In chapter five, page nineteen, Barry Bagsley says, ‘Hey, what stinks? Oh no! it’s Fishtail Le Sewer!’ The words that he uses not only damage Ishmael’s feelings but decrease his self-confidence, making Ishmael feel as if he can’t stick up for himself. The language that Barry uses sounds like he doesn’t put enough thought into what he says and that what he says doesn’t achieve anything, it just puts Ishmael and anyone else he bullies down. This proves that the language Barry uses gives him confidence but he uses that confidence to bully people.
However, the author quickly juxtaposes this idea with demeaning details that reveal McTeague’s downfall. McTeague is “sluggish”, “stupid, docile [and] obedient”. These characteristics convey a lazy ambition and weakness to push boundaries. This juxtaposition creates a sense of pity due to the promise and strength that McTeague possess yet his indolent mind holds him back. The emphasis on small details in the third paragraph shows McTeague’s lack of
Accessed on 10 January 2018. According to Segal, though the gods hold different reasons for their contempt, it is above all else Odysseus’ hubris that prevents his voyage home. Though intelligent, Odysseus lacks the wisdom to control his nature. “He comes to grief because he cannot resist the temptation to gloat over his victory and make sure that his enemy knows the identity of his vanquisher” (494). Over the course of his journey for self knowledge, Odysseus slowly becomes more and more aware of his fault in character.
After they have just caused a very huge mess they go outside to try to work out their differences. While trying to do so, they are almost so unemotional and unphased by the mess that they’ve caused they find time to argue about snacks. They are perpetuating the stereotype that men don't overreact the way women do, and that they are usually unemotional. This scene is trying to show how although society might see it as a good thing for men to not be too emotional, it is actually infact not a good thing. If the two men would just be straightforward about how they felt and their true intentions, most of their problems could have been solved right away.
His anger clouds his judgment and even if he did consider the consequences he does not stop even though what he is saying is endangering the lives of his men. Amidst his yelling odysseus hears the shouts of his men to stop but doesnt, even though what his men are saying is what is best odysseus disregards their opinions. All odysseus is thinking about is fulfilling his selfish desire to showcase his
His superego is extremely underdeveloped because of its ability to revert back to the Id with no hesitation, and his ego barely mediates between both the Id and superego, favoring one or the other depending on the situation. This hostility within the unconscious mind creates conscious and unconscious conflicts within the narrator, especially when he questions individual trust. When deciding whether or not to obey certain antagonists such as Dr. Bledsoe or Brother Jack, he begins to analyze the situation drastically, viewing his past experiences as a major factor into his final decision. This train of thought provokes disputes within the narrator's unconscious and conscious mind. In a situation where Bledsoe made the narrator leave the college, the narrator's unconscious mind chose to obey him and leave.
Although Tea Cake offers Janie a new sense of "place," a role of partnership and mutual connection, and a new sense of "self," a more positive image of her own nature, his choices raise questions as far as his character is concerned. These concerns include his recurring absences as well as his manipulation of Janie 's image concerning his gambling habits. This type of male-dominating character is similar to that of the men from her past marriages, and Tea Cake 's jealousy becomes apparent when he "whip[s] Janie. Not because her behavior justified his jealousy, but it relieved that awful fear inside him. Being able to whip her reassured him in possession"
“See you at lunch.” He says, tipping his head to them and bringing his mug up to the window. § § § “I just don’t understand him. It’s like he doesn’t care about anything.” “He cares too much, that’s the problem.” Aimee replies, sipping her tea. “What do you mean?” Aimee shrugs. “He doesn’t want to care, but because he’s human, he does, so he acts like- pardon my French- an asshole to compensate for it.