He was a prisoner for life, and now his one ray of light was to be extinguished." (69) However, their suicide attempt failed to leave Ethan crippled and disfigured and Mattie paralyzed. Mattie's injuries prevented her from going anywhere making her just as bad as Zeena. Like Zeena, she never left the house and was constantly needing help. She lost everything that made her who she was.
She realizes that her silence has been slowly killing her saying, "I wept…for all the words never spoken between my mother, my father, and me"(17). By not sharing their story, whether it be to one another or a third party, that she has taken away value from her life. Hiding away this experience has only hindered her life and caused her to loss her sense of identity. The narrator speaks to this saying, "Most of all I cried for those other girls who had vanished and never come back, including myself"(18). She is bringing attention to both the voices that screamed that night and those who were overcome with a deafening silence.
Her life force was “violently extinguished” to represent a flame kept burning, but now gone (147). She is left in the dust, the bottom of the American dream with broken lips because she choked. Her passion to move up in the world, her life was forced to stay in her for so long that it had to fight its way out of Myrtle’s corpse. All her ambitions and dreams of escaping the dreary Valley of Ashes is gone. The worst part is that this event does not even matter in the grand scheme of anybody important.
Black e mo…”(Morrison 65) This forced her to become angry and since she has no one to shout at without being shouted back at, she ends the cycle being at the lowest of the low. So she starts to believe everything that she is told is true. All of this harassment from everyone in her life pushes her emotional and mental capacity to the breaking point until she drowns in the pursuit of trying to fix everything that she has ever been picked on for. She becomes insane and disconnected from reality, living in her own bubble of a world. Gaines uses a similar setting in A Gathering of old men to produce the same thematic conclusion.
The two characters in the scene are clearly enjoying themselves through an adventure in the wild. It makes the watcher logically think if he goes outside into the nature, he will have an amazing time as well. Marmot Apparel knows that in order to enjoy nature, the correct outfit is crucial. That is why the watcher see the characters in different sets of clothing at every scene of adventure. It is logically for the watcher to purchase this clothing in order to have fun with nature.
She was tough and everyone new it, except Jason. She walked up to him “Listen, Jack ass, you talk about her like that again and you won’t have any front teeth, got it?” Jason wasn’t the brightest, drop out remember, he kept running his mouth. Debby, pulled her fist back and hit him straight in the face. My father was not the strongest. As blood came from his nose, he cried.
In summary, he was forcefully separated from his family, bared the death of the only motivation he had and was left to live with the nightmares of the atrocious doing of Hitler and his Nazis. Elie’s innocence was taken alongside everything else he had. Instead of remembering his childhood and laughing, he prays one day he’ll forget, forget what he was forced to see. Moreover, forget what was taken from him. Elie had undergone an immense amount of pain albeit the fact that many think of WW2 but don’t mind much of it’s events.
War brings out the worst in people. When the war started all human integrity had lost its purpose. Impatient Geneva was, she could not hold it anymore that no men were around. "Well Ian Birdsong, you kept insisting we leave. And so now we are" (Carr 101).
The exotic festivities for Daisy are terminated, and Gatsby has lost all interest in time, past and present. He craved too much for too long, and he threw away the ability to want anything, including Daisy. Gatsby had no realization that she was irremediably imperfect. The price he paid for his narcissistic dream was a form of emotional suicide. Just like Narcissus was unable to leave his reflection and lost the will to live, Gatsby was unable to accept that Daisy left him and he lost his will to
I told him it was terrible, I was the only one of my friends that didn’t get a helmet. He asked if I had worked as hard as I could during the preseason, and I couldn’t come up with an answer. I went to my room and cried that day. I felt like the world was ending because I was worse at my favorite thing in the world than my friends were. Once I settled down, I told myself I wasn’t going to be discouraged anymore.