Thematicessay

970 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
There is one lesson that seems to be common in a lot of stories. A lesson about how to live your life and to learn to do things for yourself. This lesson I saw in many of the readings/films we read/watched in class, some examples include: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle and, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. These stories are all very different but share that same lesson of putting matters into your own hands. Trust no one or you will be hurt or put into danger. In Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, you can’t trust the government. The government also known as The Party, watches it’s citizens and will vaporize anyone just for …show more content…
"Such is the sole conjugal embrace I am ever to know – such are the endearments which are to solace my leisure hours! And this is what I wished to have" (laying his hand on my shoulder): "this young girl, who stands so grave and quiet at the mouth of hell, looking collectedly at the gambols of a demon. I wanted her just as a change after that fierce ragout. Wood and Briggs, look at the difference! Compare these clear eyes with the red balls yonder – this face with that mask – this form with that bulk; then judge me, priest of the Gospel and man of the law, and remember, with what judgement ye judge ye shall be judged" (Brontë 206).
In this quote Rochester admits that he was trying to marry someone while already being married to someone else. Rochester finally gained jane’s trust enough to marry him and was hurt emotionally by the discovery of the secret wife. Another example of trust causing emotional pain is when Jane runs away. After finding out that Rochester has a wife already Jane is devastated and runs away without Rochester knowing until it’s too late. This caused both Rochester and Jane pain because she felt disgraceful to continue living under the same roof with a man she had once intended on marrying. It also hurt Rochester because he loved Jane and wanted her to stay. There is also an example of trust putting someone in danger in the novel The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle. When Morstan and Sholto get back to London they have a disagreement

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