This shows that they are trivializing and uncaring. They reject his death by saying that he was always out there in the water, goofing around. The aloof tone allots to the fact that no one had bothered to look into his ‘larking’ around and that none felt liable for his death. “It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way, they said” The dead man responds in quick,
Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done. His fate would have been execution, but by punishing himself, he makes other believe that he is punished. In addition to Oedipus avoiding his fate he is a coward in terms of his actions. He tells Creon to exile him far away because he is too afraid to deal with all that has happed. When he says “Drive me out of this country as quickly as may be to a place where no human voice can ever greet me.” (Ln.
After nobody attempted to help him because of his jacket, he realized that he was going to die. He became more aware of the important things in life. He didn’t want to die by the street ramble. Consequently, the title of Royal brought him death and took everything that he could have in life. “I'm Andy, he screamed wordlessly, I'm Andy.” (P. 196) He began to hate his identity as a Royal and he want to die as Andy.
After witnessing the heart wrenching death Paul states “I become faint, all at once I cannot do any more. I won’t revile any more, it is senseless, I could drop down and never rise up again” (32). Paul soon goes on to witness many more deaths causing sadness and annihilation to become a big part of his life. Soldiers get so use to seeing others die they become oblivious to the fact that each individual’s life is to be held sacred and that they only get one. In the book Paul feels that they have no reason to be fighting and that they have been abated to beasts just trying to protect themselves from others who are doing the same.
Siddhartha undergoes a number of spiritual changes through his conflicting emotions about the world around him and learns that enlightenment can only come from knowing who he really is. Bored and unsatisfied with the Brahmin lifestyle, he moves on in his quest to test other methods of enlightenment. Siddhartha and his father argue over his leaving until his father "[realizes] that Siddhartha [can] no longer remain with him at home - that he [has] already left him (Hesse 12)." This shows one of the bumps on the road that Siddhartha faces and conquers. Emotionally he leaves home to continue his spiritual quest but physically stays out of respect for his father's approval.
At the moment of baptism he calls her to look up to heaven and resist, at which point everyone disappears and he finds himself alone in the forest. The experience turns him into a bitter and disillusioned man who never again can trust any member of his community. He dies a suspicious, desperate man. Nathaniel Hawthorne did not publish this story in Twice Told Tails perhaps because it was too personally autobiographical and failed in the original conception as an allegory. Perhaps when he started to write it and gave the principal characters their names, he believed that it would be allegorical.
The Underground Man is a hermit. He is always alone which is a sign for existentialism because he argues that every man is in constant isolation. Man is born alone and he will also die alone. He is away from his fellow human beings. The Underground Man makes his unchanging character known within this quote; “I did not, of course, maintain friendly relations with my comrades and soon was at loggerheads with them and in my youth and inexperience I even gave up bowing to them, as though I had cut off all relations.
Rather than make a clear and concise decision, Hamlet just goes along with it until he is poisoned, and then he is fully engulfed in the whirlpool. In Act V Scene 1 Claudius says to Laertes, “Strengthen your patience in our last night’s speech; We’ll put the matter to the present push.” (V. i 281) He is talking to Laertes about the deal that they made to kill Hamlet. Without any action from Hamlet, nothing would have happened. He had simply taken refuge away from the country, and had caused madness in the country of Denmark. But he had not taken any action in proving the king’s guilt, rather he had simply made himself appear raving mad.
At first, Bartleby appears to be very passionate at his work. One day he utters "I would prefer not to" to every work, meaning that there is no willing from the world. Each time Bartleby says it, he is not only refusing the work, but one of the steps that make up a normal life. To Bartleby, life is pointless and he cannot pretend enthusiasm for it. Bartleby's unwillingness to conform to Wall Street cuts him off from the society.