In Charlie’s conditions, even a rabbit stew or a warm water bath was to be looked forward to on a Saturday night and warmth was from the ‘…pieces of fallen bark’ which he gathers from Mr Peacock. The protagonist was in an unfortunate and dreary state at the start of the novel. The idea of Runner being referred to as a sulky novel is also highlighted by the minor characters that were mentioned. Daisy Maloney, ‘…having lost her husband in the war…’ had to be a prostitute for a living. She must earn money to raise her kids, and with her attractive looks, ‘…she was a popular choice for men ’.
She puts her emotions to the side to allow Pete do what is right in his heart. After Peter’s departure to Memphis, his little brother is still desperate to be with him. He wants to be with Peter so bad that he walks “Them twenty-two miles, all the way to Memphis”. The narrator demonstrates how important being with his brother is to him. The narrator walks a distance considered lengthy even for adults.
In Jack’s case he first seems paranoid when Wendy hears him screaming and comes to his aid only to find that he had a nightmare about killing his family. In Macbeth you can first tell that he is paranoid when he is in his chambers pacing, scared that he will lose his crown. Although Macbeth turns to murder a lot quicker than Jack, they both resort to murder in the end. With Macbeth murdering King Duncan and Jack trying to kill his family, it is clear that they both are mentally unstable. Another strong connection between the two, are the hallucinations that they suffer.
The pleasure obtained from the dead animals served to satisfy his sexual drive and provide him with gratification. Dahmer became conditioned to associate death with pleasure, thus finding satisfaction and sexual gratification only by being in the presence of death. Throughout grade school, Dahmer remained an outcast. He could not associate with others because he received no sort of fulfillment from forming personal relationships or friendships. Soon after graduating high school, dead animals were losing his interest and he moved on and claimed his first victim.
‘Where?’ I ask wearily. Remembering Brad” (137), because earlier, he and Twitch had gone to Brad’s house as a squat, and Brad almost raped Dylan. Brad was going to have sex with Dylan, as he often does with Twitch, but Dylan didn’t know about his and Twitch’s deal for staying there, which almost got him raped, and made him very wary of the rest of Twitch’s ideas. Also, this theme is shown later, when Glen was helping Dylan, because Dylan begins to believe that everybody wants something from him; another recollection of Brad. Glen was just trying to be helpful because Dylan reminded him of his brother who had overdosed, but Dylan grouped together all helpful acts with people planning on using him.
She sleeps with Albert and even has the audacity to ask Celie if it’s okay. Even though Celie doesn’t like her husband even hates it is not okay to do so. These are all examples of Shug’s harlot like sex escapades. In the middle of the story Shug begins to be a better person by being a friend for Celie. Shug helps Celie with her abusive husband.
Since Lady Macbeth set him up to this by insulting his manhood, Macbeth took a turn for the worst when he started experiencing fear and guilt. You’d think he’d put an end to all of this negativity by this point, yet it actually drags out and he continues with doing malicious, unlawful acts. Eventually this leads to more trouble for Macbeth; He begins to struggle with hallucinations and sleeplessness, causing him to become extremely paranoid. He began to lose his human qualities during this process of regaining his ‘so-called’ manhood, as his killing spree was pretty much a joke on his actual manliness. Macbeth’s decadence then led to his marriage to slowly fall apart.
In a brief voiceover, Colin tells us that running is the way his family has always coped with the world's troubles, but that in the end, the runner is always alone and cut off from spectators, left to deal with life on his own. Elliot Barnes-Worrell portrays the fluent speaker but unfocused Colin who finds an escape from the bleakness of his life in an effective way. The death of his cherished father, clashes with his mum’s new boyfriend, and his reckless escapades, courting trouble with feckless best mate Jase (Jack McMullen) all leading to a spell in a Young Offenders Institute - through the self- titled solo sport. Colin made a name for himself through disgracing and hurting the people he loved. However Barnes
“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
Iago’s murder of Emilia could also come from the general hatred of women that he displays. Emilia can be seen as a cover up to Iago’s true sexuality. When Iago tells Othello, “I am yours favour” it sets up the idea of Iago having homosexual feelings for Othello, these words sounding like a wedding vow. He certainly seems to take great pleasure in preventing Othello from enjoying marital happiness with Desdemona by framing her to be seen as unfaithful to Othello also he expresses his love for Othello frequently and effusively, for example; "…I lay with Cassio lately…. In sleep I heard him say, "Sweet Desdemona, Let us be wary, let us hide our loves!"