I feel fat. I feel like I’ve been saving up a lot of things and don’t know what. I might even start reading books.” (Pg 64) Audiences learn that Montag doesn’t have the knowledge to have choices or excitement so he is depressed. Because Montag is living a simple life controlled by the government, he doesn’t have any uniqueness. To conclude, without choices created by gaining knowledge, life is boring and
There were times when I felt completely fed up with him; especially when it came to making the lunches because he would always wake up late despite me telling him to wake up earlier to help. My experience is similar to the story since in both cases, women are expected to cook food for the rest of the family. Also, in both cases, the person we relied on left the house and the rest of the family was exposed to a new situation and had to figure out a way to continue through their daily lives without the help of the person that left. After that, we gain a sense that we should not always take someone’s actions for granted and we should show more gratitude to the person who has done many things for us. In conclusion, we might not always know what we should be grateful towards, but when it comes to the people who are always there for us, we should at least let them know in one way or
According to Ung, the genocide has taken a huge toll on Pa’s personality. When Luong keeps pestering Pa to tell her when they will return to their normal lives, Pa responds, “You have to forget Phnom Penh’ Pa has never spoken so bluntly before, and slowly the reality of what he says sinks in” (Ung 40). Pa could usually tolerate Luong’s countless questions, but now he is very dismissive of Luong and has less patience with her. Pa exhibits his attitude change when the author reflects on the fact that “I hardly ever sit on his lap anymore. I miss his hugs and how he used to make me laugh at old Chinese stories” (43).
George didn’t want Lennie’s last moments in the hands of Curly but also it would’ve been painful for George to watch Lennie be killed. Most of the characters in this book are seen as lonely because of their problems. What made them different then most of the people who worked there was that they dreamt of having something of their own. This was known as the American Dream but what was different about their dream is that they try to accomplish it by saving up their money. Unlike others who spent their money on a cathouse and not give effort to accomplish their dreams.
The turmoil of business is much greater than in the home office, and on top of that I’m subject to the worries about train connections, the bad meals at irregular hours, an intercourse with people that constantly changes, never lasts, never becomes cordial.” (Page 11-12, Kafka). “I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too.” (Page 23, Dostoyevsky). Even though they were both set during the 1800s, the themes are still relevant today. They embody what it
The speaker talks about harvesting and cooking which are usually positive activities, but it creates an unhappy environment. All the speaker talks about are his father and his death, which the reader can conclude with evidence from the text. The speaker also uses a nostalgic tone to show the absence of his father in his life. The speaker cherished his memories with his father and regrets not doing more. In the very last line, the speaker says, “What more could I, a young man, want”(21), this represents the speaker’s youth and how his father should be there to mentor.
We can see that the introduction quickly contrasts the ideas of perfection and flaws to show that the United States was not perfect. Another quote to show that the United States wasn’t perfect is on pg. 4 as it says, “The painted pondered the mournful puzzle of life demanding to be born and, once born, demanding to be fruitful...to multiply and to live as long as possible… He knew he would never paint again… he decided he had had about enough of life in the Happy Garden of life too, and he came slowly down from the ladder.” This piece of text shows that some people weren’t happy with this way of living. The painter had been 200 years old, which means he lived before the law of overpopulation was issued. After seeing Wehling kill three people to make space for triplets, he reflects on life, knowing that he also wanted to get away from this kind of society, and schedules an appointment with the Federal Bureau to volunteer to kill himself.
This is just one of the many people who comment on McCandless’s small weight. This shows that McCandless was constantly hungry, but he still did not decide to go home. He enjoyed living this way. Also, he encountered many unpleasant events in the wild such as “a crown [falling] off one of his molars” (Krakauer 164) and “fly and mosquito hordes” (Krakauer 166). These events were months before his death, so he could have decided to go home before it was too late, but he does not.
Choosing Your Consequences In life we are lead through many decisions, we’re constantly making them, regretting them, and just expressing our free will. When we read stories about personal experiences we should always stop to wonder how the decisions the character makes affects them. Bartleby, Wakefield and Thoreau all seems to make the decision to use their free will but soon realize that when we express free will, there will always be consequences. In the short story “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville , the main character Bartleby “prefers not to” work at a dead end job and ends up dying out of starvation. In Nathaniel Hawthorne 's “Wakefield” the main character chooses to temporarily leave his marriage for twenty years and ends
“The ghost of wit isn’t well liked but once people got to know him they learned a lot” (Poe 10.) It is a huge tragedy how people cannot look past someone’s disability and get to know them. This story isn’t about killing the King, its all about how its crucial to get to know people even if they are a little different. Back in the day, killing was (unfortunately) very common. Today whenever there is a murder it will make the front page, but back then people would just shrug when they heard the news of a killing.
The reason for my answer is that because nowadays everyone uses credit cards and if you use a credit card you have to pay every penny back , and that would show you are struggling with money. “Buying food on credit would have advertised our dire straits and was, for my very proud uncle, out of the question”. this shows the author 's uncle was afraid to use the credit because he does not want to advertise he is poor. This proves that the author’s from “Fish Cheeks” “Crabs” and “How To Date” argue that growing up as a person of color in America is tough because they struggle with
Things have become so atrocious that George Washington had to ask the Congressional Committee for more money. I doubt they have any to give, for they are more focused on the bigger picture, rather than a few deteriorated soldiers (Doc B). Dr.Waldo wrote in his journal, “A general cry thro’ the camp this evening among the soldiers, “No meat! No meat!” -The distant vales echoed back the melancholy sound- “No meat! No meat!” This tells how us soldiers have been starving for quite a while now, and most of us are done dealing with the hardships.
What does the text SAYS What the text DOES “Nothing is beautiful and true.” (p.43) I chose this quote because even though Oskar wanted to be like his father so much, he was still traumatized by the tragedy. Ever since his father died, he has become a more complex thinker. “There are so many different ways to die, I just need to know which was his.” Oskar does not accept his father’s death until he has finds a reasonable explanation for how it happened. “Every time I left the apartment to go searching for the lock, I became a little lighter, because I was getting closer to Dad. But I also became a little heavier, because I was getting farther from Mom.” (pg.
Morrie explains in the quote how he looks at aging as an opportunity. Most people are afraid of death and aging as far as what I do now. Morrie sees aging as a accomplishment ,such as a milestone instead of a down fall. Some people die young which is a terrible site, but with aging comes mishaps like not being able to do things yourself needing an assistant. Most people aren 't happy when their not able to walk , take baths , are even cook for themselves.