Athanasourelis’s article depicts Sam Spade’s individuality through his actions leading up to Brigid O’Shaughnessy’s conviction. Sam’s initial intentions are to help Brigid avoid the police. Upon coming to the conclusion that Brigid is the only suspect in the murder of Archer, Sam knows he has to turn her into the authorities. The article discusses that although it may seem as if Sam is acting justly, he is truly just turning Brigid in to avoid his own persecution for the crimes others committed. Hammett establishes Sam’s morals frequently throughout the novel by further describing his character as a “hard-boiled detective”.
In simple terms, Mario Puzo has kept the image of the epic hero, especially, when considering the relationship that is apparent in the heroes’ thirstiness for revenge, and ultimately their passion for glory and pride. Under revenge, both Achilles and Michael Corleone restore their pride through murder, one among his army and the other among the famous New York families. As modern audience, we cannot afford but to remark that in a modern world where Mario Puzo’s masterpiece is chronicled revenge by murder is unacceptable by law, it is the concern of the police forces. However, we see that law and order is absent in Puzo’s novel, it is instead a world driven by chaos and social disobedience. This reminds us of the epic atmosphere, where man battles against man, and where stable institutions that are supposed to regulate their actions are absent.
One example of a classic mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles has is the detective is dedicated to his client. Sherlock sends Dr. Watson to Sir Henry to keep him safe from the killer. Dr. Watson also follows him everywhere so nothing can happen to him. There is also repetition of an earlier crime. The killer kills Sir Charles and tries to kill Sir Henry.
Strong, devoted, and dedicated conspirators are one of the main things you need in an assassination plan. Booth struggled to have every member to be loyal, and trustworthy. Even though Booth had some strong accomplices like David Herold and Lewis Powell, although his gang all together was a weakness in his plan. “David Herold, an experienced outdoorsman hunter, and tracker, would accompany Lewis Powell, take him to Seward’s home, and guide the assassin, unfamiliar with the capital’s streets, out of the city where he would meet up with Booth.”
In the novel The Maltese Falcon, the motif of greed is used to exemplify the destructive influence potential wealth has on one’s morals. This is shown through Sam Spade’s decision to hand over Brigid to the authorities, Brigid’s deceit throughout the novel, and Gutman's choice to use Wilmer as the fall man to avoid his own prosecution for crimes committed. Sam is portrayed as someone who is willing to deviate from the law, is extremely intellectual, and is prepared to go to any extent in order to get the treasure he desires. Sam Spade is entangled in the pursuit after the falcon by Brigid’s scheming. Sam falls in love with Brigid even after he discovers her dishonesty.
Speaking to Bob, (SPP) Jimmy realized that the man was a wanted criminal and his friend, so he told another man to arrest Bob. This is a classic connection between life and style because, just like Bob (the criminal), O.Henry was arrested under surprising circumstances and in a surprising way. Bob and O.Henry had similar conditions of their respective arrests, thus creating a connection between O.Henry’s writing style and life. Another example of O.Henry’s unique writing style is moral characters.
We see his trust shift from Frank to Walter. It is clear to the audience who are the bad guys, but to ray it is something that is hard for him to believe. Initially, Ray follows Coutelle 's version on everything, Ray even falsifies a report to keep other officers from knowing the embarrassment of Frank’s injuries when he gets tricked into being bitten by a badger. From the beginning of the investigation, Frank is set on pinning the murder on James Looks Twice, however, the more Ray works with Walter, the more he realizes that Frank is not only looking at the wrong person, he is doing it on purpose. (Walter leads ray to find evidence and finds exactly what he thought happened in the beginning.)
Part Two The Dark Knight：A Man Fights With Evil 2.1 Violence as a Means to Achieve Justice and Freedom In America 's "super hero" movies, the hero always represents the value orientation of the Americans. This pursuit of freedom is just the pursuit of individualism. In the film, the negative character, a clown act by Heath Ledger, appears when the freedom of citizens is threatened.
Tom begins to change once he witnesses it. His anxiety and guilt about Muff Potter’s fate are clear in the scenes he tries to get Huck to reconsider their vow to secrecy. The decision he finally makes (the decision to tell the courtroom about how the murder really went) is independent by every implication, however. Tom decides to follow his conscience despite his devotion to his loyalty to Huck, his superstition, and his own personal safety. Before the courtroom, Muff Potter tells Tom and Huck “You’ve been mighty good to me boys-better’n anybody else in this town.
In the beginning Lector is imprisoned with other criminals but Demme deliberately wants him to seem different from the others. The head of the Behavioural Sciences Unit at the FBI tells Clarice to interview Hannibal Lector so the FBI can build a profile on him, Clarice responds with “Hannibal the Cannibal”. Demme includes this to show that Lector’s reputation proceeds him and that he has made a name for himself. Crawford also warns Clarice “Be very careful with Hannibal Lector…. Your to tell him nothing personal Starling, Believe me you don 't want Hannibal Lector inside your head, just do your job but never forget what he is”, immediately after Clarice asks "And what is that?”
There are a variety of sins committed in the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Much of the conflict is caused by different levels of lust, envy, greed, and wrath. However, the most prevalent of all sins that keeps showing up throughout the work is pride. The character of the play that shows most pride is the main protagonist, Hamlet.
Greed can be a good thing if it is used for the right reasons. For example, greed can be the key that leads to success. If a person wants to achieve recognition, they’ll go extreme measures to make it happen such as inventing something, excelling in their studies, or even being the best. However, in most cases, greed can lead to disaster. Having the desire to obtain something a person already possesses is selfish.
Greed is inherent in humanity; this desire for material wealth has pervaded society despite the negative consequences. This greed and its effects ran rampant in 1920s America, as evidenced by the events portrayed in These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich and performed at the Barnum Studio Theatre, a true story about four women who suffer because of the greed of a large corporation. This struggle for wealth is also exemplified in the corruption of those hired to enforce Prohibition during this time, letting many illegal and even deadly bottles of alcohol into the lives of the average American. As the play These Shining Lives and American Prohibition shows, America in the 1920s was not just a time for empowerment of women and lavish parties, but a time filled with greed and corruption, and these struggles for wealth were not harmless, for they caused the deaths of many Americans. Women during the 1920s had more rights than ever before; they had the right to vote and many were breaking free from the social expectations that the man of the house works while the woman stays at home and takes care of the children.