He was a prisoner for life, and now his one ray of light was to be extinguished." (69) However, their suicide attempt failed to leave Ethan crippled and disfigured and Mattie paralyzed. Mattie's injuries prevented her from going anywhere making her just as bad as Zeena. Like Zeena, she never left the house and was constantly needing help. She lost everything that made her who she was.
If a person spends his or her entire existence avoiding problems, this person will never learn and, in turn, never become a better person. In Touching Spirit Bear, Cole’s mother overcomes two huge obstacles in her life. Prior to the beginning of the novel, she never stood up for her son while he was being abused by her husband. Although she didn’t enjoy the violence that was inflicted on her son, she never said a word about it to a soul. First of all, Cole’s mother had to accept that her husband was violent and cruel towards Cole.
The purpose of a ghost story is to leave the reader feeling frightened and unaware of what the truth of reality is. Nguyen's Black-Eyed Women flips all our perceptions of what a ghost is and why they visit the living. The ghost stories told in this story affect the narrator by forcing her to confront the discomfort of her reality. The narrator realizes she has been ignoring discomfort about her brother dying for her, and s the guilt and that she lived. She loses her identify, and sense of security, however her brother's ghost arrives to mend this disconnect.
Sonnet II explicitly disagrees with this theory relating love and time because the speaker solemnly states, “Time does not bring relief” (1). It has failed to “ease [her] of [her] pain!” (2). Time has aged her lover and taken him away, and it shows no sympathy for her either. To help heal herself, she removed herself from everywhere “fell his foot or shone his face” (12) in order to forget him and their gutted love. Regardless of her efforts, she is unable to do so, leaving her “stricken” (14).
He goes as far as to change his name and pose as a friendly doctor. He uses this to get close to Dimmesdale and now he cannot think of anything else. He neglects his wife and doesnt even care for her. He just wants the man to be shamed as well. He mentally tortures the Reverend and all with glee.
When Sage asks why he is so desperate to die, he replies, “Because I should be dead, Sage. It’s what I deserve” (47). Many attempts were made before asking Sage for help. With how much he is hurting inside for his actions in the past shows the regret he is sensing. This demonstrates how the past can restrict one from doing what they want and what they love.
In Schlink’s, The Reader Michael, the Narrator describes his love affair with Hanna however, never uses language that would appear affectionate, eliciting emotion for the couple. Often even using negative language when Michael “Clawed to her” (p. 65) and uses repetition as Hanna pushed Michael “away again and again and again and again” (p .65). Both passages reinforce the message that even Michael disapproves of the relationship he is ashamed of who his relationship “Hannah is illness, I was ashamed” (p. 74). During the trial
Obviously, their attempts are futile, and no one can bring the deceased back. In this stage most people begin to have the ‘ if only’ mindset, This keeps the individual concentrated in the past and they abstain from managing feelings of the present, the truth of the death of their loved one. I bargained with God, with myself. I started this inevitable cycle of what ifs. I couldn’t see a way out of the pain.
He couldn’t bear to live in a constant terror that perhaps was even worse than this one. If he was in the darkness of a nightmare, he would never get to be in the light he so desperately wanted. A nightmare death would be worse than a nightmare life. Hamlet knew that in life there were many ways to get around obstacles; death may be the simplest, but other options still exist. Dreams and nightmares are so alike and so very distinctive.
To die in life relates to killing the past, close-minded, non-accepting version of yourself: Without this death, you will not achieve your true potential. The majority of people choose not to reach their full potential due to sheltering a belief or stubbornness. With quotes such as that, Cornel West questioned the human condition and the truth to the meaning of life in The Examined Life. He concluded that if you never question yourself, your beliefs, and the people you surround yourself with, you will never reach your true potential and overall result back to having issues with achieving the greater aspects of the human condition, such as happiness and meaningfulness. He further more stated, “It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul, than it does for a soldier to fight on the battlefield” (West, 1).
Often times, life challenges the strongest people when they are faced with trauma and tests whether they have the ability to find a way to move on. When faced with the traumatic challenges of life, even people who have suffered the most cannot obtain closure as an absolute end to their suffering. Closure does not exist in recovery when it is defined as a sense of resolution or conclusion, but this permanent action of “moving on” is an extremely unrealistic standard. In the book, The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat, most of the characters strive to move on from the trauma caused by the dew breaker who hurt them. The nonfiction sources, “Analysis: Closure, a moment of uncertainty and a beginning of a struggle between what remains and what is