Nick’s flawed narration exists to dispose those rumors but expose some harsher truths. Without making an attempt at something, life becomes an imprisoning mess of sorrow and pain. At the conclusion of the story, Nick is left alone in a state of deep pain, because he never even had a chance at achieving a dream. He never had one. While Nick never held this key, Fitzgerald notes with this novel that the world around him did.
At the end we can see that how afraid the narrator is of losing himself to Borges. He fails to express whether these are his actual feelings and ideas or if the writer inside of him is twisted and magnifying all the things. Basically, the narrator desires to live his own life being free from the persuasion of
Hamlets madness is linked with the events going on around him. He may have feigned it at the start, but the weight of his burdens begins to break him down. This is evident in his “To be or not to be” soliloquy. Thoughts of suicide are on his mind. Coping with these burdens took it’s toll and drove Hamlet to insanity.
Firstly, it allowed Hamlet to confuse those around him about what the cause of his troubled mind was and, also, about what his true intentions are behind any of his actions. This thought is portrayed through Hamlet deceiving Polonius into believing that his love for Ophelia was the root of his madness. Consequently, Polonius went immediately... ... middle of paper ... ...o keep his investigation hidden for as long as possible, to drive away all other aspects of his life that might interfere with his task and to absolve himself of all guilt he may acquire while on his quest. There is proof in his actions that his madness was feigned as he continued thinking rationally and speaking logically to characters like Horatio and Gertrude. A madman’s thought are not composed of logical rationale and he does not speak sanely to some, while at the same time, insanely to others.
But unfortunately he couldn’t, the monster haunted him and eventually ruined him. What was once a sought after dream, was now a nightmare. There would be only one solution;to kill the monster. But was the creation really the monster? To the society and Victor he was but to the viewer, he was only a helpless creator who lost his way.
Madness: Poe writes that Usher "entered, at some length, into what he conceived to be the nature of his malady." What exactly is his "malady" we never learn. Even Usher seems uncertain, contradictory in his description: "It was, he said, a constitutional and a family evil, and one for which he despaired to find a remedy--a mere nervous affection, he immediately added, which would undoubtedly soon pass off." The Narrator notes an "incoherence" and "inconsistency" in his old friend, but he offers little by way of scientific explanation of the condition. As a result, the line between sanity and insanity becomes blurred, which paves the way for the Narrator's own descent into madness.
-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” (Poe, 303). The narrator questioning his own madness is often proof that the narrator may be unreliable and, most likely, insane. For the narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart” it is apparent that he is mad due to the highly methodical way he went about killing a man he liked because the man’s eye troubled the narrator. Poe himself may not have killed anyone, but he did struggle with some kind of insanity like the narrator in “The Tell-Tale Heart.” In the story “William Wilson,” the narrator is presumably addicted to opium, alcohol, and gambling. The character William Wilson seems to share many traits with Poe himself when it comes to substance abuse and gambling.
In the open... ... middle of paper ... ... believes his life to be beyond his own control even when he is the only character to have made any significant decisions in the entire play. Because of the many times he refuses divine help and rejects the idea that he controls his life, Faustus' stubborn belief that he cannot be saved appears almost comically tragic to the audience. The reader gains a sense that Faustus uses fatalism as a justification to do whatever he wants. This may be Marlowe attempting to bring attention to a condition he saw in his society. For Faustus, fatalism became a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence (). The unnamed narrator states that he is not expecting anyone to believe the extraordinarily strange story that he is about to recount; however, he proceeds to lay out the events as he saw them. Further into the story the reader finds out exactly why the narrator is not to be trusted – he is an alcoholic. The narrator begins fighting his inner demons a... ... middle of paper ... ... blindingly illuminated that his perceived reality was not equal to that of actual reality. The unreliable narrator shows the readers just how out of touch with reality he has been at the resolution of the story; the narrator effectively hands himself over for murder of his wife simply because of his spite for the black cat.
The narrator is an example of an unreliable narrator, because he is telling the entire story himself and there is no objective narration to back up his assertions. Since this narrator cannot explain his actions without constantly explaining himself, he can't be fully trusted. Poe says about the unreliable narrator “True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been, and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses not destroyed not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute” (Poe 691).