Proctor knew that by confessing, it would only make the court look better but by not confessing, the court would hang him. Proctor begs to Judge Danforth, “How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(132). Proctor knows that if he signs the confession, there will be a paper about it in the church door. Proctor values his life but, he does not want to be remembered as a liar who is willing to do whatever it takes for his own life.
Helenda Lors Mr. Clarke American Literature The Battles of Life The book “Flight,” by Sherman Alexie displays the cruelty of the world and how it affects the normality of life. Fueled by the world, life is full of struggles in which everyone from every walk of life is affected. In order to portray the effects of its cruelty, the book depicts the perspective of an orphan, Michael, that faces the challenges of life. Due to the abandonment of his father and the loss of his mother, Michael grew out his pain and anger towards society. For instance, he says, “ I know the world is still a cold and cruel place.
In winsel’s speech he tills about how “neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim” silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented .wiesel keeps trying to repeat this speech his ideas because he does not want it to happen again. That he has lived to till everybody his story so that our nation’s history does not repeat.so we know what to do next time it happens. We will stand for the tormented and fight the tormentor. Wiesel is trying to relay this message to so we will do it because as he sated himself in his speech “if we forget them they will die a second time”. Which means that if we forget what happened during world war two and all the holocaust survivors and all they went through and what happened in that camp all the death .in some camps the atrocities that they did to get further in the war.so he wants us to remember the pain the death and the suffering that
After the death of the snake, the narrator envisions him departing over “twilit sands.” In the man’s daydream, the snake is shown the desert leaving peacefully instead of dying. The author’s choice to end the story with the image of snake adds to the already dismal mood. The author uses the time of day, emptiness of the surroundings, and the daydream of the serpent highlight the snake’s cruel
Jim’s difficulties come from his family’s dynamic forces. Nevertheless, it is his continuous fighting gives his parents' reasoning to use moving around as an excuse. He recognizes the family's failure to settle down comfortably in one city, is a significant contribution to a dysfunctional pattern.
In the first novel The Glass Castle, the father, Rex Walls is the one who creates the drama in his family. He is a negative influence for the children and his actions are unacceptable and because of his action are what creates the drama. For exam-ple at one point in the novel Rex tries to run Rose over with his car while she is pregnant and his kids witness everything, Jeanette states, “We shot forward toward Mom, who screamed and jumped out of the way. Dad turned around and went for her again” (Walls 43). Since Rex is not being sensible with the situation, and is acting poorly it creates a dysfunction in the family be-cause everyone is constantly fighting.
Unforgettable past from an individual’s childhood can result in a long-term traumatized future life, far more excessive then what is deemed reasonable. The feeling of neglect and abandonment is evident in a young characters life, where the feeling of being loved was not validated. The main character Gus expresses much hate towards his father whom had abandoned him at a young age, which led to many uncertainties. A traumatizing experience can resurface from the past impacting ones self in future experiences. Gus demonstrates this through his unbearable relationship with his father, the way in which he acts as a father figure to his daughter, as well as his unforgivable traits towards his father.
My Way or The Railway “Paul’s Case” Willa Cather Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” In the story, “Paul’s Case by Willa Cather, Paul was a young man who, in all reality, was a sad person who exhibited many signs of having a possible personality disorder. In the story, Paul dealt with alienation, having narcissistic tendencies, and a distortion of reality. The behavior that Paul displayed, ultimately created havoc in his life as it led him down a very dark path. A path that would inevitably be one he will walk alone. In life, sometimes being alone isn’t all that bad, but Paul really seemed to enjoy it.
The Creature is thrust into a culture that he is unfamiliar with and forced into exile without ever having the opportunity to present his true self. Early in his life, the Creature realizes his place in society. He is despised by everyone he comes into contact with, causing him unending misery in his already unhappy life (86). Each human he encounters flees from him in fear, no matter how kind and compassionate he strives to be. Just like a child, the Creature must try and fail several times before he can ever have hopes of thriving.
Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart was published in 1958, on the eve of Nigerian independence in 1960. Although Achebe developed alongside the likes of “Beti, Laye and Tutuola”, Achebe’s Things Fall Apart was considered to have formed the foundation for all other African literature that would follow. One could argue that the success behind the novel is due to Achebe’s ability to re-establish dignity and self-respect of African people contrary to authors like Joseph Conrad and Charles Dickens. History is often written by the victor and so Achebe offers a different interpretation showing that Africans had dignity prior to European arrival, there is a sense of pride or self-respect in having a title in the clan, in sharing a kola nut with your fellow people and arriving on the ilo to watch the much anticipated wrestling. This essay will discuss how Achebe restores the morale and self-respect of Africans in the episodic novel - Things Fall Apart.
They grabbed Javier quickly and without a word, forcing his hands behind his back. He, too, said nothing” (Larry 81). This reveals how much people don’t care about others. If they actually cared they would’ve said something to the authorities and tried to help him. But instead they let it happen and let them take him away without anyone noticing.