In the adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, there are many ups and downs in the book that makes it very interesting and inspiring to read. People in the book inspired other characters to do certain things like Mrs. Watson to enslave Jim and Jim runs away. And Pap Finn who abuses his son Huck and has him run away. Pap Finn is the father of Huck Finn he’s an abusive father who is a southern white father and doesn’t own slaves but is racist and just terrible to African Americans. Pap influenced Huck to run away from his home because of a specific incident that happened in a shack.
Nick’s relationship to Gatsby is an example of irony because Nick tells the story about Gatsby, but he doesn’t like him. In Chapters 1 and 2 Nick states “Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, … represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.” 2. In chapters 7 and 8, Tom learns about the affair between Daisy and Gatsby. Nick points out the irony of losing both women in his
In the short story “Waiting for the Evening News”, the author, Tim Gautreaux creates a negative tone towards Jesse and how he deals with his actions and that tone creates a theme of the importance to take accountability for your actions. He does this by characterizing Jesse through his thoughts and actions, the imagery of the crime scene, and through the people he interacts with during his hiding. Gautreaux characterizes Jesse as a selfish, drunk man who will not own up to his to decisions to give the character room to change and to progressively learn he needs to take accountability for his actions. One of the common ways that Gautreaux shows his negative attitude towards Jesse is by characterizing him as a nobody. The narrator says, “The sense of being invisible made Jesse think he could not be taken seriously, which was why he never voted, hardly ever renewed his driver’s license, and paid attention in church only once a year at revival
“Out on Bail” explores the mind of the narrator as he exhibits signs of a dissociative disorder through a theme of duality, evident in the traditional literary device of the mirror and similarities of routine. Also, the relationships made and confusion surrounding them contribute to the conclusion he has created an alter ego. The narrator killing off Hotel is essential to an acceptance of reality. Fuckhead does suffer from survivor’s guilt as it is difficult to let go of Hotel. Letting go of Hotel was not a cure all as he still faced a long road ahead, but was an essential step in his recovery.
Some of the story's themes are easy to see, but others depend on the perception of the reader. There is a profusion of themes in “The Blue Hotel” such as alienation, you are your own worst enemy, and fear. Throughout this story these themes are palpable through the Swede; from the beginning, he makes everyone around him apprehensive. Additionally, he is uncivil to the owner of the hotel and to the others by accusing them of wanting to annihilate him. Then he assumes that because he is in the west that anyone there could be out to get him.
Irony is a technique that involves surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions or contrasts ( Glossary...Pg 1). The greatest example of irony happens when it turns out Armand is the one that comes from black heritage. He learns this when he “finds a letter from his mom to his father explaining how he is black” turning the main plot of this story around (Chopin...Pg 5) Throughout the discovery of his son not being white, he blames Desiree for being the cause of the problem. He won’t speak out of the discovery of him being the one with black heritage because it is unacceptable to his family. He is insensitive and would rather harm his own family (Gradesaver.com...1) Another example of irony occurs in the way that Madame Valmonde didn 't have a child of herself and one day while her husband was riding he comes upon a child just asleep next to a stone pillar (Chopin...Pg.
There are many people in the world that experience mental problems and therefore affecting their personality. Not everyone though is as bad as Macbeth when it comes to mental deterioration. Macbeth is a very self-centered man and it leads him to change the person he once was. Although it is not seen much in the beginning of Shakespeare's play “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, Macbeth’s mental state deteriorates as the play progresses, which can be seen when he is guilty of murdering King Duncan, being taunted by the ghost of Banquo, and his speech to the witches. Macbeth begins to go insane after he murders King Duncan at the beginning of the play.
Lockwood has horrible first experiences at Wuthering Heights, getting chased by dogs, treated rudely or ignores, and having a terrifying encounter with a ghost. Despite this first impression, Lockwood merely becomes more interested in Heathcliff, still claiming that he is a good man. This contradiction of action and thought makes the reader unsure of forming an initial impression of the man, whereas if Lockwood had disliked Heathcliff from the beginning the reader would have as well, and first impressions can be difficult to change. From there, Brontë uses a servant named Nelly to introduce the reader to Heathcliff as he was as a child. Heathcliff began as an orphan in London, England, and was adopted by the owner of Wuthering Heights, Mr. Earnshaw.
According to Freud’s unconscious theory, our repressed need, socially-unacceptable thoughts, and distressing and truncated feelings exist in our unconscious, and it is the unconscious that resolved and explains one’s lifestyle or even one’s personality. The house is represented as Paul’s unconscious recalling him of his mental agony and pain; of “luck” he should bring to his mother to seek her attention. In this way, this message exposed Paul’s oedipal-rooted sexual stimuli to satisfy what he desires for without knowing him what precisely it is, and this is mainly the cause of his invisible suffering throughout the story which could embodied in his big blue eyes blazing with a sort of madness. Plus, the tone of the some words he uses unconsciously such as “filthy lucre” when he is talking with his mother could further reinforce our conjecture of him entanglement with Oedipus complex. So, Lawrence influenced by Hawthorne’s puritan themes which are sin, damnation and evil, he did only borrow these themes but he reworked and gave new interpretation of the meaning of good and evil.
It becomes something he recalls time and time again to ease the ills of everyday life, giving him solace that he hopes can also affect the companion of the poem, his sister, Dorothy. Through his experience within "Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth presents his view that memory is a powerful balm that can allow its bearer some degree of relief from the adverse situations that a person may face throughout life.