The question being asked is if Nick Carraway an honest narrator. This question is being asked due to mixed emotions of this particular narrator. At times it feels like Nick is holding back his honest opinion because he doesn 't want to hurt anyone or just because Nick doesn 't want to say the harsh truth. This affects the story at times such as Nick knowing about Tom 's mistress and never telling Daisy about her. Which in the end resulted in a very unfitting demise for Gatsby and Myrtle.
With such demanding diction, Shakespeare causes the audience to realize how the morals of the statement relate to the events of the play, hoping to inspire their own righteous actions. In order to address his want of honest and trustworthy communication free from lies and deceit, Shakespeare uses an antithesis to contrast his desires with his fears. Though not stated in the second half of the quote, Edgar implies that he does not wants others to speak or say false statements just because they believe that is what the public wants them to say. The use of “feel” in the first statement associates with one’s emotions and true desires in their heart, while the use of “ought” conveys a forceful, untrustworthy tone, depicting one who is untruthful to their beliefs and deceives others. While contrasting love and honesty to lies and deception, Edgar highlights the forces evidently opposing each other throughout the play: the ungrateful, mischievous Regan, Goneril, and Edmund manipulating their fathers against the loyal support of Cordelia and Edgar towards their
Don Quijote is pointedly described as superficially different from the others in the room as he is “darker-skinned” and had his eyes tightly shut. The duke chose to imitate the laughable situation of Don Quijote because he was attempting to reinforce his control and power over his momentary loss of high status. Ironically, his effort to reorganize and reclaim his position ultimately resulted in lowering himself to a position that was ridiculed by even his own servants. However, his endeavors to fully cajole Don Quijote in this situation seems to be contradictory and extraneous. Throughout the book, the Don Quijote is seen to accept the most absurd situations and interpret most events in his favor.
Poor John The first character to be introduced in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Tale,” John the Carpenter is arguably one of the more endearing characters in the story as he is one of the few who refrains from trying to trick or sleep with anyone else. Unfortunately, this amiability does not make him immune to the immorality of the other characters, and indeed, by the end of the tale, John suffers a fate undeserved by his actions; he is cuckolded by his wife, cheated by his friend, and publicly humiliated by the entire town. John is described by the narrator as having two major character traits, jealousy and stupidity, but only his stupidity is corroborated by actual action in the story. His alleged jealousy never appears. Through his
However, Iago is not the only one that is to take all the blame. Othello’s naive nature hindered him from seeking the truth of Desdemona and Cassio and finding out Iago had been lying the whole time. Iago may have been the cause of rumors, however Othello’s own doing ultimately caused him to suffer the consequences due to the fact that he did not communicate with his wife. He let a envious person control every aspect of his perception of his wife. He let a piece of fabric be the defining factor of whether or not his wife was faithful to him.
Both of these stories began with hopelessness and the endings both succeeded in proving that the two short stories in fact included the theme dysfunctional families. Not only due to the fathers, but how the children in both stories are paralyzed and afraid of their own household. Had both of these stories involved different scenarios rather than abusive fathers, they would still be seen as dysfunctional due to the lack of love and bond in both
In the first lines of the scene it’s reaffirmed that Hamlet is a skilled actor, showing that he’d have the ability to convince everyone that he’s crazy. He instructs the players to “Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue.” Not only has
He goes on about how he is different when it comes to discipline compared to the iron fist of Sister Aloysius. He seems almost too focused on coming up with excuses for why he is abnormally close with Donald. His actions make him seem very skeptical about his intentions and actions in regards to Donald Muller. Father Flynn then goes and talks to Sister James separately to talk with her about the accusations. By talking to Sister James alone, Father Flynn not only broke the rules but also seems suspicious.
Conversely, Hamlet loses his standing, and his reputation, due to his lack of masculinity. When Hamlet is making wild accusations and using extensive hyperbole, arguing at Ophelia’s funeral, The King brushes him off, saying “Oh, he is mad, Laertes” (5.1.252). The King’s offhand tone describes perfectly how Hamlet’s public standing has changed: his extensive bouts of madness and sorrow have stripped him of his masculinity, and with it his importance. Hamlet’s lack of masculinity detracts greatly from the sway he would have held in the
Near the end of the poem Prufrock says, “No! I am not Prince Hamlet” he does not feel the same way anymore that he did at the beginning of the poem when he thought of himself as similar to Hamlet. He now realizes that he is not as important as the Prince of Denmark and that he is not in any way an important person. In Prufrock’s opinion he would not be Hamlet but rather he would be a trivial and un important figure of the play such as Polonius. This is ironic however because similar to Hamlet, Prufrock’s most cumbersome attribute is his failure to take action.