There is a repetition of the word, “they’re” tends to make this poem impersonal, like someone else is doing all these things to the men and it isn’t anyone’s fault. The readers cannot help but feel guilt, as it can be interpreted to seem like the reader didn’t do anything to help, nothing was done to save these men. The
Likewise, Kabuo distrusts his white neighbours so much that he refuses to cooperate with Art Moran’s investigation of Carl’s death. He has past experience of great prejudice and realises he must defend himself as no one else will trust a “jap”. His defensive mechanism however, which is to be still and proud, is culturally misinterpreted at his trail and instead he just appears cold and arrogant. Guterson suggests that prejudice runs in circles, with each biased action and attitude reinforcing prejudice. Characters that are surrounded by such resentments start to internalise them, allowing them to seep into other parts of their life.
this very discontent feeling would further add to the very isolation the Glaspell is trying to portray. How is anyone to feel connected when they much live with a foul personality? “He was a hard man” (Glaspell 181); “Like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Glaspell 181). He gave his wife a dispirited sense of being. She probably felt smothered by his bleak nature and with the fact that the farmhouse was too isolated for anyone to want to visit, Mrs. Wright was left alone.
Captain Nemo is mysterious and paranoid, his hatred for mankind is because of their corruption. “So it was a sad day I spent, between my wish to regain freedom and my regret at saying goodbye to the marvelous Nautilus…” –Aronnax. This quote represents Aronnax’s main conflict, he cannot stay with the Nautilus because he must help his friends, even though he is fascinated by the knowledge he can obtain by the Nautilus. The conflict between Aronnax and Captain Nemo is that Captain Nemo is keeping Aronnax’s friends captives of the ship. The main conflict of Aronnax is that he has to choose between science vs the freedom of his fellow man.
T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song Of J Alfred Prufrock” depicts the speaker’s life of alienation and depression. Eliot focuses on Prufrock’s life as being depressed and separate from the world in which he lives in. Eliot’s use of metaphors and vivid imagery illustrates Prufrock’s alienation from the world as well as his depressed state of mind. T.S.
Throughout the poem Prufrock expresses his ideas about dull, uneventful, and mediocre life. He wants to take a chance and make progress but he is too scared to make a fool of himself. His anxieties and obsession with making a fool of himself have isolated him from the world leaving him to feel disillusional. For example Prufrock says “And indeed there will be time to wonder, “Do I dare?” and ,”Do I dare?” time turn back and descend the
This is one of the reasons for his mental break down. Holden sees the world as corrupt and wants to protect the children’s innocence. Holden cannot find a place for himself in the world. All of this leads to his downfall, consisting of his parents abandoning him, him not fitting in, and nobody wanting to be around him. A symbol from this novel is Holden’s red hunting hat.
This barrier “sealed off the highway/ From [their] doorstep” representing the disassociation the migrants have towards Australian society. This physical division between Australians and the migrants reflects the migrants’ perception of their lack of welcome or belonging. The simile “...and fell like a finger/pointed in reprimand or shame” further amplifies feelings of alienation and discomfort. A sense of dislocation is evident through the uncertain nature and impermanence of the Hostel. The simile “we lived like birds of passage” followed by “always sensing a change/In the weather” emphasises the absence of a fixed home for the migrants.
In The Simple Gift Billy tries to forms a self defence towards Caitlin when he first sees her by rejecting her. “My first thought was to hate her because of her shiny watch and her perfect skin”P38.Billy is aware of Caitlin because she seems to be so different from him and he felt he would be judged by her. “and I knew she’d call the manager” P38 In Strange Chameleon the protagonist has a very low self esteem because he does not fit in. He feels that he doesn’t deserve his lover because of this. “Swimming in a dirty river with dirty me you were very beautiful.” Nakayama uses repetition to make the audience focus on thought that he sees him self as “dirty” and how he doesn’t deserve her.
Because the crystal merchant is fearful of what his life will be like after he achieves his dream, he chooses to remain in Tangier to maintain his business instead of following his dream pilgrimage to Mecca. He is an example to Santiago of what his life could be like if he decides to accept defeat. He is not comforted by the life of the merchant. The merchant is remorseful and disappointed with his choices. The Crystal Merchant acts not only as an example to Santiago, but also as a warning.