The main characters in both literary piece must overcome challenges by using their knowledge. They must conquest what is getting in their way by using their intelligence; whether it may be Gods trying to delay his journey back home or defying society and trying to create diversity. Another way these books were similar was that both of the main character’s mentors were very smart and use their knowledge to help them. In the Odyssey, Athena helps Odysseus when he most needs her. In Fahrenheit 451, Faber helps out Guy when he is struggling with reading and his stress.
This first essay that I read helped me understand the psychological struggle and symbolic meaning of the story. Kachur claims that vital information from the narrator is omitted because it seems not important to readers, but that same information is the one that describes the motives and the challenges presented by the author. This essay really caught my attention in ways that I would never imagine. Kachur argues that the narrator obsession is based in “father-on-son incest”. 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.
The novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury follows the journey of Guy Montag over the course of many events and challenges. These challenges and hardships shape Montag and make him question his life. Is the information he is learning, give him power over others? Montag soon finds out that knowledge does indeed give him power and he must embark on a journey to protect that power from people who want to exploit it. This journey and the shaping of Montag is commonly known as the Hero’s Journey which was set of steps created by Joseph Campbell.
Individuals can shape a community just as much as a community can shape an individual. In the novel the apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, there is many prime example of this. A boy, a troublemaker, is shaped greatly by his community because he was trying to please people but at the same time he was trying to seek for attention. Through doing the things that made him the rebellious boy he was, he also shaped his community. Throughout this course we have went over several other texts that show, exponentially how community and individual shape each other.
The narrator, Nick Caraway, in the Great Gatsby guides us through the book, Caraway is believable, and the reader wants to trust in his narrative. Therefore, every time changes his mind about the protagonist, Jay Gatsby, the reader tends to change their mind too. In the book, the interplay between determinate and indeterminate meanings trigger several cognitive processes, that will help the reader construct the meaning of the text, for example: retrospection, anticipation of what will come next, fulfillment or disappointment of our anticipation, revision of our understanding of characters and events. The portrayal of Jay Gatsby is the best example, the reader´s opinion of Gatsby is always changing. When Caraway first mentioned Gatsby ‘there was something
As a teenager it is easy to get caught up in the idea that it is important for everyone to be liked by everyone. The Catcher In The Rye teaches that although many situations may feel negative at the moment, often times it turns out for the better. I Holden Caulfield was shaped by his rejections, failures and by the people who accepted him. In conclusion, in the novel The Catcher In The Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, seeks acceptance from those around him when he goes home to look for Phoebe, when he goes to his old teacher expecting pity, and when he visits the nuns because he heard what good people they
Some examples of the use of pathos come from “Chapter 4, Sold Again”, it seems that everything is going good, because a man named Daniel Queen was educating him and even became a father figure to him. Then everything abruptly changed when his master decided to sell him and threatened to kill him if he were to get out of his sight. This part of the text changed everything and may even sadden the reader because while reading this part of the text the reader, may think about being in Equianos shoes and how horrible that may be. Equianos needs to make the reader sympathize for him in order to make the reader realize the horrid conditions that he went through in his struggle through
By then Equality starts to care about his own body when he was taught not to. Equality wonders how he looks, how strong his body is but in that era “it is evil to have concern for their own faces or bodies” (62 ; ch 6). In chapter seven Equality has gotten caught. He lost track of time and he ran to the Home of the Street Sweepers the place where he was supposed to be at. The Council of Home questioned him about where he was, Equality would not tell as he thought of his light in the glass box.
He understands what needs to be done at the end of the novel when Widget cuts a deal to tell Mr. A.H a story for the return of the circus. The reason of the colour representation is due to the fact that he is not fully good or fully evil, and he is struggling with both. That is why he decided it was wise to give up the challenge and let the other people move on with their lives. Mr. A.H realized that Celia and Marco were gone, the entire challenge was ruined and there was no going back. The circus holds a greater significance to him and to the others, then it does to Alexander.
With his friends’ help he learns how to live in this new world, and with them at his side, he faces his greatest foe. This heartwarming movie introduces bravery, friendship, and more importantly, the world of Magic. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s introduces us to a world where anything is possible, but also to the fear of
Turning away from his best friend just exemplified how he was scared and intimidated and that is the worst way to act going through life. The main lesson to take out of Hosseini’s quote is to make the decision that will be the most beneficial to the future because just by one wrong decision, life can go a whole different
Saleem illustrates a great example of appealing to ethos as well as pathos at the same time. This can be seen starting with his opening. He really opens up to the reader with his personal account of a recurring dream that he remembers. One way he accomplishes this is via the repetition of the exact phrase, “Have you forgotten your name?”
174. When Huck was talking about this about the king and duke shows he is maturing and had a true feeling for people. In the book, The Adventures of hHuckleberry Finn by Mark Twain , Huck realizes some important lessons on his trip to save Jim. He takes in the aspects of life, and the line between good and bad. He also knows that now the immaturity of some level of jokes can undermine the lives of others if not thought out right.
Winston believes that this is the moment he has been waiting for, but he also realizes that by taking this step, he is destined for an early grave. ”Winston has an obsession with O 'brien because he wants him to be apart of the rebellion group. Winston obsession with big brother, “ Big Brother and Goldstein exist in effect, and that is the only thing that matters to Winston. Orwell intended for these figures to represent totalitarian power structures; in essence, they are both the same. O 'Brien, in his incarnation as a Brotherhood leader, asks Winston and Julia if they are willing to commit atrocities against the Party, many of which are no better that the atrocities that the Party commits against its people”.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is the father of Scout and Jem. Atticus has values he attempts to instill in Scout and Jem through stories or lessons. Atticus allows Scout and Jem to ask questions about anything they are unsure that way they understand. Atticus deeply cares for Scout and Jem, but wants to be respected based on his actions, not because he is their father.