Symbols are a literary device used by authors to represent a deeper, complex meaning in their stories. The reader must understand how symbolism enriches and expresses the profound message behind the central theme of the text. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, George, a migrant worker, travels with his friend, Lennie, who is intellectually disabled. The reader follows George and Lennie as they get to know their co-workers including Candy, an old, crippled caretaker, Crooks, an intelligent, negro stable hand, and Curley’s wife, a lady desperate for attention and someone to talk to. These characters all face discrimination present in society.
After meeting Curley for the first time George has a horrible feeling about him and goes on to tell Lennie: “‘If he tangle with you, Lennie, we’re gonna get the can. Don’t make no mistake about that. He’s the boss’s son. Look Lennie. You try to keep away from him, will you?’” (Steinbeck 29).
Chris uses pathos by providing examples of Chris’ troubled family life. For example, after finding out about his father’s affair, Chris felt as if he could only trust Carine. This is evident as Chris sent her a letter saying, “Anyway, I like to talk to you about this because you are the only person in the world who could possibly understand what I am saying” (Krakauer 129). This appeals to our emotions as Krakauer makes us empathize with Chris: he feels as if no one understands him, so he thus ignores his family. Chris was not only socially isolated, but he was also physically isolated from everyone he loved.
This shows Louie is being isolated because when he talks he gets hit as a result, causing him to be silent and not be able to talk to anyone to insure he doesn 't get hit. Another example is in chapter 23, Hillenbrand starts to talk about how Watanabe behaves and acts as one of the leaders in the camp. The text states, “He confiscated and destroyed
In general, Atwood avoids directly describing how Jimmy felt; instead, the author focuses more on Jimmy’s dismay toward Killer’s liberation, the CorpSeCorps’ investigation, and his father’s reaction. The lack of pathos within “Hammer” indicates that Jimmy dismisses human compassion and empathy. The absence of emotion portrays Jimmy as cold-hearted with no sympathy toward his mother. However, Jimmy’s mother comes up once more in “Gripless”, in the form of a recorded execution. Juxtaposed to Atwood’s original style, there is more poignancy in
Steinbeck used characterization often to display his theme of loneliness and prejudice, especially through Crooks, Curley’s wife, and George. The author wrote this book in attempts to bring awareness to readers of what it was really like to live and work in such a pivotal time filled with negativity and
The novel started off portraying Craig as someone who does not apprehend the point of living. Typically, he wondered “Who are we living for?” and “What are we here to do?” way too often. Craig Gilner is a depressed teenager, an art-loving nerd, and a person who just longs to know why certain affairs happen the way they do. (: However, through his journey at the psychiatric hospital it is not fatiguing to notice that he feels as if he is becoming a better version of himself. Eventually, he has a conversation with his friend Aaron and Aaron tells Craig to not kill himself and Craig says, “I won’t.
During one of Mark’s writing classes, Francisco is clearly frustrated with his situation and says, “That’s what this place is all about. Puttin on masks” (50). Francisco is not referring to the masks that people wear during Halloween or at masquerade parties. He is referring to the masks people wear to conceal who they are or how they feel. Mark Salzman, author of, “True Notebooks,” explains how he allows juvenile offenders to write about any topic, except their court case.
Martin Luther King Jr. rarely bothered to answer to the criticisms of his work. He even states that, if he were to try to respond to all the the letters full of grievances and condemnation others feel towards his ideas, his secretaries would have no time for anything else, nor would he have any time to get any constructive work done. That is, until he was confined to the vapid monotony of the cell in Birmingham jail, that he decided to ponder a letter sent to him by eight Alabama clergymen, who censured his nonviolent campaign and urged him to leave the battle for racial equality to the courts. King, in response, drafted his most powerful and extensive letter against social injustice that shed light on the atrocities taking place in Birmingham,
On the quotation; “I didn’t make up those words. So why did i feel guilty?” it is seen the thoughts and feelings of Mikhail in the form of an interior monologue. By sharing the personal dilemmas of the character, the audience can understand his personality. The use of the rhetorical question, not only is an element of diary entry, but also shows his inner doubts that he can not answer. In the case of this narrator, the Character is chosen by Dunmore to give his view, as the father of Anna, who will shock the reader as he is mysterious, as not even her daughter knows what happens in his life.