He learns that although he was strong and could easily kill Joe, he himself would ultimately be his own downfall. Joe is the antagonist even though he is the weaker one between himself and Spunk. Joe knows that his beloved wife Lena has the hots for Spunk, but he has absolutely no intention of getting her back. There is even a full paragraph on the first page that explains his feelings on the situation. This paragraph allows the reader to understand Joe on a deeper level.
Holden’s obsession stems from his fear that he may become a phony one day. So, he spends the book running from adulthood by doing childish things and struggling to keep his life from changing. We see Holden’s fear of phonies shine throughout The Catcher in the Rye. Why does he have this fear?
This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp. Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else.
Alecia Williams Professor Guest English 201 26 February 2018 The Effects of Epiphany Both stories, “The Dead” and “Araby” by James Joyce, were two very interesting pieces. The stories displayed quite a variety of themes including, betrayal, regret and life and death, just to name a few. However, epiphany is considered the major and most important theme in James Joyce’s stories. Therefore, in this essay, we’ll see how epiphany affected the characters in both stories.
Art has to look for ways to ensure every second he spends with his father enables him to learn something new about the Holocaust. Art wants to spend the least amount of time with his father because of the bad relationship between them that was caused by the death of his mother. However, in the Great Gatsby, the central conflict is between a man and himself. Gatsby thinks that Daisy will be attracted to him because of the great wealth that he has acquired over the years. But Daisy requires more proof that Gatsby is a changed man and he no longer possesses his past character.
Stories with a little bit of edge but a major symbolic meaning are the type of stories in which people are entertained. In the story Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he uses imagery, allegories, and symbols to not only entertain his audience but to teach them a life lesson. This story is one where you have to dig a little deeper to really reveal the true meaning that Hawthorne is trying to portray. I believe the symbolic meaning of this story is that we all have evil in our hearts and are all victims of it.
In the tragic play Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett uses juxtaposition to develop a comparison between two contrasting concepts and characters such as the themes of tragedy and comedy as well as the characters Vladimir, Estragon, Pozzo, and Lucky. This comparison supports and controls the pacing of the play, as well as accentuating the essential elements in human conditions during 1948, such as, the difficulty in establishing any sort of close relations between people and also the kind of status and situation people were in, mentally and physically during that time as WW2 just ended, and also allowed to readers to have a wider range of perspectives by not making any definite conclusions and offering an opened ending in act 1. Throughout the act 1 of Waiting
He knows that the school doesn’t want him to be there anymore, his roommate almost beat him unconscious, and his parents will only be disappointed when they know that he has been expelled from yet another school. For Holden, it seems like there is no one else to turn to, except his younger sister Phoebe who he can’t see unless he goes home. Teenagers all across America feel this same sort of detachment from the rest of society. Only one thing going wrong could cause the rest of our worlds to collapse. Holden ended up trying to live on the streets when he ran out of money, and as the story progressed, he dug himself into a larger hole of loneliness.
One strategy he uses is figurative language to more deeply explain the feeling in certain situations. Such as when he explains his family's fight when his father comes home, this could be relaid as a challenge. Obama says “...I felt as if something had cracked open between all of us, goblins rushing out of some sealed off lair...”(71). You can tell that is is figurative language because it is not possible to crack open also when things happen mystical creatures do not come and rush around you. What Brack is really saying is that his family is upset and so many feelings and thoughts are swirling around in all of their heads, and know those thoughts are coming out.
The antagonist in the novel which is Sarty’s father, rebels against these wealthy families and burns down their barns as vengeance, by doing this Abner is pushing his family into impoverishment. https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/fast_facts/1890_fast_facts.html Within the novel Faulkner provided his audience with a certain structure of writing he creates depth of characters by using lengthy descriptions of them. Furthermore, the descriptions of the writing would follow an object to validate the character. (Introduction of Sarty or Abner
Hannah Taulealea Ms.Wilson Block 2: Night Essay rough draft 19 April 2017 Inhumanity to Humans In the heart-rending and powerful book Night by Eli Wiesel, inhumanity and great mistreatment toward the people of the Jewish religion during the times of the Holocaust are described throughout using stylistic elements such as: Imagery and figurative language. Eli Wiesel incorporates these elements often in his book which helps the readers to understand the idea of inhumanity quite clearly. Imagery is used strongly in this book and it’s especially shown at many points during. It helps to aid the reader’s thought process and imagination of what happened in the story by using specifics such as words and phrases to help one
Margalit Fox, in her article “Chaim Potok, 73, Dies; Novelist Illumined the World of Hasidic Judaism” (2002), explains and describes what impact Chaim Potok had on society. Fox writes “A bearded man with a scholarly mien, Mr. Potok wrote in a straightforward prose that some critics found unpolished and others likened to that of an urban Hemingway” (Fox 7). This shows how society viewed Jewish authors, but Chaim more specifically was viewed in two very different ends of the spectrum. Seeing how some professionals viewed his book at this time also helps me see what life was like for Jews and it helps me see how this treatment may have affected the book that I read. Since the majority of the article is discussing Chaim Potok’s life some of the
Elie Wiesel’s Experiences In the book Night, Elie Wiesel recounts his experiences of the Holocaust. Throughout this experience, Elie Wiesel is exposed to life he previously thought unimaginable and they consequently change his life. He becomes To begin with, Elie Wiesel learns that beings aware and mindful are more than just important. On many occasions, he receives warnings and hints toward the impending tragedy.
With regards to this, I will also look at how their childhood experiences influenced their writing style. For example, Geoffrey tends to write really long and dense paragraphs, while Tobias on the hand, typically keeps his shorter. In The Duke of Deception, Geoffrey Wolff took on the task of justifying the lies that created a barrier between family, friends, and the general public. His memories from his childhood are disturbing, jaw-dropping, and tangled with guilt. The memoir begins with Geoffrey Wolff learning of his father’s death in 1970.
In The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, Salinger established Holden Caulfield’s introverted character through his background and experiences. As a sixteen year old student, Holden had to encounter many life and death obstacles. He becomes traumatized from witnessing the deaths of people close to him. Holden’s experiences with death changed his perspective of the world. For example, Allie’s death allowed him to realize the weaknesses that death has upon everybody, old or young.