In particular, the Underground Man experienced a traumatic incident where he was lifted from his shoulders and removed from the path of an officer (Dostoevsky 49). As a result of this incident, it created a profound feeling that he is meaningless to society. This act was not only humiliating but also stripped the Underground Man from his masculinity. “I could even have forgiven a beating, but I simply could not forgive his moving me and in the end just not noticing me” (Dostoevsky 49). His masculinity grants him a personal sense of power, but that had been taken from him.
Bob Knowlton is shown to be a person with low on self-esteem, insincere and untruthful towards himself, but with good leadership skill. Also, it is seen that Knowlton himself felt threatened by his own team member, Fester, as he thought that he could lose his power as the team leader due to him. Also, Jerrold didn 't take Knowlton 's feelings into a consideration because he made decisions without even discussing with him and others. Fester was actually going too strong about his new approach on others ' work without even asking permission from Jerrold or discussing it with other team members. On the other hand, Fester is shown to be insensitive, very straight forward and possessed an individualistic approach apart from being intelligent.
Pap is a free man who takes it for granted especially when he takes his anger on African Americans and his own son. He isn’t well educated but this quote by Huck is a hint towards Paps good side. “For what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards others”. Huck never had that great of an education so how is this coming from his mouth. His dad must’ve told him about these things, since Pap has made many mistakes in life he has a good side to himself.
Although The Underground Man is not part of a high social standing he is an intelligent man. As opposed to being respected for his intelligence he has been converted into a laughing stock his poverty. Now that he has been humiliated and any chances of authority have been demolished he cannot feel socially
. . .” We learn from Mr. Antolini in chapter twenty-four that the cause of Holden's depression as his lack of personal motivation and being able to view his own flaws. Holden has so much personal pride that he easily overlooks his own flaws but views the flaws in others to motivate himself. But anything from Holden’s perspective can seem depressing and
Finny is angry that Gene would say that, so instead of Gene owning up to it and dealing with the consequences of his actions, he lies to him (34). In response to Finny, Gene says “I’ve had an awfully long day” (34). Gene took the opportunity of lying to Finny in order to not deal with the real problem in front of him, adding another challenge for himself. Another occasion where Gene is dishonest is in the Butt Room. The boys in the Butt Room question Gene about what happened to Finny.
The people of Miguel Street were mad to have believed in this mad man to the point that when he asked to be stoned; they did as he requested. Man-man, on the other hand, had no idea that he was not the only mad person on Miguel Street, according to the passage he felt hurt and was surprise, because he thought they would not stone him when he asked. The madness continued, until Man-man began cursing and threatening the residents and the police took him away, surprisingly enough, the police did not attempt to stop the people when they began to stone Man-man; again madness
It is apparently found in the title of the book “a man of the people". It is supposed that such attractive title connotes Mr. Nanga, the minister of finance to whom this title refer, is going to be a far extent kind character who will respond to all the desires of people, achieving their goals, and fulfill their requirements and needs. However, the reader turns out to find that he is the exact opposite of what he is assumed to be. Nanga selfish; he cares for nothing but his personal and partisan benefits ignoring people 's interests. Besides, Achebe laughs at those who want to live a descent life; but they do not dare to take a serious step in the way to resistance.
His observations can be observed through his accommodations for his company, “And yet not look too good, or talk too wise.” Scout noticed how depending on who he was around, he would change ever so slightly to ensure more comfort of them, not to cause them to feel inferior. It was not easy for him to adjust, he definitely could boast and brag since he was superior to other characters in numerous ways, but he was humble and did not desire to feel
As mystical as this relic was it wouldn't feed him and his father. Sighing Jasper kicked at the soft grassy ground as he resigned himself to a failed hunt and a lost arrow. Shaking his despondent emotions away he raised his eyes and marvelled at the great black tablet he had stumbled upon. A glitter began to form in the young lads eyes as he thought about the ancient ancestors who had left behind such a curious