When he describes his father’s scent at the scene of the fire as “the odor of armpit and crotch and secret hair, the sematic animal scent of him that had always repelled me-until that moment” a sexual smell that at that moment seemed to comfort him but he starts to welcome the feelings it coincides with. A young twelve year old boy figuring out sex. Then he goes to church after the fire because of his guilt and in the story he says, “In the confessional the priest asked me if I practiced self-pollution” and they boy sat there trying to figure out what to say, knowing he meant masturbation and fighting the “soothing voice of absolution” but lied and told the priest no, again showing his frustration and guilt. His contradictory feelings are getting the best of
Lastly, the two words the son and the man add to the complexity of the relationship. This shows that the man can’t picture himself being a father, especially after knowing he can’t meet the child’s expectation, but will always picture his son being a child in his eyes. In conclusion the author uses literary devices to add depth and emotion to the complex relationship between the two characters. He does this by changing the point of view throughout the poem from son to father. He uses a purposeful structure from present to future coming back to present to demonstrate with the complexity of the father's
This displays the fear that the author had for his father. When reflecting over the poem, John J. Mckenna stated, “The author replaced the rather benign ‘kept’ with ‘beat’ thus making the situation more ominous, more negative” Roethke’s father worked manual labor and had a strong physique. This means that he might’ve been too rough with his son at times, but not intentionally to hurt him. That is one of the reasons Roethke feared his father slightly. Another change Roethke made to the poem was the gender of the child.
Castor and Erik spray painted his eyes when he was young, “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying open my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them,” (Bloor 264). When Erik did that he knew that Paul would never be the same and when his parents wanted them to be closer they might have torn them apart even
As the book goes on, Paul starts to overcome his fears by confronting Erik and Arthur. He overame the fears that dominated his life. For once Paul wasn’t afriad, instead showing courage and bravery. Others might dissagree and say that Paul reveals fear because on it says “... I felt afraid for the first time, afriad that we might all get sucked down and drwon in the mud”, Even if Paul was sacred, he forgot about that and saved multipul kids from the sinkhile in this quote, “My glasses were so caked with mud that I couold no longer se anything clearly.
There is no legitimate reason to make anyone touch their own coffin, other to be cruel, mean, and spiteful. That was exactly what the narrator did, and if his brother would not touch it he was going to leave him there. At that point in the story Doodle did not know how to walk so he would not have been able to get down at all. The narrator is also needlessly cruel to Doodle when Hurst writes “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360).
When it started to storm, Doodle fell down and brother kept running away. “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (Hurst 6). Doodle was too tired and overworked to run home in the storm which caused him to die. 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.
Stephen king writing symbolizes how cigarrettes affect his love ones.For example in pg 221 "you 'll never know how serious.I hope." Morrison will be determined to stop smoking or else his family will be affected by his actions.During morrisons first offence it says how his wife cindy will be brought into the "Rabbit room" and be electrocuted for thirty seconds,which is why he should stop smoking because of his family. Morrison uses foreshadowing by he giving his friend the card because they had the same addiction in smoking cigarrettes.He recommends jimmy McCann to use the same doctor he seen and when he seen what has happened to his wife by her finger missing and morrisons wife being electrocuted in the rabbit
I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us”. Hurst was so mad that his plans to make Doodle better failed so he left Doodle far behind in the rain. When Hurst went back for him he was dead because he couldn’t run in the rain. In conclusion the theme of the story is pride can be destructive because since Doodle couldn’t walk and Hurst wanted to show him anyway, out of pride, Doodle
In the story Quitters Inc by stephen king, Morrison the main character, is addicted to smoking but when his friend tells him to go to a place, it was out of the ordinary of what he thought. They would threaten his family or hurting his family if he were to ever smoke again. In the story, stephen kings most powerful use of foreshadowing is when Morrison asked jimmy about his weight. The symbolism that cigarettes portray for stephen king i hatred. It is hatred by the way stephen king used Donatti in the story.
One way Homer shows change through Odysseus is how he changed emotionally. The author reveals this by making the statement” and the man looked, away wiping a salt tear from his check”(Homer 1248). This statement was made after Odysseus seen his dog and how him leaving affected the dogs life but also I think it was all his emotions and how he realizes he messed up by leaving. Odysseus reveals these emotions also when he sees his son for the first time. The author tries and paints a picture between a father and sons love when he write “Going forward he kissed the young mans head, his shinning eyes and both hands, while his own tears brimmed and fell” (Homer 1244).
“Mainly I remember arguing with him… and being told that I couldn’t do anything as well as he could,” Art tells his therapist. “No matter what I accomplish, it doesn’t seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz” (Spiegelman, “Maus II” 44). Learning about Vladek in Maus and the experiences that made him who he was, it’s easy to understand the strained relationships that Vladek had with his son and second wife. Maus I and II are infamous graphic books written by Art Spiegelman that draw out the story of Vladek living through the Holocaust. In the book, Vladek tells his stories to his son, explaining not only his life, but of the life of his friends and family, and the life of others living through the Holocaust and World War II.
Which he, being a puritan minister makes it worse. so, being to cowardice to admit his sin he punishes his self through self-harm. But his transformation always happens at the scaffold. Dimmesdale begins to punish himself by whipping himself, all night and does not get much sleep at night. He also grabs his chest in a way reminds Pearl of her mothers scarlet letter A. at this point in the story Chillingworth has