Pangloss, as the positive character who advises Candide and makes him think positively in the life and in contrast, Martin; who is dystopian, he expects the worse scenarios of life. I will be analyzing Pangloss’s character and compare it to
We were liars is a story about the ideals we are all supposed to aspire to, simply because of the way our society defines success; as being forceful, reckless, hasty and bold. The dauntless ideal Cadence falls prey for. In my opinion the book is trying to shed light on the insidious backside of our idea of heroism, and the too often gruesome consequences it might bring. That it more frequently than not results in the unnecessary suffering of others. Cady’s cousin Mirren on the other hand, had a very different life motto: ”Always be kinder than you have to”.
Mark Twain’s creation of these characters gives an example of how bad people and bad situations can bring out the most compassionate qualities in those who can see the wrongfulness. The Duke and The King have the designation of major, static, antagonists, and they could also be described as foils for Huck. Throughout the novel, The Duke and The King are consistently bad influences for Huck. They would lie to and steal from innocent, unsuspecting families and towns; they had complete disregard for human life and dignity. While The Duke and The King are conspiring to steal $6000 from an innocent family, Huck sees the malice of their actions and mentally rebukes them.
Pessimism is conceptualised as a lens under which the values of life are viewed with a sombre temperament that distorts one’s appreciation for life itself, by ignoring its good aspects, thus lowering one’s expectations. Arthur Schopenhauer is often understood as the greatest pessimist in Western philosophy despite never formally characterising himself as such. He does however use the concepts “optimism” and “pessimism” to classify certain conceits of suffering in his philosophy on human existence in order to classify the ‘good’ and ‘evil’ that pervade the human condition. Schopenhauer articulates what he perceives as the cruel realities of the pain that comes with life, by asserting that human existence is burdened by the twin poles of human suffering; want and boredom, stressing that ‘will’ dictates the cursor towards these ends, 1850, p: 45. In the matter of good and evil, can pessimistic judgments about life, such as the one expressed in the quotation by Schopenhauer, be an objective philosophical analysis of human existence?
Antigone and Creon both display extremist behavior and act rashly. By depicting the adverse consequences showered on both the heroes Sophocles appeals to the emotions of his audience. Creon’s flaws represent the flaws of the society while Antigone’s passionate family loyalty leads her to a dignified path of destruction. However, Sophocles’ personal admiration towards Antigone’s heroism paralleled with portrayal of the ego-driven Creon persuades the audience to show sympathy towards Antigone. Sophocles’ depiction of his approbation for Antigone’s heroic traits indicates that he was inclined towards the family over the cold dictatorship of the king.
In Beowulf, the piece of literature depicts a theme of good versus evil. To begin with, the qualities of the characters present them in a way that represents the difference of good warriors and evil demons. To illustrate, when Beowulf states to the danish queen, “My purpose was this: to win the good will of your people or die in the battle” (line 467). Clearly, this shows Beowulf as a epic hero who is willing to sacrifice his life to help others while Grendel is a monster whose typical life is to ruin the lives of the good.
She’s telling Macbeth to act like he’s innocent and appear like he always has, kind, brave and fair, but actually be a cunning, cruel, ambitious person in order to become king. This is where her manipulative persona comes in to play. She is mistaking his goodness for weakness, and her ultimate goal is to create a two-faced murderer. Even though Macbeth is a generally decent character, he still has the capability to influence people and tell them what to do using fair is foul. Once Lady Macbeth convinces him to kill Duncan, he says that her "false face must hide what the false heart doth know," (1.7.95-96).
The following frame of the Huntsman features blackness surrounding him, his entire body grey except for a shadow of white over the forefront of his mind, representing society's insistence that while someone may do bad things, they can be a good person. His final frame is lit up with a
In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe depicted men as greedy, selfish, and rode. Mr. Haley is a male character that is greedy and grumpy. He asked Mr. Shelby to sell Uncle Tom and Harry so that Mr. Shelby could pay his debt. When Mr. Shelby hesitated about the trade, Mr. Haley exerted an influence on Mr. Shelby by talking about his believes in benefits and all the positive feedback he received. Therefore, he succeeded in convincing Mr. Shelby to sell his honest loyal servants.
They went hungry while working a 12-hour day to in order to earn just $2. Mary Prince, a West Indian slave said that: I have often wondered how English people can go out into the West Indies and act in such a beastly manner. But when they go to the West Indies they forget God and all feelings of shame, I think, since they can see and do such things. They tie up people like hogs – moor them up like cattle, and they lick them, so as hogs, or cattle, or horses never were
Candide is considered one of Voltaire’s influential pieces of work and was full of over the top stock characters and bizarre situations. The satirical work is set up as a long epic following the adventures of the young and fair hero Candide and his quest to find and marry his beloved Cunégonde. Candide meets many different extraordinary people and has several different companions that travel with him throughout Europe as well as the New World Along the way many of these companions and acquaintances are brutally killed and a few turn out to not be as dead as expected. In the end, Candide and company do not end up with an ideal happy ending that was expected. Cunégonde becomes unattractive and the money gathered in El Dorado is used up or stolen,