Harsh effects of loneliness are shown the minute when Lennie resorts to physical violence as a threat causing Crooks to relent. Crooks evokes sympathy as soon as he starts to notice the consequences of his actions. As a result, loneliness can have damaging outcomes which were exhibited by Crooks’ reaction to his visit from Lennie. Crooks’ isolated character was conquered by every aspects of isolation such as seeking out to destroy those who are even weaker. Inviting Lennie inside his room depicts Crooks’ desire for company.
In the poem, it is the ‘pinnacle’ of the anger. It contrasts with the childlike language earlier on in the stanza, ‘snuffling pig’, which again highlights her anger, and suggests that the reason behind her anger is ‘childish’ or silly, but the anger is real. ‘Snuffling pig’ could be reflected in her husband- he is a ‘pi’ in personality, and he is supposedly ‘snuffling’ or looking for girls. This could be why she takes her anger out on an innocent creature Similarly, in Horse Whisperer, anger is shown in ‘foul hex’. Again, he is taking his anger out on an innocent animal, by making the horse unrideable, and therefore likely to be beaten or sold on.
This is also evident in Harry Wood, in which we see the theme of death and survival. However, in Harry Wood, and Martin and the Hand Grenade, the recurring theme is the brutality of man, compared to the cruelty of nature in the other two poems. To reinforce the cruelty of man, John Foulcher employs a number of stylistic features in Martin and the Hand Grenade. Foulcher’s use of the adjectival pre-modifier, “bleak skill,”
Molly Proctor 12/03/15 ! “In the stories in The Bloody Chamber Carter is excessively interested in violent instincts.” How far do you agree with this view?! Carter’s certainly takes an interest in violence making violent instincts prevalent within The Bloody Chamber and other stories. However, Carter does introduce readers to a number of themes beyond the apparent “violence” which formulates a debate as to what extent the violent becomes “excessive” within the texts. Various other themes include: love, pride and the oppression of women.!
Crooks does not associate with many people which causes him not to have many friends. He is also a hard worker,as soon as he finishes he goes to his bunk and stays quite till the day is over. Crooks does not even try to get alone with anyone because he feels excluded from all the other men on the ranch. He got the name " Crooks" by an accident when a horse kick him in the back. Crooks personality makes him not have any friends, he is not the type of person who would want friends.
Even though the men are surrounded by others inside they are isolated by their lack of companionship , they have no trust in one another except slim for his word 'is law'. This emphasizes the desperation during the depression and allows us as the readers to feel for these men and put
As such, it could be seen that it is Hindley’s treatment of Heathcliff that leads to his violent nature, and his later remark that he would like to ‘paint the house front with Hindley’s blood.’ Therefore, can we say that Heathcliff’s violence is just a product of his environment and the violence he is subjected to? This idea is one that is present throughout the novel, for example when Mr Lockwood enters the Heights for the first time, even though he is a gentle person described by Bronte as a creature of ‘tranquillity’, he indulges in violence when the dogs attack him, saying that he
Was Shakespeare trying to simply tell a story of revenge? Of course there is the possibility that Shakespeare included all the violence to teach a lesson to those who view his works. The persistent physical mutilation and injury in Titus Andronicus shows the audience that violence, in the name of revenge, is considered a social and moral norm, especially when said violence is argued as necessary. Over and over again the audience watches characters commit physical sins against their peers; however some characters seem completely justified in their actions while others do not. Titus is the prime example of a character that commits acts of physical violence and possesses reasoning for such acts that is acceptable and justifiable.
They help arouse tension and suspense and engage the reader through arousing their feelings towards the characters: this is at times like when Curely is beating Lennie and the reader is involved emotionally as they feel sorry for Lennie and when Candy is powerless to stop his dog getting shot. The theme of power and weakness is conveyed by Steinbeck in a rather elaborate manner with many subtleties and is weaved skilfully into the