Winter is most often associated with despair and fear of the unknown. At the post office after talking to Ethan, he seems very concerned about him after seeing the cut on his face. He goes on to tell his friend there that Ethan has been in “Starksfield too many winters” (4). Ethan has been scared to leave Starksfield in fear he wouldn’t be able
The characteristics of environment might change. People should follow up with their mental map. Furthermore, doing so help people avoid being habituated with their mental map and ignore beautiful and interesting things around them. After following Xavier de Maistre’s bedroom journey, de Botton writes that people can make the effort to look at things at the familiar world as something new and interesting. “We meet people who have crossed deserts, floated on icecaps and cut their way through jungles----and yet in whose souls we would search in vain for evidence of what they have witnessed.
However, the prejudgements, rumors, misinterpretations, etc. often lead to making that person a target not because of their own self, but for their appearance. Those same reasons also lead to the lack of empathy in an individual. The Maycomb County folks are, “... so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” (Lee p. 73). They are so busy worrying about protecting themselves that they even forget about the others.
The Native Americans many times did not understand what the soldiers were doing, from this the Sioux became scared and fled. Furthermore, Reno’s battalion had coverage from the landscape which cause mass confusion, among both groups. From the eyes of George Henderson, the Native Americans truly never faltered; however, as it was mentioned they could not truly see the battalion. The one statement made from both sides was the Native Americans fled. Though no party considered the other weak, they both felt fear, both the battalion and the Native Americans became confused during this battle.
The Danger of Suspicion In The Crucible, Arthur Miller tells the story of a town that is completely out of control. People accuse each other of witchcraft, even though no are witches in Salem. Several things led to the mass panic. A major factor is, that the people in the town of Salem had a deep distrust for each other. They were jealous and always suspected that the other people were trying to take things that were not theirs.
It’s quite clear that Ishmael is shocked and fearful. He discusses the lack of experience of survival tactics, which he still has yet to learn. As he describes the flood of refugees entering his village and notices that most were quite traumatized and mentally damaged. However, he had never experienced anything like this, but he simply felt as if he didn 't have the right mindset to even imagine the horrors of war. The message being portrayed by Ishmael is the rapid transition from joy to terror.
Fear, The Destruction of People’s lives Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Fear, everyone has it, some people have it more than others. If one cannot control themselves they will find out that they are excluding/isolating themselves from the rest of society In these two pieces of literature, A Separate Peace and Dead Poet’s Society , the central theme is fear and how one is isolated because of it. Todd Anderson from Dead Poet’s Society and Leper Lepellier from A Separate Peace were always fearful and shy. In Dead Poet’s Society, Todd isolates himself in his room because he is afraid of getting in trouble by joining the Dead Poet’s Society.
Motives in The Grapes of Wrath The Characters in The Grapes of Wrath are going through a constant struggle of trying to find work in their era and will do anything to find success, even when not knowing what is to come for them on their journey for it. The novel is a very tense tone, with practically 0 hope anywhere and is harshly affected by the dustbowl, causing a huge decrease in farming and a huge increase of starvation and unemployments. Unfortunately the Joads are a family of farmers originally from Oklahoma highly affected by the dustbowl and the “livelihood is blown away in the dust storms and they are ravaged by starvation,” (Anderson) And like many of other families like this in the era they decided to listen to the rumors about
For Billy Pilgrim, his trips through time are a source of never-ending anxiety, described as causing him to live “in a constant state of fright…because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next.” There are examples of Sinai experiencing similar feelings of fear and unease when he connects the dots Time has laid out for him, such as his remarks in the chapter ‘The perforated sheet’ (“…and there will be another bald foreigner…and pie-dogs aren’t far away…Enough. I’m frightening myself.”). Diverting from the mystical basis of Saleem’s experiences, Billy has become “unstuck” in time due to his supposed abduction at the hands of an alien species called “the Tralfamadorians”, who hold peculiar ideas on Time of their own. During his stay on Tralfamadore, Billy begins to get a sense of their abstract attitude towards life and death. They state that “They couldn’t imagine what time looked like to him”, a bizarre statement for both protagonist and reader to comprehend, as humans don’t visually perceive Time, only its effects.
The story takes you through their everyday lives of hiding in the annex which also includes arguing and times of happiness. The most important thing that the Franks and Van Daans went through was a time of fear. No matter how much happiness came through in their lives they always had fear jumbled up inside their heads. As the Frank family and the Van Daans were cooped up in the annex- the place of hiding they were practiclly shocked and very fearful of the Nazi’s. Being fearful was something that came upon them and was totally normal for a person to have like the Franks and Van Daans, because everyone is fearful no matter what type of predicament their trapped in.