Meursault discusses the death of his mom in a very factual manner and sets tone for the rest of Meursault’s reactions to the other events that occur. When Raymond asserts that he and Meursault are friends, the reader sees that Meursault does not seem to care either way and accepts it quite apathetically. Meursault presents his thoughts in short simple sentences. His curt observations never show any depth or further thought of what is going on around him. Camus presents Meursaults thoughts in this way in order to furthering the idea that he does not care much for what is
In a life lesson taught by Talzani, Mark has to learn to ‘forget the dead’ and ‘turn away from the past’, to realize that he is not responsible for the death of his friend and failing to bring his body back. When Elena first meets Mark, she is primarily engrossed by his watchful eyes, eyes that ‘had seen too much.’ The excessive amount of wars and pointless deaths take a toll on Mark’s health, both emotionally and physically as his feelings become numb to the pain of the world, evident when he fails to shed a
This shows that Rick really does not care about any of the politics happening and he just wants to go about his own business. The attitude Rick expresses at the beginning of the film is the same attitude most Americans had in regards to the war. It seems that Rick has allowed himself to become cynical because he feels that his earlier engagement with Ilsa, fighting against fascism in Spain, was a fool's game. He feels used and bitter, and he is convinced that he has been betrayed when he really was not. Although Rick starts out as a very selfish man who could care less about the politics going on in the world around him, he gradually changes throughout the film to become the unselfish man we see at the end of
He gave out everything in the war, just to be left with a scar that will make him impotent for the rest of his life. Jake turns to alcohol to bury his sorrow thoughts, but when he sees Brett, the woman he loves, his sadness over powers him. He knows he can never have her, and that she will always be his friend, not his lover. His inability to have her makes Barnes think of himself as less of a man. Although, he is disillusioned by his injury, he still is cognizant about the unproductiveness of the Lost Generation.
Instead of stopping the rape, Amir simply turned his back on the incident, and tried to forget it even happened. More than likely, “The Rich Brother’s”, a story written by Tobias Wolff, acclaimed short story author, Pete would be ashamed of Amir’s actions. Pete faces his problems head on, so that is why he became
From this time forth I never will speak words”. This last line of his does not reveal his motive for his deceptive ways. The fact that he “will never speak words” shows his deliberate silence. His lack of guilt and remorse, which is said to be of “devilish and evil” behaviour, is also evident in this text as he does not apologise for his actions, making his behaviour more terrifying. Iago’s emptiness of purpose, along with his lack of remorse, shows how different he is from the human race and how he bears no human emotional qualities, which therefore sets him apart from society and makes him an
He feels his life has been empty when he says, “But I want to use my respite for one meaningful act.” The “respite” portrays the suffering he is going through when Death coming to kill him. The knight now doubts God’s actions for humans and starts to lose faith in Him because he knows he did nothing to deserve this tragedy. He was confused because he saw
Lethargy has never been a praiseful factor. Mankind has looked down upon those who’ve shown apathy in comparison of those who've started and created a life with diligence. Christopher Morley, an American journalist, essayist, and novelist, writes a piece that contradicts all such beliefs of hard work in his essay, “On Laziness.” Morley praises the consequences that come from the benefits of indolence. We all just want to drop everything, and live a life stress-free from work and school, but we know how guilty that would feel. Morley implies that his audience leaves their strenuous lives and take a break once in awhile.
He says that Haemon’s life will be the payment to Creon’s debts to the Gods and that Creon has now gone beyond forgiveness. When Teiresias is led away by his acolyte the chorus reminds Creon that no one has ever known Teiresias’ prophecies to be false and Creon finally realizes he needs to undo what he has done but it is too late. Creon’s failure does not go unnoticed by the Gods and he is punished for the bad decisions he has made. Throughout the play, Creon’s failures cause much calamity. Though at the time of the bad decisions, Creon believes he was doing what is best for Thebes, his stubbornness and pride prevents him from being a good leader.
“For this I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart” (Shelly, Ch. 5, paragraph 3). Victor’s creation on the other hand is displayed as malicious and demonic in the beginning of the story but we see his more human side as the story progresses, as he wishes for a companion, “I am alone, and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects.