This goes off the sense that most good deeds have evil roots. For instance, The reader knows that the narrator is a bad brother when the brother renames him Doodle. The brother says,"It was perhaps the kindest thing I ever did for him because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle" Hurst 8. Renaming a loved one would be an act of kindness but not renaming someone a rude name. He renames him Doodle because his little brother is weak and doesn't do anything; he is invalid.
Doodle always wanted a brother who will care for him and keep him safe. At the end of the story deceitfulness was shown when brother left Doodle alone in a storm. Brother also mislead Doodle, through having him done things he was not capable of doing. Being deceitful can sometimes break a good relationship or lead to a lot of worse things. Not only did brother mislead Doodle, but he was untruthful to Doodle.
John Proctor’s abusive nature toward Elizabeth epitomizes the prominence of patriarchy and his strong self loathing. John Proctor is undoubtedly an individual who is tormented. In his mind, he has made an unforgivable mistake, and has made an irreparable mistake that has broken his and Elizabeth’s marriage. While it is true that he committed adultery, he believes there is no way that he can ever forgive himself and punishes himself mentally for what he has done. To me, John has so many qualities that make it very hard to distinguish whether he is good or not.
Pride can be a really good thing that keeps you going and makes you try hard, but it is also a very destructive force that can hurt you and others. Doodle was one of those people who got hurt because of someone's pride. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst the story shows that the narrator is guilty of Doodle’s death. These are my two reasons supporting this claim. First off the narrator was ashamed of Doodle, and second He just simply did not like Doodle.
Society’s expectations influence the decisions made and emphasize the flaws of the average man. John Proctor was faced with pretenses which ultimately ruined his life. Macbeth’s hunger for power wrecked his life and turned him into an unscrupulous being. The actions that each character took affected how the reader felt about them and determined their fate. Although both men are very different, their biggest correlation are their fatal
Casy originally felt immense guilt for what he had done in his past and he worried the responsibilities he direct to Jesus. These action show the hypocrisy there was in that time and the ugly part of their society. Casy knew it was wrong, although he continued to do it. Later he concludes to Joad, while under the tree, that it 's just the
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
You feel lost, sick at heart before unmasked hatred, not so much because it threatens you as because it shows humans in such an inhuman light.” (Griffin 54). This sends the message of the hatred that is on the blacks from the whites that is unhidden. He mentions that “you feel lost” (Griffin 54). The words describe how unwanted and threatened the blacks feel. Though he knew his journey would be difficult, Griffin was surprised by the hostile acts of the whites.
According to Shakespeare, blindness in this play reaches a meaning beyond the physical inability of the eye to see, but also is a mental flaw that affects multiple characters in the play. Gloucester suffered terrible consequences from this mental flaw. Ironically, Gloucester “stumbled” when he could physically see because although he could use his eyes, he couldn’t see the truth. When Gloucester loses his bodily capability to see, he comes to the realization that often times having something makes us spoiled and that our “defects prove our commodities.” Not having eyesight turned out to be advantageous for Gloucester and his relationship with Edgar. Gloucester uses this realization as a chance to apologize to Edgar for “thy abused father's
After Tom goes against his principles and , he finds that he is hit with a manifestation of guilt, suffering nightmares and a constant "pressure in his chest". These nightmares are of Tom being pulled by Isabel (mermaid) deep into the waters of deception and immortality. Stedman uses this clichéd technique to symbolise the internal guilt Tom faces, and to foreshadow possible consequences of his immoral behaviour. However, eventually this guilt takes a toll on Tom, and he finds himself sending letters to Hannah, even when it risks him being discovered. This characterisation of Tom demonstrates to the audience that guilt can lead a person to act morally after making poor decisions.