In the novel, The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway was given some advice from his father that “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, all people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” (Page 1) Nick was inclined to reserve all judgments, but his father’s advice revealed its truth when encountered with Tom and Daisy. The married couple were two different individuals with the same behaviors of being: untrustworthy, selfish, and inconsiderate. Tom and Daisy portrayed a very perfect lifestyle, but in the mist of that lifestyle being ideal, there was no commitment or trust between the two. From the novel, Miss Baker mentioned to nick that there was a woman in New York associated with tom. (Page 15) Later in the story, it was discovered that the name of the woman was Myrtle Wilson.
Hassan, though, never holds his rape against Amir and never brings it up. In fact, Hassan attempts to reconnect their “friendship” with no avail. Amir is not capable of asking for forgiveness from Hassan. He rather have the guilt reside in him then apologize. His reluctance to apologize for his actions prolongs the time he holds his guilt.
Hamlet has attempted to escape from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s questions because he excepts to be spied on from Claudius’s servants, and is afraid to question Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s answers. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern cannot decide whether Hamlet is being insane or not. After Hamlet ignores their question, he called Rosencrantz a “sponge” because he always does as Claudius pleases. He obeys him no matter what, he has no thoughts of his own, he sucks up the thoughts and plans of the king, and they come out when he is squeezed. Hamlet says that like a sponge once Claudius is done with him, he will get rid of him.
In Edith Wharton's famous book Ethan Frome, main character, Ethan Frome’s story is a personal tragedy. His own decisions he makes are his own fault. But what is his tragedy? Well, to a certain understanding, his tragedy is that in the present day, he is always dreary and not as happy as he could have turned out; in other words, one could say that his tragedy is that he is unsuccessful in happiness. Although one may argue that the tragedy wasn’t all Ethans fault, and that the weather of new england caused it, that certainly isn’t true.
Envy creates tension in friendships and this trait is what leads to a lack of trust and end of the friendship. Envy can be healthy to an extent, but when envy overcomes rational thoughts it becomes unhealthy. When envy interjects itself between friends, it can lead to terrible events. A Separate Peace by John Knowles shows this fact throughout the story. In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, envy leads to lack of trust, as illustrated through the thoughts, actions, and interactions of Gene and Finny.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone....just remember that all the people in the world haven’t the advantages that you’ve had.” This quote is from Nick who quoted this from his father. "Gatsby turned out alright..." This shows Nick’s actions and thoughts still remain the same about judgement at the end of story. I think F. Scott Fitzgerald uses this quote also to foreshadow the bad choices that take place and to reserve our judgment and try to understand the characters with a open mind. This excerpt from “The Great Gatsby” is important to the developing theme of the novel because his father saying this
Communities are present in both real life and in literature. They are almost always beneficial, yet there are some negative communities. These negative communities can be very detrimental to those inside them. The communities looked at are from the short stories Good Country People, by Flannery O’Connor, The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury, and The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Although often supportive, communities can also be a negative environment, like in the short stories, where they can be oppressive, pressure one to fit in, and create immense amounts of ostracism.
Isaiah 59:8 illustrates, "The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths." Clearly, Scripture recognizes the existence of flaws of the behavior in man. Injustice comes in many forms. Racism, prejudice, false judgment, and stereotyping are all skewed perceptions. These distortions spill over into behaviors and human interactions, often resulting in the suffering of the innocent.
Moreover, he justifies his treatment by accepting that he had somehow “violated the code” rather than doubting the justice of the actions taken against him. However, this rationale only serves to worsen the main character’s suffering by making him self-critical instead of combatting the problems he faces. Even worse, another instance of Bledsoe’s deceit still doesn’t change his beliefs regarding conformity. When Emerson’s son reveals the contents of Bledsoe’s letter to the invisible man, he ponders, “‘What did I do? I’ve always tried to do the right thing…’” (Ellison 191).
Making [himself] happy—and everyone else” (7). Above all else, he is cautious in keeping this lifestyle, shown between the interaction of Steve over the phone and hiding Nora from him (12). However, these personality traits are also his downfall. He is diligent and considerate for the sake of keeping a relationship, foreshadowed as “a feeling that couldn’t last” (9). Keith was only cautious to stay away from his fear he was in denial of, as shown when he attempts to shield Nora from Steve, attempting to protect Nora and what she represents to him (13).
This creates a whirlwind of problems for Holden, convincing the reader that “Holden is clearly flawed . . . (Bickmore and Youngblood 254)” His failure to reflect upon his poor choices, such as his failure to study and lack of motivation, can be seen as the birthplace from which many of his problems spring, leading to his pessimistic
Most don 't want to risk telling on another and become a social outcast. Others simply don 't care and don 't want to be involved. Honor codes end up being ineffective as there is not one that can enforce these codes. When they are implemented time and resources are wasted and the integrity of the students don 't change. Honor codes don 't change or have any effect on the way students behave or think.
Him not knowing this allows him to believe that this is God’s unfairness to him. Surviving on his own seems to be a big relief considering he doesn’t has to look after his father and he gets to keep his own rations for himself and not share with his father. Point of view, irony, setting, and symbols all pull this story together to show depressing times that should never happen to any race no matter what the crime. Light is needed when lost in the darkness of night. One that doesn’t have “light” can get lost and never find themselves a right path which can lead to more troubles than what should have
When Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout Boo is the one who saves them and Atticus is very grateful (Lee 276). In real life people get bullied and are shut up in silence about it. People assume just from looking at them they are fine and don 't feel the need to help them. In reality, people are silent about their issues and suffering from harm but without really getting to know someone on the inside no one would know what they 're going through. Just because on the outside they are fine doesn 't mean they 're feeling the same on
There are many different ways that a person could use criticism to help them in a beneficial way. Dr. Alan Zimmerman states in his article, “[Maximizing] The Benefits of Negative Criticism:” “We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.” No one likes criticism. But it’s fact of life. There’s simply no way you’re going to go through life without some criticism. Of course, our culture tries to minimize the impact of criticism by saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” That’s nonsense.