“Presently I heard a…although I chuckled at heart” (Oates & Ed, 1992). By declaring that he is able to understand what is inside the head of another human being the protagonist loses once again his credibility. Besides the fact that the narrator seems to sympathize with the old man he is once more unable to conceive that the eye is a part of the old man’s identity. “The narrator is also helpless about his anxieties and his temperament”(Abu, Madi, & Neimneh, 2013). The narrator seems to lose his temper both by the appearance of the eye “It was open…I grew furious as I gaze upon it” and the sound of the heartbeat “ It increased my fury,…into courage” (Oates & Ed,
In addition, Fatima Anjum’s article "Loss of Civilization and Innocence in Lord of the Flies," states that, Ralph is not bad at the core he still has a sense of his original innocence, but as bad things happen he falls deeper and deeper into the madness. At points when engulfed by madness, he wants to revert to his innocence rather than face the evil that he has become. Anjum relates his points to the quote stating that ralph“wept for innocence” (Golding 202). Ralph is at a point where he does not even recognize himself, he is so far into evil he does not even know how he got there. Ralph may be falling into evil but overall he is still a kid, and he still has innocence even if it does not amount to the innocence he had upon arriving to the island.
It could be that the violence of Jack is a part of Jack yet now it is amplified. It is not completely him yet it is a part of his character that took over Jack's whole personality. Furthermore, John Hutz says that “King's novel...investigates the complex ways in which the past acts upon – indeed, lives on in – the present.”14 Jack's history with his abusive father and his own problems causes him to become a danger. Hutz also states that the transformation of Jack shows how a “child victim” transforms “into the adult abuser.”15This makes him a source of horror as it is a realistic, seemingly uncontrollable
The curious, yet doubtful attitude Sheila presents towards him, and the fact that she’s become infatuated with him, emphasize how he’s a figure of authority. The inspector is also seen as an influential character, due to Sheila’s change but also the impact he has on other characters: “Carefully, to the inspector”. The word ‘carefully’ gives the sense that Gerald needs to validate his point to the inspector, proving that he can be persuasive. The fact that he is explaining “to the inspector” rather than Sheila, demonstrates how Gerald has given to the inspector’s manipulation, indicating a pattern of repetition on how the inspector shows his strong hold on situations. This, along with his careful explanation help picture the inspector as someone they must
HISTORICAL CONTENT Fear of the unknown, also known as xenophobia was prominent throughout Delirium, a dystopian fiction. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, xenophobia was “the fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners of anything that is strange or foreign,” which researchers claim to be generated by common sense. Furthermore, xenophobia was caused by events and people as well as superstition, lack of knowledge, the fear of change in the future, a morbid fear of an illness, and the fear of personality insecurity. To illustrate, after 2001 many people in North America, mainly in the US developed the fear of people who were Muslim following the events of the 9/11 terrorist attack. These event caused large amounts of discrimination that was depicted in the media because, many feared the unknown dangers they believed they would cause.
Casca on the other hand, is a new recruit to the conspiracy. He is also very angry at Caesar. However, he is worried about the success of the plan, as he continues to see omens that foretell misfortune. In this scene, Casca is being comforted by other conspirators that these “omens” do not mean
The constant usage of punctuation marks, such as exclamation points, creates a jarring and uneasy tone, especially when paired with phrases like “Ha!” (line 27) in humorless context. The narrator uses exclamation points, trying to make light of the situation and stimulate reader involvement. When the narrator describes entering his victim’s room, he says, “Oh, you would have laughed to see how cunningly I thrust [my head] in!” (lines 23-24). Knowing that the reader would not actually laugh in this situation, the narrator adds an exclamation point to make the situation seem less grim. This ends up further emphasizing his instability.
Claudius cannot hide his guilt, but he does well at hiding what he’s feeling guilty about. Along with guilt, his deceitfulness can be found throughout the play as well. Claudius hides the truth from everyone and uses this to his own advantage. His deceitful methods enable him to become king which ends up hurting him in the end. Lastly, selfishness, Claudius’ most recognizable characteristic, controls his decision making.
Human Behavior and Fear Safa Multani Fear is an unpleasant caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. (Mariams Webster). Fear is a thing we all hold inside of us, we are all scared of something or someone it 's just human nature. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses a unique way of showing how fear affects human behavior, he used the boys on the island to show how fear affects the behavior of humans and how the boy 's manner and mentality changed over time. From when the boys first came on the island they are actions were normal then later on as the boys started gaining the fear of the beast they started doing abnormal actions they took certain steps because of the fear in them that had been planted by the beast in this case.
When Lyman looks at the water, he, “felt something squeezing him inside… and tightening and trying to let go all at the same time” (Erdrich 329). He knew that it was how Henry really felt. The water moved very harsh that day just like Henry’s mind had been for a while now. Lyman did not know what had been going through his brother’s mind until he say the water. It made him feel uneasy the who night.