To be specific, Jekyll states the following, “Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame” (Stevenson 55). Here, Jekyll is stating that he represses his private desires so much and wants the irregularities in life so badly that he finally faces a challenge, whether to keep his private figure hidden or to reveal it to society and subsequently be judged by society. He now has to make a life changing decision, if he continues to enjoy his pleasures secretly, he will have it on his conscience daily and be tormented by the guilt; if he confesses them, he will no longer have the guilt on his conscience, but he will also be judge harshly by society. Mary Shelly also uses her protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, in way that empsizes
David soon finds himself involved with a man named Jacques, which allows him to experiment by going out to homosexual bars, such as Guillaume’s gay bar. During this experience, David meets the gay bartender, Giovanni, and it inspires a friendship, which soon turns into a love affair. Of course, David is continually feeling shame at being gay, which defines Baldwin’s intent on showing how American men feel in the sanctuary of a less homophobic
The song itself is not a mainstream 90s song and Patrick’s tuxedo further emphasises their unwillingness to conform. Holden and Charlie are clearly alienated and isolated from their respective societies, but despite this similarity in their situations, the circumstances of their exclusion are contradictory. Holden has an accusatory tone towards society and adults for his corruption of innocence, “It was very phony – I mean him being such a big snob and all”. Conversely Chbosky gives Charlie a more self-conflicting attitude towards his isolation, as he almost blames himself for his exclusion, the quick flashbacks of his past trauma at the end of the film signifying this. Both Salinger and Chbosky have created influential characters that express the importance of not conforming to society.
At first, the story-teller tries to fight against the growing oppression. She even challenges John’s treatment by writing the diary. Yet, while one part of her may believe John wrong, another part believes that since he is the man, the doctor, and therefore the authority, he may be right. Because they hold unequal power positions in the relationship and in society, she lacks the courage and self-esteem to assert her will over his even though she knows that his “treatment” is harming her. When he tells to practice in self-control over her irritation with him, the effect is ironic; he controls everything and even makes her feel ungrateful for such a care.
When Jane refuses to marry St. John, St. John remains bewildered that she would refuse such an offer and begins to insult her. St. John spits, “Your words are such as ought not to be used: violent, unfeminine, and untrue. They betray an unfortunate state of mind: they merit severe reproof: they would seem inexcusable, but that it is the duty of man to forgive his fellow even until seventy-and-seven times” (ADD PAGE NUMBER). St. John and the other men in the novel believe Jane’s refusal of marriage is not a valid option. Women in Victorian society should not have a choice; the man should make the decision to get married.
It's significant to know that Holden deems Old Spencer's advice as phony because he doesn't agree with the rules of life. This quotation helps readers understand Holden's motives on much of his dislikes in things because he believes that he is on the unfair side of the game. In the end Old Spencer wants Holden to conform to the rest of society, but of course Holden's unique perspective on life causes him to disregard what Old Spencer says. Quote #4: In J.D Salinger's Catcher In The Rye, the speaker of
I believe Pip was ashamed when he saw Wemmicks rings because when he lived with his sister and Joe he couldn 't afford anything to that extent. When Joe came into London to visit his son in law, he doesn 't want anyone to see Joe since he would bring down his social status. When Pip and Herbert joined the club, he forgot everything he was brought up on. If you love your past and upbringing it
First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross is distracted by his infatuation for Martha, which ultimately results in Ted Lavender’s death, forcing Cross to realize his fantasies for Martha are wrong and that he is not fulfilling his duties as a lieutenant. Lieutenant Cross is inattentive to the war and his responsibilities because he is unable and unwilling to stop thinking about his adoration for Martha. Along with his military gear, O’Brien states, “Lieutenant Jimmy Cross humped his love for Martha up the hills and through the swamps” (p. 115). Cross loves Martha, and “More than anything, he wanted Martha to love him as he loved her” (p. 114), but is unsure of whether she loves him back. Despite his uncertainty,
Though The Crucible is an allegory for McCarthyism, it focuses some of its attention on the question what is more important, your honor and reputation or your life? This is a question that John Proctor has to answer in his final act of The Crucible. Was refusing to give up his name an act of excessive pride or an act of honor. Proctor wasn’t a witch, but he wasn’t a saint either due to his sin of adultery. What gets John Proctor accused was his inappropriate relationship with his then servant Abigail Williams.
