His cries “O, God! God!” further serves to highlight his grief (132). These lines all scan perfectly and have masculine endings, which confirms Hamlet’s grief. He is firm in his sorrow, truly shaken and disturbed by his father’s death. The alliterative structure combined with Hamlet’s cutting cries all add to his “weary” feeling, exhausted by “all the uses of this world” (133-134).
The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride. After Doodle dies alone in the storm, the reader grasps the “true love” the narrator had for him, which he never expressed toward his younger brother. In the closing paragraph, the narrator reveals his “true love” that was hidden inside him, “ I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (604).
Nearing the end of the story, during the death of Doodle, the use of symbolism is evident. Doodle’s brother narrates, “He lay very awkwardly, with his head thrown far back, making his vermillion neck appear unusually long and slim. His little legs, bent sharply at the knees, had never before seemed so fragile, so thin... I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed… For a long, long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain.” (Hurst 426).
Regret is a common thing driven by sheer pride and most people find relatable. The story "The Scarlet Ibis," written by James Hurst, is based around the death of little brother Doodle. A gloomy setting starts the story off with names of their dead and songs seeming to die in the trees. Brother is serenaded in guilt and regret, for he is the reason brother is no longer. If Brother had not been so embarrassed by Doodle, than Brother wouldn 't have left him.
He is mentally and physically impaired, which makes him different and stand out. The narrator’s pride wants Doodle to be an ordinary brother, and kills him in the strive for perfection. “For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis,” the narrator reveals (426). For the first time, the narrator notices the connection between the scarlet ibis and Doodle. When Doodle dies, his neck is twisted identical to the scarlet ibis’ neck as it dies under the bleeding tree, along with the fact that they are both weak and fragile.
After realizing the impact his invention would have on his entire community, he makes an even bigger breakthrough: the feeling of self admiration. His eagerness to share the light with The Council shows how proud he is of it, which in reality, is a direct reflection of the pride he takes in himself for creating such a thing. As mentioned in “The Soul of an Individualist” — a speech from another Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead —, this fulfillment that he feels is natural, for “creators [are] not selfless. It is the whole secret of their power — that it was self-sufficient, self-motivated, self-generated”. Not only did Equality experience new emotions from his achievement, but also new desires.
It brings the reader's into a world of war and death and makes it normal; Many people see death as a bad thing, if they read this book they would be able to see how uncontrollable it is. Vonnegut writes billy as a very quiet, shy person who experiences about as much death as he had in his lifetime. Death and war are both things that no one can control, death happens to everyone one way or another and it’s how you see death that determines how you react to it. In the war Vonnegut and Billy both experience tremendous amounts of lose in such a little amount of time and when you experience that you are no longer in a state of mind where you feel as though death is unnatural and a horrible thing. they simply know what they can’t control and say this “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference.”
Scrooge was shown a future in which he did not only die, but was forgotten and loathed by those close to him. To not be shown love even after he died was mind shattering to Scrooge, who expected someone to have some love and compassion for him. Scrooge 's nephew, clerk, and housekeeper had all forgotten, or hated Scrooge in life, and continued to hate him in death. This fear of being forgotten brought Scrooge to tears, and was one of the only things shown to him by the ghosts that he could not bear to look at. Evidence for this being a major factor is self-evident, Scrooge begged to know if he could change the future right after being shown his fate.
This reiterates the idea that individuals can go their whole life and then, die alone. It is also shown that that go to the same church by this line: “Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave.” Burying Eleanor, Father McKenzie was at the funeral and that is how they end up being together, he was the only one to attend her funeral, and that was because he was doing his job. Consequently, these outcomes are the negatives of lonely, maudlin ,and hopeless. In the end, the Beatles’ song “Eleanor Rigby” uses two individuals stories to make a statement of humans and loneliness, and how no matter what a person will feel alone from time to time. Consequently, “No one is saved”, neither Eleanor Rigby or Father McKenzie, from the human emotion of loneliness.
Death: with its overwhelming connotations of loss, of defeat, intrinsically dramatic, even though it is slow and painless. Loss: it stays with you, informs your every attitude, your every decision, your every act” (Bissoondath 45). This quote expresses the themes of common life occurrences Raj goes through between recovery, death and loss. When he returns to Casaquemada with his wife Jan and son Rohan, he finds a country grown violent and corrupt: ""I was seeking protection from people who needed protection"" (Bissoondath 163). An emergency is declared; while Raj is away tending his dying grandfather, soldiers come to his house and kill Jan (Rohan, too) when she resists arrest.
Rudy took his love for Liesel to his grave, never able to hear her confess what he knew, that she loved him just as much as he loved her. “The tears grappled with her face. “Rudy, please, wake up, goddamn it, wake up, I love you. Come on, Rudy, come on, Jesse Owens, don 't you know I love you, wake up, wake up, wake up…” (Page 535). Even after discovering the ruins of Himmel Street that served as a graveyard for all who had lived there, the shock of discovering the boy she loved, now a lifeless body was more excruciating than she could have ever imagined.
The effects of the setting on Wiesel are reflected in the way he ends book, talking about how he is essentially dead now. The look in Wiesel’s eyes as he gazed at himself in the mirror never left him (Wiesel, __) because he was so malnutritioned that he literally looked like a corpse. When he saw himself, he was so surprised that that image has stuck with him. In fact, they were so starved that their “first act as free men was to throw [themselves] onto the provisions ... no thought of revenge, or of parents. Only of bread” (Wiesel, 115?).
No matter who you where in the war, everybody walked away with guilt. Jimmy Cross will never forgive himself over the death of Ted Lavender. “He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead” (pg 7) Cross has to live with the fact that his distraction over Martha caused Lavender to die and as commanding officer he had responsibility over him. O’Brien feels the blame over the death of “a short, slender young man of about twenty” (pg 129) With the pain of killing this young man keeps O’Brien “writing war stories” (pg 129). With this remorse he feels the writing of the stories gives the man a history and a wife.
Not holding back, Fitzgerald immediately set a melancholy mood during chapter thirteen. Fitzgerald had Dick stand along the trenches and forlornly look around the memorial field, “to his left the tragic hill of Thiepval. Dick stared at them through his field glasses, his throat straining with sadness” (Fitzgerald 84). Dick began to spoke about the many lives that were taken during that summer war; nothing is more sentimental than the death of people who bravely fought for their country. However, during that sentimental moment Abe North consoled that “there are lots of people dead since and we’ll all be dead soon” (84).
Moreover, I have grown to become a charismatic, strong, courageous, brave, and optimistic young adult that can and will insinuate a difference in society. I wish to inspire people one day and hopefully stir up some deep emotions that reminds them about the finer aspects of life. With my best foot forward, I am dedicated, if given the chance, to taking advantage of all the resources and opportunities that Montclair State University has to offer me, all while keeping other people’s best interest in mind as well while doing