Conrad uses psychological influence throughout the novella specifically in the areas of, physical health, geographical surroundings, and eerie obsession to lead to the overall truth of madness. An image of such madness is apparent through Conrad 's works of psychological influence within physical health. The mental well-being of the characters, provides a better understanding of their madness. Strident physical surroundings are present to readers through Kurtz’s inner station providing his power and threatening heads. Keeping this idea in mind, the Doctor places concern upon Marlow by teasing “Ever any madness in your family?
Dirty Realism in Carver 's Work In this journal, Kita(2014) considered Carver 's work as "dirty realism"(p.385) because he wrote stories about "the dark side of contemporary life "where Carver write about characters who live in disorder daily life where they feel the pain of their failed marriage and their life count as useless. Kita also explained more that dirty realism is a new force of American authors, where the characters are a neglected husband, thief, and an addict and the aim of this style is to create "realistic and sad destinies" (p.385) and by comparing with the background I have mentioned before, Carver 's male characters are matched with dirty realism character. By observing Carver 's work, Kita defined Carver 's characters, language, and style. She added that Carver 's stories are stories of "the middle-class" (p.387) which focus on more on their up-to-date appearance. She also included the major themes in Carver 's work where the characters are being delusional, as they consistent in drinking alcohol, being isolated or lonely, where in story like "Vitamins" the narrator feel lonely and cheat on his wife because his wife is too focused and stressed on selling her vitamins and then there are tragedy, inaction, detachment, alcoholism, communication, morality, masculinity as homophobia and epiphany.
It is even discoursed that even his mother mocked his lameness and consulted doctors for its treatment (Poetryfoundation par. 3). These painful events must have had a serious impact on his mind, his formation of his ideas and the idea behind his forming his Byronic hero who is also a castaway from society. “Byron’s own image of his own foot became a fixation through childhood and into his adult life. The psychological power of this deformity is perhaps incalculable, and its effects can be seen in many respects of Byron’s person” (Hortman 2).
Alecia Williams Professor Guest English 201 26 February 2018 The Effects of Epiphany Both stories, “The Dead” and “Araby” by James Joyce, were two very interesting pieces. The stories displayed quite a variety of themes including, betrayal, regret and life and death, just to name a few. However, epiphany is considered the major and most important theme in James Joyce’s stories. Therefore, in this essay, we’ll see how epiphany affected the characters in both stories. In “Araby”, the narrator was a young man who fell in love with his friend, Mangan’s older sister.
One can also imagine, the horrors that the piercing gaze of the old man, reminded Poe of. This gaze may have led Poe, to look at the depths of who he is. What Poe must have experienced, in the hands of his foster father was intensely painful, and this may have led him to bury these emotions very deeply into the subconscious. The narrator reveals in the Short Story, the deep truth of how a man’s heart can manipulate the truth, and how it can try to justify his actions. It also shows that if pains, run very deep, and have not been allowed to heal, they can destroy the fabric of one’s sanity.
when she tried to escape her home, she is also the reason Gatsby and Wilson die. And Finally Meyer Wolfsheim, a friend of Gatsby’s who is a gambler he is known as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series. Many events that occurred in the novel were taken from Fitzgerald’s personal life Fitzgerald uses an array of colours that all symbolize multiple meanings some of which critics say are controversial such as Fitzgerald’s use of Doctor T.J Eckleburg’s blue eyes which is an advertisement halfway between west egg and new york in an industrial area named “ the valley of ashes”, Doctor T.J Eckleburg symbolizes god as his eyes “ see everything” and he “ stares down on the American society and judges them” This symbol is presented through Wilson’s personal belief when he stated “ God sees everything” as he looked up to the eyes of Doctor T.J Eckleburg, However Wilson is the only character in the novel that is religious and believes in a higher power (“ you can fool me but you cant fool god “ “ god sees everything” repeated Wilson) as the rest of the characters have lost their morals Wilson represents a minority in the American society at that time. In the 1920’s people’s moral obligations towards themselves hit rock bottom everyone was drinking illegally, partying and having affairs which was contrasting to the America before the world war thus a group of tradition holders known as the lost generation criticized the state or phase America was in they did that through writing
This hubris ultimately brings about Oedipus’ fate, as his assuredness in his own infallibility causes him to recklessly attempt to prove that his judgment is correct. However, this miscalculation leads to the revelation of the prophecy, and brings about both death and grief. Oedipus’ character traits contribute not only to his own suffering, but also to the suffering of his family and his people. Additionally, these traits also perfectly align with classic tenants of an Aristotelian tragedy, making Oedipus the King a model tragic
Equally important to O’Neill’s use of symbolism is his portrayal of the idea of the family in the play. As previously mentioned, Long Day’s Journey into Night is a semi-autobiography, and therefore from the tragic events of the play, readers are to a great extent introduced to gain knowledge and insight about O’Neill’s own family and how the playwright had to suffer from a totally dysfunctional family that has in one way or another inflicted upon him mental, physical and psychological injures. In this regard, there is no doubt that the family plays a principal role in the overall health of an individual. According to Veronica Jacobsen, Lindy Fursman, John Bryant, Megan Claridge and Benedikte Jensen: Many forms of family structure exist in modern Western societies today: the traditional two-parent heterosexual family, sole parent, step- and blended, foster and gay families. However, family functioning appears to be far more important than family structure to the well-being of family members and to children’s development.
Did you know that probing the literary works of tortured genius writers not only reveals the underlying motivations that spurred the beauty of their works but also help to lend an understanding to the intrigues and controversies that surrounded their lives? For instance, has it occurred to you that Ernest Hemingway’s life experiences amounted to the hallmark of writing themes and styles? The first woman who he wanted to marry during the First World War named Agnes von Kurowsky, left him for another man later on; left Hemingway quite a devastated man. Ironically, it was this devastated feeling that triggered him to write one of his most famous novels A Farewell to Arms. One of the main characters in this novel, Catherine Barkley was inspired by Agnes and the stories were based on his wartime experience.
As she puts: “My relationship with my father was a strange one. In my extreme childhood, he was a remote and much revered figure. As I grew older and saw more of him, he became rather a frightening person (Jennings, “Autobiography”) In the poems and elegies she wrote after his death she confronts after his death confronts the ambivalence of her feelings about him. In the final lines of one of these poems, “For My Death Father,”“she creates an image which evokes a sense of their troubled relationship. “There was love now I see of a strange kind./We could move about in each other’s mind”(Jennings, TCP 261).