We learn about his keenness to walking, as the author writes: “Sometimes he would walk for hours and miles”, “Mr. Leonard Mead would pause, cock his head, listen, look” (homogeneous parts of the sentence). To reach the effect of loneliness with the help of repetition: he was alone…or as good as alone”. The narration is full of dialogues, from which we find out that Mr. Mead wasn’t married, and this
* “Binding her thoughts to it, making it a screen between her and the surrounding snow and silence.” Ann is struggling to overcome the isolation. * “The brute-tired stupid eyes he turned on her if ever she mentioned town or visiting.” * “It was something of life she wanted, not just a house and furniture; something of John, not pretty clothes when she would be too old to wear them. But John of course couldn’t understand.” * “There was in his devotion a baffling, insurmountable humility that made him feel the need of sacrifice. And when his muscles ached, when his fee dragged
How does Dickens create tension in the opening scene of his novel ‘Great Expectations’ The opening pages of any novel have certain features in common. The main charecters and the setting are usually introduced here. Although the most important part is the cliffhanger as this leaves the reader wanting to read more. The vocabulary which was used built up the tension, also when the author (Charles Dickens) wrote, “As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them.” It is the thought of them him being in a graveyard alone with no parents. People are afraid of graveyards because of the depressing thought that people who have died are buried there, and that the you will die one day.
Poetry Response- Mending Wall, by Robert Frost Every year, two neighbors meet to repair the stone wall that divides their property. The narrator is skeptical of this tradition, unable to understand the need for a wall when there is no livestock to be contained on the property, only apples and pine trees. He does not believe that a wall should exist simply for the sake of existing. He cannot help but notice that the natural world seems to dislike the wall as much as he does: mysterious gaps appear, boulders fall for no reason. The neighbor, on the other hand, asserts that the wall is crucial to maintaining their relationship, asserting, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Over the course of the mending, the narrator attempts to convince his neighbor otherwise and accuses him of being old-fashioned for maintaining the tradition so strictly.
Consequently, he bitterly guards his enforced privacy, saying to Lennie, “This here’s my room…I ain’t wanted in the bunkhouse, and you ain’t wanted in my room.” He is regretting the way that he taunted Lennie, “A guy needs somebody – to be near him” and “a guy gets too lonely” and “A guy sets alone out here at night.” It is implied that Crooks is thrilled when Lennie and Candy come into his room and are his companions for a night. Due the ways Crooks is constantly treated with rudeness and arrogance, Crooks turns the table and torments innocent Lennie which can make the
Honest. I didn't. I jus' wanted to pet `um a little" (43), and the killing of Curley’s wife at the end of the book. Loneliness has made Lennie very cautious towards others because he has to worry about getting in trouble. With Crooks being the only black man on the ranch he is automatically going to feel alienated, When the other men at the ranch do not relate with Crooks unless he is working because he is black is when he really feels lonesome.
Also the repetition of the possessive pronoun “my room” shows that Crooks' room is his own private 'world' and that this separates him from the other workers; as he is forbidden to enter the bunk house, so he believes the other workers are forbidden for entering his room. Instead of trying to remove the idea of segregation, Crooks' is enforcing it by creating his own room in the barn, away from all the others. Crooks has also been presented by Steinbeck as an outcast and considered less in comparison to the other characters. This has been particularly shown when Curley's Wife says “Nigger I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny”. The term “easy” suggests the idea that getting rid of Crooks could be achieved without great effort.
Candy is lonely because of his old age although it is somewhat helped by the fact he has a dog but as we know, he is left high and dry after the residents of the bunkhouse choose to eradicate it for it was in pain and also smelling. Curleys wife throughout is negatively portrayed to the reader by the workers on the ranch and therefore is not left with anyone on her side, ultimately, making her lonely despite having a husband. The fact that Lennie is so incapable of getting along with people who he doesn’t already know well, this leaves him almost completely reliable on George in the book. Last but not least, Crooks is left without companionship on the ranch for various reasons. In the novel, the ranch is a huge symbolism of loneliness.
“Do I Dare Disturb the Universe” “Lingering in ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’” T.S Eliot’s obsession with the negative aspects of western society is prevalent in his poetry, but the question is, why? In order to understand T.S. Eliot’s mind frame in a world entering WWI, it is beneficial to take a look at one of his earlier works, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” By taking a new historical approach to interpreting Eliot’s constant use and allusion to the word “linger” in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” we can gain a better understanding of Eliot’s disappointment with the state of his world. Progression is so nonexistent that Eliot also writes the poem in the form of a dramatic monologue to accentuate humanity’s inability to move onward. Through the plight of the “everyman” Prufrock, Eliot captures the stagnation of the western civilized world, and calls into question the modern man’s lack of development.
“Victor knew that Thomas would remain the crazy story teller who talked to dogs and cats, who listened to the wind and pine trees. Victor knew that he could not really be friends with Thomas, even after all that happened. It was cruel, but it was real.” (Alexie, This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona 882) Is an excerpt from the short story that shows that despite everything that they went through; they were still not really friends. In the film, almost exactly the same thing