Blame Essays

Glass Castle Literary Analysis

There are six members of the Walls’ family, Rosemary, Rex, Lori, Jeanette, Brian, and Maureen. The family is obviously dysfunctional with an alcoholic father and a mother who does not want the responsibility of raising four children. Throughout the book we see the children taking on some of the basic roles of a dysfunctional family and sometimes changing roles. The “Hero” is one who assumes a parental role or is the most successful of the family, and becomes the pride…

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The Things They Carried

Shame is a reoccuring theme throughout The Things They Carried. Shame makes people do things they don’t want to do just so they can get rid of the fear of shame. It drove soldiers to do acts they would’ve never done. Many of the characters have shame as a primary motivator. It leads them to war and it keeps them there. It is the one thing that keeps them from shooting themselves in the foot so that they would be…

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Fate or Free Will Romeo and Juliet

Fate: Is it just an excuse? Excuses are something people use to clear themselves or others of the blame of their own foolish actions. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it is not fate, but impulsive and desperate actions that bring about the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. In the Victorian era, fate was known as the development of events out of human control, and determined by a supernatural power. By no means was the demise of Romeo and Juliet out…

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Joan Didion

In the essay “On Self-Respect” by Joan Didion one is confronted by the perception of delusion and self-deception. Throughout the essay Didion uses an array of allusions, images, and diction to persuade us into comprehending the essay and what it is trying to display. The essay evaluates and condemns various allusions that help to convey Didion’s message that she is trying to get across that when you have self-respect you have more benefits than when you self-reproach. In paragraph two…

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