Their health is so poor that Marines who see their fellow soldiers suffering agree that their death was “a good thing” (162). An example of this is seen in Jason Peters. He “was missing both hands and one leg. the IED had burned off his eyelids, so he had goggles on that misted his eyes every few seconds. His body was in a mesh, his kidneys had failed, he couldn’t breathe on his own, and he went through constant fevers” (162).
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.
Every time Dimmesdale clenched his chest in pain or wallowed in self-pity, he did not feel only one thing, but felt several. He felt the subsequent hypocrisy of his actions, guilt, shame and fear. This is no more than a perfect example of Hawthorne’s ability to sense emotion and portray it in his characters, as stated by George Ripley, “Hawthorne’s tragedies, however, are always motivated with a wonderful insight and skill”(Ridley 295). Hawthorne writes character emotions so well that when he read The Scarlet Letter to his wife for the first time, “it broke her heart…which I look upon as a triumphant success. Judging from its effect”(Hawthorne), he saw her sadness as a victory only because that was the goal of the
Not only is Young Goodman Brown betraying his own loved ones and beliefs but the ones he cares for are disregarding him right back. This plot is quite frankly like a train of dominos; one does bad, the same receives bad. Each example of betrayal helps move along and set up yet another example. Hawthorne gives his readers a harsh reality of betrayal in all types of relationships and the penalties that come with it. The message behind this story may be hard to discover but it needs to be widely
And mean guys.” (Salinger 90). When Holden left Pencey Prep, shouting “Sleep tight, ya morons” (Salinger 29), he starts to cry which suggests that he is disappointed in himself because he also became a phony. His phoniness surfaces when he constantly lies “even during the most ordinary conversations the boy has, he lies about either his age, or something about his family or even when he is trying to please people around him” (Pinto 12) which is another example of a reckless behavior Holden demonstrates. Holden lies to Ernest Morrow’s mother by stating that he sick: “It isn't very serious. I have this tiny little tumor on the brain” (Salinger 32).
Due to the fact that Dimmesdale is a minister, he felt immense guilt and sorrow for his sin and frets about it throughout the entirety of the novel. We see him regretting his sin and wishing he could stop having this strong feeling of guilt present in his life. This guilt is built because of the overwhelming sense of religion in his life. He is expected to obtain his role as a minister in the community and as a follower of God. In the end, we see Dimmesdale confess on the scaffold that he is the one who had an affair because he was unable to take the guilt anymore.
Elie Wiesel suspects that God is letting him go through such a situation. Wiesel begins losing faith in God. For example, Wiesel stated,”What are you, my God? I thought angrily. How do you compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to you their faith, their anger, their defiance?....Why do you go on troubling these poor people’s wounded minds, their ailing bodies?”(Wiesel 68) Wiesel clearly is losing faith in God because he has seen babies burned alive, families killed together.
For instance, the speaker has short bursts of exclamation in the phrases “oh da horror, oh what a shame” (14). The entire line in the poem, “oh da horror” is italicized to add feelings of disappointment, which is similar to the use of the modern-day term known as “Oh my God!” Shame is associated with lying, embarrassment, and cheating husbands, but in this context, it means a life is wasted because of its abrupt end. The concept of death is frightening because death comes unexpectedly. Furthermore, the author conjures further thoughts with the question: “why’d he do that to himself?” The question shows great importance because it is the only interrogative statement in the entire poem. The phrase “do that to himself” is of the utmost importance because it means he claimed his own life which would sadden those that knew him.
He changes physically when he becomes so weak that he looked like a reflection in a mirror to a corpse. Wiesel changes emotionally when he let Idek beat up Shlomo. He is so numb and confused to the point where he changes and forces anger and blame towards his own father. Lastly, Wiesel changes morally when he forgets the morality of have faith in God. This is what life in the concentration camps did to Wiesel.
The effects of the tragic flaw gave bitterness between John and his wife, the truth of his adultery to his former house servant, Abigail Williams, and his execution leading him to become a tragic hero. The first paragraph demonstrates how John and his wife have bitterness in their relationship due to John’s tragic flaw. The second paragraph shows John Proctor confesses to having committed adultery with Abigail Williams, in order to save his wife and friends being tried for witchcraft. The third paragraph explains John Proctor’s death. The Crucible the story brought by love, betrayal and moral lessons, for those who have read this novel have been mind-blown and shocked through most of the entire