The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader. After losing the ability to operate her legs properly, Mairs begins to declare herself a “cripple”. She proclaims this knowing people cringe whenever someone is called a cripple.
Dealing with Adversity Throughout one’s life, adversity is inevitable. It presents itself unexpectedly in many forms; loneliness, despair, loss of a loved one, stress, and even in the actions of others. In the novel “Three Day Road” by Joseph Boyden, Elijah faces adversity after joining the war. However, the approaches Elijah takes to overcome the several hardships he faces makes him an undesirable model for coping with adversity. Elijah’s approaches are ineffective at coping with adversity because he follows misguided advice and becomes apathetic during war, resulting in major impacts on his life which lead to his downfall.
Although certain areas of his learning journey were beneficial towards him, Antonio further isolates himself from the rest of society and more into an unrealistic dimension that Ultima had created. In the end, it can be perceived that Antonio’s mindset is focused into the confusion of Ultima’s magic which may ultimately lead to permanent isolation from the rest of
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, or you’ll be criticized anyway.” - Eleanor Roosevelt. This quote means to me that you should always do the right thing even though you think you’ll be criticized for doing the right thing because the truth is, people will judge you either way. The story of hanging fire is right at the point that where the girl can make a decision to either change her life for the better, or for the worse. So the quote is talking about her having to make that right or wrong decision.
In doing this he created an illusion. This illusion is what is keeping him sane and giving him hope. If he were to ever lose this illusion then the American Dream is dead for him, he wouldn’t have cared so much about being with Daisy meaning he would have not tried so hard to become rich, he probably would have not lived across the Daisy’s house beside Nick so he would have not met Nick, and he would probably live in the Valley of Ashes. If there is no illusion then Gatsby mind would be clear enough to see reality. The reality is that he and Daisy would never get back together, he would realize that she is happily married with a child, and he is not part of her class.
Redemption is the act of being saved from sin. “Ind Aft” by Fay Weldon is a tawdry tale of a vapid mistress’s redemption. A woman does not become a mistress because she loves herself. In an affair, there is rarely more than lust between the two adulterers.
A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is more difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone” (pg.24-25). The most prideful thing Okonkwo had done throughout the whole book was killing himself. We never really find out why he did it, but really it could have been because he was too stubborn to abide by the white man’s law. He knew it would most likely never change, so his solution was to kill himself.
This shows the cause and effect that determinism runs on because when his parents decided to lie to him, that led him to the decision to runaway. He would have never made any other decision based on the information he had. Although Oedipus thought that he was making his own free choice, he wasn’t because his decision was directly in response to his adopted parents actions to lie. This is why his actions were not free will but
Steve Jobs’ assertion, “ Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,” is valid because by remembering that in the end, we will all die. We should not contain our way of thinking and how we want to live life. By remembering that life is short, our minds will begin to think differently and perceive life differently.
He reported that their boat had gotten pushed away in the storm, and rather than wait the storm out they decided to try to get it back. They paddled their canoe to the shore where their boat had washed up and their canoe immediately blew up onto shore. Being in their mid-70s, there was no way that they could have gotten back to their home through 50 mph winds. So instead, they laid down in their bigger boat and hoped to be rescued. “Apparently he had died first.
Psychoanalytic Criticism may also be applied, as her actions and thought patterns were heavily influenced by her sickness, "Better in body perhaps--" I began, and stopped short, for he sat up straight and looked at me with such a stern, reproachful look that I could not say another word. "My darling," said he, "I beg of you, for my sake and for our child 's sake, as well as for your own, that you will never for one instant let that idea enter your mind! There is nothing so dangerous, so fascinating, to a temperament like yours. It is a false
However, as for Hester, even though people are seeing her more positively, the letter has taken away her beauty, charm, and passion, for now she is cold and always in a state of sadness. Basically, her humanity has been stripped from her because of this punishment. In this sense, the Puritan community thinks that the letter has done its job because Hester is doing good deeds for others. The letter itself did not make her want to help others, so she could care less about what people are thinking about her. Though the scarlet letter, “has not done its office”, Hester still refuses to take it off, for she feels it would be meaningless.
It was wrong for the doctors not to tell Charlie the risks of the surgery because one of them was him dying. Charlie realized the horrible mistake he made, and would probably end up paying for it, even though it was the doctor’s fault. Charlie had no regrets for having the surgery done to him, because he achieved his goal of becoming smart. Before Charlie started to regress, he tried to correct what went wrong with the surgery because he was the only one in the institute who could. Charlie knew that he was happier when he was ignorant, because he could not see how cruel the world actually was.
In “The Birthmark,” before Aylmer attempted to remove the birthmark from his wife, she started second guessing him, asking questions like, “Perhaps its removal may cause cureless deformity…” (Hawthorne 2). She was wondering if his solution would make her “flaw” worst, which it did in the end. The problem is, clones do not have this option, even though clone deformities are