The isolation is like the most durable flower

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Martinez 1 Isolation is like the most durable flower in the garden because once it starts growing, the gardener knows that they could count on it to keep growing. Then it takes a lot of work to get rid of it and keep it away. If it is just taken care of right it can be the most beautiful garden in the world. Isolation, which has the ability to affect everyone, can be deadly or life saving. The novels of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende display the isolation as a state of mind with a connection to the theme individual in a society. Isolation in a character’s mind can create many problems which can even lead to death. It is like the flower, that if the conditions are right. It can thrive in the garden and take all the nutrients from the rest of the garden. The harshness of a society can really destroy the mind of an individual. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende, describes how “Férula found herself alone and with no useful purpose to her life, at an age when she could no longer hope to marry” (Allende 94). This symbolizes the event of Férula’s mother death, thus she becomes so alone that she struggles in this life and it takes her brother, who is rich and has everything one ever needs, and the help of Clara, to pull Férula out of the depth of isolation. In the end, she does not escape this gloomy way of life and dies alone. This is her only option for her because of her brother’s own isolation in his mind. This was created from the stern attitude that he builds up when working. In the novel of Crime and Punishment “A man in health has, of course, no reason to see them, because he is above all man of this earth and is bound for the sake of completeness and order to live in this life” (Dostoevsky 277). Svidrigailov discuss his plans of the afterlife which he finds to be a better place than his life on this earth because he kills himself. This
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course MATH 9999 taught by Professor Harrison during the Spring '10 term at 東京大学.

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