The repetition of “tomorrow” also holds another meaning. Tomorrow is in the future, and his emphasis on the future means that he knows it will continue in the future. Each day “creeps” by, and he feels every second of the days that he hates. Even worse, they are “petty,” or meaningless, pure drudgery for him to live through every day. He sees no hope, and believes that this will continue until “the last syllable of recorded time.” Macbeth knows that all of his suffering
His final words, “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody” (Salinger 214), tell the world that he made connections and feels the intensity of emotions these connections being up for him and that blissful ignorance might have been the better choice He is finally coming to grips with himself…” (Privitera 250). At the end of the novel, Holden is still evasive, and refuses to commit to himself, but he shows self-confidence about what he will be doing with his life and the influences of the teen years are fading. The image of two worlds which Holden had fantasized is that he visualizes childhood as a peaceful field of rye in where children would play and would not lose their innocence; adulthood, for the children of this world, resembles death—a deadly
Granted, Amir never admits openly to being at ease with his self loathing, yet being granted redemption, even after centuries have passed, would strip Amir of his essence. Hosseini made Amir personify the angst that comes with human life, he breathed life into everything that makes humans twist and turn at night, and stripped him of everything else. He is not happy, nor content, never thinking about anything other but himself, Amir might be fear
As Jay continues his ill-witted journey of attempting to repeat the past, others are forced to watch in awe as he wonders life blinded by love. Everyone around Jay realized the toll time has taken on their lives, yet Gatsby himself refuses to accept the new role time has played in their lives thus leading
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
Holden is a judgemental person who keeps observing other people’s phoniness but never notices them in himself. He lies intensely throughout the course of the novel, starting from lying to Ackley at the very beginning of the book. From his sarcastic tone in his conversation with other people, readers can denote his own cynical view on the world. Holden views adulthood as phony, hypocritical and fake while childhood in his mind is a world of innocence, honesty, and joy. That is the main reason why he wants to be a “catcher in the rye” to protect and save all the children from falling into the phony adult world.
King perfects this age-old writing tactic and uses it to keep the reader in a constant state of unease, with little to no idea as to how the situation will play out. King will often lead the reader down a certain path only to pull a complete 180 on them and will turn the story on its head, all for the purpose of keeping the reader on their feet. He does this most profoundly with Beverly Marsh. Beverly had been abused by her dad so in her mind it made sense to her that she would eventually marry an abusive husband, and so she did with Tom Rogan. King goes out of his way to establish the history of abuse and mistreatment Beverly has suffered at the hands of the belligerent Tom and he makes it seem like we are about to bare witness to another vicious beating via belt after Tom sees Bev smoking a cigarette.
In this point of the novel, Santiago has completely giving up on his dreams of pursuing his personal legend, however; through the influence of the crystal merchant, which serves as an example of someone who has become blind to pursuing his personal legend, Santiago further develops the motivation and strength he needs to never give up and to always pursue what he desired. For example, One of the most important things Santiago learned from the Crystal Merchant is the importance of following one's heart and their personal legend. The Crystal Merchant was a symbolic message for the consequence of not following one's dreams. It results in one becoming a sheep, or someone who follows monotonous routines. For instance, the Crystal merchant states that, ‘‘Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so,’’ which further provokes the idea of cowardness amongst himself.
Throughout the story, Dexter aspires to live by his winter dreams, only to be denied and welcomed like a cycle, which wears his self out in the end. He never dreams to be happy with Judy, Irene or his enterprise. All there is for him is achievement and having achieved the economic success, social acceptance and coming to terms with the fact that “he would love her until the day he was too old for loving--but he could not have her,” he was petrified and dull as a statue now. Cruel and demanding society, cloaked under the American Dream, destroys a young stargazer and it does not care. He will stay as unsignificant and impotent as every other American Dream child, nothing left
The transformation of Jim’s character is so great. Jim’s emptiness and hollowness of his character has been completely bombarded from what he has witnessed and felt. Although the wider message of ‘Fly away peter’ is a story of how Jim’s innocence was stolen from him in a deadly manner it is also a message of how the main protagonist Jim, changes his way of living for his development and survival. “Jim saw that he had been living, till he came here (pre-war), in a state of dangerous innocence… He had been blind.” (pg. 103).