Furthermore, he has to take care of an aging mother and a wacky sister since his father’s death. He never does what his heart tells him to do when he confronts his co-worker, Cheryl Melhoff, to show her the hopeless crush he has on her; neither when he confronts hi new boss (name). This led him to slip into fantasies about the things he would like to experience. It is possible to
Human concepts of vengeance and codes of honor, especially from the time of Beowulf, call for “an eye for an eye.” By those standards, Grendel’s mother acts honorably in an attempt to avenge her son. In an ironic reversal of the previous battle, Beowulf confidently follows her, bursts into her home, and she welcomes him in an embrace: “she lunged and clutched and managed to catch him in her brutal grip.”(l.1501-2) When he tries to use his newly acquired heirloom sword Hrunting, one which had been through many battles, “it spared her and failed the man in his need,”(l.1524-5) surely a sign of his sin. This is an ignoble battle, and even though Beowulf is ultimately victorious, Grendel’s mother anger was morally justified even by the standards of her opponent. Beowulf was also confronted by his own mortality and the possibility that he isn’t invincible: “if God had not helped me, the outcome would have been quick and fatal.”(l.1657-8) Faced with that reality, Beowulf is initiated into adulthood and a world of complex moral
Although he turned into a horrible insect, the metamorphosis did not change the beauty of his soul. Both Kafka and Gregor were tormented characters facing the absurdity of their complicated situations, which brought both of them to their ruin, one by death, and the other by escaping into literary fantasies. Throughout the story I deduced the resemblance between the author, Kafka, and the main character, Gregor. There are many similarities that can be seen between both as shown above, it is as if Kafka projected his problems onto Gregor and discarded them into a fictional
The young innocent girl is going through a rough time in her life. She lost her brother because of the war but is too young to comprehend how people grieve in different forms. Her father, for example, is in denial and will not get over the death of his son. The transformation of the closet comes into play when the young girl is trying to seek her father’s attention because she craves his love and affection. She figures out that if she dresses up in clothes that give her features to resemble a male, then her father pays more attention to her.
This seems to be a logical place to start an account of a typical day in such a camp, but we must remember that several masterpieces of modern literature use the same technique for their opening scene. In Franz Kafka's enigmatic existentialist novel The Trial, the protagonist Josef K. awakens to find himself being arrested for having committed a crime which is never explained. In Kafka's story The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa awakens from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic, odious insect3 , without ever finding out explicitly for what reason. Other authors place their protagonists into this state between sleep and waking, where the character and the readers have difficulty deciding whether or not the events to follow are a dream or
72, l. 9) with father referring to his uncle. Anything that Hamlet did against his uncle his mother took that as an attack on her as well. This was her new husband after all and whatever he felt she felt with him. This attack was a way of him hurting his mother but in more of an indirect way. Even though it was not directly against her, it still hurt her and that was still against the wishes of the ghost of his father.
Frankenstein did so without considering basic ethics and in his mind “life and death appeared to [him] ideal bounds, which [he] should first break through (pg 33).” His pride and desire to control the very nature of life ruled his life for years, driving him into an obsession. Deep down, he know his work was immoral, but “who shall conceive the horrors of [his] secret toil, as [he] dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave, or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay (pg 33).” His
In the old society, in the midst of his old-fashioned family, he was spineless, supping Young Master; in the company of his brothers, he was a youth of the new order” (Chin, 1972, 44). His brothers didn’t agree with his reluctance to stand up to Yeh-yeh. He grows more and more weary as time passes and his former love and wife both die. Both of these deaths could have possibly been prevented if he had only spoken out against his grandfather’s demands and defied the system. His wife dies during the birth of their second child.
In fact, her parents saw Grete as irrelevant, “During the first forenight, Gregor’s parents could not bring themselves to enter his room, and often he heard them expressing their heartfelt appreciation since she had seemed to them a rather useless girl.” This could be seen as Grete’s parents using her for their own personal gain just how they used Gregor. If her parents treat her as they treated Gregor, Grete will end up like an insect just as Gregor did and become an insect. This will only happen if Grete has a passion for serving her parents. The reason that Gregor let this happen to himself is because he enjoyed serving his family. Gregor only lived to please his parents.
As interesting as Hamlet is as a character, he has layers of identities and personalities hidden. During the first soliloquy we encounter a Hamlet who feels betrayed. He is anguished by his mother’s action. His conscious mind records only the fact that Queen Gertrude, the other half of his parental figure has marries the brother of his father with, ‘the same shoes that she walked to my father’s dead body (…) and they haven’t become old yet!’ He seems to be hurting more from the wedding rather than the death of his beloved father. His idealism of a maternal image is broken; he discovered a new side to his mother, to him she is no longer pious but now ‘indecent’, ‘lustful’, the pious image is shattered.
The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore. This marks his transition from boyhood to manhood: a transition in which the male perception of female inferiority grows stronger. A mother loves her son, and in modern times there are family disputes; however, they are mostly out of spite for parents in general, not out of misogynistic