When he does, it is a complete disaster and he runs away in anguish: “My heart sunk within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained. I saw him on the point of repeating his blow, when, overcome by pain and anguish, I quitted the cottage, and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel” (137). The monster has felt the pain of rejection from human society. He understands what it is like to be hated because of his appearance. This is the start of the monsters downfall, he lets the rage he feels consumes him: “Cursed, cursed, creator!
For many reasons Andrew Carnegie was not a hero but a robber baron. In his personal life, business approach, and philanthropy he was not heroic. He would either just hide the bad things that he would do or just not do anything heroic. He basically a standard robber baron for the time. The only reason that some people think he was a hero was because he would trick the public or every once in awhile do something good.
Another reason why a Separate Peace is a pessimistic novel is because it tells of a character who maliciously expressed his pettiness and jealousy to his friend through harm. During the entire novel Gene is rude to Finny for an unreasonable and unrealistic reason and “jounces the limb” to prove it. Gene’s jealousy of Finny’s natural talent drove their friendship to the point where it slowly disintegrates into anarchy and denial. All of these roots stemmed off from the moment when Gene- in his moment of hesitancy- shook the limb so that Finny would fall and shatter his leg ultimately crippling him from playing any physical sport ever again. Throughout the entire novel, Finny was completely unaware that his best friend would ever hurt him in such a way.
This quote conveys the theme because once you let something take over, you’ll never, realize all the damage that you have done to yourself or others around you. During his life, he wasted it in the pursuit of the destruction of the creature and in turn, the creature destroyed everything Victor loved, including Elizabeth. Both their life was wasted away by the destruction of hatred and the damage they wanted to do to one another, they could have forgave and moved on, but didn't make that choice until it was the
On page 132 Nick makes the observation that it seemed, “she had never, all along,intended doing anything at all.” If she had told Gatsby from the beginning of their relationship that she did love Tom then Gatsby might not have pushed so much with Tom and perhaps the ending would’ve been different. However, she lied and made Gatsby believe it was only him and that she would be with him forever. In the end, If she would’ve said something to Gatsby and not lied about their relationship then The fight wouldn’t have been so mad and she wouldn’t have been so upset while driving and wouldn’t have killed Myrtle which would’ve prevented the whole
By speaking for Christian, he isn’t helping him woo Roxanne at all. She isn’t falling in love with either of them. She is in love with a collaboration, a pure fantasy. If she had married Christian, how could she live with him, knowing that he could never be the one that she had loved before? While Cyrano has many faults, it must be said that he did have his honorable moments.
Reveals about situation: This quotes shows an outside perspective about Holden and his future. Many outsiders can gather that Holden is wasting his life away by not applying himself. The thing is, Holden is already dying because of this unworthy cause. Specifically, he is letting his disorder control him and as a result, he gives up and terminates his goals. He is not physically dying, but he is internally dying because he cannot motivate himself to achieve happiness and a sense of accomplishment.
Aylmer thought Georgiana’s birthmark was imperfect and wanted to remove it. Aylmer is to blame for Georgiana’s death by showing her how much he hated the birthmark and by eventually making her hate it herself, causing her to allow him to remove it. Georgiana loved Aylmer so much she was willing to change the way she looks to make him happy. She saw how disgusted he was with her and she couldn’t take it. “Pray do not look at it again.
Furthermore, George talks to Lennie about the land and their dreams in a cold voice before he shoots Lennie, showing the signs that he didn’t actually believe in what he was saying anymore. “George shook himself...his voice was monotonous and had no emphasis.”(Steinbeck 103). George speaks in this tone which shows how he did not believe what he was saying to Lennie was true. George realized his dreams would never come true after being blinded by his own ambition to become successful for quite a while. Steinbeck uses motif and irony to show that chasing the american dream leads to ones misjudgement of reality.
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?