He starves himself, he learns love, he thinks of suicide… Fortunately, he meets a ferryman, who becomes his best friend also his “teacher”, and helps him find the ultimate way to achieve enlightenment. Siddhartha abandons his relationships, money, and education which bring him happiness, and in the twenty first century, these still bring happiness as the essential steps to take. Relationship makes Siddhartha’s life more meaningful and significant. Kamala, the woman Siddhartha likes, makes a change of Siddhartha’s life, and she has an influence on him, just like it claims in the book: “But still he returned to the lovely Kamala, learned the art of love, practiced the cult of pleasure, where more than anywhere else giving and taking became one, chatted with her, learned from her gave her advice, took her advice”(59). Siddhartha plays with people around him, and the matters of business, but eventually he returns to Kamala, his lover and also his teacher.
Hally is embarrassed of his father’s drinking habits, but even more ashamed of the night when his black servant had to carry his drunk father back home and clean up the mess he made in his pants. Hally’s conversation with Sam and expression of resentment brings out his authentic feelings towards his father, which is not hatred, but
Even though Selena died young she still had a memorable life. First and foremost, Selena had a lot of ups and downs in her personal life. Selena met her husband when he got the job as her lead guitarist. When they started dating her dad was not gonna have it and fired Chris. The happy couple was not gonna let Selena’s dad get in the way so they decided to get married behind his back.
Ivan has been average since birth; he is the middle son with a blend of personality in “between the two [elder and younger brothers]” (47). Therefore, conformity molds Ivan to become even more “ordinary” (47) as he loses his personal identity to “resemble all people of a certain kind” (57). Juxtaposed by Ivan’s frustration that losing his life over the curtain is “terrible and stupid”(72), Tolstoy presents materialism as a false sense of fulfilment. This is because recollections of Ivan’s childhood are his only fulfilling, pleasant memories. The writer uses free indirect discourse to describe the “special taste” of Ivan’s “raw, shriveled French prunes”, decreasing the use of a third-person omniscient voice as Ivan reflects deeper about a life lack of authenticity.
Once a chronic drunk, Carton at least can refrain from drinking around the Darnay family, showing his increased respect and care for others. His final act in the world, however, is what brings him full redemption for his struggle. As Darnay is sentenced to the guillotine, Carton decides to take his place and die for him, and for his family. Dickens sums up what Carton died for with a soliloquy, where he says, “I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants…I know that each was not more honoured and held sacred in the other’s soul, than I was in the souls of both.” Even though Carton
Critical Analysis: Schindler's List is, by far, one of the best films ever made from start to finish. With the use of incredible actors, brilliant cinematography, and superb storytelling and structure, this film has deserved its place in everyone's hearts and it award of 'Best Picture” at the Oscars. This year will mark the 25th anniversary of Schindler's List receiving the elusive award and, even today, the film is still a fantastic sight and deserves the utmost respect. One of the film's many strengths is the cast. Roles of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), Izhtak Stern (Ben Kingsley), and Amon Göth (Ralph Fiennes) perform extraordinarily throughout the film's entirety.
I’d adored him from a distance for five years before he even looked at me, and then there was a beautiful time when I still adored him and he started looking at me, and then just as he was looking at me more and more, I discovered quite by accident what an awful hypocrite he was, and now he wanted me to marry him and I hated his guts,” (52). Esther loved Buddy from a distance for a long time. After she found out more about him, she started disliking him. There are many reasons for this in the following paragraphs. Esther is a nonconformist.
Having to read about how a young childish boy falls in love with his best friend 's older sister really makes you think about how you were once this boys age, and once had that young love. Reading about Gabriel and his non returning love from his wife makes you hope that you never have to go through something like that yourself. James Joyce does a phenomenal job at explaining how the realization of both the boy and the old man don’t get the love they feel they deserve/ want. The ages of both protagonists might be different, but the overall feeling of losing someone or something is the same. The amount of time that the little boy did in waiting for the nerve to talk to the girl, the waiting for school to be over so he could see her,
Jackson: More Than Face Value From being a college dropout to a divorced, homeless alcoholic, the narrator of Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem”, Jackson Jackson, represents everything I hope to never become. But why do I still like him? The fact that he spends what little money he has on “bottles of imagination” (16), drinks until he passes out, and then wakes up on a set of railroad tracks is enough to convince me that I do not want to end up this way. But, considering all of this, Jackson has some qualities that make me look past this behavior. I find that I like Jackson because, despite his situation, he exhibits compassion and generosity toward others.
George describes their childhood, “‘I knowed his Aunt Clara...When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin'. Got kinda used to each other after a little while’" (Steinbeck 40). The background information that Steinbeck gives the reader summarizes the origin of George and Lennie’s relationship. It of course, hints as to why they are inseparable. Steinbeck also depicts George as someone that is greatly honest and true to his word as he is still loyal to Lennie even after a promise made such a long time ago.