In Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey undergoes a series of tone changes while considering his sudden downfall from power. On a deeper level, however, the tone changes represent stages of loss; therefore, the soliloquy is an accurate account of how the Cardinal is psychologically affected by his downfall. Through several poetic devices such as allusion, figurative language and tone, Shakespeare explores Cardinal Wolsey’s immediate psychological effects due to a sudden fall from grace. The first tone established by the excerpt emphasizes that the Cardinal’s first response to his dismissal is anger, making readers doubt his intentions as a Cardinal. The passage begins with “So farewell” (1), an amphibrach foot, which stands in opposition
A character in the story that he can not stand is his father Unoka.” He had no patience with unsuccessful men, he had no patience with his father.” HIs father was not a good person to look up to , and he grew up hating his father. “He learned to hate everything his father loved.” He proba He couldn’t stand the fact that his father was lazy and he always asked for money so he build up debts. Okonkwo probably has anger problems because of this father because he kind of needed a role model and his father bly thought hating everything his father loved will make him not be like his father and since he was afraid of growing up to be like his father , then that is why he hated everything his father loved. Okonkwo’s wives also make him lose his temper because they sometimes provoke him to be angry all the time. “ Okonkwo’s second wife had merely cut a few leaves off it to wrap some food and she said so.” Okonkwo got angry because they killed his banana
This just goes to show how weak he is, that he sucks up to the Pedro family out of fear and guilt. Father Renteria does feel guilty because the poor cannot afford their sins and he allows them to suffer but bad people like Pedro he forgives. He depends on Pedro for money which is where the fear comes to play in. Father Renteria is also angry at the fact that he cannot do anything about it because he is to weak. His weakness overpowers him and that is why he is afraid to speak up for what he know is right.
Okonkwo’s stubborn ideas of masculinity ruined his relationship with his son beyond repair. Okonkwo’s refusal to show emotion towards his family pushed them apart which shows that Okonkwo is not willing to give up his stern values and reputation to be emotionally committed to his family. Once again, Nwoye found peace away from his father when the Christian missionaries came to Mbanta, the motherland where Okonkwo and his family were exiled to. Nwoye converted to Christianity and escaped the force of his father in their household. Okonkwo, of course, didn’t support his son’s decision and was completely against Nwoye leaving behind the tradition the Okonkwo followed so deeply.
Although Okwonkwo loves Unoka and Ojiugo, he has little patience with them. “He had no patience with unsuccessful men.”(3/3). Since his father was unsuccessful, he didn’t really like him. Okwonkwo was upset with Ojiugo because she wasn’t home. That’s not really a good reason to be upset, and brutally hurt someone.
When the Legends Die Essay In When the Legends Die by Hal Borland the main character, Tom, has shown resentment and hate for most authority figures he has come across. There are different reasons for this including that they’ve lied to him, trapped him, and caused him to damage his pride. After all this he likely feels there’s almost no end to the ways they can harm him, some examples being making him do things that are morally incorrect and making him do things that could cause him long term injury. As a young boy Tom never had any authority figures he didn’t respect and who did respect him in turn. He lived alone with his parents, and even though he saw other Utes and whites before living in Bald Mountain, it never says anywhere in the
He tried so hard to be the opposite of his father. A weak, lazy, and unsuccessful man. So he started to hate everything his father loved. “Okonkwo was ruled by one passion - to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness(10).” As you can see, Okonkwo really never showed his kids and his children any kindness or gentleness.
The strength drains him, leaving him dead after living a life of sin, weakness, and self-hatred. His weaknesses transform his view of himself until he despises who he is. His feeble attitude is what brings him to lose his final strengths. Because of his inability to admit his sins, Dimmesdale, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, transforms from a holy minister to a self-loathing sinner,
Creon, the king of Thebes, fails to be compassionate throughout the play. The mandate he implements regarding his nephews portrays a lack of compassion, especially towards his family. His decree is cruel and wicked because he is depriving the family from a proper burial, and acceptance of their loss. Creon is obsessed with social and political order, and therefore, is committed to the law of the land. His commitment to the law obstructs his loyalty to his family, which in turn can contribute to his lack of compassion.
Okonkwo hated the missionaries with all of his heart. Naturally, when Nwoye found this out “[h]e dared not go too near the missionaries for fear of his father”(Achebe 54). This is yet another example of how Nwoye obeys when he is afraid. He didn’t go and get more knowledge about these missionaries because he was too terrified of his father to do
However, never did Okonkwo imagine that his downfall would be because of his own tragic flaw. Okonkwo 's violent and rash nature made him difficult to work with and gave people the wrong image of who he was. He was so distracted by trying to be anyone other than his father that he lost himself along the way. Over the course of the novel, it is apparent that Okonkwo is changing internally and he just isn 't letting anyone see that. For example, when Ikemefuna comes to live in Umuofia and is given to Okonkwo