He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197). Iago feeds Othello with countless lies and makes him miserable with something that is not factual. He is determined to get revenge and he does not realize Iago stands insincere. Furthermore, Iago is selfish when he tells Othello, “I am yours for ever” (3.3:479). He betrays Othello yet still let’s him depend on him for his own
It is “foolish men” who fail to see that acute insightfulness is a vehicle for precise thinking. Nevertheless, the speaker shuns drawing conclusions about whether the creation of art contributes to, or ease madness, by attributing her speculations to theories others have proposed. In the final lines of the poem, however, she endorses the decision to explore dark corners of the mind and expand the limitations of the self by drawing attention to the affective dimension of the work, the beneficent effect of : “ Such probing gazes”: “I only know that your wild, surging art/Took you to agony, but makes us come/ Strangely to gentleness, a sense of peace”(196) By contrasting poems about the humiliating nature of human suffering with poems about the
The suffering may be moral or physical; and in my opinion it is just as absurd to call a man a coward who destroys himself, as to call a man a coward who dies of a malignant fever. "( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774) The meaning is moral pain is same as physical pain, and when someone suffers a lot of moral pain, he can not live too. Except love, Werther is pessimistic when he faces other problems. He signs: “That the life of man is but a dream, many a man has surmised heretofore; and I, too, am everywhere pursued by this feeling. When I consider the narrow limits within which our active and inquiring faculties are confined; when I see how all our energies are wasted in providing for mere necessities, which again have no further end than to prolong a wretched existence.”( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774) When he does not meet Charlotte, he always writes pessimistic things in the letter.
The narrator within the poem perceives himself as superior to the subjects that he observes, and recognizes that they behave as savages due to the absence of rules and boundaries. They fail to acknowledge the error in their destructive behavior and continue to act with free will, which portrays human nature as wicked and unruly. One of them glanced at the narrator and insinuated that they were equals, which implies that the narrator also indulges in sinful behavior with the rest of them. Despite the narrator’s feeling of superiority, their actions reflect the same manner as those they view as beneath them. There exists a domino effect that causes the behavior of others to influence the nature of those surrounding them.
In the excerpt of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, “Self-Reliance,” 1841, his purpose is made manifest with mocking metaphors, and creates a candid tone. These components Emerson implements add up to the idea that, “to be great is to be misunderstood.” Emerson starts off this excerpt with “the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide…” These are such concrete metaphors that present a loaded concept. It seems Emerson believes envy is selfish, or even offensive. To be envious is asinine. An individual can acquire anything through hard work and perseverance.
Cyrano’s view of success is the antipode to Le Bret’s; he believes that success is to be “careless of glory, indifferent to the bane or boon of fortune, … [and] free” (lines 58-9 and 75), while Le Bret believes that one must “seek condescension, favor, influence, introductions” (lines 46-8), as Cyrano sarcastically puts it. Le Bret alludes Cyrano’s
Terrorist, provocateur, iconoclast, refusing any ideological, moral or artistic constraint, he advocates confusion, demoralization, absolute doubt and releases the virtues of spontaneity, kindness, joy of living. Paradoxically, its activity of deconstruction and destruction of languages (verbal and plastic) is reflected in sustainable works that open up some major paths of contemporary art. The Dada movement: From anti-art to art Dada was much more a response to a historical, social, political situation than to a
Throughout the novel, Gray seeks pleasures of all kinds, and is most concerned about preserving his youth and beauty. Thus, he pledges his soul to the devil to enjoy eternal youth and beauty. Gradually, his conscious becomes quite burdened with sin and lack of moral principles, and he even kills the painter who drew his famous portrait – something that leads to his eventual collapse. Another protagonist that figures to play a less prominent role in the work is Henry Wotton, a rich and
In the thought provoking play, Much Ado About Nothing, a character named Don John displayed very unchristian like thoughts and actions. Throughout the play, Don John became a very jealous individual, this led him to lie multiple times, and demonstrate a dastard attitude. Don John claims himself as a trouble maker, and he doesn`t fail to disappoint. Many main characters such as Hero, Claudio, and Don Pedro were greatly affected by Don John’s deceptive plots. By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward.
Analyzing these texts, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Truancy by Isamu Fukui and lastly, "death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, it is found that all the protagonist of these texts have certain qualities. These qualities include setting unrealistic objectives, causing others to suffer, and sacrificing themselves in the end, as their ambition gets the best of them. The prompt given, also encourages ambition, not just ambition but over ambition. This prompt encourages the audience to not be cautious with their lives and choices, as proven in this
The three beliefs that form American Romanticism are the value of nature over city life, the concentration of intuition, emotion, and imagination and the belief of transcendentalism. One belief that makes up Romanticism was that they valued nature over city life. The Romantics valued nature because of how pure the outside world appears to be, while the city life was corrupt. The Romantics valued nature well, because they believe that reflecting on
John Stuart Mill is a utilitarian. He believes that all sentient creators are psychologically hedonistic; that we naturally seek out pleasures and avoid pains (Pg. 88). As a utilitarian, he focuses on ethical hedonism, the idea that we ought to maximize our happiness. To Mill, the right actions to take are those that promote happiness, the wrong actions to take are those that promote pain (Pg.
I 'm a pacifist, if you want to know the truth" (46). Without doubt, this exemplifies Holden’s ability to make observations. Holden doesn’t wash his face because the gore made him look tough and he likes it but he also proclaims that he’s a “pacifist”. Holden does one but says the opposite, this demonstrates Holden’s poor observation skills. Furthermore, in the novel, Holden says “I 'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.