In Perks of Being a Wallflower, the novel introduces a character named Patrick, Patrick has suffered from bullying because he is unique; his sexuallity choices have made him stand out from the rest of the average crowd. He is also experiencing problems with his partner Brad. Brad and Patrick are in a relationship and Brad is not quite ready to come out . He also bullies Patrick to demonstrate that he has no connection with Patrick. Because of this, Patrick is hurt and does not know what to do to escape from the fact that Brad is not ready to go public with Patrick.
Humiliation may have been deserved, as he humiliated his peers, ruined their fun, and treated them poorly on a regular basis. He did not deserve to be locked up and tricked to the extent that he was, he is rude and unkind but he is only human and most of his issues probably stem from a sense of insecurity at his lack of status and ability to get on with his peers. He has an inflated self worth but it seems as though it could be a façade. He deserves retribution for the way he treats the people around him but the trick played on him by the people he bothers is
The speaker described the husband punishing the woman in a “quick and curt and unkind” way. The alliteration of the cacophonic sound of the letter ‘c/k’, shows the harshness of the husband’s treatment towards his wife, adding on to the fact that the husband did not appreciate what his wife did for him. His “self-satisfied face” shows how much pride this man has. Although this is stereotypical, men have a tendency to not let their pride down over anything. In this case, the husband let his pride get in the way of appreciating what his wife did for her, and instead become embarrassed by the situation.
This shows even though Bottom is foolish to not trust his mates, Oberon shouldn’t be so capricious to turn Bottom’s head into an ass when he barely knows him, just because he dislikes him. Because of Oberon’s capriciousness, he turned someone he barely knows head into a
Further, his rank in society corrupts his thoughts and he refuses to listen to others, even when he is at fault. Creon’s title as ruler undoubtedly has impacted his pride. Creon displays a contemptuous belief that his way is the only way. Teiresias the phrophet yet again forwarns Creon on his fateful mistake to punish Antigone. “Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repaired the evil”(5.77).
The theme presented in the poem Temptation by Alden Nowlan is about men succumbing to the want of pride and recognition of their works. The boy exhibited in the poem is one of the many factors in which are tempting the father into allowing his arrogance to get the better of his decisions. This is shown when the boy states that his father’s “hands are strong,” which goads the father into accepting the challenge that his son had just initiated. If the father had refused his sons bait, then his pride would have been wounded through him not proving his physical strength. The structure of the poem shifts when the father refuses his son with no conviction in his voice.
Other themes such as many men being dishonest, unfaithful, and cowardly are lost during the transition from the paper and pen to the big screen. Instead the movie stereotypes men as being superior, loyal, and heroic. While women are portrayed as being fragile, dependent, and weak. The movie also adds another theme which is not present in the novel which is when one steals or takes what is not his, there are consequences one must face. As was evident when Herakles took something which was not his and was punished by losing his dear lover
He became powerless. Because of the neglect he received from his father and being told he was a disappointment, Churchill wanted to justify that he could do something to make him proud. The drive to impress his father sparked the beginning of his eagerness to gain power (Best 4). Churchill also felt the need to prove himself to his peers who bullied him
In the event that he says he is sad, he may only mean that he is in trouble because one of his schemes have failed. Because of his shallowness, Ted has little sense of the suffering he causes and almost no sense of how others regard his behavior. He might also exemplify a serious crime as if it is petty naughtiness. Despite the fact that he can speak of himself sentimentally, he frequently has to test the reactions of others to determine what emotions to show, because otherwise, he might not recognize what is appropriate. Ted is a
Throughout the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, there are many references to the protagonist’s necessity to be recognized for his masculinity. Okonkwo, the protagonist, despises his father for his unsuccessfulness, and Okonkwo is motivated to become a prosperous man. His fear of being weak determines his actions in difficult situations, which causes an internal conflict. Eventually, this fear overwhelms Okonkwo, and he commits suicide. Okonkwo’s desire to be masculine in opposition to his father creates an internal conflict established in his fear of being thought weak, which ultimately leads to his death.