By using connotative words like , sad and alone, the author stresses that the child is not actually happy. The photographer also uses juxtaposition to create a contrasting effect of the background and the boys facial expression. The boy is depicted smiling and enjoying himself. However, the background shows that he is in a degraded neighborhood that is poverty-stricken. “On the Want of Money”, by William Hazlitt, is written by a nineteenth century author, who tries to persuade people that impoverished people cannot truly obtain happiness because they cannot afford life’s basic necessities.
Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral” and Edward Hopper’s painting Sunday depict depression and isolation by showing in the painting a man sitting by himself creating a feeling of him being alone and in “Cathedral” in an internal way of the narrator not really seeing the beauty in the world. Raymond Carver is a previous alcoholic who adds in alcohol in his short stories such as “Cathedral”. Carver has the narrator always drinking, he mentions that in the house they have a bit of every kind of alcohol. Representing his feeling of being alone just like the man in Edward Hopper’s painting, Sunday. In the painting there is a man sitting on the curb smoking, he looks very depressed just like the narrator in the short story although he shows depression in many different ways.
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is an important piece of literature due to its ability to convey a Culture Clash from the African view point, introduces a loveable character with a tragic flaw that motivates him to his death, and a culture that introduces the fear of many. Okonkwo shows how his fear lead him to dislike anything associated with his father; laziness, agabala, and lack of achievement. Eventually after the arrival of the missionaries Okonkwo soo felt the same about his culture and life. No one cared, but him.
The main point of this story, Tangerine, by Edward Bloor, is how the people that society look down upon see things from different points of view. An example of this is the main character, Paul, who society looks down upon, as they consider him blind, however, he often sees what others do not and has excessive knowledge of the world around him. Even though he sees everything, he does not say what he knows and others do not ask him, for they believe he has no knowledge of the problems. After moving to Tangerine, he sees his brother doing horrible things and his parents none the wiser. His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid.
But it is clear the man’s logic is twisted; Abner Snopes provoked all incidents by himself to create a reason to excuse his desire for fires. The final scenes of the story suggest the justice was served, as the man was caught during his final crime. But this is also a complex situation, as other family members, who did not support Abner’s position directly, did not experience the improvement in their living conditions and even could be hurt or killed. The story starts with the description of a trial, where Abner Snopes was accused in burning of his neighbor’s barn.
Before obtaining his possessions and wealth, while embracing his black culture on the farm, he was remembered as being a nice and caring person. Despite acquiring the material success he had longed for, he sensed an indescribable hollowness and loneliness. Macon Dead II is never able to get rid of his sense of loss due to the fact that he ignores and suppresses his cultural ties from the
Initially, he seeks attention, telling his war stories to the townspeople. Sadly, they show no interest towards Krebs as the war hysteria died down. His stories seem dull, as the town is over saturated with similar reports of the war life. Krebs resorts to desperate lies that exaggerate his experience, making up for his late arrival. This marks the weakening of Kreb’s ego as his desperate ways lead him into a deeper hole of despair, “A distaste for everything that had happened to him in the war set in because of the lies he had told.”
I believe the author wants us to realize how helpless he was in the situation and how he couldn't help out but could only watch. From a reader's point of view it is almost like we are there reliving these devastating moments with the author. Most of all the reader wants us to realize no matter how much he wanted to help or prevent these other soldiers from suffering he couldn't. He doesn't want to be looked at as neglectful or as a bed person but he wants us to know he feel terrible and these tragedies are something he thinks about often.
Willy always found his dreams in someone else which is why his happiness never came. At first it was his father then it was his brother Ben, and then it was famous sales man Dave Singleman. He looked for others inside of himself which led to him not being satisfied. Dreams can not be rented or borrowed. Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had.
Things Fall apart “A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more and more bitter when a man fails alone.” (Achebe 25). Chinua Achebe’s story describes how a man who has everything, can still be as unhappy as a man who feels they have nothing. A man named Okonkwo, who has everything a man in his position can dream of having.
In the poem “The Raven” poe was feeling very emotional for the loss of Lenore. Basically he was expressing his feelings, and made his story very short about his dreary night in december. In line 31, it says “back into the chamber turning all my soul within me burning.” Poe starts to panic. He was thinking some scary thoughts now he feels like his soul is on fire.
Moody’s Final Despair In the autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi, by Anne Moody (1968) she ends the story with Essie saying “I WONDER. I really WONDER” (289). In doing this, it is left up to the reader to decide whether or not Essie is hopeful or doubtful about what is to come in the future. After reading the book and finding several instances where Essie witnesses the bad in both white and black people and expresses her hate for both races, it is concluded that the prevailing sentiment is despair towards what the future has to hold for African Americans in the state of Mississippi.
Everyone is hidden behind their mask, scared to show their real identity and afraid to be judged. Sandra Cisneros used the symbolic meaning of shoes and feet to taunt this human trait. Cisneros used shoes to represent mask and feet as our intrinsic nature. Cisneros used Esperanza to make the reason we hide behind our disguise more visible as she acknowledged one’s pain to endeavor to conceal our real intentions was to face others and to get protections by revealing Esperanza’s experience in her own perspective. To do that, Cisneros used shoes and feet to show the need to fit in, the protection they seek for, and the cruel reality of age breaking the mask.
The Great Depression was a time of disparity; many people lost their jobs, their families, and the will to live. Many problems arose for the people of the United States. Three specific problems that these people experienced were food shortages which which was made worse due to President. Hoover's philosophy, increased racial discrimination which led to the creation of an executive order, and economic problems for farmers which was solved agreeably. Although many people struggled during this time it also showed the determination of people wanting to get better and not giving up because of how many obstacles were in their way.