It is said that few books grapple with the complexities of perception as much as Lolita (Walter 4). The reading of this book offers insight into the mind of a crazed man, but really symbolizes an alternate, mythic reality in which art and beauty reign king. But on the other hand, we can never be too sure if this is in fact, what he wanted us to think all
Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was a very unorthodox man. He was renowned for his dark and psychologically twisted literature. According to Singh, Stevenson was a curious man who indulged in many psychotropics, such as alcohol, cannabis, and opium. Perhaps Stevenson’s drug exploration provided him with a medium to access the repressed feelings, thoughts, and desires that society seeks to repress, as he eventually reveals that the story of Jekyll and Hyde emerged during his dreams. Weston suggests that Sigmund Freud’s experimentation with drugs-specifically cocaine-assisted with his development of Psychoanalytic Theory, about the complexity of the human psyche.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, there are many important characters, some alike and some different. Two characters who are both different and alike at the same time are Tom Buchanan and George Wilson. Fitzgerald gives the reader a lot of information about how Tom and George are very different from each other. One can interpret many different things that Fitzgerald may be trying to convey about the nature of men. Based on how he portrays Tom and George’s actions it helps to show the true nature of men.
Character Analysis of Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad is portrayed as a character of multiple dimensions and roles. Despite being viewed as a cynical, convicted killer who responds to stimuli or from impulse at the beginning, he takes both literal and metaphorical journey from Oklahoma to the green land of California with the migrants. Accordingly, he reveals a philosophical transformation inspired by Jim Casy. Essentially, Tom is a character who displays different qualities and roles and is portrayed as a leader, philosopher, a natural man, a hero, a dispossessed migrant and a visionary man. The Grapes of Wrath is a novel that represents the transition that American went through in the 1930s.
While Hyde 's morality is apparent in his appearance, Dr. Jekyll is not as morally superior as his looks may suggest. Opposed to Mr. Hyde 's abhorrent appearance, Dr. Jekyll has a "large handsome face" and an established, well-regarded reputation (Stevenson 19). The impression of Dr. Jekyll is one of good nature and respectability, but the doctor is a morally suspect character with his main flaw being selfishness. After the murder of Carew, Dr. Jekyll 's main concern is his reputation, which shocks Utterson (19). Mr. Utterson 's surprise at this comment reflects this idea of the time: a well-groomed man must be in good moral standing; therefore, this unashamed selfishness is surprising.
Classic crime fiction usually writes from detective’s perspective and detective is described as clever, strong hero. However, Highsmith writes Talented Mr. Ripley in a different way by following murderer’s mind and the detective didn’t show up until near the end of the story. "The detective in this kind of story must be such a man. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man” (Chandler 4).
The respectable Dr. Jekyll, in his attempt to prove the worth of his scientific ambitions and studies, creates a monster much like Frankenstein’s monster but at the same time completely different from it. In both the cases, it is a scientific experiment gone wrong but in Stevenson’s text, the horror lies in the transformation of the protagonist. Set in fog-bound London, this Gothic masterpiece explores the baser instincts in a human being that necessarily hastens the doom of the same.
In the story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, an interesting duality is presented. Throughout the story, Jekyll and Hyde’s personalities clash, fighting for control, in turn exposing their true natures. Jekyll, a kind, well respected man is viewed by the town as being in an unfortunate arrangement with the nefarious Mr. Hyde. In actuality, Mr. Hyde may be the one getting the short end of the stick, as without being tied down to Jekyll, Hyde could be many times more powerful and wealthy than he already is. He may lack a key aspect to life that is the respect and kinsmenship that Jekyll receives, but because of his nature and that of 1880’s England, he hardly cares; old England was treacherous and strict,
Although Sherlock is quite obviously the opposite of Watson who is polite and respectful, as shown through “With an apology for my intrusion, I was about to withdraw” which was distinctly different to Sherlock’s behaviour at the start of the story, Watson remains loyal to Holmes. Even though Watson often feels “oppressed with a sense of my own stupidity in my dealings with Sherlock Holmes.” He not only remains a friend to Sherlock, but many times trusts him in dangerous situations. In the passage Sherlock tells Watson “there may be some
Although this book says it 's about the Holocaust it doesn’t accurately show the tragedies that happened to so many people. This book uses made up words to show how naive Bruno is and could be seen as very disrespectful to everyone who was affected by this. This book is very watered down and if any survivor read this they would be disappointed that people are reading this and thinking that this is what actually happened during the Holocaust. John Boynes’, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is a great fable book, but I personally think it does not work as a teaching