In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
For example, the author writes “He wanted a second chance. Another chance to be confident… But he busted her jar of mayonnaise and nothing else worked out…” (Rylant 283). This quote shows that the boy let fear take control of him, now, he is regret because he should be confident in front of the girl he like from the beginning. This quote shows that fear will bring you down in front of the girl you liked. The author also writes “… he never once turned his head in her direction… the bag boy let her leave the store, pretending no notice
Enkidu will regret cursing Shamash after looking at her, and will bless her instead (the interaction between Shamash and Enkidu, in which Shamash tells Enkidu to take the curse back will not be shown). Enkidu will finally die. Although nothing is mentioned in the text about Enkidu’s death, the gap will be filled by showing him suffering and taking his final breath. Gilgamesh will be shown cursing the gods, and he will start to
He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time. The ghost also tells him that he fell asleep in the garden and Claudius poured poison in his ear to kill him. Hamlets fear about his uncle was true after all. “O my prophetic soul!” he cries (1.5.40). After finding out all this information, Hamlet was in a dark spot that lead him to acting insane to investigate the accusations that his father had made.
She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up bad habits and learning Lord-knows-what” (Lee 301). This statement shows that she believed the Finch family would look bad if she allowed Scout to play with someone like Walter. This statement also causes the readers to collate her with Hilly when they realize that they both treasure the reputation of their family. In conclusion, Hilly and Aunt Alexandra both value their status in the towns they reside in and wish to maintain it.
Candy is now the “master of the situation 79” and can completely ignore all insecurities. Unfortunately, while dreams provide power, a lack thereof amplifies weaknesses and shortcomings. After Curley’s wife dies, Candy realizes the risk to his dream and his security such that he prioritizes the dream far beyond Lennie’s safety. He even pleads with George to sustain it. When he ultimately learns the dream is beyond recovery, Candy also pales away.
“‘Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!’ Quoth the raven ‘Nevermore’” This nevermore means the narrator will never forget Lenore. This is a problem for him because the longing for Lenore pains the narrator. He believes completely that this raven speaks the truth. Therefore he will always bare the pain due to the death of his love. This makes the narrator furious knowing he will never remedy his loss.
Sylvia does not want Miss Moore to believe she is right and her teachings are effective. As for Sammy, his stubbornness is shown when he quits his job. Quitting his job was a spontaneous decision he made to protect his ego. Lengel calls out “you don 't want to do this” but Sammy keeps walking (Updike 5). Sammy’s stubbornness to admit he’s wrong can be interpreted by the quotation: “It 's true, I don 't.
His dwelling over his “love [for Rosaline], feel no love...”(Shakespeare, Act I, line:177) seems to take up all his attention, making him only want to talk about how glum he is rather than the carnage of the town after the fight between the Montagues and Capulets that happened just moments prior to his arrival. When he says this, he means that no matter how much he loves her, she is not interested and does not love him back. This gives insight
In the first quatrain, the beautiful image of a woman usually created during a romantic poem (i.e, having red lips, pure skin, silky hair) is parodied as he portrays his mistress as plain and not following normal beauty regulations. An example of this begins in the first line when Shakespeare states that his “mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” (1). Contrasting standard romantic poetry, Shakespeare immediately sets the tone to be perceived as negative by insinuating that his mistress’ eyes do not shine. Every line in this quatrain includes a direct comparison like this which begins by describing something beautiful to be compared to, then shifts the tone to express that she is unlike that characteristic. For example, he begins line 2 using the language of “coral” to describe her lips, but the tone is shifted when he says that
Both of these cats showed flaws of each owner in their story and resulted in death for both owner. The grandmother selfishly hid Pitty Sing without telling her son Bailey. The main characteristic she shows is selfishness and later the cat springs onto Bailey causing him to flip the car over. Bailey did not like bringing the cat with on trips, and the grandmother brought him knowing that because they would miss each other too much. Pluto showed his owner was unreliable and dangerous because he would switch from loving animals to hurting them.
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family.
In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the protagonists, George and Lennie have an ambitious dream that leads them through ups and downs. Of Mice and Men was written from inspiration from a poem by Robert Burns named “To a Mouse” which was about how the best dreams often go wrong. Throughout his novella, Steinbeck attempts to tell readers that the American Dream is impossible to achieve and it is not worth setting their mind solely to that dream, as other people will discourage them and it will fall apart. Throughout the novella, George and Lennie encounter many people who tell them that they should give up on their dreams as they are impossible to achieve. When Lennie and Candy are talking to Crooks in his room Crooks says, “‘I seen hundreds
Claudius kills King Hamlet and sends Hamlet into a dark place inside his mind where an obsession with death and possibly avenging his father 's suspicious undoing. After his father 's death, Hamlet 's mother marries Claudius almost immediately. The inappropriately timed union angers Hamlet and his feeling of betrayal causes him to believe that love and compassion are not an important or real part of any human or relationship. His depressive and morbid outlook assures him that death is the only thing that is certain in the world. In his early soliloquies, Hamlet expresses longing for suicide "O that this too sullied flesh would melt, thaw, and resolve itself into a dew” (I, II, 130) and
However the author expressed himself by speaking about the road that he took, but the poem is called the Road Not Taken, Could it be that all this time Mr. Frost was speaking about the road he didn 't take? An article called "The Poem Everyone Loves And Everyone Gets Wrong" talks in behave of the poem 's title and give you fact of how the author came about the poem. The article states how the poem was originally called Two Roads. Frost then wanted to challenge readers and ask them self question as of what was the poets ideas, what did the author want to tell the readers.