His untouchable status as U.S. Senator allows him to act without consequence or regret. The Senator neglects Kelly’s notion that the road they’re driving on is the wrong one, and his arrogance is exhibited by his insistence to drink and drive. The Senator’s hubris generates both of these aberrations. Moreover, when the accident occurs, he seamlessly covers
He begins to drive off with the automobile, wedding money, and Lucynell. With that being said, he is more interest in the material goods (the automobile and the money), which leads him to abandon Lucynell at the diner. By abandoning Lucynell, he comes upon a road sign that says, “Drive carefully. The life you save may be your own.” In "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," Flannery O 'Connor uses the journey of the character Tom Shiftlet to illustrate themes about the
Great Gatsby Argument Paper In the sole darkness, an unknown figure gazes upon the dock and reaches out his arms, grasping at the distant green light, the unattainable dream. Despite the lavish parties he holds, little is known about him. After five years, he is back with a new identity, Jay Gatsby. Now that he belongs to the affluent society, he is ready to gain back the heart of his true love, Daisy, who represents everything he wants – wealth and beauty. Although this figure, Gatsby, experiences an intensely intimate relationship with Daisy, his emotions reside on the side of extreme obsession rather than genuine affection.
Soto then comes from under the house, "crawled back to the light," and comes to the realization that his life has changed forever. Therefore, Gary Soto, author of the essay from A Summer Life, earns his rite of passage through an act that is not only frowned upon, but is one of God's Ten Commandments. "Thou shall not steal" is taken lightly by the boy who is seduced by an apple pie. Cross-Eyed Johnny points out the sinners dirty hands as he looks down on him from above. "The treasure of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death."
It was a sweet car,” (Frank 21). However, later in the story Randy sacrifices his car for his friends, “‘What you’re getting at...you want me to contribute the gas lines out of my Bonneville.’” (Frank 218). Before The Day, Randy wouldn’t have sacrificed his new, nice car for anything. However, The Day has introduced numerous shortages, including gasoline, making the car effectively useless. Randy also gains the wisdom to see this, and allows for the car to be sacrificed for the betterment of his friends and family.
IN lines 23- 36, the author talks of his friend car shopping and how he did not want an entertainment system . But, the car dealer didn’t understand, because “[entertainment systems] are quickly becoming the hottest addon since rearview mirror fuzzy dice” (lines 35-36). Parents want peace and quiet while driving so they take the easy way out, entertainment systems. But, in the anecdote it gives an example of a person who went with his beliefs and didn't’ give into this. Ths allows for the reader to see what is happening in the world today.
Sandra focuses on the dreams that are not achieved by those who live in an unfortunate society. Sandra’s tone is innocent, responsible, and human, which is meant to reach the intended audience. I had a good understanding of the text due to Sandra’s deep visuals of the situation, for instance, “We were playing volleyball in the alley when he drove up in this great big yellow Cadillac with white walls and a yellow scarf tied around the mirror.” When Sandra added this visual, it helped me think of a cause and effect of stealing a car. This quote also shows Louie's cousin attitude slowly giving up on his dream of owning an attractive car; and that the only way he will get close to his dream is by stealing other people's’ dreams. The reader can possible gain the knowledge of not
Also, Charlie is a rich white guy driving through their block which the resent. He drives an extoic car, gold jewary, and good looking apparel. Both sides take the other at face value which is wrong. Charlie treats them like trouble makers he does try an find out if their good or bad he just takes them at ace value. Coconut and sid do the same seeing a rich white as an opposers of their way of life.
He throws humor back into his work with his short story about Tom Ford. Afterwards, he states " 'Luxury for all' is an oxymoron, all right" bringing his audience back to his point. Finally, he mentions how far the consumer's desire for feeling good and the advertisers have pushed each other. They have also pushed the rich into only allowing them to have two things. The author writes "the filthy rich have only two genuine luxury items left: time and philanthropy."
Ivan has been average since birth; he is the middle son with a blend of personality in “between the two [elder and younger brothers]” (47). Therefore, conformity molds Ivan to become even more “ordinary” (47) as he loses his personal identity to “resemble all people of a certain kind” (57). Juxtaposed by Ivan’s frustration that losing his life over the curtain is “terrible and stupid”(72), Tolstoy presents materialism as a false sense of fulfilment. This is because recollections of Ivan’s childhood are his only fulfilling, pleasant memories. The writer uses free indirect discourse to describe the “special taste” of Ivan’s “raw, shriveled French prunes”, decreasing the use of a third-person omniscient voice as Ivan reflects deeper about a life lack of authenticity.