One of Danforth’s flaws is stubbornness. Then let him submit his evidence in proper affidavit. You are certainly aware of our procedure here, Mr. Hale (Miller 90).That he isn’t really trying to listen to what Mr. Hale got to say. Just hurry up and get the papers and evidence to get proceeded so we can be done with it.
With just what Marius says, that could be interpreted in a multitude of ways, and not necessarily as him being unkind to Valjean. The addition of the word coldly shows that Hugo is telling us Marius agrees because he does not want Valjean near them and implies that Marius is looking down upon Valjean. In the movie, we do not get the feeling of cold bitterness we receive from the book. Marius gives off an aura of understanding at Valjean’s predicament, and though he still agrees, he agrees out of his acknowledgement that this is what Valjean wants. Similarly to his encounters with Valjean, movie Marius better
While the reader has been led to believe in Brutus' strength of nobility, there is a touch of weakness in the self-delusion he must create before he can join the conspirators: Brutus feels that murder is wrong and so must find a way to justify his actions. It's not for personal reasons that he will do it, but for the general; that is, for the good of the people of Rome. He generalizes about the effects of power and ambition and anticipates the damage that Caesar will do when he gains the crown. He has to admit, however, that Caesar has not yet committed any of these wrongs.
However, even though Brutus already trusts Cassius, Cassius knows that he needs to get Brutus to trust not only his character, but also trust his judgments of the importance of Brutus being a co conspirator. He does this by telling Brutus that he should trust Cassius and his judgements because he can see Brutus better than he sees himself, for “you have no such mirrors as will turn your hidden worthiness into your eye” (1,2,56) and further emphasizes his point by asserting “well as by reflection, I, your glass,/ will modestly discover to yourself” (1,2,68-69). Cassius also appeals to Brutus’s ethos by emphasizing the fact that if Brutus were to not trust Cassius, he should “then hold me dangerous” (1,2,78) as a way to make Brutus feel more secure in trusting Cassius. These examples show how Cassius combines Brutus’s trust for Cassius’s character with reasoning to convince Brutus to trust his opinion regarding Brutus, in order to cement the idea that Brutus is a chose one to save Rome. Moreover, Cassius gives Brutus the option ignore Cassius as a way to provide Brutus security in placing his trust in Cassius’s
Moreover, there is no preventing good from turning bad in a position of leadership. In Why Read Shakespeare, an argument by Michael Mack, show readers learn that even the noblest man could turn bad if driven by a darklarge enough force. Mack explains that the play Macbeth is not scary because Macbeth looks like a dictator but rather because we all see a bit of ourselves in him and his ambition (206). By explaining the similarities between Macbeth and the audience, Mack opens up the idea that any one of us could have been Macbeth and we could have been lead to do what he did. It also shows his humanity, rather than give him an unrelatable character.
The monster sees himself as both Adam and Satan, because like Adam, he was created and set free. Yet he feels like Satan because of how society treats him. While Adam has a companion, the creature longs for one and begins to threaten Victor that if he does not create one, he will harm those around him. In comparison, Victor also feels like characters from Paradise Lost. Victor assumes that role of Satan.
In other words they wanted to spread the general message that could change someone's life just by reading and comprehending this fable. In the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” the supernatural side is the part when Tom starts negotiating / just talking with the devil; the devil is just throwing ideas in the air, but Tom does not accept anything yet; because he doesn’t want to be malice towards others. At the time Tom does not know to whom he is speaking to until: the devil tells Tom “I’m the great patron and prompter of slave dealers and the grandmaster of Salem witches” (Irving 325).
Ozymandias portrays the conflict as the power that can be arrogant and cruel but ultimately can’t last forever. The traveler’s perspective reveals how changeable power and influence can be over time. The poet of Ozymandias has used structural devices to show how power can cause arrogance. This is further justified as a conflict between man’s superiority vs. religion.
