And the middle age waiter, who is the most detailed of the three, has a darker understanding of both of the other two characters. Hemmingway cleverly uses a combination of characters, tone, style, irony, and symbolism to portray his theme of the despair and dissatisfaction we feel from the realization that life has no meaning. Hemmingway uses three unnamed characters as his first element to illustrate the idea of despair. The first of which is an old man. He does not talk, only drinks at the café until he’s drunk, then leaves without paying.
“The Drunkard” Questions 1. The humor in this story appears when the son is thirsty and gets drunk off of his father’s drink. The humor arises because of the situation and because of the boy’s drunken observations of life. While drunk, the little boy seems to overreact to the situations, a problem that results from intoxication, and his overanalyzed perception of the occurrences are what is funny. It is funny when the boy begins to sing and sings even louder because he believes his father missed the point of his singing, and the fact that the boy is doing everything the drunken father would have done is humorous too.
What does the café represent for the two of them? • The older waiter is reluctant because he is obviously living with the guilt or shame of either committing something wrong or going through something bad/wrong when he was younger. The refrain expresses that the waiter does not believe in God and is not deeply religious. The older waiter understands the need for the café because he and the old man are both lonely people, so he empathizes with him. The café represents them both.
In the classic epic poem The Odyssey, Telemachus’ character is, in my opinion an extremely wise and patient man. While his father is away, he lacks the courage that he needs to stand up to the suitors until Athena comes to him and gives him the valor that he desires. Until he acquires that courage, however, he is particularly patient with the suitors. Most men today in a similar situation would not tolerate a fraction of these suitors for more than a few days. Furthermore, Telemachus’ cunning is outstanding even for a man of his time.
But in the end the father says, “if there had only been time to go up to my club” which tells us that the father is very self-centered and that the only thing he thinks of is him self and his life instead of getting to know his son. The son is getting more and more ashamed of his father, because of the way he behaves at the restaurants. In the beginning he was proud and he had high expectations to this meeting but know only an hour and a half later, he know that he will never see his dad again. While standing at a newsstand the father is doing it all over again. He is being rude to the seller and he is shouting at him.
And finally, throughout the return and reintegration, the narrator realizes his mistake, and refuses to go back to being the way he was previously. The monomythical structure of this essay is clearly defined by the actions and thoughts of the protagonist figure. During the separation in this story, the narrator tells how he has seen a man in the elevator at work have some kind of emotional breakdown. He explains how he did his best not to look at the other man, or make any indication that he had seen the man collapse on the floor, wracked with sobs. Because this isn’t a fairy tale, and there is no actual ‘adventure’ taking place, this can be viewed as the protagonist refusing to take on the quest he is being presented.
"If only they could send us something grownup ... a sign or something." shows that Ralph also feels that grownups are important in guiding them and that they are the most knowledgeable, having a solution to everything. However, at the end of the novel when an adult actually appears, he is very clueless and ignorant of what is happening even when told about the death and killings. When the whole island was burning, he could still “grin cheerfully at Ralph” and tried to be funny with him by asking “having a war or something?” Even during such a serious time when the boys were really having a war and the whole island was actually burning down, the officer could still make jokes and take things lightheartedly. This shows how ignorant he is and how he doesn’t understand the severity of this situation.
I think this was wrong of him because Mr Birling has made it in life and had it easy, he does not have to earn a living of a low wage so he doesn’t know what it is like for poor people. H is treating his workers unfairly, this shows how stubborn and greedy he can be. Then later on that same night Mr Birling was very inpatient with the
It’s certainly more entertaining than creating songs to the sounds of the cash register. He eagerly soaks up every minute of their presence until, climatically, the delinquency is brought to a screeching halt by Lengel. As the manager, he feels a duty to restore boring monotony and order to the store and therefore proceeds to dole out the proper reprimands. Sammy, fueled by hormones, adrenaline and a desire to break free from the mundane, decides to heroically quit his job right there on the spot in protest to the way the girls were treated. Quite different from what he had hoped for, his actions
Gatsby Essay F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of Great Gatsby, shows his life through the novel. Fitzgerald portrays the guests as reckless and careless which reflects the lives of the Fitzgerald's. The guests at Gatsby's and the Fitzgerald's parties were careless, reckless, and they were all inconsiderate drunks, it is ironic how similar Jay Gatsby and Scott Fitzgerald are. In a way Gatsbys guest had no class. They came to Gatsbys house uninvited, and didnt respect Gatsby or his belongings.