For example, Montag realizes that his individuality is the reason he remained alive, while all the conformists did not survive the nuclear bombing. Emmett is able to save the world with his “gift” of being himself and believing in his capabilities. The woman ultimately becomes content with her outlandish home she is sent away to, because she comes to the conclusion that she is finally able to embrace who she is instead of trying to change it. Additionally, the non-conformists of the plot make the other characters questions conformity. Whether it is Montag’s desire to read after seeing the old woman’s passion for it, Emmett defying President Business’s order after coming in contact with the master builders, or even the doctor wondering if it is truly just to
While both Algernon and Jack treat names trivially, both Cecily and Gwendolen take names too seriously. Their shared obsession with marrying a man named Ernest indicates that they they prioritize superficial markers of identity over true character. Gwendolen seems to believe that names actually say quite a lot about a person because when Ernest asks her if she could love him if his name were Jack she says, “Jack?...No, there is very little music in the name Jack, if any at all, indeed. It does not thrill. It produces absolutely no vibrations....I have known several Jacks, and they all, without exception, were more than usually plain...The only really safe name is Ernest”(15).
Throughout the scene, extending through the book, Stanley’s goal never wavered: he wanted to prove that Blanche was untrustworthy and did not have the power over him as she did over other people. Although Blanche was unsuccessful with pulling the wool over the eyes of Stanley, that was never her goal. All Blanched wanted was a chance to start a new chapter in her life without having to reference back to previous ones. This desire for a clean slate in order to live a sugar-coated lifestyle where she is utterly happy has the potential to be very powerful for many readers and viewers. Since Blanche had pure intentions, you could never fully hate her or condemn her for her actions as you could Stanley.
By comparing her and Luna we can see that when she is compared to Luna, she is much more worthless to Harry than her. While a lot of reader and viewer liked Luna because of her personality, Cho Chang is often hated because of her personality. We think that as an minority Cho Chang importance are reduced and Cho Chang’s contribution in aiding Harry is overshadowed by all the other major white
In John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Cathy Ames is presented as a monster. She is the most evil character in the novel, and rightfully so. Cathy manipulates other characters into doing her bidding by tapping into their weaknesses and trusting natures. Physically speaking, Cathy had a face of innocence, formed in the shape of a heart, which contrasts with her morally culpable, sinful behaviors. Cathy was born a Catherine, the name meaning “pure” which she is shown not to be from the very beginning.
This instantaneously connotes as a woman of loose morals and malevolence. Culturally, the evil eye is a human look that is believed to cause harm to someone, and in my personal life my mother and grandma believe the old superstition that if someone admires someone too much they can cause physical harm to someone, most often in the forms of nausea and headaches. The colloquialism of “the eye” is not only efficient establishing dialogue indicative of the times, but associating Curley’s wife through cultural connotation of the evil eye with ill-intent before she is even properly introduced. This criticism Candy has of Curley’s shows the sexism of the characters in the novel. In Curley’s opinion, nothing else is noteworthy about Curley’s wife besides her appearance and sexual desire for men other than her husband.
The author states “There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature” (Chopin). Mrs. Louise Mallard did not want to submit to the oppressor, who in this case, was Mr. Mallard. She expected to settle alone decisions and might not want to take orders from her life partner. She was forced to encounter that path since Mr. Mallard controlled her. When she found out that Mr. Mallard was dead, she felt free from the male abuse that she had been a setback of since the day she and her Mr. Mallard were married.
While recalling his Saturday beach adventure with Marie, Meursault included his thoughts on how he “wanted her so bad when [he] saw her in that pretty red-and-white striped dress,” and how he “could make out the shape of her firm breasts” (Camus 34). This was an insignificant detail that most would not include when summarizing their previous day. However, Meursault was unable to see past the surface and was most interested in the physical world. His Existentialist perspective caused him to objectify women and disregard their personalities. Meursault never commented on Marie’s attractive emotional habits, as could be seen once more during his trial.
The article discusses the moral-scheme of Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones that has been labeled as corrupt and immoral by most of its contemporary critics. It analysis the reasons for being treated as such. Seemingly immoral characters Tom’s admirable qualities are highlighted and what forces him to behave vilely is also studied. Instead finding him unrighteous, the author argues that he is normal human with its equal share of goodness and weakness that makes tom’s character a lifelike, a welcome change from divinely pure, pious and one- dimensional characters as portrayed by fielding’s contemporary novelists. Fielding did not want to create a necessarily moral text that ignored the truth of how people are.