She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
Odysseus from The Odyssey by Homer is extremely worthy of being referred to as a Basileus. He has the generosity, persuasion skills, and the skill level that is commonly seen in a Basileus. Generosity is a trait that is seen as good in the general population, but is especially good in leaders. “A basileus cannot afford not to appear generous” (Pomeroy, Burstein, Penlan and Roberts paragraph 10” Generosity is essential for developing a large following. Leaders who are not seen as generous or who give out unequal rewards quickly lose their following and eventually their power.
“Chorus Leader: ‘Did you perhaps go further than you have told us?’ Prometheus: ‘I caused mortals to cease foreseeing death.’ Chorus Leader: ‘What cure did you provide against that sickness?’ Prometheus: ‘I placed in them blind hopes.’” (Prometheus Bound, Line 247) Humans are lazy: they were born without knowing why and they seldom try to seriously search for an answer; they were sent to schools without knowing why and they usually just follow parents’ orders; they are way too lazy to think deeply since to swim in a tide is both physically and mentally more acceptable than to stop, to stand out, and to question: “Why do I live?” This sort of laziness is derived from their “blind hopes,” blind hopes that cause them to believe they will at least not die today or tomorrow, blind hopes that cover the truth: Their lives may end at any point of time. By holding these blind hopes,
One of the representations for the play is Williams trying to reach a realization of his sister’s illness and “exorcise his guilt” over not being able to do anything to help her (viii). He tries to write the play to escape from this guilt, but ultimately nothing can cure him. Tom is symbolic of Williams in the play, as he also tries to escape from his family, and especially his feelings for his sister. He only escapes temporarily before he comes back to the dreadful household, for one cannot permanently find their way out of reality. Although Tom finds his way out of his life with Amanda and Laura, he found himself to be “more faithful than [he] intended to be,” not being able to leave Laura in his past (vii.
Their distancing during the development of the novel shows that they truly do not love each other for their qualities as people but the quality of their pockets and their name. Same can be said about Gatsby’s obsessive nature and his attraction to Daisy. The lopsided affair shows that Gatsby’s one true connection to Daisy was the ambition for a better wealthier life. As he values Daisy’s wealth and her ambition for a wealthier lifestyle. Gatsby places Daisy on a pedestal and very clearly is chasing a past that has moved on.
Presuming The Machine of Death was invented, it would only make things worse because people would be paranoid and stressed about what The Machine Of Death told them what their cause of death would be. In the story Almond by John Chernega, the main character gets a prediction from The Machine Of Death, and it says cancer. She then later goes and gets a checkup at the doctor, and the doctor tells her she a healthy as can be. So she gets stressed and keeps going back to the machine thinking that the machine made an error. She then gets informed that the machine never makes errors, so she lives with the paranoia that she could get cancer at any time or stressed that the machine might have gotten her prediction wrong.
Sanders believed in letting the story speak for itself. He also criticizes Kiley for failure to stick to a consistent tone of the story. Mary Anne is no longer sweet and naïve and her eyes lack emotion. On the outside she is the same but something has happened to her to bring her from a state of innocence into understanding. At this point Kiley’s firsthand experience with the story ends and what he calls speculation begins.
“So, I take phosphates or phosphites whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again. Personally, I disagree with their ideas. Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good. But what is one to do? (l.42) The husband decides everything for the protagonist and thinking it’s for her own good, but eventually his methods proves to worsen her illness, she can’t even write.
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
Curiosity often has a positive connotation because books often portray it in that manner. It is commonly seen as being a useful to have. However, in life, although curiosity can be quite rewarding, it can also cause hardship. Louise Untermeyer, author of “Pandora 's Box,” and Ray Bradbury, author of “All Summer in a Day” capture the good and even bad side of curiosity through the protagonists. In “Pandora 's Box” the main character Pandora, has so much curiosity that in the end, it causes hardship to all of mankind.