Using his charm, good looks, and manners, Mr. George Wickham is able to deceive multiple characters throughout Pride and Prejudice in order to gain favor and sympathy. Initially, Mr. Wickham is introduced as an upstanding, friendly character who would be the perfect spouse for Elizabeth Bennett. He then evolves into a man in search of pity and wealth. George manages to turn blame and hatred onto others instead of owning up his own actions. Money and revenge are his motives, and he does not care who he has to hurt or mislead to obtain his goal.
Williams Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, describes the tragic death of King Hamlet, whose son becomes very depressed and impacted by the death of his father, causing him to plan revenge honoring his father’s death.The son, Hamlet, constantly is mourning his father and is depressed about how no one seems to be mourning for him. This causes Hamlet to lose his relationships with people in his family because he keeps to himself, rather than voicing his suffering to others in effort to heal. This inhibits his recovery and perpetuates his depressive state. Malcolm Gladwell disagrees with Hamlet’s way to handle grief and suggests a more proactive way to improve their situation. Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage.
To what extent were the actions of Bernard Ebbers indicative of leadership, andto what extent did Ebbers display destructive deviant behavior? Provide examples of leadership and deviant behavior from the case. At the beginning of his career, Ebbers built a good reputation around him, among his staff, his stakeholders; his customers, all viewed him as a good example, a hardworking man and an icon of rapid growth in business. He developed a good image in his community through his generosity. However his obsession to keep his stock price high led him to unethical behavior.His deviant behavior is demonstrated through different practices: -Inciting his top employees to falsify financial data to satisfy his own objectives is the major deviant behavior observed in Ebbers ' leadership.
P.205) Feminist critics have been unearthing the women writers whose expression has remained largely marginalized in the literary canons all over the world. Women’s writings: dairies, poetry, are now studied by the feminist critics for specific conscious- raising projects. However, they are carefully studied by feminists not to present all women writers as “feminist.” A piece of writing, justifies, propagates or perpetuates discrimination against women cannot be termed as ‘feminist.’ Only that artistic work which sensitizes its readers to the practices of subjugation and opposes them can be treated as being feminist in nature. Reading a work of literature, a feminist reader asks the following questions: A) How does a literary text represent women? B) What does it have to say about gender
Later on, a fancy man with a silk hat of glossy newness came by their place with a worried look to bring them some news. He was from “Maw and Meggins”, the man told them that Herbert was caught in the machinery and died. For the service that their son gave them, the company is giving them two hundred pounds of money. They suffered a great loss and couldn’t believe the betrayal and what they had to pay because of the desire that came from the monkey’s paw. They spent days without even talking to themselves and depressed.
Plath’s poetry, looking particularly at her ‘Collected Poems’, illustrates the consequential disorientation and loss of identity caused by such patriarchal dominance, demonstrating sentiments of disgust as she is forced to adopt certain gender stereotypes in ‘Morning Song’ (1961). She treats female characteristics as manufactured in ‘The Applicant’ (1962), drawing upon the socially constructed role of the housewife, refusing to accept the popular contemporary notion that women are naturally inferior. Although such beliefs appear to lead Plath into a state of individual futility, her satirical approach to stereotypes as naïve social constructions suggests her more complex understanding of the human condition. This unique outlook upon her domestication allows Plath to establish an individual poetic perspective, ascertaining herself to later become an advocate for the second feminist movement. Plath’s description of 1960’s women as domesticized “living [dolls]” in ‘The Applicant’ iterates both her
Hamlet goes on to say in the same soliloquy “… only two mouths death- no, not that long, not quite two-and my father, who was so excellent a king that compared to Claudius…” these lines show Hamlets attitude towards his mother’s remarriage. These lines also show this discontent with Claudius not just as his step father but also as the king. As the play continues Hamlet is confronted by the ghost of his father and is told that he was murdered by Claudius while sleeping in the garden. This is a major turning point for Hamlet early on in the play because now he has a purpose, to seek revenge against Claudius for murdering his father. “So uncle, there you are.
Madness as Identity Fragmentation The main focus of this essay is to prove that the madness experienced by a few of the characters in Wide Sargasso Sea is not necessarily an inherent mental illness, but rather a consequence of the stress that colonialism, patriarchy and/or the consequence of existing between spaces has placed on the identity of each of the individuals. Madness in this sense is the fragmentation of an identity, something that both Antoinette and Rochester experience as they find themselves displaced in the world of Wide Sargasso Sea. Wide Sargasso Sea is a complex post-colonial feminist text. The story is deeply psychological, and offers insight into a story never told. It was written to be the voice for the silenced and marginalized
In conclusion, one can ascribe a rather ambiguous role to the narrator. She has an ambiguous relationship towards Oroonoko (sympathy vs. fear) and his enslavement (convinces him to stay but says he 'll be free). She is excused from evil deeds done to Oroonoko because she herself is in a powerless position but by telling Oroonoko 's story she herself exerts her own power. Jacqueline Pearson sums up the role of this narrator perfectly in her text "Gender and Narrative in the Fiction of Aphra Behn" by stating: The female narrator of Oroonoko is used as a highly effective part of Behn 's critique of subordination, of slaves and of women. Anxious, shifty, duplicitous, divided between sympathy and fear for the royal slaves and doubt and complacency about her own female powers and abilities, between criticism of European colonialism and her desire to earn the approval of the colonists, she reveals, partly by her attempts to conceal, an extraordinarily vivid image of the cultural position of seventeenth-century woman.
They are skillful to create obscure allusions to other authors and events, which the reader should know. The abstract realities of Beauty, Truth, Justice, are less understood in this materialistic world although we are in great need of them today but the modernist tends to avoid them and writes about things they are uncomfortable with. Another quality the moderns have is cynicism in their work. The advancement and power struggles have turned them against the old and present society although they have certain idealism but they don’t have faith in their fellowmen. It is particularly concerned with writing away from established rules, and re-examination of every aspect of existence .it was against Victorian artificialities and moral bankruptcy.