In the story the Narrator says to Doodle “Well, if you don’t keep trying, you’ll never learn” (page unknown). Being impatient made the Narrator push his brother beyond his limit and eventually lead to his death. The Narrator is also a cruel person. Ironically, the only person the Narrator was cruel towards was his brother. In the story the Narrator says “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (page unknown).
Although it all changes when Amir and Buba moves to America some of sins from the past still continue to haunt the future. At the beginning of the book we learn about the quote “There is a way to be good again,” said by Rahim Khan, which is already letting us know that Amir has done something bad in the past but there is a way in which he may find forgiveness for his sins. In the story the bad thing that Amir supposedly did was watching Hassan get raped. By this happening the guilt gets so bad for Amir that he has to find a way to get Hassan out of the house, he is just someone he cannot bear to see anymore. Amir ends up framing Hassan, saying that he was stealing his birthday money and a watch, once Buba has found out he has a talk with Hassan and Ali.
On the other hand, there is Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights, which begins with secondary narrator Mr. Lockwood’s arrival at his temporary home where he meets his “solitary neighbor that [he] shall be troubled with”, Heathcliff in “a perfect misanthropists heaven”. Heathcliff acts harshly and coldly towards Lockwood, piquing Lockwood’s curiosity of Heathcliff’s past and pushes him to question primary narrator, Nelly Dean. From here, the story begins in the form of a flashback, which accentuates the tragic events that occur during Heathcliff’s life, all continually moving towards present day. Many things play a role in
This essay will explore this interpretation of Haig and the generals, but in order to provide a balanced view, I will also consider the positive interpretations of Haig as a leader, as many sources from the time and recently praise him as a good leader. At the time of the war and after, soldiers criticised Haig and the generals , Haig was criticised because he made commands without being in trenches. In source B2 a soldier who had watched his friends die around him due to Haigs incompetence and bad planning, wrote “it was pure bloody murder. Douglas Haig should have been hung, drawn and quartered for what he did on the Somme. The cream of British manhood was shattered in less than 6 hours.” This suggests that he wanted Haig to be punished due to his loss of so many of his own men, but also due to his own resentment towards him.
This quote shows that Cross feels guilty for his love for Martha because his daydreaming had occurred right before Lavender was shot by a sniper. He feels that if he had been concentrating on the environment and keeping track of him men, he might have even been able to save Lavender. To emphasize and prolong his guilt, he even considers swallowing the good-luck pebble that Martha had sent to him to transform the metaphor into reality (25). His intense desires for a requited love shared between himself and Martha had come between he and his men and he feels guilty forever
This neglect is surprisingly similar to Victor’s educational abandonment. Both Walton and Victor had dreams of being something greater, but society’s judgmental rejection forced them into an abyss of loneliness. In his year as a poet, “he lived in a Paradise of [his] own creation” (gradesaver). but that paradise quickly turned into an unpleasant trip to isolation. He became a captain to a ship set course to the Arctic.
he felt guilty because of the death best friend, Rob. Andy thought he had many reasons to end his life but what he really needed was help from someone. Rob’s death played a major role in Andy wanting to kill himself. He felt that his best friend left him. He thought that he was a killer.
Hurst makes sure to foreshadow unending sadness in Doodle’s life, and a miserable ending. Later, Hurst continues on to describe the feelings of the person who loved Doodle the most: the big brother. Before Doodle was shown his coffin, the narrator says, “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seeds of destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (318). Even though the narrator is the one that cares for Doodle the most, he is still cursed to feel the spontaneous cruelty of love. This reminder is a hard blow to all that Doodle has lived for, as his handicaps will always be hindering his happiness – and perpetuating his sadness.
Gene realizes that he and Finny were the same person, alike and different in many ways; he is saying that he killed himself. Gene tries to tell Finny he hurt him when Jay Halio says, “Confession by Gene of deliberate viciousness is alone insufficient release; indeed, far from bringing release, it causes deeper injury to Finny and to himself because of its basic half- truth” (Halio 113). He tries to confess thinking that that will make it better, but needs to honestly tell Finny the truth. Gene tries to make up for his horrible act but ends up causing more harm to Finny and his eventual demise. Gene’s jealousy towards Finny lead to the disruption of peace and calmness at Devon and it will never be the same.
Also the book Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. In the Cask of Amontillado everyone knew that Montresor wanted revenge on Fortunato. Edgar Allen Poe states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge “(Poe 61). Also Montresor and his family have been known for revenge. There coat of arms was a foot smashing a snake that was biting him in the heel.