This refusal of the call shows that Susie is still a child and not mentally prepared for death, nor does she want to believe that a kind neighbor is the one who killed her. At first, Susie seems to be thriving in the In Between, the world that her little brother, Buckley, dubs as “the arc of blue between heaven and earth”. However, she’s still torn between the urges she had while living and the call of the lighthouse that will show her the truth and allow her to move on. Eventually, supernatural aid kickstarts Susie’s development and want to leave the In Between to move on peacefully. The call of the lighthouse signifies the supernatural aid that Susie needs to start her journey to heaven.
Nick describes how Gatsby feels as if his hopes and dreams have come true, but he missed his dream already because Daisy is tired of waiting for him. “Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon”(Fitzgerald 94). Gatsby feels close to Daisy that he is practically touching her, but the next sentence juxtaposes the first sentence because stars are not remotely close to the moon. This means that although Gatsby feels as if he finally has his “golden girl,” there is no way that it will last.
Towards the middle of Book II, Telemachus feels discouraged about the probability of him being able to successfully complete the quest to retrieve his father. Seeing his distress, Athena attempts to rally him by stating that Telemachus’ quest couldn’t fail because he possessed the distinctive traits of his father that Athena seems to find so admirable. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on, not if your father’s spirit courses through your veins- now there was a man, I’d say, in words and actions both! So how can your journey end in shipwreck or defeat? Only if you we're not his stock, Penelope’s too, then I’d fear you're hopes might come to grief.
By doing so, she allows herself more time to really focus on her son, instead of him worrying about adjusting to a new father who most likely would not have his best interest in mind. He got a better childhood as he never actually had to face a father like that, and penelope gave up an easy road in order for him to have that life. When it comes to sacrifice, much of what Penelope does for Telemachus is emotional. She really kept a spirit up that Odysseus was alive and would one day return. “Your child may see Dad all the time, or Dad may be out of the picture--or anything in between.
Society chooses to believe a fake reality rather than facing the real problems going on. This false reality prevents society from being aware of the government's choices and intentions. The story Fahrenheit 451 is a perfect example of this because in the story it portrays the loss of human connection, censorship, and emotion. For example, in the story Montag loved his wife Millie but, after she was gone he realized he did not love her, even though they were married for ten years. In the society Montag lives in, everyone is “happy” and no one ever knows why they, they just know it is the right thing.
They do not realize the suffering a person has gone through to try to survive in order to obtain a moment of happiness. When someone is alive people do not see the value of life and how precious it is, they do not realize it until it is too late. Many people would not notice such a small moment like this in their lives and would take it for granted. However, the characters seen in the novel treasure every moment similar to how they treasure life. They are able to see the value of life and how each person 's struggles has helped them heal.
Wolfe portrays the engineer’s dream as the following, “All the brave freedom, the warmth and the affection that he had read into her gesture, vanished in the moment that he saw her…” (Wolfe 2). The engineer thought of this woman to have “brave freedom”, “warmth”, and “affection”, but in reality she had nothing he had expected her to have. After all, Gatsby and the Engineer asked for too much from what they had thought to be their lovers, in actuality they have been disappointed by the truth. On the other hand, Gatsby had once become aware that life might not always go as planned, and let go of all of his high standards of a perfect life. For instance, when the text states, “He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God” (Fitzgerald 110).
Their happiness started to flow in the room until they found out that not all the family member would be allowed to go. Tears rolled down the mother and father’s eyes, and the children as they all had to leave their lovely grandparent behind. That was the happiest day for them as well as the worst day. The parent didn’t want to leave the grandparent behind, but had no choice as they wanted to take a step forward for their kids hoping for a better future and education. For this reason, they believe America will make their kid’s life a better one than they have
She depended on her drunk father and hopeless mother to actually find a way to help them get the perfect life. They never ended up giving Jeanette the life she deserved, so she had to work to get it by herself, which she ended up doing. Then again proving the statement to not always rely on others for the results that someone wants because it is not always a happy
Sula’s and Nel’s friendship is invaluable because they two meet at the time when they need each other the most and this is an important aspect of Sula’s and Nel’s friendship, they are together because they want to, not because they have to; it is also this aspect of Sula and Nel’s relationship which is different from their relationships with their mothers. Sula and Nel meet at the time in their life when they both start to realize that their position in the society is disadvantaged “because each had discovered years before that they were neither white nor male, and that all freedom and triumph was forbidden to them, they had set about creating something else to be”(52). The two girls make friends because they have a lot in common and grew up in the same neighborhood and community; they understand each other’s problems and needs. Some of the undeserved punishments Sula and Nel are facing together, for example, the attacks from a group of Irish boys who are harassing African American school children in Medallion. These attacks make the girls aware of their uneasy position in the society but Sula and Nel need to learn how to protect themselves on their own.