Oh, no. I’m gonna do all this stuff because I’m supposed to be alone.” Yet again Emerson has the same idea but he goes about being lonely differently. “I am not solitary while I read and write, but if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.” They both favor the idea of freedom in nature but know that when being alone, you can become
Observing the love and affection between others only increases the effect his own solitude has on him. He is aware of his otherness and knows that he is “shut out from intercourse” (84) with the people he holds so dear. It can be argued that this is the point where the creature’s humanity is the strongest throughout the course of story. He has a basic understanding of human societies, he speaks and reads their language, shows compassion and, most importantly, seeks their company and friendship. In his knowledge that social belonging is the missing component to his own happiness, he confronts the people he secretly observed only to, once again, be met with fear and anger (94-95).
For Thoreau, it seems that being the person that he wants to be is his dignity. Also, he says that he wants “to front only the essential facts of the nature”, and does not “wish to live what was not life” because “life is so dear” (135). He describes this hope through the novel, and his dignity seems to be a principle for his life. Therefore, we need further investigate the questions: what the person he wants to be, and what life is. Walden begins with the mention of the I, the first person.
One of which is that it is a self-representation of Lovecraft´s early life, yet this theory is rather flawed due to the fact that Lovecraft himself actually enjoyed human companionship and had a pleasant childhood (Burleson, 1983, 55) other like the main character of this story: “Unhappy is he whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness” (Lovecraft, 2014, 176). Another way to interpret this story is to view the Outsider as an untouched individual which goes through a journey of self-realization from the begin-ning of the story. His mental state in the beginning is untouched which is represented with the castle; there is no light and he has no knowledge, there are no mirrors and he does not really possess self-knowledge. His journey up the tower represents a journey to gain self-awareness where he opens the door to go outside, to gain consciousness. But when he finally gains consciousness, when he sees himself in the mirror, his mind cannot comprehend what he sees; his psyche breaks down which is represented by the sane gathering which attempts flight instantly upon his entry and him babbling about things like “the catacombs of “Nephren-ka”, “Hadoth by the Nile” and “Nitokris”.
Stevenson portrays Jekyll as impotent against his temptations, due to his attempt to purify his soul. On the other hand, he portrays Utterson as one who does not succumb to his desires. Stevenson seldom ever speaks of Utterson’s temptations and instead, focuses more on Jekyll’s pleasure of the “thought of [the] separation of these elements” (61), in order to avoid jeopardizing his reputation. Towards the end of the novella, Stevenson reveals Jekyll’s belief and sole purpose to split humankind’s two natures. Meanwhile, despite the minimal mentions of how Utterson tackles his temptations, Stevenson primarily shows Utterson’s dominance over his desires.
in Miller 58), and whose “‘[d]eadness of heart’ was the most insupportable curse” (Miller 58). In Puritan terms, not having an opinion and not “com[ing] down on one side or another” is thus a sign of the “[d]ullness, coldness, emptiness [that] were more to be lamented than any specific sin” (Miller 58). Slothrop experiences the same consequences of indetermination: “He is growing less anxious about betraying those who trust him. He feels obligations less immediately. There is, in fact, a general loss of emotion, a numbness he ought to be alarmed at, but can’t quite… Can’t…” (GR 582).
Similarly to More and Congreve, Melick finds comfort in his ignorance and is quite hostile to differing takes. De Mille describes Melick as “a litterateur”, whom alike to Congreve, proceeds to decipher the manuscript through the expertise he is familiar with (99). Yet, naysayers will state that Melick exemplifies an accurate interpretation of the novel as “a satirical romance” that mocks society; nevertheless, that is not the problem with Melick (De Mille 245). The issue that confounds Melick is his neediness to belittle and ridicule the remarks of his companions. After Congreve’s long and tedious explanation of “polar day”, Melick ridicules Congreve by giving him a glass of wine and remarking “after all those statistics… you must feel rather
Finny’s Finny’s private and emotionally connected confession of truly caring about Gene revealed a whole new unaccepted side of Finny: “...‘I know I kind of dragged you away at the point of a gun, but after all you can’t come to the shore with just anybody and you can’t come by yourself, and at this teen-age period in life the proper person is your best pal.’ He hesitated and then added, ‘which is what you are,’ and there was silence on his dune” (21). At Devon, Finny is admired for his strength and slightly egotistical confidence. During this time in society, men were not supposed to show strong variability, especially in times of war. This declaration of their friendship takes place alone on a forbidden beach representing their forbidden best friendship. The circumstances had been slightly forced as Finny “dragged” Gene “away at the point of a gun” symbolizes how Finny has pushed Gene to reach this point in their lives.
It was incredibly obvious, at least I believed so. But I now come to believe that the narrator hid it rather well, because, after all, the story was told from the narrator’s point of view. But still, did Luo know? I think he did, and that he decided not to say anything because that’s what friends do. Maybe he decided to not say anything so he could keep the friendship; Clearly stated, the theme is “Friends are more important that anything” If Luo would have “unfriended” the narrator for the little seamstress, he would have ended up alone and sad when she left in the end of the novel.
These are just two stereotypes associated with introverts. I categorize myself as an introverted person because I find the most pleasure in being alone or in a calm environment. Paragraph 1: According to WELLNESS magazine author Alena Hall “Introversion is more about how do you respond to stimulation, including social stimulation. So extraverts really crave large amounts of stimulation, whereas introverts feel at their most alive and their most switched on and their most capable when they are in quieter, more low-key environments,” (pp.1). I connect with this statement because I personally struggle with my responses to people in casual conservations.
I look forward to being alone, it’s like my reward after completing everything else. Solitude could also be bad when a person experiencing it not when they want to but when they have to. Bad solitude is a prison, people in prison have to go into solitary confinement for a number of reason mainly when they decide to break the rules. Solitary confinement is when an inmate in forced into a room without any human contact- example of bad solitude. Solitude could be either be enjoyable
I told myself I wouldn 't cry Hothouse Flower level of crazy, but I totally just did. First while I was reading the book, second while I was writing this review and third during the moment this conclusion prompted me to reevaluate my life. Sometimes when I grab a remarkable, gripping novel, I get so easily attached to its characters that I sometimes forgot I was actually reading a story about people who don 't even exist at least not in this world. Everything just felt so real and vivid to me, I laugh when they laugh, I get so proud when something wonderful happen to them and when they cry, I could feel their pain sevenfold. I literally could see myself in the hearth of the story, watching every bit of the drama unfold right between my eyes.