Winston’s schemes eventually put him in an unfavorable position because Laura who vowed revenge against Winston takes all his money which leaves him and his parents penniless. This devastates his family due to the fact that his parents had no role in his immoral schemes. This is known because Winston says to Laura “It’s all I have! Everything. I was at the bank all morning…”
If his mind is not occupied by his mistress Myrtle, he is drowning in thoughts of Gatsby’s suspected crime-filled life. “Indeed, Tom Buchanan's sources appear most reliable in his characterization of Gatsby's drug store chain as ‘just small change’ compared to his stolen bonds” (Pauly 116). Buchanan is a hypocrite towards Gatsby. He denounces Gatsby’s life actions as being morally evil but Tom’s actions are no different than Gatsby’s in the sense that both men are unfaithful to themselves and their nearest relationships. Tom is competing with Gatsby through deception and treachery, and their dangerous habits wound them
Arthur Miller argues that being fearful or damaging one's reputation is what caused people to act irrationally and against their morals, coming off as selfish and arrogant, and leading to the Salem Witch Hysteria. Through the characterization of Hale, Parris and Danforth, it is evident how excessive pride makes people unwilling to admit to their mistakes, with the fear of a reputation damage. Miller's descriptions of the frailty of arrogance, can be used as an example of how arrogance turns people against each
In the book there are many times when people lie for their own benefit which is deemed to be bad. The duke and the dauphin are notorious con men who lie for their own gain. “Alas, alas, our poor brother – gone, and we never got to see him; oh, it’s too, too hard!”
For one’s own selfish motives are what drive them to seek the justice that they desire. Jack’s theory on justice reveals a level of irrationality within him, by claiming that vengeance is the only path to justice he claims that out of selfish and subjective acts of passion, fairness and equality can be achieved. This reveals without a specific code for whether or not an action just or unjust individuals discern what constituents justice based off of their own opinion. For, one’s own experiences can blur the meaning of justice, creating a bias point of view in the individual. After learning that he had taken his sister’s virginity, Adam Stanton shoots Willie Stark.
Throughout Henry’s dilemma, he uses his influence and the corruption among his staff, to evade the church’s law and the Pope's authority. The play A Man For All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, is the telling of this story through the lense of many of the people involved in this monumental shift in English politics. In the play, corruption runs rampant and leads to the moral erosion of even the strongest of characters. In addition, it leads to Rich’s rise to power but lose of self and moral well being. Finally, it is the drive to be uncorrupted and stand for moral righteous which leads to More’s execution.
He deliberately controls and brainwashes others to fit into his master plan. Alongside Edmond, others have their own opinions about justice. Villefort is the direct opposite of Edmond. Villefort does not believe in self-justice and vengeance like Edmond. 'Hatred is blind and anger deaf: the one who pours himself a cup of vengeance is likely to drink bitter draught ' (569).
Just thinking about our jurisdiction system this form of manipulation is being used. Lyrics as evidence in a case, I deem stupid. When having lyrics as crucial evidence in the case raises the question is the prosecutor displaying a true representation of the defendant 's persona. My competitive side looks at this and sees lawyers playing cards of possible truth and stigmatism to win over the jury and deems this as a sneaky, smart move. Yet ethically this is sickening and disgusting to me.
Because the uncle would obtain the preponderance from the assassinations of his nephews, I am under the impression that he is guilty. The royal boys are so above his status that it would become clear of his jealously. The velvet clothes found on the bodies, which only royals could possibly wear at the time, indicate a clear ancestry. The other adolescents found in the box were unclothed, which doesn 't point to a clear background or origin.
If they did not show this scene the audience/reader may not believe Oedipus is capable of the murders at the crossroads. It’s like Tiresias makes Oedipus angry on purpose so the audience/reader figures out the truth without him actually saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, “Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man.” Tiresias’ ironic behavior and attitude towards revealing prophecy makes him symbolic to the
The importance of the pen writing on the legal pad in the beginning of the movie is strobl writing about his journey with PFC Phelps. The movie was like the story that he was writing on the airplane by the end of the movie. He wrote about the people who respected him and how he respected him because he was a PFC with six ribbons. Stories he heard about him by listen to other people.
Anyone can act powerful but true power comes from within. Power is a recurring theme in the historical fiction novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas. Edmond Dantés later known as The Count of Monte Cristo is imprisoned for a crime he does not commit. Realizing that he has been framed, Dantés sets his sights on the men who betray him; Danglars, Fernand, and Caderrouse. Edmond emerges from prison as The Count of Monte Cristo, a powerful and wealthy man.
Young people in the 21st Century need to reevaluate their ethics; David McCullough is helping them understand that by explaining that they need to be honest with themselves and their reality. His scathing criticism of them and their culture, philosophies, and ideologies, is justified and insightful; teens in the United States allows special to become a meaningless term, prefers to win instead of achieving, and cares too much about superficial accomplishments instead of internal growth. McCullough makes a point throughout his speech to say that being special is not just given to you; teenagers are not special by default. In the speech, while he is explaining why young people should look forward to more than just being special or different, in
In the passage, Henry David Thoreau uses the literary device of a metaphor to contrast the morning’s dawn with the awakening of the reader’s intrinsic knowledge. To drive his metaphor, Thoreau uses vivid language, which paints an ideal scene for the reader. The sentence, “Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night,” characterizes a persistently hazy state of being from which an individual rouses to find clarity. By juxtaposing the natural and spiritual, Thoreau alludes to a transcendental ideology rooted in self-enlightenment. The phrase, “Little is to be expected of that day, if it can be called a day, to which we are not awakened by our Genius,”