It is usually the author who evokes characters, so it is pointed out that Joe is creating his own story and its truths. Joe is an unreliable, as we sometimes question whether he is going insane rather than it just being Jed, for example when he keeps seeing things in the library. Clarissa asks him “which way this fixation runs” which forces us as readers to revaluate Joe’s reliability as a narrator. Jean Logan is part of the subplot that reflects the main plot. Like Joe, she is in a stressful situation that causes her to doubt the loyalty of her husband, like Joe does with Clarissa.
The main pattern is seen in Frank’s father. Malachy finds it hard to find a job, let alone keep a job. His northern accent and odd manner makes people uncomfortable. Angela claims this is why he has such trouble getting a job. When Malachy gets a job, he is unable to keep it because he gets drunk and loses the job.
It is not possible for him to live this “phony free lifestyle” especially when he is giving in to the things he made fun of before. For example, all he talks about is how much he hates the movies and actors but at one point in his life he actually goes to the movies by himself. This just shows the hypocrisy of Holden Caulfield
“Some would say that we can never escape the past.” Explore this idea in at least two short stories you have studied. (Argumentative essay for English as a second language) The idea, that past inevitably leaves a mark on each of us, strongly influenced by the philosophical concept called determinism, is discussed in many literary works in a variety of modifications. The literary characters in F. S. Fitzgerald’s short story A New Leaf and Sleep it off lady by Jean Rhys are either judged by other people based on prejudice and stigma, or internally inflicted with guilt over past experience. Both ideas are present in A new leaf. The main character, Dick, a chronic drinker, seems to directly reflect the inability to truly change personality.
Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel; the wet eyes of sentimentalist betray his aversion to experience, his fear of life, his arid heart; and it is always, therefore, the signal of secret and violent inhumanity, the mask of cruelty”(Baldwin, 496). Most readers will probably fall somewhere in the middle of these two extreme opinions. No matter if one enjoys the book or loathes it, it can’t be denied that Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a very influential American Classic. Some people even go as far as to speculate that Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped prompt Abraham Lincoln to start the Civil War (Ohio History Central). Even if the influence of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on the civil war is just a blown up myth, the book definitely had an impact on how people thought about how their religion and slavery were related.
Firstly, Holden has a tendency to make negative biased opinions on everything to mask his insecurity which makes him narrate the story unreliably. He considers adults to be "phony," believing they are superficial and ignorant. Holden stated, "He said he talked to Jesus all the time. Even when he was driving his car. That killed me.
Irony-Holden/13- “One of the biggest reasons I left Elton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies” Explanation- Holden constantly calls everyone in his life a phony, when in reality, Holden is the real phony. Theme- The Phoniness Explanation- Holden constantly sees people in the book as “Phony” and most of the time he appears to be right. Most of the characters in the book so far such as Stradlater and Ackley, appear to be phoneys due to the fact that they do and say things that don’t reflect their appearances. Voice- Stradlater/44 - “Shut up now Holden ,” he said with his big stupid red face “Just shut up now” Explanation- This shows how angry Stradlater was from Holden calling him a moron. =This shows how his anger begins to foster, and is eventually used in way to inflict Holden.
Again this presents the idea of being the unreliable narrator as he fails to perceive the sinister way of Heathcliff’s living. As an audience a feeling of mistrust and even dislike is built for Lockwood as he constantly misjudges events, which could even evoke frustration from the audience as his complete incompetence and lack of understanding immediately allows him to fall out of favour with Heathcliff, and furthermore presents his clumsy character. In addition to this, Lockwood also misreads Heathcliff is by being totally unaware of his body language: ‘my heart warmed..when I beheld his black eyes withdraw so suspiciously’ this quotations presents how Lockwood is completely oblivious to the recluse body language of Heathcliff, which strongly suggests he is uncomfortable in Lockwood’s presence. Furthermore, the fact that his ‘heart warmed’ when seeing Heathcliff react so strangely to
All these things are shown many times throughout the play but there are certain times that stand out more than others. Hamlet’s being suicidal and his depression takes over most of his thoughts and they are two main characteristics he shows. During his soliloquies most things he talks about is himself being upset or not wanting to live. He shows his depression by saying, “How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!” (I ii 133-134). He is really upset about his mother and his uncle, but also his father dying.