The novel not only introduces the sorrows brought on by war, but it emphasizes the importance of life. The importance of life is shown when Kien realizes his life has meaning and when he realizes life is too short and precious to have not made a close relationship with his parents. The war mentally drained Kien to the point where he thought he could no longer go on, but he soon realized his experiences in the war happened for a reason. The war helped him find his meaning in life and his will to live. Life after the war filled Kien with anxiety and flashbacks.
People can relate to Amir’s character because many have gone through similar situations in which they had to overcome remorse for their actions. To learn this lesson, Amir had to first commit an act he would later come to regret, this act being one of betrayal against his best friend, Hassan. Not long after, he felt guilt and regret for his conduct and was unsure if he would ever be able to move past his feelings. However, towards the end of the novel, Amir found he had forgiven himself as time passed and was able to move on from the guilt that had confined him for so long. Through this tale of the journey to self-forgiveness, it is revealed the significance certain misdeeds can have on someone and their
Both authors tell a story about a character that recalls of flashbacks of the war, where they grieve over the past decisions that have affected them for the rest of their life. Firstly, both of the authors’ stories end with the protagonists surviving the war, but making them feel regretful and unworthy of living. O’Brien survives after being a soldier during the
You can either deal with it and become stronger from it, or you can be a bum and let it destroy you. Even though a broken heart may seem painful at the moment when you first experience it, learn to treat yourself respectfully and to always keep loving yourself. Don’t let anger and grief bring you down. Always surround yourself with people who love and care about you. “Always choose love because even though there is pain, to suffer in love is not to suffer in vain; it takes you to higher levels of consciousness.” When you learn to love yourself, this is when you initially mend your broken
In the book, Morrie also said, “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others” because you don’t know when you will see them for the last time (Albom 164). Morrie has an interesting viewpoint when it comes to forgiveness. I agree that it is important to forgive people, even though you are allowed to take your time with it. There have been instances where I found it difficult to forgive people that hurt me for a while, but I worked continuously towards pardoning them.
A famous writer once said, “Waiting for death, is life.” People live each day as they are here for forever but, they forget that this is just a part of their journey and the final destination is “Death”. Over the years, people grow and learn from other people, they go through a process of self-development and changes that makes them in to a person; they want to be. But sometimes taking control of things is hard. It makes them overcome a lot of hardships yet some lack the ability to interpret from right and wrong. Self-denial and self-destruction happens when people think they have lost control around them.
According to Dr. Christiane Pohl; the inner preoccupation with the loss is accompanied by intense reflection, awakening numerous memories and perhaps heralding the search for a new footing in life. (1997). In life, grief is a natural part of the healing process because we suffer from being left, we suffer from the feeling of being empty because of the pain and the grief we are dealing with. Whether the situation is separation or death II. Background of the Study A.
As seen in this passage, that identity is formed in his attempts to make moral evaluations that he believes are right, despite the pressures of ever-present societal codes. Here, Huck reveals an internal moral conflict he is having with helping Jim escape. On the one hand, he wants to tell Miss Watson of Jim’s location because aiding a slave means death to Huck. He believes his community will shun him in saying, “…and if I was ever to see anybody from that town again I’d be ready to get down and lick his boots for shame” (Twin 212). But the thought of the disgrace Jim would receive, too, casts a shadow over his own grief.
For example, ‘flaming fatal climax’ and ‘hopeless longing’ are used to create an effect of the soldiers pain being soothed (Kousar). By these terms, Sasoon means that as the excitement grows, the chances of things turning fatal grow as well too. The soldiers long to be back home with their families, but these dreams are most likely hopeless, considering the chances of them making it out alive is
This reveals that he has a sense of remorse for at least some of his actions, particularly the pain he caused Sonia. The narrator also says that he will show Sonia love to try and redeem himself (527), which shows that he is willing and apt to change in order to make up for all the suffering that he has caused Sonia. If Raskolnikov actually is looking for redemption, it seems to be an attempt at impressing Sonia to try and ensure that he does not harm her any more than he already has. At the very end of Crime and Punishment, Raskolnikov reads Lazarus again, as he once had Sonia read it to him. This story tells a tale of renewal and rebirth, which seems to be a goal of Raskolnikov’s at this point in his
Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed. Kemmerich’s was one of Paul’s close friends to die first, and it is here we can see how loss is portrayed during this scene. The loss of Kemmerich life was not quick or painless, Paul’s friend suffered throughout this time, and Paul was their watched his friend die. Paul faced the truth about war after his friend’s death. The truth that Paul had discovered is that the loss of life is something that he, and all of his friends might not be able to escape.
Comparative Essay In present day, there are countless of people who experience tragedies in their life; however, there are people in life that have the potential to heal or to help fight the struggles in one’s life. Through the book, Catcher in the Rye and Little Bee, authors, J.D. Salinger and Chris Cleave suggest that the power of relationship has the power to heal the deepest wounds. To begin, Little Bee and Holden have experienced tragedies throughout their life. Both characters have been living with the memories of their loved one and are trying to cope with their bad memories but are being resistant to help as well.