The reader comes to develop new insights into the world around us, portraying a theme “ that things are not always as they seem.” The reader realises that beliefs and values may change when we are exposed to insightful and challenging material, both in life and in reading Hamlet. The deterioration in Hamlet's character and good spirit shows us that while acts such as revenge may entail negativity and danger, there may be benefits to individual people that we do not see. The importance of trust in the phenomenon of love is made clear to the reader, and we realise that trust is required in any sort of stable relationship. The reader is also informed about loyalty and we realise that loyalty can be a bad thing if shown in an excessive or inappropriate way. The reader completes their examination of the Hamlet tragedy, and we agree that Hamlet is a significant text, as it encourages us to think again about our values and
“Oh I lost my sock or my shirt.” Sayings like this might seem important, although they are incomparable to the loss experienced by the characters in “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry. The characters all share the fact that they experienced great personal loss, which effected their characters. These authors use loss to help develop or reveal something about their characters. In “Gwilan’s Harp” the author uses loss to help progress the storyline and reveal to the reader Gwilan’s thought process after such a tragic loss. While in “The Washwoman” the author uses the loss of the main characters life to expose to the reader one of the key themes of the story.
Gracie realizes that God does not expect her to be perfect, that she is human and therefore will experience an emotional response to unfavorable circumstances. Nonetheless, she still feels as though she is not exercising enough faith. Prayer is Gracie’s weapon of choice, so she prays to receive forgiveness for her perceived deficiency in faith. The outcome of Gracie’s continued, and request for forgiveness; Gracie believes God grants her
During this passage, the author shows how Marguerite feels oppressed by Mrs. Cullinan calling her Mary and how she ends up planning how she can escape her job. This can be seen through the use of language, context, and the surroundings. Through the use of language, the author is able to show how Marguerite feels the urge to resolve her uncomfortable situation while also showing how she feels relieved by her escape
If the goal of an author is to establish a relationship between reader and character in order to enhance a reader’s knowledge of a certain topic, then, creating sympathetic characters with whom readers connect is not only vital but also mandatory. Authors use various devices in order to create compassionate characters. A sympathetic character is employed to compel the reader to acknowledge the situational and emotional hardships and enhances the reader’s compassion. In addition to sympathy, readers often feel empathetic towards characters, which means that they not only acknowledge the characters struggle, but also have a personal understanding of the character’s struggle. These characters evince an emotional response from the reader.
The author likely included this quote to show that it is a natural instinct not to want change, but it must happen anyway. Although the past may still be missed, forward movement is necessary. The author uses personification to show that even though forward movement may seem hard to accomplish it does eventually get better. After Krolewski moves and settles in she still feels the pain of her past. She says, “ Time heals everything,” (Krolewski 25).
Having and obsession can be good for people, an instrument to achieve what we want, but it can also become dangerous if there is no balance between wanting something badly and hurting others or yourself, for example getting sick. In the event that it becomes dangerous there are treatments to battle obsession, like therapy. Mary Shelley in her
Many people believe that fear can result into harm or negative emotions. Fear helps to prevent harm, creates more awareness, and has an instinct that can save lives. On the other side, fear can cause paranoia, obsession, hallucination, and can take away the fun in life. Throughout the stories, Poe uses symbolism, irony, and imagery to define how fear can limit the narrator's minds and lead to fear.
The two stories which impressed me most were Tell Tale Heart and A Curtain of Green. Although they seem very different from each other, I see them as different representations of two pretty similar stories. Both Tell Tale Heart and A Curtain of Green take us into memories of two protagonists who have some mental issues and who are presumably very lonely people. Both of the stories include highly dramatic climaxes; however, the ways we took while we join the characters in their journey are certainly different. Before explaining the different narrative styles of the stories, we should take a look at the main characters.
“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”- Mason Cooley. Books can have different effects on the reader, sometimes happy, sometimes sad. They can open a door that people have never seen before and raise awareness about the things around them. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, it makes it clear on how books can be sad. The novel The Outsiders has a pessimistic effect on the reader because it exposes conflicts between social classes, struggles of people living in poverty, and shows that sometimes things do not change for the better.