In the end of the short story, the narrator couldn’t bear “the hypocrital smiles” nor “the beating of his hideous heart” and admitted his crime. He cannot stop the beating of the heart growing louder; his conscience is haunting him. He cannot contain the tale which the heart had to tell. It is often too late when we finally realize what damage we have done—how we ruined someone else’s life. Then we fear what we’ve brought ourselves into; we fear the consequences we’d have to face.
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” introduces an aging man’s paralyzing and disturbing outlook on life. T.S. Eliot presents Prufrock, a character who, due to extreme indecisiveness, insecurity over his appearance, and fear of socializing, develops into a stagnant character with little hope for progress; he is paralyzed by an extreme case of self-consciousness, causing him to expect the worst and question his every decision. Although he begins by introducing an “overwhelming question”, he gradually digresses to the point where this question is no longer relevant. His insecurity is demonstrated through the weary and frantic questioning of “how should I presume?” and “should I begin?”, as he doubts his ability to socialize with others, particularly women.
According to the poem “the blows as from God’s hatred; as if, before them, the backwash of everything suffered welled-up in the soul…I just don’t know!” This references that the blows are so strong that they are capable of causing all the memories of one’s suffering to well up, capable of causing the pain to rise up from the depths of the soul to the surface. When Vallejo writes, “I just don’t know!” this is an outcry of exasperation and frustration, when the speaker questions his own analogy or emphasis on the impossibility of knowing why terrible things
Sympathy means the feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune. This theme of sympathy correlates with the circumstances that the family of Goron is facing. The theme of sympathy and hatred is always switching out of the play, within these emotions, Horoshimi is trying to show that whether or not you work hard, sometimes it never pays off. The prologue introduces two emotions, sympathy and hatred, "Those who work hard will prosper in despair" indicates that or predicts that Ethan will be successful in his life but will somehow be met with despair. Despair meaning the absence or lost of hope, it shows that Ethan whether or not he is successful, he will always have sorrow in his life regardless, he can't control his fate.
22659 Mrs. Murawski American Lit Honors - Period 2 Sunday, December 14th, 2015 Influences of unreliability and reliability There is always that one friend that can never tell a story straight, There’s always loopholes, missing pieces and biases within the stories. These people are unreliable narrators. The unreliable narrators that we encounter day to day are ones that can’t be trusted. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has many influences that make him unreliable narrator throughout his journey in the story such as his profanity, his immaturity and the way he speaks the readers. To begin, Holden Caulfield in the story uses many different ways to express his feeling to us specifically in profanity.
Lear contemplates the miserable state of Edgar (disguised as Tom) whose poverty and nakedness reflect how gods are cruel and unjust to them. Again he asks heavens to be more just with them: "…O, I have ta 'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp, Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them, And show the heavens more just." (III.vi.32-41). In fact, King Lear did not really think about the plight of homelessness.
It is clear to any reader that he is a very sceptical man who dislikes the consumer way of living and believes that people no longer have any free will. There are many repeated phrases throughout Lullaby, one of which is “power corrupts.” The choice of word here is important with ‘corrupt’ suggesting that a person who holds power will be changed, whether this be positive or negative, they won’t be the same as before. Corruption could also be a reference to how he believes society or the government to be like. A character within the book who represents this is Nash, a paramedic turned necrophiliac who used the culling song to murder super models for his own pleasure showing that the whole system may be “corrupt.” In Palahniuk’s personal life he was asked whether the man who killed his father and his father’s girlfriend should be given the death sentence. Palahniuk worked in a hospital and as a crime reporter but always struggled with his opinion on capital punishment.
Here we see his lack of respect for the latin culture or possibly his inability to relate to other cultures. In a later scene with Mookey he explains the significance behind his rings that represent both LOVE and HATE. He seems to struggle with both of these emotions and the constant battle between love and hate in the society they live
We can see that the introduction quickly contrasts the ideas of perfection and flaws to show that the United States was not perfect. Another quote to show that the United States wasn’t perfect is on pg. 4 as it says, “The painted pondered the mournful puzzle of life demanding to be born and, once born, demanding to be fruitful...to multiply and to live as long as possible… He knew he would never paint again… he decided he had had about enough of life in the Happy Garden of life too, and he came slowly down from the ladder.” This piece of text shows that some people weren’t happy with this way of living. The painter had been 200 years old, which means he lived before the law of overpopulation was issued. After seeing Wehling kill three people to make space for triplets, he reflects on life, knowing that he also wanted to get away from this kind of society, and schedules an appointment with the Federal Bureau to volunteer to kill himself.
Evidence to support this is, “I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.” (2. 5-6). This supports the fact that the narrator is constantly depressed because he is so depressed that he doesn’t want to talk to anyone due to his depression and it also means that he doesn’t think that anyone would understand his depression. Acquainted with the night shows him always being depression. The poem Acquainted with the night shows that the narrator is hopeless.