Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 5 Scene 5 after hearing about Lady Macbeth’s death acts as a reinstitution of Macbeth’s trace of humanity, he reflects upon his own actions and life itself. Macbeth’s melancholy lamentation over Lady Macbeth’s death reveals the disorientation of time caused by his actions. Although his desires are fulfilled, he realizes in the soliloquy that everything he has done is futile. In the soliloquy, Macbeth brought up the the idea of time. This soliloquy is thematically significant because time represents order, organization and stability, and his own soliloquy represents the disorientation and chaos he had caused since the murder of Duncan.
Through the use of diction, Meursault perceives life is meaningless, which leads him to have the absence of strong bonding with acquaintance around him. He indicates that he lacks empathy from personal and social level. Meursault is a simple man who lives his life in a stickler type and changes annoy him. As the novel introduces Meursault mother being dead, he shows lack of concern and a burden to visit his mother for the last time. “Maman died today...I don’t know … everything will have a more official feel” (Camus 3).
One cannot read “My Last Duchess” or “The Bishop Orders His Tomb,” for example, without concluding that Browning has little respect for individuals like the Duke of Ferrara and the Bishop of Saint Praxed’s Church. Nor can one read “Mending Wall” without concluding that Robert Frost has greater respect for the narrator than for the narrator’s neighbor. In “Mending Wall,” the speaker and his neighbor share a stone wall that separates their property. Except perhaps as a demarcation of property lines, the wall has no actual functionsince the neighbor grows pines and the speaker has an apple orchard. Neither has cows or other animals to threaten the other’s property.
Rather than pleading how much this dreadful afterlife is Elpenor seems to care more about his body and remembrance of him not even bringing into context about the painful, lonely and joyless circumstance he’s experiencing. What he cares about is his legacy and how he will be buried, there is no withdraw of their self-knowledge or life they lived but the this signifies that the dead remotely resemble who they were when they were a part of life. Meaning, although in the House of Hades it is dark and gloomy there is still some sort of realization of who you are and what’s happened. Odysseus even recognizes the ghosts immediately, which shows that while their treatment is bad and lonely they aren’t completely stripped of appearance and if they’re recognizable then they must be in good enough health rather than weak and
He says he does not seem obsessed with death, but that he is completely grief-stricken. He tells his mother that she cannot understand how deep his thoughts go (1.2.76-86). This statement shows that Hamlet is not only concerned with his father’s death, but death in general is weighing heavily on Hamlet’s
This spirit shows the future to scrooge. After a while in this future, scrooge soon realizes that he has passed away. People during this time discuss his funeral and one gentleman says, “I don’t mind going if a lunch is provided.” This is showing that people didn’t really care for scrooge since he never really talked to anybody or socialize at all really and simply kept to his money. To top it all off,in this unfortunate future, tiny tim died because of his illness. If they family had more wealth than they would have had him alive.
I was shocked; it were as if it magically appeared. The bark was chipping and it looked sick. I reached up and pulled a leaf off the tree. I decided to keep it as a reminder of this amazing occurrence. We didn’t get many big trees in Oasis Springs, especially in the town.
Auden’s poem has an underlying feeling of hope, yes death is something that is sad, but we shouldn’t dwell on it, we take it in stride and move on as best we can. “What he was, he was: What he is fated to become depends on us”(Auden 7-9) a much better message to give for dealing with loss. The feeling of hopelessness is very relatable, as everyone has
Once a chronic drunk, Carton at least can refrain from drinking around the Darnay family, showing his increased respect and care for others. His final act in the world, however, is what brings him full redemption for his struggle. As Darnay is sentenced to the guillotine, Carton decides to take his place and die for him, and for his family. Dickens sums up what Carton died for with a soliloquy, where he says, “I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants…I know that each was not more honoured and held sacred in the other’s soul, than I was in the souls of both.” Even though Carton
One poems is perfectly fine with dying and the other is skeptical on how it will happen and what happens furthermore. In the poem “ If we must die” the author states “ If we must die, let it not be like hogs” (Mckay 1) The author is okay with dying but does not want it to turn out horrible. He wants it to not be terrifying and just to be peaceful. In the poem “ Bowery Blues Excerpt” the author says “ I want to live, I want to die.” (Kerouac 10) The author wants to live and also so wants to die. Obviously he is not liking something in his life to make him think this.
When he was child, there was honesty, harmony, obedience, younger people would respect the elderly, but now everything is the complete opposite. Doors didn’t even exist in many homes in his country when he was young, because nobody was scared of thieves coming in. They didn’t exist; the rural area in which he lived in was once a peaceful place to live in. There were wonderful traditions like exchanging food. If your neighbor had corn and if you had beans they would give-and-take.
His mind is weak from the constant strain and stress of the Holocaust. Your conscience is your mind that tells you right from wrong. This part of Elie’s mind has been worn down immensely so that Elie can no longer feel love or compassion for his father. Through Elie’s use of “free at last” he was demonstrating that Elie was no longer obstructed or weighed down by the presence of his father. Elie only views the death of his father as a relief.
Lastly, Proctor knew he was going to die and he was happy because he had confessed of his sins and he was a clean man in his own eyes and Elizabeth’s. She knows how he feels about committing the terrible sins he has in the past. Elizabeth tells proctor “do as you will, do as you will” giving him release to decide for himselfbecause she knows what he is going through and doesn’t want to influence him to live the way she wants him to. She wants him to stay because she loves him but she knows that he cannot admit to the life of lies that he is accused of doing (Miller 209). In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end.
Immoral behavior and actions deprive people of favorable characteristics, such as being sane, selfless, friendly, and dedicated. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie’s father becomes very ill, and on his last night, Elie writes, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I had no tears. And, in the depths of my being, in the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have searched it, I might perhaps have found something like-free at last!” This excerpt explains how in the aftermath of his father’s death, he is undisturbed, but rather relieved to be away from his father. Elie’s thoughts are very immoral and dehumanized because he does not mourn his father’s death, but looks at it from a positive angle.
First, the author delays an event the reader knows is coming. For example, the book states “I began to lift, but he moaned and went rigid, so I stopped. I couldn’t bear to hurt him. I couldn’t leave him either, and there was nothing to do but wait” (Riggs 32). This was very compelling because Jacob’s grandfather is about to die, and even though it is very obvious, the writer still delays it which draws the reader in.