On page 31 Mrs. Jones says to Roger “You ought to be my son”. She changed his life by giving him discipline. She tried to treat him with respect because she wanted him to stop pocketbook stealing and wanted him to behave himself. She wanted him to be a better person because she did horrible things when she was his age. She wanted him to behave because she saw him with a dirty face and some worn out shoes she was trying to tell him to behave, so he could get a good education.
From close reading of the beginning of the text, it is obvious that Martha was verbally abused by both her late husband and his father. Evidence for this is easily seen towards the beginning of the novel when Martha’s late husband, Friedrich Wolg, makes comments about only wanting a lover. On page 13, he says “Actually, I don’t want a wife, only a lover”. Friedrich’s father makes similar comments about Martha’s sexuality saying “her severity. .
Why would she blame you? Desperately, I wish that I had the answers then. Then I did not, but now I do. Determined not to be caught in a lie, my mother turned to you as her scapegoat. As I replay that day once more in my mind, I am sure that you knew that.
Even as Julia grew into a sensitive young girl, grammy had still listened no matter how self-involved Julia was” (Simon 338). The example illustrates the scene when Julia gets to know how Martha dedicates her life for Julia, which brings up the conflict between Martha and herself since she has been hesitating and doubting her ability to take care of a baby. // Moreover, not only does Julia comprehends her and Martha’s kinship is not restrained by the age difference, Martha herself finds how the elder age love between her and earl, becomes the second chance. This is seen in Chapter 6 when Martha is aware of the fact that “Lynne hadn’t only given me a child, she’d given me a second chance […] He reached forward and smoothed back her white hair. She felt so lovely in his hands, she felt so loved in his eyes” (Simon 250).
Solomon answered this dilemma by deciding to cut the baby in half and present a piece to each mother; while one woman was alright with Solomon’s decree, the other woman pleaded for the child’s life. Solomon understood that the true parent would worry about the child’s welfare over her own happiness, so Solomon returned the baby to the rightful parent. In Raymond Carver’s retelling of the King Solomon’s story, deals with a couple going through a break-up or a divorce. The man is packing his suitcase when a woman, “noticed the baby’s
Likewise, the paradox of the novel is evident in the opening paragraph when the narrator states “All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies”. The enigmatic nature of the novel highlights the futility of society and raises questions on what the true meaning of life is. Furthermore, this futile view of life in the novel is accentuated when Julian Castle says to his son Philip, “Son … someday, this will all be yours” as they stand before a room containing piles of dead bodies. Vonnegut conveys his ideas of life having no intrinsic meaning or value and that is meaningless and absurd by existential and nihilistic perspectives. Kurt Vonnegut embodies nihilism in “What can a thoughtful man hope for mankind on Earth, given the experience of the
Mystery of their lives remains largely unresolved. However Changez is bewildered at the end of the story about the mysterious movements of the American and Clamence is somewhat different than Changez in the respect that he feels glorified at the end of his story and the listener is further confused in his thought. Conclusion: From the discussion above, it is evident that the said literary master pieces share striking and conspicuous textual, contextual, structural and thematic similarities. So it will not be out of place to say that The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a re-iteration of The Fall and this has proved that both these novels are inter-texts and hence it is proved that inter-textual correspondence exists between these two works of fiction. BIBLIOGRAPHY Barthes, R .
At one point Mrs. Gage tells Martha that she is the only one who can save her son7 . Mrs. Gage knew that she had sinned (been together) with her son, and she feared that something bad would happen to him. If it was through the war, or through black people lynching him she couldn’t know, but she knew that Martha was the only one capable of saving her son. This was later on shown to be true. Martha saved Sterling from being hung by the neck by Tommy.
The total collapse of “The American Dream” in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee, an American playwright is known to have brought Absurdist Theater on American stage. He interrogated the notion of American dream in his plays to demonstrate its flaws and further questions its core ideas which is to pursuit a life of happiness. “American dream (is) that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement”. In this play he penetrates behind the mask of the dream and exposes the pain born out of sterility, unrealized dreams and unfulfilled ambitions.