"Boy, I sat at that goddam bar till around one o'clock or so, getting drunk as a bastard. I could hardly see straight." Holden tried all he could to try to be cool he was faking it just to fit in. He drank, cursed and criticized life l to make it seem he was like he knew of his habits. I myself have found me doing this at times, also.
Richard Cory had no friends the people of the town never really saw him as a person, in fact they never saw him at all, the “people on the pavement looked at him”, never spoke to him, he was only something to admire. He was a god in their eyes, almost holier than thou, “and he was rich-yes, richer than a king” yet He rarely spoke but when h... ... middle of paper ... ...t it. He could not accept his life and so his only escape was to drink and so he did. In both of these poems Robinson portrays the outcast within society. One seemingly well off and content with his life, the other outwardly miserable.
One part of the subconscious mind is the id, or “basic desires”, of a human being (Baker 4). Carton desires to drink as a way to detach from his past, and because of his lack of emotional strength, he allows his id to take over and Carton becomes an alcoholic. Based on Carl Jung’s ideas, Carton is considered an introvert because he is described as the “idlest” of all men and is viewed by society as a worthless drunk (Dickens 91). This displays Carton’s struggle with another element of the subcon... ... middle of paper ... ...n society would be comprised of people who understand their true personalities and purposes in life. Thus, an honest, genuine society with little deceit would form.
One day when Sydney visited the Manette residence he called on Lucie and pledged his love to her. After hearing this, Lucie feels nothing but compassion for Carton. He asked nothing more of Lucie than to always remember how deeply he cared for her, and that he would make any sacrifice to her or anyone dear to her. Lucie was the main reason for bringing out the new , more positve Sydney Carton. He now looked at things with a more positive attitude and a new personal strength was seen in his later actions.
Despite this crumpled appearance, Marmeladov's "eyes seemed even to be lit with rapture" (12). The proprietor and patrons of the bar view Marmeladov as a "funnyman" (14) and an object of ridicule as he gets more inebriated, yet Raskolnikov is drawn to him even though the downtrodden Raskolnikov has, for weeks, fled all company. Marmeladov, who recognizes a sorrow in Raskolnikov's face, has a need to tell him about his life, which has been destroyed by alcohol. He had once been "a titular councillor" (12), a low level government worker. His first wife died, leaving him with a fourteen-year-old daughter Sonya to take care of.
Diver's controlling nature presents itself not only at his parties, but also in his relations with Nicole Diver. While Diver does love his wife, he nonetheless "handles" her, always treating her like a patient over whom he has power. During their courtship, the letters Diver sends to Nicole Diver say mostly, "be a good girl and mind the doctors" (130). These were not traditional love letters, rather letters between an adoring patient and her doctor. Diver retained his superior status as doctor who had control over her while corresponding with her, as his letters contained commands for her behavior -- he knew she would follow his directions.
Poe shows us that Montresor was not respected or feared by his servants’ actions. The servants’ leaving after being given a direct order to stay does give credence to the fact that Montresor must be very methodical and unyielding to his schedule. Only once Fortunato to the catacombs does he betray his own premise. Montresor refers to Fortunato as his “poor friend” (716). At this point Poe has depicted this instigator of a “thousand injuries” as a drunken jester that can barely catch his breath at this point in the story.
The court then released Darnay. This was one of the ways Sydney Carton presented assistance to others, and that shows that he is a good person who does not mind helping other people. After the trial Carton and Darnay met with each other, and they had a talk. Mr. Carton had told Darnay that he hated him because Lucy loved him. Couple of months after this incident, Mr. Carton asked to meet with Mr. Darnay.
One of these complex characters who Dickens brings out in different light later is Sydney Carton. In the beginning of the story, when he is first introduced to us at Charles Darnays’ trial, we only see his outward actions, and none of his feelings. All we see of the man is that he appears to be a sloppy drunk, and quite the good-for-nothing loser. He spends the entire period during the trial staring at the ceiling with his eyes glazed over, never speaking once because he’s too drunk to do so. We later see that him after the trial, at a restaurant with Darnay.
Sydney Carton is one of the most important and interesting characters in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. The essence of his character is the dramatic change he makes throughout the book. Even though he starts the book as a miserable drunkard, he gradually shows signs of feelings for other people and ultimately gives up his own life for the sake of others. Dickens demonstrates through Sydney Carton’s trajectory to a hero that people who start life appearing worthless can often make remarkable transformations. In the beginning of the book, Sydney Carton is set up as intelligent and observant but is portrayed as a drunkard whose low self-esteem leads him to have problems with others.