Castor and Erik spray painted his eyes when he was young, “And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying open my eyelids open while Vincent Castor sprayed white paint into them,” (Bloor 264). When Erik did that he knew that Paul would never be the same and when his parents wanted them to be closer they might have torn them apart even
In the story, Erik is also very selfish. On page 263 it says “I could hear my voice crying, ‘I didn’t tell! I didn’t tell!’ And I remembered Erik’s fingers prying my eyes open.” In this example, Erik doesn’t care if what he does hurts Paul. He’s going to do it anyways. Erik hurts Paul to keep himself safe and not his brother.
Paul Fisher is a boy whose eyes are covered by goggles for Paul's supposedly bad eye sight by the solar eclipse. Paul’s brother, Erik, is part of this story and Paul knows it. I believe there is a bigger secret about Paul’s eyesight and how he lost it. Erik has a lot to do about Paul’s confidence and His choices affect Paul because Erik and his “friends” were a bad influence to Paul and his friends. Erik makes his choice of “friends”.
His friend suffers at the hands of his brother and consequently, ends up dying, and afterwards, Paul feels much guilt for the words unsaid. Since many people look down upon Paul, he notices facts and clues society does not, however, he fears saying something, in which causes his friend to end up dying Within the story, Paul lives in his own bubble, disconnected from the world and society, so he knows what others do not. It is as if Paul lives in the sun and knowledge of the world, baring that burden while others in society live in darkness with a slight sliver of light from the moon, believing they know the world to its full extent when in reality they are blind and in the dark. This affects Paul since he possesses ideas from another point of view that others have no clue about. This is important because without the knowledge that Paul posses, he would be like his none the wiser parents, which
At Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, Heathcliff does not fit in. Since he was taken in as a young boy by Mr. Earnshaw, he has been alienated and treated unjustly by almost everyone. One of the characters that resented Heathcliff from the beginning was Hindley. Hindley treated Heathcliff with no respect and constantly degraded him, “He [Hindley] has been blaming our father for treating Heathcliff too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place” (Brontë 30). After some time of being ridiculed by his so called “brother,” Heathcliff seeks justice for himself by taking revenge on Hindley and plotting to ruin his life, “I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back.
Also, the narrator selfishly became mad after not achieving his goal he had set with his brother. There is an explanation in the text when it says, “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened.”(Hurst 394). This became somewhat of a domino effect, and after he let his anger absorb him his story became a much darker one. Due to his anger, he pushed his little brother too far and lost the person who meant the most to him in the process. The title connects to the story because “The Scarlet Ibis” is a key component in the story.
He was expected to act like an adult though he was still considered a child. Inside, Holden was struggling with the conflict of reluctance to become and adult because he thought it meant leaving behind his brother. He was pushing aside the fact that people change, and that change was not always a bad thing. On July 18, 1946 Holden’s brother Allie died of leukemia, and he never got over it. “I slept in the garage the night he died, and I broke all the goddamn windows with my fist, just for the hell of it”(Salinger 44).
Erik could be the most disrespectful person I ever read about in a book. One of the main examples of Erik being disrespectful is Mike Costello’s death. After Mike Costello got struck by lightning at football practice, everyone was feeling sorry and sad. Not Erik and Arthur. On Tuesday September 5th, the Author states that Erik and Arthur were laughing at Mike when they thought know one was looking.
Not only was he neglected by his friends, Scrooge was also, in some sense, neglected by his father. He’d been sent away from home at a very important time of the year, and this obviously would have made the reader sad, knowing that Scrooge really didn’t have anybody whilst growing up. Perhaps not only was Dickens trying to tell the readers that pushing away people and isolating yourself was bad, but it was also bad to neglect and dismiss people because it often led to people such as
The play, Antigone written by Sophocles, presents a tragedy that fits the classical definition, but it is the story of Creon, the king of the main character. Creon starts out as the king of Thebes , Creon’s tragic flaw is his pride and his arrogance which caused him reflecting upon his mistakes making him a broken man, recognizing what he did to his niece, he is a character within Antigone, even though he was portrayed as an antagonist he was the main character since he was. Creon’s tragic flaw, hubris, causes his downfall. Creon will not listen to anyone. He is stubborn, and his pride is so great, he cannot bring himself to acknowledge that he could ever wrong.