Since death cannot be overpowered, the way an individual struggles to survive and preserve life even in its final moments is more valuable than the mundane, meaningless activities pursued with apathy. As she continues to observe the moth, she begins to see the creature as a metaphor for life itself. The speaker describes him as he flies from one corner of the room to another as if “a fiber, very thing but pure, of the enormous energy of the world had been thrust into his frail and diminutive body” (1-2). From the speaker’s perspective, he was “nothing but life” (2). Yet, his existence is composed of simple activities, which means that he represents life in its most primal form to the speaker.
In many stories, authors let characters to take actions that allow them to benefit when the seemingly uncontrollable turning points come. In the film Stranger than Fiction written by Zach Helm, turning points are used this way through Harold Crick. Harold’s realization of being powerless to avoid his fateful death provides a turning point that induces Harold’s transformation, which helps him to stay alive at the end. Harold understands his failure to control his own destiny after witnessing the sudden demolishment of his own apartment, which triggers him to become earnest and goal-oriented by playing the guitar, to get rid of his inflexibility by pursuing his love interest Ana Pascal using irrational methods, and to complete his great alteration of character by heroically saving the little boy on the bike and getting hit by the bus. The courageous deed impresses Karen Eiffel who then changes the resolution of her novel.
But when Augustus goes back into remission, a twist is added to the story and Hazel becomes the healthier partner in their relationship. Hazel and Augustus’s love is put to the test as Augustus’s health deteriorates more and more each day. Readers are sitting on the edge of their seats, as they must wait to see what the fate of this courageous couple will be. The Fault in Our Stars also uses many themes in order to teach life lessons to young-adults reading this book. For example, John Green shows that love conquers all things, even cancer and death.
He begins to question the meaning of life or its meaninglessness. Suddenly, death becomes an undeniable reality to him, there is no going back.” (Sadigh 83) Gilgamesh makes the fate of all mortals, death, his final eminent task to conquer. He begins with an immediate attemp... ... middle of paper ... ...measures to stay alive as long as possible. Though, they actually just lose life worrying about avoiding death. Desperation for everlasting life only corrupts humans into accommodating short-lived and catastrophic means to avoid the fate of dying Even though Gilgamesh was one of the most favorable rulers before Enkidu came along, he is still a frequent topic in today’s literature as well as history.
When the boss first finds the fly, he chooses to save it and observes it see if it survives. He even praises it aloud saying, "You artful little b..." implying his wish to escape from depression. No one expects his or her child to die in war and I believe the fly represents his son who was in a dark, deadly place, and who the boss wanted to survive desperately. Although, the fly also represents something else, the boss 's depression. He drips ink onto the fly again just to watch it struggle to free itself and it does escape, but grows tired.
She will lose no more honor in submitting to his desires, he claims, than she lost life in killing the flea” (Perrine). The original point comes back to play and Donne demonstrates his creative intelligence within these last three stanzas. The intelligence displayed in the narrator can be shown in the persistent pleading with the lover. The narrator spun everything that the lover could have done and turned it into a way where the two can still reach his end goal. He never faltered from his desire and yet never pushed the lover into an uncomfortable position.
Oedipus’ decision to be prideful, stubborn, and rash all contributes to his impending doom. In Thebes, the law of free will prevails over men. Although Oedipus has already fulfilled his destiny, his excessive pride pushes him to reveal the truth of the murder of King Laius. Had Oedipus not acted upon that pride, he would have never realized that he had achieved his dreadful prophecy. Oedipus ignores the dangerous warnings of his companions, and instead increases the urgency of the hunt for the murderer.
He clearly doesn’t fully accept his role as a villain. He experiences guilt and his haunted by his conscience. Unfortunately, because he was convinced to commit murder, Macbeth must continue on this villainous path which ultimately leads to his own destruction just as the prophecies
This is the first instance where Hieronimo is doubtful of justice. Hieronimo states: If this inhuman and barbarous attempt, If this incomparable murder thus Of mine, but now no more my son, Shall unrevealed and unrevenged pass, How should we term your dealings to be just, If you unjustly deal with those that in your justice trust? (3.2.6-11) These lines provide the foundation for Hieronimo to seek out revenge instead of allowing the courts to decide the fates of the murderers of his son. Hieronimo is clearly angry and infuriated that the murderers have yet to be discovered. This is the moment ... ... middle of paper ... ...l a facility of Hieronimo, he would have realized that killing others does not achieve a resolution, but propagates even further confusion and chaos.
He simply will not compromise with the world, and he will pay whatever price that decision exacts from him, even though as his murderous career continues he becomes increasingly aware of what it is costing him. It seems clear that what his murder has cost him is the very thing that made him great in the first place. For no soon... ... middle of paper ... ...use he has any desire to win but because wants to take charge of the final event, his own death. The life he has created for himself leaves him with nothing else to do. This last point about Macbeth's bringing about his own death is an important element in his tragedy.