He does not want to turn out to be just like his father poor, ignorance and nwaanyi (womanly in Ibo). Several time in the novel Okonkwo shows his quality of a tragic hero for example when he beat Amalinze the cat in the beginning of the novel. This gives the audience indirect characterization of strength and power. Other characteristics of a tragic hero consist of suffering more than he deserves. Being honorable and seems so immortal outside but broken into pieces inside allow the audience to relate to him.
Scrooge didn’t believe in the Christmas Spirit, all he thought was that Christmas was just of load of humbug! (Dickens, 6) Scrooge also hates happiness and generosity until a trio of Christmas spirits shows him the error of his ways. (Dickens, 9) At the beginning, Ebenezer is portrayed as a stingy and selfish man who expresses dislike for the Christmas Spirit. But just as the end of winter gets closer, Scrooge’s stinginess and cold heart sees a revival of goodwill that has been apart for so many years. Although Scrooge is a fictional character, nobody should ever be as greedy and selfish as him.
Hurst suggests that expectations are also a form of egotism that can lead to resentment; hence coming into conflict with one’s identity, such as alteration and remorse. Doodle’s desire was to be loved and supported by his family. He was invalid - he could not walk; thus everyone had low expectations towards him and thought he would die except for Aunt Nicey. His brother (the narrator) tried to kill him as he saw him an unbearable disappointment and his father had built him a mahogany coffin. For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused.
In J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Holden’s present life is being affected by all the troubling things he 's had happen to him in the past. Holden has never really stopped grieving his superlative brother—Allie’s—death which can lead to sudden anger outbursts abuse. Holden had hinted at being sexually abused at one point of the book which can lead to him doing bad things to cope with the abuse. A boy that Holen liked—James Castle—jumped out of a window after a few boys bullied him.
In the novel it is explained by Atticus that killing a mockingbird is a sin because they do not do anything to harm to us like nesting in corncribs, or eating up the gardens, they only sing for us. Multiple characters are symbolized as mockingbirds because it would be a sin to kill them as they only try and want to be a kind, civil person. Boo Radley is a misunderstood, and kind-hearted man who is represented as a mockingbird in the novel. Boo, due to the county's curiosity and fast pace spreading of rumours, is often perceived as monster “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom” (Lee 8).
They play cards in there, but I can’t play cause I'm black.”’ (68) This strongly suggests Crooks’ isolation, as he is the only colored man on the ranch. His loneliness is again portrayed later in his conversation with Lennie, “‘ I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick.”’(73) Here crooks declares his loneliness to Lennie alluding to his despair. Later on within the the story we come to find Curley’s Wife lonely within her marriage. This woman is so tired of her insignificance to Curley that she tends to
The Cruel Captain seems to have been identified with Rat Man’s own father. This perhaps explains his obsession with the small debt, which he relates to his father’s far larger burden of debt (and to his father’s shamefully gambling away his regiments money only to be bailed out by a friend whom he could not subsequently locate in order to repay) and in turn to the two women with an interest in him. Further confusion in Rat Man’s emotional state is revealed when he confesses
Black is associated with the more hidden emotions: hate, sin, and guilt. Hawthorne, as well as many other authors, often uses this color in nature to reflect a character's feelings. In chapter twelve, the reader sees Dimmesdale suffer through his sin and guilt on the scaffold in the darkness of the night while the town is asleep. The author also shows that Dimmesdale is afraid of the town waking up and discovering his hidden atrocity. The burden of seven years worth of hidden shame took its toll on Dimmesdale and eventually leads to his death in chapter 23.
In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass uses descriptive detail and pathos to delineate the evil and harsh realities of slavery and to illustrate why it should be abolished. In the very beginning of his story, Douglass precedes to give the readers a very harsh image of what he encounters. Douglass wanted people to know that even at a very young age, slaves witnessed and endured horrible actions. Douglass’s overseer was a very cruel man and when Douglass was just a child he witnessed him traumatically beat a relative. Douglass said, “I have often been awakened at the dawn of the day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered in blood”(15).
He shows this by making them afraid of childish things like monsters. Also, their vulnerability shows at the end of the story. “And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” After everything they went through, someone finally comes to rescue the boys and they respond by crying. They let down the guards they built for survival and revert to being kids. Overall, The Lord of the Flies was a very graphic novel that sought to depict the dark side of human nature.