Max's story aims to encourage Liesel to be brave and willing to counter words of hatred with words of love; these final lines suggest that others would be willing to follow her if she took such a stand. 10. "I am haunted by humans." (550) The Book Thief is framed by Death's and death's inability to reconcile the remarkable cruelty and the remarkable compassion of which human beings are simultaneously capable. Liesel's life story contains elements of both, and by the end of the novel, Death appears to be no more capable of judging humanity than at the novel's outset.
Not only does it point out the natural inclination of people to feel pain as a ripple effect rather than all at once, it foreshadows the suffering that Hester and Arthur Dimmesdale will undergo throughout the course of the novel. It also explains how Hester is able to handle such terrible things as public shaming without crumbling into herself. His use of words such as torture, rankles and extremity increase the sense of drama in this passage. Chapter 4 “The Interview” Page 30 “We have wronged each other,” answered he. “Mine was the first wrong, when I betrayed thy budding youth into a false and unnatural relation with my decay.
A hatred such as had never known before was coursing through Severus like poison. He could see Black laughing at him, next to Potter. He could hear their jeers, "How'd the exam go Snivelly? ""I was watching him, his nose was touching the parchment. There'll be great grease marks all over it, they won't be able to read a word.
In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath uses the shedding of blood is used as a motif for a major life changes. Most people consider blood to be a scary thing, in The Bell Jar Esther Greenwood seems to fall in love with the sight of it and Author Sylvia Plath uses to show how Esther develops. The first time blood is seen in the book is after Esther is set up with a man, Marco, who she immediately identifies as a “woman hater’’. After a
The narrator states, “He grumbled, he said he hated the hellish hole.” Furthermore, he feels superior to the working class people he serves, thinking of them as “rough, inarticulate, powerfully emotional men and women” (743). Yet, along with all of these thoughts it is also stated that “he had a craving for it” and “his nerves were excited and gratified” that “contact with the rough, strongly-feeling people was a stimulant
The other characters are bothered and annoyed by the grievances of Anse, and his neighbors such as Tull view Addies death and Vardaman’s actions as “A judgment on them. I see the hand of the lord upon this boy for Anse Bundren’s judgment and warning.” (72) Tull thinks that Anse deserved what he got and that the way he acted warranted the “judgment” passed by god. Anse’s dialect is another part of his personality that is very unique. It is obvious from his speech that he is uneducated and “country”. This lack of education could partly be an explanation for his selfishness, because he has never had the exposure to things other than what he knows in his own small world.
The only way he can demonstrate his feelings is by being angry at the world and mean. He says, “when petitioners came to my desk for information, I snarled at them and felt indescribably happy whenever I managed to make one of them feel miserable” (85). We can see that to the narrator making people feel miserable is a way to get a reaction from them and it is also empowering to have people have such a stronger reaction toward him and the things he does. Throughout the story, we can see that the unnamed narrator of Notes from Underground has trouble communicating with people. We can see this when he invites himself to the party his old school friends were throwing to a person whom he did not even like.
Dead man walking 1) I thought that Matthew Poncelet is quite a tough character, I didn’t really like him as I thought some of his words and actions were quite nasty and hash. I did feel a little sorry for him as I thought that maybe he wasn’t much of a nice person because he could have had a tough up bringing which may have left him to look after himself which could of made him tough. I also felt sorry for him when he was saying his goodbyes to his mum and little brother and when he admitted his crimes because I thought that he was sorry and sad, I think that Helen decided to help him because she is a nice genuine character and wants to help people but I didn’t think she particularly liked him. 2) I still didn’t change my view about him after he confessed as he still was a horrible man but I did feel for him as I felt that as he admitted it he realized how bad his crimes were and who/how they hurt people.
Dying," Morrie suddenly said, "is only one thing to be sad over, Mitch. Living unhappily is something else. So many of the people who come to visit me are unhappy." (35) I think this quote means that dying is one thing, but if you live your whole life unhappy then you will never appreciate what have you accomplished. Yes, Morrie was dying but was happy with his accomplishments.
Things that make me sad !!! 28-mar-2011 Things that make me sad are when you lose friends and when I see people being bullied. Loosing friends makes me sad because you have so much fun, secrets and friendship built up and then if one thing goes wrong it all goes wrong. You start to fight and loose trust in each other, you can't say anything out of order in case they snap at you. You feel like as if you have lost your whole world.