Another instance of inversion in Breaking Bad is that the death of Walter White is in the birth of Heisenberg; the character acknowledges the power of death and is in a sense welcoming it, relating back to Rank’s (1914) theory on the relationship between the soul and death. In Literature and Myth Samuel Eisenstein (1968) argues that before “conscious memory” an individual is aware of the fact that in order to grow they must be “willing to die and be reborn”; Walter affirms this idea when he says “[...] that 's all of life […] It 's growth, then decay, then transformation" (Walter White, Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 1). This in regards to Breaking Bad suggests that Walter White may have an unconscious need to die, or an acceptance of death which may be a mental death, and he is feeding this through allowing the embodiment of Heisenberg. As Heisenberg he removes parts of his principles and values, as a gesture of trying to control his fate – as a result of this he plays in to the ‘death
"The world is made up of two classes-the hunters, and the huntees.” This short story written by Richard Connell, “The Most Dangerous Game,” contains many literary devices that make a story come alive. In this specific short story, conflict, plot, and suspense are used to push the story forward. Connell's way of using these three specific elements keeps the reader attentive, and creates a memory for the reader of an incredible short story. First, conflict is the struggle between opposing forces is shown in many ways throughout the story. Connell shows conflict periodically throughout the story line to add to the plot.
Vonnegut attempts to direct the reader towards a deeper meaning embedded in the events that take place with Billy pilgrim which is that time and memories are eternal and random but they provide a being with a sense of mental strength.Vonnegut, shows this by the teachings Billy learns from Tralfamadore about time, memories, and death. This philosophical idea, is convoluted in itself for which Vonnegut through his experience of the Dresden bombing explains thoroughly throughout the book through
Nearly every word and every visual in V for Vendetta has a concealed ancestor, making it exhilarating to explore. The function of allusions in this novel is not limited to extra textual meaning that effects readers only but also influences the characters within the novel. ‘V’ and ‘Evey Hammond’ are two protagonists of the novel. V is a masked anarchist who rebels against the fascist government of the dystopian near-future version of United Kingdom and Evey is a teen who seems lost and devastated by her past life experiences. V acts as a mentor to Evey, under his mentorship she goes through a process of transition in which numerous changes occur to her personality and ultimately to her identity.
The novel Double Exposure written by Brian Caswell revolves around the lives of twins who have an abusive father; the older brother Chris being artistic and a genius whereas the younger brother Cain just being the average guy. It also focuses on their love interests; Abby and TJ, both who are dealing with their own traumatic pasts. Caswell uses various techniques like dreams, flashbacks and characterization in order to convey the theme of trauma and the effects the past has on the lives of the characters, hence inspire the audience through it. Caswell use of dreams highlights a deeper meaning of life since it implies that dreams will keep haunting an individual until they have the power to overcome their past. At the start of the novel the dreams reflect the idea that Cain wants to drown as he thinks “drowning is exactly the right thing to do”.
The circumstances like this call for deep thinking mainly on how men can leverage themselves and have a breakthrough. Tom immerses himself into such thinking and pondering options thus transforming his thinking philosophically. "After a while, the faces of the watching men lost their bemused perplexity and became hard and angry and resistant" (Steinbeck 7). John writes that it was the duty of men to think and find solutions to the problems that challenge the peaceful coexistence of the community. When Tom Joad appears in the novel after leaving the prison, the return suggests the inevitable accomplishment of his destiny to both acts and leads other men into action.
Each character reveals the truth of the night he lost his family to Anton. As he takes in each situation, the ugly truth helps Anton find personal closure throughout his journey of discovering veracity. From understanding the difference of light versus dark, the symbolism of the howl, and similarities shared in two parts of the novel, the reader and the viewer can clarify how Anton’s heaps of problems helps him discover self-satisfaction. Anton is generated to focus on the tension and release aftermath of the journey of finding individual healing. Truus description of finding light foreshadows Anton’s journey to explore the topic of closure.
Robert Louis Stephenson’s, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, both discuss the concept of duality as a human condition in different ways. In Stephenson’s novel, instead of masquerading through life, and suppressing himself, Jekyll chose to channel his inner rage through Mr. Hyde. Romeo and Juliet’s desperate attempt to find love and solace in each other’s arms despite what was expected of them from their families, exhibited a deviation in behavior that ultimately cost them their lives. Throughout Stephenson’s novel, the duality of human nature is portrayed through Dr. Jekyll’s creation of Mr. Hyde, which is ultimately made up of Jekyll’s evil characteristics. Jekyll states “man is not truly one,
In the novel, Lord Of The Flies by William Golding. The boys in the story go through life changing experiences. These experiences tested their sanity in many ways and eventually turning them into brutal savages. According to Freud 's study there are 3 different types of personality development traits. The Id which is best described as Jack the Ego as Ralph and lastly the Super Ego as Piggy.
Montag learns what real love is and learns to stand up for what he believes in. Montag’s eyes are opened to all the problems of the society he lives in due to other characters either being a problem or pointing them out to him. Ray Bradbury uses characters in his book to show the different kinds of people in the world: the emotionless, the bitter, the cowardice, to brave, and the curious. They all show up in the book in some type of character to inspire Montag. Just like Ray Bradbury explains, books are important because they emphasize the mistakes and “pores” in society.