“Shaking in every limb, I groped my way back to the wall- resolving there to perish rather than risk the terrors of the wells, of which my imagination now pictured many in various positions about the dungeon” (Poe, Pit 3). The narrator is frightened of what might happen to him while in the dungeon. He is in fact so frightened that in his imagination there have already been thoughts about what might happen to him if he is held captive any longer. “The disease sharpened my senses – not destroyed – not dulled them” (Poe, Heart 657). The eye symbolizes having an eye for the ultimate truth; with the ultimate truth the narrator can calmly tell the readers the whole story (Ki, 2).
George kills him because he believes that if anyone should have to kill him it should be him. George ends up sending him out happy thinking of tending rabbits. Lennie starts a chain reaction of total chaos and rage between him, George, and Curley. When the title Of Mice and Men was chosen by John Steinbeck, the significance was to show that everything has a flaw. Nothing ever lasts forever and never will.
Eventually John cracks and goes insane for a moment resulting in a blackout; “He lay awake for a moment, blinking in owlish incomprehension at the light; then suddenly remembered—everything” (258). The moment of insanity when John attacks Lenina with his whip is his last moment of alienation and enrichment. The alienation is too much for him to handle, while his enrichment causes him to come to a striking realization. John does not belong anywhere in the new world. He has always been an outcast and always will be.
What [they] [said] or [did] [didn’t] matter, only feelings matter. If they could make [Winston] stop loving [Julia] that would be the real betrayal." Sure enough Winston was tortured with his greatest fear, rats were to eat his face, and it was in that moment he decided he didn’t care what happened to Julia as long as he didn’t have to endure his own punishment. After his epiphany Winston was released back into the world. When he saw Julia again she had described that "they
They make Macbeth feel over confident with visions full of double meaning, which easily fools him into a state of content and invincibleness. They first capture his attentions when calling him the thane of Glamis (his original title) and thane of Cawdor. He doesn’t understand the second title, as there is already a thane of Cawdor, but is then informed that the King has appointed Macbeth thane of Cawdor because the previous thane of Cawdor is executed for treason. When Macbeth inquires about the prophesies coming true, Banquo tells him “...But ‘tis strange. / And oftentimes, to win us to out harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/ Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s/ In deepest consequence” (I.iii.121).
Winston endures physically and psychologically tortures from O’Brien, but at last Winston betrays his own beliefs and supports the Big Brother, “He loved Big Brother” (298). After all the betrays from O’Brien and Julia, Winston cannot trust anyone anymore. This creates Winston’s mood of loneliness by staying in the society which no one is trustable. Eventually, this leads to Winston’s self-betrayal which means the Party successfully “cures” Winston to orthodoxy party member. Evidences of Winston thinks and acts as orthodoxy party member are “Almost unconsciously he traced with his finger in the dust on the table: 2+2=5” (290), “Winston was listening to the telescreen” (287), and one of the symbolic events is Winston plays chess alone, because this is what orthodoxy party members do.
This reveals his sacrificial, committed selflessness to Huck. For example, when Huck and Jim find a floating house, Jim tells Huck to “[c]ome in…but [not to] look at his face- [because] it’s too gashly” (48). Jim is also righteously angry and scared when Huck plays tricks on him and causes him stress with his immature jokes. Jim feels very afraid when Huck “gets lost” as he explains to Huck that “…[h]is heart wuz mos’ broke bekase [Huck] wuz los’, en [Jim] didn’ k’yer no mo’ what become er [Huck] en de raf’” (80). Of course, another of Jim’s qualities rises to the surface here as the reader sees him forgive Huck.
1984 I think the book 1984 by George Orwell the type of government is totalitarain. Totalitarain is ruled by a single political party, political party, people forced to do what the government wants, people may be prevented from leaving the country. Big Brother is the ruler of Oceania many people are unaware of the totalitarian government they are beeing run by, but some people know that Big Brother is lying to them, controlling what they do, say, and is watching their ever movement. In the story Big Brother watches everyone and listens to all their conversations through tell screens. This to me shows a very controlling government also when Big Brother brain washes the people to think that what they say is true.
(Edgar, np) His life was spiraling out of control. (Edgar, np) This influence can also be seen in the “Cask of Amontillado”. The character playing montressor, driven by his insanity led him to plan a horrible death for fortunado. “A succession of loud and shrill screams didn’t stop him from continuing to build the wall. (Poe, Cask 202) in the end he feels no guilt and says “In Pace Requiescat” (Poe, Cask
Democracy: Useful or repetitive as through the eyes of Big Brother The novel 1984, written in 1949, is a fictional story of a ruthless and all controlling totalitarian government and how one man challenges the ways of life and the ideas of the government he is strictly bound by. This story is famous for its ideas on government and what humanity truly is. One notices that despite being written many years ago, the setting could essentially take place in any modern time period. Readers also find themselves questioning their own beliefs on government due to the questions and reasoning that the book raises. Questions such as- Is democracy actually stable?