Scott Fitzgerald also used them to impact his readers. The most common and the most heavily used theme you encounter throughout “Babylon Revisited” is change and transformation. This theme is the most important one encountered throughout this story. For example, in the criticism passage, Paul Bodine states, “ On the surface, the story is about a father’s attempt to regain custody of his daughter after a series of personal disasters” (Bodine 17). This statement shows both themes of change and transformation in one sentence.This statement given by Bodine explains the entire plot of the story.It also supports the main theme by giving a very brief summary of the story, in which this theme is heavily present.
Finally, Palamon flees from the imprisonment many years later, and the two cousins unexpectedly meet in a forest. When an intense brawl breaks out between Arcite and Palamon, Theseus intervenes and eventually decrees that an official tournament will grant Emily’s hand in marriage to the winner. Each participant prepares differently for the tournament, which tremendously affects the outcome of the event (Chaucer). While Arcite and Palamon seem very similar in background and personality, their contrasting calls of heart are revealed
Seven is a crime mystery film about two detectives played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. Detective William Somerset is soon retiring because he is tired of his unpleasant living in such a corrupt city and he is training his replacement, Detective David Mills. Throughout the film, the two are chasing a serial killer who designs his killings off the Christian seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. He believes he is doing God’s good work by “turning each sin against their sinner.” Fincher again began this film with revealing opening credits of diaries and strange belongings that turn out to be owned by John Doe, our serial killer. Fincher also utilizes close-ups of non-speaking faces \to show characters processing information.
P explains to Junior how hard he has fought, how Junior fought off brain surgery, seizures, drunks and drug addicts, that Junior is stronger than he thinks. As Junior slowly comprohends the truth that his teacher was laying out, he began to question where is hope? Mr. P responds to his question saying, “‘Son,’...’You’re going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation!” (Alexie 43) Mr. P’s statement emphases Junior’s need to go somewhere other than the reservation, so that he might be successful. This passage connects to the overarching theme, Junior needs to leave the reservation to be successful but if he leaves, his community will disown him. Losing his community is one of Junior’s fears, making it one of the risks he must take in order to have
Macbeth attempts to immorally control his own fate by ignoring his conscience to pursue his ambition. Before Macbeth murders King Duncan, he contemplates if he should commit the evil deed that will come with consequences. He stresses, Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague th ' inventor: this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips. He’s here in double trust: First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, Who should against his murderer shut the door, Not bear the knife myself (1.7 9-17). Macbeth establishes his relationship with the
Ophelia has gone crazy after Hamlet 's takeoff and her dad 's passing. Laertes returns and promises to retaliate for Polonius ' passing. Claudius imagines a fencing match in the middle of Hamlet and Laertes, amid which Hamlet is to be harmed with a harmed sword tip and harmed with a beverage, in this way guaranteeing his passing. At the point when news arrives that Ophelia has suffocated herself, Laertes is pain stricken. Villa and Horatio chance upon the internment site and memorial service cortege; Hamlet tries to battle Laertes yet is
Macbeth believes Banquo is a threat to his throne. Macbeth’s paranoia causes him to hire Murderers to kill Banquo. Before Banquo dies he cries out one last statement to his son Fleance. He shouts, “Thou may’st revenge -O slave!” (III.iii.18). The idea of revenge on Macbeth is first begins here and is a subject of the play till the end.
He had every opportunity to get revenge, to stop the thing, but he didn’t. He couldn’t. Leonardo wasn’t a murderer. He was just a high schooler. But he still wants to commit suicide, and comes to pulling the trigger of the gun, but nothing happens.
Originally, Macbeth needed persuasion from his lady to follow through with Duncan’s murder; however, the audience sees Macbeth’s ambition grow when he plans Banquo’s death on his own. He even tells his wife to “be innocent of knowledge, dearest chuck” (3.2.45). This act of lonely violence displays the progress of Macbeth’s ambition. He went from a man who needed an extra push in order to carry out such an evil plan to one who was able to orchestrate his own scheme. Guilt and fear consume Macbeth after the first murderer informs him that Banquo has been killed but his son Fleance escaped the murderous grasp.
1-28. Here, we see Macbeth struggle internally, as he must decide if he will put his morals aside and kill King Duncan for the power of being king himself. Initially, Macbeth starts planning the murder and creating detailed solutions to problems that may arise during it. We see this when he says, “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well, It were done quickly.” (Act I Scene VII, ll.1-2.) This is where the planning of the murder truly develops.
Others are in for revenge and keep that on their mind to kill people and sell drugs. Everyone knows what they are doing, they are aware they are ending a life, and living a life of violence, but something brought them into the gang and they focus their attention on that one thing to execute the tasks given to them. Towards the end of the video, the girl’s killer says this about the gang he wasted his life defending, “We fight to protect territory that isn’t ours to begin with. We cover ourselves with guns to show we are tough, but inside we are weak.” Like all of those guys in jail, like the girl who became a rat, and Chester who agreed to be a part of the video, they get to a point where all the killing, violence and drugs take a toll on them and they want out. To most of them there is no “out,” because they know the task of getting out is extremely dangerous and there is a slim to none chance of completing it alive.
This can be seen in The Crucible when Hale attempts to convince the accused to confess to their crimes in order to save their lives even if they are wrongly accused. Hale says to Elizabeth Proctor “Goody Proctor, your husband is marked to hang this morning.” (The Crucible, Act IV, Miller, 131) when he initiates his attempt to convince Mrs. Proctor to influence John Proctor to confess. Hale has become frustrated with the court system and is now attempting to convince all of the accused to confess to a crime they didn’t do in order to save all of their lives. Another parallel between the incidents dramatized in The Crucible and the acts during the 1950’s due to McCarthyism is that in both instances, the community was extremely religion based. The Crucible was focused on Puritanism while the acts of McCarthyism were focused on Communism.