Khang Nguyen Jasmine Le Ms. Brooks English 4 P4 February 6, 2018 Socratic Seminar Critical Questions 1.Why did Frankenstein run from his creation? Victor is the type of person that cannot handle responsibility well. We first see this in Chapter 3, after his mother’s death, “My mother was dead, but we had still duties which we ought to perform; we must continue our course with the rest and learn to think ourselves fortunate whilst one remains whom the spoiler has not seized.” This can only make sense if he stays with his family, however, he decides to run to Ingolstadt. He later isolates himself at the school. This indicates that his nature is to run from the problem.
Although Shakespeare had to change the climactic parts of the story in order to make Brutus the tragic hero, the ending of the story is just as important because it shows how Brutus learns from his mistakes and made the ultimate sacrifice. But the historical events occurred in a way that Shakespeare didn’t even have to make any changes. In fact, Shakespeare almost pulls this story right out of Plutarch’s mouth. They both say that the second triumvirate, but mainly Antony and Octavian, decide that it is time to go hunt down Caesar murderers in order to avenge Caesar’s death. Then once they go out, many of the angry citizens brutally kill a poet named Cinna after mistaking him for the conspirator of the same name, showing how no one excused Brutus’ action because of his good intentions.
Third of all, visions played a significant role in predicting the subsequent events and concentrating on the scene. The dagger, for example was considered to be a fatal vision. That was because it foreshadowed the death of Duncan, his servants, and Macbeth, as well. The visions helped creating a new atmosphere, which made the audience capable of predicting the death fate of each character in the play. Finally, apparitions appeared at the end of the play and they helped in raising the curiosity of the audience.
The reason some readers may give him that name is for all the killing Macbeth does in order to become king. The audience believes that Macbeth was under realization of what he was doing for his own good. They also consider him an antagonist because Macbeth told Lady Macbeth “To know my deed ‘twere best not know myself” (2.2.71). There the audience knows that Macbeth understands what he did but he is trying to forget. But many see him still as a tragic hero because his flaw is what allowed him to proceed with the killing.
Holling told her his dad 's project and she told her dad. Then her dad copied the same design and hooling found out and they got in a fight and then holling was reminded that it 's hard to love two things at once, Mery Lee and his dad. He went to say sorry to her, and he figured out how to live with both of them and work through it all. Sake spear taught him many things that 's how shakespeare was an influence in his life. Throughout the book wednesday war holling is influenced by mrs.baker, the yankee players that played catch with him,and then shakespeare, romeo and juliet.
In “The Scarlet Ibis”, by James Hurst, a narrator tells a story in flashback of his childhood experiences with his brother, Doodle. He makes us aware of how Doodle was expected to die because of his weak heart, but he lived. Doodle learned to crawl, but he couldn’t walk or do many of the most common physical activities because of his disability. When Doodle was five, Brother taught him to walk and they decided to set a deadline of when Doodle should be able to box, run, swim, and row a boat. They struggled to reach the deadline and the work was very laborious for Doodle.
The snide comment about Bill was the last reference of satire in the play. From there Bill, who decided to turn the conversation around by becoming consciously aware of how is character was being portrayed by Betty and took the initiative to change the scope of the conversation to one that is serious. Betty stated she was headed to the movies and asked “Would you like to come along” (Ives 15). Instead of Bill replying to the immature tone he has used throughout the play, he instead replied “That’s sounds like fun. What’s playing (Ives 15)?
English essay Symbolism of objects in "The Metamorphosis" The metamorphosis is a novel written by Franz Kafka and published in 1915. In this novel the author tells the story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman who lived with his family, and sustained it financially till the day he woke up to realize he had transformed into a "monstrous vermin". Gregor ends up dying due to starvation and he is thrown to the garbage. The cause of death of Franz Kafka and the main character in this novella is particularly the same. The meaning of this writing can be interpreted in diverse ways: it might be a reflection of his life or even a critique towards the capitalist society.
Throughout the play, Biff tells his father in a true honest moment that, “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be?” but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138). The sad reality of The Death of a Salesman is that many people go through life not knowing who they are or who they want to be, and Willy Loman struggled with that concept, but hopefully in today’s world, one can be more like Biff Loman, who was brave enough to decide on who he wants to
I think shakespeare is exploring the fact that many people are not born a blank slate. The evil that takes over hamlets life is partially because of the death of his father, but mostly just because of the cunning person he is. He loves to lure people in an feel welcome, and then can easily mess things up. I think killing polonius will not have that much effect on his character later in the play. This was what he had to do in his mind to fix his own issues.- REVENGE/MORAL CORRUPTION The killing is now over and the king and rosecraftsz want hamlet out.
Because of this, it has to go through some sort of modification to appeal to the modern audiences that go out to watch or purchase this film. The film’s way of doing this feat is to add some characters that appeal to the audience, which include Selma, the witch, Grendel’s son, and Grendel’s father. For example, Selma was added to represent the percent of people that feel like outcasts, Grendel’s son was added to humanize Grendel and show that he is more than just a monster out to kill people for no reason, and Grendel’s father was added to,again, humanize Grendel, and to give him a reason to go out and kill all those people. The inclusion of these characters were to show that Grendel is a human just like the rest of the people out to get him, but because of the mistreatment of his father and the way he was made an outcast, he had no choice but to lash out at these soldiers. This is a perfect example that almost anything that comes in a story could have a truthful
In the story he says, “ I gave him what was left of my soup . But my heart was heavy.” In the book as his father started to get sick Elie had to take full responsibility over him. From making sure he had something to eat to even, making sure that he was comfortable. Eliezer even had to exchange his bread for a cot next to his father so that he could watch his father at all time. All this responsibility on a sixteen year was to much and the fact that he had to also take
Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep is an amazing book about a family overcoming obstacles, and fulfilling dreams. Moon Shadow is the son of Windrider. They were separated when he was born, but when the family’s cousin comes for a visit, Moon Shadow’s whole life will change. Although it is very dangerous, Moon Shadow wants to move to the demon land where his father works so they can be together. When he arrives to the demon land, he moves into his Uncle’s laundry mat so they can live and work together.
Journal #1 In the novella The Metamorphosis Gregor Samsa morphed into a large bug, a roach. His transformation represents his feelings about himself, and also how his family viewed him as well. He’s always been the weird one in his family. Almost like an outcaste to especially his parents. Even though now he is the provider for his family because of his family debt.