With a first person narrative, the audience is able to understand why he does the things that he does. For example, Christopher groans in order to block out the noise so that he can think. If someone were to not know this, they might become worried for or even weirded out by him. However, knowing the reasoning for why he groans helps the readers to experience what he is going through firsthand. The believability of a story can
Krakauer used connotative diction to generate emotion amongst the audience, to help himself and the readers fully understand his motives. In a note Chris wrote in bus 142 that he inhabited during his adventure in the Alaskan wilderness he writes, “no longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees and walks alone upon the land to be lost in the wild” (163). Krakauer convinces the reading audience to believe that Chris despised the materialistic society his parents lived, he had to get out of it to no longer be contaminated and to save himself before personal destruction. The word poisoned is a rather menacing connotation. The fact that Chris feels as if his mentality and physical well being are compromised by continuing to exist in such an acquisitive civilization allows the reader to see his beliefs.
Life to me is a journey - you never know what may be your next destination, (David Russell). In the documentary it talks about the journey that follows all of us but that certain of us want to answer the call. In Finding Joe many of the speakers were talking about the same steps of the journey but how they got to them either later in their life from a traumatic event or experience that shaped them. In the book, ¨Bridge to Terabithia,¨ the main character Jess goes through the same hero 's journey and meets many people along the way to help him with his search. Jess faces struggles in his day to day life that many people in his ¨world¨ inflict upon him and he feels as though he is living in another world altogether.
For instance, Macbeth claims he teaches “bloody instructions” that go on to “plague the inventor” (26-27). This quote illustrates that it is the illegal act that will eventually come back around to the one who committed the crime. Also, the language used is not literal because one cannot teach bloody instructions, instructions can be taught, but are not usually written in blood. Another example is when Macbeth reveals that due to Duncan being such a benevolent ruler his “virtues will plead like angels trumpet-tongued against” his murder and will convince the angelic creatures to tell everyone who the murderer is. Macbeth is worried that all stated previously will come to pass, however it is not accurate.
This is the point he is going for in pathos, to stir up the emotions of the reader. He ends by saying, “it is from such gendered shame that mass murders are made” (594). This is the last statement Kimmel makes, it was placed here to leave the reader to ponder what he is actually saying. Kimmel effectively uses pathos to share his final thoughts and values with the reader. Kimmel has effectively used ethos, logos, and pathos.
When he is being assaulted by the Bacchants Pentheus cries out to his mother “Have pity on me, mother! Don’t kill me for my wrongdoing” . If Dionysos’ intention was to make Pentheus see his own ways then removing his mother from under his spell would have sufficed. The family would have seen the capabilities of the god and worshipped him justly yet, Dionysos continues to allow Agave to murder Pentheus. In the end the family understand the consequences “Now we see, but you are too hard on us ” Making this violence unjustified as his initial intent was to make them learn of his power and then to take violent action if they do not learn.
Later, Jack and his tribe —recently split from Ralph’s group— kill a sow. Jack then holds out his blood-covered hands and “flicked them” while the rest of the boys “laughed at [Jack’s] reeking palms” (Golding 135). Golding’s motif of laughing at blood is effective in convincing the reader that Jack and his followers treat death like a game —a game where killing is deemed entertaining. As such, this behavior is deemed immoral. Since the boys engage this behavior without a given example, Golding is evidently trying to assure his readers that malevolence is instinctive.
Wilson truly loved Myrtle, so after her death Wilson goes on a rampage. He thought of himself as a man of God, but after looking at where that got him, he decides that his morality should take a backseat to his vengeance. After feeling as though his religion has failed him. Wilson decides to make Myrtle’s killer pay, believing that by seeking vengeance, he will somehow be able to cope with his tragedy better. Wilson’s social class gave him reason to look to religion for answers and moral values, and as a result of this he was more susceptible to falling hard when tragedy eventually struck.
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision since his reasoning to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848).
(Golding 82). Simon, who represents genuine goodness of man, suggests that “‘maybe [the beast is] only us’” (Golding 89). His insightful suggestion is mocked and he is considered crazy because it is easier for the boys to comprehend a tangible monster lingering over them that could be killed rather than to accept “mankind’s essential illness” (Golding 89) which cannot be changed nor destroyed. Simon is isolated from the others because of his atypical insight and he simply “cannot be understood, for he speaks the language of truth to the blind” (Talon).
The story of Chris McCandless may be illustrated as exhibiting an empathetic tone. Meaning Krakauer had the aptitude to comprehend and share the emotions or even beliefs of another or in this instance Chris McCandless. Throughout the book, Krakauer creates frequent and several connections between himself and McCandless, while dismissing antagonistic criticism directed towards McCandless. On Page 155 for instance, Krakauer compares McCandless with himself at that age, justifying much of his and Chris’s behavior on their adolescence and recklessness. Krakauer states that as a young man, he possessed an analogous distancing from his father, a “similar intensity and heedlessness”, and believed that the intentions of McCandless’s journey, similar
When on his dangerous climb, Krakauer is truly convinced that this experience will change his life. Krakauer creates a narrative parallel between himself and Chris. Throughout the book, Krakauer has kept to a journalist point of view. In this chapter, he slightly abandons that perspective and is more up front with his own personal experiences. Because of his sharing of his own into the wild experience, the reader can grow more sympathy towards McCandless and the actions that he
Eric is put into his dissociative state because of the death of his wife and Scout is believed to be a reincarnation of Clio. Throughout the novel, we are motivated to believe that in Eric’s mind the relationship between himself and Scout is not connected to the relationship he had with Clio. The reader’s assumptions are much different from this relationship and is finally supported at the start of chapter thirty-four where the Ludovician attacks the boat and as Eric yells out “Scout” while searching for her, his mind accepts the reality of everything “propping [him]self up against the sloping cabin, quietly, wet with sobbing tears, “Clio.”” (415). At this point it is confirmed that Scout and Clio and one in the same and that this is Eric reimagining Clio as Scout.
Also, Herzog’s “Grizzly man” shows a footage that Timothy Treadwell recorded during his last days. He is standing next to a site of his death and admitting how dangerous it is to camp at the grizzly site. He was also bragging about being able to find a way to survive in such dangerous conditions, but his intonation is different than in his previous videos, I sensed fear in his voice. I had an impression that he started having his doubts about the way he sees the bears or maybe it was a fear of admitting his mistakes. We will never know what was happening in his mind at that moment, but I think he finally got to a point when wilderness forced him to see through his