In Notes from Underground, the narrator shows emotion from the beginning of the story. He begins by telling the readers “I’m… a mean man” (84). By describing himself as a mean man lets the reader know that he is capable of showing emotion. However, the emotion he portrays throughout the novella is always anger at the world because he never felt loved by anyone. The only way he can demonstrate his feelings is by being angry at the world and mean.
She takes the patients freedom away, and makes their stay at the hospital even worse. She does not let the men get a say in what they want, if they want something they get it after a long time, or they just do not get it at all. She knows the weak spots for all the patients, and just where to peck at them. The patients try to please her during the group meetings by telling her their darkest secrets, and then they feel deeply ashamed for how she made them act, even though they have done nothing. She maintains her power by the use of shame and guilt against the patients, making them feel horrible.
“The Ballad of the Sad Cafe” by Carson McCullers is a novella that revolves around three significant characters in a love triangle. Lymon is one of the most out of ordinary characters in Carson McCullers theory of love. McCullers has very effectively portrayed the different characters and their characteristics in the novella. All over the novella Lymon has proved to show his character as a grotesque, and displays melodramatic and dependent behaviour and likes to be the center of attention. “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe” is a story of a love triangle in which McCullers has illustrated physical changes and also their behavioural changes in all the three characters, specifically Cousin Lymon.
Oshan bandara Holden Caulfield & PTSD Holden Caulfield is a particularly odd protagonist of the novel “The Catcher and the Rye”. His actions have defied the actions of many other protagonists of the time. Baring the boldness of being able to express himself without a language barrier has made Holden Caulfield, a strange but wonderful protagonists. Holden Caulfield experienced two very traumatizing events in his life, the death of his younger brother Allie and the suicide of James his classmate. Throughout the novel Holden Caulfield recounts numerous events that shows evidence that he is greatly affected by the deaths of Allie and James.
People such as Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King are all tributes to the original horror story writer, Edgar Allen Poe. Poe's haunting linguistic descriptions, unnerving parallelism between his life and his works, and alarming yet purposeful exploration of symbolism and situations draws the reader into a state of pity and sorrow while at the same times leaving them with a feeling of
It’s about a young adult named Holden Caulfield who never finds anything appealing. Holden always feels depressed and lonely, but always tries to hold it in. In the beginning Holden gets kicked out school, and then just aimlessly goes around New York City. This book appeals to a mass population for its complexity and relates to anyone who has ever gone through emotional trauma in their lives. Many believe that the most significant themes of the book include phoniness, death/suicide, and “The Catcher in the Rye.” Phoniness is a tremendous structure of The Catcher in the Rye.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, competition between Tom and Gatsby over the heart of Daisy has brought out the worst in both of them leading to their denounced relationship. While at the parlor of a suite in the Plaza Hotel, Gatsby tells Tom that Daisy never loved him and only married him because he was poor and she was tired of waiting for him. Tom was upset after Gatsby’s remark and informs everyone that Gatsby is a bootlegger and informs the others about the illegal activities Gatsby was involved in with Wolfsheim (Fitzgerald 130-135). Gatsby said this to Tom because he has grown to dislike him during his quest to win Daisy back. He does not like the way Tom treats Daisy and believes he should be the one that is with her, especially because of Tom’s actions toward Daisy such as talking on the phone with his mistress Myrtle, Wilson’s wife, in front of her (Fitzgerald 15).
Although the line, “no-one had got around to fixing it up yet”, shows that he is still seeing everything as a product that has the potential to be fixed. The fifth stanza has an angry tone as Dawe describes people as being “godless, money-hungry, backstabbing and miserable”. In this stanza, his childhood ends and he enters adulthood, this is shown through the line “goodbye stars and soft cries in the corner”, the once innocent child has now become a greedy business man who is selfish and ruthless. In stanza six, his wife (Alice), is driving him home from a not so good dinner party, as he is angry and getting annoyed with his wife, “now take it easy on those curves, Alice, for God’s sake…” they crash. His last words “watch it” demonstrates the irony of being a product, as if to watch it on
He is trying to get the reader to feel as he felt when he went through the hardships in his life. His writings could also cause the reader to look deeper at death, lost love, and the darker side of situations. Edgar Allan Poe often develops the theme of lost love leads to severe depression through using imagery, motifs, and irony in the text “Annabel Lee”. Edgar Allan Poe uses imagery in “Annabel Lee” to show how lost love leads to severe depression. In “Annabel Lee” the speaker says, “Nor the demons down under the sea, Can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.” The reader can imagine the demons under the sea that want to tear the speaker and Annabel Lee apart.
Lord Capulet told him to leave Romeo alone hearing that he was a good boy and this angered Tybalt. He exposed Romeo in a matter of minutes and his friends. He always riminded Lord and Lady Capulet about how much he hated and didnt trust the Montagues. Even when he was alone he cause trouble with them. In the streets when Romeo and his friends were walking he couldn’t stand his pride being hurt at the party so he started a fight by making fun of Mercutio.