Following Oscar Grant as he performed his daily routine made it very easy to sit back and pay attention to what was occurring and the inevitable that would happen in the end. Another good observation Turan makes is how the director was not afraid to portray the flawed parts of the main character. "As much as "Fruitvale Station" makes no attempt to hide these things, it is also insistent that they do not define the man"(Turan 2013). Although this was not something I realized to be true until after reading this critic, I had to concur with Turan once again. Throughout the film we are continuously shown that Oscar Grant is not a perfect
But all my life had been made up of earnest, studious, thoughtful, quiet years, bestowed faithfully for the increase of mine own knowledge, and faithfully, too, though this latter object was but casual to the other,—faithfully for the advancement of human welfare. No life had been more peaceful and innocent than mine; few lives so rich with benefits conferred. Dost thou remember me? Was I not, though you might deem cold, nevertheless a man thoughtful for others, craving little for himself,—kind, true, just, and of constant, if not warm affections? Was I not all this?
This is particularly obvious in the balanced sentences he uses in his opening remarks. Brutus is a rational man and believes that other men can be persuaded by reason. He is anxious to justify himself. His speech is full of the word "I." He never once mentions Cassius or any of the other conspirators.
He defends him from the various reports by saying that they are ‘Nonsense’. This perception of the Lord is even stronger as he is very polite and calm while talking to Stevens, the lord does not stamp his authority even though he’s the boss. This also says that he is a very calm and soft man. But it can also be due to the fact that the topic is about Stevens’s father and the Lord does not want to offend Stevens in any way and that Stevens Sr. is older than him, so he is showing respect to his age. Even though all this is part of ongoing themes of regret and reminisce, there is not any important significance apart from showing the nature of Lord Darlington.
On top of this he is almost imprisoned by his ‘crooked’ back even though his isolation gives him the freedom to ‘leave his things about’ and to have personal space. This gives him power which he craves so much and is jealous of. This is the place where he feels he has power as opposed to when he exits it. In the other chapter Crooks opened the door ‘quietly’ and only put in his ‘lean negro head’. He is extremely polite, unlike the way he lashes out at Lennie shouting he’s ‘got a right to a light’.
It is evident the tranquillity and change within Hilliard- we can see how Barton has rubbed his optimistic attitude off on him. The idea that one man, can change another man’s perspective on life, entirely. Hilliard was always a quiet, awkward person who was known to never have enthusiasm about anything around him. Within Part one, Hilliard is described as “…slightly embarrassed…” when all Barton was doing was being friendly- expressing Hilliard’s lack of social-able skills and the awkwardness he had. The adverb “slightly” highlights that no other man would find it embarrassing but Hilliard did which was significant.
No political issues are discussed in such works, but his description of the frustrations and joys of being in love when that love is doomed to be thwarted makes compelling reading, and are excellent examples of the Petrarchan sonnet form. His contribution to
However, regardless of what critics say about Nick, he does gain credibility from the readers by showing that he is a trust worthy narrator. Nick shows his assurance to the reader by his moral upbringing as well as suiting reliable in his sense of not being biased. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, most of the characters tend to symbolize reckless people that only want to live in the “fast lane” and could care less about others. However, Nick Caraway, the narrator, sticks out from the crowd because he is good and neutral. This is partly due to the fact that Nick comes from the “friendly” “middle east” while the story takes place in the “snobby east”.
His sentences are always blunt and factual, there are never long describing words as Christopher thinks that it is far more logical to just say what you want to say without putting fancy adjectives in there. He also does not understand lies, and he does not like jokes because he thinks they are lies and lies aren’t the truth so they confuse him. Christopher changes in a slow way that a reader would only notice if they compared the Christopher at the start to the Christopher at the end of the novel. The development flows and does not suddenly happen; it progresses over the book. Christopher does not change an awful lot, but it is noticeable that his attitude has become slightly more lenient towards things he did not previously accept at the beginning of the novel.
In yasunari kawabata’s writing he really doesn’t shy away from melodramatic plots or grotesque people or characters, but at the same time he used an intensely compact and complex almost lyrical prose to call attention to extreme moments of beauty in everyone’s day to day life emotionally and physically. Yasunari kawabatas writing comes in a very minimalistic tone, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t very detailed when in fact he was insanely worried about the small details. Yasunari Kawabata learned the hard way in life that