Hopes and dreams shouldn’t be too easy to accomplish, so they should be based off of what is wanted in the future. Near the end of Gatsby’s life, he knew that daisy wouldn’t leave Tom to be with him. Despite knowing this, he still dreamt of it and tried to win her over. Additionally, Gatsby’s dream always stayed as a future belief of being with Daisy, although he didn’t know that it was very unrealistic. At Gatsby’s funeral, Nick comments on how “[Gatsby’s] dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.
Now that I’ve considered it, maybe what the witches had prophesized about me shall come to light. I’m upset about my death of course, but I am quite glad that Fleance was able to escape. I am lesser than Macbeth in the sense that I’ve been bested by him but my remaining lineage still has an opportunity to succeed all that he has accomplished. Now that I am dead, there is no possible way for me to be king however, Fleance still continues to exist in the world and the fact that he was able to escape strengthens the idea that Fleance and his descendants will eventually rule as kings and queens. Although my life has come to an end, I think this knowledge may allow me to rest knowing that fate is on my son’s side.
Theo did not have a choice to be hard shelled and resilient, it was his only way of survival. Day & Fleury write, “There was a hand on me, rubbing my ass. ‘What the hell is going on?’ I thought … I worried he would be mad. It is almost painful to think about how innocent I was” (21).
Storytelling is a way of expressing one’s imagination through fanciful adventures and serve a variety of purposes. One important reason is to capture a special moment and endure it, mostly because it unites people and of course, entertains. In Yann Martel’s and Tim Burton’s Big Fish, storytelling is seen as more important than the truth. Throughout the novel Life of Pi and the film Big Fish, it can be argued that the truth is intertwined with the lies in each story to form a new kind of truth. For instance, Pi retells his story to the two Japanese reporters in a way in which he changes the animals to humans already encountered through the movie and introduces a different version of the truth.
Although they rejected his autonomy the doctors gave him alternatives to decide upon regarding his decision to die. Even though the psychiatrist declared Donald was fully competent, it doesn’t mean he was in the right emotional mindset to make a life decision. In one day he lost everything that we as humans need to function on a daily basis, and he also lost his dad whom he was extremely close to. It is logical to argue that Donald’s decision to die was clouded by those factors to a point that he couldn’t see that the treatment were best for
Back from what seemed like a long Summer hiatus The Blacklist appeared to be in full form in Thursday night's premiere episode. Oh how we have missed Red's anecdotes and quit wits, Liz asking questions and never getting an answer, Ressler and his unrelenting quest to uphold the law, and, of course, Aram. I'm glad the show is back and while it's too early to start talking ratings and renewals I believe, based on what we saw Thursday night, that there will be no question what's in store for The Blacklist beyond this season. The episode begins immediately after the events of the season two finale.
“And I think that’s a lot of fun.” Kirkman continued to explain that viewers should look beyond the unexpected ending to fully understand what is going on with the show. “This story, the cliffhanger isn’t the story,” he said, adding that showrunner Scott Gimple and the show’s writers made sure that the focus was on Andrew Lincoln’s character. “The story of the episode, and Scott and Matt Negrete did such a great job of setting up how confident Rick was going into this,” Kirkman said before stating that “Last Day on Earth” takes that away from the character. “This episode is about the loss of that confidence.
I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us” (133). The story closes with an ongoing ending so we never know if he can overcome his weaknesses, denying to be drawn back into his old life or not. Interesting enough, the ending is a hope and a promise-- he is going to be better. Maybe a few years later, when Fuckhead is in the right direction in life, he will be surprised by finding out how dissipated he was in the past. Through various events in his life, he understands the truth of living and tries to improve himself.
At the ceremonies they do in the community each year to find out what they’re going to do the rest of their life Jonas gets picked out as The Receiver. Being The Receiver is important in the community, The Receiver gets memories from the past before the world was the way it is now and how they lived. Jonas feels nervous but exited and interested in it the more he gets to know. He gets the memories from the giver, who was
Baldwin leaves David forever framed by a relationship that was never allowed to flourish, which perhaps tells readers the haunting effects of internalized and outside homophobia more than anything
People can change and learn from their mistake. Learning from mistakes can influence people for the better. Reef learns his lessons in the “The First Stone” by Don Aker. Reef is in the North Hills group home for a year because of the Judge’s sentence. While at the group home, Reef begins to learn the importance of respect, the need for self-reflection and how important are true friendships.
Ghost Beach starts off with the flashback of Jerry’s dream. He and his sister are attacked by things popping out of the cemetery ground. The flashback ends when his sister asks him what was wrong with him. Here the setting moves on to a beach where they meet three kids. Jerry and Terri (Jerry’s sister) ask the kids about the cave.
A person’s inability to see is often taken for granted as it is in “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver (1981). The title suggests the story is about an actual cathedral, however, it is about two men who are blind, one physically and one figuratively. One of the men is Robert, the physically blind man, a friend of the narrator’s wife; the other is the narrator himself, the figuratively blind man. Carver displays the development of the naïve narrator throughout the story through narration, a moment of epiphany, and symbolism. Carver uses first-person narration to tell the story of “Cathedral”.
Deigning Acceptance of Race "Desiree's Baby," by Kate Chopin, is a short story about the effects of denial of acceptance throughout the story. Some people think of everyone as equal, but in this story Armand does not chose to believe in equality. The story shows Armand’s racism from the way he treats his slaves, towards his wife, and child. Armand believes that his possessions are more important than his actual family. When Armand’s baby starts showing negroid features, more of his racism comes out.