A rude, crude, cold-hearted man, that’s what Ebenezer Scrooge (the protagonist in the novel, A Christmas Carol) was. He didn’t have the compassionateness to smile, much less to donate to charity! Oh! But he was … Hard and sharp as a flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire, secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait, made his eyes red … He carried his own temperature always about him; he iced at his office in the dog days; and it didn’t thaw one degree at Christmas.
According to Freudian’s theory he displays signs of a core issue referred to as Fear of Intimacy. This issue leads a person to become detached because they have “overpowering feelings that emotional closeness will seriously hurt or destroy them” (Freudian). For example, he does not have any relationships outside of his family, and even when he is at home he remains guarded. Home is where people get comfortable and let their real selves shine. However, Gregor continues “locking the doors at night, even at home” (Kafka 9).
A gutless fucking wonder!’ When Blacky explains to his father about the storm, Bob insults him rather than swallow his pride and takes his son’s advice on board. The relationship that is shared between Blacky and his father has negatively impacted Blacky’s self-esteem so much that it has led to him not having faith in his own father and to expect no support. During the novel, the desertion that Bob shows toward his son leads Blacky to be more independent, and he learns to expect no support from his father, as he cannot rely on Bob to look after him. The grand final, and Dumby Red’s funeral are examples of when Gary seeks his father’s input,
As Nick and Jordan are in the library, Owl Eyes ponders over the fact that the books are “real”, yet Gatsby has never “cut the pages”. The books therefore seem to symbolise the facade that is Gatsby’s extravagant life, creating a divide between appearances and reality, as the audience later becomes aware that despite his mass amount of books and expensive items he is an
Satis house,as it was called, emits an ominous presence with its old brick walled up windows and many iron bars.This gives the sense that outsiders where not entirely welcome and rarely visited. The room in which she sat was vividly described as dark with “no glimpse of daylight.. to be seen” and furnished with many old and unrecognisable objects .The vivid setting is emphasised by the young boy,Pip, who narrates this entire experience and describes Miss Havisham at fi... ... middle of paper ... ...tional betrayal cast a prolonging shadow over her entire life. Dickens illustrates the fact that interpersonal and family relationships are forever changing, as remaining still only leads to tragedy. Her character draws in the reader as her peculiarity is mysterious, interesting and somewhat chilling as she is just that little bit different. Charles Dickens uses an exceptionally vast amount of word choice and word imagery to give us this unforgettable impression of one of the most memorable characters ever created in English
English 1102 “The Fall of the House of Usher” A nameless narrator walks us through the mysterious house of his childhood friend Roderick Usher on a gloomy and ominous day. From outside narrator notices house is old, creepy, has an evil atmosphere and a huge zig-zag crack in the roof. Has been asked to come to the house by Roderick because he is sick. Goes inside, find the inside just as creepy as the outside. Finds Roderick in house, super sick and pale, not himself.
Hu was shown as being a scribe that does not stick to his contract, as he acts and reacts in ways that would be recognized as insane, and being placed in an asylum to free Foucquet of the burdens Hu created. Foucquet was a strong-willed religious man that became fed up with Hu’s struggles to fit in to the society which was foreign to him. With Foucquet’s lack of respect or empathy towards Hu, Hu is left to die in the asylum. With Hu’s attitude changing at the end of the story, the reader is left to further ponder the theme of The Question of Hu, cultural clashes and insanity as the main
He begins answering the men's questions about life, work, and his family. Then the men began to offer his liquor. The next thing Rip remembers is waking up next to an old moldy woodpile that seemed to be so fresh not too long ago.. It was a chilly morning but there was a big old grey dog keeping Rip warm. After clearing his throat he says surprisingly "Ralph?"
One evening while at home after observing that the laboratory and my masters quarters were empty I stayed awake waiting for him. I was stirred for a moment by a noise coming form the back door. I rushed to see if my master was using the back entrance and came face to face with who I knew must be Mr. Hyde. Pure evil was this man that stood before me. Evil like none I had ever seen before, it seem almost to seep right out of his pores.
Summary: 1) Dr. Jekyll’s servant, who is named Poole, shows up at Mr. Utterson’s door, convinced that something terrible has befallen his master. 2)He convinces Mr. Utterson to accompany him back to Dr. Jekyll’s house. 3)They arrive at the house, where all the servants are very worried about what is going on. 4)Poole announces Mr. Utterson’s presence. Dr. Jekyll refuses to see his old friend.