Percy resorts to a rock loaded snowball to make the final blow on Dunstan, but when Dunstan gets out of the way, the pregnant Mrs. Dempster and her husband Amasa are walking by, and Mary gets hit in the head. She is forced into premature labor, and begins her decline to insanity. As a young boy, Dunstan is especially affected by the snowball incident because he is naïve and takes it upon himself to feel guilty about Mrs. Dempster’s premature labor since Percy apparently does not feel guilty about it. Dunny says that he was “alone in [his] guilt, and it tortured [him].”At one point, Dunny consciously faces the fact that the reason he is so guilty is because Percy refuses to accept responsibility: “His brazen-faced refusal to accept responsibility seemed to deepen my own guilt which had now become the guilt of concealment as well as action.” Dunny says here that he feels guilty for not telling anyone who hit Mrs. Dempster, and also because he was directly and actively involved in the incident whether he had ill intentions or not. Dunny says: “I was contrite and guilty, for I knew the snowball had been meant for me, but the Dempsters did not seem to think that.” He is reflecting on the fact that even though nobody else thought it was his fault,
Dunstan’s guilt is the result of his religious upbringing. This guilt is caused by Percy Boyd Staunton when he throws the snowball that hits Mrs Dempster, resulting in her madness and Paul’s premature birth. All actions have consequences. Sometimes one does not have to be involved in the action, but only be related, and the wrongful act committed can have serious consequences for everyone. The consequence, or lack of consequence, is determined by one’s upbringing.
Whether or not Charlotte Bronte was fair to Mr. Wilson,- it would be hard to argue that Mr. Brocklehurst is a well-rounded creation. However, it is interesting to know that Bronte was being entirely realistic in the scene where Mr. Brocklehurst threatens ten-year-old Jane with hellfire for her childish misbehavior. In real life, the Reverend Mr. Wilson not only forbade his pupils to read novels, he expected them to read stories he wrote himself about the horrible things that happen to little boys and girls who disobey. In one typical story, a little boy violates the Sabbath by going ice skating on Sunday. What happens?
He feels like his obsession for Martha has led to his failure as a Lieutenant. The author states, “He felt shame. He hated himself. He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry… for the rest of the war” (719). When Lavender is killed Cross believes it is all his fault because he was too busy daydreaming about his love for Martha.
His father’s death makes him feel miserable, but the more sorrowful thing is that everyone seems like indifferent for the king’s death, and he is the only one who is suffering the pain of loose father. And the other sad thing is Hamlet and Ophelia’s love; they love each other truly in heart, but they can’t be together as the destiny. They are from very different class level, Hamlet is the prince of Denmark who owns royal blood in his body, but Ophelia is just an ordinary girl. Everyone opposes their love; especially Ophelia’s father Polonius, who
This shows disobedience and strength in the way that he is prepared to go against Brother Leon and also the Vigils who later decide to take action. Brother Leon got the Vigils involved with the problem of the selling of the chocolates that they caused in the first place and they assigned Jerry with selling the chocolates but he continued to refuse them. His decision to reject the chocolates even after the Vigils assignment is over took bravery. Jerry does not even know why he has decided to decline selling the chocolates but he believes what he is doing is right. Jerry’s mother dying had left him feeling sad, angry lonely and made him feel cut off from happiness.
Her father caught in the act and without even asking Lily what happened told her, “You act no better than a slut” (24). He then proceeded to, “[Pour] a pound of grits the size of an anthill onto the pine floor” and told Lily, “Get over here and kneel down.” (24). The ramifications of a parent, especially a father figure to call their kid a slut causes so much emotional damage. Not only did her father ignore Lily, which also added to her trust issues, she developed self confidence and self image issues due to this. She only saw herself as an inadequate woman, and never as a beautiful, intelligent, woman who deserved better than she had.
Even if it’s merely a vision or nightmare Brown has, the evil still infects people. Faith, Goodman Browns wife, is symbolic because she is not only named Faith, but she is Browns faith, faith in the church as well as faith in others. She gets taken from Brown in the forest, so Brown loses his faith. He loses faith, but I think he loses his sanity as well when she is taken from him. My reasoning for thinking this is because in the end it is shown that it was only a dream that Brown has when he falls asleep in the forest.
His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well. After Bob had just saved Scout and Jem's lives, Atticus and Mr. Heck Tate were talking about Mr. Ewell. "He has guts enough to pester a poor coloured woman, he had guts enough to pester Judge Taylor when he thought the house was empty, so do you think he'd met your face in daylight?" (Page 269) - Mr. Heck Tate (on why Bob Ewell went after Scout and Jem). This quote shows how Bob Ewell has no empathy skills whatsoever.
''till the blood ran down and soaked the bed-clothes'' -Symbolism of blood and death and the presence of the supernatural, Chapter 3. ''it gave no sign of being; but the snow and wind whirled wildly through, even reaching my station, and blowing out the light.'' -Lockwood, use of Pathetic Fallacy as it represents Heathcliff's confused feelings, shows the fading of hope. ''Miss Cathy and he were now very thick; but Hindley hated him'' -Nelly narrating, division forming, Chapter 4. ''He seemed a sullen, patient child; hardened, perhaps, to ill-treatment'' - Heathcliff's past effects his future greatly idea of revanence, Nelly, Chapter 4.