A Dog Has Died is a poem by Pablo Neruda that can relate to any pet owners who have lost their dog. The poem is about losing love. It tells about how the author misses his dog after it died and when they buried it. He looks back on all of the good memories they had and realizes how much he will miss him. In the poem, he speaks as if he has lost the love of his life, his companion, and his best friend.
Here is a example of the theme from the book “He barely liked his family-and by family he meant his older brother. Tom.” The conflict is that Benny and Tom do not have a good relationship and have grudges against each other. If you hold grudges against your family or do not have a good relationship with your family, you will have no one to fall back on and you will be by yourself. Another example of the theme from the book is “Sorry, Benny- I forgot. Point is, you got family of some kind, right?” This example shows that you will always have some type of family, even if you don’t know
First, loneliness is the sadness caused by having no friends or company, and friendship is a state of mutual trust and support between people, they are polar opposites, yet a person may acclaim to have both. For example today a person may have a friend, or many, but still will face loneliness in their life in one way or another. This is shown in Of Mice and Men periodically throughout the novel, knowing this the reader is challenged with such themes, the enticing beauty of friendship between George and Lennie, and the gloomy dreaded idea of loneliness shown by Curley’s wife, Candy, Crooks, and again Lennie. Among these characters the reader may also feel a connection between themselves and the characters, even though the world now and during the publication of Of Mice and Men has changed a lot. The world has reformed, and developed exponentially so, however friendship and loneliness is still a facet of everyday
Mother Teresa once said “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, the three characters, Curly wife, Candy, and Crooks struggle with loneliness that they try to overcome by searching for friendship with others on the ranch. Crooks demonstrates loneliness because he is the only black man on the ranch and he lives in the barn separated from the others. Candy is the old man on the ranch who has lost his hand and lost his dog, witch later results in him being lonely. Since candy lost his dog he has no-one to take care of, talk to, or play with, thus making him isolated. Curley threatens all of the men with a beating if they speak to his wife, witch makes Curley 's wife feel extremely isolated and lonely.
George would help him by holding his work card, they always work together, and he didn’t steal him money when he could . He also would listen to everything that George would tell him to do. If George didn’t kill Lennie he would either have gone to jail or “‘They’ll take ya to the booby hatch.They’ll tie ya up with a collar, like a dog’”(pg72). If George didn’t kill him Lennie would have been tortured by Curley because Lennie had humiliated him and killed his wife. George also killed him because he didn’t want to regret not killing Lennie himself rather than someone else killing him that wouldn’t have cared.
The old swamper with no hand named Candy was the first person to meet the two new workers and he was seen as a person that they could trust. George and Lennie didn’t see Crooks, an African American with a crooked back, as a huge problem, but the two men viewed Curley’s wife as a person to avoid. Although the three characters are depicted with these labels, they all faced the tragedy of alienation. Throughout the novella, John Steinbeck creates characterization and dialogue that delineate lonely characters due to both social barriers and personal choice. Even though Crooks and Curley’s wife are the focal points of loneliness and isolation in Of Mice and Men, Candy the swamper is inferred to be a lonesome individual who chooses to be by himself in certain situations.
It decayed slowly, allowing him to come to terms with the truth; that he is unwanted. As his mother begs for his life, we see Gregor’s physical and mental condition significantly decrease, all because of the actions of his father. Kafka shows us that because the Father is strong and powerful again, Gregor becomes a waste of space. Once, they relied heavily upon him, and now he is excluded, feared and an outcast. In
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
In the back of Candy’s mind, he knew it was the right thing to do and with all of the pressure the decision became clear. Candy did not want to talk to any of the other men in the bunkhouse after he agreed to let Carlson shoot his dog, so he went straight to bed. Candy had instant regret that he let Carlson kill his dog, not because he was shot but because he did not do it himself. Part of companionship is being there for your partner until the
Piggy no doubt was the smartest and had the best ideas, but he would keep his ideas to himself in fear that if he ever said anything he would get hit or made fun of. On page 93 we read, “I’m scared of him,’ said Piggy, ‘and that’s why I know him. If you’re scared of someone you hate him but you can’t stop thinking about him...I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph-’” Piggy expresses his fear for Jack. Continuing on page 93, “He can’t hurt [Ralph]: but if you stand out of the way he’d hurt the next thing.
From the day that Lennie’s Aunt Clara died and from the day George took Lennie in as a friend George was always there for him. If Lennie did not have George, Lennie would have no one to protect him and save him from all of the bad things that he has done. Despite all of the dangers and problems Lennie got George and himself into, George benefited and also learned from Lennie’s mistakes. George needs his ignorant sidekick as much as Lennie needs George. Lennie gives George a loyal companion and somebody to lean on.
Before the attack on his home is confirmed, Macbeth tells his servant, “As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have, but in their stead / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath” (5.3.25-27). After killing too many people, Macbeth finds no purpose in honor or having love like a king normally has because he has survived so long without them, so by now he has adapted to these emptinesses. He has come to the conclusion that friends are no longer necessary because they just create more issues and more curses. They give him a false hope of honor, but the honor will not help him now. Macbeth yearns for the honor which he abandons once he decides to follow Lady Macbeth’s advice.
As much as George wanted to keep Lennie safe, he knew there wasn’t much else he could do so he had to kill Lennie himself. But, it was more like reality setting in on the American Dream and abolishing it. George and Lennie together taught one that you can hope all you want, but reality might come along and leave with your