The boy protects his father when his mother speaks badly of him. The young boy is naive and ignores the fathers lack of responsibility. This keeps the boys hope of becoming the idyllic father one day intact The relationship between the real father and his son is really controlled by expectations and the idyllic figure a father is to his son. We get the impression of the father´s lack of responsibility and capability of handling a child, through the mother’s comments on the father. The dad´s answers to the euphoric boy aren’t encouraging
Keller taught Paul 'life lessons', which was derived from his own life, plagued with suffering. Paul becomes fascinated with his past, and later discovers through Keller how hard a life he led after the death of his wife and child. Keller blamed himself for losing them, because like paul, he also had too much pride, and thought nothing would harm the family 'who played for hitler'. he was so hurt by his own arrogance that he wanted to kill himself. however, keller survives.
Gordie’s determination to overcome other’s expectations for him, leading to his success, is something which Kate never experienced, subsequently strengthening Gordie’s maturity but not Kate’s. Despite Gordie being overshadowed by his brother’s achievements and his parent’s belief that he will amount to nothing, as proved when his best friend Chris says, “Your dad doesn’t give a shit about you or your writing. Denny was the one he cared about and don’t tell me different.” (Stand by Me, 1986), he takes on the responsibility of his own future and
Similar to most of the poems in Birthday Letters, it is in free verse. A stream of consciousness, conveying the spill of emotions or arguably, the confusion entangled within Hughes’ relationship with Plath. Hughes begins to blame himself for the downfall of Plath in describing that she could have been saved by ‘the right witchdoctor’, implying that the right person could have been a form of medicine for her. The asyndeton slows the poem down, putting Hughes in a positive light in that he wants to hold on to his wife for as long as possible before the inevitable ending takes her from him. He highlights that the inevitability of the situation could not be changed, yet the verb ‘save’ expresses Hughes’ feelings of guilt.
INDIVIDUALISM IN DEAD POETS SOCIETY The movie Dead Poet’s Society explores the concept of individualism in great depth. The numerous conflicts that the characters face throughout the movie demonstrate the fundamental principles of existentialism and transcendentalism. Neil Perry’s suicide, for instance, illustrates the disturbing existential consequences that can transpire when an individual’s authority is allowed to prevail against tradition. On the other hand, however, the triumph of the individual spirit may sometimes have a positive outcome—as in the case of Knox Overstreet, an example of transcendentalism. When Knox becomes obsessed with a certain girl named “Chris”—without actually meeting her—he ends up risking his life to win her heart.
While that may have been the final contribution to his death, his tragic flaw is what is shown throughout the play. This flaw can be plainly stated as Romeo being far too impulsive. He seems to be driven by the idea of fate, and does not thoroughly think about his decisions. His character in the play thinks of life and love as such a quick thing, as if he is thinking to himself that if he doesn’t go with his instincts, his life will not be decent or respectable. When truthfully, these instincts are the origin of his dire choices, resulting in the end of his life.
Louise had this desperation to be free, the joy of finally getting to do as she desires, and a slap in the face of disappointment and anguish. In the beginning of Louise’s introduction into the story we understand that she has a heart condition and she is experiencing sadness at the news of her husband’s death (Chopin, Paragraph 3, 1894). This could be recognized as the individual’s haggard and waning condition that we put ourselves in to obtain a goal and how most efforts can become failures at the attempts to grasp it. Reality is full of trials and tribulations that we, individually, have or need to overcome to grow and find ourselves. When we admit defeat to these tests we are essentially giving up reason to live, to be happy, to love, and to dream.
Failure to complete what we desire leaves us in pain and grief at the present time, the outcome of the situation will bring us joy in the end. Not because we always like the outcome but because it was the right thing to do, this connects with George’s situation in the book. He and Lennie discuss big plans that he never believed would come true, George even admits it when he talks to Candy after they discover the corpse of Curley’s wife. George suspects already that he may have to kill Lennie, and he knows with all the men out to punish Lennie, his death is inevitable, following Candy’s statement that he had wished he had killed his own dog. Even though it hurts George, he realizes it is the best thing to do.
“Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, ‘Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ Don't be resigned to that.” What he means is that if one does not find his or her own opinion, they will never find it. In other words, men who live “silent” lives never learn how to properly experience and enjoy themselves because they are too busy conforming. Thoreau’s quote states how men lead lives without ever having their own “voice”.
The scene I am going to write about is situated very near the end of the play, and it deals nostalgia for the glory days concerning Billy Rice's career as music-hall performer, apathy, indifference, vacuity and lack of remorse concerning Archie Rice's way of living and behaviour. There is personal reproach for his nihilistic attitude on Jean's part, because she thinks he is harming the persons who appreciate him. Reproach and sorrow is also reflected when Jean tells Frank, her brother, about Archie's love affair with a young lady who is being manipulated in order to make her parents finance his old-fashioned and unsuccessful music-hall show. There is also pity and compassion when Jean says that Bill is too old and frail to take part in Archie's show in order to give it a boost. On the other hand, Archie's answer to Bill and Jean reflects bitterness and a sense of revenge, as he thinks Bill owes him something for having ruined his plans for using the young lady's parent's money for funding his career, as Bill has told them Archie is already married.