Running into headlights. Running into the silence of death.” The anaphora of ‘running’ highlights his emotional devastation which shows Tom's paranoia and frustration in the initial stages of the novel. As a result of the crisis, Tom responds adversely to a new start at Coghill. 3. The motif of darkness is frequently used to demonstrate a condition of misery and downhearted: “There aren’t words to say how black and empty pain felt.
The protagonist, who was keen to remove himself from the rat and lice infested trenches, enrolled himself in a bombardment of the German’s, with little knowledge of what he was getting himself in to. The protagonist was experiencing the concept of ‘Kill or be killed’, had a German soldier at the end of his bayonet and his howling had unnerved him. His rifle stood between him and death and the decision to leave unarmed and possibly die or kill the soldier and survive was to be made. The emotional turmoil was unbearable and the pulling of the trigger was excruciating. Even after this ordeal and the shock, the protagonist was still able to sympathise with the dead German’s soldier’s brother.
In the first stanza, Owen presents the idea that the personal struggles faced every moment on the front line are extremely underestimated, immeasurably terrifying and “obscene”. It seems more realistic when the story is told from a first person narrative; it allows us, the readers, to imagine what it would feel like if “we” were in the trenches and fighting on the front line. That understanding makes us realise the cruel situation that was, for them, an everyday occurrence from which they had no escape. The determination of the soldiers that they “limped on” even when they were “asleep”, “had lost their boots”, were “lame”, “blind”, “drunk with fatigue” and “deaf” to their “distant rest” makes it almost seem as if they were unbreakable; their defiance against anything thrown in their path was god-like and shows an unwavering sense of honour, as they “marched” and “cursed through”, for the fate of all those left at home. The distant rest could represent the end of the war, so far out of their sight, or the release of an untimely death.
Should kids play football? Football is an amazing sport and it is an American tradition but the game is so risky. Football is a great sport but kids should not be able to play football because the game is just so dangerous. Many parents and kids are really considering their decisions to play football. Seeing how the game truly is such a risk.
Owen then goes on to describe how the mental trauma becomes worse. “In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, he plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.” This tells us the soldiers mind is haunted by the sight of his fellow soldier dying from the horrible gas. He is dramatizing this scene some time after it occurred, and his dreams are still filled with this unforgettable sight, which becomes a regular nightmare for the soldier. Wilfred Owen wrote this to shock the reader, and to make the reader think about what
Shields explores his mind and creates a very interesting and skilful characterisation of a very strange man whose obsession is spiralling out of control. Larry is introduced to the reader as a man whose interest in mazes is described as “a passion, an obsession.” The blunt and sharp nature of this sentence enforces the nature of his interest. However, this does not mean he is willing to confide or admit this with others. The fact that he finds the word obsession “too boxy and broad for the round cavity of his mouth” highlights how awkward he feels around the topic and how unwilling he is to call it an obsession even though deep down he probably knows that it is. This is because he knows that it will not be regarded as normal in the highly conformist society he finds himself in.
Also, he doesn’t like the citizens of other countries. Second example is that, in the golf area, the old golfer said that “Miserable and poor man cannot go into the golf field.” Actually, he said this sentence to D-fens. Therefore, he shows his anger again: he draws his gun and threatens the old golfer. As we can see from two examples, mental breakdown of D-fens is the result of his circumference. He behaves so rude and violent that it shows “the Falling Down of one person”.
Although his actions are very insane, they can be seen as rational to reader considering hedonism. Devotion to pleasure, hedonism, makes Dorian be deceitful about his true self by deflecting the attention of the public from the mad man to the beautiful and intelligent gentlemen. Dorian is, young, sensitive, and emotional, meaning that he is susceptible to manipulation. Lord Henry takes advantage of that opportunity and gives Dorian the yellow book; this book opens up the world of hedonism and aestheticism which eventually turns his young life into an eternal oblivion of misery. Dorian develops a fear of aging so he tries to live his life as if it was his last day on earth.
The purpose of chapter one, Fitzgerald introduces the reader the key theme of the novel, which will become prevalent throughout: the division between gender and social class. Furthermore, Fitzgerald introduces us to the major characters through Nick’s narration and perception. The first character we are introduced to is Nick Carraway, the narrator. The reader immediately knows that they are reading from his observation and perspective and so the novel is written through Nick’s memory. Fitzgerald aims to build a sense of trust and so portrays characters as well educated and enlightened, as such that Nick is ‘inclined to reserve all judgments’ and being ‘privy to the secret grief of wild, unknown men’.
I like it, he thought, I don’t like it…Charles Halloway saw but chose not to see,” it says on page 41. Ray Bradbury often makes the narration of the story much more personal, making it seem as if we were inside the characters’ heads, thinking what they think. This unique diction creates a comparably unique tone. Ray Bradbury’s tone always seems excited. The combination of short, choppy sentences, the long-winded sentences, and the repetition makes for a tense atmosphere about his words.