It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
O'Brien then shows them that they are both wrong at the end and that everything Winston did is the worst type of crime. Not only does his crimes have material consequence, but he loses the one thing he had kept safe throughout, his freedom. Winston may not be a hero to the people, not even close, but he wanted to be one. However, he was trying to be a hero to himself, give himself his own freedom. He spoke the truth at the end due to the O'Brien's torture and the mind control, he always knew this would be the outcome from his diary entries, the conversations with Julia and his observations of Jones.
“No Country for Old Men” by Cormac McCarthy has been hailed as one of the greatest pieces of literature for its cunning storytelling and dense characters. One of the more interesting characters in this novel is Llewelyn Moss for his ability to run from the unstoppable killing machine that is Anton Chirgurh. For about two-thirds of the story, it would not be unreasonable to assume that Moss is the protagonist of this thriller. However, Moss meets an unfortunate demise rather early in the plot which leaves readers questioning, “why kill off the protagonist so early?” This is because Moss is not the protagonist—Sheriff Ed Tom Bell is. But what would make Llewelyn Moss not the protagonist in this story?
Evil is something that can be hidden within oneself and brought up depending on the situation. An example of when people are shown to be evil is in The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. When the main character Rainsford becomes the very thing he did not want it to become because the evil ways of the island have changed his views for the worst. The shift in Rainsfords views is shown many time throughout the text but greatly when the narrator states “ Rainsford decided he had never slept in a better bed” (Connell 15). When the narrator says this it implies he is not phased over killing a man then sleeping in his bed.
Schulz’s first major argument is the lack of emotion in the novel. This dispute is declared false with evidence such as Nick Carraway’s relationship with Jordan Baker. There is a lot of affection that is displayed between these characters, that help prove Schulz wrong. Also, Schulz claims the book to be too unrealistic regarding “human struggles.” What Schulz did not understand is that Fitzgerald purposely wrote the book to emphasize the “Great” in The Great Gatsby. The achievements and luxuries of the book are to be depicted, more than the strife of characters.
INTRODUCTION “What’s it going to be then, eh?” It is hard to improve upon Anthony Burgess’ classic opening line to his masterpiece. With this bold, taunting question, A Clockwork Orange’s protagonist, 15-year old Alex, opens the door for our descent into a terrifyingly grim world where ultra-violence and apathy pervade a shocking totalitarian society. The book is partly written in a Russian-influenced argot called nadsat which serves to minimize the horror of the violence depicted. It revolves around a devastatingly simple premise; when state authorities seek to reform young criminals like Alex, Burgess asks- what’s the cost? Like all good dystopian stories, the world of A Clockwork Orange shocks us because it is not impossible to achieve.
The Twilight Zone episode, “ Monsters Due on Maple Street” contains two main characters, Steve and Charlie. Steve is the one trying to keep people calm while Charlie is scaring people by painting fingers and causing havoc. Charlie is the one who shot and killed Pete Van Horn. After that CHarlie started a free-for-all fight with alll the neighbors by being suspicious and arguing, while the aliens are watching them do as what they had expected, a fight among the
Sonny wants to escape from drugs, the darkness, and Harlem to go to light of happiness, and redemption. He knows that the drugs destroyed him and is “glad Mama and Daddy are dead and can’t see what’s happened to their son” (p. 127) because he know his parents would be disappointed in him. Towards the final pages the narrator finds forgiveness in Sonny’s music, while Sonny finds freedom by playing the piano. At Sonny’s performance, the narrator said, “There was no battle in his face now” (p. 148). The narrator now knows that through music Sonny is relieved from all the burdens that was placed before him.
Huck leans on the racial stereotype that black people are ignorant, and therefore should not have valued opinions. Some time later, Huck and Jim encounter a terrible fog where they loose each other. They continually shout out to one another in hopes of reconnecting, but eventually they both retire. When the fog is cleared, Huck finds Jim asleep and decides to play a trick on him. Jim wakes and immediately begins to cry for joy at the sight of Huck, but Huck convinces Jim that there was never a storm and that Jim dreamt the whole thing.
Destructive Knowledge In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor suffers from isolation by being in need of family, friends and society. Although Victor suffers from his own mistakes, he sees the effects of isolation from society, and by losing everyone he loves in his life, he drives himself insane and becomes dangerous. As a young boy, Victor had been surrounded by love from his family. In the college of Ingolstadt, Victor set a goal for himself, “ Under the guidance of my new prospectors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the prospector’s stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon be obtained my undivided attention. Wealth was an inferior object, but what glory would attend the discovery if i could banish disease from the human frame
Clockwork orange really tells readers more about predicting the future in stories made long ago. Clockwork Orange takes place in a small, hard governed dictatorial city. In this story citizens of the city are brainwashed not really paying attention to the corrupt society run by the youth. The entire city is getting destroyed slowly by violent crime committing youth. This story really told the future because in the story it talks about a futuristic city taking place in the future.