The first line of the song is, “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel.” Dimmesdale is hurting himself just because he thinks it will make up for his sin. The song talks about true pain that a person experiences throughout life. The song talks about a “crown of thorns” which relates to his shame and whatever mark is on his
Fear definitely takes place in this story because Scrooge experienced details he didn’t want to know. Scrooge went to the Cratchit’s home and only to find Timmy had died. Scrooge grieved over Timmy and felt miserable for the family. The ghost took Scrooge to his grave. Scrooge pleaded for forgiveness because he knew all the horrible things he had done.
Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment. Furthermore, Paul feels that because of war’s ability to manipulate his feelings into becoming almost static, he has no choice but to have self control and bottle up his emotions. This emphasizes the fact that war causes pain by twisting a soldiers emotions so they fall into a deep despair and begin to crumble, until eventually they are left with nothing but a skeleton of what they once were. Moreover, In the same conversation with his mother, Paul wishes to be taken back in time so he can escape the anguish he currently feels: “Ah! Mother, Mother!
with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy” (202). The Navy coming in Chapter 12 right after Piggy’s death is pessimistically placed by Golding. Unfortunately, Piggy was killed at a time where the boys were extremely savage and the Navy was close to finding the
Knowing what only he and Hester know, the secret eats away at him and drives him close to insanity. Eventually leading to his very public death. Once he confessed his sin to the community, his guilt was gone too. Even after Dimmesdale repented, God still did not like the sin because his has still committed an unforgivable sin. But, once he repented, he felt as though he was separated from that sin.
Dimmesdale is the minister of the Puritans which devours him alive because of the shame and guilt of his true identity as Pearl’s father. He is so ruined that his health becomes putrid and he begins to decay in a sense. Hawthorne describes his looks, “...the health of Mr. Dimmesdale had evidently begun to fail…the paleness of the young minister’s cheek was accounted for...his form grew emaciated… his hand over his heart, with first a flush and then a paleness, indicative of pain” (92 Hawthorne). The reverend decays more and more as the guilt of his true identity lingers in his heart. Chillingworth, mostly referred as ‘The Leech’, is in a similar situation where identity tests his well being.
Since Cross let Lavender die on his watch and he felt responsible for his death Cross burns all the pictures and letters that Martha sent him. This is his attempt to “burn the blame” but soon Cross realizes that is impossible and that he will always carry that emotional burden of guilt. (259). Cross needs to forget about Martha and make sure he puts his men before some girl. Cross has to carry the weight of all the men in his group just like Christ did.
After Creon heard the horrible news something changed about him as he stated “ I killed you, my son, without intending to, and you, as well, my wife. How useless i am now. I don’t know where to look or find support. Everything I touch goes wrong, and on my head fate climbs up withs its overwhelming load,(1486- 1490) .” Creon’s disloyalty to his family brought him to his worst nightmare. He realize what a huge mistake he has done and regrets it.
Dimmesdale was a devout Puritan, and because of how hard they were on themselves he believed that he can no longer live a life of happiness. His despair was inflicted upon him once he committed adultery with Hester Prynne and decided to keep it secret.“While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul…”(Hawthorne 117). The pain came from deep within Dimmesdale, and he believed that one sin can destroy his whole life. Puritanism is now looked upon as one of the hardest religions because of their strictness in their ways of life. They truly believed that if they sinned they would be looked at as if they were scum in the eyes of the church, and this was exactly how Dimmesdale saw himself.
After the death of Lavender, he is wracked with guilt because he believes that his preoccupation with his unrequited love for Martha caused the deaths of Ted Lavender and Kiowa, two members of Alpha Company. Cross sits at the bottom of his foxhole and cries for the passing of Lavender and the loss of Martha as his lover (Kaplan 45). He later destroys all the pictures he has of Martha since he felt ashamed for loving her more than his men (O’Brien 7, 9). In conclusion, Tim uses his mental struggles to deal with the scars left behind by the war by channeling his emotions into writing. He depicts the struggle that war veterans go through since not every soldier can forget the death and move on.
Hurst shows the narrator’s remorse of leaving through his use of somber words. After the narrator discovers Doodle’s deceased body, he uses cacophonous, and sorrowful, words, such as “weeping,” “tear-blurred,” “crying,” and “fallen,” to describe the massive regret he had for leaving behind Doodle. The narrator fell into hysteria as he was unable to control his intense crying, so the diction used only could be cacophonous. As a result of Doodle’s death, the narrator and his family left their house at some point in time after the event because the loss of a family member must have had a depressing effect on the atmosphere within the home. After an extended period of time, the narrator returned to his childhood home, despite the painful nostalgia
Even as he tries to forget her after the trial, it floods back following the collapse of his marriage. His guilt for Hanna is only exacerbated by his and his classmates’ guilt for Germany’s role in World War II. They condemn the older generation, and Michael blames himself for falling in love with
The creature explains why his actions towards his creator, “I have devoted my creator, the select specimen of all that is worthy of love and admiration among men, to misery; I have pursued him even to that irremediable ruin. There he lies, white and cold in death. You hate me; but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself”(Shelley, 263). However, the creature is sad about the event contrary to what someone would expect. He demonstrates once again that deep inside he didn’t wanted anything of this to happen because he was just looking for his own happiness.
The monster is immediately filled with regret and explains how he is truly sorry for everything that he has done and that he knows there is no way for him to fix all the mistakes he has made (180). He then says that he will end his own life in order to put himself out of his misery. This shows just how much self-hatred that he had for himself, and it also creates the reader to shift from hating the monster, to