From the beginning of the novel, Capote showcases Perry Smith a likable character. Although he ended up being one of the murderers of the Clutter family, the readers often felt sorry for him. In the beginning of the novel the reader finds out that Perry was actually very nervous about committing the crime, he and Dick were on the road to do. Capote made it seem like Perry
He uses an empathetic use of alliteration by narrating his inner feelings described as “a sudden swell of helplessness.” (55) He also reveals to us that he feared embarrassment. Everybody who reads this knows the pressure and expectations for something and not being able to do it. “All those eyes on me-the town, the whole universe-and I couldn't risk the embarrassment.” (57) He feels the guilt and pressures of everybody around him. He feels as though if he does not to go war, he would be seen as not “masculine” or heroic. This helps his emotions stand out and be known
“They shared the weight of memory. They took up what other could no longer bear. Often, they carried each other, the wounded or the weak”(O’Brien 14). The soldiers see terrible things they even watch their friends die. In psychology there is a myth that we can repress our memories, but that is because false negative memories are stored to let us defend for our survival.
More specifically, Oedipus faced an unknown truth, a task to save his people, and a moment of grief to represent is blind ending. Throughout the events he represented self-justice and an idea that the people were eventually going to respect and understand. As a lifetime of searching became a norm for Oedipus he discovered such a truth that hurt his soul and caused his wife and mother to kill themself. Although obtaining this notion, the king himself took risks that were greatly empowering and laborious. The whirlwind of emotions produced by each of the characters allowed justice to become more real and visual as the end became more authentic than ever before.
Characters and humans in everyday life tend to find love in people they would least expect it to come from. The roughest and most callous people can sometimes have the biggest heart and provide the most important care. In Portis’s novel, True Grit, one of the main protagonist, Rooster Cogburn, has had a very violent past that has created an identity for himself that seems almost impossible to reshape. Even though Rooster is portrayed as an unsympathetic character, he acts as a father figure to Mattie while she is vulnerable after her father's death. Being a deputy marshall for the Western District of Arkansas, Rooster Cogburn has one of the toughest jobs out there.
Most people can understand that when a soldier comes back from war, he is not going to be the same. He has seen too much and done too much to still be the innocent boy he had been. In the novel, The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh, he not only puts the effect of war for soldiers, but for regular civilians as well. The novel is saying that war affects females even though they could not fight in war. The message is conveyed through female characters that have felt sorrow and emptiness during and after the war.
They both suffered great loss, trauma, and not only a physical war, but also, a war within themselves. These books, all in all, are very much alike but they still have their differences the more you read into them. Henry and Charley are their own people and are different in a few ways. Though it was possible for both young men to have families, Charley surely made his admiration and concern for them more known. While, Henry, hardly seemed to mention his family.
Elie was deeply affected by fear leading him to have “more faith in Hitler than in anyone else”. Even though I haven’t experienced anything close to as devastating as this, I can still relate to what people like Elie experienced in my everyday life. Life is scary, even more so when you spend your
Courage, it’s a very important skill everyone has, yet not everyone uses. It’s a powerful force and an important weapon that everyone should have in their toolbox of knowledge, courage helps people overcome the difficult for something they think is right or wrong. It’s one of many skills all people should have and some, such as Atticus Finch show and use it more than others. In the story, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main character Atticus Finch demonstrates his courage by defending a an innocent black man in a rape trail. In which Finch already knows that he has lost at due to the times, but he is bent on leaving a long lasting mark even if he does rule.
The past can never be altered, yet so many feel an immense desire to change what has been done and save what has been lost. This yearning for something inconceivable brings pain and guilt. Psychologists around the world examine the weight individuals feel when faced with guilt. In particular, Martin Day and Ramona Bobocel specifically examine the physical weight of a guilty conscience. Four different studies were conducted, using the guilt from an experience to observe the behaviors and action that followed.