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He didn?t understand or think that he had done anything wrong or he just didn?t want to admit it but during the play, the inspector made Mr Birling feel slightly guilty for his part in Eva?s death but this didn?t happen until the later stages of the play. Although he became a bit guilty he is unable to admit his responsibility for his part in Eva smith?s death. Probably the character that shows most guilt and sympathy is Sheila Birling.
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Franz Kafkas magic realist novella The Metamorphosis uses the physical transformation of the protagonist Gregor into a bug as a reflection of his place in society
The extended metaphor of transformation (metamorphosis) is used to literally and emotionally alienate Gregor from his family members, and from humanity in general ? he refers to it as his ?imprisonment?. He experiences little human contact, eventually becoming totally isolated from everyone around him, including his sister Grete who had taken care of him. As the story progresses however, it is revealed that this feeling of estrangement actually preceded his transformation. Shortly after waking up and discovering that he has been transformed into a bug, he reflects on his life and notes how shallow and transitory his relationships have become, ?I still have to cope with?never
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Students were arrested at this party, leading students (many of which she doesn?t know) to hate her. She clearly suffers psychological trauma from this event, as displayed in her science class while dissecting frogs: ?My throat closes off. It is hard to breathe. I put out my hand to steady myself against the table. David pins her froggy hands to the dissection tray. He spreads her froggy legs and pins her froggy feet. She doesn?t say a word. She is already dead.
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Josie learns from Jacob that her culture is a large part of her identity which makes her unique. As Jacob tells her: ?I like that culture in you ?and that?s what I?m attracted to about you.?(page 83) Josie resented her Italian heritage because she believed it held her back from her aspirations as she struggled to be part of the world of John and Ivy: ?I want to belong to their world?where I can be accepted,? (page 32) This problem relates to many teenagers as various cultures have traditions that they need to respect.
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These mice may have had families of their own in which they would never return to. A mother mouse may have gathered food for the next meal only to see the father of her children never return. Of course it is better that she never see what had fatally happened that day. These mice, once caught by Aunt Clara, never had a chance. After capturing this poor, innocent, little creature, it was then released into the hands of Lennie.
- Word count: 487