The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness. That also made her become more vulnerable to the real dangers and the evilness that exists in the world. That danger was represented by an old man who pretends to be an eighteen year old boy that seduced and kidnaped Connie. The end of the story Joyce Carol Oates leaves it open to the readers, because that way it makes the reader think of what might have happened, whether she got raped or whether she is killed, after the main character leaves with the antagonist of the story. Oates shows that ignorance, narcissism and the lack of
In the novel, Madame Schachter has visions of something terrible happening while on the train to Auschwitz as she exclaimed how she sees fire and flames. This foreshadowing technique evokes distress and worry among readers. Moreover, the novel contains lots of irony which carries various feelings throughout the book. For instance, Wiesel writes how when his train arrived in Auschwitz, all of the Jewish families celebrated. He continues by proposing various false descriptions contrasting from the incoming reality.
Through Richard Morrison in Stephen King’s short story “Quitters, Inc.” it shows that love is stronger than any addiction. Morrison tells his wife, Cindy, that he is kicking the habit of smoking for her and their son, Alvin. When he learns that Quitters Inc.’s punishment involves his family; “How horrible would it be for the boy. He wouldn't understand it even if someone explained. He’ll only know someone is hurting him because Daddy was bad.
The fear continues throughout the story and culminates with horrific rage when Rosa can only watch her worst fears become reality. Exposition in The Shawl begins by identifying the characters as freezing and starving as they travel. The exposition is used to great effect to keep the reader engaged as they learn ambiguous details on the journey to discovering the full realization that the characters in a Nazi death camp. Setting the stage early in the story, the exposition in The Shawl in terrifying and pushes the reader to question if they even want to read any
The Tail Sectioners struggle to make it to the front of the train or the sacred engine so they can kill Wilford the conductor as well as take over the train. As they revolt, they encounter innumerable obstacles from the guards, Minister Mason, Franco Edler, the teacher, egg-head and Wilford. Along
Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness. Grendel has been isolated into darkness, causing him to be miserable. For example, “A powerful monster, living down in the darkness, growled in pain,” he chooses to isolate himself from all people because he is a coward (lines 1-2). Grendel represents that Anglo-Saxon theme stating that without companionship, one cannot survive. When confronted in a battle with Beowulf, he becomes fearful, weak, and
Happy Ignorance Everyone loves dystopias, but living in a society where books are outlawed would be very interesting. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury creates an apocalyptic, disturbing society culture in which the characters Montag and Mildred live, which illustrates the themes of knowledge/ignorance and happiness. The culture in Fahrenheit 451 is very monotonous in many ways, but kids in the society face many threats. This quote, “They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can’t do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the window smasher or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker… They kill each other.” (Bradbury 27). Clarisse explains the children’s role in society.
Arnold FRIEND is “An Old FRIEND” to Connie. Connie is deceitful in her young age to family and her friends as well. “She [Connie] always drew thick clear lines between herself and such girls, and her mother was simple and kindly enough to believe her. Her mother was so simple, Connie thought,” (Oates 508). Here the suggested symbolism of Arnold, “The Father of Lies”, and Connie a young deceitful girl who sees herself in the reflection of her old friend’s eyes brings reality to the
If this poem is read literally, it is incredibly repulsive, as it talks about eating tongues and hearts in a cannibalistic nature.When read figuratively, however, the poem is seemingly understandable and somewhat humorous. The speaker uses a tongue and a heart to characterize her sister’s and brother’s issues with the speaker. The “small bones and gristle” (3) of the tongue indicate a sharp speaker, capable of conceiving sarcastic retorts. This description sounds harsh, and causes the reader to feel uneasy. She goes on to say, "it will probably grow back" (6), indicating that even if her sister’s attitude is resolved for a little while, it will come back.
The Great Gatsby:Character Analysis 1.Daisy isn 't one of the nicest characters in the book, money is a big priority for her and she lets others take the fall for her. Gatsby sums her up very well in a few words by saying “her voice is full of money..” (Fitzgerald 120) and letting everyone know she is very materialistic. Daisy is very selfish she thinks Gatsby asks too much of her when all he wants is her love. She is also a bad mother and uses her daughter, Pammy as something to show off at parties rather than taking care of her she says things to Pammy like “how do you like mother 's friends” (Fitzgerald 117). Daisy Later shows how she loves attention and playing games with Tom and Gatsby by not picking who she wants to be with, at a party she said to Gatsby “that she loved him and Tom Buchanan saw” (Fitzgerald 119).