Granted, Amir never admits openly to being at ease with his self loathing, yet being granted redemption, even after centuries have passed, would strip Amir of his essence. Hosseini made Amir personify the angst that comes with human life, he breathed life into everything that makes humans twist and turn at night, and stripped him of everything else. He is not happy, nor content, never thinking
The lack of description in his death is Hugo proving his worthlessness. He did not deserve a grand death such as Enjalras and Courfeyrac who, in the movie, died in a glorious standoff, waving the rebel flag. The day after the battle, the ladies of the streets reflect on how useless the fight was, and what a pity it was that so many men gave their lives, because even after the battle, "Nothing changes nothing ever will" (Turning). If grown men could not make a difference in their society, how could a young boy stand up fearlessly against an entire army? His death was manipulated to add depth to the story; to give the
Watanabe, or the Bird, would push Louie to extreme limits, depriving him physically and slowly shattering his mentality. Even after being rescued and arriving back home, the suffering never left. “All he had left was his alcohol and his resentment, the emotion that, Jean Amery would write, “nails every one of us onto the cross of his ruined past”” (Hillenbrand 374).
The Paper of Dorian Gray Throughout Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, we view the horrible actions of the main character, Dorian Gray. These actions, however, never seem to affect Dorian. We soon come to realize that this self-portrait reflects Dorian’s actions and aging process instead of Dorian and allow him to live a secret life of horrible acts. In the novel, Dorian takes full advantage of the portraits power, calling the portrait a reflection of his soul, and makes no effort to preserve his soul due to the poisonous influence from Lord Henry and his own selfishness. At the beginning of the novel, we see Dorian Gray commit his first horrible act and how Lord Henry poisons his thoughts afterwards.
I implore them with my eyes: Speak to me –take me up –take me, Life of my Youth…A terrible feeling of foreignness suddenly rises up in me, I cannot find my way back” (Remarque, 272). This only compounds his alienation from civilian life, nothing was the same, he was away from the trenches, but still lay in them. All that Paul knew and loved before had become useless to him, none is needed in battle, therefore was forgotten. Remarque invokes an end for Paul in chapter 12 of the novel, he, the last soldier alive out of his troop of seven men. Germany became desperate and revolts as the war comes to an end.
Throughout Ishmael’s journey he very rarely slept without medication. When he would sleep without medication, he would be haunted throughout the night by memories of the war. Revenge is never the answer relates to this because Ishmael was running from the pain inside of himself, but that pain that had only grown since his quest to avenge his family. What Ishmael didn’t realize is that finding revenge for what had happened to his family wouldn’t ease the pain inside of himself, it would only worsen the pain. Ishmael lost his humanity in the war because he lost focus of what was truly important, like
The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride. After Doodle dies alone in the storm, the reader grasps the “true love” the narrator had for him, which he never expressed toward his younger brother. In the closing paragraph, the narrator reveals his “true love” that was hidden inside him, “ I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (604).
his mind and heart constantly reminding him of his helplessness and frustration. As a result, his inner self is shattered by these inner gloomy emotions. In the words of Sartre: If he shows fight, the soldiers fire and he is a dead man; if he gives in he degrades himself and he is no longer a man at all; shame and fear will split up his character and make his inmost self-fall into pieces(Fanon,1963:13). The result of this physiological violence is either the native accepts the unacceptable social order and falls victim to many spiritual and mental disorders or he raises the flag of rebellion against the oppressor. In this way, the native is pushed to take up arms i.e., violence against oppression.
Nwoye thought of his father as a heartless beast and a brute who could never have feelings for anyone. He was just too afraid to even imagine that his father had killed Ikemefuna. The next morning when Nwoye woke up, his eyes were red and fierce like the eyes of a rat when it was caught by the tail and dashed against the floor. He could not sleep the entire night and just stared at the ceiling of his obi made up of jute and straws. He saw Okonkwo in the compound and thought of talking to him about Ikemefuna but was too afraid to do so.
Dimmesdale is a hypocritical reverend that does not confess his sin, and Chillingworth who is the knowledgeable physician, does not treat his patient. As a result of his actions, the Clergyman’s health rapidly declined until the end where he was brought to the scaffold to ,“die this death of triumphant ignominy before the people!”(Hawthorne 383). This may seem like a strange story now but when studied and compared to the writing era it originated from, all aspects of Romanticism fit. Each main character in the story has their own unique personality full of conflicting thoughts and complex emotions. Every time Dimmesdale clenched his chest in pain or wallowed in self-pity, he did not feel only one thing, but felt several.