Despite the protagonist’s clear devastation following Doodle’s death and the many memorable and endearing moments the brothers share, Doodle’s death is confirmation that destruction and manipulation conquer in the end. Doodle’s death specifically was expected to occur early on; however, he beats his nearly impossible odds and survives with many physical restrictions. Initially, the protagonist doesn’t attempt to understand Doodle or accept his imperfections; to him, Doodle was a “disappointment,” and his death was not significant. However, as the brothers spent time together, the protagonist began to understand Doodle’s loving, bold personality. He grows to love Doodle and their relationship appeared passionate and rewarding, but his underlying motives to help his brother revealed many complications in their relationship.
Did Willy’s life benefit the world? No. This is shown in the fact that nearly nobody shows up to Willy’s funeral service. Willy now has nothing to build upon, because he is not living anymore; He cannot rebuild his relationship with family or friends, because he is not living anymore; And because he is not living anymore, he cannot figure out why his life resulted this way. Willy was a hero to himself, and a salesman to the world; yet tragic in
When he views himself in the firehouse mirror after a night of burning, he grins "the fierce grin of all men singed and driven back by flame." His biggest regret in life is not having a better relationship with his wife. Faber is a very wise and intellectual man. He readily admits that the current state of society is due to the cowardice of people like himself, who would not speak out against book burning when they still could have stopped it. He berates himself for being a coward, but he shows himself capable of acts that require great courage and place him in considerable danger.
Along their journey together, the readers realize that Jim is basically the father that Huck has never had; Jim cares for and protects Huck despite whatever may become of him. Huck returns these sentiments because he soon grows to love the slave, and their mutual affection is cemented when Huck is “ever so glad to see Jim” (41). With this, Twain urges the audience to see Jim as an equal and compassionate individual. By doing so, Twain shows how the society is corrupt and foul, as it is enslaving and threatening the life of a man who is constantly risking his own salvation to save the people around him. Huck comes to the conclusion that Jim “had a good heart in him and was a good man” (286).
How Proud Is Too Proud; An analytic view on pride in “To Build a Fire” and “The Tragedy Coriolanus” John Ruskin once said “In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes” (Brainy Quote 1). Pride is the down falls of many great men and in the case of “To Build a Fire” and “Coriolanus” that is exactly what happened. The pride of these two men leads them both to an untimely end although in two different situations, the intertextuality binds them. I think pride is the common thread between these two tragic heroes and lead to the downfall and ultimately there demise. In both texts the men are depicted as men who are full of pride.
By meeting characters such as Clarisse, Beatty, and the academics, he learns to understand the fire after his whole society has collapsed around him. In the start, Guy believes that the fire is clean, then he started to realize how destructive it was, and only later did he find out that fire can provide the crucial life that people need.
The influence of the male model of manliness and the ideas society wanted men to conform to, compared to those who did not showcase their pain and suffering, were praised ‘the complex and the overworked neurasthenic officer was much closer to an acceptable, even heroic male ideal’ (History.ac.uk, 2016). These men were the heroes in the eyes of the society due to showcasing their strength during a time of despair. Recognizing a time of heightened male dominance only 50 years ago, it showcases that masculinity and
In this context ,“carrying the fire” can be understood as," the people chosen by God to carry the light on through the darkness, to preserve humanity within as examples" (Guo). This makes the boy feel as though it his job to be an example of a good human, which then in turn makes him act accordingly. This is a form a nurture because it is the father's encouragement that makes the son act in a manner that preserves the example of humanity. This lesson follows the boy throughout the novel even after his father has died when he asks the man, "[a]re you carrying the fire?" (283).
In Jack London's "To Build a Fire" we see a classic story of man against nature. In this story, however, nature wins. One reason that this is such a compelling and engrossing story is the vivid descriptions of the environment the nameless main character endures. Plot and characterization are brief, and the theme is simple. Yet this story is still a very popular story, and it has a mysterious quality that makes it great.
Here is where we should’ve “differentiated”, but I, to this day, can’t say we ever became that different. We skipped right to “circumscribing” which (McCornack 302,) would be spending less time together. (McCornack 302) We were never together, or talking at all. Over the course of two months we hurled through “stagnation” (McCornack 302,) as nothing could change between us. I tried to get an effort from him and he showed no interest.