Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
Clare wants the reader to feel the same pain she feels and by doing so, she illustrates her emotions detailed enough, that it would persuade any reader to immediately be interested in her desire for help. Before Irene even decides to read the letter, she already senses danger and anxiety as she indirectly discourses the letter to be “sly...bore” (Larsen 1) and “foolish” (Larsen 7). Even though Irene was stubborn and hesitated to open the letter, she still felt curious and soon, read
He becomes angry, but I think that he needed to work through his anger to find that calming feeling of acceptance through his struggles. Life goes on, and whether you like it or not, time doesn’t stop for anything. As hard as it is to accept this philosophy, it’s the truth; and the narrator begins to see that. You can choose to make the best or the worst of your current situation, it all depends on your outlook on life and your willingness to make a
Piggy no doubt was the smartest and had the best ideas, but he would keep his ideas to himself in fear that if he ever said anything he would get hit or made fun of. On page 93 we read, “I’m scared of him,’ said Piggy, ‘and that’s why I know him. If you’re scared of someone you hate him but you can’t stop thinking about him...I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph-’” Piggy expresses his fear for Jack. Continuing on page 93, “He can’t hurt [Ralph]: but if you stand out of the way he’d hurt the next thing.
I wanted my story to let readers know that no matter where they come from, with determination and persistence you will be able to reach your goals. I believe that this theme was represented throughout my Snap Judgement; furthermore, I wanted my listeners to irresistibly draw their all of their attention to my story. To accomplish this goal, I changed the tone in my voice depending on if the parts of my story were sad, happy, or humorous. I realized that is I kept the same tone throughout the whole Snap Judgement, the listeners would become bored of my story. I wanted my story to relate and open the eyes of any one who feels unaccomplished or discourage, with hope anything can be achieved.
This access helps the reader understand the narrator's guilt and fear that had lead him to defeat by the end of his story. The narration of The Tell-Tale Heart plays a key role in developing the story’s overall meaning by exposing the narrator's motive, desire to prove his sanity, and his hidden guilt. It is learned that no matter how hard one tries to avoid the truth, guilt will always catch up to him or her in the future.
Ironically he does so by doing nothing. Nick Carraway’s passive nature leads to the many mishaps in the novel, which stresses the idea that not being evil does not necessarily make someone a good person. Had Carraway been less apathetic, the death of Gatsby and of Myrtle could have been prevented. The issues in the novel are rooted in Carraway’s passive tendencies towards the actions of the people around him. “I’m inclined to reserve all judgements” (1) Nick states at the beginning of the novel, which instantly sets up his passivity.
He starts condemning Gertrude, and is all of a sudden hindered by the Ghost's appearance. Villa, recollecting his guarantee not to hurt his mom, advises her of Claudius' arrangement and how he will look for retribution. This scene represents how Hamlet's activities are managed not by his own particular decisions, but rather by the activities of alternate characters. One very nearly appears to feel that in spite of the fact that Hamlet is acting in a malevolent way, he remains a consistent casualty of
Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle. Nick is not an honest storyteller but he is a reliable narrator because throughout the story he has been judgemental towards others and not saying the full truth or truly giving the reader the satisfaction of knowing his feelings. In the beginning, he said this “In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.” (Pg.1). Thus from the very beginning of the novel, Nick was stating he had to reserve all judgments but as the reader continues to read on this statement turns out to be false as he in multiple occasions judges a character such as Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy. Nick is a reliable narrator though he tells the full truth all the way to the end well at least to the reader not actually to the characters in the novel.
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
Being in a tainted position always makes people stress out, and think the worst of the crisis. Being at ease with a situation makes everything seem okay, and it ends up that way. With Rex and Rose Mary, I think they knew all along that everything would work out with the children and themselves. They just went with the flow, and stuck together to make sure each crisis has been resolved. Back to the quote, every situation can be terminated; it’s up to the person on how they handle