The increasing harshness of his life is causing him to sink deeper and deeper into his own dream world. WILLY: I’m definitely going to get one. Because lots of time I’m on the road, and I think to myself, what I must be missing on the radio! HOWARD: Don’t you have a radio in the car? (Act 2) Willy comes off looking like a fool when he attempts to lie in order to impress Howard and soothe his own insecurities.
Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher, once said, “The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.” No one can change what has happened, we can only change what will happen. In the play, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny-pincher, failed to notice that he cannot change what has happened but can only better himself as a person. As luck would have it, Scrooge realized that despite his vile acts he could change himself into a giving man. Originally, Scrooge was a grumpy man. In the beginning of A Christmas Carol Scrooge speaks very disrespectfully to his nephew, Fred.
I’m afeard-’ ‘I’ll give you all of it!’ Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.” (Twain 19) In this scene Thomas Sawyer, like many other kids his age doesn’t like to work. So when Tom’s friend Ben, comes over to brag, Tom uses his cleverness and Ben’s gullibilty to his advantage. Tom tries to make Ben think that whitewashing the fence is exceptional chance. Ben gives in because he thinks it would make him unique if he does it. In this example, Ben is manipulated by Tom, Twain shows that even in our everyday lives, human nature never
Yet, he does not appear to be a severely negative character who would deserve such a horrible untimely end. It is implied that Montresor is crazy and could have imagined the insult towards him. The fact that he does not explain at all the reasons for his actions indicates that he might not have wanted to come across Fortunato's reaction, who would immediately start persuading Montresor that the insult never took place. Montresor murders an innocent person in a particularly cruel way inducing as much horror and desperation within the victim before death is possible. Thankfully, the author omits how Fortunato feels in his last moments when there is either not enough air or water after his prison is
In doing so, he allowed his monomania to be his one focus and forgot about everything else in his life. Victor said, “… my mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose.” (pg.42) He wanted to learn more than he should’ve known. He stated to Robert Walton, “Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge,” and goes on to say, “and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.” (pg. 47) To pursue this knowledge and then seek revenge after his creation, controlled Victor mentally. He is a monster because not only his actions showed it, but his mind was consumed as well.
Example/Quote Explanation Body Paragraph 2: The second step of a tragedy is an introduction to a problem. Willy stated, “I suddenly couldn 't drive anymore. The car kept going off onto the shoulder, y’know?” (Miller 13). This was just beginning of the downward spiral of Willy’s problems. He was on a business trip up the east coast when suddenly he returned home surprising Linda by his early return.
One other example to this flaw can be outlined in the following scenario; I am holding a set of keys and my friend who is the owner of them is impaired, my friend is persistent in getting his keys back; according to Cepalus my only concern is to return the keys to the rightful owner, but by doing so I will enable them to drive under the influence and possible cause an accident because of it. Cephalus states that my responsibility is to return what does not belong to me and nothing more, yet if by doing this my friend ends up hurting or killing an innocent driver then wouldn’t this be a unjust act? Then it is transparent that it is not always right to return your debts. Due to the Religious aspect of Cephalus’ reasoning it is likely that he does not differentiate between legality and justice because he believes it to be one, if all law rests on the weight of authority then Cephalus does not see a difference in law and justice because the gods have authority of
Everyone wants to live the American Dream, the ideals which means that if hard work is put into something, than there will be great success. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy, tries to live the American Dream but can 't achieve it. Throughout the play, music and theft are used as motifs to show the successes and failures of Willy. The flute is the first and last sound that is heard in the book. It 's used as a motif to connect Willy Loman 's vague memory of his father, a flute-maker and salesman.
Seuss in the very popular book Horton Hears a Who. While life is forming it is unjust to stop it because….? It is as if you are asking a murderer why they killed someone, and they respond because it was out of convenience because the person they killed was a bother, or they had some type of conflict with that person. Anyone speaking to this person would say that their reasoning does not make sense, and it is clear that those reasons are not sufficient. That person’s life was not theirs to take.
When Atticus “pushed his glasses to his forehead,” he is attempting to see what he is about to. He knows that killing is wrong, so “he dropped them in the street.” Atticus could not bear to watch as he went against what he believed. Any other person with a shot as good as Atticus’ would have shot the dog without question. But unlike the others, Atticus makes one last attempt as he “blinks hard,” to try to fathom what his actions will do. He wants to give the dog a chance, much like how he wants to give Tom Robinson a chance.
"Well, I was thinking you could drive us up," I said innocently, working my way up to the real "ask." "What, and have me wait in the car all day for you guys to come back? I 'm not interested in hiking up that mountain with you. You remember, don 't you, Frank drove us to the upper trailhead in his Scout and the hike from there was tough enough." "Well, that 's it, see, I 'm thinking you could just drop us off on Saturday.
I want to tell him, but I don 't want to get punched. Or shot in the head. Again," (Alexie 44). Zits decides to keep quiet to save himself from the consequences he could have faced if he would have spoke up; this action defines him and shows how he can control his behavior. Also, after they killed Junior contemplates the actions of Hank, "Maybe Hank Storm killed people.
However, what if his family all dies in car accident? He decides repress by all good and bad memories because he simply does not want to remember any of it because it will bring him emotional pain. In conclusion, I believe that memories in general are real, and theorized about negative and positive
He was hesitant, but they knew he would need it. He probably knew Lennie would do something foolish that could kill him and he needed a backup plan for the farm. He didn’t want to make him survive on his own, but rather, “I want you to stay with me, Lennie. Jesus Christ, somebody’d shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself. No, you stay with me” (Steinbeck 13).
The topic I chose is Bernard thinking that thinks good grades are all that matter and Biff thinking that all you need is to be well liked. Biff thinks that all he needs in life is be well liked. Biff thinks this way because Willy stressed that on his son 's when they were young. For example on page 33, Willy says, "the man who creates personal interest is the man gets ahead." Biff thought and believed this to a point that he followed everything his dad said and is now struggling to find himself in life without the popularity.