How do you deal with a close loved one dying? Do you write like Robert Frost did? Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost demonstrates that constant depression along with hopelessness shows that no one has or will ever care or help him. The poem Acquainted with the night shows him being constantly depressed.
He didn’t think he was capable of leading his people to salvation because of his actions (ch. 17). The guilt of his sin wa stop hard to bear so he whipped and scourged himself, and he even held vigils where he wouldn’t let himself sleep (ch. 11). All the guilt tortured him so much that he became very weak and slowly died (ch. 23). His sins literally killed him. He was so guilty and his life was so miserable.
Therefore, this is the direct result of the negative mentality and the unwillingness to acknowledge that he was not liable guilty, the corrupt justice system would not be resolved. It is apparent that although the reader may think that the human nature would want righteousness or and kindness, it goes to show how people allow themselves to be manipulated and lose their self control so
He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify, himself" to never forget what he has done (141). To him, it is a bad thing that Hester is shown publicly as a sinner, but people forget that. What is far worse than public shame is his own inner shame that he feels constantly and privately. 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.
Overall, themes give a deeper meaning to the novel. Shelley uses a variety of topics to introduce themes that are essential to the meaning of the novel. Some of the themes caused Victor to create a monster not only physically, but also emotionally
The Great Gatsby Essay Kathryn Schulz, a book critic for the New York journal, portrays great hatred towards The Great Gatsby. She has many negative claims that she expresses in an article she wrote about The Great Gatsby. To contrast Schulz, one could believe that the novel deserves to be alleged as one of the greatest books in American literature. However, Schulz makes a valid argument for why the book shouldn’t get all the grandeur it’s credited with. Her dispute is the lack of human emotion that is depicted between the characters in the novel.
People do not value the rights of writers and readers, they do not appreciate the meaning, or even art, of these books, showing their ignorance and lack of openness. Of Mice and Men is labeled as racist and violent because some readers do not get the fact that the author wanted to be realistic about the time of the book, which is around the years of the Great Depression, when men used an unacceptable language. Another aspect that is not accepted is the treatment of women, who were mistreated or disrespected by men during those times, Lennie and George were not the exception. The behavior of the characters and racial slurs are not right, but they should be considered normal around those times and keeping in mind that the Steinbeck is following the rules of modernism. Readers have they right to complain, but one question has to be answered before banning these kind of works, why did the author decide to write the book like that?
Keeping a secret is sometimes a good thing to do, but on some cases it is the complete opposite. Secrets eventually get discovered and consequences are the outcome of it. Both novels, Jane Eyre and Frankenstein, explore the idea of keeping secrets as a destructive concept. The character keeping secrets in the novel Jane Eyre was Rochester, boss and lover of Jane. On the other hand, the person keeping secrets in the novel Frankenstein was none other than the main character, Frankenstein.
“It isn't fair, it isn't right,” Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her. (Jackson, par.79). This shows the readers that the character is scared and thinks that is not fair. First the fear that this character has and second the fact that everyone follows the rule and do not listen. Mrs. Hutchinson screaming leads us to believe they live in a dystopian
Holden represents the theme depression throughout the novel. Depression is a serious condition in which a person feels sad, hopeless, and unimportant. One main reason he experiences depression is because he withdraws himself from society, struggling with the death of his brother, and a lack of motivation in life. Holden's personality is very pessimistic which shows that he tends to look at the negativity instead of the bright side of life. Another reason Holden is depressed is because of his habit of drinking and smoking.
When most people think of monsters, they think of ugly creatures whose purpose is to scare anything that it comes across. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, that is the case. Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s creation is a hideous monster that terrorizes his creator and townspeople. On the other hand, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray depicts a monster as a beautiful young man whose painted portrait starts to look more like a monster than his actual self. Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray both tell stories of monsters who do evil things.