“Such were the events that preyed on the heart of Felix and rendered him, when I first saw him, the most miserable of his family. He could have endured poverty, and while this distress had been the meed of his virtue, gloried in it..” (Shelley 194) The creature is able to relate to the cottagers as they had been isolated from society with the intentions of showing gratitude and helping those around them. With the cottagers being deprived of their fortune and condemned “to a perpetual exile from their native
One of the first signs of the narrator's feelings is in the third paragraph when he says “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This shows that the narrator was disappointed and horrified of having a brother who would not be all there. It also shows that he was so embarrassed by his brother that he would even kill his brother so he wouldn't be embarrassed. Another excerpt from the story that shows or helps develop the theme is in the
Valverde 1 Joseph Valverde Mr. John Salmon Ap Literature October 2014 Volume 2 - Chapter 1: Victor Frankenstein is going through great sorrow and grief as his conscience cannot handle the guilt caused by the death of the innocent Justine. He “wandered like an evil spirit” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to conceive peace. This state of mind preyed upon [his] health” (Shelley 103) as he was unable to cope with the present events and his guilt, this marks the mood at his part of the novel as that of despair and of regret. . Victor is then taken to Belrive in order to find peace, there he pondered about the outcome caused by his actions.
Sociologically, true alienation and loneliness leads to depression and suicide. Psychologically, guilt and regret drive the force of internal conflict and corruption. Half of those who know the truth about Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne have made the Reverend promise to never reveal the truth, while the other half intends to torture Dimmesdale endlessly, sending him into a downward spiral until what remains has no trace to the young and beloved Reverend Dimmesdale. For example, Dimmesdale exclaims, "I should long ago have thrown off these garments of mock holiness and have shown myself to mankind as they will see me at the judgement-seat." The Reverend wishes only to feel the relief and freedom that washes over Hester by shedding the facade of holiness that holds Dimmesdale in such Hugh regard.
The alliterative structure combined with Hamlet’s cutting cries all add to his “weary” feeling, exhausted by “all the uses of this world” (133-134). Hamlet’s world is shaken, and his view on life has been altered as well. His depression is so great that he has thought of suicide, a huge cultural sin, as he knows. Hamlet’s thoughtfulness is also conveyed, taking six lines to delve into his emotions.
The narrator describes their final moments by saying “Pearl kissed his lips. A spell was broken. The great scene of grief, in which the wild infant bore a part, had developed all her sympathies” (Hawthorne, 352). He goes on to express her sorrow through illustrating her tears and grief. This loss clarified for young Pearl that though she might have appreciated her father before, she loved him more than
He’d have been glad to witness her kissing his dusty, bomb-hit lips.” (Markus 242). Liesel was always a very good friend of Rudy’s, but when it says how depressed she was when he died, it goes to show that Liesel was Rudy’s best friend and she always would be. It’s ironic that after Rudy died, Liesel is so sad that she took the step she never wanted to take and kisses Rudy Steiner. It also says that Rudy would have been pleased to see Liesel kissing him. That goes to show how much their friendship is and how much they rely upon each other for
Christian never informs Roxane that Cyrano was the one who really wrote the letters because he dies in combat. Christian would have told if he had lived, but sadly Roxane never learns and has to live with the sorrow of her false love dying. Although ignorant, Christian is noble and honest. He tries to make Roxane love him for reasons other than the letters and even tries to tell her they were from Cyrano. Though he fails, knowing that what was happening was not right makes him honest, and doing his best to tell Roxane regardless of his love for her makes him noble.
She also realizes that her father did everything he could to save Tom. My next evidence says “It was Jem's turn to cry. His face streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. “ It ain't right,” He muttered” (284). Jem was very upset when he heard that Tom had been found guilty because he knew Tom was innocent and he felt empathy for him when he was found guilty which is part of why he was crying.
In Sara Cole’s, “A Type of Love Story” Ron loved Sarah, though he thought that she was unattractive. He doesn’t realize it until the end that he loved her, and he regrets that he pushed her away. In Stacey Richter’s, “The cavemen in the hedges” the cavemen in the story are viewed as unwanted by society, until the end of the story when the cavemen are done. After which they are gone do the public regret not appreciate their existence, then realizing that what they had experiences was a once in a lifetime deal. Both of theses stories carry the from a cliche “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone,” meaning if you don’t appreciate people or certain things during the present, you’ll live in regret once you lose them.
I sold my soul for this? Washed my hands for this?/ I miss my mom and dad for this?” (Fun, lns. 31-33). The speaker is unsure of what he did, and if it was for the right reasons. The listener is unsure if the speaker actually went to war or is comparing that action to something else, but it feels of the same caliber to the speaker.
In “Property,” Stony never flat out states that he is hurt about the passing away of his wife; but his friction with objects, that appear to be so mundane, like the platform bed is central to our understanding of what exactly is hurting him. A bed is more than just a place of rest; it holds all the memories central to everyone’s lives. In demeaning the bed and finding every way to disassociate himself with it, it becomes obvious that Stony is forcing himself to avoid recollecting his union with Pamela and their many memories. Stony only allows us to see how hurt he is through his actions and the author’s diction. Ranging from the author’s association of the bed as a torture device to Stony moving and placing the bed in the studio with the other precious items, Stony’s true feelings towards his wife’s passing are