The next line states “Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,” (4) This line means that people selfishly seek out worldly possessions and that this occurrence seems to be a never-ending cycle in the world. The next line states “Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,” (5) Whitman is saying that he sees countless people and yet, they are each boring or immoral and have nothing to show for their life. The poem continues with the line “Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,” (6) this line means that Whitman feels as if he wasted so much of his life
Brother could have ran back to save Doodle, but he was to overcome with anger over the fact that he was not able to teach Doodle sufficiently. He tried to hard to teach Doodle and they didn 't make enough progress which caused him to be upset and angry with Doodle. If he ran back to help Doodle, he may have lived. Brother, filled with anger over the lack of progress with Doodle, left him behind in the
Both the poem “Warren Pryor” by Alden Nowlan and the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr express a depressing tone. “Warren Pryor” is about a son who chooses a career that he dislikes in order to please his parents. “Harrison Bergeron” is about a dystopian society where excellence in any way is considered a disadvantage and inequality for others. In both texts, the protagonists all face the barrier of having their nature being stifled; however, the speaker in the poem chooses not to fight back for himself, while the majority in the short story is not even able to realize the barrier that they face. In the poem, the speaker Warren Pryor is under the pressure and high expectation of his parents that he has to choose to work
Darry and Ponyboy have flaws in their relationship, because they don’t understand each other. The greasers and socs are always creating conflict with each other, just because they’re not in the same group/class. Finally people don’t know when to stop, and this is mostly because of greasers v. socs. All of these reasons are why divided communities is the most critical theme. If there wasn’t divided communities in this book, Johnny never would have killed Bob, the brawl never would have happened, Dally most likely never would have robbed the store, and much more.
I avoided boats and wouldn’t take a plane or go abroad. Despite all these precautions, I couldn’t get rid of the image of myself drowning”(366). This expresses just how deep his fear of water is. He is limiting his life because he is still traumatized by the wave swallowing K. He feels that because he did not try to save K. that he also will be sucked in by the water and never brought
When the Legends Die Essay In When the Legends Die by Hal Borland the main character, Tom, has shown resentment and hate for most authority figures he has come across. There are different reasons for this including that they’ve lied to him, trapped him, and caused him to damage his pride. After all this he likely feels there’s almost no end to the ways they can harm him, some examples being making him do things that are morally incorrect and making him do things that could cause him long term injury. As a young boy Tom never had any authority figures he didn’t respect and who did respect him in turn. He lived alone with his parents, and even though he saw other Utes and whites before living in Bald Mountain, it never says anywhere in the
“He is a sinner, a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the time, but of his own vision of decent conduct.” (144). This quote means that John Proctors reputation is being a sinner and has no respect for his conduct. John Proctor in the eyes of the towns people is a sinner and now he has to try and prove to them that he is a good person. “If you’ll notice, sir-they’ve known the women many years and never
What for?” (Bradbury 69), Mildred is definitely a big antagonist in Montag’s life. Mildred is very ignorant, and thinks books are irrelevant in their society. She also refuses to read because it will tear her apart from her “family.” Montag has a lot of time on his hands to go and become a great reader, so he goes to seek Faber for more knowledge. In this
However, the prejudgements, rumors, misinterpretations, etc. often lead to making that person a target not because of their own self, but for their appearance. Those same reasons also lead to the lack of empathy in an individual. The Maycomb County folks are, “... so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” (Lee p. 73). They are so busy worrying about protecting themselves that they even forget about the others.
Jonas feel sad and misunderstood for the boy in war. Jonas sadly understood that no one know what he is feeling. These are like real life because some careless people don 't think about others and think that everything is just a joke. For example aborted a baby and people who play war games and don’t care about real war that is happening on like the Syrian civil war. Besides in the novel Jonas realized that the community is living in a bad way and these