The narrator didn’t want to believe his brother had fallen down such a dark hole. He saw all the signs and odd behavior, but still convince himself nothing was wrong. When one loves another their faults are harder to find, one will ignore flaws in favor of viewing them in the best light. His blinding love kept him from seeing the path Sonny was headed down. “I hadn’t wanted to know” (93) he stated.
Holden Caulfield lives his life as an outsider to his society, because of this any we (as a reader) find normal is a phony to him. Basically, every breathing thing in The Catcher in the Rye is a phony expect a select few, like Jane Gallagher. What is a phony to Holden and why is he obsessed with them? A phony is anyone who Holden feels is that living their authentic life, like D.B. (his older brother). Or simply anyone who fits into society norms, for example, Sally Hayes.
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
Then the Virgin tells Antonio that she will also only forgive both and not only Narciso (Anaya 173). Antonio never bothered to see Tenorio in a good light and was thus always critical of him. His good half wanted Narciso forgiven but overlooked that in being critical of Tenorio he forgot that wishing forgiveness of all means all the people. In an earlier part of the book, Antonio says “It is not easy to forgive men like Tenorio” (Anaya 138). Antonio was once again being critical just showing that he is also human and he is like the God and Virgin in that he is composed of a caring and critical personality.
The main character, Ethan, starts to like someone else, despite him already being married. Although he starts to have such thoughts, his intentions are understandable considering that he was never in love with his wife, Zeena. In Edith Wharton 's Ethan Frome, Ethan doesn 't come out as an admirable person because he can 't face his problems, and he always tries to run away from them. Ethan has never faced the problems between him and Zeena, and neither has he ever confronted his feelings to Mattie. Ethan doesn 't understand that running away from problems isn 't going to make them disappear.
Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity. His passiveness sparks complications early on, such as when Tom takes Nick to meet Myrtle in secret. Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly. As Daisy’s cousin, it is expected that he stands against Tom’s infidelity.
It 's easier to put yourself on top and to dream happily than to live in fear. Although others will look at it like you’re living a lie and advise you to be truthful about your situations, that is not always the best step to take. In Fear by Gary Soto, Frankie keeps quiet about his situation, acts hard, and makes his life sounds better than it really is. Even though his peers know; empty refrigerator, father’s gone, mother’s sad and the beating, but none of them decides to stand up for him. It 's better to live in dreams than to face the devastating truth.
Throughout the novella Anthem the society disregards citizens having thoughts of their own. Prometheus, who has always been a free thinker, has always felt out of place in this society. As the novel progresses Prometheus comes to appreciate his trait of independent thinking. At the ending of the novella Prometheus comes to understand that what society sees as unethical is actually a valuable trait to have. Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98).
Throughout the novel Nick and Gatsby go through many struggles together. Both have their own opinion of each other. Nick has evidence to be a very unbiased narrator for many different reasons. There is very little evidence that shows that Nick could not be a good narrator, but the amount of good evidence overtakes the bad evidence.
No ingress, neither egress that is the great exponent of arrogance, the external world does not matter for the Prince and his friends; only their pleasures and happiness is important for them. Secondly, the Prince´s strange tastes are linked with the gloom and darkness of the death. “The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects […]” (Poe E. A. year of publication?
Surviving on his own seems to be a big relief considering he doesn’t has to look after his father and he gets to keep his own rations for himself and not share with his father. Point of view, irony, setting, and symbols all pull this story together to show depressing times that should never happen to any race no matter what the crime. Light is needed when lost in the darkness of night. One that doesn’t have “light” can get lost and never find themselves a right path which can lead to more troubles than what should have
In George Orwell's political satire book, Animal Farm, the minor character Moses is the especial pet of Mr. Jones who can be described as a mysterious yet hopeful raven. If he were to wear shoes, they would reflect the hope he brings by being a modern sneaker with bright colors. Upon first impression, Moses appears to be a dark, mysterious, lazy, and untrustworthy bird. So a darker colored, slick shoe would be most appropriate.
In South of Broad by Pat Conroy the theme is appreciate people for who they are. Leo has a very diverse group of best friends that are not accepted by the community at this period of time. Trevor is gay, Sheba likes to sleep around, Ike and Betty are African-Americans in a town that still has not accepted blacks, and Niles and Starla are orphans from the mountains. This group is not exactly a perfect group for most families back in the 60's. In chapter 15 Sheba needs help looking for her brother in San Fransisco who is dying of AIDS.