Throughout Great Expectations, Pip is constantly feeling guilty of everything, even though he does not always deserve to feel this way. Pip’s older sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery, causes Pip to have the feeling of guilt throughout his childhood and adulthood the most. As bad as it sounds, Mrs. Joe actually makes Pip feel guilty for being alive. Pip tells us this when he says, “I was always treated as if I had insisted on being born in opposition to the dictates of reason, religion, and morality, and against the dissuading arguments of my best friends.”(Dickens 22) I don’t think that it is fair for Pip to feel guilt for living at such a young age. He doesn’t know any better and could possibly end up doing something really bad because of this feeling.
This is highlighted with "shut", "bleached" and "dark-clothed". The cleaver use of "shut shops", "sun blinds", "sovereigns", "kings and queens" compounds a critisasation of authority, Larkin does this through sibilance. Larkin then presents the loss in the next stanza with the repetition of the theme of innocence this is highlighted with the quotation "dresses", "never such innocence", "little" and "never such innocence again". This created a sense of destruction and how the war has taken the innocence of so many young people. Also the use off an oxymoron "restless silence" foreshadows the tragedy that is to come.
Immaturity and a Lack of Communication: Ripping the Family Apart in Why I Live at the P.O. In Why I Live at the P.O. Eudora Welty demonstrates that immaturity and a lack of communication, tend to have a debilitating effect on family relationships. What we see throughout the course of this short story is that repeated failures in communication between member’s of Sister’s family ultimately lead to the sundering of one of the most deeply held and sacred concepts known to humans—blood relations. This notion of petty difficulties and problems, such as immaturity, is examined and emphasised in many ways.
Holden Caulfield possesses a distorted point of view. He is unrealistic because of his speech which means he says things that don't make sense, has broken relationships with male role models, and has a failed relationship with Sally. Holden Caulfield says always things that doesn't make sense. On page 16, he says, he is "the most terrific liar as you ever saw in your life. It's awful"(p.16).
In the beginning of the play Ajax claims, “...My name is Ajax:/ agony is its meaning. And my fortunes/ are cause indeed for agony of wailing cause” (Ajax, 24) He believes that he burdens the people around him by continuing to live. He finds justice in taking his own life because so much of his society already holds so much animosity towards him. Not long after Ajax’ slaughtering took place, Tecmessa says to the Chorus, “He is freshly miserable. It is a painful thing/ to look at your own trouble and know/ that you yourself and no one else has made it” (Ajax, 17.)
In today’s society conformity and deliberation have taken over the lives of many as the concept of individuality goes astray. Throughout Soren Kierkegaard’s text, The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion, he explains his thoughts on his beliefs that this age has lost a sense of inwardness and has become more and more ambiguous with the self. In addition to this, he also stresses the dangers that are associated with these loses. Furthermore, he argues that “the most dangerous, if also the most respectable of all diseases” is “to admire in public what is considered unimportant in private – since everything is made into a joke” (Kierkegaard 9). In this essay I am in agreement with Kierkegaard that in the present age, we as a society lose character in the process of reflecting upon what we are ought to, and expected to do.
Wiesel starts to blame God for the misdoing he has posed on him especially since he was a devout worshiper. This soon turns into Elie completely rejecting God and doubting his entire existence. For most of us, at first glance, this seems extremely harsh and irrational but I too would feel this way. Wiesel put his heart and soul into the loving of God and he felt as if he was betrayed. “Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust.” In the book, many literary terms are used to depict the silence portrayed through many characters.
I will find out the whole truth(61).” His judgment is flawed by emotional pressure that causes him to lose a sense of balance from the beginning when he is shunned by Creon and he feels that they are trying to take his place. And lastly he often goes out of his way to try and change the way things are supposed to happen with the way he moves to not be tempted to kill his father and commit incest with his mother. 3: Oedipus suffers many different kinds of pain from physical to emotional, including everything in between like mental and spiritual. He suffers physical pain when he finally just gouges his own eyes out. He feels emotional pain just knowing that he has accidentally killed his father.
The consequences of the two images together emphasise his two different minds/faces, his agony over his perception for the value of life. Although he is smiling, this is his public face and he cannot allow them to see him as they first perceived him to be. In ‘Broken Dreams’, Yeats describes Maud Gonne’s changing appearance, by his in-depth description, the reader sees his dislike and loss of attraction for her. In the first two lines of this poem, he very abruptly starts picking out her flaws and demeans her. He writes, “There is grey in your hair.
The title a good man is hard to find proves it's meaning in the story. The significance of the title comes into play when Red Sammy and the grandmother are talking about how no one is reliable anymore. They both agree that a good man is hard to find. On the other hand, it looks like the characters in the story have something to show regarding this argument. First of all, the Grandmother is probably the worst character of all.