Overall, these stories share a common theme of loneliness and tragedy. Each story had a sad ending that either dealt with despair in the mind or death. When comparing my life to these stories I think that there is always a truth do the paradox of perceived reality because reality can be whatever one wants to see it as. The Underground man sees himself as an outcast, therefore he is one, the director sees the step-sons death as a play instead of truth, and Gregors family sees him as a bug, so he loses his ambition to function in the house as a person. If the characters in these stories had a different look on what reality is, than the endings would have been altered dramatically.
Moreover, the underground man is full of contempt for readers but is desperate that the reader understands, he reads very widely but writes shallowly, he depicts the social thinkers as superficial and he desires to collide with reality but has no ability to do this. Therefore the underground man is completely emotional, babbly with no real form. Works Cited Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground and the Grand Inquisitor, trans. R. E. Matlaw.
After the war, Jake finds himself lost in m... ... middle of paper ... ... going on inside the minds of these characters than meets the eye. In conclusion, Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises is a novel about the disillusionment and loss of identity felt after the destruction of World War I. This feeling of ambiguity reaches far past the ex-patriot of the story, affecting his love interest, the men she has on puppet strings, and those they encounter along their journey. Through the themes and motifs of dissatisfaction, identity, and faulty communication, one can clearly see how the act of being wounded and wounding has a profound influence on the work. “Undressing, I looked at myself in the mirror of the big armoire beside the bed.
In addition to his trying childhood, Byron had an unstable marriage in his mid 20’s, which led to his depression. His unsuccessful marriage is reflected through his discussion of life’s pain and hardships that only the toughest men have to overcome. The last influence on Byron’s poems was his strange personality. Byron was known for having high anxiety and OCD, which he let consume his entire life. By devoting whole poems to one topic Byron is revealing his over compulsive personality.
The men are not allowed to discuss their feelings or emotions without being classified as weak or feminine. Chuck Palahniuk and Pat Barker try to break the stereotype of men having to be tough and emotionlessness and encourage men to express their feelings and overall what it is like growing up without a father. The alienation created by growing up fatherless provokes the men in these novels to search for a... ... middle of paper ... ...s their feelings and emotions, which emasculated the men in their eyes. In example, Willard is the man who cannot walk. He is so embarrassed and feels so emasculated because of his condition that he refuses to believe he has anything other than a physical problem.
Heathcliff is convinced that Hindley and Catherine are the reason for his loneliness and how he... ... middle of paper ... ...his is impossible to prevent. This leads to Mr. Heathcliff self destruction, because all of his life he has been looking for strategies to get revenge on those he hates. He does not want Wuthering Heights to be a haven, rather a purgatory. To his dismay he realizes his years of revenge, will not last all generations. Seeing how both families, the Linton and the Earnshaw's stand up for one another, Heathcliff understands that the one thing that kept him alive has now been defeated.
He attributed much of his own personal struggle to the horrible relationship that he and his father had developed. He used the strain placed on the relationship as an excuse for why he never had blossoming romances with females and great friendships with those he would meet. In the end, Kafka derived his morals and family values particularly from his overbearing father. In his writings, various amounts of Kafka's characters were often in conflict with a controlling, dominant power. It was always a power that s... ... middle of paper ... ...g to reach out, no matter how bad the circumstance may be, he or she will eventually die.
The author does this again when writing: “I dread the events of the future, not in themselves, but in their results. I shudder at the thought of any, even the most trivial, incident” (Poe 235). Finally, he writes, “He was enchained by certain superstitious impressions in regard to the dwelling which he tenanted, and whence, for many years, he had never ventured forth…” (Poe 235). The terms “bounden slave” and “enchained” in these passages hint that Roderick is unable to move from his fears and is therefore stuck. Madeline is described as having “transient affections of a partially cataleptical character” (Poe 236).
However, Art overcomes the emotional trauma his father instilled in him through his writing. Vladek’s failure to move forward from his past experiences causes him to suppress his pain. He is unable to express his emotions; as a result, he uses control as a coping mechanism. Vladek’s control is illustrated when he destroys Anja’s memoirs. Vladek explains, “After Anja died, I had to make an order with everything… These papers had too many memories.
Once Poe had lost his wife Virginia to illnesses, his poems were noticeably growing darker and more gruesome, and her death “haunted Poe until the end of his life” (Erica). These are only a few hardships Poe faced throughout his life, and each one led him to become a more dramatic and disturbing person. Every suffering he faced was used as a prompt for his writings, and throughout his work he places his hurt and depression into each piece based off his own life. His famous poems are the results of his insanity based off his unfortunate life. Even though Poe lived a challenging and stressful life, his poems ... ... middle of paper ... ...clude the creepy setting of the story, the gruesome details, and the tragic death of a seemingly innocent man.