That's when Cheswick jams his fingers into the grate at the bottom of the pool and drowns himself. This may have been prevented if McMurphy would have stood up for Cheswick against Nurse Ratched but he didn't. Therefore this shows McMurphy has tremendous power now in the ward and Nurse Ratched knows it. That’s you can say Nurse Ratched fears McMurphy because he's not like the rest of the patients that she can control McMurphy is different. For my third and final example is how McMurphy organizes the Deep Sea Fishing trip and just needs one more man for the trip.
The first instance in which we see Gatsby’s allusion of himself glitch occurs momentarily before his reunion with Daisy: “Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes” (86). Gatsby is nearly in total breakdown before this meeting, almost to the brink of giving up his dream and seeing the reality of the situation, but then, after meeting Daisy “the sun shone again… [and] there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed” (88-89). The washing away of his dream hadn’t been completed, and he remained the same dusty
In Beowulf, it says “their ears could not hear his praise nor know his glory,” this is a connection to God in this epic, but in modern society, people with anxiety don’t hear praise they receive from others because they don’t believe it (lines 97-98). Grendel can’t help who his ancestors are, but he can help himself instead of living down to their expectations. In The Monster Called Anxiety, it says “The inside of my head is a loud place. Something is constantly bouncing around. I think about things I said or did years ago, about how ‘stupid’ I was,/ Anxiety makes me a difficult person to be friends with” (Ann).
Later in the novel, Gatsby decides to try to live in the past again by telling his gardener, “‘Don’t do it to-day. You know, old sport, I’ve never used that pool all summer?’” (Fitzgerald 153). Gatsby claims he does not want his gardener to drain his pool because he wants to swim in the pool even though the summer is over. The real reason he says this is because Daisy is moving at the end of summer and by draining the pool it means the summer has come to an end. Gatsby wants to still live in the past because that is when he gets to spend time with Daisy and love her.
His life had been confused and disordered since…" the day he fell in love with Daisy (110). Gatsby’s life no longer fulfills his hopes, and after falling in love, his mind never dreams about the impossible. Instead, he dreams about what it would be like to turn back the hands of time. By chasing the wrong thing, Gatsby is left with a life of regret. Everyone has a moment where they have to make a life changing decision, think about it carefully.
That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. ” Holden often states that most of adults are phony, and he strongly dislikes them. He dreams of saving children, but in reality falling from a cliff is a metaphor of them becoming phony adults, losing their innocence, childish honesty and the way they look at the world. The way he explains his dream to Phoebe, shows us that he doesn 't have actual plans for the future.
Doodle and the narrator are affected by self-esteem negatively. When Doodle is being helped by the narrator, he has troubles keeping up at the narrator's pace and ends up getting frustrated and deterred: “Once, he could go no further, so he collapsed on the ground and began to cry” (Hurst 164). Since the narrator continued to walk quicker than Doodle, it clearly shows that Doodle lacks enough self-esteem to tell his brother to advance slower or to stop. Not only does this clarify Doodles self-esteem deficiency, but it shows that he’s not even strong enough to stand up to his own brother. In the end, Doodles lack of self-esteem leads to his demise because he pushed his body too far without protesting.
He goes on to further confirm his childish thought process by saying, almost like a kid who hasn’t gotten their way, “‘Can’t repeat the past?’ he cried incredulously. ‘Why of course you can!’”. Fitzgerald makes really obvious that things have changed, yet Gatsby is oblivious to it. Gatsby has aged in physical features, but definitely not in mind. Throughout the The Great Gatsby the author, Fitzgerald, uses aging and decaying to show Gatsby’s odd way of thinking.
First of all, Mateo dies while making tea for his new “lover” Rufus. In addition, He forgets his own stove is broken, and it explodes in his face and he is incinerated. If that wasn't enough, Rufus tries to save him when he had already been called by Death-Cast which automatically makes him dead. Even more, if Death-cast had never called Mateo he would have never met Rufus to make tea for him. So that makes this whole book pointless in the fact that the warner of death is also the cause of death.
Pip becomes ungrateful because he cannot accept that Magwitch is actually his benefactor and not Miss Havisham. He hated Magwitch even though that man has done so much for him. Pip said, “I know nothing of his life. It has almost made me mad to sit here of a night and see him before me, so bound up with my fortunes and misfortunes, and yet so unknown to me, except as the miserable wretch who terrified me two days in my childhood.” From this point, Pip just only looked at the past time when Magwitch threatened him and not the present time when Magwitch has brought good fortune to his life and made him become a gentleman. His hatred towards Magwitch also inclined when Pip easily influenced by Herbert saying, “Then you may rely upon it,” said Herbert, “that there would be great danger of his doing it.
Henry Limpet is a shy bookkeeper that loves fish. He has a friend named George Stickle who decides to enlist in the United States Navy. Mr. Limpet also tries to enlist but is rejected due to his physical physique. Feeling upset Henry travels to Coney Island where he accidentally falls into the water. Ironically he can’t swim and when he doesn’t resurface his wife and friend George assume he drowned.
Obviously these aren’t ideal recovery conditions for a man who’s had back surgery a few months prior. Jack served in the pacific, and as he served he began to realize how pointless the war seemed. He said that the pacific theater was “just God damned hot stinking corners of small islands in a group of in a group of islands in a part of the ocean we all hope never to see again” (100). One night, Jack became a hero. Since the PT boats that didn’t fire torpedoes also didn’t have radar, it was difficult for them to find each other.
If he lost Fleur forever, it was his own damn fault. “Gwaine, I’ve been a total fool. I caught Caron arguing with Fleur in the corridor when I came home from Abertawe. She must be the reason Fleur’s gone.” "Well, in your defense, you’ve been exceptionally drunk and dispirited, which does not help a man think clearly.” “I’ll go to Caron, and –” Gwaine held up his hand and shook his head. “No.
Before he leaves though, he "yell[s] at the top of [his] goddam voice, 'Sleep tight, ya morons ' " (68)! Although it is a shame, any reader can see that Holden seems to have nothing going right or in a positive way all because of his negative attitude. Therefore, this attitude leads him to almost care about nothing. Though Holden may seem to be a lost cause because of his negative attitude, he thankfully has an epiphany that changes his view towards the world because he realizes that people have to grow up. When Holden visits his younger sister, Phoebe, he is happy to see her, but when they begin talking their conversation turns negative.
Even though he is skeptical of people he considers phony, such as Marty who lies about seeing a movie star, his negativity and judgement of others usually goes a lot farther than what is considered normal. For example, he doesn’t get serious in relationships with others, because he always seems to find flaws in everyone. Another example is when Holden’s history teacher at Pencey, Mr. Spencer, wants to understand why he refuses to put in any effort. Spencer feels bad about failing Holden and reaches out to him, trying to connect with him and possibly influence him positively. However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked.