For instance, Elie Wiesel states “Rooted in our tradition, some of us felt that to be abandoned by humanity then was not the ultimate. We felt that to be abandoned by God was worse than to be punished by Him.” Considering humanity has given up on them and saying being abandoned by God is ultimately the worst punishment than being punished by God himself. Elie Wiesel describes how he feels being in the camp as a prisoner and questioning his faith if he will ever be relieved from the camp in which he resides. Elie Wiesel also states “He was finally free, but there was no joy
Sonny feels like his brother is only upset with him because he chose a different path than him but the real reason was that he was abusing drugs. After finally meeting in the middle Sonny realizes why his brother may have been so hard on him and both Sonny and his brother find a new respect for one
To be specific, Jekyll states the following, “Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame” (Stevenson 55). Here, Jekyll is stating that he represses his private desires so much and wants the irregularities in life so badly that he finally faces a challenge, whether to keep his private figure hidden or to reveal it to society and subsequently be judged by society. He now has to make a life changing decision, if he continues to enjoy his pleasures secretly, he will have it on his conscience daily and be tormented by the guilt; if he confesses them, he will no longer have the guilt on his conscience, but he will also be judge harshly by society. Mary Shelly also uses her protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, in way that empsizes
In a book, Touching Spirit Bear a character named Cole Matthews got into a fight with a student named Peter Driscal and is getting charged for it. During the experience Cole is going through he has made some bad decisions he might regret. Cole has put blame on himself due to failure to care about others, actions on the island and his attitude towards the program. As Cole was put through the program he thought that the people in the program were trying to make fun of him and put him down. Cole also believes his parents, especially his father don 't care about him.
In Chapter 16, when Huck sees Jim’s reaction to being near freedom, Huck describes his feeling as, “miserable”, “abusing”, “scorched”, and “die”. Although Jim is happy to face his future, Huck becomes burdened by societal beliefs and more importantly, his own moral values. For Huck, bestowing freedom to a slave is shameful and unethical; no different from one’s “property”. This also implies that Huck values the societies view more than his relationship with Jim. Later on, Huck’s view of the past changes as he separates his own conscience from the societal values.
Although some of Christopher McCandless' decisions portray him as an anti-hero, his personality and determination demonstrate the qualities of a tragic hero, one who makes mistakes but still tries to follow his beliefs and ideals. Christopher McCandless is often described as a sociopath, and although he did hurt those around him, he was aware of what he had done and was beginning to reconcile with the idea of returning to society. McCandless had walked away from his parents and the life they had built for him. His father comments upon this, saying how he didn’t know how “‘a kid with so much compassion could cause his parents so much pain’” (104). McCandless was able to
The guilt comes in the way of his life, guilt for not being able to socially accept Hassan as his son. As the story progresses, Baba’s attempts for atonement are also visible. The guilt leads him to build an orphanage. Baba could not accept Hassan but he still cared about him and so, he also pays for Hassan’s harelip operation. This way Baba thought that he could atone for his sins and become
She is one that tends to disobey society, she dresses pearl up on a scarlet dress with gold designs to show that she is also the scarlet letter. B. Arthur Dimmesdale is very ashamed of his sin that he committed but he does not want the people to know that he committed adultery but then on the other hand he is very jealous of Hester that she doesn’t have to bear the guilt and that everyone knows of his sin. He starts to feel so guilty that it’s eating him from the inside out. He also punishes himself in many different ways. One is by that he hangs up all over his house images of David and Bathsheba which reminds him of his sin.
He supports his idea with three possible hypothesis: first, the narrator was a victimized child that resulted with some psychotic symptoms; second, the narrator is re-enacting his abuse to make the old man feel what he suffered; and for last, the old man is a victim of the narrator´s threat of incest. In several occasions the narrator stated that he loved the old man and did not wanted his gold; making a clear connection between them. After re-reading the story it actually made sense what this essay is trying to explain. His obsession can be a result of the unknown truth that will haunt him forever. Kachur uses a study written by Etherington that states that children abused by the same gender parent will have a greater problem with self-differentiation and establishment of personal identity; which can be an explanation of how the narrator sees the “Evil Eye” and the old
When met with parole, Brooks attempted to attack Heywood to stay in Shawshank. Brooks is defined by Shawshank for who he is as people looked up to him for his smarts and opinions. Brooks was institutionalized and was afraid of the real world and change. Brooks after being released was stuck in the body of an old terrified man in a different world. Everyday Brooks was fearful, he worked a simple job.