Already Gone-Sugarland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R5d_R7JeTk “Hurt” by Jonny Cash describes how Dimmesdale feels as he is being tortured mentally by Chillingworth. Dimmesdale whips himself and holds vigils to make up for his sins. He is physically and mentally deteriorating the longer he is with Chillingworth. He is suffering in every possible way. The first line of the song is, “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel.” Dimmesdale is hurting himself just because he thinks it will make up for his sin.
It is understood that the narrator felt the blood draining out of his face, which usually occurs due to nervousness or unease. The fact that he felt these emotions indicates his actual view on the situation. The narrator no longer felt “singularly at ease,” as his physical response to his hidden guilt made that obvious. Moreover, his repeating thought in the beginning of the excerpt, “For what had I to fear,” gave the narrator a dissolute appearance. However, his true morals are revealed when the narrator shows signs of guilt like “My head ached, and I fancied a ringing in my ears.” The narrator’s transition from superiority to guilt represents the reality that the acknowledgement of wrongdoings can either be done consciously or unconsciously, and that the latter has considerable negative
Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment. Furthermore, Paul feels that because of war’s ability to manipulate his feelings into becoming almost static, he has no choice but to have self control and bottle up his emotions. This emphasizes the fact that war causes pain by twisting a soldiers emotions so they fall into a deep despair and begin to crumble, until eventually they are left with nothing but a skeleton of what they once were. Moreover, In the same conversation with his mother, Paul wishes to be taken back in time so he can escape the anguish he currently feels: “Ah! Mother, Mother!
All this could not be real”(Wiesel 32). Even after he watched what Moshie the Beadle warned him about, he thinks it is too cruel to be real, he even asked himself if he really was living that horror. In addition, living with that kind of unbearable inhumanity can make you feel incredulity. As if it is too much cruelty to belive
As an outsider looking in, I saw how much the guilt destroyed Dunstan with the passing years. "I made her what she was, and in such circumstances I must hate her or love her." ( p.24); The incident of Mary affected Dunstan in so many levels forcing him to make a major decision at such young age. The commitment he made to help Mary and Paul deprived him of his adolescence; Hence, he believed that this act of kindness would rid him of
Authors often use cruel and inhumane acts to develop a theme as well as to appeal to the readers emotions. Elie Wiesel uses cruelty in his memoir Night to emphasize the barbaric treatment towards the victims of the holocaust; in addition to, how cruelty develops his character throughout the story. For one thing at the beginning of the novel Elie is extremely religious, but after he arrives in the concentration camp he starts losing his faith. For example, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name?
Harry had a lot of anger built up inside of him from the stress he had been under, the sarcasm and misreading just added to that anger. Nevertheless, Harry was angry when he finally got to move from his bed. Even though the doctor did everything he could to help Harry, the sarcastic comment made Harry take out some of the anger on the doctor. Harry was more mad at himself than the doctor because Harry misread the situation. Because Harry had been under such stress, his anger was understandable.
Due to his complete change, Rev. Hale also sees the errors of his ways, and wishes to correct them. When Danforth finds out that Rev. Hale is visiting, he is angry, but Rev. Parris says that his actions are “a providence,” (IV, 163) or an act of God.
One theme of Night is that inhumanity can cause of loss of faith. Correspondingly Wiesel was starting to ask questions to his believes and he not sure what he believes anymore.He use to be very religious.”Blessed be God name why,but why I bless him. Every fiber in me rebelled because he caused thousands of children to be burned in his mass graves…”(Wiesel 67).He is losing faith in God. What it happens around him is not the right way for humans to be