Colloquialisms are often used in literature to give their character more lifelike qualities. If the character speaks with their own slang it gives the character more defining qualities and makes them more memorable. Burgess uses colloquialisms to the fullest with his character Alex in A Clockwork Orange. Alex has his own slang that he uses throughout the entire book, which makes him an extremely different and memorable character. Alex uses his slang very early in the book, on page two Alex states, "There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim..."(Burgess 1.1.2).
There is no doubt that the journey that Stephen Kumalo takes part in is a tough one. It brings him news that figuratively destroy him. The news that hurts and disappoints him the most is the news about his son, Absalom. When he finally finds Absalom, he finds him in jail, charged for murder of a white man named Arthur Jarvis. Stephen Kumalo seems to have lost all hope.
There aren’t any justifications for discriminating against others based on their appearance. Johnny and his teammates created offensive stereotypical caricatures of African Americans followed by hateful comments which can’t be ignored. Mike, Adam, and Liam claim to have been joking, however, this isn’t a joking matter. They feel that their first amendment, which is the right to freedom of speech, protects them from any consequences. However, we don’t feel they should be exempt from punishment due to their freedom of speech; their posts were gravely inappropriate and offensive.
Antonio begged God to forgive Andrew (Antonio’s brother) “Your brother has sinned with the whores, and so I condemn him to hell for eternity!”(Pg.173). Antonio’s demeanor portrayed confusion and fear of why he is the chosen one to save his brothers when he is hopeful for their saving of him. “Oh, I cried, forgive me Lord! I have sinned, I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed.
The narrator was occasionally cruel to Doodle. The narrator tries to get Doodle to touch the coffin that was built for him when he was born. When Doodle refuses, he threatens, “Then I’ll leave you here by yourself”. Doodle, being young and handicapped, is very dependent on his brother. Being alone terrifies him, and he uses that fear to force his brother to do something that scares
In chapter seven in the Outsiders Ponyboy talks to Randy about how the Socs and Greasers hate each other and in the end, Ponyboy made Randy feel better of himself. With all that Ponyboy experienced, he knows that everyone has some potential for being good and that Randy would have saved the kids in the church too. Randy mentions that the world hates him, but Ponyboy says that he hates the world and he needs to change that. In the talk with Randy Ponyboy says “So it doesn’t do any good, the fighting and the killing. It doesn’t prove anything.”
It would be difficult to read ‘The Awakening’ without an awareness of Chopin’s clever use of certain phrases or words to present the concepts of different identities within the text. This essay will explore in depth the relationship between Chopin’s use of language and the concept of identity. The reader is introduced to the concept of identity in ‘The Awakening’ almost immediately. Within the first few pages of the novel, the use of the narrator creates a patriarchal sense of social identities (Ramos 147).
Both Arthur and Hester want God to judge them instead of man. C. Roger Chillingworth is a very evil man. It pleases him so much to find out a mans deepest and darkest secrets even if he has to torture him to find out about it. He tends to search
Lieutenant Cross not only felt terrible for loving Martha more than his men. The tragedy of Ted’s death has become “something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (O’Brien 107). Lieutenant Cross blame himself for being distracted and not being focused on the mission he burned Martha’s letters that also included two of her photograph’s (O’Brien 110). He finally realized that the relationship between him and Martha was fictional it was only lust. Lieutenant Cross learns he have to take responsibility as the team
Nadsat accomplishes a few works in the novel A Clockwork Orange. The dialect used in the novel strengths the reader to concentrate at most of the duration of reading the novel. Consideration may be provided for on seeing the expressions on the page, the thought is unfocussed from settling on choices of the book’s characters. In this way, Nadsat protects us from the merciless and brutal occasions that happen in the book, permitting us should create a seeing with Alex, the hero. In this essay the function of language in the novel A Clockwork Orange and the film by Kubrick and how these two genres achieve the same effect with different techniques in the film will be discussed.
Truman Capote wrote the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood with the accounts from the murderers and investigators of the Clutter family. As Capote grew up, he found himself neglected by his mother and father. Because his mother and father often neglected him, he spent much of his young life with his mother’s relatives. While Capote was young, his mother often made fun of him for being “different” than other children. Although Capote faced many hardships throughout his early life, he was able to overcome them and attain a successful writing career.
However, the irony of war to the soldiers is further displayed when Cross ends up becoming too obsessive over Martha when “carrying” his things, and barely even acknowledges the death of one of his soldiers in Ted Lavender. He then does not come back in touch with reality until the next morning when he realizes how idiotic he has become to love his illusion more than reality. As a result, he decides to burn the things he carries in an attempt to end his obsession, but it is evident that this is ultimately a continuing conflict he will have to battle throughout the book. In this passage, I noticed how prevalently longer sentences were incorporated within the text to indicate the plethora of things the soldiers carry in common.
It is very ironic because while at the Front, all the men were discussing on what they are planning to do once the get home, but reality is nothing will ever be the same, wherever they go. Paul was the first to exhibit that loss of hope. I agree with the main thesis of this book that war is uncalled for, it is just a game that ruins innocent lives of the young population while the nations that they are fighting for are using them as toys, all just politics. The main thesis of this book is so easily shut down, but all it is is the truth, unfortunately wars are gruesome, gory, and
Mom, this is your son hector and I hope you one day read this so you can hear about my adventures of being kept in a horrible camp for bad boys. Here it isn 't even the work they force us to do that upsets me the most, it 's the emotion they put you through. The kids call me names like idiot, worm, mole, and other saddening things. There is one ince friend here and he tried teaching me how to read, but these people think digging is more important than Learning words that I used to make this!