In both, Mr. Scrooge is an old miser who hates Christmas and cares very deeply about his money. He is warned that he needs to change his ways, or, after death, he will be chained for eternity. He eventually does change and is kind to everyone. Greed is dissolved and love is evident. The play and drama are very similar, but different
As the embodiment of the American Dream, Gatsby is both present and unreachable. Gatsby, although corrupt for most of the novel, turns out “alright” in the end. In her article, “The Great Gatsby and the Obscene Word”, the author, Barbra Will, focuses on how Gatsby’s characterization and the obscene word on his steps complete the ending to The Great Gatsby. With his past life being full of corruption, the audience, as well as Nick, is forced to forget about Gatsby’s past. When Gatsby’s past is forgotten, he can more clearly represent the audience.
For example, in Stave One it says, “But he was a tight-fited hand at the grindstone. Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching covetous old sinner!” This shows that Scrooge it not a good man because he has committed many sins. Also, Scrooge proves himself to be extremely rude when in stave one he was telling his nephew Fred, “every idiot who goes about ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled in his own
Have you ever wondered how a tiny accident that seems absolutely unimportant can completely change your life ? Rainsford in Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" and Eckels in Ray Bradbury's " Sound of Thunder" both made tiny mistakes which then completely cange their lives. (thesis) Main characters of two stories are : famous writer and hunter - Rainsford, and rich experimenter - Eckels, and they are both in constant search of new adventures and experiences, in this searches of unforgettable feelings and unusual hunting they forget about danger and caution. (sentence ?) Because of their overconfidence and thirst for something new , little unremarkable thing that happens to both of them, that results to huge changes.
Tom accuses him of pursuing his unlawful acts and from Gatsby’s reply he shows no guilt. Conversely, Lucas’ views on morality are ruined through his stealing and mugging. In the end, the characters are both destructed by their dreams, but contrast because as their personalities are being transformed Gatsby is destroyed emotionally, while Lucas’ persona is
Brent Staples’s use of diction is incredible because of how he uses it. A great use of diction in “Just Walk on By” would be the word “victim” (542). The word victim in the beginning of the article makes audience see the author as a criminal. This is because the author uses the society’s belief of the word to make audience believe that he is a horrible person. This hurts his credibility a bit because the author is already creating the idea that he does not seem like a good person but as the story goes on the word actually has a different meaning.
Altogether Twain thought Franklin was a dimwitted, ignoramus fruitcake that walked around “flying his kite and fooling away his time in all sorts of such ways, when he ought have been foraging for soap-fat, or constructing candles.” (“Late Benjamin” 140). Twain does have legitimacy with his critique, although he may have been a little rude presenting his points, it was still a valid argument. Franklin does get more credit than he deserves, but unlike Twain, I don 't think we should forget that he ever
Dickens showed that with power, passion, and humility even the most temperamental people can change. During Scrooge’s visit from the first ghost, we finally see a tear in his strict facade. During the whole ‘dream’ the grump could not stop crying, watching his pitiful old self. But we
Ivan falling off a ladder symbolizes the first sign of disintegration of his bubble of falsity. His materialistic desires contribute to his deteriorating health since he injures himself when deciding between having “straight or festooned” (57) curtains. Ivan’s trivial concerns about interior decoration is a reflection of men’s obsession with societal aesthetic standards and status. Ironically, Tolstoy exposes the lack of uniqueness of Ivan’s house due to like-minded, pretentious people striving to do the same. Ivan has been average since birth; he is the middle son with a blend of personality in “between the two [elder and younger brothers]” (47).
A beautiful portrait of the fair is built with Larson’s detailed depictions of “the buildings, waterways, and scenery” (Larson 274) within this spectacle. The clear pictures painted in the reader’s mind transports them to this wonder-filled attraction. However, more disturbing images are depicted in subtle ways, like the fact that Holmes “often smelled vaguely of chemicals” (Larson 46.) An image of horror conjures within the mind of the reader at this seemingly minuscule detail. The beauty and novelty of fair existing parallel to the grotesque nature of Holmes’ past times can only be excused as pure and unadulterated dramatic irony.
He sounds ridiculous; war sounds ridiculous. War exists merely as a series of “invented games” played by people of power to “break the monotony” of existence. Viewing the letters’ censorship in such a way creates a sense of humor through a contrast of the reader’s light-hearted expectations with the meaningless of war. Bolstering this parallel between war and the protagonist, Yossarian sustains an eccentric stance against “modifiers.” This is oddly reminiscent of WWII, or any war, in which a group of people who differ from the majority become the targets of mass discrimination. Relating a grammatical structure to an oppressed race stands cold, yet sadistically comedic.
Victorian literature is often characterized by the triumph of good over evil (Redd). In Jekyll and Hyde, the theme of Victorianism persists, but not without some quirks. When Mr. Hyde runs into the little girl on the street, he is quickly brought to reckon with his wrong by Mr. Enfield and the girl’s family, showing rather early in the text that traditional Victorian values are most assuredly present. However, in the long run of the story, the Victorianism of the story first looks to be faint. Mr. Hyde, a character of supposedly pure evil, becomes stronger with time.
To commonwealth, the riches are frequently advertised as uncanny extravagance. Yet whether it is displayed through the torn society in which the superficial and frivolous Kardashians abide, or in the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American classic, The Great Gatsby, wealth comes at a price. Fitzgerald conveys through his novel that beyond luxurious attire and thirty-thousand-dollar champagne, is an underlying truth that catches a glimpse of a world not so prosper. Indicatively, his book follows the story of a young man by the name Nick Carraway, who in the midst of befriending Jay Gatsby, learns the moral decay amongst the wealthy through quixotic goals of love. To commonwealth, the riches are frequently advertised as uncanny extravagance.