Some may believe in a higher power that already has our lives planned out to every detail and it is our destiny to continue on the path already cleared for us. The main character in the novel Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, believes in this theory. Throughout the whole novel he continuously blames his mistakes and misfortunes on fate. However Victor Frankenstein's own destruction was not caused by destiny or fate, although he seems to think it is; rather failure to accept and take responsibility for his own actions.
In Lord of the Flies, the war paint represents the savagery that has taken over the kids. Towards the beginning of the novel Ralph said, “ ‘Well, we won’t be painted,’ said Ralph, “because we aren’t savages’ ”(Golding 66). This quote shows that at first the children had control over their savageness in them. When the the children were first introduced to the island they still had a lot of their manners, that controlled their savageness. Once they were introduced to stuff like hunting, their inner savage slowly arised. As the novel progressed, Jack looked at himself with the paint on and the author said, “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself but at an awesome stranger”(Golding 191). As soon as Jack looked at himself his inner savageness
It was 2004, when one of the deadliest tsunami hit Indonesia, killing 126,473 and causing 93,943 to go missing. In the book “The Killing Sea” by Richard Lewis, Ruslan and Sarah have different points of view on the use of a mother. On page 5, the book states that the mother said, “Put on your scarf,” while Sarah responded, “This dress is stupid enough, I am drowning in sweat.” Of course, from these quotes, this tells the reader that Sarah just think of her mother as a authority, which she constantly wants to rebels against. It can be inferred that Sarah and her mother do not have a very tight, well-bonded relationship, due to the tone of the interactions set throughout the book. On the other hand, on page 91, Ruslan told the soldiers the
In the novel Night, Idek shows evil in every way. Idek beats on Eli’s father countless times once to try to get Eli’s gold crown from his mouth. When he wasn’t beating on one of the prisoners he was taking advantage of a young girl at the camp. We see no sign of family in Idek’s life but plenty of evil outbreaks. Even though Idek is also Jewish just like all the other members of the camps and he too treats the prisoners like the German officers would or even worse. In the novel Night it says “One day when idek was seized with one of his fits of frenzy, I got in his way. He leapt on me, like a wild animal…. Suddenly he calmed down. As if nothing had happened , he sent me back to work”(60). This quote shows one of Idek’s many evil outbreaks
Is it justifiable to kill in order to get revenge and peace? The death of Matt and Ruth’s son, Frank altered their lives. Losing their son put them in a dark place taking an enormous toll over their profound emotions. The hatred for Richard Strout, grew stronger daily. The story “Killings” Author Andre Dubus displayed disputes with the values of compassion, courage, and fairness. Frank’s grieving loved ones, wanted closure of their unbearable loss "I should kill him” (Dubus 110).
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power.” -Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone in uses figurative language in someway, you could be writing a paper, yelling at your sister, or maybe just talking to yourself. But you use it in someway, shape, or form. In the stories, The House of The Scorpion and “Two Kinds” by Nancy Farmer and Amy Tan the authors used figurative language to develop the setting and mood.
In the Short story, Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King is about a man that Is wrongfully convicted of murder, gets sentenced to prison then has to face problems in prison. The Shawshank prison is a corrupt prison with underhanded actions from the guards and inmates. Andy Dufresne, the wrongfully convicted man, never gave up on himself and he always had hope that some of the problems that he is facing will stop. The sisters, a group of thirsty men that rape other inmates to fill their sexual needs.
“I don’t think that man was meant to attain happiness so easily. Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it” (Dumas 18).
Stephen king once said “Description begins in the writer's imagination, but should finish in the reader's.” That is the importance of descriptive language. Descriptive language is one reason books are so popular. It helps the reader connect with the character and helps make the story so good. It grabs your mind, and puts it in the room with the characters. In the book “The House of The Scorpion” by Nancy Farmer the author uses descriptive language and figurative language to create a mental picture, and helps to grab our attention.
Matt’s relationship with El Patrón drastically changes when he finds out he has been lying to him. Matt starts to realize that El Patrón only wants him for his organs and an everlasting life. When Matt first comprehends that El Patrón only wanted his organs, he thinks, “I didn’t understand. I didn’t want to understand” (Farmer 230). Deep down Matt has known the whole time, but he “didn’t want to understand.” He cannot bare to think that the shocking truth was in fact, true. Whenever Matt thinks about El Patrón wanting him only for his organs or when anyone suggests it, he gets dismissive and upset. When the day came that he was going to be harvested, the truth hits him like a big yellow school bus. El Patrón was a role model for Matt and when he found out the truth, he realizes El
In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, the theme man's inhumanity man relates to cruelty by calling them names, treating them horribly, and making them look the same. Even the Jews in the same barracks fight each other for food, and some people suffocate because they are laying on top of each other.
Throughout the book, Matt was repeatedly called an “animal”. In fact, he was called, “an animal” so many times that he considered himself to be an animal. On page 92, when Maria said that Matt is like a wild animal, Matt replied that he is an animal. On page 159, Matt and Maria discuss that Matt can’t go to heaven because he doesn't have a soul and all animals don’t have souls. Everyone’s insults had such an effect on Matt that he considered himself to be an “animal” for the majority of the book and his life. Finally on page 245, Tam Lin reveals to Matt the truth that there is no difference between humans and clones. In the book, Tam Lin said that no one can tell the difference between humans and clones because there is no difference. He also said that clones being inferior are a lie. When Matt heard this, he couldn’t believe it because his whole life argued against it. However, as he lived in Aztlán, he realized that what Tam Lin had said was true and no one found out Matt was a clone until they found Matt’s tattoo. The tattoo is the only sign that shows Matt is a clone. Let’s take a closer look at a final piece of
Knowing is good, but knowing all is better. Based on an actual incident, Gary Paulsen's book Nightjohn showcases this life lesson. In the story young Sarny, a slave, is taught to read and write by a fellow slave, John. She knows that as a slave that reading is dangerous. But she takes that chance, because she knows wisdom is sharper than any weapon.
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne grew up in one of the most harrowing times in history. Anne Frank was an inspiring human being. Anne has delivered multiple quotes, these quotes could be titled as brave, whimsical, or indifferent. Nevertheless, by far these are some of the most inspiring words that I have ever heard. In this essay, I will going to explain to you how Anne lived out her words.
Take a look at an apple tree, the tree lives in the perfect world, growing in a stable environment, compared to the struggling world that the Joshua tree undergoes. In the book “The Glass Castle” written by Jeannette Walls, the following quote took my interest and sparked great wisdom. “Mom frowned at me. “You’d be destroying what makes it special,” she said. “It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty.”(Walls 38). In this quote, Mary Walls indicates to Jeannette to stop thinking about preventing the tree to grow ordinary and un-special; she describes that it struggles for a reason and that is to give it its beauty. This quote metaphorically represents how the hidden, unique beauty that the Joshua tree acquires after it goes through difficult environmental circumstances makes it exotic, and stand out from any other tree.