At times, Victor almost makes it clear that he has given up, ready to commit suicide. When the creature is at a higher point, Victor is at a lower point, suffering with fevers and cold chills. Physically, when Victor is drained, his body is exhausted too. He goes through so much trying to avenge the death of those the creature has murdered that his body can’t take it anymore. Regretting his choices, Victor cries, “...tears, the first I had shed for many months, streamed from my eyes, and I resolved not to fall before my enemy without a bitter struggle.” Contemplating suicide, Victor realizes that his life has become empty.
Creon’s overbearing stubbornness was sharp enough to stab himself in the back. Creon wouldn’t have noticed his faults were a double-edged sword until he had a wound. The king was advised numerous times of his actions getting back to him, but his blindness to his pride also made him deaf to his warnings. Teiresias the prophet visits the unfavorable ruler with a dismal message. “The time is not far off when you shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of your own flesh”(Sophocles 5.75).
Auschwitz and Dachau Genocide Elie Wiesel may not have experienced Dachau, but all concentration camps were overwhelmingly terrifying. Every prisoner witnessed their own traumatic story that would scar them to live their everyday lives. The pain and excruciating trauma they faced in the camps made death seem like the best option. Elie Wiesel was a young boy that witnessed the death of his father and lived every day questioning if his mother and sister were still alive. The things he saw have caused great distress and pain in his life.
At various times throughout the story, mainly through the trials, Odysseus made many decisions and forced his crew to go through many potentially lethal situations without preparing his own crew, or situations that were just a waste of time. This then leads to not only all of his crew being killed but the creation of many bad relationships. The first example of Odysseus mistreating his crew is when he and his crew went through the trails, “No more. Come, / let me tell you about the voyage fraught with hardship / Zeus inflicted on me, homeward bound from Troy...” 9.42-44. During these trials, many burdens were put on Odysseus’ crew, which led to all of his crew eventually all being killed before returning to Ithaca.
All we could think about was those extra hours of sleep that the morning would bring. We were so distracted by this that it all happened so quickly. We were mauled by an enraged mob of infected, there was no other option but for all of us to split up. Thats where I got lost. Now I 'm stuck here writing in this stupid journal!
Yet it also drives him to commit his immoral acts. "I continued for the remainder of the day in my hovel in a state of utter and stupid despair. My protectors had departed and had broken the only link that held me to the world. For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom, and I did not strive to control them, but allowing myself to be borne away by the stream, I bent my mind towards injury and death” (chapter 16). Everything the monster had learned was from a book and that book was taken from him.
Billy in no means was a rambo-esque type bloodthirsty killer, but more the awkward what am I doing here type instead. The innocent optometrist was once again forced into a stressful situation. He was the topic of deliberate bullying from other enlisted men, reasons being from his inability to sleep through the night, which could be linked directly to his traumatic experiences when he was younger, to the fact he couldn't keep up with the other men while participating in physical exercise. This lead to a group of men being killed which i’m sure didn't help bialys conscious. The stress only added up more when Billy had to experience the bombing of the beautiful city of dresden in a meat locker.
The most inhumane thing about diseases is that humans spread them to each other. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie mourns for himself every morning because of the horrible disease that has taken over his body (Albom 56). Morrie’s disease has caused almost all of his physical capabilities cease to exist. This disease caused Morrie to lose some of his humanity. In Night, Jews being held in concentration camps were constantly catching diseases.
Bless him (Steinbeck 602)!” The absence of parental love leaves a hole only to be filled with hate, anger and death; without the blessing of love, Cal will die along with his father. It was December 25th, Christmas morning. Instead of waking up to my little brother’s excited smile, I was met with a face of sorrow and fear. Andrew told me he was scared and he did not know what to do and he heard Alex crying
Throughout the book, Candide and Pangloss suffer and witness many horrors which include: floggings, rapes, drownings, robberies, executions, disease, earthquakes, and betrayals yet they still fail to react as expected. In the case of the drowning of John the Anabaptist, Candide was going to dive to rescue the man but Pangloss reasoned against it by stating “that Lisbon harbour was made on purpose for [the] anabaptist to drown there” (Voltaire 33). The situational irony that voltaire creates occurs when candide is expected to help the anabaptist but instead allows himself to be persuaded into letting the good man drown. Voltaire thus successfully satirizes how optimists are so quick to dismiss a tragedy as “a chain of events in this best of all possible worlds” (Voltaire 144), thus furthering the theme by proving how reckless and destructive optimism can be because of the lack of clear and evidence-based explanations. The theme is continuously developed because of how Voltaire uses situational irony to demonstrate how dismissive optimists can be about any
His body had one wound, with no courage behind it. With barely any time to rest, the next battle rolled in like a fierce storm. However Henry regretted his mistakes from the last battle, this time determined not to repeat his previous actions. He fought so spectacularly, he caught the lieutenants eye “The lieutenant was crowing. He seemed drunk with fighting.