In act II of The Crucible, Arthur Miller features two characters who stood out as very closed-minded. Reverend Hale and Mary Warren provide evidence of closed-mindedness because they reject the truth before them. Reverend Hale shows his closed-mindedness when John Proctor cannot recite the Ten Commandments. Mary Warren's closed-mindedness proves when Abigail Williams gets stabbed and Cheevek found a poppet in John Proctor's house. Reverend Hale's closed mind prevented him from seeing the true John Proctor Hale arrives at Proctor's house to warn him that Elizabeth has been accused of witchcraft.
In some of the stories written by Fitzgerald the symbolism of time has been tied into the themes. In the novel The Great Gatsby and the short story “Winter Dreams” time is shown as disillusionment and the destruction of dreams. Fitzgerald uses time as a way to comment on how dreams will never be obtainable. The characters in these stories such as Jay Gatsby and Dexter Green have dreams that make them live their lives for something that they could have had in their past. Dreams are unobtainable when it requires the past to change.
It is upon their awakening that they can hardly recall the events that have taken place due to the insanity of the situation that had taken place, this in affect causes them all to disregard it as only a dream. When Titania wakes she tells to Oberon “My Oberon! What visions have I seen! Methought I was enamour’d of an ass.”( Act 4 scene 1 lines 76-77) She is unable to recall that it is her reality while under the influence of the potion. Bottom also can only recall the night’s events as a dream, as he cannot explain what great things that had he experienced that night.
What does it mean to him? What emotions does the poems speaker express? Henry Perowne is a very complex character, crafted in the image of a world-conscientious person of the present. The fact that he doesn’t like works of fiction and poetry doesn’t come as a surprise. A general analysis of Henry’s personality would show that his mind is based in the here and now and doesn’t really entertain any ideas that for most provide an escape from reality.
In the text “The Last Days of Muhammad Atta”, Martin Amis uses words of strong emotion and detail which help you analyze how he was on the inside, rather than judging who he was by his actions. One quote that showed a characterization for Muhammad Atta was, “Now he recomposed himself. Never in his life had he spoken his mind”. This quote shows Atta was possibly insecure of his words, or just shy. He kept things to himself, and was secretive about what was going on in his mind.
The reason for this was the multitude of ineffective and disconfirming forms of listening that Andre practiced. One form was pseudo listening this is when someone pretends to listen but they are actually focused on their own thoughts. An example of this was during their first classes. Andre had no respect for Mrs. Gruwell so he pretended to listen when he actually had his brother on his mind. He also used literal listening, which is when you listen to messages on the content level and ignore the messages on the relationship level.
She is also represented as the active one in the relationship which shows how he is not able to take her for himself or say that he wants her, ‘when no voice replied, she put my arm about her waist.’ This represents him as very passive and quite pathetic which is reinforced through the narrator’s first line of speech, ‘I listened heart fit to break.’ This suggests that he is waiting for someone, maybe even longing. Browning structured this poem as a dramatic monologue and has included structural features such as enjambment which makes the poem sound less like a crafted speech and more like a casual conversation, which may be seen as eerie considering what he does later on in the poem. This starts to present the theme of madness in the poem as it is all a justification for the later events of the poem. The end of the poem juxtaposes the beginning as the lines ‘in one long yellow string I wound, her tiny little throat around, and strangled her.’ The explicit nature in which the narrator says this indicates that he is not a mentally stable being and so reinforces the themes of madness within the poem. This continues through to the very end of
Soon after, the author adds something or someone abnormal, and the story becomes mysterious and paranormal. Another thing that tricks the reader into thinking that the stories do not involve anything supernatural is their titles. The names of both short stories do not sound like they are related to anything unordinary. The other thing that I noticed is that Ray Bradbury uses a lot of foreshadowing in his short stories. In the "Fever Dream," Charles is very sick.
He does so by describing things in an emotive, melancholic way, for example by describing the moss as 'blackest' and the nails as 'rusted. The Narrator of the poem is not Mariana; the way in which the Narrator is able to 'look on the sweet heaven' where as Mariana 'could not' shows the disconnection of Mariana even between her and the narrator, indicating that she is unable to see things in the same way as others - as if she is unable to escape from her own mind. This feeling of entrapment is shown further through imagery of her enclosed life, such as through mentioning the wall, which encloses her from reality. The form of each stanza takes on a similar format, in almost a chanting fashion - further conveying the monotony of Mariana's life. Furthermore, mentioning of 'the slow clock ticking' further indicates that Mariana is purely sitting and watching time pass before her, rather than trying to do something about her life, which accurately shows Tennyson's portrayal within this poem of women's lack of self determination.
Hamlet thinks too much and don’t act according to his plans of though, The Oedipus complex is one of the several reasons that cause Hamlet to delay his act of revenge against Claudius, hamlet acts insane and have signs of schizophrenia and lastly his religion thoughts would delay his act of revenge. Hamlet delays his revenge against Claudius because he thinks too much. There are several examples at the play that Hamlet over analyzed the situation but never putted to action. Hamlet argues to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern about the philosophy of what is “good” and “bad”. “Why, then, ’tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison.” (Act 2, scene 2).