For example, Jackson illustrates, “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with fresh warmth of full-summer day; the flowers were blooming profusely, and the grass was richly green." (254). Conveying an image of a comfortable and delightful atmosphere distracting the reader from what is truly happening. It is not until Mrs. Adams makes the comment that “Some places have already quit the lotteries” (Jackson 257). That the reader might question why a town would want to quit a lottery?
Jackson talks about how perfect the day was. Jackson states, “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summers day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green” (255). This is foreshowing a perfect day, but really, it’s not. It’s a tragic, sad day which we will soon come to find out. Another example would be when Jackson talks about how the kids start to pick out the best rocks.
However, it was also his past that haunted him. Due to his unknown background Gatsby retained a mysterious and even negative background. As a result, Daisy would not choose to be with Gatsby because Gatsby was not the man who benefitted her and it would ruin her image to leave Tom for Gatsby. The moment Gatsby realizes that Daisy will not be with him, his dream dies. Without any dreams to aspire to achieve Gatsby’s purpose in life becomes nonexistent.
In The Diary of Anne Frank, page 56, line 9, Mr. Frank states, “Hermann don’t you hear? We’re going to be free...soon.” (Goodrich and Hackett). This shows Mrs. Frank still has hope they are going to be free at some point because he is getting excited.
I’d never seen flowers like it before - they almost resembled little fireworks shooting upwards off of the main stem. They were soft to the touch and seemed like something from a magical fairy garden. The Croton has been with my family throughout our laughter, excitement, and tears. It holds a priceless tranquility.
When Rex and his family moves to Welch he changes from before and becomes really irresponsible. When Jennette and Rosemary are arguing about if Rosemary should leave Rex,things got heated and Jennette walked off and then Lori went and talked to her and said “She needs to be firmer, lay down the law for dad instead of getting hysterical all the time,” (Walls,208). This quote shows that Rex walks all over Rosemary so that he can get it his way and chose no be irresponsible. Rex doesn't understand that he needs to help his family and that he can’t keep on stealing money and expect everyone to be happy with him. Rex Walls can’t save himself or his family because of how irresponsible he is.
Because he is first hesitant to take the case of Sierva, he does not believe he is capable of being responsible for her exorcism, and he seems afraid. He tells the bishop, “I am not an exorcist, father, I do not have the character or the training or the knowledge to claim to be one. Besides, we know that God has set me on another path” (76). But by him accepting the responsibility that is where it all began. It starts with a belief that Sierva is not possessed and that took over his life because he knew he had to do something to prove it.
Prior to moving East, Nick was rumored to be engaged; however, when the Buchanans ask about this, he says that he “wasn’t even vaguely engaged” (Fitzgerald 18). While he says that one cannot end a relationship “on account of rumors”, he also claims to have “no intention of being rumored into marriage” (Fitzgerald 18). Nick running away from his problems shows his immaturity. Similarly, after he moves, he says that he had a “short affair with a girl who lived in Jersey City... but her brother began throwing mean looks in my direction, so when she went on her vacation in July, I let it blow quietly away” (Fitzgerald 45). He continues to refuse to face problems in his relationships and instead abandons them, which further shows his childish approach to dating and relationships.
I no longer trust in rumors from the blue/ nor bother with any prophecy, when mother calls/ some wizard into the house to ask him questions” (1. 470-473). This shows that Telemachus is weak because Telemachus continues to say that Odysseus is not returning and that he should just give up and lose all hope. This proves that Telemachus is a boy still, because he will not trust no man that returns rumors from the blue even if they might be true and that Odysseus is not coming back. A final example of Telemachus being weak in the beginning is he is just as weak as his mother,
They do not think he is not the right man to be marrying their beloveded Dabney. Throughout the novel Troy makes many attempts to get the family on his side, but with all of the family home for the wedding the chaos is at an all time high. Though the family seems to be able to put that aside their disputes for Dabneys special day. The Delta: a place where you are either in or you 're out.
For example, Gatsby tries to control time by trying to go back in the past. Nick explains to Gatsby that he cannot repeat the past or start over. Gatsby wants Daisy to erase time and get back together with him, and start life over. Also, Gatsby expresses the fact that he wants Daisy to tell Tom she doesn’t love him anymore. At the end of the novel, Gatsby realizes that Daisy will not tell Tom that she doesn’t love him, and that she actually chooses Tom over Gatsby.
Lennie finds, obstacles with Curly so he feels like that may provide some conflict with achieving his goal, as shown by this quote. "I might jus ' as well go away. George ain 't gonna let me tend no rabbits now" (Steinbeck 107). Lennie know that his goal really is almost unachievable now, so he breaks down and realizes that giving up is the easy way out.
In a conversation that Father Jerome has with Aenons, the difference of cultures between them is made very apparent, especially when it comes to dreams. Father Jerome tells Aenons that he and his people no longer have a need for interpreting dreams, as God will tell them what to do. This is hard for Aenons to accept when he says, “if we give our belief in the dream, then the Huron life, the way we have always known, will end for us” (Moore 230). It is more than just a dream to the Hurons, it is their beliefs and their way of life, and Father Jerome doesn’t understand that. Even when Aenons is talking to Father Laforgue, he is still reluctant about what conversion might do to him and his people.