Let The Great World Spin Character Analysis

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Love is an extremely crucial factor in determining how one feels about death. Depending on your relationship with an individual, it varies how you may perceive news of their death. Tillie, a main character in the novel Let the Great World Spin, did not want to be on earth without her friend, Jazzyn. “She was tired of everyone wanting to go to heaven, nobody wanting to die. The only thing worth grieving over, she said, was that sometimes there was more beauty in this life than the world could bear” (McCann 103). This quote demonstrates Tillie grieving heavily for Jazzlyn. She cannot fathom Jazzlyn’s death and the fact Jazzlyn believes she had been an awful mother all of those years. Her final sacrifice is taking the blame for the burglary so…show more content…
Corrigan, from the novel Let the Great World Spin is a firm believer in Jesus Christ and that he has a plan for all of us. “Corrigan told me once that Christ was quite easy to understand. He went where He was supposed to go. He stayed where He was needed. . . . He never rejected the world. If He had rejected it, He would have been rejecting mystery. And if He rejected mystery, He would have been rejecting faith” (McCann 295). Corrigan believes that in order to achieve success and happiness, you must have faith and not be left curious about anything. The lord has a plan for everyone from when they are born, until when they die. In The Color Purple, Celie is a firm believer in God and that he has a plan for everyone as well. Her letters to him are strong and she has faith in Him. “What Corrigan wanted was a fully believable God, one you could find in the grime of the everyday. The comfort he got from the hard, cold truth-- the filth, the war, the poverty-- was that life could be capable of small beauties. He wasn’t interested in the glorious tales of the afterlife or the notions of a honey-soaked heaven. To him, that was a dressing room for hell. Rather he consoled himself with the fact that, in the real world, when he looked closely into the darkness he might find a presence of light, damaged and bruised, but a little light all the same. He wanted, quite simply, for the…show more content…
In the novel Hamlet, Hamlet grieves over his father’s death, while his mother, uncle, and the people of Denmark seem to move on very quickly. “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Do not for ever with thy vailèd lids, Seek for thy noble father in the dust. Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity” (1.2.70-75). Even Hamlet's mother, Queen Gertrude, advises Hamlet to quit grieving over his father. Death, she claims, is "normal" and “inevitable.” While it is not easy for Hamlet to come to terms with his father’s death, it seems rather easy for his betrayful mother, who encourages Hamlet to be like her. King Claudius has no soul, as he tries to encourage Hamlet to move on from the death of his father. “Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death. The memory be green, and that it us befitted. To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom. To be contracted in one brow of woe, Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature. That we with wisest sorrow think on him. Together with remembrance of ourselves” (1.2.1-7). King Claudius starts by perceiving Old King Hamlet's passing and reports it "befitted" the "whole kingdom" to lament Old Hamlet's incident. In any case, he furthermore avows that it is "quick" for the "whole kingdom" to move on quickly. Self-interest and self-defending are both fundamentally more

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