On the inside, however, he is just a lonely man that doesn’t have confidence in himself. He doesn’t confront his fears, but rather, he muffles them up by using an impervious chassis of distasteful personality traits of arrogance and condescendence in order to avoid facing his true self. Escaping reality, however, is only temporary and reality always catches up. In the end, he is forced to face his cowardice and loneliness. When Nick sees him along Fifth Avenue, he “[frowns] into the windows of a jewelry store” (178) as if remembering the loss of Myrtle, or even possibly seeking a new abode for his thirst of love.
In The Moon is Down, the soldiers feel the need to return home. They begin to doubt what they are doing and if they are being told the truth. They become uneasy when the enemy doesn't talk to them. The townspeople's hatred is growing. They remained indoors and stared from behind curtains while the patrol walked through the town.
There is a reason why he consciously feels like he has to go; he needs to test the perceptions he has of his life. By leaving at sunset, Goodman Brown is going into the darkness; the light is gone, and the night represents unsafety. The night allows Goodman Brown to sink deeper into the depths of his conscience, causing his mind to be less alert; thus, representing the unsafety. He is willing to accept this unsafety, however, in order to test his perceptions. In order to clear his conscience, he must take this journry, which can occur only on this very night.
This catalyst is set up to promote tension, which shows Louise’s behavior, while awakening Thelma is from her ordinary reality as a housewife. At that moment that Louise shoots Harlan, in self-defense, in self-protection and revenge, she automatically changes their destiny. The crime committed is the key that holds them together in search of freedom from their past, their identity, and their actions. This dramatic event also serves the story, first to address the issue of rape, abusive relationships, and its aftermaths. Secondly, it serves to point out the characters’ acceptance of their fate.
I will sum up which points have a bigger effect on her intentions and motivations and the effect she has on the characters of the play. I will support my reasons with quotations to justify its relevance. Arthur Miller’s play named “The Crucible” is based originally upon the Salem witch trials that occurred in the late 1600’s in the state of Massachusetts. The play also relates back to the 1950s Communism trials that took place in America, in which Miller himself was questioned for his beliefs in McCarthyism. The play commences by introducing a girl named Betty, who is the daughter of Reverend Parris.
If there was a funeral she would be there to help console them. You could always count on her to be there. Molly Gardner had a strong personality. Molly would show her personality by the way she presented herself. Jim the narrator said "Mrs. Gardener was admittedly the best-dressed woman in Black Hawk, drove the best horse, and had a smart trap and a little white-and-gold sleigh.
Throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Holden's loneliness shines through in the way he frequently reaches out to complete strangers for companionship (strangers he generally dislikes, too, which shows just how desperate he is for company). True to his contradictory nature, he also tries to isolate himself at the same time, for he fears abandonment. Abandonment, as a matter of fact, is at the very root of his issuance with creating connections: he reaches out to people and then immediately proceeds to push them away, for he is terrified of getting hurt by them. During the 48 hours that Holden spent alone in New York, pity for him can be expected to develop quickly. He’s so desperate to communicate with someone-anyone-that he is reaching out to absolute strangers, oftentimes even considerably older than himself.
Rain might symbolize hard times that the narrator has endured in his life. When he says he has "outwalked the furthest city light", it implies that he feels he has had more and worse troubles and hardships than most people. As he walks through the city he feels lonely and isolated commenting that an interrupting cry (possibly even coming from his own house) seems to not even care that he is gone. The watchman in this poem might symbolize God who is watching him on his "beat." The man is too ashamed that he is contemplating suicide to look God in the face, but still, he does not change his attitude, hence his unwillingness to explain.
He promises her that this was the last time he is going. As if he has made such promises before. He keeps on stressing that this is the night he has to go which is a sign of people having psychological issues. Not only they are obsessed with what they think they should do, but also they have to do it. He drove along the dreary and darkest road.
The societal ignorance enforces our belief that he is lonely on this gloomy night. “When he passes a night watchman, another walker in the city with whom the speaker might presumably have some bond, he confesses, ‘I… dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.’ Likewise, when he hears a voice in the distance, he stops in his tracks--only to realize that the voice is not meant "to call me back or say goodbye" (Bolton). The two times he had a chance to interact with the community, either he showed no interest in speaking or the cry wasn’t meant for him. These two interactions emphasize his loneliness with the