The main character with power and wealth in the novel is Tom Buchanan, and he uses his control to gain power over others. He displays this control when he manipulates those of the lower class, and he tries to dominate his relationships. The struggle between the power and powerless in the novel develops into a battle between the upper and lower classes. The main powerful and wealthy character, Tom Buchanan, uses his power to hurt other people, and he does not care who it is. For example, Tom Buchanan has a very powerful status, which attracts Myrtle because she strives to be in the upper class.
Let her die before his eyes,” Creon threatens Haimon to kill Antigone, “Here, this instant, with her bridegroom before her!” (Sophocles Scene 3, 137-39). During this quarrel, Haimon stays calm while on the other hand, Creon angrily disputes with him due to his arrogance. Additionally, Creon argues that an adolescence, like his son, does not have as much experience as an adult, like himself. Not aware of his power, Creon only sees this as discipline towards his son, as some parents would do. Without his excessive pride and arrogance, Haimon would have considered changing his mind.
A prime example is Adolf Hitler, and Bernie Madoff. Both had trustworthy qualities, but regarded as the some of the worst people in human history. Jealousy and greed live inside of everybody to an extent. In general, human nature wants more then one has or has the
For example, he calls it by foul names which seem to show the extent on how much it affects him: “Thou blind man’s mark, thou fool’s self chosen snare. Fond fancy’s scum, and dregs of scattered thought”(1-2). It is his own central soul of evil and causeless care, whose will prevents it from ending: “Band of all evils, cradle of causeless care; Thou web of will, whose end is never wrought” (2-4). In the next line, the speaker reveals that this trait he conflicts with so extravagantly is desire. He paid for desire with a too high price of a mangled mind, but the desire ends up a waste and worthless to him: “Desire, desire!
In doing so, the woman would have to follow her husband’s lower caste and this would bring bad luck to the family of her husband, “How many times did I tell him that marrying a noblewoman would only bring bad luck?” (Rusmini 126) Moreover, this form of marriage is a disgrace to both parties. Therefore, these two people of different castes, Telaga and Wayan must possess sufficient courage in order for them to break society’s principles, “I must be brave, for my own sake.” (Rusmini 112) This is where the rising action and eventual climax of the novel occurs; Telaga has chosen the path that she believes will bring her happiness if she marries Wayan. Telaga is ready to change the course of her life from being a Brahmana woman to a Sudra woman, “I’ve taken leave of the ancestors, and now I’m going to give up the name Ida Ayu . I’m going to be a true commoner!” (Rusmini 144) In the eyes of their in laws, it is madness. Nevertheless, Telaga “wanted to tell him that she had been happy, that her marriage to the commoner, Wayan, had taught her something of the meaning of life.” (Rusmini
“These experiments convinced me that there is a difference between man and the higher animals: he is avaricious and miserly; they are not.” This quote by Mark Twain portrays his stance on the idea of mankind’s feeling of superiority over other species. Although some people believe mankind is superior on Earth, the reality is the human species is the lowest species due to the fact that we are the only species to experience greed and stinginess. Humans have the urge to always collect more, more of anything, even if it is more than necessary. “ I was aware that many men who have accumulated more millions of money than they can ever use have shown ribid hunger for more, and have not scruple to cheat the ignorant and the helpless out of their poor servings in order to partially appease that appetite. (Twain, 13)” This is an example of greed, instead of using ones’ earnings that is useless to them and giving it to someone that could benefit more from it, one often keeps it.
/ ‘Glamis hath murdered sleep’" (2.2.42-42). This has caused Macbeth to become paranoid that the whole house is now aware that he is a murderer. If his actions are exposed, then everything he had done would be for naught and he would suffer great consequences. Even though he knows that the voices could not be real, it arouses much fear for what he has done. This "disorder and moral darkness into which Macbeth [has] plung[ed] himself" (Knights 41) into is still a little unsettling to him.
Another thing they also have in common is after they get power they do bad things with the power they have. Cassius is a senator in Shakespeare 's “Julius Caesar.” He is jealous of Julius Caesar because of all the power and love he gets, as shown in the quote "Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs and peep about." This quote basically states that cassius is tired of Julius being better and that he thinks they should not be beneath him. Cassius also seeks to get his own power. To achieve this he manipulates Brutus as shown by this quote, “Well, Brutus, thou art noble; yet, I see, Thy honourable metal may be wrought From that it is disposed: therefore it is meet That noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” This quote shows that Cassius believes he has power over Brutus and that he will eventually be
Equity, says Thrasymachus, profits the solid. He includes that despots, the most unjustifiable, are the happiest and wealthiest due to their oppression. Casualties of oppression, those most unwilling to do unfairness, are the most pathetic. Men restrict unfairness on the grounds that they are anxious about being hurt by it, not on account of they fear participating in it. Thrasymachus tries to leave, yet is halted by the
Some would argue that love conquers all and that the lack of trust should not dissolve a marriage. However, that is not the case in Othello’s marriage and in most marriages worldwide. When their trust was broken, Othello turned against Desdemona and was unable to see her as the person he once married. In the beginning of the play Othello tells Iago Desdemona had became” [his] soul’s joy,” since they met and believes their marriage will last (II.I.200). Even though Othello believe Desdemona would be loyal to him because,” she had eyes and chose [him]” they still hadn’t been married for a long time when their trust was tested (III.III.194).However, when
I feel like he is doing this pretense to show that he is a very saintly person, who speaks only greatness. Throughout part two in the book, I’ve noticed that he always makes himself seem he is better than others. He makes others feel very low. He butters everyone up, and proves that he is the one sensible soul who determines what type of talent they have. I disagree with this quote as it is contradicting with my personal beliefs.
The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (54). Gene begins to take all of Finny’s actions as deliberate sabotages because his envy was controlling him. Gene seemed like a weak character because of his jealousy. It made him seem like he wasn’t as good as Finny or that he was lacking personality or talent. Once the realization came to Gene that Finny indeed did not feel anything but love for him, everything changed.
Gatsby is devastated by this whole thing. Gatsby 's major downfall was when him and Daisy began talking again, and Daisy ended up leaving Gastby for her husband Tom. Gatsby wanted Daisy to tell Tom, her husband that she never loved him. But, of course Daisy did not want to tell Tom that. On page 116, Gatsby 's says, “He wants nothing less of Daisy than that she should tell tell Tom, I never loved you.” Gatsby is saying that since he cleaned up the old man he was, Daisy needs to forget everything in her past.