Perhaps this was intended to show his another role in this drama, to show the real nature of Oedipus it self. Despite only appeared in one scene of the drama, his conversation with Oedipus in the scene I has a great impact to Oedipus as he does to the main plot. in the play, Oedipus was provoked by Teiresias tenacity of not speaking the truth and then blindly accused him as a mad man and blame him for his fate as Oedipus assumed the prevision as a curse spelled by Teiresias [page 56, right column, line 41]. Teiresias hinted that Oedipus himself as the cause of the pledge by mentioning Oedpus’ parents [page 57, left column, line 37 & right coulmn, line 16]. That is showing that Oedipus was indefendanble and ignorant about his own fate.
He says that even though the other sinner would lose prestige in the town if his name were revealed, it would be better for him to confess his sin than it would be for him to "hide a guilty heart through life" (70). A cause of Dimmesdale’s outrageous pain is the gruesome Roger Chillingworth. Chillingworth is Hester’s husband, and he finds out that Dimmesdale is her former lover. He gets his revenge by getting quartered close to Dimmesdale and being his doctor in order to torture Dimmesdale. Throughout the novel Chillingworth is compared to Satan because he; has a "writhing horror…like a snake" (63), a light glimmers in his eyes "like the reflection of a furnace" (133), and he even is said to be "Satan himself,," in disguise (132).
Finally, the personal take of Nabokov on the subject of tyranny has allowed him to produce a masterpiece such as Lolita in which the protagonist is a deranged man manipulating his audience into thinking that being a despot is not something to be ashamed of, but rather to embrace while it lasts. The novelist uses Humbert to demonstrate how powerfully persuasive tyrants can be while subtly leading his readership into not being seduced by the man (Schiller). Controversy was nonetheless bound to happen, but despite its repercussions, the gains are many as they allowed for an audience that is socially aware and critical of its interpretation of readings. All in all, Azar Nafisi was not wrong when he said that “the biggest crime in Nabokov 's 'Lolita
Zeus wanted man to bring a part of an animal they sacrificed, as a gift to the gods. This is when Prometheus decided to trick Zeus. Therefore, Prometheus had one pile of bones wrapped in fat, and another pile of the hide, but hidden in the hide was the good meat. Zeus only wanted one part of the sacrificed animal, so Prometheus made Zeus chose which one he wanted. However, Zeus picked wrong, he chose the bones.
A Turkish delight might attract many people by its pleasant taste, but in the story of Narnia, Edmund got in big trouble for desiring the Turkish delight. In C.S. Lewis’s the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the archetype “devil figure” played by the White Witch depicts a cold-hearted sovereign and created a significant contrast between good and evil; the author also revealed the theme of avarice through her temptations. The archetype “devil figure” is a character who represents evil incarnate. The character may offer worldly goods, fame, or knowledge to the protagonist in exchange for possession of the soul or integrity.
People have to go through a hard crucible situation when someone point finger at them such as jews. It is kind of like nature of human to think about themselves first and protect themselves, but it takes too much courage for a person to stay with what they believe or accept their fault. Arthur Miller’s story which was played in The Crucible had actually happened in a village when people had to go through a difficult life choice in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. For a guilt/adultery, John Proctor faced a terrible persecution, Rebecca Nurse, a honorable woman in the society, who faced a horrible penalty of death; even though Reverend Parris (minister of the Salem) could have saved all the people if he hadn’t cared about his rising reputation so much. Arthur Miller expresses people’s reactions to turmoil in The Crucible: the title effectively captures the struggles the character have to face.
In the days of Gods, and Heroes there lived a golden-haired maiden by the name of Medusa, and she was the priestess of Athena. She had taken a vow of celibacy, which, according to Webster’s, is the act of sustaining from marriage and sexual relations, until Poseidon had decided to woo her. Medusa broke her vow when she fell in love with Poseidon, angered at what Medusa had done Athena decided to punish Medusa. Slowly each lock of golden-hair turned into a venomous snake, her eyes turned to orbs and any that looked directly into them was turned to stone, and lastly her skin took on a greenish-tint. Upon discovering what she now looked like Medusa fled from home ending up in Africa.