It is large with a newly acquired echo, like a theatre; be it one devoid of cast, set and script. Floors are floors and walls are walls, distinguished plainly by the battered skirtings. Her footsteps feel empty and queer; noise seems to play differently. Entering the sitting room, geometric shafts of late afternoon sun arrive on the floor, curious as to the whereabouts of the furniture on which they had previously rested. An expected smell of oak is overpowered by a lingering odour of perspiration, and that of boxes, tape and newspaper.
He drank to make his problems go away and he had meaningless sex to make himself feel better , but it didn’t! Curly would come for him soon but he didn't know when , he could only bide his time. As george walked down the street he noticed that it was surprisingly empty, he walked home alone with the Curly constantly on his mind. George was in the barn cleaning out the horses stables, He just couldn’t stop looking over his shoulder , he was so worried that it made him slip on the wet surface of the stable floor, he hit his head on one of the stables gates and blacked out. He awoke to a dark, barely lit room , he tried to stand up but his hands and feet were tied to the chair he was sitting on.”WHERE AM I ?
This compliments perfectly the boy's imagination that he is "carrying his chalice safely through a throng of foes." when the boy enters the bazaar, he recognizes "a silence like that which pervades a church after a church service." This image makes the bazaar feel gloomy, like the boy doesn't really want to be there. He is undeterred and catches an empty train to reality. He finds Araby much like North Richmond Street, empty and dark with few people.
I’m lonely in a dark concealed room, covered in someone or something’s blood splatter. All I can smell is dust and death, I witnessed, I saw, I know. Everything is silent, not even a mouse creeping, no life at all. My heart was experiencing an adrenalin rush, I could hear the sound of my own breathing. Whoever he is, he’s got me.
Lennie does not know his own strength, reacts to trouble when he is scared Idioms- “old lady” (p.53), “throw a litter” (p.58), “punk” (p.62), “cut off his wind” (p.63) Allusions- Luger, phonograph, fence picket, Golden Gloves Chapter 4- 66. Crooks was alone, living by himself and able to leave his personal possessions lying around 67. Loneliness- people kept their distance from Crooks because he was black 68. Loneliness- Lennie also quite alone in the world- only friend is George and tries to make friends with Crooks 69. Lennie- a genuinely nice person, has nice smile that tempted Crooks to let him in 69.
Haha. Patton’s first paragraph was definitely true. We Americans hate losing, hate losers, any of that. His second, though seeming like it is going to be horrible from the beginning talking about death and all, is a caring one. He tells his soldiers not to fear death, which coming from Patton, was probably a comfort.
Francesca Garcia Mrs. Welsh 6th Period 21 September 2012 The Weaknesses of Knowles’ Two Main Characters Just as the great Mark Twain said,” we all live in the protection of certain cowardice which we call our principles.” In A Separate Peace, young boys lives are recorded at Devon Prep School. Living in a protected environment has its perks, especially with a war going on. Yet the young men were weak; they were feeble in character, handicapped in the skills of handling a real world situation. Incapable of controlling their over the top emotions or scenarios that would make anyone drop to their knees and weep. Both of the main characters, Gene and Phineas, are equally weak, but only because of what they were exposed to or
Gaffney highlights John’s alienation because of the new world’s discouragement for Shakespeare. The awkward situation leaves him embarrassed, beginning his isolation from modern society. John’s entire life has been spent in solitude reading Shakespeare. Suddenly immersed in a society in which his behavior is completely taboo, John finds himself even further separated from the community than he was on the reservation. Bernard observes that John may never be able to completely assimilate into this environment, “partly on his interest, being focused on what he calls ‘the soul’ which he persists in regarding as an entity independent of the physical environment” (158).
Throughout the novel Brett is symbolised as the troubled teenager who overcomes his ignorance. In “Raw” we live through the eyes of Brett, as he battles with the institutional social behaviours while he desperately tries to cling onto his “Bad-Kid” social status. “Monk” uses a lot of techniques, themes and colloquial language to create a life-like and realistic portrayal of modern characters. In the third chapter of “Raw”, Brett is alone in the dormitory after just arriving at the farm. He sneaks around the other rooms looking for cash or anything
The boy from “Araby” was alone, with this feeling that he could not make sense of because his faith tells him that they are a sin. Something similar happened with Nickles as Sebacher says, “That night, unable to sleep, Nickles drove his Nova out to her house. The house was completely dark and vacant-looking, but he knew she was there. He felt as though all the light had left the world, which was not an entirely unpleasant feeling, somehow. The loneliness of interstellar space, he said to himself-a line from Ulysses Robert [his best friend] often recited” (Sebacher 1).