In 1984, Oceania is supposed to be a perfect utopian in the mindset of the Party. But Winston disagrees, this is the main contributor to the use of a dystopian society in the novel. In the beginning of the novel, Winston starts to write in his diary which he bought from Mr.Charrington’s antique shop, “His pen had slid voluptuously over the smooth paper, printing in large neat capitals DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER…” (Orwell 18). This is a start to Winston’s hatred towards the Party and Big Brother, showing a lot about his character towards the beginning of the novel. Winston soon believes that the Party is, in actuality, dreadful and he wants it gone.
Upon his arrival to the House, the narrator remarks on Roderick’s radical physical degeneration. “I gazed upon him with a feeling half of pity, half of awe. Surely, man had never before so terribly altered, in so brief a period, as had Roderick Usher!” (Poe 16). Roderick resembles nothing of the joyous boy the narrator knew in his youth. Both the Usher twins are devolving; Madeline similarly suffers from “a settled apathy, a gradual wasting away of the person” (Poe 18).
Edward is gifted Hatting Hall, after living a solitary and unglamorous life as an upcoming artist and poet. Upon the gain of this house he is now forced to gain the responsibility needed to take care of his, newly appointed, staff and at the same time keeping the house in its true glory. All seems great, with him settling in to his new fame, and with his wedding around the corner nothing can be better. Until Marian, his bride to be, leaves him at the alter with a letter in her hand yet unsigned. Unbeknownst to everyone this is the workings of a curse, one which tilts his life off of its
Then there was Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town. He has lived through the tradition for decades and is set in his ways with how he views the lottery. Jackson made this character completely “for” the lottery, anyone who thought that the lottery should be stopped, was considered a young fool who knew nothing, and had no respect for tradition. Shirley used techniques that gave life to her short story, thus having readers become compelled to read her short stories. The tasteful blend of reality produced; a sense of brooding mystery and
Therefore, Russ’s work is divisive amongst races and, furthermore, to many other feminists’ ideals, to be sure. However, Russ cavils the minimal that are both material feminist and science fiction enthusiasts. Ursula K. LeGuin’s and James Tiptree, celebrated as groundbreaking and revolutionary, in Russ’s eyes were no more than patriarchal works that focused on women instead of the deconstruction of women. Farah Mendelsohn states, “Russ argues that despite the close attention that women authors pay to women characters and to inventing worlds marked by gender equity, the gender stereotypes that pervade science fiction by men show up “just as often” in the science fiction written by women.” Mendelson attributes that some of the assailment could be attributed to competition.
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, the main characters, Blanche Dubois and Stanley Kowalski, share a great dislike and distrust towards one another, ultimately becoming the basis for the story’s conflict. Their common contemption stems from their contrasting personalities and backgrounds, their incompatibility of being able to function under the same environment, and inability to adapt to the situations they find themselves in. Although Blanche detests Stanley and the manner in which he behaves in, she realises that he is a necessary part for Stella’s life in New Orleans, an environment that greatly differs from the southern aristocracy that Stella and Blanche once lived in. Blanche expresses this idea by stating, “Oh,
of strawberries in a day.” (Anderson 2) However, his hands is the cause of his downfall to his now bitter, lonely life. According to Dr. Ali Mohammed Segar “Anderson 's major work is Winesburg, Ohio.” It is also considered his great book of loneliness; it has an artistic unity not possessed by any of his other works, partly because of this central theme linking the stories, and partly through the character of Wing. Wing grows into maturity by discovering his own loneliness and that of the people around him. Anderson 's early stress in the book is on the isolation which his characters experienced in the small town mid – West America.” Most importantly, Wing’s hands symbolize his isolation him being lonely and his trapped feeling in life. A next symbolization that Anderson shows in the story of how Wing feeling trapped and isolated because of his hands is, sexuality.
Published in 1818, Frankenstein is one of the most famous works of Mary Shelley and its origin is almost as mysterious and exciting as the novel itself. The book is telling a story about the monstrous and mortal consequences of male creation, arising from a rivalry between man's affinities to his family and surely to science as well. Recently, modern literary critics do not perceive the work of Shelley merely as a fictional creation, but primarily as a novel that reflects the author's personal experience and above all her ambivalence about motherhood. The concept of maternity brings the author fatal connotations, which are associated not only with death, but also with other feelings surrounded it. A famous American literary critic, Ellen
The poem really expresses how one mother values her son, and tells you how kids grow up to fast and she believes that her little boy cannot handle the challenges life throws at you. At the end of poem, the mom is surprised that her son learns to get out of the chains and get past the challenges he has been through. Families will always have a strong bond and it can never be broken, no matter what life throws at your family, you will always get though it and find new ways to make your relationship even stronger. Later in life as the kids get older, they learn that their mom will not always be there for you, so they start to get close with their mom and they realize all the wonderful things your mom did for you. Without being said, Sharon Olds did a good job comparing her son to Houdini, saying how he has grown up and how he is able to beat Houdini’s challenges.
Regret is a feeling that one gets after doing something wrong or failing to do something. This feeling makes a person reflect on their actions in order to learn, grow and develop into a better, stable person. In Louisa May Alcott 's novel "Little Women”, regret is always followed by anger towards the end of a situation. When Amy March infuriated her sister Josephine, Josephine ignored her until she almost lost her sister and ended up feeling guilty because of her bad temper. Theodore Laurence also acted impulsively when he embarrassed Margaret March because he got irritated from Josephine for not telling him a secret.