Literary Analysis: “The Scarlet Ibis” People push hard on the people they love because they themselves are selfish. Relationships with family can be complicated just like in the story “the Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst when the main character was so embarrassed by his little brother that it killed his brother. The theme that pride can be dangerous is seen through the important statements of the story. The narrator pushes his little brother so much that he ends up dying. Are families just something people can just throw away?
During the Great Depression money and jobs were a difficult thing to attain, instead, what Frank Lucas does is steal money and pursue immoral acts to achieve his desires. This ties in with Frank Lucas in the film because he does corruptive actions, like the one’s in this quote, that prove his character becomes destroyed by immorality. It is evident that Gatsby and Lucas great aspirations destruct each of the character’s nature. It is evident that Gatsby’s emotional conscious is demolished because he does not care that he is enacting illegal work for his dream. Tom accuses him of pursuing his unlawful acts and from Gatsby’s reply he shows no guilt.
As mentioned in the article, Holden’s depression challenges him greatly as shown in his interactions with other people. In addition to his interactions, he acts capriciously and carelessly as also shown in his conversations with Sally. He is struggling to live his life with the disabilities that come with his disease which dictates his words and actions in turn, takes opportunities of a good life away from him including love, an education, and healthy
He then gets in too deep, owing people money, and there is no way out. Choosing to drink heavily and gamble he arouses fear in the audience. The choices he makes eventually results in his own death. 11) I was a little lenient on deeming this film a tragedy, due to the fact that Paul does not really see that he is in a bad place. He does not understand that he brought this upon himself.
Percy is always pressured by his friends because throughout his life as a demigod his friends always have pressured him to be a hero. Percy’s emotions are sometimes crumbled because his friends always depend on him and Percy is always depressed when he fails someone or can’t save a life. Percy also loses some trust in himself when he has two chances to kill Chrysaor and fails on both. Percy also struggles with the pressure because he knows that Chrysaor could
Grendel’s hatred for men grew, and he was even more evil. For example, “My heart became darker because of that”(76). He felt as though he had finally become something in life and called himself “Grendel, Ruiner of Mead Halls, Wrecker of Kings”(80). However, he also goes on to say that he felt more alone than ever even if he knew his purpose now. Moreover, was still bored he wanted to be in an epic battle since no one could match him.
The Life of the Party in The Great Gatsby Many people have read The Great Gatsby which is a tragic and dramatic story; but only a few have realized that F. Scott Fitzgerald wants to show the world how money does not fix a person’s problems; it only makes them worse. Fitzgerald’s story, The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway, a young man who was taught as a child to watch others but to never judge them. Nick starts his story by moving to West Egg in Long Island where he is seeking the excitement and adventure of the upper class. Then he buys a cottage next to a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby who is the talk of the city in every corner of the city he hears the name Gatsby. Nick follows the storyline by telling the events in his own
The Green-Eyed Monster Jealousy is a vicious monster that ruins relationships and friendships. Some people cannot control their jealousy and wind up regretting their actions later on. In Othello by William Shakespeare, the protagonist, Othello, is fueled into jealousy by the fear of infidelity. This causes him to make very poor decisions. Through Othello’s impulsive actions as wells as Iago’s malevolent ideas, Shakespeare reveals the horrid effects of jealousy.
Instead of following the American dream of ‘pursuing happiness’ Gatsby focuses on using his assets to bring consummation to an otherwise empty life. This perversion of the American dream serves only to improve his 'image ' to a society that initially rejects him when he is impoverished. It is Gatsby 's belief that wealth makes him a "son of God," a deity that carries out his "Father 's business" through the "vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty" (89) of possessing material objects irrelevant to happiness. To get these earthly treasures, he exploits the “Land of Opportunity” and dabbles in illegal activities, a practice akin to modern corporate scandals. The true purpose of the American dream is lost upon Gatsby, as it makes "no sound" of warning upon his conscience, fading into an omen that becomes "uncommunicable forever" (100).
He manipulates and constantly lies to everybody. It is suggested that Iago is a compulsive liar, who likes to be in control of the situation and keep secrets, as this increases his feeling of self-importance. His hidden personality prevents people from getting to know him, keeping himself alienated while feeling powerful over others. Iago only stays friends with Roderigo because he is taking money from him. Iago used manipulation to make Othello believe that his wife, Desdemona, was cheating on him with his Lieutenant, Cassio, who had been promoted over Iago.
Throughout this book Gene is a very confusing character with a complex mind. At the very beginning of this novel Gene is portrayed as a very competitive and jealous person. You only feel this way because in a sense he feels threatened by Finny, his best friend. Which is one of the “confusing” aspects of this book because you would imagine that if someone is your
The Faults of Troy Maxson August Wilson brings out the struggle of Troy Maxson in his play, Fences. All that matter to him end up feeling this struggle, for it remains constantly inside of him. Ultimately it proves to overcome Troy and make many lose the respect and love that was once felt. Troy’s actions and failure to fix them makes his true character known. By giving way to his own desires, becoming a continuation of his father and failing those he loves Troy Maxson proves to be a man flawed at his core.
The businesses took advantage of their workers by extending work hours but also leaving their wages the same. They were trying to work them for every penny they could not caring who they were hurting in the process. The people also disfavored the new political system they did not agree with politicians no longer listening to the opinions of the people, they felt that they were being silenced and they could do nothing about it. The corporations may have lowered the costs of a few accommodations but it was outweighed by the unfairness the people had to deal with. The growing of large businesses in size, number, and influenced changed the United States severely.
In order to make sure that anxiety is the only construct being measured, convergent and divergent validity should be examined. High convergent validity is present if the STAI and the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) exhibit a high correlation of anxiety. The BDI-II measures depression (Asamsama, Dickstein, & Chard, 2015). Low divergent validity is present if both tests do not correlate. Studies observed higher correlations between the T-Anxiety scale and depression, instead of measures of anxiety (Julian, 2011).