Rodolpho gets annoyed that Eddie has created tension and uncertainty between them, he is aware that if Eddie’s obsession takes over he wont be able to have a future with Catherine. This could possibly link back to Eddie’s relationship with Catherine and how he perhaps he wants to keep her to himself as he feels that Rodolpho is taking control. Equally Eddie doesn’t feel comfortable when Rodolpho speaks to him as he says, “he gives me the heeby jeebies”. This response to Beatrice reveals his deeply embedded discomfort at Rodolpho’s flamboyant acts, which could infer that Eddie could even be homophobic. Although this can be argued as Eddie could be hiding his own sexual ambiguity, possibly having strong homosexual urges he couldn’t deal with.
Creon once suggests how “[a person] cannot judge unless [one] know the facts” (Sophocles 515) when he is the one being accused by Oedipus. And yet, Creon commits the same action that he advises others not to do which reveals his dishonesty and insincerity as a monarch. Moreover, Creon does not value the guidance that his subjects has to offer; instead, he values his own opinion, which consequently hinder him from knowing his own mistakes. Creon once trusted Teiresias’s advice, but once Creon becomes a monarch and hears what he does not like to know, he accuses, “But old Teiresias, among human beings the wisest suffer a disgraceful fall when, to promote themselves, they use fine words to spread around abusive insults” (Sophocles 22). Creon becomes arrogant to admit his own mistake to keep his reputation as a wise prince.
They begin celebrating their subculture as a drastic victory. However, it is a tragedy, and draws to identity politics, in which people of a particular social background form and celebrate their own exclusive political viewpoints or cultures; and consequently, they are alienated from the standard culture. The identity politics is a dominated tool to generalize all the people’s views and indirectly force them to return to a hideaway, in the homosexual community, it is called homophobia. From Liu’s explanation, as a reader, I strongly disagree with the idea of identity politics in the gay culture. I am not saying that the homosexual need to take pride in themselves in public, but to receive respect from other people.
This type of thinking is wrong because you are prejudging someone. Nobody wants to be labeled as something they are not, It is like using someone 's past to predict the future and that is something you can 't do because people change. Lastly having stereotypes adds on to racial profiling because the cops also have stereotypical ideas. Moreover, variety of stories is shared by personal experiences, people sharing their story individually. A single story according to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a limited viewpoint.
(11) Curley’s wife complains to Crooks, Lennie, and Candy about her husband, how he “Spends all his time sayin’ what he’s gonna do to guys he don’t like, and he don’t like nobody. Think I’m gonna stay in that two-by-four house and listen how Curley’s gonna lead with his left twict, and then bring in the ol’ right cross?” (78). Obviously, Curley’s wife did not marry Curley because she loves him, but most likely she may be running from someone or something in her life. The unsatisfied wife endures Curley just so she can live in
For example, Feste says to Olivia, “I wear not motley in my brain.” (i.v.54-55). So although he may dress like a fool he does not have the intelligence of a fool and therefore should not be seen as someone who is dull. Feste is cautioning against making connections between what can be seen and what cannot, the actions and appearance of Feste do not shed light on his sanity as they are mutually exclusive. He later addresses this point again when interrogating Malvolio, “Nay, I’ll ne’er believe a madman till I see his brains.” (iv.ii.122-123). The impossibility of this request not only drives the point that Feste is incapable of determining sanity because he cannot ever see Malvolio’s brain, but that there is inherent danger in letting him analyze Malvolio’s sanity.