Cassius was not confident in himself so he constantly felt the need to validate himself through Caesar’s downfall and things that made him “higher than” Caesar. Which in turn helped to contribute to his jealousy and hatred for Caesar. Jealousy is an exceptionally deranged feeling and can lead people down the wrong paths; paths like
At this time Charlie was unintelligent, so he did not understand the situation. He was clearly being mocked by his “friends” and other people for the unusual ways he does things because he was different from them. Even though Charlie did things that were weird to them, it wasn’t right for them to laugh at him just because he was different. Another part in “Flowers for Algernon”, Charlie witnesses a situation where someone else was mocked. “A few of the rowdier customers kept up the remarks, amusing themselves at his expense … and finally broke into an uncertain grin at the jokes which he obviously did not understand,” (Daniel Keyes, page 13).
The unjust treatment that the creature received from humankind was harsh and unreasonable as he wasn’t allowed the opportunity to prove his intentions were far from malicious. His loneliness, isolation and injustice from those he tried to befriend turned him into an actual monster, evidently his perspective and personality changed after being excluded. The monster had been treated unfairly by humanity “I desired love and fellowship and I was spurned. Was there no injustice in this? … Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly.
Fortunato makes himself an easy target because of his rudeness, the problem he has with wine, and he is very determined to taste the Amontillado. Fortunato is a very rude person. I believe that Fortunato is more arrogant than rude. The story talks about how Fortunato hurts Montresor a lot by insulting him thousands of times. Fortunato does not think that he has even hurt him that much, when he really has by saying things and the way he acts towards everyone.
He threw words of anger at the two, and didn’t even give them a chance. This attribute of Curley’s affects other characters in a negative way. There are multiple times after he presents an unfriendly attitude, that other characters comment on how they don’t like him. In this situation, under Curley’s cold eye, Lennie squirmed
For example, Boo Radley is not accepted because he does not fit into the social normalization that he should.. This is obvious by the way Jem describes Boo when he says, “There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped and he drooled most of the time” (Lee 16). Jem describes Boo as if he is a monster simply because Jem and the other people are unable to accept the fact that Boo is different. In reality, Boo is a great person; all of these characteristics are made up. An Enotes certified educator says it best when she states, "…Boo Radley is discriminated against due to beliefs formed about him based on rumors."
In Ray Bradbury’s, Something Wicked this Way Comes, William Halloway frequently expressed anxious and fearful tones due to his inexperience in dangerous situations. Will’s anxious tone is apparent when he and Jim stopped by the Theatre and he “…swallowed hard…” (Bradbury27) When someone has, “…swallowed hard…” (27) they are usually nervous and guilty, indicating anxiety. Will’s reaction at the Theatre demonstrates an anxious tone because he knew he wasn't supposed to be there and if he was caught peeking into a brothel he would be punished. Also, being found there would ruin his respectable reputation that he valued highly. When Will briefly explained his plan to his father over the phone his anxiety is also evident, like when he said, “‘I got to go.’”(164) He abruptly concludes the conversation, showing urgency like when he quickly says, “‘…got to go.’”(164) Will was anxious because he understood that hiding from the carnival would be difficult due to the freaks superhuman abilities.
In “Making Sarah Cry” the bullies judge Sarah and the main character because they look and act different. In the poem it says .”And so he gladly joined their fun Of making Sarah cry But somewhere deep within his heart, He just never knew why” this is showing that he knew that he didn’t know why he was doing it and that he could stop any day but he didn’t. Another piece of evidence is that “The funny faces that she made And the way she’d stomp her feet Whenever they mocked the way she walked Or stutter when she’d speak” This is where he is pointing out when she would do things or naming everything she would do that would trigger the bullying. This is significant because he is thinking and he knows that he does it for no reason. Even though making fun of sarah was funny but he had some doubts to begin with.
Like a child, he asks many questions and he is very curious to the point that he can be annoying. Childhood is the stage of tantrums and Holden complains about a lot of people that he likes, but also hate. Ackley is an outcast that Holden describes as being ugly and a slob. Holden does not really like Ackley, however, he continues to talk to Ackley and be his friend. Holden’s actions are also hypocritical as he says he is annoyed with Ackley, but Holden is also lonely.
This blemish generated audience pity, subsequently because of his cockiness, Oedipus and his clouded mind, unfortunately caused him to be extremely paranoid. As Oedipus creeps closer to the truth, his madness increases due to the fact that Oedipus cannot admit to himself the evil things he has done. When Tiresias finally reveals the truth to Oedipus, he cannot accept the truth. Instead Oedipus chooses to believe that Tiresias’ words are some elaborate plot to over throw him, “Are these inventions Creon’s work, or yours (page 14, Oedipus Rex)?” Oedipus’ downfall is due to his hamartia pity inducing because the viewer knows that Oedipus is a morally righteous man with a huge ego. Free will is called into the forefront of this play, Oedipus, his fate was foretold long before he was born, seeks to prevent his fate, but he cannot.
In the book Jack is always making fun of Piggy. Jack was being rude to Piggy and saying his fat behind doesn’t do nothing to help while piggy was trying to talk. However some of the time Piggy stands up for himself, “I got the conch … you let me speak!”(Golding 33). Piggy illustrates how its not easy to have integrity. This is because whenever he tries to talk the others mainly Jack just tell him to shut up or take his glasses from him making him feel uncomfortable.
Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all. Charlie first experiences people making fun of him, now that he has knowledge to understand that. This event must have hurt him deeply, because the very people he trusted and thought were his friends were actually mocking and making fun of him. He feels ashamed because people are using his name as an excuse for making mistakes, and he didn’t want to be known this way. This quote states how people are not used to and are kind of afraid of Charlie, as his newfound intelligence was not the Charlie they knew.