The changes in the winter weather, the thaws, storms and continuous snow evoke Ethan’s emotions and the way he exists with the other characters. In Starkfield, the lifeless winter drains Ethan of all patience and love of his wife. Like a New England winter, Ethan’s relationship with his wife is dead, without a chance of rebirth in the spring. On the contrary, despite the winter season, Ethan sees nothing but beauty when he is spending time with Mattie. Like the winter months, it’s as if Ethan’s emotions lay dormant, but remain and begin to flourish with his comforting
The hardships of an American family as seen in Raymond Carvers text, "A Small, Good Thing", similar to "Cathedral", show the importance of building a relationship with someone who understands struggle. The couple has a young son and prepare to celebrate his birthday by buying a special cake. When Scotty is unexpectedly hit by a car, the couple is blindsided and does not know what to do. They stay by his side constantly, seeking answers and unintentionally pushing each other away. "For the first time, she felt they were together in it...she hadn 't let Howard into it though he was there and needed all along" (Carver, 1983, p. 4).
A Christmas Carol The story A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. A Christmas Carol is about a old man named Scrooge who only cares about himself and money. By the end of the story he has been visited by four ghost his dead partner, Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. They teach him that he needs to make changes in his life, and he becomes a kinder person. In this story Scrooge changes substantially throughout, and proves that everyone can change.
In Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is molded into an exceptional person by three spirits of Christmas. Though they all contributed to Scrooge’s change of heart, the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come influenced him the most. This ghost, though he couldn’t speak, led Scrooge down a brighter path by forcing him to witness a few depressing events. The aftermath of adorable Tiny Tim’s demise, Scrooge’s own deathbed and grave, and the fact that no one could’ve cared less that he was gone. Firstly, Scrooge was impacted by the death of poor Tiny Tim Cratchit.
All in all, Scrooge was known to not tolerate children, but with his change of heart, Scrooge now cares for them. Scrooge’s past experience of being neglected by his friends in the lonely school affects Scrooge presently by feeling pity for his former self; therefore, he regrets not helping the christmas caroler. Scrooge states,“‘Nothing’, said Scrooge. “‘Nothing. There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night.
It occurs when the second ghost (Ghost of Christmas Present) takes him to the Cratchit family’s home. Scrooge is watching the family of his clerk, Bob Cratchit and although he sees that the Crachit family doesn’t have much money either, they too have love and happiness. Tiny Tim is their sick little boy and has a particular effect on Scrooge. When he sees the little boy in his crippled state, Scrooge asks the Spirit “if Tiny Tim will live” (Dickens 40) and the spirit responds with “[i]f these shadows remain unaltered by the future,” the Spirit responds, “the child will die” (Dickens 40) “[n]o, no,” says Scrooge. “Oh no, kind Spirit!
The ghost of Christmas past, present, and future(Dickens 9,10). As Marly leaves and the ghost of christmas past comes, Scrooge at first is very frightened. The ghost then tells scrooge to touch her robe and they magically travel to the old past when they see Scrooge as a young school boy where they can see how Ebenezer’s father really hated him because his wife died giving birth to him. Now Scrooge’s dad blames him for it(Dickens 13,14,15). The spirit next takes him to his teenage years where scrooge sees himself as a young happy and poor boy at a dance party with his long time girlfriend.
At the last stave of Christmas Carol, after the all the ghosts visit, Scrooge is as kind as an angel. For example, when Scrooge sees the charity worker on the street and whispers how much he would like to donate. The worker is stunned and Scrooge sweetly replied, “ ‘If you please...Not a farthing less. A great many back payments are included in it, I assure you. Will you do me that favor?’ ” (118).
In the original Disney movie, A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge is a very grumpy old man especially near Christmas. Seven years on Christmas Eve Mr.Scrooge´s partner Jacob Marley died from a really bad illness. On Christmas Eve Jacob Marley comes back from the dead all chained up and tormented to inform Ebenezer that three spirits will come and visit him in the middle of the night the first one at 1 o´clock A.M., the next at 2 o´clock A.M., and the last spirit at 3 o´clock A.M. Exactly at those times as Jacob said they would the first ghost appeared. The ghost of Christmas past had took him home to his old home town and showed how he went home on Christmas and was really happy to see his sister.
What if you could change what happens tomorrow? In A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Scrooge has been haunted by his dead business partner, Marley. His life will be changed forever with the help of three different spirits who take him to his past, present, and future; from his money-loving life to a charitable one. The spirit who helped Scrooge change the most is The Ghost of Christmas Present because he helped Scrooge to to care about others, celebrate Christmas, and learn empathy. First of all, Scrooge starts to care about others.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the deficit of a controlled mindset leads to a colossal tragedy like no other, greatly exemplifying the power of our actions and the consequence it has on others. Strongly articulated throughout the book is an element of hardship, which is shown in numerous situations along the way. The mental incapability of Lennie continuously highlights the worst of him, and does not portray who he truly is. Various aspects of Lennie’s personhood such as obsessions and innocence are conflated by his poor mental health, creating a life full of challenges for Lennie to overcome. As I expressed in the introductory paragraph, Lennie’s obsession of his future overtook him, so throughout his lifetime of struggles, having this fantasy of “The American Dream” was something he could grasp onto, on which he could never let go.
Hamlet stated, “ ‘Tis e’en so. The hand of little employment hath the daintier sense(Hamlet 243).” Hamlet strictly believes that people of the lower class are below him such as the gravedigger.. Hamlet shows signs of disrespect, anger, and madness towards others. The most common sign of OCD is being preoccupied with details, rules, order, and organization to an extent that the major goal of the original plan was lost. Hamlet has to have everything perfect in his revenge plan in order proceed. If there are obstacles in the way, Hamlet experiences anger, lack of reality, and dilutional behavior.