Paul writes "an amazingly straight life" engendered by his captor, Annie, who, Album) her part, remains cool and collected Then the weather changes and Annie sinks into a depression, leaving Paul alone again.
During this time, Paul ventures out of his room and discovers a scrapbook, filled with newspaper clippings from Annie's life. Paul discovers that Annie began murdering people at the age of eleven. During her career as a nurse, Annie murdered dozens of elderly people and infants. She was charged and tried for only one infant's death, and though the jury believed Annie was guilty, they had "very reasonable doubts as to her guilt" After this, Annie no longer worked as a nurse.
When Annie returns from her "Laughing Place" where she goes to be alone, Annie tells Paul that his Camaro has been swept away in the spring snow melt Annie then tells Paul that she knows he's left his room multiple times. As punishment, Annie 'hobbles' Paul by cutting off his left foot with an axe. Paul continues writing as he recovers from his amputation. He and Annie reach an uneasy peace until a young police officer named Kushner arrives at Annie's house.
Paul screams from inside his room then throws his ashtray out the Bells Of Misery - Centinex - Subconscious Lobotomy (v.II.MCMXCIX) (CD, getting the officer's attention. Officer Kushner recognizes Paul as the missing writer Bells Of Misery - Centinex - Subconscious Lobotomy (v.II.MCMXCIX) (CD looking for, but Annie strikes and kills Kushner with her lawn mower. After this murder, Paul knows it's all "almost over" for he and Annie Paul decides he's going to kill Annie before she can kill him.
He hopes talking to women would be more effective, but the result is the same. When will he get us there? The brutality of the world is revealed through the passengers that Iona drives around. No one is willing to listen to Iona despite the continuous efforts made by him, which makes his need to talk very obvious. After being disappointed by the apathetic behavior of the surrounding public, Iona decides to go home early.
The symbolism in the story can be seen when Iona realizes that he will never find a person who would care about his misery or even pretend to do so and decides to share the memories of his son with a white mare, which is not able to speak but is always by his side.
The ending of the story is rather sad because Iona fails to find even a single human being to share his grief and has to settle with an animal, which is a symbol of his loneliness. Though Iona is relieved to be able to talk to someone finally, the fact remains that it is an animal with which Iona shares his feelings and not a human being who can understand the grief and respond to it.
Even though Iona feels better, the reader is left upset. This is true as Iona is struggling to find a person to talk to about his deceased son but is ignored by the rude public. In fact, this speech silences us. We ourselves have to ponder it. It is one of the greatest pleas for human tolerance in the whole of dramatic literature.
But it is also something more, and we must not lose sight of its dramatic importance: It is a prelude to Shylock's final decision concerning how he will deal with Antonio. Shylock speaks of a Christian's "humility" with heavy sarcasm; "humility," he says, is a much-talked-of Christian virtue, but a virtue which is not much in evidence. The "humility" of a Christian, Shylock says, ceases when a Christian is harmed, for then the Christian takes revenge. That is the Christian's solution, and that will also be Shylock's course of action, his solution to the wrongs he has suffered: "The villainy you teach me I will execute.
Shylock's speech Album) revenge is so powerful and so unanswerable that it is lost on Salanio and Salarino, who are none too bright anyway, but their silence on stage stuns us.
Shakespeare has manipulated our sympathy. Then, just when we were secure in feeling that Shylock's reasoning Album) just, Shakespeare shows us another facet of Shylock, one which we have seen before — his concern with possessions — and thus we must reconsider the whole matter of justice which we thought we had just solved. Shylock's friend Tubal enters, and in the exchange which follows, we realize that Shylock has become a miser in order to build his own personal defense against the hostile Christian mercantile world of Venice.
But his defense has increased to such an extent that he no longer can contain it; it possesses him now. He cannot properly distinguish between the love of riches and his love for his daughter, Jessica. Ask the Editors 'Everyday' vs. What Is 'Semantic Bleaching'? How 'literally' can mean "figuratively". Literally How to use a word that Album) drives some pe Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?
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