Secondly, the poem “I Can Stand Him No Longer” also incorporates and develops the thematic topic of guiltiness all along. In the poem, the man states “A heavy conscience will always make what’s hidden revealed” In this situation, the man means to say that a strong feeling, in this case, guilt, can make what 's hidden revealed to everyone. So, the author uses an Oxymoron which in this case, is “conscience” to convey to the reader that there is a deeper level of truth in this sentence. And that by saying “conscience,” the author does not mean any random feeling but instead, is trying to signal the reader that the man is referring to the specific feeling of guiltiness.
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell reflects the idea of “double consciousness” through the mind of a character, Helen’s adoptive brother, who commits suicide. The preoccupation is not revealed until the family finds the diary coping with the experiences he has confronted before and after he sets the meeting to meet his biological mother in Korea, and afterward, it leads to the suicide. Cottrell describes the scene where Helen’s brother talks about “double consciousness” and how terrified he is through the descriptive details and the journal style of writing. The narrative style arouses the reader’s interest and the sense of being the witness while collecting the pieces of evidence along with Helen.
At the end of the novel, the boy remembers this encounter and recognizes that “if he hadn’t believed in the significance of recurrent dreams, he would not have met the Gypsy woman” (Coelho, 165). Furthermore, this may have also foreshadowed the constant challenges that Santiago would face when it came to keeping his faith in God. By the same token, he also experiences a divine encounter with the old man. After analyzing the novel as a whole, this meeting is probably the most obvious example of God’s direct guidance for Santiago. Slightly annoyed at the old man at first, the boy comes to understand the purpose of his presence once he reads what the old man had written in the sand.
Creating the Innocent killer Creating the innocent killer by John Kessel is a narrative essay stating his opinion about the book Ender 's Game By Orson Scott Card. Every book has a general theme that the author intends for the reader to learn. This theme can be interpreted in many ways, sometimes bringing controversy to the subject. Ender’s Game, written by Orson Scott Card, is claimed to be a work of moral fiction. Card believes he is teching through his book that the morality of an act is based solely on the intentions of the person acting.
In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the protagonist, learns basic manners and expectations of society and religion. However, his drunkard father, who is rarely ever home, returns home only to abuse Huck. This led to Huck faking his death and running away from his dad and thus running away from society. During this journey, Huck is skeptical with many taught norms of society and decides to believe in superstitions. Lawrence Kohlberg developed a theory about the three stages of moral development, pre-conventional, conventional and post-conventional morality.
In the novel “Cathedral” By Raymond Carver, many themes and motifs are subtlety hinted throughout, a major motif that stood out to me was the presence of sight throughout the story and what deeper meaning it has towards the characters. “Cathedral” is a short story about a dissatisfied man who timidly allows his wife’s old friend stay at their house after his wife passes away. The man’s name is Robert and he happens to be blind this unsettles the narrator because of his preconceived notions and expectations of what a blind person should be like. As the story goes on the reader realizes that maybe the narrator may be the one who actually cannot see the world around him, which leads to an Epiphany. Blindness is a dominant motif in this story, and it serves multiple metaphorical functions.
Miles is not the typical popular high school guy and he is anti-social, his hobby is to read biographies but he just reads them to find out what the person said before he died, Miles explains with these words the reason why he likes people’s last words: “But a lot of times, people die how they live. And so last words tell me a lot about who people were, and why they became the sort of people biographies get written about.” Along the story Miles faces many interesting challenges that will help to have a better understanding of his personality and the different stages in his life over time.
He begins to tell a story in which he defends his sanity, despite having killed an elderly man because he felt uncomfortable by the way his eye looked. He had no desire for money but rather the fear that gave him the eye of a faint blue of the elderly. He emphasizes once again that he is not crazy, that their deliberate actions and measures are not those of a madman, although those of a criminal. Every night the narrator goes to the house of the old man and secretly observed the man sleeping and when morning comes behaves as if everything was perfectly normal and he is very proud of this. After a week repeating this activity, the narrator decides that it's time to kill the old man.
As a wise man once said, “Hatred can last for a year while guilt can last for an eternity.” In A Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe, the author describes a person's carefully organized plan to get rid of an old man’s eye, but soon realizes that his plan is ruined and guilt is brought into his life. In “I Can Stand Him No Longer” by Raphael Dumas, the poem explains a man’s secret distaste for another, that when publicly announced is turned to embarrassment and shame. Both the poem and the short story focus on the idea of guilt, and they both send the message that hate leads to one revealing their actions and secrets. The authors of the two stories develop this idea of guilt in a very similar way of syntax and conflict.
Furthermore, Giovanni’s death acts as a plot and character convenience that allows David to quarantine love to the past. James Baldwin follows all of the morality rules demanded from popular queer fiction of the 1950s, but what sets the story apart is how the plot arrives at Giovanni’s death. Instead of being dissuaded from exploring and acknowledging his sexuality because of fear and cautionary warning, David is left incapable to love at the end because he can’t imagine loving anybody with the intensity he loved Giovanni. However, David does continues to struggle with his sexuality throughout the final page of the novel, and the death of Giovanni does not allow David to put this issue behind him. Perhaps the greatest statement Baldwin could have made with Giovanni’s Room would be to tell us anything of David’s life after Giovanni’s death, but tastefully and cautiously, he instead refrains.
That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth mainly” (5). From the beginning we know that Huck is the narrator and Mr. Mark Twain is the author and that it is all right if you didn’t read the other novel. In doing so we feel as though a little boy is giving us his story, as it should be. This story will be the true story narrated by Huck Finn unfiltered. Huck for instance learns that “Moses had been dead”
Just like Poe and Hinton another author uses his writing and novels to express his life to readers. Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, expresses his experience and sacrifices throughout the Jewish way of life during the Nazi takeover and World War II. Wiesel didn 't just write the book for his own fame though. He brought many interesting reasons to make such a horrible event in history more clear in others eyes. Wiesel explains that one of the reasons for writing about his experience is to leave behind a legacy of words that will influence people and prevent history from repeating itself (Wiesel vii).
Can you imagine not being able to read your favorite book? Well, in a book named Fahrenheit 451 that’s how it is. This book was written by a man named Ray Bradbury with a theme that is developed through the story’s characters and their impact on the protagonist. The main character of this story is Montag, and the characters that influence Montag are his neighbor named Clarisse, his fire chief Captain Beatty, and a retired college professor named Faber. To begin, the character named Clarisse wasn’t like any sixteen year old girl, she actually thought about stuff and to wanted to know why certain things would happen.
“Mainly I remember arguing with him… and being told that I couldn’t do anything as well as he could,” Art tells his therapist. “No matter what I accomplish, it doesn’t seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz” (Spiegelman, “Maus II” 44). Learning about Vladek in Maus and the experiences that made him who he was, it’s easy to understand the strained relationships that Vladek had with his son and second wife. Maus I and II are infamous graphic books written by Art Spiegelman that draw out the story of Vladek living through the Holocaust. In the book, Vladek tells his stories to his son, explaining not only his life, but of the life of his friends and family, and the life of others living through the Holocaust and World War II.
Therefore, if we trace things back a little bit, we can clearly see that O’Brien is writing that way to express his fellow soldier’s sorrow of losing his best friend. His writing style is unique in a way that he doesn’t express the feelings just bluntly. He could just add words that emphasizes sadness, but instead, he added the act of his friend to show the underlying feeling about one during the war. Therefore, after reading about that chapter, people will say they were so cruel during the war, but if they think deeply, all chapter is about the writer’s friend grieving for his dead