Cathedral’s Narrator In Raymond Carver’s story, “Cathedral,” he touches on the dangers of stereotypes and the importance of real communication. This story is told through the eyes of a judgmental narrator, who is also a husband. Though his character may seem dull at the beginning, his role helps shape the meaning of the story and is an example of the different themes. The narrator gives the reader a look inside the effects of being closed off, not valuing communication, and being judgmental. From the very beginning of the story, it is easy to pick up on the fact that the narrator does not have much of a social life outside of the house.
Dally was his role model, a tough hoodlum, who also went through some personality changes. Johnny was vulnerable, and as a result, people took advantage of him. The Socs were some of these people. He was brutally beaten by the Socs and lived in a constant state of fear that he would get hurt again. In The Outsiders, Ponyboy says, “But after the night of the beating, Johnny had been jumpier than ever...I didn’t think he’d ever got over it...Johnny never walked by himself after that” (34).
The narrator is able to casually lie to the police and is bold enough to invite them to rest above the hidden remains of the old man. However the narrators anger soon wavers and turns into guilt as the constant ticking of the heart is slowly deafening him. "It grew louder—louder—louder!" (Poe, 1843) He grows so guilty that he confesses his crime to the officers that he 'd so calmly lied to not long before. The narrators moral code once ignored is now so loud that he cannot bear it, it can no longer be silenced.
Scott Fitzgerald is written in first person perspective with Nick Carraway as the narrator because it enables the reader to gain a firm understanding of Nick Carraway’s character as well the events of the narrative. Nick Carraway’s statements alluding to his integrity as a narrator as well as his feelings for Jay Gatsby reveal a lot about his character despite him trying to remain independent of the story and withholding judgement. It’s the minor details that reveals what judgements he has which enables the reader to derive his character. In comparison, Schoemperlen’s uses of second person narration has a much different effect where the narrator’s character is revealed by distancing herself from the narrative and projecting it upon the narratee. Both styles are effective due to the type of narrative they’re telling and what they’re trying to convey to the reader.
This strict moral belief eventually leads to chaos and suffering, and Huck is forced to leave. Perhaps by making Buck similar in age, and by making their names so similar, Twain shows that Huck could have ended up like Buck if he had followed the path of moral belief rather than his own practical wisdom. Buck, of course, dies, leaving Huck to cry over him. The images of the disaster stemming from the Grangerfords' and Shepherdsons' moral belief haunt Huck as he admits, "lots of times I dream about them (Boone,
This is shown when Ponyboy runs away due to the physical violence of his brother, Darrel Curtis. This reaction, sparked by a negative family member, led to many consequences such as the death of Johnny and Dally. The second quote shows their family bringing and joining together. “Instead of me and Darry pulling him apart, he’d be pulling us together.” (177) This quote shows the Curtis family bringing together and realizing their own issues. The reunion of family led to a change in the personality of a character.
Through this ordeal, Spunk is forever changed for this is the moment that caused him to open up something that fear would take control over. He learns that although he was strong and could easily kill Joe, he himself would ultimately be his own downfall. Joe is the antagonist even though he is the weaker one between himself and Spunk. Joe knows that his beloved wife Lena has the hots for Spunk, but he has absolutely no intention of getting her back. There is even a full paragraph on the first page that explains his feelings on the situation.
He is in the middle of the fighting between two different classes. Therefore, he was changed by people around him. Ponyboy goes through many changes, but he is mostly impacted by Cherry, Johnny, and Darry. Classes could divide people into different parts, but not their hearts. Ponyboy discovered the positive side of Socs and make friend with Cherry after the conversation.
At the first part of the story, there are some conflicts between Ponyboy and Darry. Though Ponyboy’s narration he though his brother is strict and stiff, sometime he even believe Darry doesn’t love him at all. When Ponyboy wen home late, Darry was very worried about him. As a family leader and a austere person, he was mad at Ponyboy. After Darry yells at Soda, who was try to stick up for Ponyboy, Ponyboy explored.
By showing how Louis Zamperini suffers as a prisoner of war and his struggles after returning home, readers are able to see how faith can completely transform someone. Through countless trials of abuse and humiliation, Louie finds himself understanding the cruel extent of human suffering and how difficult it can be to escape from that suffering. “From the moment that Watanabe locked eyes with Louie Zamperini, an officer, a famous Olympian, and a man for whom defiance was second nature, no man obsessed him more” (Hillenbrand 244). This odd infatuation with Louie would soon cause hell on Earth for Louie, leaving him open to furious beatings and constant fear. Watanabe, or the Bird, would push Louie to extreme limits, depriving him physically and slowly shattering his mentality.
Chapter 1. “Ender walked around him and kicked him again… Stilson could not make a sound; he only doubled up and tears streamed out of his eyes… ‘You could probably beat me up pretty bad. But just remember what I do to people who try to hurt me.’ ” (7) Ender’s main objective is to extend his existence, because of this, he forgets his humanity and continues to inflict pain on Stilson. Ender knows what has to be done in order to prevent further, possibly fatal, attacks and demonstrates that he is willing to attack on the helpless to do so. (add more?)
The story constructed by Hewes has a deeply inspiring quality to it. However, it is my belief that although he does make efforts to disentangle the biographers and Hewes’ potential skewing of events, he does not go far enough at certain points. At times he seems to enable the old adage, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend” without due skepticism. The strength of Young’s article rests on how well he buttresses the more questionable parts of the story with well sourced and verifiable information. His use of such a wide array of evidence to substantiate his narrative when viewed holistically, make up for the shortcomings of his less reliable
As Ponyboy gets the time to see all of his actions he notices that he truly has a heart. He changes his opinion of Dally from this tough thug to this man with a heart when he realized, “Why can I take it when Dally can’t? And I knew Johnny was the only thing Dally loved. And now Johnny was gone”(S.E Hinton, pg 152). Ponyboy realized that had heart and that he loved Johnny.
His arms were destroyed as blood filled the space around him. Immediate shock and regret overtook his thoughts. Jack was on an emotional roller coaster. He shouted in rage and grief. His body eventually shut down from the ample amount
After darkness had fully consumed the room, the air around Bruno and Shmuel quickly began to constrict around their lungs. Bruno could feel Shmuel’s hand trembling in fear as they both started to hyperventilate. He could hear people passing out next to him, each gasping for any bit of air that was left. All Bruno could do was stand there and hear all of this madness unfold. Finally, his frantic thoughts were halted.