Tom is a scoundrel, and no sliver of empathy can be given to Tom, due to his reckless behavior. Tom behavior effects everyone around him as a result if his selfish behavior two people die. Myrtle is murdered by his wife Daisy and Gatsby is murdered by George Myrtles husband. Both murders could have been avoided if Tom was more of a man and less than a scoundrel. Fitzgeralds describes Tom as a big, powerful man: " Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body-He seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top
Huck absorbs his father’s words, and although he cares for Jim, never views Jim as his equal. When Huck and Jim are having a disagreement, Huck gives up the argument easily, saying, “i see it warn’t no use wasting words--you can’t learn a nigger to argue” (86). Even when he compliments Jim, Huck’s words show his disregard for Jim’s race. After Huck and Jim narrowly escape a wrecked ship, Jim says he doesn’t want any more adventures, because of the amount of danger it put him into. Huck acknowledges Jim’s intelligence, saying, “he was most always right; he had an uncommon level head for a nigger” (82), but his compliment implies that he is surprised that a black man could be
This comparison is the most obvious of them all, he declares once and for all that life has no real value and that it is full of fluff, pointless passion, and frivolous excitement. He comes to this by reflecting on how he got the kingship; through unchecked ambition, and realizes that it was not worth it; the murders, the lying, the confusion. Macbeth’s ambitious living caused him to end up not living at
The true tragedy of Richards is that he is the only, lasting survivor of The Running Man. He has knowledge of the corrupted air pollution; yet, he has no power to enact real change. Thus, Richards becomes crazed. His filial duty and the promised money no longer binds him to his duty of “The Running Man” show. Therefore, Ben directs his rage to enact revenge against the Games Federation, the
An egoist is the complete opposite of an altruist. An egoist is a self-centered or selfish person. At the end of the novella, Equality was brasher and started using the word “I” in his monologues about how everything was going to change because of the amazing thing that he discovered and did all by himself. That was wrong of Equality to do because his friends helped him along the way in his journey and did not quit on him even though they could have been killed. His friends really helped and Equality was not as sincere and grateful for them as they were for him.
The act of turning into a complete power hungry savage proves that this once civilized city boy has taken a toll from the island. It turns out that Jack was never mentally suited to be stranded on an island with no adults and his mental state is rather corrupted after his journey to the paradise
Roy feels as though his life is over and he has nothing left to live for but because he is disabled he needs Alexandria. To get her to do his dirty work Roy tells her fictional stories that interest her but just as the stories gets exciting he stops and tells Alexandria the only way she can hear the rest is if she does him a favor. Roy has no concern for Alexandria wellbeing or emotions, he is selfish and only cares about getting what he needs. Unlike Roy, Max has all the care in the world for Norma Desmond. The fantasy life he portrays for Norma is all out of love and the will to keep her happy.
Willy, however, never admits the fact that his son and him are both losers. He refuses to see the concrete facts; he gets fired, has been a poor father figure and husband, and has had an unsuccessful career as a salesman. He not only fails to recognize the failure within him but the failure within his son. He never loses the grand, rich ambitions he has for his son despite the fact that Biff is a normal human
How unfortunate it was that the brilliant Bernard Marx of Brave New World, a man isolated by the emotions which are numb to the rest of society, is driven off the edge of sanity in an attempt to share these emotions.The tortured, misunderstood Alpha-plus man that wanted more out of life then to indulge in sexual ecstasies regulated by this “utopian” society was denied this throughout his life. At first, he was a subtle man, but then became a man that was pervaded by extreme jealousy and ego. Bernard Marx displays a vast amount of change, being introduced as the troubled character yearning for Lenina to understand him and his humanistic traits. In an attempt to make Lenina understand something other than sexual desire and pleasure, he takes
On the 10th our own land hove into sight… but now an enticing sleep came onto me, bone weary from working the vessels sheet myself, not let up never testing the ropes to any other male…” (book 10, page 156, PDF). Odysseus’ pride made him a self-centered leader, and he didn’t allow his men to contribute to their returning of home. Odysseus was too full of pride to allow anyone else to take credit for his doing of bringing all of his men back home, which eventually caused his men to betray him. Odysseus was very boastful, and a man full of extreme pride. From this we can grasp that he had an elaborate way of trying to achieve his goals, which usually involved only him and not allowing anyone else to contribute to his actions and