But, Luke is asked if he loves his daughter more than himself, because it would be a ‘love in weakness’, however God is reminded that it is similar to his love of humankind. As said in a review of the overall story, “the conversations seem a natural outgrowth of Luke’s faith, that faith based in rituals outlined in intimate detail in the first half of the story [...] and when Luke’s faith is tested by Jennifer’s car accident, he will fall back on his spiritual life and act, not think”
Unlike Morrie, who knows he is going to die, Elie Wiesel has to live in a constant state of anxiety, worry, and fear because he doesn’t know if he will survive and realizes that his life can end in the blink of an eye. Unlike like Morrie, who finds solace in a hodgepodge of religions, Elie, who was a very religious boy before the camp, turns his back on his religion when he is faced with adversity, cruelty, and suffering. He says that the camp opened his eyes to the fact the he is “alone, terribly alone in a world without God” (Wiesel 68). He feels almost as if all hope is lost. Given the situation, Elie’s outlook on life is not nearly as positive as Morrie’s.
My thoughts have trapped me and made me flee from you!”(Pg.173). Antonio believes he has sinned as he questions God for punishing his brothers who in his eyes are great men of intentions as they’ve been through the war. His begging then represents his fear towards God showing that even questioning him may attract consequences. He becomes petrified that he would be punished and eventually fail his family because he wouldn’t fit the criteria being a coming selfish
They feared that he was incapable of living a normal life, however they were the ones that were stopping him from reaching his full potential. “The Scarlet Ibis’ By James Hurst, the color red symbolizes that we cannot predict the future, and therefore are intimidated by it. Humans try to organize the past, Improve their daily lives, and try to minimize the chaos surrounding them. However there is one thing that they cannot control, and that is the future. What they fear the most is not the monster under their beds, it's the dark shielding that monster.
This deeply ineradicable refusal of the truth stems from Neddy’s own fear of his sad reality; ultimately, he has lost family, his friends, and his reputation, although he dismisses these facts of life and lives in a fake reality. Just as in World War Z, Neddy does not confront reality until his swim has concluded. Cheever writes, “At what point had this prank, this joke, this piece of horseplay become serious?” However, by the time the severity of the situation sets in, Neddy has already lost everything he
Furthermore, alienation is showed by Holden. He tends to alienate himself from the world because he fears change, he wants love and a sense of comfort. He isolates himself when he didn't go down to the bleachers for the game at and he also isolates himself by constantly getting kicked out of schools. All those changes make Holden feel alienated because he just doesn't fit in. He tends to alienate himself because he doesn't trust anyone, he thinks everyone is fake .
They both wanted to survive, but they did not know how. They were scared that something might happen if they tried to escape, they constantly thought of the worst scenario possible. The man that had a daughter was scared that something might happen to him, because he did not want his daughter to live without a father, and he was scared that something was going to happen to him because he did not want her to die so young. In the poem the man kept telling his daughter that “it 's okay” when awful thoughts were running through his mind, he was still trying to maintain a positive attitude so his daughter would be okay. On the other hand Billy never kept the same positive attitude that the other man did, instead he always wanted death, he would leave his group, he would ask them to leave him alone so he could die.
In the beginning Gilgamesh was oppressing his people and did not fit the profile of a noble ruler because he was cruel and abused his strength. His people even claimed, “His arrogance has no bounds by day or night” (Gilgamesh). Gilgamesh did not handle the tragic event of his friend’s death as well as Rama handled his banishment, but what makes Gilgamesh an epic hero is that he grew stronger and wiser from his journey. At the beginning of the journey, Gilgamesh was scared of many things being alone, losing his power, and ultimately of death because he did not think he could fulfill his life with restricted time. After his long journey and his encounter with Utnapishtum, Gilgamesh learned that all he can do is to live life to the fullest and not fear death, but instead he must embrace it as a reason to enjoy the present.
Doing this really doesn’t help Paul because he is already terrified of his brother. In Tangerine, Paul says,” I’ve already been afraid of Erik, now I get to be afraid of Erik and Arthur” (Bloor 17). Paul’s statement affects his father’s choice. Sadly, Mr.Fisher still thinks his boys are very close, whereas in reality, Paul is scared. If Mr. Fisher had told the truth.
Charlie regrets his choice for surgery by writing, “Now that it’s definite, I don't want it to happen.” (Keyes 134). Charlie is afraid of the outcome and regrets having the surgery once he registers that he will pass away. Charlie cannot bear the though of being gone even though he knows the effect of the surgery will be inevitable. Unfortunately, Charlie’s wrong decision cannot be fixed, and his choice cannot be undone. Charlie Gordon’s poor judgement on this experiment has left him abandoned from his loved ones,