The author’s choice of punctuation or lack thereof, causes the reader to better feel the awkwardness of the situation between the father and his son. While the author does a fairly good job conveying the uncomfortableness between the two with the dialogue and descriptions alone, his choice of punctuation helps the mood to be even more apparent. The author chose to not use quotation marks, which also adds a sense of awkwardness to the flow of the story. It causes the dialogue to harshly interrupt the previously flowing storyline with tentative statements. “So he told him very casually.
Through the use of imagery and symbolism the essay conveys how the men see the same place differently. White’s son observes the adjustments at the lake house as improvements. Since White’s son is staying at the camp for the first time, he had never witnessed what it was like previously when White himself was young. In one passage, White uses imagery to describe the type of boat motor he grew up with, and the type that his son is growing up. “They were one-cylinder and two-cylinder engines, and some were make-and-break, and some were jump-spark...My boy loved our rented outboard, and his great desire was to achieve single handed mastery over it,” to White’s son, the brand new outboard motors are a vast improvement to the one or two-cylinder engines that his father once used.
There was a hole in the bottom of the bridge, and he would climb down onto the cement support and fish for trout. He lived in some of the most amazing places ever! But he moved to flat old Michigan, and he stayed here! I understand why. Maine and all the other states may have mountains and tall trees, but none of them are as beautiful as Michigan.
John later admits to his affair to save the lives of his loved ones. He goes from an individual who is prideful in himself, to someone who believes that showing loyalty and respect for others is superior to being a selfish person. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor changes in his willingness to confront the court, admitting to his affair, and altering his perspective of himself, which demonstrates Miller’s emphasis that too much pride causes selfishness but pride is acceptable when it shows respect for others. John Proctor is unwilling to confront the court at all because he knows the legitimacy of the court and does not want to admit to his mistakes. John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court.
Therefore, whenever he acts, necessarily he acts blindly. Blindness is given him in his situation” (Cameron 140). Oedipus was a victim of his fate, and he did not anything to make his life worse; every act he did in life was not done on purpose. Beowulf’s call to adventure in Beowulf was when Grendel began to attack the Heorot, and Beowulf heard about the attack. He was willing to travel to the land of the Danes to liberate the Danes from the malice of Grendel.
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” (“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.”). Thoreau lived his whole life trying to figure out what really matters to humanity. His personality was quite different than others. He was into individualism and he separated himself from society to live on his own and focus on becoming self-reliant.Thoreau’s seperation from society resulted in him being seperated from society and not needing anyone's help. Learning to live and succeed by himself without influences from people was his goal.
People choose forgiveness because they want to release the initial offender from their guilt and past action to form a better relationship with them. As Chernoff discusses, "When we release others from the penalties of their actions, we create a space where our own thoughtless actions against others can be forgiven as well”(1). The quote above explains how forgiving others can allow for a better relationship based off of forgiveness between the initial offender and the avenger. People forgive because they see it as the right thing to do. In the text, "In reality, I was just a man who got somebody mad-- mad enough to want to kill him-- and survived it.
According to Metress, Atticus was chosen and did not voluntarily defend a black citizen of Maycomb. Although Atticus did not volunteer that does not make him a bad representative. He was specially appointed by Judge Taylor knew he would try to change this towns mind. Atticus did not let Judge
The look between us was not to acknowledge shame, but mutual pleasure” (Morrison 38). Othello admits that him and Iago have an understanding and similar mindsets that other people, like Desdemona wouldn’t understand. This relates back to Desdemona saying Othello knowing what Iago wanted and going along with that to please the person who understands him best. Iago’s presence gives Othello the courage he needs to do the actions he shouldn’t, for example murder his wife. Iago’s lack of presence in Desdemona is what allows the couple to forgive each other.
Yes he was more adventurous than most people, but that does not mean he wanted life to be a constant danger. from the very beginning of the book it can be seen that Chris did not have a liking for materialistic things. This is why it is mentioned on page 20 that Chris had no desire for gifts and would not accept the car that his parents offered as a gift, and in fact got mad at them for thinking he may have wanted it. Chis did not only explore because he “loved to live life on the edge.” It was also his way of escaping the world full full of wrong. That is why when ever he seemed to have fallen in love with a place he is visiting; It seemed it made him quicker to leave.
Some people want the river to be left alone and allow the body to remain there while some want a dam to be built so the body can be retrieved. Luke is one that believes it should be left alone. Luke was the main person that helped the Tamassee River become a Wild and Scenic River in the first place, he doesn’t want all his hard work to be immediately thrown away. Luke experienced being beat up by loggers and having his place of work shot up because of people disagreeing with him. He believes that once they allow one person to start doing stuff to the river, everybody will start to mess with it.
The fact that George had tried to help him with everything and was almost like a parent keeping things for him and making sure that had something to eat and making sure he had work shows that he was trying to help him, but in the long run he knew Lennie would never get better.”I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would’’(steinbeck 44). This shows George wanted a better life for him and Lennie, but deep down he knew Lennies limitations and accepted that the dream was never meant to be and took it upon himself to end
He told them that those soldiers who want to go home are allowed to, but they soon will envy those who stayed with him. I have a lot of respect for this speech and Alexander the Great. It is very respectable that Alexander was willing to acknowledge his men 's lessening moral and went out and spoke to them. Also, the fact that he was along side with his soldiers and shared the same dangers that they did. In this speech it also shows how different Alexander was from many other rulers from around that time.
Fishing for him is an escape from the war as well. Not only is his reluctance to go to the swamp a reflection of his avoidance tendencies, but the whole trip is a tool for him to avoid his thoughts about the war. Hemingway’s setting of a war-torn town reinforces the idea that Nick will never be able to escape his thoughts about the war. Nick’s tendency to avoid is not limited to his
Another would be that it is foolish to want those close to you – family, friends, etc, - to live forever because that’s not up to you and as stated in the quote above, it’s foolish to want things that aren’t yours to be yours because that’s impossible. He gives example in his sixteenth rule that when a person is mourning, it’s not what had happened, but rather his/her judgment of what has happened, so the best approach is to not mourning it inwardly, or applying feeling/judgment to it. So nothing beyond our own opinions belong to us, and because we can control our opinions, we can apply his reasoning that’ll supposedly lead to achieving peace of mind in life. This is because in his thinking, reason is good, and irrationality is bad, and to be intolerable of the rational – things out of your control – is irrational. Another part of human finitude that he gives way to improve upon is lack of self-discipline.