By using first person confessional people are able to see Death in a new way, it shows his emotions and makes him more humanized. It shows how he suffers every time he needs to collect a body, but he helps them by collecting their souls. He does not wish for people to die but he is the one who needs to deal with the result when they do. It hurts him to see what humans do to other humans, but by going through this suffering, he heals and continues to survive which shows the humanity that is in Death. Zusak also uses third person omniscient to convey the thematic message on suffering in healing.
Mary offered him a beautiful pipe and a tin of tobacco. Mary explained that if Crabbe took a smoke whenever he needed a drink, and so long as he was careful not to inhale the smoke, it could help him and be a lot less addicting. Back to civilization, Crabbe’s employer Brighton invited him on a wilderness trip to help boys avoid bad influences. Crabbe decided to go, and he could help them by offering the same advice that Mary gave to him. Therefore, Crabbe learned more about his addiction than he ever thought
Younger generations are inseparable from their headphone but when asked about music, they become soundless and grow distant. In “Can Music Save Your Life,” college professor Mark Edmundson describes his studies of how music affects the mind and concludes that music makes the generation feel like their voices are heard through the lyrics. He believes that people use music to escape our fears, reality, and to soothe ourselves. When individuals listen to a specific song that opens a door in their minds, they tend to listen to the song repeatedly until it has no effect anymore and the door closes. Music makes people search further into themselves and they begin to flourish through every lyric, every note, and every instrument played in the song.
Clayton always wanted to acquire Cool Papa’s identity, but after overcoming challenges he was able to discover his own self-identity. Clayton had to compromise his values to join the Beat Boys because he didn’t want to be a “cute kid”, but that experience helped him find his individual voice that was different from Cool Papa’s. The underground subway symbolizes Clayton’s passage from one phase of life to another. In contrast to the underground’s darkness, Clayton is able to emerge out of it with confidence and acceptance. The journey helped Clayton to be confident with his own self-identity and to accept his Cool Papa’s death.
Demonstrating his love for music, it’s the only thing holding him together as his only purpose in life is creating music because his life in prison has changed him and he is unwilling to chase after any other goals besides music. While also displaying the literary device metaphor because the words, “shaken to pieces,” is an implicit comparison between each other. All in all, James Baldwin also develops metaphors throughout the duration of “Sonny’s Blues,” to tie in with his theme of suffering can lead to creation.
He states, “I didn 't want to believe that I 'd ever see my brother going down, coming to nothing, all that light in his face gone out, in the condition I 'd already seen so many others. Yet it had happened and here I was, talking about algebra to a lot of boys who might, every one of them for all I knew, be popping off needles every time they went to the head. Maybe it did more for them than algebra could” (Baldwin, 96). This supports the fact that Baldwin uses darkness within the story to symbolize the tragedy and suffering experienced by African Americans in the 1900s. Often, the darkness of Harlem consumed African Americans by means of physical, political and social
When he finally faces the truth of Sonny’s drug addiction his entire world is being penetrated. He then realizes the only way to resolve his own pain is to reach out to Sonny by having to shield his reality to the reality that is around him. It’s not till Sonny finally stands up and faces the music. First he must look at his neighborhood and must acknowledge for what it is. As he teaches he hears, “Their laughter...It was not the joyous laughter which God knows why-one associates with children.
Of Mice and Men is a very lonesome Novel. Each character has their own style of loneliness and expresses the feeling in several kinds of ways. Throughout John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, Loneliness is shown between a couple of important characters such as Lennie, Crooks, and Curley's wife. In the first couple pages, Lennie had been going through flashback of when he was a younger man and his aunt would give him mice to stoke and pet. But for some reason he'd always accidently kill them.
Edgar Allan Poe 's poem, The Raven is told by an unnamed man who was sitting all alone in his room. One late night, he hears someone tapping at his door. At first he thinks that it is just someone coming to stop by and visit him. Instead of just openeding the door he begins to remembering the loss of his love, Lenore, who had recently died.The unnamed man begins to realize his fear of what could be on the other side of his chamber door. When he finally works up the courage to go and open the chamber door, all he sees is darkness and nothing else but darkness .But the narrator continues to hear the never ending tapping, so he checks out the window.
. it’s because he wants to stay inside.” (304) Jem realizes that with all the hate in the world Boo probably stays inside to avoid all of that and just wants some peace. At this point the readers view on Boo Radley has change from a psychopathic mad man to a kind boy who secretly cares for Jem and Scout. The next and final change in the readers view of Boo happen when he finally come outside of his house and openly meet the children for the first time in the story. This happens at the very end of the book when Jem and Scout are walking back for a school play and are attacked by Bob Ewell.