The narrator of the play states “Thomas Putnam felt that his own name and the honor of his family had been smirched by the village, and he meant to right matters any way he could.” (Act I) The Nurses were involved with Thomas’s brother-in-law not becoming minister of Salem. He also sides with his wife Ann after she accuses Rebecca Nurse. The families aren’t exactly the best of friends. Mr. Putnam is extremely greedy, and accuses people of witchcraft so he can buy their land later. By only looking out for himself and his money, he’s constantly seeking revenge.
In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, he analyzes the challenges royalty could face and emphasizes the complexity of family relationships, suicidal thoughts and doubt, and explores the ideas of revenge and identity. The main themes present are corruption, expectation versus reality, and the complexity of actions. The context of this play is set in Elsinore, Denmark in the 14th century, where a prince seeks revenge for his father, and discovers his father was murdered by his uncle while his mother was courted and now married to the usurper. If Shakespeare had written Hamlet today, most of the themes would still be relevant, however the setting and characters’ experiences would differ due to technological advancements and modern belief systems. The setting of Hamlet differs greatly from present day Denmark.
Bellamy is allowed to express his feelings. He 's allowed to be upset that Clarke left. He 's allowed to be upset with Clarke saying she needed him, when nothing she 's done has proven that. (I 'm not suggesting that Clarke needs to pander to Bellamy, but her saying that she needs him felt wrong and almost manipulative.) He 's allowed to be angry with someone who left, but then
In The Glass Castle, Rex and Rosemary Walls can be categorized as permissive parents. Rex and Rosemary’s parenting style is permissive because they approach their children as more of a friend than a parental figure, they do not discipline their kids, and they have few demands expected from their kids. The Walls parents act more of a friend than a parent to their kids due to their easygoing nature. Rex brushes off Jeanette's complaint regarding Robbie’s inappropriate touching and does not take action as a normal parent should. Rex had the opportunity to punish Robbie for his behavior but decided not to: “I’m sure he just pawed you some, I knew you could handle yourself” (Walls 213).
Many assassinations occur due to political, religious, and cultural reasons. Some assassinations occur without explanation, or with explanations that seem illogical or unjust. The assassination of Czar Nicholas II was believed to be necessary for the overthrow of an outdated government regime because the Bolsheviks wanted the control of Russia for the people. However, it was unjust because the Romanov family was executed as well. Czar Nicholas II, also known as Nikolai Romanov, was the czar of Russia from 1894-1917.
“Not burdened by [Ivan’s] trouble” (76), Tolstoy starkly contrasts Gerasim’s sincerity with Ivan’s daughter Liza’s resentment of Ivan’s suffering since it “interfered with her happiness” (81). The ability to empathize and concern oneself with others’ affairs is suppressed by Liza and the others’ self-absorption. Ivan in his earlier days is able to separate personal and official relations, “excluding all that was raw, vital” (58), “like a virtuoso” (58). Tolstoy’s matter-of-fact tone when stating factual information that “two of the children died” (53) further supports Ivan’s lack of compassion in his earlier days. It is his intimate encounters with death that prompt him to yearn for human relationships, making him more receptive towards Gerasim’s genuine feelings.
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49) He is a very caring person because he doesn’t want Katniss to sacrifice herself for him. Instead, he is helpful, and helps her, for example by helping her get away from the enemies.
The first instance where death is prominent is in Chapter 3 where Holden discusses Ossenburger, a wealthy Pencey alumni who gave the school money. Ossenburger made his fortune through a chain of bargain funeral parlors. Holden remarks that Ossenburger “probably just shoves them in a sack and dumps them in the river.” (3.17). This scene is exceptionally important, as it sets the entire tone for how Holden perceives adults and their attitude towards death, as something insignificant that doesn’t deserve closer inspection. Holden feels that death is being cheapened by who he deems to be the “phonies”.
Seth Harvey Ms. Maggert English Honors III 7 April 2017 The Death and Resurrection of the American Dream In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald quietly critiques the American Dream and the way it has been besmirched through the use of strong symbolism and the story of Jay Gatz. In the novel, Gatsby symbolizes the American Dream, coming from rags to riches. The 1920s is where the American Dream began to change. It stopped being about working hard and keeping your morals, and Gatsby shows this by obtaining his fortune through lucrative, illegal means. Nick Carraway is also incredibly important in illustrating the allegory of the American Dream and how it is vapid and dying in the current age.
From the beginning Stanley has doubted Blanche, this is seen as he went through Blanche's things with Stella, questioning her belongings, “has she got this stuff out of teacher's pay?”(2.33). Stanley continues to impose his reality onto Blanche, which causes her more anxiety relying more and more on herself to create more of an illusion by creating an admirer for herself, saying that she ended it with Mitch because she does not deserve “deliberate cruelty”, and crating this alter ego for herself as being pure. While Stella is in the hospital, he and Blanche are left alone for the night as she continues bragging about her admiration coming from Sheep Hunt Leigh and how she just got a wire from him. Stanley catches her in her life, finally tearing apart Blanche's illusions. Although Stanley has been a threat to her through his suspicion and empowering masculinity over her, the last scene is where he finally takes final control over her, or symbolically where reality has a final triumph over her illusions.