Holden knows that he can become more mature and have a better attitude but he just chooses to stay an immature teen. He acts like a thirteen year old because he choose to. He has the opportunity to act like his age. Another example of Holden acting immature is when Holden meets up his old school advisor from Whooton, Luce. He calls and asks
Similarly, in "making a fist" there is women who is looking back at at time where she was depressed, but instead of being negative about it she looked back at it with triumph and was reminiscing about making it through that time in her life and went on to say that "I who did not die, who am still living, still lying in the backseat behind my questions clenching and opening one small hand." The two poem's theme is also similar, they are both about people going through life and overcoming obstacles to go on and still enjoy life. In "Lucinda Matlock" the theme of the poem is that you can't fully love life until you've lived through the good times and the bad. The Woman speaking tell her "Degenerate sons and daughters, life is too
Beneficial Aspects of Unmasking Different Views “No pestilence had ever been so fatal.” A line from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death introduces the story of how the past caught up with an ignorant ruler. The short tale presents the revelers’ lasting, stagnant, and incorrect assumption that they could evade imminent death. For that reason, one’s distinct opinion is helpful for maintaining their trust in an idea, learning from their own and others views, and coming to a single consensus based on those differences. Sustaining hope in others and in oneself, differing beliefs are beneficial. Deborah’s real intentions were disputed between the main protagonist and her father.
In the Anne Frank The Diary play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Anne gives everyone gifts for Hanukkah when they are in hiding, she made the gifts by herself. The reason she does this is, she believes that it is a Hanukkah tradition to have gifts, also she does this to try to make people feel happier and not sad and angry. Anne also helps them stay happy by not talking all the time and writing down what happens and how she feels in her diary. The reason this
When speaking of how childhood remembrances were a drag for Black people, Nikki always associates the outsider’s opinion of her childhood with sadness while her own opinion suggests more delightful words to show that she held her own childhood in a different light. Although people tended to want to put her childhood in a negative light, Nikki retorts by stating things such as “… how happy you were to have your mother to yourself…” (6). In the poem, Giovanni frequently elicits imagery to exaggerate her point on how her childhood wasn’t as heart-wrenching as people believed. She writes about how good the water felt when she took a bath in a big tub and speaks of fond memories such as holiday celebrations. She also demonstrates negative imagery to make a point that even though some bits of her childhood were unpleasant to remember, it was full of happy moments, as well.
For example on page 91 where it states, “Look out now, you’ll mess it up.” She jerked her head sideways, and Lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and hung on. “Let go,” she cried. “You let go!” Lennie obviously has a hard time comprehending no and it leads him to be frightened and do something he’ll later regret. Overall Lennie’s loneliness is caused by his lack of understanding which leads to disastrous
Furthermore, this passage indicates a higher point in Helga's cycle of melancholy and depression, where when she is fleeing from her responsibilities she is happy and hopeful of the new place she is heading. Once she lands in her new place, “the pleasant present and the delightful vision of an agreeable future she was contented, and happy” (46). Then on the very next page, ‘it didn’t last, this happiness of Helga Crane’s”. So while she is happy when moving on to new places she does not stay that way, loneliness and anguish creep upon her. In some ways, it seems as though she does not want to experience any of the mundane sense of life, because as soon as any negative emotion appear she wants to just run away, until she is unable to anymore.
One thing leads to another and all her actions led to disastrous reactions. The author portrays her as a selfish and manipulative person. Her main priority is not the well beings of her family but of herself. As her son, grandchildren and daughter in law were taken away all she did was plea for her own life. Convincing the misfit that he should let her live because she was a lady and he was a “good boy” is all she could think to do.
She believes that the ignorant attitude boys act towards her originated from their mothers who also ignored them. Consequently, the girls who are treated coldly, become unaffectionate and cold towards people they resent. It is a cycle of mean personality that starts from the mother. “They learned how / to not care for themselves because of you. / Orphan boys make mean men.
I cried until I could hardly breathe, tasting my own salty tears as they streamed down my face. For the first time, I did not like being a Korean child”(Choi 30). Here, it is noticeable that Sookan is bitter. She feels worthless, angry, frightened, but most of all she feels ashamed. Ashamed to be of Korean descent.
This detail again strengthens the idea that regarding women, men had little values regarding their treatment and they did not hold marriage in such a sanctity that it is now held. Another instance of male brashness is witness in the relationship between Telemachus and Penelope. Once matured, her son speaks harshly toward his mother declaring that “I cannot fault your anger at all this. My heart takes not of everything, feels it too, both the good that the bad—the boy you knew is gone” (XVIII.255-258). The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore.
Not me. I’m not worried.’ ” (Bradbury 97). Mrs. Phelps wants to do what she wants to do. She doesn’t care about what she did in the past, she does what she feels like doing. This is one of the most important parts of part 2 because it shows how boring your life can be if you only want to satisfy yourself.