The chorus recommends Neoptolemus seize the bow, abandon Philoctetes, and make the moment a moment of victory (838). However, Neoptolemus vehemently rejects the recommendation, citing that principles are more important than occasional victories, and what’s more disgusting the sickness is “when a man abandons / his own true nature and acts shamefully” (901-902). All in all, shame is a natural emotion characters cannot escape from, and Neoptolemus’ shame ultimately prompts him to stand with principles over dirty
In fact, he asserts that as a result of all the treatments women were using to deceive it was hard to tell whether the woman was “a human face , or an ulcer” (Fiero 162). He despises the devious actions and hateful plots the women concoct against those distasteful to them. He believes that “there’s nothing a woman won’t do, nothing she thinks is disgraceful” because of her deceitful feature (Fiero
In this case, Antigone calls out Ismene for choosing to obey the rule of Creon rather than the rule of the gods. “I shall be hating you soon,” (193). Antigone then transitions into a more emotional form of persuasion, by threatening the relationship between them if she is to not join in on her plan. This targets the guilty conscience of Ismene which is normally what tends to push people to agree with the arguer, although it can be seen as a slightly manipulative tactic. Despite Antigone’s passive aggressive argument with Ismene, she fails to convince her to join the burial and carries out her mission on her own.
The contention between the characters have intensified as the argument escalates, and Proctor's failure at pinning the blame on Abigail has frustrated him. When Abigail begins another self righteous fit of possession and calls upon Heaven, Proctor can no longer stand her hypocrisy. He cries out in a “roaring voice” “breathless and in agony: It is a whore!” (Miller 109, 110). Proctor is now confessing, “his shame great” of when he committed adultery with Abigail (Miller 110). Although Proctor is incriminating himself, he is trying to reveal Abigail’s true character and motives to Danforth.
She feels like she knows best, of how it should be ran. Madame Pernelle’s main problem with this household is that they all believe that Tartuffe isn’t who he portrays to be. They all believe he is a hypocrite. The fact that they think and believe this really makes Madame Pernelle furious. She tells them that they’re going to hell, that they’re fools, sluts, etc.
As he is very critical of Hester, the words in his sentences tend to be negative. These negative words are all meant to “wound” Hester Prynne. Due to their bullet point format, Lawrence is expressing this very plainly. This allows him to show his disapproval of Hester as he feels that Hester’s sin is unforgivable and she should be shunned for eternity instead of painted as a hero, which is what Hawthorne
“By a name I know not how to tell thee who I am: My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself, Because it is an enemy to thee; Had I it written, I would tear the word”. the pain which he felt towards his name were channeled through the metaphor "had it written, I would tear the word". To clarify to Juliet that he hated the fact that his name was keeping them apart and that he would deny it at any chance he got. Romeos attitude and tone in his reply shows us he greatly understood where Juliet was coming from and he greatly sympathized in their
The essay begins with a recollection of Hester’s wrongdoing. This stanza simplifies the complexity that is Hester by saying “the first thing she does is to seduce him/And the first thing he does is to be seduced” (Lawrence). Here, Lawrence uses a poetic style to assert that Hester is completely and indisputably in the wrong. By phrasing it simplistically, Lawrence is able to assert that with the notion of good versus bad, Hester is solely bad, leaving no room for further interpretation. This idea is also exemplified by short sentences later in the essay.
His insecurity is demonstrated through the weary and frantic questioning of “how should I presume?” and “should I begin?”, as he doubts his ability to socialize with others, particularly women. Prufrock’s relationship with women, spoiled by detachment and fear, is the source of his crippling insecurity, anxiety, and distress, which limits his ability to socialize and further isolates him from the world beyond his torturous mind. Alfred Prufrock’s generalizes all women into having malignant, overcritical intentions, leading him to develop
She describes the emotions that she felt by comparing herself to Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird (Stockett 414). This comparison is likely to be made because people are afraid of what is unknown, so they create false stories or spread comments of hate thus adding to the ignorance which is being passed down as if it were a family tradition. Eugenia had also been avoiding these people as though she was frightened by their way of rejecting people and being unaccepting to change. Eugenia uses this hatred as motivation and perseveres through meeting with the help and working on her book. The only way the lives of others will change for the better is if Eugenia seeks self-improvement and others follow in her footsteps of