Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice. Petals of Blood revolve around ruthless capitalist and deals with issues like land, history, education and exploitation. Religion in both novels is used as a tool to enslave the mind and soul of natives. Ngugi in his works like The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Petals of Blood, Detained and Matigari has focused on the plights of the oppressed because it is the fiction that could rouse the consciousness of the masses. Ngugi works for the change in society that kind of society which promotes unequal social order.
Miller attacks the false values of American society by using Willy Loman’s collapse. The play Death of a Salesman ultimately captures the audience’s attention not only because of its attack on social injustice but also because of its powerful portrayal of a timeless human dilemma. Miller’s play tells the story of a man who committed suicide and wants to justify his action. When he tries to fit the jagged pieces of his broken life, Willy Loman discovers that to relieve his guilt, he must face the consequences of past choices and question the values inherent in the life he has constructed for himself and his family. Willy’s struggle is finally what grips the play’s audiences around the world.
Montresor says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 1). Montresor says this in the first sentence of the story which implies that he is having a struggle with another person who is Fortunato. Montresor has to struggle with a bully on his own and he wants revenge. Every victim of a bully wants revenge for what has been done to them. Nevertheless, Montresor gets ultimate revenge since he murdered Fortunato making the reader’s feel shocked.
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?
Proctor, however, is an example of Miller 's definition of a tragic hero as " the presence of a character who is ready to lay down his life, if need be, to secure one thing, his sense of personal dignity" (Miller, tragedy 4). Proctor embodies this definition because his anger leads him to be free. He has the courage to reveal his anger at Salem and the courage to reveal his affair with Abigail when he tells judge Danforth that he is raising "a whore" over heaven ( II iv 110). His wrath at this evil Salem makes him believe that God has abandoned this place "I say, I say , that God is dead" ( III i 119), so the only thing to direct him is his will to do the right thing, that he can not embrace a lie to save himself. Thus, his
The writer is terrified that references to cannibalism are subliminally inscribed throughout the old writings and teachings of Confucianism. The madman becomes aware of his family 's complicity in these acts as well as his own. “As for my elder brother, I have also good reason to suspect him. When he was teaching me, he said with his own lips, "people exchange their sons to eat." And once in discussing the bad man, he said that not only did he deserve to be killed, he should "have his flesh eating and his hide slept on."
Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.” This quote demonstrates how Elie’s humanity has begun to shatter, every right he once own has now been stripped from him. He is losing his sanity. Similarly, in the White Rose, when Sophie is going to be executed, the narrator says, “Sophie was then led to the guillotine. one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society.
I arrived at this conclusion with the help of the scene where Romeo kills Tybalt and also the discussion in class. Some people complained about how, in Luhrmann’s portrayal of Tybalt he seems cowardly (when compared to Zeffirelli's Tybalt) , because he ends Mercutio’s life by stabbing his back. My theory is that maybe Luhrmann was trying to let us see how when we rely on technology and forget about “old” values like courage and chivalry we become small and selfish beings. This definitely brings a new perspective and dimension to the table. In Zeffirelli's version we see that the highest power is the king, but in Luhrmann’s justice (the police) is the power that replaces the king.
The degree to which the son is affected by his father 's harsh remarks is the main difference in the father-son relationship between the two stories. After calling Georg a "veritable fiend"(Pg 49), George 's father sentences him to "death by drowning"(Pg 49). "The Judgment", is an appropriate title since we see the father 's judgment actualize itself at the end of the story. On hearing his father 's remarks, Georg "felt himself expelled from the room"(Pg 49) and went on to drown himself. His suicide illustrates the power of the father 's words and how his father 's judgment dawned upon him.
“He chased me round and round the place, with a clasp-knife, calling me the angel of death and saying he would kill me and then I couldn’t come for him no more” (Twain 29). It is ironic for Pap to call Huck the angel of death when in reality, he is the one that tries to kill Huck. Mark Twain reveals the hypocrisy in society by illustrating how people are always blaming others for a problem, when they themselves are doing it as well. He also uses the same idea with Jim. “Jim said he reckoned I would believe him next time.