This excerpt can be interpreted to mean that the young soldiers are too young to have a real place like home, causing them to feel insignificant, but the older soldiers have a reason to live, for their “wives, children, occupations and interests.” The author uses the phrase, “taken no root,” to convey how the young soldiers have never been anywhere long enough to grow their “roots”, suggesting that they have no safe place, a place like home. This quote implies that the extreme confinement from loved ones have caused the soldiers to become secluded from their family, obliging them to think that they don’t have a purpose, and feeling like a “waste land.” The speaker refers to himself and the young soldiers as a “waste land” to symbolize that the men consider themselves insignificant, they perceive themselves as pawns in a chess game, causing repercussions to their familial relationship. The author compares the soldiers because he wants the readers
Whenever the demon feels despair he remembered his deviser " an in the bitterness of my heart, I curse[s] him"(177). He senses that there is nobody who care about him and his inventor will never welcome him. Because of loneliness he begins to resentful toward Frankenstein. At the end when then Frankenstein died, monster cried with sincerely and wholehearted. He says, " I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt"(Shelley 197).
To illustrate, the creation said while reciting his tale to Victor “And what was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man” (Shelley 85). In this quote, it can be seen that
In conclusion, “Harrison Bergeron” and Anthem are alike in terms of the theme of when individuality is taken, one dies. George suffers from his handicaps making him look tired. In Anthem the people live for others and not for them and struggle with it. Harrison Bergeron and Anthem are alike within the effects of the people because of a collective society. No, collectivism is not worth it because one would want their whole life planned out for them without having a say in it.
Perhaps even less: a famished stomach. The stomach alone was measuring time” (52). Readers can see the hopelessness in Elie from his emphasis on his existence as just a body. What was equally important was when Elie’s father passed away. Following his death, Elie was completely desensitized to anymore pain, he said that it “no longer mattered.
I had not even blinked. I had watched and kept silent.” He was helpless, if he helped his father he would get hurt too, but watching his own father get beat is just too cruel. I could picture Ellie as he watched his father getting
Victor took no responsibility for the unnatural being he pushed forth upon the world. The creation was alone and depressed describing himself as a, ““poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept,” (Shelley 106). The Creature was born without anything, forced to learn on his own it would be impossible for him to separate right from wrong. All he knew was that even his creator, the one who love him unconditionally, did
Farewell (Shelley 213). The monster learns of Victor’s death and after he is seen crying over his creator’s lifeless body, he realizes that he now has absolutely nothing to live for, he had no friends, family, or interaction, his only hope was Victor and now that has been ripped from him. Ordinarily, I felt a lot of pity for the creature at this point in the
At the end of the story Okonkwo ends up being just like his father which is ironic because he strived to be nothing like him. The fear Okonkwo has from failing becomes his greatest downfall right to the end of his life. He became everything he didn’t want to become in the first place. If Okonkwo forgave his father from the beginning then things would have gone much differently. If he wouldn’t have been so cruel, harsh, warlike, and he would have been someone admired, strong, and courageous throughout the clan.
Knowledge can be a good thing if we use it in a good way, but if you don’t use it wisely it can bring many problems and it might also bring bad consequences. In Frankenstein’s case knowledge was not a good thing. The book Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley, was a very intriguing story with many comparisons of the ultimate powers in life. It contained many topics of our everyday life today. Even though it contained many themes of our everyday life, mainly it consisted of knowledge can lead to bad things.
He reference this behavior as a noble custom. Not all people can hold their thoughts in, those with a weary mind will get cracked if they do so. But people eager for glory will have to close their sorrowing mind in breast-coffer. Homeland will not allow them to stay. He buried his gold-friend long time ago.