Later, they encounter a man they refer to as a bad character and his girlfriend. The narrator knocks out the bad character and sexually assault the girlfriend. After, they see people coming towards them. They begin to hide. The narrator jumps in Greasy Lake and finds a dead body.
Since the story is limited to the view of Xavier, his best friend, we cannot fully understand the extent of Elijah’s insanity. However, Xavier is first to detect these qualities of unnaturally consuming the lives of other human beings as one of a windigo: “You [Elijah] have gone mad. There is no coming back from where you’ve travelled” (Boyden 370) Xavier admits that Elijah has lost himself in the consumption of lives that is war. Moving to the media product, the symbolism of the colonial man relating to the common theme between the two products of unnatural consumption is blatant. Greed for furs, drugs, lives and food are sure signs of taking more than is needed to survive.
Readers can see the character traits of the antagonist, Erik Fisher, right from the start of the novel. His dissoluteness is shown crystal clear through him being disrespectful to others, ego-centric, and sneaky. This really shows by his actions following the death of one of his teammates, Mike Costello. “Then I heard a strange sound.
This describes the situation, they live by the sword, or in other words a violent life of crime, and they will die a violent death because of it. The third verse deals with depression, said rather clearly by Scarface with “I often drift while I drive, having fatal thoughts of suicide”, the only thing holding him back is that he has a kid. An interesting detail brought up by Scarface is that he had a woman he loved, but he drove her away due to is gangster machoism, “But to me she was just another bitch, now she´s back with her mother, now I´m realizing that I love her, now I´m felling
While he stands to look at the greasy character in the dirt, he envisions headlines, pitted faces of police interrogators, the glow of handcuffs, clank of metal bars, and the big black windows rising from the back of the cell (Boyle). Convinced that he had murdered a man in cold blood, the protagonist is dragged back to reality, and he knows there will be repercussions. Nonetheless, his remorse is momentary as they all spot the half- naked woman that was with the bad character. Like animals, they pounce on her with the intention of raping her. However, before they could do anything to her, a car pulls over, and they are all caught in the headlights.
The first time Raskolnikov visits Sonia at her apartment, he is quite rude to her. After he murdered Lizaveta and Aliona, he became a miserable criminal, and that is what he labeled Sonia as. He said, “You live in this muck that you hate… Wouldn’t it have been better, a thousand times more ‘right’--and more clever, too--if you’d gone and jumped in the river and ended everything at once!” (315). Sonia thought many times of killing herself, so she understood his cruel suggestion. However, this may seem contradictory of the previous statement of his dependency on Sonia, but it appears this was Raskolnikov finding an outlet for the misery he created for himself, and Sonia knew that Raskolnikov was “terribly, infinitely unhappy” (321).
The river houses those sinners who committed treachery. The souls have committed treachery by murdering kin, turning against their country, killing their guest and turning against their lord. All of these damned souls are subjected to different level of agony. The souls are thrown randomly at lake Cocytus where they are necessarily frozen in lake up to one’s neck or even being entombed below the surface. They cannot even cry a tear as their tears get frozen.
The next literary element is the symbolism of the boots filling with water. When the boots fill with water, it makes Henry drown in the river. The symbol of the boots filling and making him drown shows that he has gone through many awful things due to the war causing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Both of these mental conditions drag him down and keep him away from being his normal self. The symptoms of PTSD and depression can be classified nearly the same with being, “less interested… less energetic… and emptiness” (“What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Depression?”).
Boo Radley represents a symbolic mockingbird because he was seen as a psychopath who lives alone, even though he ended up becoming a distant father figure to Jem and Scout. First, Boo becomes recognized by the kids as a perpetrator, and a man with blood on his hands. He has been reputed to have stabbed his father in the leg with scissors. Boo was only imagined this way. One night when Jem and Scout were fastly walking home, Bob Ewell, the nearby resident who drinks too much, tries to kill the kids.
Peter Lake, a boy came from a boat labelled “City of Justice”. Peter’s parents are not allowed to board a train because of consumption (known as Tuberculosis) so his father put him in a boat and let it float in the sea. He was pulled out of the shore by Humpstone John and raised by a demon disguised as a gang leader, Pearly. He teaches him how to steal unnoticed. The story began when Peter was chased by Pearly’s men because of misunderstanding.