In similar fashion, we see Meursault 's friend, Raymond, getting himself into trouble with his mistress for abusing her. After hearing about this, a police officer comes to stop the conflict and slaps Raymond across the face for not cooperating. Eventually, the mistress’s brother, who Meursault refers to as “the Arab” comes to get revenge on Raymond for beating up his sister by slashing Raymond 's arm and mouth with a knife. After getting wrapped up and with bandages, they go back to the beach where the Arab last was, but this time Meursault gets into the fight and shoots the Arab five times until he was motionless. Meursault 's explanation to this was that, “My eyes were blinded behind the curtain of tears and salt...my whole being tensed and I squeezed my hand around the revolver.
In addition, this chapter is titled ‘No Way Out’ which further emphasises Stephen being stuck. This further translates into him not stopping his bothersome wife from committing suicide, thinking to himself that Rachael must wake to save his wife as he is unable to move (Dickens 1.13.98). Arneson argues that Stephen voices some of Dickens’ criticisms (64) when he describes the inefficiency of simply shipping union representatives, like Slackbridge, abroad (Dickens 2.5.169), yet this interpretation is primarily validated by Stephen’s his position as a mild natured worker against the arrogant Harthouse and Bounderby. That being said, it
The writer seems to disregard all materials, instead looking to philosophy to guide our life. He has a very strong opinion on what has meaning and what doesn’t including an idea about death: “I believe death is silence and no thinking, no remembrance, no concern” (4-5). Shortiff’s idea is eerily similar to Meursault’s in The Stranger by Albert Camus. Meursault gets angry at people crying at his mother’s funeral because he realizes it is not the end of her story, in fact she is
He was not like anyone else; most people don’t help others instead of doing their own chores. Rip was individualistic and that was a big characteristic of the Romantics era. Rip’s reaction to his wife’s lectures was “He shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, cast up his eyes, but said nothing” (473). His reaction would make his wife mad and he would go outside, where “in truth, belongs to a henpecked husband” (473). This part shows that nature is the only
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
Perhaps even less: a famished stomach. The stomach alone was measuring time” (52). Readers can see the hopelessness in Elie from his emphasis on his existence as just a body. What was equally important was when Elie’s father passed away. Following his death, Elie was completely desensitized to anymore pain, he said that it “no longer mattered.
He very strongly debates with her over the question of why he is not able to talk about his child as the husband, on the other hand, has accepted the death. Time has passed, and he might be more likely now to say, “That’s the way of the world,” than “The world’s evil.” He did grieve, but the outward indications of his sadness were quite different from those of his wife. Despite the man’s lack of unaccepted grief, he gives his best effort to sympathize with the woman.The man exclaiming “I will find out now - you must tell me dear.” is a confusing blend of harshness and reassurance. He demands to be explained with much applied authority yet he ends the sentence with a familiar and loving noun. At the same time, when the poet wrote “He said to gain time: ‘What is it you see,’”, his intentions of extending the time period can be associated with frustration and hurry.
Raymond comes into the story when he meets Meursault and they slowly become friends. After Raymond beats and abuses his wife, he comes into conflict with her brother, an Arab. Raymond affects Meursault by drawing him into his conflict with “the Arab,” and eventually Meursault ends up killing the Arab. By drawing Meursault into the conflict that eventually results in Meursault’s death sentence. In a sense Raymond is the main reason for Meursault’s death sentence and ultimately his downfall.
If you don’t know what I mean, Meursault lacks any emotion, he doesn’t react to tragedy or reacts with remorse or sympathy or love. What will you do if your mother died? Wouldn’t you shed a tear or want to see her one last time? Well, not our “sweet” Meursault he attended his mother funeral: doesn’t want to see her body, falls asleep during the funeral, and doesn’t shed one tear. You may think he just copes in a different way but that’s how he is.
Slovak is feeling bad for leaving it on bad terms, letting him leave the way he did. The flexion of their marriage trying to ignore their problems, the guilt of wanting to move on and to forget about that part of her life, but looking for some type of answer. The past of her relationship with Frank was intense, from the complexity of her domestic relationship with Mr. Slovak, in an emotional and physical way, as if he had no intention of loving her, comparable to his shadow to fill in the emptiness, to fill a void in his life. Mr. Slovak was several year’s older than his wife, although he had very few wrinkles and grey hair’s. he was tall and handsome, what every woman would dream of.