The conflicting examples of a galley slave and a holy man confound Javert’s biases. Valjean’s actions caused him to struggle internally, and eventually led him to give up on the world that he no longer understands and commits suicide. Rather than fight through the sudden change in his life, Javert succumbed to the struggle. Javert should have endured his moral dilemma rather than end his life. Javert is either unable or unwilling to comprehend the contradiction he experienced.
The war has destroyed the dreams and hopes of the characters who experienced it and who were also traumatized by the post-war attitudes and thus the novel in one of its major aspects depicts the personal and social wasteland. Jake Barnes, the narrator and protagonist of this book, is one of those expatriates but appears to be unlike them in his attempt to score the self-fulfillment from gradual acceptance to his condition regarding his
As he watches his loved ones get murdered by the creature he created, he realizes that playing God is a dangerous game. One could argue that Victor starts off with these negative traits but then develops Justine’s traits like selflessness, bravery, and acceptance. While I do think he achieves these feelings as he progresses, I believe he only scratches the surface of what it means to truly be selfless or brave. He only develops these qualities because his irresponsible actions cause the death, directly or indirectly, of five people. Yes, he accepts his actions at some point, but he does so because of extreme circumstances.
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
This much is true for Victor’s failure to take responsibility for not only teaching his creation about life but also failure to take responsibility for the actions of his creation. “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy… you shall be my first victim” (153). Victor’s knows that he is responsible for the death of William because he abandoned his creation and made the monster learn the hard way that he would not be accepted into society. But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman.
Throughout the novel Holden deals with mortality, isolation, sexuality and sexual identity, sadness, wisdom, lies and deceit, madness, and religion. When he is so determined to become an adult, he does not know what he is doing. He is losing his innocence, which is ironic because he wants to be the catcher in the rye which protects the innocence of children. During the novel, you can see that the people Holden look up to are the people who protect the innocence of others. The death of his brother, something he could not control definitely takes away from his innocence.
Revenge is out of hate and anger, when you want revenge you’ll do anything to get it. Revenge doesn’t solve anyone’s problems because when an individual gets revenge on another individual, that person is going to retaliate and want revenge too; it’s just an ongoing cycle of hatred and anger. An example of this is in the movie John Q, in this movie John Q the father of Michael, comes to find out that his son has a serious heart condition and the family isn’t wealthy enough to pay for the procedure. As his son gets sicker and sicker John Q made as much money as he could, he soon became desperate. John Q wanted revenge on the hospital, because they didn’t put his sons name on the transplant list for a new heart.
The murder of his friend forces Dorian to evaluate the severity of his sins and also reconsider his lifestyle. The portrait he once found fascinating now looms over him with a “loathsome red dew” (Wilde 146) on one of the hands. As his sins weigh upon him, Dorian attempts to repent through good deeds, but nonetheless, he finds no change in the portrait. The lack of transformation in the portrait suggests that Dorian still feels influence from evil, and does not truly want to change himself. Lord Henry mocks Dorian’s attempts to “moralize” and tells him that it is no use.
The other thought Victor had about suicide was, “In that hour I should die and at once satisfy and extinguish his malice.”(Shelley 158). He wanted to live no longer because the monster threatened him and he was just done with life. “Feels very sad, down, empty or hopeless.’(NIMH). Victor felt sad during this time because “I thought of Elizabeth, of my father, and of Clerval.”(Shelley 162). Victor was long away from his “sister”, his dad and his friend, he just wanted to see his family and friend.