Ismene is stuck in between choosing what is right and what is dishonoring/wrong; the right choice would be to follow the divine law, their gods law, or follow Creon’s law that goes against the gods’. Creon’s man law also proves that his tragic flaw was hubris; his excessive pride and belief that his power was unlimited caused a series of events that led to his tragic downfall. The theme of gender roles, especially the “place” of women, is very limited. “Burying and mourning their dead relatives gave women an opportunity to do something important for their families. It brought women to the fore and gave them a role to play” (67), this quote is proving that a Creon is limiting one of the few things women were allowed to at the time of their society, which was for Antigone to bury Polynices.
Freeman Bailey Freeman Hensley English 11/ Fourth Period 05 March 2018 Part 14: Rough Draft #2 In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” she writes, “If you would pray,’ the old lady said, ‘Jesus would help you.’ This particular quote shows how Flannery O’Connor combined two themes into one concept, by taking the theme of God and Religion and Good vs. Evil and adding that into one character’s personality. O’Connor also shows, in this quote, the theme Good vs. Evil for how the grandmother attempted to convert the misfit to her religion instead of going through with his evil scheme. O’Connor’s writing style was very unique and one of a kind.
Ibsen was merciless in his quest to uncover negative sides of society: hypocrisy, manipulative behavior and use of public opinion to suppress individuals. The play is not only a picture of an innocent nineteenth century woman struggling to achieve self-definition but also a devastating portrayal of a marriage between two people who lack awareness of themselves and who have differing views of right and wrong. Torvald unquestioningly accepts society’s dicta of the husband as a jobholder and moral authority, but Nora’s attempt to conform as the submissive wife forces her into lies and deception. Both care about what people think and neither consciously considers opposing society’s morals. Consequently, the play may be considered an attack upon traditional family values which changed the way the western world viewed
“What would even Jesus do?” (Wallace 155). “Good People” is a short story written by, David Foster Wallace about Lane and Sherri, a young religious couple facing the consequences of an unplanned pregnancy. Lane contemplates his feeling towards Sherri and his Christian beliefs. In “Good People” Lane A. Dean Jr. is the main character desperate to be a good person.
In the short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, the protagonist Mary Maloney proves that people shouldn't judge someone due to their physical appearances because looks can be deceiving. To begin, Mary’s persuasive appearance and personality allow her to create fake grief and innocence. As a result, she persuades the detectives into complying whatever she wants them to do, which availed her to get away with murder. Mary does this by, creating the character of a sweet, pregnant wife whose husband has just been murdered; “Please, she begged. Please eat it.
A Commentary on Matthew 23:23 Matthew 23:23 verse is: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others”. From the previous chapters of Matthew 23 or even with Mark, Jesus did not really show His anger to the people. Yes, He was sometimes frustrated with His disciples for not having faith or that He is sometimes disappointed with how religious practices are being done but he just expresses it in a subtle manner.
The "Weaker" Sex During the Austen Era, women were often thought to be the weaker sex, subservient to men. This idea can be seen throughout Pride and Prejudice. Mrs. Bennet was characterized as someone with a “weak understanding and illiberal mind” (Austen, 226).  On the other hand, her husband, Mr. Bennet was portrayed as a competent and sarcastic man who was fond of reading. Mrs. Bennet was often teased by her husband, who found great pleasure in mocking her, sometimes without her knowledge.
However, Brooks provides two examples of people, Dwight Eisenhower and Mary Ann Evans, who had decided to make the effort ‘to be better than used to be.’ Former president Eisenhower was a person that recognized that his temperament was a concern and would continually attempt to maintain an optimistic and cheery image; in fact, he occasionally performed ‘silly things’ to soothe his anger, such as throwing written slips of paper with the names of people he hated. Evans, an ‘emotionally needy’ woman who “[fell] for every man she met and [was] rejected,” lived in a society that condemned outside relations in marriages. When she fell in love with George Lewes, a married man, she made the pivotal decision in her life to pursue her love and this choice led to a steady devotion and a change in her character. Whether it is a personality or controversial issue, these people sought to improve themselves by making the effort to
Characters serve as the metaphorical foundation upon which a story is written. In fact, the personalities of characters often reveal the outcome of a story’s plot before the author explicitly states it. In Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” the self-indulgent grandmother portrays the outcome of her attempted evangelism through her sanctimonious nature. Through her illegitimate Christian appearance based on deceit and self-elevation, her failed attempt to persuade the Misfit can be attributed to her hypocritical personality. The grandmother’s bigoted self-elevation quickly taints her moral reputation.
Her pathetic ploys and acts of deviance cause harm to the family throughout the story and it ends up coming back to her in the end. Many of the characters in the story think of themselves as good people based on moral codes that they stand by. The Grandmother identifies herself as having the best values. The story is noted for its religious aspects, in particular O 'Connor 's penchant for depicting salvation through a shocking, often violent experience undergone by characters who are spiritually or physically grotesque. In the first half of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” O’Connor portrays two modern