An eccedentesiast is someone who hides behind their own smile; was Dally Winston, the bad hood boy, from S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders fit Charle C. Finn’s poem about being an eccedentesiast? S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is about a group of close friends called Greasers going against rich, stuck up Socs, while Finn’s poem is about not revealing your true feelings and emotions around you, from the fear of not being accepted or understood. Dally fits Finn’s poem for two reasons, he hides whatever his true feelings may be from his gang to keep his reputation, and not showing a mutual love for Johnny, where it is evident there is.
The question being asked is if Nick Carraway an honest narrator. This question is being asked due to mixed emotions of this particular narrator. At times it feels like Nick is holding back his honest opinion because he doesn 't want to hurt anyone or just because Nick doesn 't want to say the harsh truth. This affects the story at times such as Nick knowing about Tom 's mistress and never telling Daisy about her. Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle.
In contrast, in Doctor Faustus, after stealing Faustus’ conjuring book, Robin struggles to read the Latin from the book and stumbles through it, with Dick acknowledging that neither of them are able to read it: Robin: (Reading) A per se--a; t, h, e--the; o per se--o; deny orgon--gorgon. Keep further from me, O thou illiterate and unlearned
John McWilliams also believes that Mark twain‘s attack on Cooper is not justified. He thinks that Cooper does have his flaws as a writer, but that Mark is taking the smallest in accuracy and changing of the story to prevent people from seeing the truth
Li Cunxin, in his blog, writes that at the end of the story, it is learned by the readers that Baba turned out to be a thief who stole the truth from Amir and Hassan. However, he also turned out to be someone who tried his best to confront his sins and redeem them by building orphanages, fixing Hassan's harelip, and helping others in general (Li Cunxin, Levy98's Blog). Unlike Baba, Amir was afraid of confronting his sins. In the novel, Baba, with reference to Amir, says, "A boy won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything" (page 22, chapter3) which foreshadows how Amir was unable to face his sin, unlike
There are multiple times in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky that Raskolnikov’s mentality towards his actions change drastically. Although the ending of Crime and Punishment may suggest that Raskolnikov has a chance at redemption, his mental state is far too inconsistent to come to this conclusion. In one chapter, Raskolnikov is remorseful and deeply regrets his actions, even telling himself that he will confess, but in another, he acts as if he never even committed the crime and he believes that there is no chance of him ever being caught for his wrongdoings. Raskolnikov’s first attitude towards what he has done is shown immediately after he murders Aliona and Lizaveta. After Raskolnikov commits the crime, he is in utter shock that he was actually able to go through with his intended actions.
While Montresor pretends to be a good friend to Fortunato, it is strange that Fortunato does not realize the problems between them. In order to be believable for readers, the insults must be very painful for Montresor, so it urges him to commit such a crime. “The Cask of Amontillado” is missing an important element of Montresor’s motivation to punish Fortunato by burying him alive. Montresor neglects to explain how Fortunato insults him as the story lays the foundation at the opening paragraph, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” (Poe 866); however, no evidence to be found in the story to support Montresor’s claim. No one would not know what Fortunato did to Montresor and should the insults lead to
At the end of the store, these secrets are divulged. Whenever Amir lets Hassan get rapped by the bully, Assef, readers realize that Hassan isn’t the person portrayed at the beginning of the book. This is especially shown whenever Amir keeps this as a secret for the ongoing years. If he would have tried to help Hassan, then readers would be able to sympathize toward both characters, not just Hasan. The reasoning behind Amir’s innocence in the situation is because he was “scared,” he didn’t want to “confront” Assef.
He portrays his ego when referring to the readers of the Harry Potter series, assuming that the readers “simply will not read superior fare, such as Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Wind in the Willows’ or the ‘Alice’ books of Lewis Carroll” and seemingly belittling anyone that would read a Harry Potter novel as not understanding great literature. As a result, any reader of Bloom’s review could easily feel offended and not want to continue reading the review. This use of an ad hominem attack harms the quality of the writing as it offends the reader and does not give any support of an argument, but instead is only intended to offend readers of Harry
His downfall can be foreshadowed throughout the play, and one of the most significant reasons is because of his anger and aggression. Sometimes people say comments that they do not mean due to anger, but that is no excuse for Creon. He takes it to a whole new level that causes most to be afraid of him. Which in a way, leads to him believing that his decisions are right, due to no one standing up to him. This is clearly shown when the Sentry indicates, "I didn 't do it.