Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants describes self discovery of life, love, and the struggles of living in the middle of The Great Depression. She paints Jacob Jankowski's as a miserable elderly man in a nursing home telling the adventures of his youth in the circus; full of grief, abuse and love. There are two quotes, “When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It’s fate.” and, “Life is the most spectacular show on earth.” These sum up the book's themes of true love and that life is full of unending adventure, illusion, and discovery.
Same as Chris, Fuckhead is yearning for some normal relationships. He wants to be wanted. However, no one ever teaches him how to love or be loved. Eventually, he develops an abnormal habit—stalking on a Mennonites woman and her husband and observing how normal people live their lives. He also emphasizes he has a zealous lust to watch them having sex—the primitive way of demonstrating love.
The Knight is the first of all the pilgrims to share his unique tale. In his story, inmates Palamon and Arcite love Emily, but they hate each other. Dramatic irony occurs after Arcite’s prison release, when he works in disguise for Emily's family. Palamon escapes the jail and finds Arcite on Emily's property. The two men pray to Greek gods for Emily's love and hand in marriage, but Emily secretly prays to stay single until she finds true love.
After Holden makes a date with Sally, he sees her and he describes, “I didn’t even like her much, and yet all of the sudden I felt like I was in love with her and wanted to marry her” (138). Holden states several times throughout the novel that men that do not really like women but still go out with them are phony. Holden contradicts himself as he says this about Sally, ultimately showing that he is a phony himself. After Holden gets into a fight with Stradlater, Holden explains, “I’m a pacifist, if you want to know the truth” (52). Minutes after Holden acts with extreme temper against Stradlater, and even attempts to punch him, he explains how he is a pacifist.
Before this all happened he was flirting with a girl he did not intent to marry, and therefore he thinks that her mother, who was not pleased with his flirting, was the cause of the loss of his nose. While Kovaliov was occupied with confronting the mother to blame her, his nose was enjoying his new more privileged life. After two weeks, the nose surprisingly comes back to Kovaliov. After the reunion with his nose, he goes around town and feels smug about the size of his nose compared to others . The story seems nonsense and it is meant to be seen in a symbolic fashion.
Not only does he “stop” when girls ask him to on his double dates with Stradlater, but he also evades being intimate with a prostitute and instead lies about recovering from “an operation… a ways down the spinal canal” (Salinger 96). His struggles with sex also portray the trouble he has with establishing close relationships in general, and reflects his emotional and social isolation from those around him. The fact that he remains a virgin represents not only alienation but also protection from an action symbolic of adulthood. Holden also consistently sets himself apart from his peers, who represent the transition between growth and maturity, and who, in Holden’s eyes, are no different from “phony” adults. He realizes that his peers are growing up, and are slowly being “molded” into beings of society.
Whereas Romeo and Juliet both fallen in love quickly during the masquerade and feast. Where Romeo try to sneak in the feast of his family’s enemy Capulet just to move-on to the girl that he is deeply in love, a woman who does not return his affections. Meanwhile, Romeo sees Juliet from the distance entering the entranced and instantly he falls in love with Juliet and he forget all about Rosaline. Unlike the movie “The Fault In Our Stars” Hazel felt hesitant about Augustus at first. However, Hazel’s parent force her to go cancer support group and to deal with her depression, yet she never knew that just after the support group meeting is done, she met Augustus Waters with cancer and has only one leg.
Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.”(act 1, scene 4, lines 27&28)This quote shows how young men be harsh with you, so when you are in a relationship you are ready to get hurt because boys are still not mature enough. Dezma Grainer’s article “Getting a grasp on teenage ‘love’ can be complicated” states how teenagers think love is easy and how they think it’s true love. Teens often think they are in love because of social media and movies that influence teenagers. “As far as many teenagers are concerned, love always seems to be in the air. But is isn’t really love?
Both the audience and Friar Lawrence are surprised by this, as only twenty four hours earlier Romeo was in love with Rosaline and depressed that she did not love him back. According to the TED Talk: “Insight into the Teenage Brain,” the area of the brain that anticipates major consequences is still developing in teenagers (Galvan). Therefore, Romeo and Juliet seem to rush into marriage because of their inability to think about any possible negative outcomes. Their underdeveloped prefrontal cortex may cause them to focus more on the
He moves on from Rosaline and is already interested in Juliet. He totally rebounds from her and is falling for Juliet. Also, Juliet is immature in relationships because she says, “I will not fail; 'tis twenty years till then” (2.2.171). She basically says that she will send servants but that it will feel like twenty years until Nurse brings back news from Romeo, about the wedding. Readers see in this excerpt that Juliet is dramatic which shows everyone that she is juvenile.
This book exists in two settings, one in the nursing home of ninety year old Mr. Jankowski, and the other flashback to sometime in the late 1920s early 1930s where young Mr. Jankowski is in the beginning of the great depression and prohibition. This book mostly takes place in a flashback of Jacob on the traveling circus. The setting is very important because one of the major conflicts they face is money due to the depression, which ultimately leads to the downfall
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.”- (dictionary). Sir Gawain expresses his thoughts and advices his audience that it is ok to love woman but never believe their stories nor fall for for their seduction otherwise a permanent scar will be carried upon sinners.
His father had been accepting of his sexuality while his mother often referred to him with pejorative labels, such as “fag.” With being gay Sonny had said it has caused him the trouble of loneliness. Despite his lifelong difficulties with social adjustment, after graduating high school, he then decided to attend a college to take introductory courses. Yet during his freshman year, Sonny had decided to smoke marijuana leaving him to believe it damaged his brain. He soon dropped out of college and took a career as a janitor which allowed him to work alone and required a limited amount of social interaction. Risk