As the story progresses, Gregor becomes aware of his waning humanity because of his lack of interaction with the other members of the family. His degradation as a human, however, began before his physical transformation, due to his ceaseless devotion to work. Informing the audience of the Samsa family’s backstory, at one point the narrator states that “They had been good times and they had never come again, at least not with the same splendour, even though Gregor had later earned so much that he was in a position to bear the costs of the whole family, and did bear them. They had even got used to it, both Gregor and the family, they took the money with gratitude and he was glad to provide it, although there was no longer much warm affection given in return” (Samsa 15). The narrator’s statement encapsulates the tragic path that Gregor took.
He also felt tired. Tired of dealing with lack of food and abandonment from his parents. He thought that this was an excellent solution to make his life better for him but in reality it became a problem because he was thrown in a situation where being a human didn’t matter. It was like how someone who abandons their life and escapes it to find something better, but this didn’t happen for Richard Frethorne. His situation was that a “Mouthful of bread for a penny loaf must serve for four men which is most pitiful.
15). It is evident that isolation has overcome the Creature, and he just wants to belong somewhere. This derives from his lack of father figure to teach him how to politely address the outside world that is terrified of him. By learning from watching the family he wants to attempt to communicate with, he has not been able to feel involved in the world. Adding to this, the Creature cries, “Shall each man.
“[He] was able to escape the worst of [his] culture’s inheritance. And uneasy though [he is] about [his] new life, [he] cannot whine about it,” (253). The Hillbilly culture is full of poverty, however it explodes with family values and support from those who don’t battle with addiction. J.D. claims that, “the life [he] leads now was the stuff of fantasy during [his] childhood.
Due to his family and compassion for his son, Walter is able to face his loses and keep moving forward. However, the poem’s speaker has a different temperament towards his situation, “[he wishes he’d] never been born,” (Hughes 23). This man is weary, and is tired from his struggles in life. He no longer has the determination to keep going, unlike Walter. This is due to the fact that he
Slowly, he is rejected by his family who he adores, showing us just how important he was within the family unit. The family take Gregor for granted. “I have responsibilities for my parents and my sister”(101), Gregor is the sole provider for the family; being the only one to uphold a job. Without him, they would not be able to afford simple necessities. His family as a result, become lethargic; weak and
However, this suffering can be resolved with the ears of a trusting and understanding individual. Compared to the old man’s life, the young waiter’s character’s life is seen at its peak where he has a loving wife to go home to, “He's lonely. I'm not lonely. I have a wife waiting in bed for me," hence he does not sympathize with the old man. What the young waiter doesn’t understand is, his life will not remain the same forever because ageism is what caused the loneliness and hopelessness that the old man suffers from.
“My working week and my Sunday rest" tells us that he spent a lot of his time with him and that without him he has no longer has control in his life and he has lost purpose and reason.” Because of his death, his world is now falling apart. “Pour away the ocean" could convey how he feels, that he is drowning in his grief, and pouring away the grief will allow him to carry on with his life. His view of the world has now changed, and it has become a sinister and lonely place. Also, the last stanza is a metaphor for how his partner 's death was a waste of beauty. “The stars are not wanted
The theme that I was mainly connecting to was the message of, do your very best to get what you desire but don’t go so far too extreme measures. The last paragraph of this story is sharing how the hunger artist died, but one boy came over to ask why he didn’t stop fasting, his excuse was he couldn’t find anything he liked to eat. We all truly know he just wanted the right amount of attention from certain people applauding him of his talent, fasting. The hunger artist did everything he could to become the greatest performer of fasting, along with being so weak and full of pain he didn’t reach his
The seventh man should forgive himself because his actions were not the best but his intentions were not bad either. It is also not healthy for the seventh man to carry guilt on for his whole life and by carrying this guilt he did not have the life he wished to have. First of all, the narrator should forgive himself because The seventh man felt like a protector towards K. For example,( Para 9) pg 6 states “ Ever since I could remember, my best friend was a boy I’ll call K. His house was close to ours, and he was a grade behind me in school. We were like brothers, walking to and from school together, and always playing together when we got home”. This shows that the seventh man and K were really close friends before his death.
His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust. Your conscience is your mind that tells you right from wrong. This part of Elie’s mind has been worn down immensely so that Elie can no longer feel love or compassion for his father. Through Elie’s use of “free at last” he was demonstrating that Elie was no longer obstructed or weighed down by the presence of his father. Elie only views the death of his father as a relief.
Chris hated that. He hated the thought of his parents, especially his dad, having had near total control over him. He never showed any signs of it, but by the end of college, Chris McCandless was dying to get away. Throughout the story, Chris showed he had a determination to get to Alaska. On his trip he meets various people who care for him.
And another part of him couldn 't help but wish de Foix was his father, as he had first thought. There was also a small part of him that wished he hadn 't grown up in the Court of Miracles but in a safe and happy home with a loving family. However, a much larger and rational part of him was grateful and accepting of the man his childhood had helped him become. If he had grown up privileged and as the heir of Belgard, would he be the man he is today? Even so, Porthos had to admit he wasn 't pleased with his own behaviour these past few days.
I disagree with the author that Chris McCandless was a crazy person, a sociopath, and an outcast, but even though he was very bright, he made some decisions. Before entering the wild Chris had just recently graduated from college with his degree. He was an intelligent student without any street smarts. Upon his departure, he left behind his sister whom he loved very much and his parents who he was upset with. That was a feeling he had especially about his father.
Into The Wild essay After reading Into The Wild, I have begun to speculate whether or not Christopher McCandless was just a depressed yet intelligent young man or if he had several other mental abnormalities. Growing up, Chris had a very nice home, went to a good school, had plenty of friends, and received everything he ever wanted from his parents. To some people, this might seem great, but to others, like Christopher, this life was just not enough. I began to wonder if Chris was just a spoiled brat, or if there was an emotional void that needed to be filled that caused him to leave. It is obvious that Christopher McCandless was outrageously intelligent; however, he suffered from extreme depression and possibly other mental impairments which