The story of The Death of Ivan Ilych began at the scene of the main characters funeral, and then tells the tale of his life. Throughout, Ivan lived an average life, with no real importance to his name. The aura of wealthy society plagued his mind with ideas of how to live. Ivan carried out these ideas until he lay upon his deathbed. Tolstoy suggests through Ivan’s epiphany that his character infers altered understanding of life and death.
Ivan was at fault for his misery, revealing that he ignored his family in order to live up to the standards of the upper class. While Gerasim’s compassion took over Ivan’s thoughts, he realized that he had lived life incorrectly. In his final hours of life, he touches his son, noticing that he had hurt his family he began to understand why his life was full of regret. Ivan lived miserably because he waited until he was dying to reflect on his actions, he never questioned whether his actions were meaningful and did not recognize that his family and he were living a life full of lies. Gerasim reveals the role of altruism and how it permits one to be happy.
He knows that his father is going to a better place, but he doesn’t want him to fade peacefully. Dylan Thomas’s pain and grief is expressed in line 17 when he wants his father to, “Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears". His father’s temper was a curse, but he wants to be blessed with his fierce attitude because he misses him. It broke his heart to see him so beat down, despite however the nature of their relationship in his childhood was. His father’s struggle with cancer was the main influence on the poem, and it shaped Dylan Thomas as a
Although, Sasha’s grandfather wants to connect with him, his life long alcoholism causes his condition to worsen resulting in the loss of his life. Sadly his death came before his... ... middle of paper ... ...m. The watch shows him images of the joy his loved ones experienced just through the extra time he spends with them. These images of his loved ones joy moved Sasha greatly. He realizes that life is like a ticking clock; one does not have all the time in the world to make a perfect decision. Life is about more than making the perfect decision; life is about the experience of making mistakes and spending time with the people you love.
Also, the man... ... middle of paper ... ...ighting his father, he kept going until they were dead because he had lost the ability to love even his own family. Love and compassion are both crucial qualities for a human to have, and when it is taken away, people are no longer recognizable as themselves, much like the prisoners of the Holocaust. In both books, the people are left as near empty shells, but are somehow still standing there and still able to feel compassion and love. Elie Wiesel went through the worst experiences imaginable, however he somehow made it out and is still standing and still has the capability to love and feel compassion, and the old man returned near death as well, but also kept pushing himself, and even felt some compassion for the fish he followed into the sea. Humanity is an essential part of the world, and if it is lost, the world and all the people in it will be destroyed.
Strong relationships are the foundation of life. Night by Elie Wiesel explores this topic by throwing a father and son relationship into a tragic event. As the book progresses, Elie Wiesel’s relationship with his father strengthens his will to survive, even though the events have driven them apart. In the book, family is shown to be important for one’s survival, then his father’s wellbeing becomes his sole reason for survival and in the end the relationship fades but still strengthens the ability to survive. In the book, family is an important reason for survival.
Conrad was a suicidal boy who didn’t know what to do with his life. Confused and hopeless someone needed to help, shape his life around and make everything better. Someone with experience, someone to help make him better, someone to help turn his whole life around. His brother died and he witnessed it. When Conrad witnessed a death of a close one his soul and heart were broken for ever and it needs someone to help heal and bandage it up.
Close to the end he realizes that he has been living the wrong life that when he dies no one will miss him or cares just like the way people reacted in the first chapter they were unsympathetic towards his death. He sees that he has been living an artificial life and should have spent more time with his family and he should have been loving and he should have had created greater meaning for his life, which Gerasim shows him as he takes care of him in his last
The reason Doodle kept up with the competitive antics of his brother was to gain a sense of worth and belonging within his family. Doodle died a tragic death. Could it have been prevented? The narrator probably asks himself this everyday as he seeks sympathy from the fluent writings of, “The Scarlet Ibis.” Doodle loved his brother and wanted acceptance from the people around him. That is part of the reason why he died such a tragic death.
This made it stronger because now he thinks that he should support Shmuel in his hard time. After the incident with the officer, Bruno thought of doing something or help Shmuel so that he can get his only friend back and his trust. When he was wondering about how he can help, Shmuel told Bruno how his dad was missing, that’s when Bruno thought of helping Shmuel. When he got into the camp he felt like giving up and going back but, when he saw that his friend was sad because of the decision, he decided to stay and search of him. This is a great symbol of friendship, trust, hope and supporting.