John William Waterhouse also recognizes the powerful temptation of the Siren song, but he sees the Sirens as manipulative and evil, and paints them to look that way. The only strength he shows in them is in their menacing appearance and the force of the temptation they are putting on the men in the ship. His portrayal of Odysseus is different than the one of Atwood. He shows Odysseus like a god, recognizing his weakness and being able to stand strong in the face of temptation. Waterhouse displays Odysseus resisting the strain of temptation as a sign of manliness, the opposite of Atwood’s interpretation of
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” John C. Maxwell, enlightens the reader about the faces of pride. One is beautiful and the other is ugly. This quote relates to the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst because the narrator learns that pride isn’t always a good trait to have, it can harm the people you love.
Each word is meant to be sarcastic as she is being compared to great people and Lawrence sarcastically represents her as a hero. Lawrence also says, “The Scarlet Letter gives the show away.” He elaborates on this statement for the remainder of the analysis. He uses mockery and sarcasm in his sentences to state that “the show” is in fact pretentious behavior exhibited by the characters (especially Hester) and should therefore not have pity taken on them. By using the choppy sentences, each word is very emphasized. As he is very critical of Hester, the words in his sentences tend to be negative.
Although the story stops there, we can infer that particular situation causes George even more emotional damage, and adds to his overwhelming loneliness. He walks the line by portraying himself as a simple man, displaying his characteristics and past experiences which have molded him into a character that shows typical human behavior in a complex and inordinate way. We can infer that George had a harsh past. This may have contributed to him being so discombobulated with his emotions. One minute he looks seemingly calm, but
W.H. Auden once said, “The truly tragic kind of suffering is the kind produced and defiantly insisted upon by the hero himself so that, instead of making him better, it makes him worse.” This suffering is what makes a tragic hero, along with other criteria. As is common in all tragedies, Antigone by Sophocles contains a very obvious tragic hero. Of the many characters, two stand out with similar flaws, Antigone and Creon. They are both flawed in their excessive pride, or hubris.
The Grinch symbolize a villainous person as he went great extent to harm the who's. It was clear that the poet exemplified this through the metaphor about his heart being two sizes too small. A heart represents love and since his heart is small it symbolizes hatred. Moving on it was clear
Also, in the expression “My heart's deep languor and my soul's sad tears”, we see the use of personification in “soul’s sad tears” because one's soul cannot literally contain tears, but in fact he uses this device to emphasize the immense pain he is feeling. Despite the image his words portray, the phrase “Let my tears stanch the earth’s dry appetite” adds a vivid personification to the imagery. This helps interpret the desperation Titus was feeling, so much that he is telling an inanimate Earth that he is willing to to cry an unlimited amount of tears, if it will satisfy earth’s hunger. Of course, he is not directing this expression to earth, but to the tribunes, to whom he is telling them that his tears should be enough to relieve his sons of their execution, in which they were falsely accused of the murder of Bassianus. The personification that is employed in this phrase helps create a deeper meaning that helps us realize that prideful Titus is putting his pride aside and begging the tribunes for mercy, a mercy he once denied Tamora Queen of the goths, when she pleaded for her son Alarbus
Paul seems to be afraid of Erik, which is reasonable given the things that he has put Paul through. For example, Paul is a constant punching bag for Erik, as he mocks him and feels superior towards him; Erik being the older sibling and thus has more freedom. The story also gives hints that Erik has something to do with Paul's lack of peripheral sight. However, despite that Paul is afraid of Erik, is doesn't mean that Paul isn't willing to indirectly go against him. He has seen many heinous things that Erik has done, like punching Tino and mocking Mike Costello, so he seems to be waiting for the right time to strike.
In Paul’s Case, the main character Paul embodies the true characteristics of narcissism. Paul exhibits greed, entitlement and he places himself above all others. Because of Paul’s narcissism, he treated others with disrespect and was often critical of other’s. Paul’s narcissism is so debilitating that he is unable to find satisfaction in anything and that is ultimately what drives him to commit suicide. Could it have been that even though Paul presented himself as a superior, important person that people should be envious of, he was actually self-consciousness with a self-esteem as fragile as glass?
This action negatively impacts him due to the developed hatred the other characters gain towards Macbeth. His ambition has led to not just the death of Duncan and Banquo but also many others such as the Duncan’s chambermaid and Macduff’s family. This slaughter ruins Macbeth’s original image of a brave, valiant, worthy gentleman to the point that others begin to address him as tyrant. Young Siward, when Macbeth told him his name, stated that “The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear.” (V. vii). This quote only further emphasizes the fact that Macbeth’s name has turned from one of bravery, as shown by the Sergent (I. ii), to one of disgrace and has been condemned.