“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” This quote from Edgar Allan Poe proves Poe’s drug use and gives the reader an idea of why his stories are unusual. “I do not suffer from insanity, i enjoy every minute of it”. This quote from Edgar Allan Poe relates back to Poe’s drug use and although we can’t prove it, his drug use did seem to alter his state of mind.
Though there were many times when characters in The Great Gatsby are caring and sentimental, they are also very unconcerned and ignorant. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the theme of “wealth can breed carelessness” using the literary devices and techniques of point of view, imagery, and flashback, to create meaning in his classic work. Fitzgerald uses these techniques to show us deeper into the luxurious, and extravagant lifestyle of Jay Gatsby and his fellow associates. Nick Carraway, the narrator of The Great Gatsby, has an essential role in the story line because without his point of view this novel would not be the same. Nick Carraway is second cousins with Daisy Buchanan, who may be one of the most absent-minded
A Christmas Carol The story A Christmas Carol was written by Charles Dickens in 1843. A Christmas Carol is about a old man named Scrooge who only cares about himself and money. By the end of the story he has been visited by four ghost his dead partner, Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. They teach him that he needs to make changes in his life, and he becomes a kinder person. In this story Scrooge changes substantially throughout, and proves that everyone can change.
“...Philosopher, scientist, poet, swordsman, musician, aerial traveler, maker of sharp retorts and lover (not to his advantage! ), here lies Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, who was everything, and who was nothing.” Cyrano, a Gascon cadet, a talented, bold, well-respected and mischievous man who does everything without regrets. In Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac, Rostand reveals Cyrano as a courageous and humble person because he shows intelligence, bravery, and loyalty throughout the play. Throughout the play Cyrano shows intelligence. In Act I, Scene IV, Valvert insults Cyrano’s nose.
Ebenezer Scrooge is talking to his nephew, who's name is Fred. Ebenezer Scrooge dislikes Christmas with a lot of passion. However, with the help of three spirits, the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future, Scrooge eventually changes to have positive feelings towards Christmas. Dickens states, "Thank 'ee. I am much obliged to you.
The nonpareil example is the epigraph that reads, “Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt”(Vonnegut 122). Vonnegut utilizes extreme words such as “Everything” and “Nothing” to make it obvious to the audience that he was not being serious. It is ironic that Billy chose that epigraph because his life has been miserable. Vonnegut continues to make up words or sounds, one of them being “Poo-tee-wee”(Vonnegut 215). The sound or word serves to ask an unanswerable question: why war?
In “My Papa’s waltz,” the author used alliteration of /s/ (still and shirt). In “Grape Sherbet,” the author used alliteration of /t/ (trying and taste)/. “Then waltzed me off to bed/ Still clinging to your shirt” (line 15 and 16). “I’ve been trying/ to remember the taste,/ but it doesn’t exist./ Now I see why/ you bothered,/ father” (line 25-30). The child try to teach the father waltzing but while they are doing it the father messed things up.
He is considered an outcast and a lot of what he learns is from William Shakespeare. John never thinks much about the importance of sadness. He is excited to go to the World State where there is no such thing as being unhappy. When John journeys to the World State, accompanied by Lenina, John, and Linda he discovers that sadness is just as important as happiness is. John goes through several experiences throughout the book Brave New World that make him realize how important the right to sadness is to him.
In the play A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Scrooge was guided by 3 spirits teaching him he needs to change to keep people close to him and love him. At first he was a inconsiderable selfish person. For example when the gentleman visitor can he only was worried if his operation was stopped I knew this when he said “from what you said, I was afraid someone had stopped its operation. When his nephew Fred can over to ask him to come to Christmas dinner, Scrooge said “I’ll dine alone.” This implies that scrooge doesn’t like to spend time with his nephew. Ebenezer Scrooge is acting like a
The love of  weaklings for each other can only manifest as the goad of lust; the love of the weak for the strong is abasement and fear; the love of the strong for the weak is pity and forbearance; but the love of the strong for the strong is Love, for it is the free surrender to one who cannot compel us.” He also states that this new true art does not seek to gain but will be conservative and that it is the theatre which should take precedence in bringing all styles together to create the perfect drama. He claims that whilst Jesus suffered for all men, Apollo raised them to their “joyous dignity”. The Art-work of the Future: Within this complex and extensive essay, Wagner continues from his last point in Art and Revolution. He starts off by explaining that Nature is to Man, what Man is to Art. He explains this to be that once the first has evolved itself to its full potential, the latter shall find its own self.