The technological advancements have created new expectations that society abides by, such as having a viewing screen and remaining indoors. The citizens in the city behave as if they are dead and have no actual purpose to life, other than to watch their viewing screens, “whispering and murmurs where a window in a tomb-like building was still open”. Advances in technology, can help accomplish amazing things, but if technology is only used for entertainment purposes and does not actually involve using our brains, it can separate humans, instead of uniting us. Mr. Mead is a man who has no intention for his mind to rot and wither away with the meaninglessness of viewing screens. Instead of going through life in a blur, Mr. Mead chooses to appreciate the little things in life.
As a reader we witness many depressing events throughout the novel and Stoner’s consciousness become more aware of many things however he is not a tenor of response. Usually he complies with the society rules. Throughout the novel Stoner never stood up for anything unfairly happened to him. He chooses to alienate himself from everything by staying in mute just like his parents do. His dumbness was disappeared and led to consciousness even when he had all the unfortunate events, he never felt sorry for himself.
The epiphany happens when the boy arrives late at the bazaar, when almost every stall was closed. It dawns on him that the bazaar is no mystical, exciting or exotic land. The contrast of his expectation, “the streets with buyers and glaring with gas” (?) and the reality, “a big hall girdled at half its height by the gallery. Nearly all the stalls were closed and the greater part of the hall was in darkness” (?)
Like some ghosts, Tony does not express that much emotion as he complies without getting frustrated at whatever Durante says. Like some types of ghosts, they are very anonymous as Tony does everything Durante says and does not bring up conversations but answers questions. This makes Tony anonymous as he is not very talkative. A ghost would rarely be spotted as they are only noticed when they want to achieve something. A ghost and Tony from “Wine on the Desert” are also very smart although they don’t display this often.
To continue with the themes of windows, Nick also sees himself in a distant window in chapter two. He stated, “Yet over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering” (35). Nick even sees himself as an outsider with this new found group of people. He does not belong and imagines himself as being a separate entity that is only in the presence of them. He does not have any emotional
Many people oftentimes think they are useless. While that is truly not the case, some do believe their situation is hopeless and real. Sydney Carton in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities truly does think his life up until now has been eventless and sees no place for himself to continue on without an act of heroism. In this excerpt from the novel, Dickens uses the literary techniques of diction, symbolism, and allusion to show how Carton thinks of himself as second-rate, but with a higher purpose. Since Sydney thinks of himself lowly from the beginning of the novel, it is not surprising he’s out walking about at night with no one else around.
He passed by a fancy restaurant that he knew (even without any sigh declaring it) that he was not allowed inside. Inside was a class of people he wasn’t comfortable with and vise versa. He then moves to the restaurant that is known to be for his kind, with cheap food, decor and even behaviour. It ends with his furious anger and will to destroy the fancy restaurant because nothing has changed, with the apartheid or
Mostly now they teased each other about it, but with no real intent to hurt. Minho also knew Kibum could see…things. Things that were disgusting, and ugly and that they were things no one else could see. Those ‘spirits’ also tended to tease and annoy Minho, although he had absolutely no spiritual perception. Attempts to touch just ended up with the boy walking right through their projection-bodies.
Malvolio is the enforcer of rules in Twelfth Night, but only when it best serves him. He acts as a distinct contrast to the other minor characters in the play. Maria, Fabian, Sir Toby and Sir Andrew all tend to enjoy frivolity and this is not the lifestyle that Malvolio approves of. He acts as though he is sound of morals and uses logic at all times but the moment his dreams can be achieved he has no qualms about doing whatever he can to get them. He emphasizes the place and status of the others, despite lacking the titles and real power that some of them have.
Once again Nick is withholding information. He knows Daisy is not even in her room. This signal will never come and Nick did not tell Gatsby this. Nick Carraway is similar to the main character of Fitzgerald’s Winter Dreams because he tries to please people and is very polite. However, Dexter is more honest than Nick is.
"The Pedestrian" uncovers the disengagement of its hero, Leonard Mead, and how that seclusion causes him to be withdrawn with the present. Leonard is a man who strolls through betrayed boulevards consistently, manufacturing lives of individuals who are left in their homes sitting in front of the TV. As he strolls, Leonard uncovers through his contemplations that nobody else strolls, and everybody is by all accounts possessed by sitting in front of the TV and not connecting with other individuals. The contention emerges when Leonard is halted by an un-kept an eye on squad car that requests to know who he is, the thing that he does, and why he is strolling. In the wake of accepting unacceptable answers, the auto remands Leonard to the Psychiatric Ward for Regressive Tendencies where he will probably be dealt with to absorb into society.