George stated at the beginning that Lennie always gets into troubles. “You do bad things and I go to get you out,” (Steinbeck, 11). When Lennie held Curley's wife tighter and tighter we all knew whats going to happen because first he killed a mouse and he thought he will not do the same thing with a puppy. John Steinbeck used his creativity use of foreshadowing to make the book more enjoyable to read. Lennie seems to be very strong, but in reality he is the weakest character in the novel “Of Mice And Men”, because of the lack of his mentality ability and the missing characteristic to think for himself and make his own decisions.
“Someone had challenged their god, humiliated him” (42) Hassan points the slingshot towards Assef, and it is very significant. Assef is frightened, but more importantly, a Hazara is standing up for himself, not a Pashtun. 7. “I never slept the night before the tournament. I'd roll from side to side, make shadow animals on the wall, even sit on the balcony in the dark, a blanket wrapped around me.” (49) Amir’s insomnia is significant throughout the novel.
Grant tells Jefferson that he is more of a man that he could ever be, and that we all need him. In Jefferson diary he admits his thoughts. He talks about how it is difficult for him to sleep at night, because all he dreams about is going through the door of his execution. He confesses why he acted the way he did in the beginning to Grant, and Miss Emma, he says it was because no one ever told him that they loved him so he wasn’t sure how to do the same. He confesses that he cries a night because he is scared, and because Grant has been so good to him.
Eventually John cracks and goes insane for a moment resulting in a blackout; “He lay awake for a moment, blinking in owlish incomprehension at the light; then suddenly remembered—everything” (258). The moment of insanity when John attacks Lenina with his whip is his last moment of alienation and enrichment. The alienation is too much for him to handle, while his enrichment causes him to come to a striking realization. John does not belong anywhere in the new world. He has always been an outcast and always will be.
There are many similarities and differences between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. Human beings have a tendency to have a morbid desire to explore the darker realms of life. As sensitive beings we make every effort to deny our curiosity in the things that frighten us, and will calmly reassure our children that there aren't any creatures under their beds each night, but deep down we secretly thrive on that cool rush of fear. This is why we slow down to look at car accidents, fires and find excitement in the macabre. We turn off the lights when watching scary movies, and when it’s time to go to bed, we secretly make sure the closet doors are shut.
He explains to Lady Macbeth how he couldn’t pronounce “Amen” after one of the guards blesses him. “One cried, “God bless us!” and “Amen,” the other/As they had seen me with these hangman’s hands/Listening their fear, I could not say, “Amen,” (II, ii, 37-40) It scares Macbeth that he couldn’t pronounce “Amen” and he quickly starts losing his mind. Another proof of Macbeth’s insanity can be found in act two. Macbeth’s heroic and brave character quickly changes. He soon starts hearing voices that whisper “Macbeth shall sleep no more!” meaning Macbeth won’t have peace anymore because sleeping is so innocent and recharging and he doesn’t deserve that.
So even if he somehow avoids his fate, and still remains king, he will not be truly happy without the companionship of his wife. These emotions are also evident in the line, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more.” (5.5.26-28). When he says, “it is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury / Signifying nothing.” (5.5.28-30), he admits that life is meaningless, and expresses that he is in despair and hopeless to living. Ultimately, Lady Macbeth’s death was justifiable because it brings conclusion to the consequences of actions leading to guilt: “All of our yesterdays have lighted fools / The way to dusty death.” (5.5.24-25), meaning that the foolish actions done in the past has only led to
Madi Ross Walker, P. 4 October 2, 2012 No matter what the circumstance, socialization is a top priority for human beings. Without it, one can grow to be mean and bitter an even go insane. Humans long for companionship, whether it’s an old man nearing the end of his days, a lonely stable buck with no one to talk to, or a misguided ranch wife with a wandering eye and a head full of trampled dreams. In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck proves through the lonely and tragic lives of his characters how man has a powerful need for friendship and belonging. Crooks is a perfect example of how one can go mad without the company of friendship.
It responded “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power; you believe yourself miserable but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master – obey!” (p 173) The creature fled the premises and then went after Victor’s best friend Clerval. He killed him in a neighboring town and left the scene before he was noticed. The next day Victor came to this town and because he was a stranger he was immediately accused of being the murderer.
She now sleepwalks and always has a delusional belief that she has blood on her hands. “Out, damned spot…who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?” she says as she sleepwalks (5.1.37-42). Lady Macbeth believes that nothing can wash away her blood and even more so her evil deeds. Although she had previously told Macbeth after Duncan’s death that he can just wash away the deed, those words have now come to haunt her since she herself cannot “wash them away”. Furthermore, Macbeth’s evil actions have caused him to no longer have feelings.