‘God bless us everyone!’ Dickens is giving the Christmas image which is all about getting together and feasting. Even know the Cratchits were poor, Scrooge saw how happy and thankful the Cratchits are to be together while in contrast Scrooge is very wealthy, yet he is miserable and alone. Ghost of Christmas present told Scrooge if these shadows are unaltered by the future Tiny Tim will die. Scrooge feels guilt and regret about stating that people should just die and decrease the surplus population earlier to the business man. A ghost of Christmas present then took Scrooge to Scrooge’s nephews Christmas dinner and even know Scrooge doesn’t treat his nephew kindly, Scrooge saw how his nephew feels sorry for Scrooge and that Scrooge’s nephew has the decency to raise a tost to Scrooge at the Christmas
They all also believe they cannot be blamed for the death of Eva Smith and try to deny any contact with her. Arthur Birling is the main man in the family; he is the head of the house, Father to Sheila and Eric and Husband to Sybil. He is a well off business man and boasts about his advantages. “I’m talking as a hard headed practical man of business”. This is showing that he knows about his privileges and knows when to use them to try and get him and his family to get him out of trouble with the inspector.
Thematic Analysis – “The Lottery” Have you ever wondered why your parents made up the story of Santa when we were little? We have a bunch of traditions that we never really question or think why they are there. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a short story that is a perfect example of people not thinking of traditions. The short story is about a community who sacrifices a member of the community, picked by a draw, in belief they will have a good harvest. The theme of “The Lottery” is society’s resistance to change.
Nick also shows that he is caring at Gatsby’s funeral when he tells Gatsby’s father that him and Gatsby “were close friends” (Fitzgerald 176). Considering not many people attended Gatsby’s funeral, Nick tries to advise Gatsby’s father that his son’s house was always filled with people and friends, although it is not the truth. He senses the father’s sensitivity and takes that into consideration when talking to his about his son. In conclusion, Gatsby shows good character when he was respectful in deciding not to judge people and when he was ashamed of himself after Gatsby’s party, trustworthiness when he told Gatsby to let Daisy go and when he admits he is honest, and caring as he helped Gatsby with Daisy and reassures Jay Gatsby’s father at his funeral. This shows that although Nick can be selfish sometimes, he is mainly a good man.
The great gatsby -Gatsby is a foil to Tom -There is a dichotomy b/w the buchanans and nick- he avoids social pressures and doesn't take to gossip and hard working -doesn't like rumors or care about having a grand estate. He believes not all privilege is equal whereas tom relishes in his money and women. rumor of engagement, working to make a place for himself -the green light is a common symbol in American lit (daisy's house). Gatsby makes a gesture of love. -people in the valley of ashes are overlooked by the wealthy people in the suburbs -the doctors eyes symbolize god overlooking the spiritually void city.
Candy has pledged his savings to the project of the dream ranch, and cannot let go of his one remaining hope of a pleasant old age when Crooks says it will never happen. When Candy fools himself, saying ‘You god-damn right we’re gonna do it’, we realize just how pathetic and vulnerable he is. It is very hard not to feel pity for him at this point. Overall, therefore, there are many characters in the book towards whom we feel sympathetic, and there are many who are also pathetic: generally the two things go together, but Curley is perhaps the exception who proves the
Maybe he feels a sense of guilt for being selfish in his own desires to become wealthy and successful and wishes he had realized that his parents, the people he owes so much to, still need love and affection. Richard Rodriguez’s attitude about Christmas is doubly layered. He is fond of “the Christmas one remembers having once,” but he realizes that it is fruitless to try to regain the old spirit of the holidays when the family has changed so much since then. Rodriguez is resignedly nostalgic about his family, and the ways in which they do not reflect their past selves
45-58 Annotation: Biff Lowman looks to his father for moral support and guidance, but instead finds his father cheating. Willy Loman refuses to admit he was wrong, and Biff is left with out a solid foundation for moral values. Weales, Gerald Clifford, ed. Arthur Miller Death of a salesman, text and criticism. New York: Penguin Books, 1977.
George and Lennie are two migrant workers in the 1930’s that have nothing but each other, and the hope for the realization of an American dream. George being the good man he is has to put up with Lennie who seems to be nothing but trouble. Lennie is an innocent man but the mild mental disability he carries in his life seems to work against him and George. Throughout the book we learn a great deal about the relationship between Lennie and George, and just why George made the decision he made at the end of the novella.
Also, this demonstrates how already Napoleon secluded himself from the others, by acting narcissistic. Napoleon’s dishonesty continues to grow when he makes paradoxical laws, where the “work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.” –pg 35. In Animal Farm Snowball is depicted to be a reasonably moral leader in opposition to Napoleon’s bent leadership. In Animal Farm not everything Snowball did was in the best interest of the animals. Snowball never contested that it was unfair to all the other animals besides the