He is generous, obedient, responsible, and honest. A broken young woman and her dangerous father threaten his life, but he has no harsh words for them,” (Iannone 243-278). Tom Robinson was never the evil that society thought he was and has to pay the greatest price for racism, his own life. His image was twisted by society because of his appearance, which causes the real evil in this situation to be the family who accused him and the citizens who sealed his
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).
"All of the neighbors hoped that the sudden wealth would not turn his head, would not make a rich man of him." page 43. Since the sudden wealth can make people selfish or greedy, Steinbeck comments on this through the life of his neighbors. Using his thoughtful, interesting style John Steinbeck is able to convey messages about the world 's complex problems through his book, The
But even though it seems that Gatsby 's "number of enchanted objects [have been] reduced by one" (84) with the possibility of winning Daisy, he is foiled by her greater attraction to a secure life of luxury. Ironically, Gatsby is unable to comprehend that Daisy 's obsession with material possessions mirrors his own fixations with such objects. Though Gatsby is aware of the "youth and mystery that wealth imprisons and preserves" (132), his inability to sacrifice his wealth and embrace simplicity breaks his spirit. Rich on earth, but poor at heart, Gatsby thus "[pays] the price for living too long with a single dream" (142), as he learns that his life is superficial and lacks meaning. But instead of attempting to reverse this misfortune, Gatsby takes it apathetically, wishing only to live this leisurely path.
In chapter four Alex questions the state’s idea of evil being a flaw stating, “...this biting of their toe-nails over what is the cause of badness, is what turns me into a fine laughing malchick. They don’t go into what is the cause of goodness, so why of the other shop”(Burgess 44). He believes that every human being possesses the potential for good and evil, and that this is what makes them inherently human. Then, early in the novel, an excerpt from a book by a man, F.Alexander is read, “-The attempt to impose upon man, a creature of growth and capable of sweetness...to attempt to impose, I say, laws and conditions appropriate to a mechanical creation…”(Burgess 24). This piece, and the idea of the clockwork orange itself are significant symbols within the novel.
In and Mr. Out. Amidst the serious events of the end of the story, this carefree escapade details the blissful ignorance of the upper-class. As a result, this can again provoke a feeling of pessimism, seeing as how there is no evidence that anything will change—the rich will continue to live their lives with blatant disregard for the conflicts arising in American society. As for Gordon’s suicide at the very end of the story, readers are once again left with an overall feeling of melancholy. Throughout the story as a whole, Gordon is a very troubled man who is looking for help.
His journey takes him from total jerk, obsessed with get-rich-quick schemes, to a man worthy of respect. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a respectable story about family, struggles, change, and how one can redeem themselves through moral courage and by staying true to one's own beliefs. Through Walter Younger, Lorraine Hansberry also shows how poverty and racism can twist and depress people, turning them against those that they love most. Walters dream didn’t come true but he definitely got more than money could ever buy and that’s the respect and support from his family. “A Raisin in the Sun” shows that the idea everyone can achieve their desires if they work hard, doesn't always stand up in the face of real life and people can redeem themselves through moral
The discovery of his father’s murderer turns Hamlets from a depressed young man into a vengeful but careful creature. Hamlet and his two friends are all college educated but Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are unable to keep up with Hamlets illgenigent remarks. This shows that his understanding goes beyond the average person’s. “Moreover, with all this analytical and creative power, Hamlets intelligence is also practical. In the efficient conduct of affairs nobody in the play can hold a candle to him.
Iago admits that he has no proof of Othello’s crime against him, but he still states it as a reason for his hatred. Iago contains too much hatred to be led by a near suspicion which causes the audience to believe that this reason has no truth behind it, and it appears as an excuse. Shakespeare continues to craft the mystery behind Iago’s motives when Iago describes Othello as a man with “constant loving noble nature/ and he dare think hell prove to Desdemona/ a most dear husband” (II, I, 214-216). Iago appears to think of Othello as an incredible man, but he still wants to cause his ultimate downfall. By Shakespeare showing Iago’s other feelings towards Othello it causes the audience to believe Iago’s other
However, even though he momentarily recaptures their love and has numerous guests at his events, Gatsby remains unhappy and alone in the end. Doctor T. J. Eckleburg's billboard and the owl eyed man support the underlying message in Fitzgerald's novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the literary element of symbolism in The Great Gatsby to prove wealth does not ensure happiness. Creating both the billboard and the man found in Gatsby's library, Fitzgerald indicates the wealthy are not always as society makes them out to be. Society claims money buys happiness, yet the symbols look into the lives of wealthy characters from the novel and show their sorrow and loneliness.