Consequently, the civilization is not as ingenious and advanced as we were precedent. The story's main character referred to as John, (son of a priest) was on an expedition to become a “man” (also a priest). The rules that were fundamental are simply as follows: never go east and cross the river. The reason being is that the gods, (as referred to in the story, they were just humans with knowledge) lived there. John was patiently lingering for a sign to unravel where he should go so he can commence his journey.
We won’t know the exact reason because he journey proved fatal. We can only base our ideas off of books and his family statements. He believed that he needed to isolate himself from the rest of the world to find himself. He felt the need to enjoy nature and how a life without money and materialistic things would be. As I stated before he could’ve have accomplished his goals in a different way.
In The Outsiders, after Johnny had killed Bob, Ponyboy and Johnny had to go on the run because they didn’t want to be caught, but Johnny says later on that he doesn’t want Ponyboy to have to live this life, and he is willing to turn himself into the police. Johnny couldn’t gain anything from this, and is willing to sacrifice the rest of his life because he doesn’t think it’s fair that Ponyboy has to live his life in hiding and away from his family. In the text, it says, “Johnny nodded. ‘I 'm sure. It ain 't fair for Ponyboy to have to stay up in that church with Darry and Soda worryin ' about him all the time.’” Johnny decided that he was going to turn himself in to the police because he 'd rather face the consequence than force Ponyboy to face the hardships of living on the run with him.
In the first part of the story, John expresses desire to go east, however he can’t follow his heart when the region he craves is forbidden. He reaches a decision and decided to follow his heart even after his father warned him of that place, the place of the gods. Additionally, another great conflict is present in this story, one that leaves the reader in wonders. When I was reading the passage, it was revealed to me that the ruined city is in fact New York and unlike today the city is being described as a place with no life. This gave me an alarming thought of the possibilities that the great city of new york would one day become the place of the
In the reading, it says narrative is defined by Gerald Prince as “the representation of at least two real or fictive events or situations in a time sequence, neither of which presupposes or entails the other” (Palczewski 118). To me that definition is kind of confusing when it is read over once. Luckily, the book follows this definition and breaks it down in a way that is easier to understand. According to the book, narratives “depict or describe events; they are not the events themselves…. To be a narrative, a rhetorical action must organize people’s experiences by identifying relationships among events and across time” (Palczewski 118-119).
The novel concludes “So we beat on, boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past” (108). This means as we keep trying to move forward we are still restricted and defined by our past. Throughout the book Gatsby could not let go of the past and Fitzgerald related this to society. America was meant to be the new world filled with potential but this idea was soon ruined by old aristocratic values, like the Buchanans represent in the novel. To Fitzgerald, America is not full of possibilities, its frontier that failed to rise above its aristocratic European origins, just as Gatsby failed to escape from his
The symbolic use of water differs between the two epics water through its representation styles. In The Odyssey, water can be personified as being “good” or “bad” whereas in Beowulf the water is usually simply present. In Beowulf, it is the medium for travel and communication and it suggests a fluidity of movement both for a literal sailor and for the narrative, which relies on the sea as both a means of travel and as an unknown by which to define the known. “In two other episodes that bracket a section of the tale’s narrative portion, Beowulf arrives at Hrothgar’s kingdom and return to his own land, by sea… the ocean travel required to connect these insular communities and to provide avenues for communication…” (Kosso, 409) Within that epic,
You’ll never get into my castle. You’ll never get past the gate.”(Runyon 157). In the quote, Brent is saying that no one will understand or get what he is going through, and he wants to keep it that way. The frightful quotes and inappropriate language is why this book shouldn’t be recommended to younger readers, but it might help older readers connect to the story
Odysseus is not a hero because he was not humble or good at accepting the help that he received, and he also acted before synthesizing the consequences that he would face in the future. Odysseus was could have been a great hero in everyone’s eyes if he tried to learn from people the mysteries that are unknown to him instead of diving head first into trouble. When Odysseus returned to Circe’s Island, Circe gave him a course and gave “advice on how to avoid the danger he will face”. But, yet Odysseus ignored her warning of not fighting the sea monster, Scylla, which took six of his best men. His thought of getting home and his selfishness concealed him from trying to protect his crew.
The narrator wants to travel down both roads at one time, but this is impossible to do. In the first line, Frost announces the elements of his primary metaphor: the diverging roads. The speaker states his guilt that “[he] could not travel both” (line 2). As the story goes on the narrator talks about how impossible it would be to travel both pathways, the narrator stood trying to select which trail he’s going to take. So, the narrator has to choose one path.