In “Identities” by W.D. Valgardson, the author shows through her work how ignorant society has become. Based on the setting, the man was misinterpreted by the police officer. People’s judgments of others lead to irrational circumstances. “When the officer,… who is nervous because of the neighborhood, who is suspicious because of the car and because he is trained to see an unshaven man in blue jeans as a potential thief…”; is made as an example of the everyday individual in society that would automatically judge a person on how they look (6).
Proctor 's downfall in the play is caused by human error, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero. John recognized his flaws and tried very hard to correct them and overcome them. Unfortunately fell victim to the consequences of his errors but he preserved his name in the process. His character’s actions captured sympathy from the audience. John had all the qualities that would make him a tragic hero.
He bears his shame alone. This shows that Dimmesdale suffers from his reputation with his society but also shows his cowardness. Dimmesdale was becoming more popular His hypocrisy shows from the beginning when he calls Hester out for not talking the truth but he himself is too scared to tell due to how he is viewed in this society. He can 't be classified as evil or purely
This allows the reader to relate and understand him more. The tragic flaw of Proctor is his relationship with Abigail that ruins his reputation when he admits to lechery to the court. If Proctor would have dealt with the situation earlier than the whole drama of the situation would not have happened. Proctor was strong enough to stand up to what he had done and to tell people of the crime he had committed. Throughout all of his troubles and doubts, he still mans up to the crime that he committed.
Benjamin Percy expresses his forlornness towards gentrification taking place in his native community though his personal essay, Invasion. Throughout Percy’s essay, Invasion, Percy conveys the sense of forlornness towards gentrification as the natives’ personal memories in a place are neglected for the economical benefits in the process of gentrification. In the last paragraph, Percy paints an
The running man is used by the author to reveal the experiences of Joseph Davidson and demonstrate his growth of becoming less marginalised throughout the novel. By creating characters in the novel who are excluded and labelled the author demonstrates how cruel society can be to people. The purpose of this essay is to show how the author reveals the experiences of marginalised characters in society. Joseph Davidson is an introverted, fourteen year old boy who feels that he is trapped within his own world of chaos, and he too is a marginalised character in the book. It is suggested by the author that other characters believe that Joseph’s mother smothers him too much and his father has
These characteristics are depicted through Bartleby’s dull, unhealthy appearance and his calm, abnormal personality. Though Bartleby is alive, he has definite qualities that make the reader ponder if he is dead inside. After Bartleby’s death in the story, the narrator mentions Bartleby 's past job of delivering dead letters sounds extremely alike to dead men, which now Bartleby is. Furthermore, the thought of undeliverable letters that “speed to death,” that go on “errands of life,” brings curiosity and suspicion to the reader. Additionally, the narrator portrays the idea that getting rid of dead objects is the best-fit job for someone comparable to Bartleby’s loss of life.
He approaches the issue with a sarcastic tone, seemingly mocking the police officers. The use of satire, however, has its drawbacks. The heavy sarcasm can make it difficult for some readers to fully understand that Steben is protesting the officers. Steben says of the officers “These dauntless men and women are the only bastion of defense against the darkness that constantly threatens to boil over and consume our fair community,” (353). It would be easy for a reader to not understand Steben’s irony.
A character’s personality and attitude greatly affects others’ perceptions of himself, and thus affects events that occur in the novel. In The Stranger, Albert Camus alienates Meursault and thus influences later events through his characterization. The protagonist does not feel much grief or mourning when his mother passes away. He remains detached from everyone else and pays them little mind. Also, he considers relationships with other people quite worthless, including those with his mother and lover.
Imagine a society without colors, where everything is the same everyday. In her book, The Giver, Lois Lowry demonstrates that through diversity can create chaos, it makes the world a more beautiful and creative place. Lowry shows this in many ways. For example, from a young age children learn to conform to society’s expectations. Furthermore, the community is free of color and weather.