The books Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Stranger by Albert Camus both have differences and things in common. The book Things Fall Apart is about a wealthy man named okonkwo who is determined to reach the highest rake because he wants to be nothing like his dad. Okonkwo became very successful with a family and over that time he runs into many problems from war, punishments, missionaries, and even being kicked out of his clan for 7 years. In the end Okonkwo was driven to killing himself losing all the things he worked so hard for. In the book The Stranger Meursault’s mother just died at for some odd reason he didn’t cry or feel sad at the funeral.
If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
The brother was easily the guilty suspect in this case. The question here is whether or not Doodle’s cause of death was his brother’s own pride. Throughout the book, The Scarlet Ibis, Doodle’s brother gives us a plethora of quality examples as to why the death of his brother was surely his to bear. The brother was overly prideful. On page 347 the brother admits his guilt, “’What are you crying for?’ asked Daddy, but I couldn’t answer.
Pride is what motivates the brother due to the humiliation of having a crippled brother to teach Doodle to walk. Dialogue conveys the narrator’s true thoughts at that exact moment and shows his response to the questions directed to him. The narrator expresses how the pride he felt during his earlier years results in the guilt of pushing Doodle to his death because of the hardships that Doodle went through because of the narrator. The narrator’s pride is at first due to egotism, but as time passes by, the narrator comes to the realization that his pride changed to guilt for being embarrassed by his one of a kind brother a looked up to him. Pride can affect anyone once they become overconfident in someone or something, but it will eventually lead to guilt as they look back at the outcome of their
The choices you make will always have consequences and those consequences can always affect your most loved ones in the novel Montana 1948 , the Hayden's boys take advantage of their last name, the choices that Frank the doctor of Bentrock made ends ups leading a big events of family problems, the event that happened that summer in that small town will forever hunt David childhoods and the Hayden's family. There is sometimes a person that can no longer remain loyal even to a family member. Wesley the sheriff of the county who loves his brother a lot and had a lot of respect for him, he couldn’t remain loyal to his brother because of the crime he had committed, he had to arrest his own brother " Franks down there..." (109) Wes finally arrest his brother frank after doing research and finding out the crimes he has committed this event causes a lot of drama in the family and breaks down the loyalty they have had for years, this shows how a person has a certain point of which they can remain loyal, and people keeping secrets away from someone can make this
“So even Dally has a breaking point” (152). This quote, spoken by Two-Bit after Johnny died, shows that even though Dally became considerate for other people, he still couldn’t handle some events. Dally was rebellious when Johnny died, because Johnny was the only person that he truly loved. In fact, he was so broken that he died on purpose just to get rid of his life. All in all, Dally became rebellious when he reached his breaking
I made up my mind to accompany my father wherever he went.”,(82). The author showed foreshadowing here, because the quote implies that Elie and his father will soon be separated. They had spent so much time together, through all the pain and suffering and they could only hold onto each other for so long. Soon, death would split them apart. Throughout the story, the author made it clear that understanding between father and son can be difficult.
My family is very important to me and the thought of losing them makes me cringe. In this book Elie lost everything. His mother and sister killed before he could say goodbye and eventually losing his father after sacrificing so much to keep him alive. When Elie and his family were first expelled from their homes, his father cried. I don’t know what I
He is depressed, and has been emotionally disregarded by both his mother and uncle. They undermine him for mourning his father’s death and that is traumatizing to someone who cares so dearly for a lost one. We also know that there were two months in between the time of the wedding where we first meet Hamlet and his father’s death; Imagine the original impact his father’s death had on him and the criticism we have not seen from his mother and uncle. The constant emotional abuse caused him to split personalities, give voice, and picture to the ghost. His impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, and ‘rituals’ are his actions to take revenge on the murderer of his father.
Throughout the play Hamlets characters has the largest impact on the story and plot out of all the other characters. It is his actions that set everything in motion for the rest of the play, for better or for worse. At the start of the play Hamlet is depressed about his father’s death and faced with is mother’s remarriage in put in an uncomfortable situation dealing with his new step father’s way of running the country. “O if only this far too solid body of mine would melt, thaw, and turn itself into dew...” it’s clear by these lines that Hamlet is expressing his want to just die and melt away from this situations he’s in. Hamlet goes on to say in the same soliloquy “… only two mouths death- no, not that long, not quite two-and my father, who
Mr. Tobias figured out early on in his writing career that the best way to engage or speak directly to a reader is to write his works on things he has experienced. In conjunction, in most of his stories, he develops characters that in some way emulate him as he tells the story. James C Dolan, a Best Sellers reviewer, advises readers to "relax and enter into the sometimes comic, always compassionate world of ordinary people who suffer twentieth-century martyrdoms of growing up, growing old, loving and lacking love, living with parents and lovers and wives and their own weaknesses" (Ansell2) in regards to some of Wolff’s works and characters. This indicates that Mr. Wolff’s stories are being interpreted the way he envisioned due to his use of characters throughout some of his writings and publications. Any investigator can learn a great deal from the life and times of Tobias Wolff.
Hester looked around the courtroom and felt a chill go down her spinal cord. She turned around and noticed Chillingworth put his fingers to his lips then put it upon his chest in the same location of the elegant A on Hester’s bosom. Hester’s face flared red in anger and yelled “Killer, Mr. Chillingworth is a killer!” The townspeople only sat in their seats and laughed at the deemed insane woman. Hester saw Chillingworth walking out of the courtroom with Pearl holding his hand and looking back at her mother entering in the dark world of prison. The investigative team of the town people went to Dimmesdale’s residence and approached the scene of his murder.
While his leg is being reset for the second time, some of his bone marrow seeps into his bloodstream, leading to his demise (Knowles). As many adolescents know, death is not an easy experience, and many will deal with the hard occurrence at some point in their process of growing up. Decease is a difficult tribulation, but especially during adolescent years and when the person has a close relationship with the deceased. For example, Phineas is Gene’s best friend through the novel, so it is an awful adolescence experience for Gene to watch his best friend pass on because of the break he causes in the first place. Gene becomes very upset when he learns about the death of his friend, and it takes him a long time to overcome the adolescent tribulation of death, as it is emotionally scarring.
People live, they age, and then they die. Somewhere, in the middle, adults question all the choices they’ve made, all the heart breaks, and endless memories that are embedded in their minds. God made us to live and to die, but when E.B White faces death he turns to the memories of when he was a little boy. Dual existence, internal conflict, and the experience of nature are social attitudes revealed toward loss of identity, fear, and vulnerability in “Once more to the Lake”. E.B White struggles mainly with dual existence between him and his son.