Those scenes are, Teddy dodging the train, Chris comforting Gordie at the body and boys arguing with Ace’s gang. The first important scene that shows difference in character development of Chris and Gordie is an episode of Teddy wanting to dodge a train standing on the railways. In both the movie and the novella Teddy, sometimes being driven by his emotions, acts as he was storming a beach in Normandy during second World War pretending that the train approaching him was the German enemy. His intention was to dodge the train by jumping off the railway at the very last moment. However, he was pulled of by one of his friends, which in the novella is his friend Gordie, that makes him very angry and causes a conflict between the two.
Why is it that when passing an accident on the side of the road people slow down only to slow traffic, causing yet another accident. In Oedipus Rex, perhaps the most famous example of this theme in literature, Oedipus attempts to avoid a damning deed (killing his father and sleeping with his mother) only to have his own preventative actions lead to the deed itself. A clear conflict arises in Oedipus Rex, between what Oedipus wants to do and what he is restricted to do by societal normalities. In Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat, an unnamed narrator recites the recent events that landed him on death row, and tells just why he is to be executed the following day. He attempts to explain his sanity in spite of a supernatural cat leading him to kill
When the train was there, the kid alongside his dad was rushing to the train. When the train was boarding, one of his shoes slipped off and fell on the ground. The poor kid saw the shoe on the ground & realized that he had seen them in the past. The train began moving, he saw the kid staring at his shoe from the train door. The poor kid grabbed the shoe and began pursuing the train trying to give the shoe back.
From a distance he saw the train coming, suddenly within a twinkle of an eye, then his determined heart wary. He loses his focus "I have no money can 't get on this train," he reminded himself. He doubted and turned to leave in disappointment. Painfully he slowly crippled back home regrettably and looking pale. Just in time along the way, as he crippled home he met another younger cripple going towards the same train.
Leamas explains to Liz that in the secret service they are part of a war that is “fought with a wastage of innocent life sometimes.” Leamas, guided by his oblivion, ultimately becomes one of these “wasted innocent lives,” along with the children. In the end, he is just another body like the “torn” bodies of the “murdered refugees.” As a force so small in comparison to those around him, Leamas is incapable of making an impact, even though he is unable to recognize this. Oblivion hinders the ability to recognize that greater forces will always destroy smaller
To illustrate, the bull is kept in a box to disorientate him. When he is let out of the box, he desperately runs to the light at the end of the tunnel, thinking his suffering is over. Hence, the suffering was not over, it was about to be stabbed to death. For all these reasons, bull fighting should not be allowed today because it tortures innocent
With the camera tracking her, Eleven attempts to run from the danger but gets caught by two men with guns, making the audience fear the end result. A low buzzing sound and screeches make the bad guys from the front walk to where Eleven was. Two men lay dead on the ground in an overhead shot making the audience wonder how Eleven got past the men and what happened to the men. The allusion to Alice in wonderland within the song ‘white rabbit’ which plays as Eleven disappears suggests to the viewer Eleven is in a world that she is unfamiliar to. The use of camera angles, music and lighting, the viewer begins to believe the scene to be peaceful until threats appear and people begin to be
Mr. Shiftlet continues on the road saying he has to get to, “Mobile” before nightfall only to hit a bump on the road tragically dying instantly. By this deviance he instantly got his karma. By the elements of mystery, southern pride, and deceivance, it made the plot thicken with an underlying personality of Mr. Shiftlet that he perceives to the outer world. I can now understand what the author was thinking when they wrote the title of this fiction story, “The Life You Are Saving May Be Your Own”, because if Lucynell did not fall asleep in the diner she too, would have been dead along with Mr. Shiftlet. Life has a funny way of putting you in the right spot in the right moment.
It again destroys the illusion of reality and is one form of ‘Self-Reflexivity’. While Charles is looking for solitude in train and thinks that he has finally attained it, then at last minute ‘a bearded man’ with cold stare comes to his compartment. ‘He is some forty years old, whom Charles thinks to be extremely unpleasant’. Soon the train starts and Charles is lulled into a day dream. At first the bearded man does not notice Charles, but then he begins to stare him more and more.
The narrator in The Dagga-smoker’s Dream is the culprit telling the reader about how he horrifically and for unknown reasons to himself kicked Honey, who the reader can assume to be his girlfriend, “insensible” and how he then proceeded to harass another girl on the train, for entertainment’s sake, to the point that she had to leave the compartment (Rive 127). This is a very negative and destructive narrative, without any solution to the issues raised like racism, domestic violence and poverty. Meanwhile in Clarity of a Third Class Compartment the narrator’s emotions range from irritation at the filth and crowds of the train station, fear of the gang, embarrassment of her cowardice, relief for the girls safety and finally to optimism that “things are really not as bad as they sometimes seem” (Gqola 94). A story ending in a positive and hopeful way, knowing that the evils as in The Dagga-smoker’s Dream do exist but that no greater force for unity exists than a common enemy. As a unit people can stand up against the difficulties of society.