Cruelty is the callous indifference to causing pain in others and is one of the most universally condemned traits. Not only does it violate all standards of morality, it serves no necessary purpose other than for the selfish motives of the perpetrator. Shakespeare uses cruelty throughout the play to demonstrate the catastrophic path many of the characters are going down. It is also important in developing his theme in which he warns against jealousy and revenge as they eventually result in harm being inflicted on oneself. If Iago never set his devious plan in motion to seek revenge against Othello and if Othello never let his jealousy get the better of him, then the reader would never see the effects of the aforementioned vices.
Tartuffe is showing his true character, he is an impostor. He is pretending to be someone that he is not. Orgon, however does not see that Tartuffe is truly not who he says he is.It is not evident to him. Damis tries to tell him the truth of what he has just seen and heard, but Orgon is not having it. “Orgon's desire to retain Tartuffe is a function--a reaction and an invitation--of others' desire to be rid of him, of which Damis’ desire is the most strident, the most like the desire of his father in its imperious violence”(Mckenna).
Golding disagrees with Denis Diderot’s quote, by believing that it is man himself that is innately savage. According to Golding, man's innate savagery is allowed to flourish when societal constraints are removed. Jack is used as a tool in the novel to prove Golding’s point that mankind is savage. However at first Jack resisted the urge to go savage, "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages" (Golding 42).
Subconsciously, Curly thinks his wife is a cheater, too, and is just unable to admit it to himself for fear that the realization would tip the scale and change everything. In reality, Steinbeck never proves that Curly’s wife is a cheater; he only shows situations that could be interpreted many different ways. Both George and Curly judge Curly’s wife because of appearances, rumors, and situations that are purely coincidental, as well as all the other men at the barn. Similarly to Curly’s wife’s situation, the men judge Crook because of his appearance, also, although on a different
Though The Crucible is an allegory for McCarthyism, it focuses some of its attention on the question what is more important, your honor and reputation or your life? This is a question that John Proctor has to answer in his final act of The Crucible. Was refusing to give up his name an act of excessive pride or an act of honor. Proctor wasn’t a witch, but he wasn’t a saint either due to his sin of adultery. What gets John Proctor accused was his inappropriate relationship with his then servant Abigail Williams.
He discusses the possibility of this occurring through natural theology, or contemplation, but decides that this is not possible due to the “ignorance and stupidity of the people” (sec. 6, pg. 29, para 1). He continues on to refute other possible explanations, before concluding that it occurs as a natural result of the flattery system; humans place one God above all others and say that he is omnipresent and infinite (sec. 6, pg.
When Socrates asks Polus if it is better to commit injustice acts of power like killing, driving human beings out and confiscating possessions rather than suffering injustices. Polus does not answer. He told Socrates to answer this own question. This again shows that Polus has no confidence in his position of only doing what is good for oneself and does not want to be wrong even more,
You can almost call Iago half a “motiveless malignity” because in the story he does do things to people that seems to just happen because of his true evil nature. At the same time he isn’t completely due to his plan for why he is doing this in the first place. The fact he also doesn’t reveal why he has went forth with his plan at the end is also a major point for this argument as well. People say Shakespeare wrote that because he wanted the audience to know that even Iago wouldn’t say why he did it because he doesn’t know why. He had no motive and just wanted to see Othello and everyone else around sink in complete and utter chaos.
A reader can infer that, although his muzzle might be robust, he finds it makes for a great distraction from his glorious self. Cyrano leads himself to believe the hearsay that he is not worthy of anything, let alone love. His corrupted mind insists he is not, and never will be, striking enough because of his nose. Cyrano’s one true love, Roxanne, has no idea he loves her because he has allowed himself to believe that she could never be in love with his beastly semblance. It is human nature to believe oneself to have worse features and flaws, which in turn leads to self-devaluing or self-destruction, as Cyrano clearly demonstrates.
Without saying the exact words, Iago is encouraging Othello to follow his plan through. The phrase “Patience, I say” implies that Iago is pretending to believe that murder is not the right course of justice; this fate deems too cruel in Iago’s eyes. This portrayal of Iago makes him seem more loyal, trust worthy and less suspicious towards