Ala Eddin Saleq makes the point that the “Characters' silence[s] is indicative of their inability to communicate with (each)other, reflect(ing) a recurring theme in Carver's fiction. Often his stories are about discourse itself, ways people communicate or fail to communicate, demonstrating consequences of various modes of discourse” (Sadeq). The silence, like most things in the narrators life, makes him uncomfortable, yet to Robert he seems to be covered with a sense of relaxation and peace, something the narrator longs
This quote shows much of how Holden feels as he uses depressed and lonesome together in the novel. The way Holden feels is that when he is lonely it makes depressed. Holden tries to not be lonely and talk to anyone around him including the hat check girl. Another quote that shows
It’s said that “Scrooge started back, appalled.” The use of a short sentence emphasises the immediate nature of Scrooge’s reaction. The word “appalled” also shows the disgust, apprehension, and horror that Scrooge felt in reaction to these children, signifying to the reader that these characters are particularly pitiful. This is amplified when Scrooge goes to compliment the children, “but the words choked themselves, rather than be parties to a lie of such enormous magnitude.” The personification of the words shows the extent of the lie – Scrooge truly can’t justify complimenting Ignorance and Want, alluding to their truly dreadful and pitiful nature. Through this, Dickens uses Scrooge to show the true nature of Ignorance and
Bruce is also difficult to take seriously, emotionally exhausted and also a liar, though not shameless. Jay Gatsby and Bruce Bechdel share the fact that they are both very secretive, complex men. The “suspension of the imaginary in the real” (65) is the way that the two cope with their difficulties and troubles, and is the most severe commonality that they share. They both attempt to make ties with people in their lives, but these ties are tenuous at best. “Perhaps affectation can be so thoroughgoing,” writes Bechdel,
One of the overall motifs in the novel is loneliness. This idea is repeated many times but has a major effect on the creature as it is this loneliness that drives him to commit the crimes that he makes. This idea of loneliness being one of the worst things possible is also seen when the creature does everything possible to make sure that Victor ends up alone and miserable the way that he had for so many years. This idea conveys the impression that the creature is just a child because it shows its vulnerability and expresses the desire that creature has which is to not be alone anymore. When the creature goes and spends some time watching a family he feels less lonely and this makes him feel happy like he says, “Happy, happy earth!
He’ll only know someone is hurting him because Daddy was bad. He’ll be very frightened.”(Quitters 218) Morrison is so close to tears after hearing that and calls Donatti a “... filthy bastard.”(Quitters 218) This validates the thought of his wife and son suffering from his mistakes causes enough pain for him to avoid smoking. Further, When Morrison considers the
He sets a somber and self-pitying tone towards the audience. Hooper believes,like most other human beings, that he has sorrow strong enough to be epitomized by a black veil. Hooper states that he is not at ease with seeing a reflection of himself in a mirror, which apprises that he is not happy with himself substituting for others sins. Hooper is an ironic character because as well as he affecting the community’s outlook of him, he is also immensely affecting himself. Hawthorne uses imagery to depict how Rev.
that this too too solid flesh would melt") is disturbing- it shows us the unsettled and broken man the young prince has become, and the instability of his mind. However, it also calls out to those of us who have experienced the same dark thoughts as Prince Hamlet. It is not uncommon to wonder about life after death and the existence of a God, but his suicidal thoughts call out to a smaller audience- those who have faced the same struggles Hamlet does, and this shows us the darker but more human side of the prince in a different light.The members of this group see themselves in his soliloquys and relate to his constant fear and delight at the idea of death. The existential crisis the young prince suffers throughout the course of the play can also raise many questions for the audience, as well as for Hamlet. As we analyse the play more closely it is more likely that we will try to answer some of the questions Hamlet asks in his soliloquys ("For in that sleep of death what dreams may come", "For who would bear the whips and scorns of time...
Conversely some believe, he should not have confessed in the beginning. Dimsdale should have confessed in the beginning. There are three reasons to support this argument, physical pain, lives changed, and a guilt ridden conscience. Physical pain was largely demonstrated when Dimsdale would whip himself as a form of punishment. He was extremely ill due to the fact that his guilt was eating away at him.
Crooks is explaining that although he’s used to being alone like this he is frustrated and bitter because of his loneliness. Steinbeck shows Crooks’ frustration with the other men by writing that Crooks “whined” these words (73). This description, as well as the actual dialogue, demonstrates the depth of the character’s