He r... ... middle of paper ... ...ny of the lessons that Twain previously informed us in the books' Notice are not in the book. Huck is completely freed of the fear of his father, as Jim realizes that it is time that he learns the truth about his death. Jim is now a free man, showing that Miss Watson realized the error of her ways right before death. Most importantly, Huck realizes how his life has changed throughout this experience and chooses that the society that he was born into is in many ways corrupted by the people within it. Fortunately, because of the money and lack of legal control, he has the ability to retire from it, as he plans to "light out for the Territory ahead of the rest" (Twain, 1256) before mainstream society has the ability to come and ruin it with the misguided traditions and beliefs.
“...maybe he felt that he’d become too inured to death…” (44). “You would think that the long nights employed in this scutwork of the flesh would make anyone reconsider the logic of not postponing the inevitable” (49) , you would think that knowing exactly what happens after death and seeing that life just ends and a body just exists in a lifeless way would make a man not want to die. You would think that, but for Father it didn’t matter. Bechdel describes Father as a confused man who threw himself at his work to cover up the fact that he was never happy. They had a full family, they did family things, but Father was missing something in his life; he was missing a lover, a male lover.
At Ivan’s funeral, nobody seemed devastated by the loss of Ivan, which gave the reader an understanding of how little Ivan’s life meant to the people even the ones close to him. Later in the reading, but before his death Ivan questions how he lived his mortality life and what if he lived his life properly. Before his death he had come to the realization that his death would benefit all the others around him. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" begins with the death of Ivan in order to get it out of the way. In essence the
The actual death scene is saved until the end of the novel, but he shows you the reaction of some of Ivan’s colleagues as they hear the news of Ivan’s death. You are almost disgusted at the nonchalant manner that Ivan’s “friends” take his death. They are surprised by his death, but immediately think of how his death will affect their own lives, but more importantly, their careers. “The first though that occurred to each of the gentlemen in the office, learning of Ivan Ilyich’s death, was what effect it would have on their own transfers and promotions.” (pg 32) As a reader, you have to wonder how Ivan must have had to live in order for people close to him to feel no sadness towards the loss or even pity for his wife. In fact, these gentlemen are exactly like Ivan.
Not because he valued his life, but because he had obligations to fulfill with Magwitch and Joe. Pip said "[Magwitch] would believe I deserted him, would be taken, would die accusing me"(429). He also said that "Joe and Biddy would never know how sorry I had been that night"(429). He worried about dying not letting people know how much he actually cared for them. After Pip had a near death experience, it made him realize that he shouldn't judge others based on their appearance.
Even though the speaker is clearly troubled by it, he moves on because he can't stop and think about it. As Jarrell transitions to stanza two, the speaker mimics the form of the first stanza, beginning with “when they,” followed by the actio... ... middle of paper ... ...eaker connects their disappearances to his own life, saying “They were there, and I saw them, and that is my life.” The speaker finally comes to terms with the fact that he was not helping the War, he only allowed his family to be destroyed by it, and there was nothing he could do about it. Jarrell ends the poem with a paradox, “I’m dead, and I want to die,” the speaker says. Although he is still physically living, the pain of living without his loved ones has proved too much to bear. Farrell’s uses of parallel structure and repeated syntax emphasized the speaker’s internal struggle of coping with his family’s disappearance for the War effort.
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 cannot accept any failures in life. He focuses on the approval of society, not looking inside his home where his family loves him. Willy loses touch with reality when he loses is his job. He sees death as a release from his failures, as well as the financial solution for his family. Sadly, his death brings his family the peace never possible while Willy was living.
His boss was looking to fire him for a long time. His whole life, he has had the wrong idea. “Success doesn’t come from just luck, popularity, or personality. All throughout the Death of a Salesman, Loman tells his two sons, Biff and Happy, that the key to success in life is to be “well liked” and that all you need is “a smile and a shoeshine.” (Brett) However, Willy completely ignored his true calling of working with his hands, to become a business man. He was so infatuated with the American Dream, he didn’t realize that he wasn’t a good Salesman, and would have succeeded as ... ... middle of paper ... ...ity to indulge in a world that doesn’t exist.
Willy faces the conscious battle between what he wants his sons to see and what he wants to keep personal. He wants to set the example of success to his sons by having a death of a salesman where tons of people attend his funeral and everyone knows whom they are there for. However, because he cheats at everything in his life from his job to his wife, his sons, Biff and Happy, have no father figure to look up to. This upsets Willy because he wants his sons to find happiness and success by following in his footsteps. Mr. Loman thinks that he will find happiness in work and doesn’t see that his wife, Linda, finds happiness in him.