Boo Radley is a mysterious recluse who was known for being a delinquent as a teenager. Many people in Maycomb believed the fabrications made about Boo because he isolated himself, a predilection that was unacceptable in Maycomb (Lee 11). The town created a fictitious profile of Boo and misjudged him. In the beginning of the novel, Boo Radley was portrayed as a monster that sparked the interest of Scout and Jem as they made various attempts to try to get Boo to leave his house. As the novel progresses, Scout and Jem realized that “Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time … because he wants to stay inside" (Lee 304).
In the book “The Graveyard Book” a guy named Nobody is to live in a graveyard. His family was killed by the foundation of the Jacks for their magic. When he survives, the group goes furious and want to find him and kill him, especially Jack Frost because he had already failed once and doesn 't want to fail again. When years go by, Nobody learns simple school things, like reading and writing. However he wants to learn more.
Their target was a cruel man, and writer that worked for the same publisher as Nicholas. Nicholas despised the man because he had stolen one of Nicholas’ storylines and published it as his own and of course Scarlet was willing to help because she also loathed this abusive man. They choose a night when thunder and lightning were booming outside, and they knew the victim would be alone at home writing. There were many eerie sounds that night that came from the streets and suspicious figures who perched outside the man’s window. Just as they planned, the lights suddenly flickered out from the storm, which is when Nicholas and Scarlet silently moved into the old, creepy house.
Victor Frankenstein is a deeply troubled man who lost his mother at a young age, which left him with an obsession with life and death. He gave up his health, family and friends in order to study bringing people back to life and that consumed him. Even after his science professors encouraged him not to, he continued to pursue his search but his end result, the monster was not at all what he intended on creating and was appalled at his creation and spent the rest of his life hunting it down. Victor had a degree of innocence about him which was ripped away by the monster. Mary Shelley made the reader's question if ignorance is bliss, because if Victor had discontinued his studies on reanimating the dead then he would have never made the monster
That demonstrates to be comfort, to be “naked”, was against society but they wanted to be naked to prove they can change the way to see things. “Once he locked me in and was gone three days. It was dreadful lonesome; I judged he had got drowned” (Twain 26). This means that Huck was tired of being inside and wanted to go out and get away of the cabin. He wanted to be free because he felt like a slave.
When John decides to live alone in a lighthouse his life become the most isolated and exiled it has been in the entire novel. John cannot deal with the ideas of the New World so he takes part in a form of self punishment to rid himself of the impurities of the New World by whipping himself. This only draws more attention to himself and his lighthouse which was the complete opposite of what he wanted in the first place. John eventually feels so horrible and terrified of what he's become he hangs himself only to be discovered by more reporters coming back the next day to find him. In Brave New World John the Savage plays a role of never being able to fit in no matter where he goes.
He realizes that “the secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude” (199). He took his solitude to a new extreme when he decided to bar the door to his workshop and was never to be seen again except for the rare sightings at the street door where he would sit (228). Like with the ten-foot circle, Colonel Aureliano is using this self-inflicted isolation in his workshop as a way to separate himself from people that care for him and those that he used to love. Colonel Aureliano’s condition only worsens when his seventeen sons are hunted down and murdered; he had begun to develop a sort of love for his children and it is said that, like with the death of his wife, he was not filled with sorrow but instead experienced blind rage (240). This event worsens his incapability of love because just as he is starting to feel his own type of love for a group of people again, they are brutally taken away from him.
The Pearl went from a shining object to an evil and dark one that needed to be destroyed. When Kino’s house and boat were destroyed Kino became sad and emotional, as we see in this passage, “They sat silently all day in the darkness of the house.” In this time, The Pearl became Kino’s life and everything he was doing involved it as you can see here, “ ‘This pearl has become my soul,’ said Kino. ‘If I give it up I shall lose my soul. '” Kino knew The Pearl was only bringing trouble but still wanted to get something out of it so he set off for the capital. It was on his way to the capital where he knew the Pearl was completely evil.
The Author and His Times: “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you” is the saying the author of the novel The Alchemist has lived by. Paulo Coelho, his childhood to coming of age an be best compared to the fantasy of magical world of his character whom he brought to life, the shepherd, Santiago. Forty-one and desperate, Coelho was coming to realization that his novel The Alchemist wasn’t working, with his original publisher decided to cut him loose and cancelled their contract. And sure enough, the one and only thing that kept him from moving forward was all of him, heart and soul. “I was living my own metaphor.
However, the cruelty amongst the prisoner’s is something that we only read about in Night. Instead of the prisoners working together during this horrid time they turned against one another and became the evil ones themselves. An important passage in the Novel is when a Kapo says to Elie, “Here, every man has to fight for himself and not think of anyone else……Here, there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends. Everyone lives and dies for himself alone.” (???). This quote is something that I am glad that Elie remembers being said to him.
Equality 7-2521 doesn’t like what the council of vocations assigned his job for the rest of his life. He was always different from his brothers and people look at him like. Equality 7-2521 always wanted to be apart of the home of the scholars and learn more things. While doing his job equality sees an a dark tunnel that lead to thing from the unmentionable. He sneaks off to the tunnel to mess with this box that he found while roaming the tunnels one night.Equality 7-2521 would steal stuff from the home of the scholars and would read the books.