the krait that Harry said had been laying on his stomach. The doctor sarcastically asked if Harry was sure he had seen the krait. Harry was taken aback by the sarcasm. The sarcastic comment made Harry angry, along with the stress he had been under for the many past hours and his misreading of the situation. Even though Harry believed he saw a krait slither onto his stomach, there was nothing there.