There are so many talks and thought which come from him are pessimistic. When he falls in love with Charlotte, he think he is incorrigible. And he gives an example about it. When he argues with Albert, he says :” The question, therefore, is, not whether a man is strong or weak, but whether he is able to endure the measure of his sufferings. The suffering may be moral or physical; and in my opinion it is just as absurd to call a man a coward who destroys himself, as to call a man a coward who dies of a malignant fever.
The next line states “Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,” (4) This line means that people selfishly seek out worldly possessions and that this occurrence seems to be a never-ending cycle in the world. The next line states “Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,” (5) Whitman is saying that he sees countless people and yet, they are each boring or immoral and have nothing to show for their life. The poem continues with the line “Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,” (6) this line means that Whitman feels as if he wasted so much of his life
An undivided and even forbidden love of Rebecca to Ivanhoe is really touching, tragic and sad and really one of the main lines in the novel. Brian de Bois-Guilbert as one of the main antagonists demonstrates all the agony of his soul, he suffers from his own depravity and sinfulness, in the end he becomes a victim of his own passions. Another main theme is concerned of Cedric the Saxon, there is no other character in the book more stubborn, taught and inexorable to his views. But during the development of his acquaintance with King Richard the stone of his persuasions and beliefs gives a crack and in the end he changes his views about the Normans and their relations with Saxons. Another wise lesson from Sir Walter
An ugly and insolent soldier is not to be praised. After describing Thersites ghastly appearance, Homer notes that “Achilles despised him most, Odysseus too”(2.257). These are the strong, intelligent, upper-class heroes that are seen throughout this poem, and that fact that they despise this man is meant to tell the reader something important: don’t root for
In response, King emphasized that justice is never timely, and the refusal to acknowledge equal rights was inhumane and regressive. Throughout the text, King utilized the values of his audience to gain sympathy and later on support. His use of diction and syntax would align his mission to God’s, and show that he was in the right and the clergymen were in the wrong. In his letter, King effectively used an extended periodic sentence that consisted of more than 300 words. The sentence has an extreme appeal to pathos, with such vivid imagery such
I have a hard enough time remembering the Ten Commandments yet alone the 613 laws required to be holy before God. This law is physically impossible to follow to the dot just because God is perfect and cannot sin. Therefor His people should be without sin in order to honor Him. Sadly though in Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” By this we know that no one has been able fulfill the
A good representation of this literary period is Jonathan Edward’s Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God. One line reads, “There is nothing that keeps wicked men, at any one moment, out of hell, but the meer pleasure of God.” The extreme rhetoric caused
The nature of Heaven and Hell has been analogously described in Quran many times. However, there are verses that say: “No one knows what has been kept hidden for them of comfort as a reward for what they used to do” (32:17). Accordingly, What Heaven and Hell are really like is far beyond our comprehension and so cannot be explained for us unless they are allegorical. The Relation between Earthly Life and Afterlife In fact, the earthly affairs of mankind here are not separable from those of hereafter; that is the other worldly destiny of a man is determined by himself in this world. Many verses of Quran indicate that the same good or bad deeds man commits in this life, will return to him, as their own reward or punishment, on the day of requital.
Most of the questions were left unanswered by Meursault, but the magistrate continued to attempt to obtain answers from the criminal. All of a sudden, topic of religion emerges and the magistrate asks Meursault if he believes in God, to which Meursault responds with a curt answer of a simply “no.” Meursault recollects, “That was unthinkable, he said; all men believe in God, even those who reject Him… ‘Do you wish,’ he asked indignantly, ‘my life to have no meaning?’” (Camus 42). The connotation of the magistrate’s question presents his exasperated reaction to Meursault’s shocking disbelief in God. By questioning Meursault about his own life’s meaning, the examining magistrate is implying that God is the source of rationality and meaning, so without God, one’s existence is meaningless. The word ‘unthinkable’ shows that it is unheard of and quite offensive for one to reject the existence of God, for rejecting God is like rejecting one’s own existence.
To Elie, these horrors standing in front of him were unrecognizable. Elie, a religious boy, a student of the Talmud is blown away. How could God possibly allow these atrocities to happen? He now characterizes God as a silent master of the universe. For a boy who had so much faith in God, believing He had the power to manipulate anyone or anything, why has he not done so to stop the Germans, and to stop their creations.
One can conclude that John can easily be assumed as a selfish hero, like many people in stories and people currently walking the earth. There is no pure hero, as everyone has to make a choice between bad and worse at some point. Keep the story of John Proctor in mind, and remember that even heroes have
In the novel, Holden mentions about the lunatic and “ like him ten times as much as the Disciples” (111). Holden is similar to the lunatic even though he is ignorant of it and doesn’t know the reasons for liking the lunatic. Firstly, the lunatic and Holden are both madmans. According to the bible, it states that “no man could bind him, no , not with chains” (Mark 5). The passage is saying that the lunatic is uncontrollable and no one can make the lunatic regain his sanity until the lord has arrived.