After witnessing Lupito’s death, Lupito still remains within Antonio’s mind wandering like a lost soul not knowing the ending to his death. He still continues to question whether god has helped his spirit or if he is forever lost to wander. “It is the soul of Lupito, they cried in fear, doomed to wander the river at night because the waters washed his soul away!”(Pg. 26) This is the first placement of Antonio’s religious ambivalence. Antonio may think to himself that seeing someone die is a sin, the idea of growing up thinking that the world is perfectly put together and being restricted from reality is a sin, restriction is a sin.
Since McCandless died they were only updated of his death which left them to grief. Additionally, when Mccandless was going to leave Carthage Borah said,”I noticed he was crying. That freighted me...””that’s when I started having a bad feeling that we wouldn’t seen Alex again.” McCandless seemed uncertain for his survival. Therefore he concerned Borah about his journey. More over, Mccandless lacked essential materials for his survival.
Isolation, caused by the individual burden of guilt, is shown through these characters as a pain worse than death. Through their subsequent storytelling to relieve pain, these characters show the importance of connection to society. Communication with a willing listener is the only thing that can reconnect one to society after mental isolation has consumed their mind, as shown through Frankenstein and the
Near the end of Paul’s leave of absence, he felt isolated and full of regret, “I ought never to have come here. Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless-I will never be able to be so again. I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.”(Remarque 185) This quote accentuates the narrator’s separation from his family, when he cries out “I ought never to have come here.” Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier.
Dimmesdale’s scarlet letter is a permanent scar that causes a strong pain, but nobody is able to see his redemption because it is always hidden. Saying “God is merciful” cannot bring Dimmesdale peace because he knows that he does not deserve God’s forgiveness as a coward who has failed to confess his mistakes. Once Dimmesdale’s sin is covered by his hand, he has stepped into the endless circle of hiding and regretting. The scarlet letter’s changeable nature reflects the life of Hester, who is able to repent her sin in a positive way and eventually gains her right to return to a normal life. However, the contrasting characteristic of Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart indicates the fact that his life will be always filled with guilt and torture because his inability to be true.
However, the brothers continue to avoid the facts, they find it too hard to face up to the dishonesty of their father. Furthermore, the novel continues to point out the theme of loneliness. Adam begins to share a story to his brothers about their father’s infallibility. Suffering from being unable to see the bad in people displays his character flaw. Cathy is expressed as a symbol of evil.
He fears for his own self good, and he blames society’s “simple-minded patriotism, their prideful ignorance,” for not feeling sympathetic (O’Brien 48). Society, in his mind, does not understand how he is forced to fight for a cause he does not want to help. They are responsible for this conflict when the government sends him his draft card. Society creates a separate conflict, and he, of all people, is forced to help fix it. If he does not help, society will look down on him, and possibly they will come after him in Tim’s mind with “helicopters and searchlights and barking dogs” (O’Brien 53).
In the first line, he says, "How from emptiness can I make a start?" (Line 1) The tone of the persona is confused, devoid of hope, lonesome and almost desperate. It speaks of pessimism. This line gives the reader an overview of the persona 's character and how he handles the challenges of living. "Emptiness" is a lonely word and the speaker is trying to tell the readers that man is born with nothing that would make living a painful episode.
Though Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories like, The Cask of Amontillado, to his poems like, The Raven, Poe’s shows his writing style to use physical imagery and connotative syntax to show ,imagery in his writing. Throughout his life, Poe had always lived through the most chaotic and evil of time. His parents died while he was 3 years old. After his parents died, he lived with another family member who never accepted him as their own son. Later on in life, Poe had served in the military and at that point he started writing poems.
T.S. Eliot is a worldwide famous poet, an American modernist, and the winner of the 1894 Nobel Prize in Literature. Eliot changed the existing order in English literature. His poetry and literary criticism changed the literary interests of the whole generation. Through his poems, he forces people to know the history of the development of English poetry and to look at the seventeenth-century England with a new vision of Romanticism.