He argues that only in heroism does the world have meaning. The words that constitutes a hero's reputation and fame construct his vision of the world. Finally, at the very end of the tale, Beowulf explains to Grendel the cycles of existence: life has meaning because it continues, in spite of death and destruction. Grendel’s mother she also serves to highlight the importance of language in the novel. She communicates only in inarticulate sounds that even Grendel cannot understand, the bone pile she is constantly picking through suggests that those without the ability to communicate are left to scraps of others.
I, Tyler Herholdt, do solemnly swear that the contents of my summer reading assignments are written in my own words and the ideas are based in my careful reading and thoughtful consideration of the summer assignments. Finny and Gene acted a bit opposite of each other’s best interests at times. They would disagree, and they would sometimes appear as if they were exact opposites. Gene showed that he was generally good, and Finny showed that he was generally evil at times (maybe because of the narrators point of view). After gathering these thoughts, Finny and Gene could easily be characterized as solely good and solely evil because there were many instances in which the two were adverse just as good and evil are, Gene fits the description of “good,” and Finny fits the description of “evil” fairly well, and because Finny dies.
Tolerance is not Enough Albert Ellis, an American psychologist, once said, “Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.” Langston Hughes’s short story, “Thank You, M’am,” emphasizes this point—that all must be accepted—clearly. In the story, a boy struggles for approval Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones. A story set in the 1950’s, it spreads its message to all periods of time, including the modern world. Throughout history, there have always been outcasts, those whom society rejects.
The narrative voice defines whether the reader should have an emotional response to the narrative voice or not. Also how the authors depict the voice or persona in these two novels is crucial in the unravelling of the discourse and how the story is told
The Perils of Indifference In the argument “The Perils of Indifference,” author Elie Wiesel talks about the issues caused by indifference to suffering of human beings through out history. He illustrates how indifference has caused many people to be left as victims because human beings as individuals, feel its easier to just look away from such wrong doings. His objective is to help people realize what their lack of acknowledgment of others is doing to our society. He also wants to show that in history there has been good things that people have accomplished from taking part and doing the right thing for others. Wiesel being a Holocaust survivor, has credibility as well as emotional and logical evidence to support his argument on human indifference.
Even after countless edits, tiny issues can be missed by almost everyone. I think it’s the effort that shows through in the writing. If a writer sends out a first draft, thinking it’s good enough for publication, clearly they don’t care enough for the story to make it the best it can be. There is no such thing as a perfect first draft. Truly hard work (mostly editing) and our willingness to do it, is what defines a good writer.
This was an awful situation and job to have, the citizens played Mr. Smith and he never fully got what he went there for. The words “kidded” and “abused” leaves the reader with a negative opinion and feeling towards the people in this book at this point. Even through all this pain the customers caused him, Mr. Smith “smiled through it all” (Morrison 8). This shows the reader that Mr. Smith really did love them all, corresponding directly to his suicide note talking about how “[he] loved [them] all” (Morrison 3). After receiving this information, the reader is dazzled, how could he love these people who called him a “nutwagon”?
Another example of how Bruno was avoiding thinking about what was happening around him was when he said, “I expect we’ll have to wait here till it eases off and then I’ll get to go home” (Boyne, page 212). He was ignoring the reality, the facts, instead he is thinking ahead, about going home. This book has definitely showed me, we need to be more aware of the circumstances we are in. Innocence leads to tragedy. Before I read your book I often thought of the cruelty of the WWII and I could hardly imagined the world with people not protesting
To some extent I agree that Auden’s poems are occupied with suffering as he manages to incorporate a constant idea of suffering whether it’s obvious or not in his poems. We start with Musee des Beaux Arts, this poem focuses around the story of Icarus. The idea of suffering that Auden presents is one that makes it seem as it is a matter of unimportance. “The ploughman may have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, But for him it was not an important failure” the fact that the ploughman didn’t even react to the suffering of Icarus nor anyone else shows that it is something that people cannot really sympathise with as they are not in the same situation. However this is human nature and Auden is merely showing from this poem that suffering is something that no person can understand until it happens to them and when they see someone else suffer it’s almost a relief to them that it isn’t happening to them.
Through this persona, the author is able to tell the story ‘behind the scenes’ and even directly influence the reader’s opinions of the characters. Thus this is very effective in conveying certain messages about the characters, more so than if the author had chosen to write in another narrative voice, such as in the first person. However, to sustain the tension in the story and to allow the reader to ‘experience’ Elizabeth Bennet’s journey towards self-discovery, the author