In the beginning of the story, Juan tries everything in his power to get back his letters and joins the Censor Bureau in order to stop it. He latter end up so enthralled in his job, when it came time when he found it, he unwittingly censor it. Because of this irony, it gives the perfect example of satire on the idea of censorship. Overall, “The Censors” bring the idea of satire to Censorship. Both sides, Juan and the government are so paranoid of each other, they go to extreme lengths in order to censor thing.
The book opens with Obi’s trial, where he is charged with corruption; by accepting a bribe. Also, Achebe indicates that everyone was shocked at Obi’s current situation, including the judge, who is filled with disbelief as he says "I cannot understand how a young man of your education and brilliant promise could have done this," The plot then backtracks to the period when Obi appeared to be a man of steel in his resolve to remain pure and incorruptible. And after searching for the fatal flaw that causes his downfall, the most apparent and stand-out cause is his EGOTISM. Obi is portrayed to be a prime example of a tragic hero. Just as Shakespeare did it with Macbeth, Achebe gives Obi a similar story.
Throughout Henry’s dilemma, he uses his influence and the corruption among his staff, to evade the church’s law and the Pope's authority. The play A Man For All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, is the telling of this story through the lense of many of the people involved in this monumental shift in English politics. In the play, corruption runs rampant and leads to the moral erosion of even the strongest of characters. In addition, it leads to Rich’s rise to power but lose of self and moral well being. Finally, it is the drive to be uncorrupted and stand for moral righteous which leads to More’s execution.
Chaucer’s The Pardoner manages to be a much debated and highly controversial character of The Canterbury Tales, criticized by Chaucer himself in the way he was described. From his ambiguous sexuality and fluid gender representation to his questionable lifestyle of abusing the name of the Church for his own purposes as well as his overall defiance of the social norms of his time, the Pardoner is one character that can be explored from various angles. The Pardoner is first introduced to be travelling with The Summoner, a corrupt officer of the Church like The Pardoner himself. Where subtle doubts about The Summoner were underhandedly raised, The Pardoner’s ambiguous sexuality is continuously brought into question or comment by Chaucer, as well
One minute he was beating them, the next meeting they were in his office chatting like old pals. People at the Omori camp had different theories to explain why he acted the way he did. Yuichi Hatto, the camp’s accountant, claims it was simple madness. Hatto also said that beating the POWs brought Watanabe sexual pleasure, “Watanabe was a sexual sadist, freely admitting that beating the prisoners brought him to climax.”(Hillenbrand 242). The one true fault of Mutsuhiro was his lack of empathy and regret for what he did.
Power is the ability to actor do something in a particular way. People who have too much power and abuse it, and turn their power into a negative power. Fear and tyranny are abused by people with power creating a negative effect on society. Leaders with a huge rule of power will abuse their role as a leader by creating a fearful environment. In the play, Antigone, King Creon punished Antigone for giving her brother, Polyneices a proper burial.
In our society, many people rely on the power of law and justice in order to protect themselves. Some powerful men abuse and misuse their power which brings many unfairnesses and tragedies. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Judge Danforth is a deputy governor of the state, and he is also the judge for the witchcraft trail. Judge Danforth represents the authority and supremacy in the entire play. Throughout the play, Danforth’s tyrannous and stubborn personality caused many wrong decisions that he made in the court.
The play Doubt by John Patrick Shanley is impressively structured play about the very title. It pins two monumental characters against one another over accusations of possible child molestation of an altar boy by a high ranking church official. Sister Aloysius is the principle that accuses Father Flynn of these actions and is relentless in her accusations of Father Flynn even without any hard evidence, but she has no doubt that he is guilty. Doubt is the title of the play and it shows you why it is titled this throughout the play. John Patrick Stanley did not only make a play about doubt, but leaves his readers in doubt themselves after the rollercoaster that is the play is titled after.
In the film, Bruno appears to be Guy’s doppelganger that does all the actions that Guys subconscious wishes he could do. Based on the scenes where Guy and Miriam are together, we see them violently arguing. Hitchcock purposefully shows the fighting scene in a shot from looking through the glass as an observer of their dysfunctional relationship. Based on this initial scene, the audience can tell that Guy has darker feelings of getting rid of Miriam. In Guy’s eyes he sees the divorce as a jail cell.
Both Madame de Rênal and Mathilde de la Mole fell for Julien 's sexual escapades that they deemed to be love. According to him, he betrayed the trust by society as a member of the church in doing so. The book 's anticlerical notions resided in the unfettered exploitation of power by the clergy in the name of being agents of a higher being. Their attempts at aiding the disadvantaged in society were underwhelming. Instead, peasants in the autocratic society used the church in their quest for material wealth and bourgeoisie lifestyle.
With counseling, however, Gregory discerned that the priests could be saved. Nevertheless, Gregory issued notices to members who directly disobeyed his councils on celibacy. For example, Gregory wrote to the Bishop of Dol that " ' 'in the very bishopric he had so destructively obtained, was not ashamed to enter openly into marriage and to take a harlot rather than a wife, by whom he then also begot children, so that he who had already prostituted his soul [to simony] might likewise dedicate his body in shame to the devil by his lewd and foul lust...." In this case, the Bishop of Dol broke two of the Gregorian reform movements--simony and concubinage. This showcases that not everyone listened to his reforms. While he did completely attain his goal of celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church, through negative language of equating these priests with the devil, Pope Gregory was able to move public opinion on issues of