If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” explores the theme of sanity and the effects it can have on people. Having many fears and choosing to not face them can result in the deterioration of people. In Roderick’s case, he spends much of his time feeling scared, so he becomes insane. Ironically, Roderick becomes “a victim to the terrors he anticipated” (15). The aspects of the story such as the house and his sister loom upon him with darkness because he cannot overcome his
Macbeth’s reaction alone depicts the inconsistent fear that Macbeth has inside him; however, due to his crave for power, he strives to pursue his goal in killing Duncan. In contrast, after killing Duncan, Macbeth is filled with guilt and remorse, and soon after he begins to lose his mind. In the second scene, he says, “methought I heard a voice cry ‘sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep’” (16). This quote illustrates the image of Macbeth losing both his sanity and sleep, as he is now unable to find peace while sleeping.
He pounds his battered fists on the desk top brutally, almost sobbing his outrage" (Forman 136). When he feels that all hope is lost and no one will help him, he sits down in his office and cries out of resentment and anger towards the town people for being cowardly. In The Most Dangerous Game, Rainsford never shows weakness; he convinces himself not to lose his nerve. "I will not lose my nerve. I will not" (Connel 19).
(5) This metaphor of a bulldog and a backyard that change dimensions represents his struggle with his sexual as well as his national identity. Throughout the novel, he continues to deny his bi- or homosexual desires to his friends, and most importantly to himself. The “spectacle” he is going to present to himself is that of his experience with Joey; the “bulldog” that he has ran away from and whom he tried to forget about. But now, after moving to Paris, this bulldog has grown “bigger”, representing the denial of his more mature love for Giovanni. Like the bulldog, he considers his love for another man
We get jumped by the Socs.” A large part of the novel is devoted to Ponyboy’s escape. Through that time the main character of The Outsider is separated from his older brothers and he has to face many dangers which involve hand-to hand combat, fire knives and even guns. Right after being separated from his siblings Pony is attacked by one of the Socs who grabbed him and hold his head under the frigid water of a fountain, Ponyboy almost drowns, when he wakes up, he finds out that Johnny killed the boy who almost killed him. This death will lead to more violence between the gangs who will fight in order to defend the honor of their own. Without meaning to, the two young boys started initiating events, and worsen tensions.
Staples is fearful because he is a black male in the late seventies and early eighties where people looked at them differently as if they were bad people, even though staples is as any other american working towards his dream. In the essay he says he’s fearful when he had written a story and was rushing to the office to show his editor and as he entered the building they had security chase after him, mistakenly thinking he was a burglar. He says, “ I had no way of proving who I was. I could only move briskly toward the company of
He begins the movie as a father who is looking to get a job for his writing at a hotel. Although to begin with he may be a loving father to Danny, he still has some anger built up within himself. After moving into the hotel, he gradually begins to become more irritable with people interrupting him while he is working in the main lobby. At the same time Jack is writing his book, he appears to be seen in a red sweater, that once was worn by the previous caretaker who murdered his family at the Overlook hotel. Jack becomes overwhelmed by the isolation, in which he begins to change into the psychopath killer.
Victor’s attitude toward science drastically changed as it begin to breath. Even though Victor desperately ran away from the monster he created, he could not escape from responsibility of his own creation. Everywhere he went, including his hometown or the beautiful valley of Charmounix, he was always shaken by the fact that his tedious monster was loose, hunting both his mind and body. Moreover, every time Victor try to distract his gruesomeness by appreciating and enjoying the present, he would be always dragged toward darkest memories from his past and his future full of anxiety. Such that whenever Victor encountered his inhumane creation, he does not reconsider his creation’s feelings, but rather easily become swayed by his own morality; that his creation was the only cause of his suffering and it should be exterminated.
In “The Most Dangerous Game”, Rainsford has the odds completely stacked against him. The general believes he has killed Rainsford, and returns to his home at night. To the general’s surprise, Rainsford is in his room, waiting for him. Although he knew he had won the game, “Rainsford did not smile. ‘I am still a beast at bay,’ he said, in a low, hoarse voice.