Fiction Has the Unique Attribute Essay

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Sometimes one has to live life without taking things to heart. In order for one to live day by day without the constant worry of everything that is going on around them, one has to pretend like nothing is happening. Ernest Hemingway depicts this in his story, "Hills like White Elephants" when his main character is going through a very tough situation and has had trouble, as many times everyone does, deciding on what it is that she wants or has to do, and at the end, with the line "I feel fine...There's nothing wrong with me. I feel fine" everything seems to be resolved for her. This occurs many times throughout one's lifetime. When things are too difficult to handle, a human's immediate defense mechanism is to pretend like nothing is going on and sometimes that is the best solution to things, as Zora Neale Hurston writes in "Gilded-Six Bits." She states, "Joe said nothing. He fooled around the house till late in the day, then, just before he went to work, he went and stood at the foot of the bed and asked his wife how she felt. He did this every day during the week." If one dwells on a situation that brings trouble, one gets stunted and does not move on. This overcoming of bad circumstances and the need to get through things no matter what one really thinks inside is demonstrated by Ernest Hemingway's, "In Another Country" where the main character needs to come to terms with his disability, his unfortunate trouble, and move on from that point in order to get ahead with his life. His perseverance and determination to survive is one that is felt by any human who want to surpass misfortunes, and can be seen in the line "The major came very regularly to the hospital. I do not think he ever missed a day." Regardless of what he was going through everyday and despite what he thought, he knew that only his determination would get him through the day, and that can be said about a lot of human's emotions.

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Sometimes the survival of one person is at the sacrifice of someone else, as was the case in William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily." Humans can do pretty crazy things in order to get what they want, and in this case, this woman kept the corpse of the man she loved the most because she couldn't survive without him. In the line, "I have no taxes in Jefferson. Colonel Sartoris explained it to me. Perhaps one of you can gain access to the city records and satisfy yourselves." By assuring that no one could access what she was trying to protect in order for the survival of her love to remain, she put up a shield, one that people were wanting to break, but could not do so, "will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad." Humans have a need to protect whenever possible, no matter what. Survival is key, and despite the crazy things that could be done, people usually have only one thing in mind, and that is surviving. [END OF PREVIEW] . . . READ MORE

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