This is also ironic, as humans themselves are a part of the earth and nature, yet are destroying it for their own ends. The imagery of the dump is used to symbolize the dystopic wasteland that society is approaching, a consumer society consuming itself. The confronting revelations of the persona’s experience compels the reader, as a vision of hell is established, as “attendants in overalls and goggles” and “laborers” allude to “devils” and “demons”. These “figures” of our future are portrayed in a pathetic fashion, as they “poke” around, and “wander in despondence”, looking for “scraps of appetite”, in order to fuel their humanity. The people who fork through the trash symbolize that we may, one day pick at the remnants of our long lost culture, 'with an eternity in which to turn up some peculiar sensation'.
Jillian Strauss Chapter 11 11/11/13 Free Writing What is the subject matter of the chapter? Dimmesdale's guilt makes him hate himself. He punishes himself physically and emotionally, staying up nights thinking about confessing, and starving and whipping himself. His health crumbles, as does his sense of self. As the narrator observes, "To the untrue man, the whole universe is false."
The Misfit needed a proof; he was in doubt of why he was not saved when his world seemed to be twirling nonstop. Through the process he has lost his trust in the world, in god. It is as if his morals have worn off. Which is why he feels like he “…must take the only pleasure that he know: killing, burning, doing some meanness” (Lynskey
I’ll plug him right between the shoulder blades.” Brown believes that Clark is being unreasonable and abusive towards his authority as brown tore his uniform while doing fatigues. Clark has no mercy towards his men which ultimately leads to his death. The soldiers lack of mercy and resentment unfortunately led to them dying is a very sadistic emotional state and not in a noble and courageous
He, in fact, faced a constant inward struggle with his immense guilt of having sinned with Hester. Hawthorne uses Dimmesdale to represent the conflict love versus hate in that Dimmesdale does both. He has a great deal of love for Hester and Pearl, and even the people he preaches to. However, due to his overactive conscience and his desperate struggle for salvation in the afterlife "above all things else, he loathed his miserable self," for committing what the Puritan community believed to be a terrible sin (Hawthorne 141). Throughout the novel, Dimmesdale self- inflicts suffering in the form of extreme fasting and whipping on his shoulders and back.
Who's to hinder, I wonder?" And Legree clenched his fist, and shook it, as if he had something in his hands that he could rend in pieces. (40.6) 463| Simon Legree’s malicious hatred of Tom is utterly evil – and utterly unrestrained. No law, no person, no religion will stand in his way if he wants to vent his psychopathic fury on an innocent man. This is the moment at which Stowe wants every 19th century reader to realize the full horror of slavery.
He was upset about his father “John watched and listened, hating him.”(43) He was disgusted about Gabriel for his hypocrisy “No one, none of the saints…. his life was anything but spotless” (53) Because of his grudge against his father John wanted to take revenge “Nevertheless, this man, God’s minister,…………and wanted to kill him still.”(53) He was frustrated about his father and wanted to give him a hard lesson.
In the story, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” a homily from a Puritan minister, named Jonathan Edwards, the symbol of God’s Wrath is broken down and reformed into a thousand different facets. From an arrow drawn and ready, to malicious waters kept at bay by inches, one thing is clear: the sinner has no power to control their destiny; they are in the hands, literally, of a ruthlessly enraged puppet-master. Imagine the entire state of aforementioned sinner; bound and gagged, like cattle on a meant hook, agonizing over the final seconds before slaughter. The sinner is a doll, with limbs attached by string to a wooden cross; it is a situation flooding with irony. Imagine living an eternity filled with strangers with ugly faces.
VICTOR'S CURSE FOR OVERSTEPPING MORAL BOUNDS IN CREATING THE MONSTER. 'HIS BODY DREADFULLY EMACIATED BY FATIGUE AND SUFFERING' - '' i NEVER SAW A MAN IN SO WRETCHED A CONDITION'. 'MELANCHOLY''DESPAIRING''GNASHES HIS TEETH'- ALUSION TO BIBLE PROPHECY. P12 P14 'CONSTANT AND DEEP GRIEF' 'HIS MIND IS SO CULTIVATED'.P14 was in a 'dark tyranny of despair'. VICTOR'S THOUGHTS OF THE MONSTER RELAYED TO WALTON AFTER ALL HE'D BEEN
In his search for vengeance the creature condemns himself to the internal suffering of knowing that he has taken the life of a person. The inner torment of this does not even get through the thick folds of padding that is his lust for