When Siddhartha worked and lived with Vasudeva, he often remembers regrets and mishaps years before. He especially remembers a previous suicide attempt before he came to Vasudeva. When Siddhartha tells Vasudeva about his regrets, Vasudeva responds by telling him to forget about the past and to accept his new life. Siddhartha was initially unsure about this. However, when Siddhartha did accept his new life, his mind suddenly becomes empty of negative thoughts.
It’s because the world he lives in has affected him in such a way to be like this. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, certain devices weigh down the main character in order to equalize him with the others. This short story is dystopian; an offshoot to Orwell’s utopian world. Winston too is weighed down by his own society; he is forced to be a lesser version of himself, all for Big Brother. They don’t do anything to physically change him, but if he is thought to break the rules or is simply too smart for his own good, off to the Ministry of Love.
The protagonist in the novel, “1984 by George Orwell”, is Winston Smith. Winston portrays his life in a way to understand and feel the horrible ways of a totalitarian society of Oceania. Winston was made as an ordinary man who tries to make his life better in a world gone wrong. The situation Winston is in is that he has discovered that he is not fond of the government and wants to go “Down with Big Brother”. He is faced with mouthfuls of pain and misery and struggles throughout his daily life, yet still is able to have some time for love with helps with the bad situation.
After a quick vote, Ralph was elected leader of the stranded boys, leaving Jack jealous and vengeful. Golding expresses in the novel how people can be made powerless and put in danger due to their self image. As a way to express this, Golding uses the character, Piggy, to give the audience a sense of what it feels like to have problems and conditions that create a separation between people. Piggy is a character with more of a sensible appeal to the problems that arise in this novel, but he is dramatically weakened after being caught time and time again envying Jack and Ralph. Piggy is described as a "fatly naked" (13) boy as he and Ralph are first scoping out and entering the pool, whereas when Piggy was exiting
Doodle I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his.”(L 390-392) After leaving Doodle, he finally regains his conscience, and goes back for him unfortunately, he realised his mistake too late. The present older brother, clearly regrets his acts and now that he understands everything about life and what happened, he regrets not loving Doodle the way he should have. At the end, the love between the two brothers is complex and paradoxical, their relationship goes from hatred to love but unfortunately due to pride the relationship between them ended
Sutpen is a simple man, caring only about himself and his own desires for his life. Colonel’s negligence to move on and solve his issues cause him to haunt his own mind and drive him insane. His unhealthy behaviors are a direct antecedent to his loss of identity and alcoholism. These actions cause him to act inappropriately in response to his breakdown. Sutpen wastes his life and potential on tormenting himself with “could have beens” instead of progressing
In the play Fences by August Wilson, dissatisfaction plays an important role. The main character, Troy, is a tragic hero as he makes decisions that lead to his own destruction. These decisions are fueled by his discontent with life. To a large extent, dissatisfaction fuel Troy’s relationships, negative decisions, and lead to his downfall as a tragic hero. The first time that the audience sees Troy’s dissatisfaction is when he is talking about his job.
His father told him to “remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1). In the beginning of the story, Nick reveals how his mid-western family has install in him basic conservative values that need to be respected. As the story progresses, Nick is able to maintain his values, but is challenged because the people with him are immoral. Nick meets with Tom and Daisy who are cheaters and careless. Their attitude allows Nick to realize that he is “one of the few honest people” (Fitzgerald 59).
The heart of the story was Holden grieving over the death of his brother. Holden needs a solution to his problem. So he pulls out the mitt and confront his feelings to discharge all his grief and depression. Indeed, holden does not understand why his smart nice brother dies. He feels guilty that he who is stupid and inferior is still living.
That is why redemption is a very important aspect of The Kite Runner. Amir finds himself seeking redemption with his father and with Hassan. Amir and his father don’t have the best relationship. At the beginning of the novel, Amir tells us that he understands why his father doesn’t like him. He says it is because Amir killed his wife during childbirth and now he resents him for it.