In this controlled assessment I will explore the ways sympathy for and/or dislike of a character is created in a text or texts I have studied. The characters I will discuss are Mrs Rutter and Kerry from the story The Darkness Out There, also I will talk about Eveline from the story about When The Wasps Drowned. Eveline is said to be eldest from her siblings so she is in charge of them and she makes sure that they do what she says. In the story it made the reader have sympathy for Eveline because all Eveline does is look after siblings, while her mum is at work all day and she takes them out to the park and lets them play on the swings and on other days she would lie down in the garden with them and absorb the heat. In line 35, “Mum was out all day.
Her mother has given up on her, however, Delphine didn’t turn o ut as an uneducated child ; she kept it all together. Delphine has numerous responsibilities and heavy weight on her shoulders. She had to look out and take maternal care of her younger siblings, as well as reveal to them the mystery of their past and why their mother abandonned at a very young age. In addition to all her internal and external issues, society is no help. All in all, the setting of the story has had a immense and great impact on the story’s conflict and the character’s dilma and
“The light struck that eye and the contours of her face and I could see her studying me, examining.” (Conklin 330) The quote gives the reader a good enough idea of Josephine, though it seemed so out of character for her to act so untrusting. One could say that Josephine has held her true opinions and personality in to fit her masters cookie cutter view of what their slave needs to be; how they act, how they carry themselves and how they handle
And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!...” (pg 112). This quote is significant due to the fact that it shows Elie towards the end of his stay at the concentration camp. At this point of time Elie’s father had just died, which helped change Elie even more; for the worst even. Elie has become very unreligious, very cold-hearted by the end of his time at the concentration camp. While looking back to 1941 for Elie, once religious and compassionate, by the end of this story Elie gave up his faith completely and became rather unsentimental around the other prisoners.
For example, Genevieve, Dodge, and Redd show how they have, don’t have, give, and take away freedom of thought in their actions described in the book. One of the characters that show freedom of thought is Genevieve. Queen Genevieve’s daughter Alyss, had a very wild imagination and was always told to stop imagining wild things. She did not allow Alyss to think completely on her own. ‘“Birthday or not, Alyss.” Queen Genevieve said, “I don’t think it’s nice to show off.”’(13) Alyss used her imagination to amuse herself during times when she was mad, bored or just wanted to get attention.
Elie also saw more horrific things done to others by Nazis that he had questioned the kindness in all people. Jeanne witnessed more of social injustice and was just extremely disappointed in her country, but she really did not see anything that would lead her to believe that all people have a monster inside them. Between the experiences of both Elie and Jeanne, it seems that Elie had lost the most belief in humanity, because of the great amount of oppression that he faced from the Axis powers in Germany. “Suddenly the evidence
The passage opens with an examination of Eric’s thoughts in the months before Columbine happened, which can be viewed from numerous passages Eric left behind in his journals. Eric continuously talks about how he will need to suppress his emotions in order to be able to go through with the attack. Cullen is quick to use pathos in order to get readers involved with Eric’s emotions, or lack of, at that time. He takes readers on a journey into Eric's mind as he displays some of the most apathetic lines Eric ever wrote. Cullen points out that “It was a mark of Eric’s ruthlessness that he comprehended the pain and consciously fought the urge to spare it” (276).
“If you ever meet a creature with eyes everywhere. You can be sure that it is death.”(22) in this book Dawn written by Elie Wiesel this quote is a representation of an ideology Elisha, the main character, learned. Elisha goes through a series of events where the people in his life impact him mentally. The three people who have significantly impacted Elisha’s life in distinctive ways are Gad, Catherine and The beggar. The beggar has impacted Elisha’s life by teaching him the importance of night and day, In the text it states "Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming.
But in the book Night Elie had went through the stage of depression mostly when his father died. After his father died in Buchenwald he still stayed there for a couple more months Elie was in a rough patch where nothing mattered anymore. “I shall not describe my life during that period. It no longer mattered. Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.” (Wiesel 113) Elie said this after his father died he couldn’t describe his life because it didn’t matter enough for him to describe.