In Klosterman’s Harry Potter essay, he states, “I honestly don’t give a shit if my assumption is true or false” (“Death by Harry Potter”). Klosterman casually throws around words most professional writers avoid because it fits his style of humor and connects him with readers. Since Klosterman’s essays are already more informal due to his biting sarcasm and hyperbole, his use of curse words only adds to his growing bond with the audience. Modern society has built crass language into our basic vocabulary; Klosterman’s use of profanity presents him as an average person to his audience in order to connect with them. The accentuation of his opinions with expletives makes him seem more human and therefore relatable to
Through his vivid descriptions and figurative language, Capote aims to provide some depth to the personalities of both Dick Hickock and Perry Smith to introduce his mood about the two. In the book, Dick is described as being a controlling, cruel man whose personality serves as the antithesis of Perry 's. This is evident when Capote
In many ways, John Proctor is seen as a ‘tragic hero’, he is portrayed as a man with definite great values which he has flawed. Proctor isn’t initially seen as truly moral character, his adultery and redundancy to completely dismiss his religious beliefs and rites prove otherwise. His beliefs are dismissed due to the immortality Abigail displays in her characterisation that effectively rubs off on him. John chooses to be immoral, but he himself knows the difference between right and wrong, and his conscious still plays a big role in the decisions he makes, unlike with Abigail. Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions.
Todd is a highly deceptive and manipulative character but he always seems honest with himself and never refuses the truth to himself. In fact, his self-honesty is what got him associated with Dussander in the first place. Yet, at the end of the story, he has definitely the worst ending of any character in Different Seasons. However, this isn’t a flaw in King’s writing. This character is made to show the effect of another character who refuses the truth.
Throughout this story General Zaroff shows components of being a sadist; he does not have a conscience, he is patient, and he is malevolent. General Zaroff does not have a conscience. In lines 404-408 it states “The smile on the general's face widened. " To date I have not lost," he said. Then he added, hastily: "I don't wish you to think me a braggart, Mr. Rainsford.
Lennie’s disabilities and innocence was what differed the effect of their mistakes. George made an excellent decision by killing Lennie. If he hadn’t killed Lennie, the future consequences could have been greater. Killing Lennie was a way to hide his disability, while preventing torture for both of
Odysseus shows the quality fortitude because he does not let obstacles prevent him from being brave. For instance, “... so with our brand we bored that great eye socket”(Homer, 664; 342-347). In this scene, Odysseus is clearly not a match for his opponent in size, but using his intelligence and courage, Odysseus is able to ruin Polyphemus’ eye. In other words, despite the advantages Polyphemus have against Odysseus, Odysseus overcame it and succeeded in his plans. In comparison, Helen Keller is also a fortitudinous person because she never gave up and continued to be strong despite losing both her hearing and vision as a child.
At this point, Dorian begins to acquire the indication to switch souls with the painting, in order to Boyett 2 maintain an innocent complex. The beginning of the soul switch did not cause any harm, his minute cruelty led to small lines on his portrait’s face, while not allowing any signs on his own self. Realizing the soul switching was successful,
I am in agreement with Krakauer on the fact that Chris McCandless was not a sociopath because he was intelligent, socialized very well, and was able to take care of himself, but he did have his flaws. Being able to be independent, his achievements and his friends all prove the “outcast bush causality” stereotype wrong. Since Chris was a human, he did have his faults. In some cases they were extreme, but they were rooted from an anger that makes it hard to label as “sociopath”. In the end, however, his stubbornness and tendency to dream big left him for dead.
His character traits make him seem rude to Lennie, but he does it just to keep him in check. At times he can still open up his soft side. Before Lennie gets shot George says, “I never been mad, and that’s the thing I want ya to know.” (106). Even though he did not say much you could get a very big message just from that.
There is something off about him that no one can pinpoint. In this scene Enfield says that just a look from Mr. Hyde was enough to make him break out in a sweat, “He was perfectly cool and made no resistance, but gave me one look, so ugly that it brought out the sweat on me like running.” (2242). Hyde’s lack of reaction also reminded me of the opinion of Victorians being very collected and composed, as though he were a dark parody on what happens when it is taken to
Similar to him, I despise it when something is unfair to me, but if I am not the one being inconvenienced, I find it not worth it to resist power. The first time I read through this part of the book, I admired Bernard for rising above the dystopian world; he was the first character that was aware of the flaws in the conditioned society. Unfortunately, this realization didn’t last long. We see by the end that Bernard exploits John for the fame and attention, meaning that he has not learned to resist power, but played it to his advantage. I don’t believe that I outwardly resist very often, rather I play by the option that most benefits me in the present
Imagery is prevalent throughout In Cold Blood, a novel written by Truman Capote about a rather wealthy family, The Clutters, that were suddenly murdered in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959. Capote used imagery in In Cold Blood to describe the surroundings that every scene is taking place in and how people can be shaped by them. In the beginning of the novel, Capote uses imagery to describe the Kansas town of Holcomb and uses that description to contrast with the brutal murders of the Clutter family. He says that “the land is flat” and that Holcomb is a “lonesome area” to emphasize the isolation and relative quietness of Holcomb.
Helen Garson, while reflecting deep understanding of plot points consecutively, induces her beliefs on what Truman Capote intended when writing In Cold Blood. She reveals both flaws and hidden gems that may have not been noticed easily by the reader. With this criticism being made in 1980, after the first publication of In Cold Blood in 1965, Garson acknowledges accounts when Capote’s nonfiction novel ignited controversy due to the fact that he merely took notes after his encounters with the criminals based on memory. In addition, including Capote’s emotions while writing each part of the book.
Truman Capote enlightened the world with an insight to the brutal murders committed by Perry Smith and Dick Hickock of the six innocent lives of the Clutter Family. It was entirely clear that the victims’ lives were taken out of spite. Capote exposes the murderers’ mentality and its relation to family by expertly exploiting the characters, accentuating the setting, and constantly foreshadowing the outcome.. Due to the fact that the crime was committed by two people, Dick and Perry, it is essential to fully comprehend these characters and who they were.