Anders critiques the bank robbers as he would criticize one of the books he would read for work. For example, a reader can tell Anders is criticizing them, when he says: “Great script, eh? The stern, brass-knuckled poetry of the dangerous classes.” He finds these bank robbers to be predictable in their actions, and he cannot take them seriously. “‘Did you hear that?’ Anders said. Bright boy.
Holden’s fear of change contributes to his resistance of the process of maturity. This is because Holden considers becoming mature a substantial change in his life and he, therefore, resists it. When Holden hired a prostitute, he realised that having sex with a prostitute would contribute to his progress to adulthood. Therefore, he attempted to get out of it by diverting the topics of the conversations he had with the prostitute, even though he knew it was a ‘childish thing’. It is notable that Holden never directly mentioned that he disliked sex; He merely says that he was ‘feeling so damn peculiar.’ His thoughts about the museum of Natural History demonstrate his fear of change.
Either way, further distress is created for the reader, as it is not possible for love to go away and then return and Tess seems completely oblivious to this. Angel either loved Tess or he did not. She, in fact, probably did not consult her morals when murdering Alec, although it is clear she thought through her motives - ‘when I struck him on the mouth with my glove, that I might do it (murder) someday for the trap he set me in my simple youth’. It is interesting to note that it was a glove, rather than Tess’s hand that struck Alec on the mouth, indicating that Tess was detached from him from the beginning, that she almost feared touching him. However, a strike with a glove also conjures
'Miss Gee' and 'Victor' are Responsible for Their Own Fate Discuss Auden is a famed poet not just for the fanciful tales his poems seem to tell on the surface, but because of the multiple layers of intricacy entwined within his words. By unraveling the lines of his verse, and looking more deeply at the meaning he was trying to convey behind his stories, we can see how he intended us to believe the fates of 'Victor' and 'Miss Gee' came to pass. A theme running through the entirety of 'Miss Gee' is one of repression. Everything Auden tells us about her gives the impression of an insignificant, narrow-minded woman, whose only goal in life appears to be to cope with it for as long as possible. 'She lived in Clevedon Terrace at Number 83', just one more house in a long line of identical houses.
Essay What points is Duffy making in ‘Stealing’? What techniques does she use to make her ideas clear? In the poem ‘Stealing’ Carol Ann Duffy represents the idea of life without purpose and the mental breakdown that gradually follows in a number of techniques. The techniques are used to deliver and portray her ideas to the readers clearly and vividly. Through the use of effective structural confusion, diction, enjambment and irregular structuring; Duffy represents life without purpose and the result of it through the thief’s ideas of loss of direction, the attempts made by the thief to reassemble his/her life and to conform into society and the anti-social actions of the thief.
In Shakespeare’s play, ‘King Lear’, we are shown an array of characters that are multi-dimensional and extremely complex. Shakespeare has the ability to reveal a human character with an exceptional use of language. The three characters that I believe have large roles and functions within the play are, understandably, King Lear himself, The Fool, and Kent. The Fool acts as Lear's conscience and trusted guide, yet he is also a critic of Lear, a truth teller. In effect this makes a true friend, however some believe it was the Fool's constant remarks that drove Lear to madness.
“Half heresy, to wish the taps less vocal, the panes relieved of grime.” The speaker is not even up to cleaning windows on her own. The speaker uses the panes of glass a symbol, she might not want the bright light to shine through and shine upon the possible mistake she made. “Meanwhile, he, with a yawn, sounded a dozen notes upon the keyboard, declared it out of tune, shrugged at the mirror, rubbed at his beard, went out for cigarettes…” The lover shows up in this line of the poem during her inward panic attack showing the lover’s actions using an understatement to show the lack of their relationship. He takes everything in a laid back fashion somewhat like a joke—something easy—as she goes about cleaning up the room a bit still shaken from before. The speaker uses “…jeered by demons” to imply that she’s torn between her pros and cons of living where she does and with
When Hamlet explains,“ this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul…”, the “why” adds a tone of confusion, hinting that not even Hamlet can explain as to why he feels this way about the air. The sentences that follow continue the pattern of being an antithesis, with Hamlet describing man with great admiration, but then contradicts what he just said with, “Man delights not me”. Hamlet’s usage of antithesis reflects how he repeatedly contradicts his own thoughts throughout the play. Because of his father’s recent death, Hamlet’s mentality is confused, uncertain, and pessimistic. His disinterest in the world he knows is beautiful confirms the depressed state he is in.
In isolation from the other men Crooks begins to doubt what he sees. The loneliness affects his sense of reality and he starts to imagine things. Because he does not have anyone to turn to “and ast him if he sees it too”, he has no one to confirm his suspicions. He has doubt in himself, “I just don’t know”, and there is no one to protect him which leaves him on edge with no closure. Crooks tries to conceal his loneliness because it opens him as a target, it is a weakness, having no one to talk to has affected Crooks in such
Stealing ‘Stealing’ is a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, where a thief recounts his motives for stealing, as well as some of the more unusual objects he has taken. Loneliness and the persona’s search for a companion is the prominent theme presented throughout. This is first alluded to in the first stanza, where it is made immediately clear that the reason the persona steals is because of his solitude. The poem starts with a rhetorical question, which seems to be a repetition of a question someone has asked him. This suggests that there have been many objects he has stolen over the years, and that picking the “most unusual thing” is difficult.