At the fault of his father, he reacted rashly. “When Walt’s double life came to light, the revelations inflicted deep wounds. All parties suffered terrible.” This would be a negative turning point in anyone's life, but Chris was wrong to just pack up and take himself to his death.
Proctor serves as the voice of reason and justice. As he is the one, who knows the reality of Parris, so he is always anger with him and seldom go to the church. Parris is an example of appearance versus reality. As in his first appearance, he seems good father, who cares about his daughter but in the fact, he only cares about his reputation, as he says “they will howl me out of the Salem for such corruption in my house” (1.10). Parris has always disagreements with Proctor and both of them angry with each other.
Winston is not a person someone can admire, but he does deserve sympathy and pity. His vulnerability makes him so very human. If anything is to go about, Winston is an anti-hero, but at the same time, he is nevertheless the protagonist of the story and an "Everyman" type all at the same time. Julia and Winston both believe that at first, that their minds and their hearts are inaccessible. O'Brien then shows them that they are both wrong at the end and that everything Winston did is the worst type of crime.
This causes these two men to live with discomfort, which leads them to become irrational and cloistered. Tom does not have a healthy relationship with his mother because he emotionally limits himself; Tom creates tension between him and his mother by not opening himself up to
In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, both protagonists possess tragic flaws which lead to their demise. Distanced by years in literature, Okonkwo and Oedipus are remarkably similar, however display aspects of their personalities that make their epic journeys of fate quite different. Both characters are arrogant and refuse to be told they are incorrect about anything. They are considered admirable at first, especially in the eyes of the other characters, however by the end of both stories, they are considered outcasts. Both men possess an egotistic attitude and have an overwhelming sense of pride in their achievements.
In many ways, John Proctor is seen as a ‘tragic hero’, he is portrayed as a man with definite great values which he has flawed. Proctor isn’t initially seen as truly moral character, his adultery and redundancy to completely dismiss his religious beliefs and rites prove otherwise. His beliefs are dismissed due to the immortality Abigail displays in her characterisation that effectively rubs off on him. John chooses to be immoral, but he himself knows the difference between right and wrong, and his conscious still plays a big role in the decisions he makes, unlike with Abigail. Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions.
Hooper different is what also makes him a questionable man. The story conveys to a slightly distinct tone of writing. Hawthorne’s words sound almost wistful when he describes Mr. Hooper’s character but the author words also make a point of the judgment his character goes through without showing any evidence. “In this manner Mr. Hooper spent a long life, irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicious; kind and loving, though unloved, and dimly feared; a man apart from men, shunned in their health and joy, but ever summoned to their aid in mortal anguish” Ultimately, “The Minister’s Black Veil” is still a modern story among this contemporary society.
For all the great strengths of these heroes it’s important to remember they’re still human. Humans are naturally flawed beings, in fact their exaggerated strengths seem to make their weaknesses more dramatic. These fatal flaws constantly get between the hero and reaching his goal contributing to setbacks, loss, and sometimes death. Odysseus’s fatal flaw is pride, usually in himself he lets his positive regard for his own abilities and wants get in the way of his decision making process. One example is his military leadership, he makes both very good and very bad military decisions in his time commanding men, Odysseus is, as Homer says,” polytropos, many-sided, mixed, multi-colored, piebald.
Holden wants the truth from everyone but couldn’t bare to hear the truth from Mr. Spencer, so he makes up a lie to leave. Holden first says this when the reader knows they can't trust him; “I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful.” (pg 16, Salinger). Holden describing himself as a terrific liar makes the reader question his authenticity because he makes himself seem like a phoney.
You chose difficult book to interpret. You`re asking hard questions, and I`ve never discussed a book with anyone, so my answers may seem to you plain or simply stupid. But I`m curious what your interpretations are :) 1. Jay Gatsby is a really mysterious person, who seems to try staying aside and at the same time organizing big parties. And actually none of his guests know anything sure about the host.
In the very beginning of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway says, “A sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth” (1). This quote refers not only to a human kindness, but also to the socioeconomic positioning of people and the primacy of unequal economic station in romantic relationships. The significance of economics in romantic relationships can be seen in all three of the major relationships on the novel: Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson, Nick Carraway and Jordan Baker, and Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. The socioeconomic status of each person and their respective sign-exchange value in their relationships are important points of analysis. Tom Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson’s relationship is can be explained by their
White is associated with innocence and purity. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald describes Daisy with the word white to represent her innocence and girlhood many times. When we first meet Daisy, she is with Jordan and “they [are] both in white,” (Fitzgerald 10) in “a cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion,” (Fitzgerald 9) surrounded in a pure, white room. Right from the beginning of the novel, Daisy is portrayed as a virtuous woman. She says her “white girlhood [with Jordan] was passed together [in Louisville].
The knowledge of exploring who you are as male or female represents the ability to comprehend our identity and become part of society’s standards. Gender is a social constructed characteristic interviewed with cultural views and behaviors ruled by context. Because gender is ruled by society’s standards it has become a negative developmental issue for those who do not fit into gender expectations. Repressive hostility upon identity is a central theme discussed in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. By using graphic illustrations the author shows in a intimate medium her childhood memories so readers can empathize with her memoir easily.
When lost in the confusing and lonely nature of the world, relationships will be the guiding light to emotional security. Soothing interactions chart the way to peaceful waters. In Esther Sternberg’s book The Balance Within, she uses prominent diction and a subtle allusion to convey her point about the physical and emotional connections that affect daily life. The clear diction choices intrigue the reader.