Amir committed the deadly sin of being envious towards Hassan being in Amir’s life and his value towards Baba, which left him in guilt for witnessing Hassan’s struggle growing up. This all left him in unhappiness throughout his adulthood and married life as he was never able to forgive himself unless he had strived for Hassan’s forgiveness. This is what led into Sohrab’s value in Amir’s life. Therefore, throughout one’s life of sinful deeds, and wrong doings, one cannot forgive themselves unless they seek for others forgiveness and
Night: Passage Analysis Troubling thoughts consumed young Elie because he saw the ways in which father-son relationships are torn asunder by the camps. He watches as sons deny—or at least consider denying—care to their fathers, putting their own interests before their loved ones. Elie struggles with the same conflict when his father becomes ill, and when his father finally dies, Elie is profoundly sad though also proud that he never wholly compromised his own beliefs about family. The reason that Elie finds the deterioration of father-son relationships so painful is that the maintenance of this relationship seems to be the last barrier between a world that is semi-normal and one that has completely been turned upside down. Elie must continue
What a son of a b****,” I said under my breath, “to bring them to this.” Tears streamed from my selfish eyes over my selfish face. I sobbed, my fists clenched in shame. I wept for the guilt I had caused them to feel.” [Bell 158]. Crabbe is misled by his own pride thinking his parents will not care if he runs away but clearly they cared a lot leaving Crabbe in a pile of guilt. The teachers that have Crabbe in their class rooms are tough on him because they are preparing him for his adult life which is much different than his adolescent life.
Each of the Bundrens took the death of Addie in a different way. While Jewel may have seemed to be acting more selfish and irritated than the rest of the family, I believe that it was just his way of expressing his sadness over the death of his mother whom he knew loved him very much. He was also upset that his brother Cash was making her casket right outside of her window so she could see it. “It’s because he stays out there, right under the window, hammering and sawing on that goddamn box. Where she’s got to see him.
But his eyes say it all. You can tell that his eyes are tried, puffy, and scared by the mission and Rougle’s death. Cortez seems like he’s about to start crying possible because he’s utterly exhausted and so scared to how he will over come this tragedy. Hijar also talks about the death of Sergeant Rougle and he says, “I’ll never forget it, I’ll just have to learn how to process it differently.” Hijar posses and the look on his face is shocked, as if he mentally relived it for that quick moment. He just looks so sad and frightened.
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.
Dimmesdale is forced to hide his identity as the father of Pearl, the daughter of Dimmesdale and Hester, to not compromise Hester’s bold attempt to keep his paternal connection secret. He is affected psychologically and his anguish deepens as the story progresses; no help to Chillingworth, the real father (what a love triangle, eh? ), who is stoking Dimmesdale’s psychological suffering as if it were a camp fire that keeps him happy and warm. Dimmesdale’s psychological affliction also makes him live in physiological agony as seen by the “paleness of his cheeks” (99) and his “troublesome chest cavity” (187). Because Dimmesdale hides his shame by trying to appear collected towards the community, he “burns in secret” (159) which leads to the climax of his trouble a top the scaffolding where he finally lets out the guilt he has been hiding and falls
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
Unexpectedly, Quoyle was informed that “[Petal] took the kids and went off with that guy in the red Geo” (Proulx 22). Quoyle’s loneliness caused by his lost relationship takes a toll on his self-esteem, which is evident when his daughter Bunny says “‘Petal said Dad is dumb’ […] ‘Everyone is dumb about some things,’ said Quoyle” (Proulx 39). It is clear that the love Quoyle maintains for Petal after her deceiving departure is so great that it is enough to surpass the importance of his own self-esteem. To have reached such a point, it shows the amount of loneliness Quoyle endures and its impact on his self-opinion. Additionally, Quoyle’s unattractive chin, the part of his body that he was conscious and afraid of showing, is a symbol of self-respect.
Why don't you go read one of those books of yours?” (pg. 5) – and the reader is now positioned to pity Amir, seeing him as the overly-pampered child bombarded with material possessions by his father to compensate for lack of attention. Thus, a more vulnerable side of Amir is revealed, one which yearns for his father's affection but rarely receives it. As the tale progresses, we see that the child Amir both reveres and fears Baba, even resents him: “With me as the glaring exception, my father moulded the world around him to his liking. The problem, of course, was that Baba saw the world in black and white.