A major theme of the film is how the main characters, especially Raul and Lila, perceive the United States. Raul 's perception of what life will be like for them in America is extremely skewed. This is indicated by his decision to dress nicely for the intense 90 mile journey because he believes he will easily be able to find his absentee father right as he arrives in Miami. No details are revealed about Raul 's father or when he left, but in Raul 's mind, his father has become very successful, owns a sports car, and is involved with a multitude of women in the United States. This concept of the American dream is not an actuality for countless immigrants and Lila gives Raul a reality check.
It’s not my nature to shrink from battle, cringe in fear with the fighting spirit still steady in my chest” (6.279-82). Thersites breaks the martial code when he suggests that he and his fellow soldiers sail home and leave the war behind them. Odysseus reacts not only to the man’s irreverence, but also to his gutlessness. The martial code is important to not only the Achaens, but to the Trojans as well. Aeneas, captain of the Trojans tells one of his soldiers in battler “[n]o talk of turning for home!
Victor is then taken to Belrive in order to find peace, there he pondered about the outcome caused by his actions. However rather than finding the peace his father wanted him to find his mind fills with the desire of revenge against his own creation. Unable to handle the emotional pressure he pursues a lonely trip to the valley of Chamounix. Here the mood then begins fluctuating as he purses internal peace but his guilt keeps tormenting his mind. He first “ceased to fear, or to bend before any being less almighty” (Shelly 107) and “a tingling long-lost sense of pleasure often came across [him] (Shelley 107), however then he found himself “fettered again to grief and indulging in the misery of reflection” showing the nature of his internal conflict.
Billy Pilgrim was an ex-soldier who had experienced very harsh events which caused him to get stuck in time and revisit them. Revisiting time can cause one to ignore and find the mishaps and the happiness of life meaningless. Tralfamadorians’s ideas of this phrase was that even though one can die, events in that person’s life can be visited many times only through the invention of time travel. Being unstuck in time, Billy can visit the many events in his life including his death. Due to being unstuck in time makes Billy careless about the importance of life, death, and time.
He was upset by the display, and only continued to become more reluctant to join the ghost as memories of his ex-fiance were seen. This situation, was written with purpose - to enable Scrooge to change his ways and reflect back on his past, in order to be ‘saved’ on future. If it was not for the ghost, Scrooge wouldn’t have revisited this scenario, and hence there would have been no impact on his future actions. Although, the loss of Belle was a key component in the way that Scrooge viewed himself, both back then and in the present. Belle had mentioned that he ‘was another man’ when they first met, although Scrooge was too blind to notice his actions.
He was resentful of the circumstances of his father’s death but it isn’t until Act 1, Scene 5 that his anger causes him to abandon who he truly is. He attempts to throw away his hate of deception in order to avenge his father’s death. His obligation bestowed upon him by his father’s ghost, which he does not resist, begins to overshadow his obligation of morality. Despite this, it still takes Hamlet a long time to take action which suggests that he struggles with which obligation he should fulfill. Hamlet is more than devastated about his father’s death.
Throughout the play, Biff tells his father in a true honest moment that, “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be?” but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138). The sad reality of The Death of a Salesman is that many people go through life not knowing who they are or who they want to be, and Willy Loman struggled with that concept, but hopefully in today’s world, one can be more like Biff Loman, who was brave enough to decide on who he wants to
Du Fu’s poems mirror this despair that he lived through and told a story on the surface but there was more meaning underneath. In “A Song of My Cares When Going from the Capital to Fengxian”, Du Fu describes a journey where he is trying to escape the destruction of the rebellion only to find that it was everywhere. Through the poem, he uses the harshness of the journey as an analogy of the ruin of his country that he once thought could protect him and was wealthy but ultimately ended up failing him. In the poem he says, “Sorrow’s source is as huge as South Mountain, a formless, whirling chaos that the hand cannot grasp.” From this passage, we find out that he believes the ruin of the government is too large to fix that all is left is chaos that they can’t
As the uncomfortable ambiance of the woods went on, shame overcame Huck, and he admitted that he justly wanted to go home. The combination of dreariness and wet clothes secretly made them all want to leave, and Joe was about to admit too when Tom intervened. “Why would we want to go? How about we be brave and stay, just for a few days?” There was a moment of silence between them until an unenthusiastic “ok” was released from Joe and Huck. Each of them could feel the the longing for home.
Jennifer Bouchard comments, “he was thinking about a friend of his who had gone off to war and always regretted not choosing the other road. The real internal conflict for his friend, though, was that he knew if he did choose the other road, he would have been sorry he did not go off to help in World War I” (Literary Contexts in Poetry: Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken” 1). Frosts friends experience is interchangeable with the narrators. The narrator is saddened by the fact that he is incapable of taking both paths. Frost drew from his friends ordeal with making choices to produce a timeless piece of literature.