Back to The Mighty, Kevin and Max realized that they had something in common. They were outcasts and were always being bullied because they were “freaks”, but they were proud. Also, they were both abandoned by their fathers at a young age. When Kevin died because of his illness, Max became very sad, but later on, he wrote his own book and realized that their relationship still exists, because he ended his book drawing a picture of a grave at the bottom of the lake, and on the grave, it said “Here lies King Arthur, Once and Future King”, and that King Arthur story was a symbol of Kevin. That picture was also a symbol of Kevin because at the beginning of the movie, Kevin said, “Every word is part of a picture.
ENGLISH STANDARD-INTO THE WORLD As the story begins 21 weeks after the accident Tom is in a state of shock and grief. He is constantly numb with despair. He restrains all his pain silently inside and is reluctant to continue his life shown through the statement “Bad thoughts... suffocated any hope I had of getting my life back.” The uses of flashbacks show his memories of Daniels previously erratic behaviour, “He just got away with it”. He constantly recalls the accident, “I was sucked deeper into that long black tunnel”. When Tom received an email from Matt, he deletes it, as he cannot express the overpowering emotions he kept inside.
The valley of ashes emulates this moral decay through the unpleasant events that take place there. Nick recognizes the fragile state of George Wilson after he uncovers the truth of Myrtle’s infidelity, “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world, and the shock had made him physically sick” (124). George is stricken with “shock” upon apprehending the grave news. Myrtle had taken advantage of her husband’s trusting disposition as she fluttered carelessly into “another world” of wealth and glamor. Morality aside, she “[walks] through her husband as if he were a ghost” (26), completely disregarding his emotions.
After a time of hard work, on a stormy night, his creation came to life but he was frighten by its sight and fell ill. He then gets nursed back to health but before he returns home his father give tongue to his brother’s murder. Victor begins to fear his own creation, but later come in contact with the creature and faces its questions. The creature recites of his experiences since the day of his creation when he was
“D”: Roger Chillingworth Roger Chillingworth, Hester Prynne’s, deformed husband, slowly transforms into what many call the Black Man. Chillingworth’s transformation, ultimately detrimental to Reverend Dimmesdale’s health, began once he questioned the reverend about sin, and his obsession did not, “set him free again until he had done all” of his searching (117). He leeched info out of poor Dimmesdale every day until, “there was a fiend at his elbow” his own self (155)! Chill., hired to help nurse Dimm. back to health, actually took more years off his life.
Joe’s father falls into a deep black hole of no return and in the end takes his own life in his shed. As a result, Joe learns nothing from his father except for the feeling of abandonment and how suicide is the ‘easy way out’. Joe feels cheated by his father too. Elijah and Walt, having both experienced Post Traumatic Stress have come to forgive themselves and have used Joe and Thao to finally let themselves free and in Walt’s situation something that has been bottling up for years and years. From this, both young boys learn about courage, the preciousness of life and about forgiveness.
His hopes of marriage and building a loving new home were crushed after Lydia’s tragic betrayal, when Romulus’s vulnerability to his inner demons was revealed. Raimond describes his father’s condition as “personal disintegration” by which Romulus’s moral world collapsed in the face of what he saw as an incomprehensible situation. He was simply unable to believe that Lydia could present such dishonesty. During his stay in hospital and throughout his continuing illness at Frogmore, the superstitions and hallucinations of evil spirits ruled his life for a time. This life-altering episode aggravated his mental disorder and left him, “unable to whistle or sing with his former innocence and delight in life”.
Amir felt the reason Baba was always distant and seemed cut off, was because he was torn inside after the death of his beloved wife, which Amir had killed at delivery. “It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...” This evidence shows how the one event at twelve years old has molded his entire life. “I became what I am today at the age of twelve.” At twelve years old Amir witnessed the rape of his childhood friend and brother Hassan. This example shows that Amir felt his entire life was shaped by the memory of the rape that happened at twelve years old. Amir lived the rest of his life trying to deal with the guilt and hide from the memory of that horrific
Victor mentions his upbringing ; “ No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself”(Shelley 120). Victor had grown up with loving parents who were “ possessed by the very spirit of kindness and indulgence”(16), wealth and also knowledge which he had the opportunity to pursue. Victor at the end of the book is no longer the person he was before but someone who seemed to be what was left of Victor Frankenstein, an apparition. This downfall is due to his ambition. After isolating himself from everybody for two months while creating his monster, his health started to deteriorate, and in the end died alone.
He is the character who recalls the events as a now 27 year old successful writer and father. Gordie lives his younger years full of denial and much uncertainty. His parents tried to cope with the loss of their older child Denny who was killed in a car accident, but this continued to devastate them. Their struggle with this loss had long term effects on their relationship with Gordie, as he sees himself often as the forgotten child, ‘I had become the invisible boy’. Gordie has fonder memories of his times in the ‘Secret Tree House’, where the boys would spend their