Though the poem might just seem to be about a gardener killing woodchucks, it really shows that if a person is pushed too far they can become obsessed, lose all humanity, and become a monster. Kumin uses diction and tone to help convey
Still his greatest challenge was ahead; Mutsuhiro “the Bird” Watanabe. Under his reign Louie would be pushed past his breaking point, humiliated, and beat, but still stay true to himself. “Of all the violent and vile abuses that the Bird had inflicted upon Louie, non had horrified and demoralized him as this did. If anything is going to shatter me, Louie thought, this is it” (Hillenbrand 291). Louie was taken off work duty because his is injured, but begs for a job so he can keep a higher food ration.
Tom regrets what he has done and tries to become a more religious man, he thinks that doing this will turn his life around for the better and wipe away his terrible past decision. In the end on Tom's deathbed, a man comes begging Tom too, "grant a few months indulgence". Tom grew irritated and he told the poor
“So that, thus it is that natural men are held in the hands of God, over the pit of hell,” (Edwards 79) Edwards’ motive in his sermon is to scare the less devoted Puritans into being “born again” and dedicating their life to the Father. “The use of this awful subject may be for awakening unconnected persons in this congregation.” (Edwards 80) Edwards believes man to all be self-righteous, unfaithful, and dubiously sinful creatures in desperate need of a savior. The only way that they can be spared being dropped into the pits of hell and graciously given eternal life is to repent of their transgressions and bow their knees to God in
Thus, making his own self image and his perception from the people of Verona force him to leave, as his ego and need to be of a prestigious rank allowed Juliet to be left alone in the Capulet Crypt, depressed and with a knife. Although after the fact he blames the feud, the reader can distinct through his change in character throughout the book that he indeed was the cause of the tragedy of Romeo and
For the end of each stanza, two sentences are used: one featuring the pigeons and one featuring men. Each stanza refers to the men in a similar sentence structure that utilizes “it is only the men who are...” which emphasizes how the men are shunned by society. Furthermore, the pigeons being placed before the men in the first two stanzas illustrates how the pigeons, which symbolize the Church, place themselves before assisting others. Having mankind stated first in the last stanza, therefore, indicates that the Church should prioritize the helpless: people that are “idle” and “lean” from hunger. This change in structure and repetition emphasizes that mankind’s poor should be the Church’s top
In Louise Gluck’s poem, she is “turning people into pigs.” Gluck is unhappy with the way the men are acting, and she want’s them to live a better life. While taking the men out of their world to simplify and sweeten their life, the men are constantly planning how to return to their original life. The tone of the poem can be described as concerning and world weary, which demonstrates the idea that the woman is dissatisfied about the men’s action’s. In the poem, she displays that as humans, our undisciplined lives cause problems for us. Simplicity is important to Louise.
John has an internal conflict within himself about breaking the rules he has always followed, but he accepts that disregarding them is necessary. Benét also shows how there are many ways John can improve society through dramatic irony by bringing up potentially helpful objects that John does not know. Additionally, the epiphany resolution shows how John is planning to break rules with the People of the Hill, gain knowledge, and use it to improve society. Rules are broken daily, but as Benét has shown, one might need to infringe upon the rules to transform
Either god is real and is punishing him for his impunity during the affair, or he is dead and has relinquished control over the stability of nature and humanity. John pursues the latter, likely because of his pride as both a Christian and a male. If we look at the evidence, it is clear that John is a man made of fear and pride. He would rather believe that god is dead, and the wrath of a godless land is more believable than the fact that he has broken his religious code of conduct. It’s more entertaining than surprising to watch John struggle with his pride, as he attempts to convince himself that he is a man of God who simply committed a deed as a will of social deterioration, rather than a blasphemous mistake that would call into question his character.
The creature was trying to help this girl, but he was punished because of his looks (101). This causes his fury to build into evil and bitterness: “Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind,” (101). The creature was in pain from being shot, and he vowed to get revenge against all humans (101). Without friends, the creature has felt no love or kindness from anyone, except from blind De Lacey (95-96). This need for friends has developed into him being evil; where as if he had friends, then he probably would not want to cause pain and misery upon everyone.
To see so many others feasting while you are pining and perishing [in hell]..."(Edwards 44). This pathos appeal helps Edwards persuade the unconverted because they would not want to be left behind. He also illuminates that “God has so many different unsearchable ways of taking wicked men out of the world and sending them to hell” (Edwards 41). Edwards discusses the interminably amount of diverse means that God could damn the unconverted to try getting the argument across that they will not comprehend death approaching and it could be at any moment. Another use of pathos in “Sinners” is when Edwards describes to the unconverted that “the wrath of God burns against them, their damnation does not slumber” (Edwards 41).