Some say that the narrator, was a father figure, or a servant to the old man, or it could be that the old man was the narrator’s landlord. It is striking that details which reveal the identity of the two characters are not in abundance which makes it stand in contrast, to the very detailed plot that leads up to the murder ("Sparknotes: Poe’S Short Stories: “The Tell-Tale Heart” (1843)"). The short story takes place in the house of the old man. The conflict of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” lies in how the narrator felt for the old man. One may wonder, if Poe was channeling the painful resentments, he had for his foster father Allan, onto the character of the “old man.” These deep emotions have lain dormant in Poe, hidden in his heart and one may ask if somehow, these emotions are now spilling out, as if out of control.
Everyone around Jane tries to repress from releasing her imagination. Her own husband, John tries to belittle and mistreat her till she has no self confidence. In the story, her husband treated her as a fragile being which eventually led to her mental deterioration. In Charlotte Gilman’s, “The Yellow Wallpaper” Jane, the narrator, descends into madness and loses her sanity. This suggest the theme of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is mental instability due to being confined and repressed by her loved ones.
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden are similar in the ways that they use analysis of social collectivism to explore existential themes. The main character of Crime and Punishment struggles with the implications of his conviction that he is above the bulk of his society. This differs from “The Unknown Citizen,” where the main focus of the poem is a man who has no apparent distinguishing traits to set him aside from the rest of society, yet at his death, the Auden’s society erects a monument in honor of his “achievements”. Each work explores the existential consequences of their respective protagonist’s situation through the use of archetypes in order to expose issues in the societies in which they live.
The Puritans’ disgusting looks and hurtful words continually remind Hester of her sinful actions. Hester is originally tortured by the constant mental burden that the townspeople, her own daughter, and the scarlet letter enforce. The weight of her sin affects her physically and mentally. After seven years of punishment, her beauty and warmth have disappeared. Hawthorne writes, “her beauty, the warmth and richness of her womanhood, departed, like fading sunshine; and a gray shadow seemed to fall across her” (478).
At the start of the Book Thief, Liesel starts learning the theme of love can be found everywhere through her feelings and emotions. She learned to first love books when she first arrived on Himmel Street. At that point, she could not read. As soon as Papa found out she could not read, he taught her. She found relief in books when her brother died when she stole the Gravedigger 's Handbook.
During those times, anybody with even a slight hint of a weakness was a victim to prejudice. Candy, Crooks; Curley’s wife. That fact that you were old, disabled, black or even just a woman was your ‘weakness’. It started a long path of hate, lies, deceit and sadness. But in some points in the novella, Steinbeck twists aspects of the Great Depression, and morphs them into similar yet impactful versions of his own.
Feeling that Jim is one of them he takes an interest in him but Marlow 's struggle to tell and to understand the life story of Jim initially so he starts helping him find employment as a water clerk and as a trading post manager for Stein and then suddenly relating together Jim 's story and continuing it through various retellings. Therefore the character Marlow that is seen in the novella heart of darkness is similar to the character Marlow in the novel Lord
The life and literary career of the author makes for as much fascinating reading as that of any of his great novels. Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is a novel that embodied both the writer’s personal dilemma and the dilemma facing his country in its attempts to liberalize or modernize itself and to liberate the common people from the tyranny of the Tsars and their autocratic supporters. The theme of the extraordinary versus the ordinary man relies on this sort of calculated logic. Raskolnikov uses to commit the murders, symbolizes the two halves of Raskolnikov’s nature these opposing sides are in conflict throughout the novel and are reflected in his victims. _____________________________________________________________________________
The first person she killed was a man named Richard Mallory; he was found in a junkyard with five more men’s bodies (College). Aileen Wuornos was found out and convicted with the death sentence; even if her sanity was questioned she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. On the psychological side of the scale, both Nature and Nurture are present in this case. Aileen had a very bad upbringing being abused, and abandoned which in tow would seem as if the nurture of her past drove her over the edge to commit those murders, but on the biological side of things her dad had some sort of problems as well, her father being a child molester that it could be argued that he gave her traits of being a molester, through heredity. This being said, in this case both nature and nurture had some play in part to why Aileen Wuornos became a serial
Their happy relationship makes Tuti feel distressed, especially because she has failed in her past relationships. Unfortunately, nearing the wedding day, Maria’s health condition worsens because of Tuberculosis. On her deathbed at Pacet Sanatorium she suddenly asks Yusuf and her older sister to accept each other as husband and wife. A writer can document the prevalent socio-cultural problems that occur in his or her environment. In literature, the writer responds to what he or she sees and transforms it into illustrative words or fictional stories and characters.