In doing so the characters were punished for not conforming to both the school of Welton and their parents. In the movie many characters showed traits of transcendentalism, for example Neil Perry showed many signs of nonconformity towards his father by not listening to his command to become a doctor. Knox Overstreet showed during the film human potential by trying to believe in himself and trying to get a girl from another school. Finally Todd Anderson who experienced truth through observation by attending the Dead Poets meeting and later by joining the activities the Society does. If you look hard enough in any book,movie, or play you will always find some form of transcendentalism every single time and that will never change.
He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around.
As Bayard is readying to leave Professor Wilkins' house he realizes he is the head of the Sartoris family. He is unnerved by this reality because he has questioned himself, asking whether he was becoming like his father despite his feelings. Colonel Sartoris’ murder is now his test to “ find out if I am what I think I am or if I just hope; if I am going to do what I have taught myself is right or if I am just going to wish I were”(215). As Bayard shakes Professor Wilkins’ hand, he thinks to himself, “ thou shalt not kill” (216). No matter how strongly Bayard feels about his father’s reputation from the war, it is now time for him to fill the role of the
Rhetorical devices are very important to the development of this play because it make the audience think about what the characters mean, or what they are about to go do. Haimon the King’s son has a long talk with his father about the decision he has made about putting Antigone to death. The first devices he uses are rhetorical questions. The first rhetorical question he uses is from line 72 “What could be closer?”, and he also uses another one in lines 72 through linen 73 “Must not any son value his father’s fortune as his father does?”. He uses these while talking to his father to make him really think about what he is telling him, and to make him a little bit angry.
Based on the YA novel by Jesse Andrews, this quirky tragedy follows gawky high school senior Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) who spends most of his time making terrible parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl (RJ Cyler). Greg narrates the story with irritating self-awareness, and makes a point to show us around the halls of his high school while breaking down the various social groups: jocks/geeks/popular kids etc. Sound familiar? It should. Greg continuously reminds us that despite these social sub-genres, he does not want to commit to a label and wishes to remain invisible, which he achieves by being pleasant to everyone and suppressing his real feelings.
John Keeting tells his students to cease the day and he teaches his English classes in an unconventional manner. Throughout the film Neil’s father pressured his son to attend Medical School and become a doctor, but, Neil had his own aspirations of becoming an actor. Through this pressure Neil approaches Mr. Keeting to inform his father about his dreams, which, leads to Neil disobeying his father and therefore leads to him been enrolled military school. Neil eventually could not deal with his controlling father and he commits suicide. Mr. Keeting is blamed for the death and is fired, however, his words do have a positive effect on Todd Anderson.
Told through the point of view of the character Daisy, Tyler uses irony to tell the story of a teenage boy who is failed by the adults in his life who are supposed to help him flourish, including his parents, a psychologist, and his tutor. When Donny is performing poorly at school, the school contacts his parents to attend a conference to discuss Donny’s behavior. Tyler portrays irony with the character of Donny’s mother, Daisy, as Daisy herself is a former school teacher, so it is ironic that her child is failing at school as she should know better than other parents how best to help her child succeed academically. Daisy tells the principal that they are concerned about Donny, but that “he tells us he doesn’t have any homework or he did it all in study hall. How are we to know what to believe?” (3).
Throughout the play, Biff tells his father in a true honest moment that, “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be?” but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138). The sad reality of The Death of a Salesman is that many people go through life not knowing who they are or who they want to be, and Willy Loman struggled with that concept, but hopefully in today’s world, one can be more like Biff Loman, who was brave enough to decide on who he wants to
He was to the point where he thought it would just be easier to die than to live with all these struggles. Hamlet’s uncle Claudius killed his father which put a huge burden on his shoulders because he loved his father so much. What made it even worse was his mom, Gertrude, ended up marrying Claudius short after King Hamlet 's death. After the king was murdered, Hamlet saw his father’s “ghost” which told him that Claudius was in fact the one that killed him and that he wanted Hamlet to seek revenge for him by killing Claudius, but not to punish his mother for remarrying. He said it is not his place to do so and that heaven will judge her when it comes time.
Later on, they decide to get married secretly because of their family rivalry. Friar Lawrence is the character who is most responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. He came up with the crazy plan that led to their eventual death. Since he didn’t make sure that the information about the plan was delivered to Romeo on time, it caused a lot of confusion. After Juliet woke up and saw that Romeo was dead, Friar Lawrence left her alone in Capulet’s tomb instead of making sure she wouldn’t do anything dangerous.