For example, Finny had to deal with both internal and external struggles, and the internal one took a much bigger toll on his well-being. Although he was injured and could no longer participate in sports, he soon found enjoyment in preparing Gene for the 1944 Olympics. However, it was always his dream to serve his country, and when he wrote to the branches and kept getting rejected, it caused grief. “...’They all gave me the same answer after they saw the medical report on me. The answer was no soap.
Jo consistently comes across as odd to the men of Ruby City. Her civilized manners are out of place, but so is her talk. She talks entirely too much to be a normal man, and she uses “Thank You” and “You’re Welcome” too often. After observing the men for a while, however, she begins to pick up on their always-negative point of view. Frank once told her, “Little Jo, you are the unfriendliest fella I ever met…” (Ballad).
Beauty from Brutality No single person is free from the toil of this world, or the hardships associated with it. This comes as brutality towards the ill-fated. These people cope with brutality in order to function. To cope with brutality, many find beauty to be their escape from pain by finding distractions from this brutality. On Himmel Street, the characters of The Book Thief share the hardships of their past and current situation, along with the necessity to cope with it.
When darkness consumes you and the pain becomes unbearable, you look to the light, to perseverance to guide you through the nightmare you face. In Ruta Sepetys’ Salt to the Sea, one of the protagonists, Emilia, faces a myriad of emotional and physical hardships throughout the novel. With calamitous tragedies and bone-chilling circumstances, what does Emilia do? Bruised and battered, she perseveres through her hardships, showing how much a person can endure when they persist. Sepetys takes the consequences of Emilia’s pain and emotional damage to new heights with her war-themed novel; as a result of this, perseverance is articulated amongst many other traits that this character possesses, showing how imperative of a quality it is.
We are familiar with the negative connotation of hell, a place where eternal suffering was to be found. But in her story, the Underground Realm was described to be a place with no pain or lies. This is the description of a world Ofelia wants to escape to because she lives in a grim reality where those things are abundant. Ofelia was narrating what she wanted to have had in her life as she suffered through the pain of losing her father and seeing her mother wed a vile
Observing the love and affection between others only increases the effect his own solitude has on him. He is aware of his otherness and knows that he is “shut out from intercourse” (84) with the people he holds so dear. It can be argued that this is the point where the creature’s humanity is the strongest throughout the course of story. He has a basic understanding of human societies, he speaks and reads their language, shows compassion and, most importantly, seeks their company and friendship. In his knowledge that social belonging is the missing component to his own happiness, he confronts the people he secretly observed only to, once again, be met with fear and anger (94-95).
Have you’ve been stuck in a small place for a long timeand wanted to get out as soon as possible? It can be unconfortable, Even painful to be stuck in a corner, or room for longer than wanted. A family was once stuck in a attic of a house for two whole years during WW2 and after the war, a diary was found explaining what it was like. Within this diary, made by Anne Frank, it will show the isolation it caused throughout her family and others, during WW2. First off, what is isolation, as shown within Anne franks diary a massive part in her storry?
The Day of the Locust Close Reading Homer attempts to stifle his perverse actions by repressing his desires and channeling emotion into his hands through the majority of The Day of the Locust. Like Tod, he is constantly in threat of acting on his perversions but keeps them at bay by refusing to acknowledge them. His hands allow him an outlet to misbehave. He has a monotonous daily routine that lacks meaning and substance. He is “an exact model for the kind of person who comes to California to die” (79).
Everyone has been there –to the point where you are so stressed out that you can barely think; where you are worried about how you fared on an exam; where you are contemplating whether your friends are sincere with you or not; where you are trying to forget a recent quarrel with someone dear to you; where you are simply too taxed to do anything productive. At this point in time, many will do something else to help take their mind off their current predicaments and depressions in life by escaping the problems brought by this reality they are living in. For some, that something is reading. For others, it is drinking. Now, in our current generation, this list has expanded to include another method of finite escape, video games.
They just got here and I can tell right away that they are nice, but they are a little strange. Later on, me, Anne, and Peter decided to play a game to distract us. I didn’t think it would be this much of a hard time in hiding but it is. We get bored easily and there is nothing we could do about it. We are living in fear of getting caught at any time.
The majority of the story takes place in a room which only induces pain deep within herself evoking negative mental thoughts. During her time in the room she felt the room “at night in any kind of light, in twilight, candlelight, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars!” (Gilman 304). The narrator of the yellow wallpaper descends into madness to escape the cruel dominance of her society. As the story progresses the yellow wallpaper becomes a constant companion. She first dislikes the color and despises the pattern, but after closely studying the pattern “a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure that seems to skulk about behind that silly and conspicuous front design” and after obsessing over the painting she finds bars hidden.
With his dreams in keen sight, he holds them with such a tight grip because he knows how easy it is too loose track of the joys life brings. There are a couple instances in his life he freely opened up about when I asked him, “Have you ever thought about killing yourself”? There was a huge emotional drop in the interview when prompted this question, however the comfortability of a two-year close relationship kept it on track. It’s very sad to say but he cited many times where he felt the thoughts were too much. He said that “I never once acted on them because I’m not the coward my father was.” He didn’t enjoy the emotions following his words because he has moved past that time in his life and wants to forget about it.
They feel sorrow, remorse and even pain themselves for what they have done. Even the ones who are totally scared can be the ones who like it just to not be picked on so much. Yet, not everyone will be that type of person. For the ones who don’t take a liking to Valley Forge, are the ones who don’t show respect for anyone, “As silence finally returned to my room, I moved my hand from my eyes and calmly spoke: “Man, if you don’t get out of my room…”(pg 87). They want to feel in charge all the time and anytime they want.
During McMurphy’s stay at the ward, he has created a name and reputation for himself as the tough guy. Despite the fact that the nurses perceived simply as a troublemaker and a disturbance to their daily routine, the other patients look up to him as their lifesaver. It is evident that this is the case when they begin to adopt his habits during the road trip. Kesey writes that they act “like he did” to articulate the way that others perceive him as superior and want to be like him. However, the word “pretending” insinuates that their livelihood and courage to act free- spirited will soon come to an end as they come back to their sense and realize that they are not McMurphy but their own self.
The author Cormac McCarthy just seemed to give us an abundance of tragedy and violence as the father of the boy keeps trying to tell him that they’ll make it even though everything seemed to be bleak. Anybody who used to be anybody was no longer important anymore, no matter what your occupation used to be in the old world. This newer world seems to be extremely backwards and even one of my favorite quotes in the book proves it, “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” It shows that nothing in the old world matters since all you can seem to remember are the dreadful things in order for you to know that in this time and age the situation are dangerous, which makes you push yourself in order to survive. Since their new world was post- apocalyptic, there is no more relying on law enforcement agencies or in humanity either. When things begin to get rough, people take to extreme measures to make sure they can survive even if it means turning to cannibalism to stay alive.