Several instances in Tom Walker’s life suggest that became a corrupt and immoral human because of his overbearing trait of greed. Irving uses these instances and Tom’s life on the whole to caution readers of the results of greed. By making Walker’s personality rotten and full of greedy intentions, Walker’s life can be viewed as shameful and unappealing. This perspective makes an impression on readers and enhances Irving’s message explained in the last paragraph of the story. Using Tom Walker’s life as an example of what life choices not to make, Irving warns reader to steer away from their personal greed in order to remain good people.
On multiple occasions he pretends to be tough, even though in reality he feels weak. Even though Holden is honest to those he loves and speaks frankly about his true emotions, these few truths do not outweigh his frequent lying and pretending to be a different person than he really is, which, overall, results in the conclusion that Holden Caulfield is a
“..part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world.” (pg 18) McCandless spent too much time thinking of the world's flaws, it pained him, in turn he chose to live a type of transcendental life. The life that ultimately bid him death, a big part of it at least. The second part that ruined him to this life was his tendency to act out of anger. At the fault of his father, he reacted rashly.
Nick is very cynical and even though Nick reserves explicit judgment on the characters, the author still criticizes through his narrator's tone. The mood seems as if Fitzgerald is disgusted with society and passes his judgement as truth. Nick is aware how awful and the upper class is, but he is also aware of the stupidity of some social circumstances. He is mocking himself.
The way Montag views him gives the reader a glimpse of Beatty’s external personality and background, but cannot tell them what is actually going on internally. Beatty fights so harshly against original thought, yet he is the person with the most original thought, quoting literature and exposing his knowledge that is condemned in that society. The two conflicting aspects of Beatty’s personality is what caused him to fall apart as his internal thoughts with knowledge burned him from the inside out while his external thoughts of fighting knowledge is what burned him from the outside
Further, his rank in society corrupts his thoughts and he refuses to listen to others, even when he is at fault. Creon’s title as ruler undoubtedly has impacted his pride. Creon displays a contemptuous belief that his way is the only way. Teiresias the phrophet yet again forwarns Creon on his fateful mistake to punish Antigone. “Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repaired the evil”(5.77).
In other words, if his needs require more than can be granted, or even merely something of a different sort, they will be under continual friction and con only function painfully,” (Durkheim pg 8). Durkheim believes that this has only a negative impact on society and the individual. To summarize his ideas, Durkheim states that social isolation leads to endless desires which is completely negative when one tries to satisfy these
He presents with many symptoms of psychopathy including his inability to empathize with the ramifications of his actions due to his emotional poverty and lack of empathy, his grandiose self worth and his state of delusion. While Macbeth’s ambition is a key factor in his downfall, his nature as a psychopath
The unjust treatment that the creature received from humankind was harsh and unreasonable as he wasn’t allowed the opportunity to prove his intentions were far from malicious. His loneliness, isolation and injustice from those he tried to befriend turned him into an actual monster, evidently his perspective and personality changed after being excluded. The monster had been treated unfairly by humanity “I desired love and fellowship and I was spurned. Was there no injustice in this? … Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly.
Man Born Evil People argue that some men were born evil while others were born innocent. Society plays a big part on changing people to either be corrupt or civilized. Individuals who are corrupted and need society to keep them civilized is due to them facing a challenge that could have happened when they were born. Man is born evil and needs society to keep him civilized due to survival because they're fearful, mental issues since it changes their behavior and racism which teaches them hate. To start off man is born evil because they only focus on themselves and no one else when it comes to surviving.
The purpose of the mask varies by person and their situation. In the Ender’s case, it reveals his internal conflict of how he despises being the only one to show sympathy towards the buggers. Even when Peter forced Ender to wear the bugger mask, instead of showing more hatred towards the bugger, he understood them as a living thing. He placed himself in their shoes, ironically as it sounds, and scrutinized about their feelings toward the humans.