The way we treat others is greatly affected by our life experience and what we go through regularly. When life is difficult it can be hard to see all that's good around us. A character that portrays this greatly is Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol". Growing up he was often alone and whenever someone came into his life, they left him. As he aged he became more bitter and cross with world.
This is evident as Dickens manipulates time by stating “the quarter was so long” which illustrate the intensity of Scrooge’s anxieties and fears about the ghosts due to the limited amount of time to change his fate. In addition, Dicken’s use of apostrophe in “ Oh cold, cold, rigid, dreadful death” allows the reader into a deeper insight into Scrooge’s emotional state without using a direct statement from Scrooge, which evokes a sense of reassessment in the reader in regard to their own life. He had become so consumed with the daily grind of work and surviving he had missed out on the opportunity to appreciate what’s around him and other people which led him to be closed off in an austere state of alienation. A sense of self-discovery is identified as Scrooge states to “sponge away the writing on the stone” as he is desperate to change as he looks around at the people in his life and see them where they really
The author, Kurt Vonnegut, is an anti-war advocate and when writing his novel did not shy away from including the brutal details of war and the effect it leaves on soldiers, specifically Billy Pilgrim. While following Billy 's story, the reader can see that he suffers from some mental issues, most likely Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Signs that make Billy 's PTSD evident are his flashbacks and nightmares, avoidance of talking about his experiences, emotional numbness, sensitivity to noise, and fits of crying. The reader knows that Billy gets nightmares because when he falls asleep in the boxcar on the way to the POW camp, the other soldiers don 't want to sleep next to him because of his whimpering and kicking. Billy also shows emotional numbness through the 106 times Vonnegut write the phrase, “So it goes,” after any inconvenience, minor or major.
Due to the presence of the ghost of Christmas future, Scrooge feel deeply sad, and find out on what he has does during these day is really shameful as well as its effect that will cause him feel regret in future. In conclusion, all the three ghost are really important to reform Scrooge’s attitude. They try to show him the mistake in the past, present, and how it effect to his future. In my opinion, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is the most important spirits that definitely has the greatest effect which caused Scrooge to find out the effect of his mistake in the future since the ghost show him his isolated graveyard. At the end of the story, Scrooge has been returned to the day of Christmas Eve.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
When Macbeth hears a voice cry “sleep no more”(Mac.2.2.33), it was the beginning of many of his illusions. He suffered from guilt after killing King Duncan and wasn’t able to sleep. Macbeth goes on to have more illusions throughout the story such as when he saw the bloody ghost of Banquo. Macbeth was the only one that could see Banquo, making him think that “the table’s full”(Mac.3.4.46) when they went to sit down for dinner. Macbeth continues to see the ghost of Banquo throughout dinner causing him to have sudden and unexplained outbursts.Lady Macbeth tries to explain her husband’s odd behavior by saying “My lord is often thus, and hath been from his youth”(Mac 3.4.53-54).
In the drama, “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Mr. Van Daan is perceived to be the most difficult to live with in the secret annex. His moody, disgruntled personality would make it hard to live with him anywhere. In one scene, Mr. VanDaan is appeared to be woken up and walks to stairs for a quick snack, but due to the risks of going out of the secret annex to get more food they have to stay safe as much as possible, he wakes up Mrs. Frank, who yells for Mr. Frank, which causes a huge pandemonium and even the threat of kicking out a family. This is an example of how Mr. Van Daan did always make the most sharp-witted of
The building Rainsford describes seems powerful and evil, which also foreshadows the character of the general himself. Finally, when Rainsford has learned of the general’s “game” and his current setting creates a sense of helplessness or powerlessness. The night before he is hunted, Rainsford states, “Once he thought he heard stealthy steps in the corridor outside his room. He sought to throw open the door; it would not open. He went to the window and looked
The cold snap brought to maycomb that season made it even harder for Boo to escape being trapped in his house so he had become especially anxious. Boo was known for causing mischief in the town. Some of his antics included peeping in windows, destroying plants and even killing, and eating squirrels, and rabbits. This night was different however. Boo, feeling rather antsy, decided he
‘‘A Christmas Carol’’ Summary The story of this movie that I saw was called ‘‘A Christmas Carol’’ it is about one person named Scrooge that hate Christmas so three spirits come to visit him and show him different things of Christmas. Scrooge learn a lesson and for now on he celebrated Christmas. It was a man called Scrooge that hate Christmas. His friend and bussines man called Marley die in one Christmas day and Scrooge have to pay the mortician to bury Marley but because Scrooge just like money he don’t want to pay him. Seven years past and Scrooge have a new assistant called Bob Cratchitt.
Rough Draft: The Things They Carried The Vietnam War, was a nightmarish place. It caused paranoia, and made some soldiers insane. Death could come at any moment in any place leaving men in constant fear knowing they could be next. Some men feared it so much they would self inflict wounds in hopes of getting discharged, and others would change their viewpoints on the war and change their actions completely. Rat Kelly, one of the soldiers talked about in the book, begins going mad when his platoon starts only traveling at night and sleeps during the day because it causes strain and exhaustion, at first he becomes very quiet but gradually begins to feel nervous and jumpy.
He liked his new room and bed. He laid down to rest his body and while doing so Carl fell to sleep. When awaking he traveled to the window where he started to hear the voices again. He backed away and walked to the door and began to hear them again. Carl quickly ran to his bed making sure to stay away from those places.
He sprawled on the bed again and lay there shivering until Janie and the doctor arrived (Hurston 167). Tea Cake was tired and Janie thought it was because he overstrained himself in the storm walking and swimming, but it was actually a symptom (Hurston 167). Tea Cake wakes up and he becomes anxious and excited about Janie leaving and he comes up with crazy reasons of why she would leave and those are more symptoms (Hurston
He starts off being afraid of the children just like everyone else but by the end of the movie he actually cares and loves Boo. The first time he sees Boo he freaks out just like Sully and the rest of the monsters. This would be the first stage in systematic desensitization. Next he is in the same room as Boo. Boo stays at their place overnight.
The terror of flying through the battlefield never leaves him and haunts his dreams. Along with his troubling dreams, Kak also has issues with sleep. He is also extremely tense when listening to see if they are to fly an op, along with this he is also ashamed of his fear of flying. According to The Mayo Clinic, “Overwhelming guilt or shame”, “Trouble sleeping”, “Hopelessness about the future”, and “Upsetting dreams about the traumatic event” are some of many symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Kak also feels guilty about Donny’s death.