Hawthorne uses specific language, metaphors, and vivid biblical allusions in the story that help demonstrate Brown’s struggle with accepting the fact that people he loved and trusted may have succumbed to evil. Hawthorne demonstrates three important elements as he tells the story of Goodman Brown, which include: Brown’s own internal struggle, his awareness of external conflicts, and then his reaction to the realization of the good and evil that surrounds him. The first element of conflict experienced by Goodman Brown is the struggle he faces internally. The story begins with a vivid description of Brown
He wants to keep them well in the glass boxes so that they will be good forever. But the society does not allow this. Holden knows he will be in adulthood anyway, but he tries his best to stop it. He chooses to blind himself, which eventually becomes troubles. So despite their different circumstances, Gatsby and Holden both have many
The issue of who’s at fault between Sonny and his older brother is one that cannot simply be answered by pointing figures. It is hard to blame Sonny for the events that have occurred throughout his life. At the same time it is difficult to put the blame on Sonny’s older brother. He was hurt, confused and afraid that someone who he loved was making decisions that could potentially one day ruin that loved one’s life. Though Sonny’s brother was there to help his brother, whether it was because of his promise to his mother or not, Sonny’s brother never took the time or effort to fully understand Sonny’s addiction or Sonny’s passion for music.
One last reason why Ponyboy would have stayed a socs is because Ponyboy never wanted to be a socs or a greaser.In the story Ponyboy didnt like the fact that they were greasers and socs and he had allwayss thought and dreamed about there being a place where there is no greasers or socs. Just people.In the story Ponyboy says “Well I wont but I gotta do something.It seems like theres got be someplace without greaser or socs, just people ordinary people. (84)This is a final reason why Ponyboy wouldnt be a socs. People would think that Ponyboy would have become an outsider during his senior year.These reasons shows that these people were wrong.These explain why Ponyboy wouldn't he couldn't be a socs.Because of the rivalry,the fact that the socs wouldn't expect him and he didn't want to be one.Ponyboy would have been a greaser during senior
In the city, it seemed that Charlie could not help getting into trouble in some way or another, and this is largely attributable to the lack of guidance from leaders and mentors available to him. Since they are still maturing both physically and mentally and building the foundation for their future, it is exceptionally important that American Indian youth have people they can look up to as role models while they transition into adulthood (Estrada, 3/8/17). Without such guidance, Charlie does not recognize the value or purpose of his life, and his sketches suggest that he is even contemplating suicide (00:05:00). Recognizing that his life needs to change, Charlie’s mother sends him to stay with her brother on the Navajo Indian Reservation in hopes that he can become better. Not only is the reservation much more rural and less commercialized, as Charlie discovers, life on the reservation is more slowly paced and grounded in traditional beliefs.
He thinks that he can’t take as good of care for his father as his father did for him. Elie knew if someone ever tried to attack his father that he wouldn’t be strong enough to fight any men off. He knew all he had to do was keep his father as close as possible and you don’t always have to follow what they’ve done just keep them safe when they aren’t in the right stage to take care of themself. He knew that his father just couldn’t go any further he knew that once he felt it was time to give up he couldn’t seem to fight any longer you just have to give up hope and
He is unsure because he wants to stop teaching but he doesn’t want to leave Vivian behind. Grant feels as if all the teaching that he is doing is a waste of time because he thinks the kids will not use this knowledge and will do nothing but work in the fields and continued to be oppressed by the world around them. Grant feels as if his old teacher Mr. Antoine was right about teaching and grows to hate teaching. Grant becomes very alike to Mr. Antoine, bitter and selfish. He also wants to leave to get away from the racism in the south.
Chuckie tells Will he better not still be working there in construction in another twenty years, otherwise he will kill him. He realizes Will has huge potential and tells him he does not owe it to himself but to Chuckie to go do something more with his life. It is evident that Will has a low self-esteem which
For instance, the Crystal merchant states that, ‘‘Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so,’’ which further provokes the idea of cowardness amongst himself. The old merchant is too afraid too loose the things he already has then to pursue his personal legend, which then leads to a dramatic impact on his life becoming extremely ordinary and simple. The old king's situation is an extremely important reminder for Santiago in terms of him pursuing his own personal legend. He serves as a warning to him, that those that are too scared to pursue their personal legend face major
Claiming that he never truly did love her and proving that her father was right about him, “You should not have believ’d me, for virtue cannot/ so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it/ i lov’d you not.” (3.1.117-19) Hamlet’s motives for doing this could be to keep Ophelia out of everything and to not bring her anymore pain if anything was to happen to him as he went through with his plans. It could also be that he is still acting out as the anger/sadden son and that he needs to keep up with the act of seeming crazy to the onlookers. This action also connects to multiple other hasty and rash doings by hamlet that in a way is cutting of ties to his “old life” before he was visited by his father’s ghost and that thinking to himself, that if he’s going to succeed after everything he’s already done, he’ll need to cut ties to anybody that he could at one point had attachments to. There are hints in the line that Hamlet says to Ophelia after saying they need to make themselves clean of this relationship and cut all ties they had with each other from the past. At the same time saying that they shall “relish” in the memories which mean bring great joy to themselves thinking about how much
Holden doesn’t want to grow up, and he doesn’t want anyone else to grow up. Holden wants everyone to stay young and innocent, including himself, even though he knows the can’t and he knows that he is already grown up himself. Facing the fact that they have to grow up and live in the real world is a real struggle for both Gene and Holden because they know the horrors that they are yet to face so they both try to hold it off as long as
12 year-old Carrie, pay less attention to things that don 't matter. The boy you think you can 't live without today? Well...you won 't so much as remember his name. He 'll be replaced with a man you 'll love heart and soul but would never pick for yourself,so stop trying so hard. And I know you think you 're not smart enough, but get an education anyway; tenacity will push you every time you 're afraid.
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." This quote has been highly debated by those who believe that new experiances are vital to one 's development, and by those who belive that new experiances hinder one 's life. Trying to do something beyond what one have already mastered helps one grow because it makes one push himself, because it helps one gain lifelong experiances and lessons, and because it can bring failure into one 's life. Some may argue that trying new things does not help one grow because it intimidates and scares one from attempting anything new. While new experiances can be terrifying, one may grow by conquering that initial fear of