Flannery O’Connor’s short story, Good Country People, is a masquerade of characters who pretend to be something they are not. The wisdom of Mrs. Hopewell and Mrs. Freeman hide only shallowness, the pious Manley Pointer is a cunning, deceptive trickster with a perverse hobby, while the nihilist Hulga hides, behind of seeming indifference towards faith and contempt for the simple-minded people surrounding her, a much profound and repressed need for the spiritual side of life. The first clue to Hulga’s search for divinity is her resemblance to O’Connor herself. The author’s “crippling, killing disease” (Horner), lupus, forced her to stay at home, and her life might have taken an entirely different direction had she not had this condition. Her
She argues that the characters in Pride and Prejudice are defeatist, ignorant, and, perpetually chained to each other. This stance is troubling, however, because it overlooks the meaningful aspects of Jane Austen’s work, namely the transformation of Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship. The first point is that “there is no degree of virtue --or talent or beauty--that a good dose of arrogance cannot overwhelm and turn into something bitter and repulsive” (Puterbaugh 1). This is certainly true when it comes to the likes of Mr. Collins, with his supremely conceited attitude. Take, for example, what he spoke to the beautiful Elizabeth on the proposition of engagement.
William Shakespeare's King Lear is depressing and has no mercy, but it also encounters many more aspects which are quite important for everyone to know, such as: trails of deaths, battles, love, hatred, treacheries and most importantly nature and culture. Shakespeare created a play where the world was cruel and there was only plotting and tragedy with no shining light at the end of the tunnel. Shakespeare makes King Lear, a natural figure to show the hypocrisy. The connection between King Lear and Cordelia is an analogy for the relationship of nature and culture. It seems that King Lear believed in culture instead of nature, he could not understand his youngest, nicest and the most loving daughter Cordelia only because she had no words to
On one side, Nathan can be viewed as the damaging force within the Price family, hence associating him with complicity; although on the other side, when observing Nathan from a perspective similar to his own, it is clear that his goals, despite how he goes about accomplishing them, are simply to better mankind. Because he thinks that spreading the Lord’s name is the way to save the damned, it is precisely what he intends to do. From that point of view, Nathan can be viewed as a good-intentioned man who goes about things in the entirely wrong and maniacal way, supporting my opinion that as Kingsolver proposes, all people are complicit, but can also possess good
Every woman tries to look beautiful by applying makeup. Many women think that their attractiveness and beauty depends on makeup, which has many psychological and social effects, while other women believe that the real beauty is their natural look for many physical and social reasons. There are many psychological effects that make women believe that they are many beautiful with makeup on. A lot of women their self-confidences increased after wearing makeup as they feel much happier and proud, they love the way they look after wearing it and see themselves in a more feminine way and more confident way. According to the survey carried by Sarah Scott in Hanover college.
A clear example of this is when the poet uses “strength, and skill” to describe the woman’s personality. With the help of this the poet tells the reader that not only is the woman physically attractive and graceful in her movements but she is also intellectual and strong headed. The woman’s innocent nature is described with the help of syntax. The reader sees this when the poet uses the words “steps of virgin-liberty”. The words have a strong connotation of the woman being innocent and carefree in her nature.
Independent Composition: Till We Have Faces People view the concept of beauty in two ways: physical attractiveness and inner beauty. However, the the two intertwine. Exterior beauty, as it is often believed, stems from interior beauty, and the moral purity of a person ultimately determines their outer appearance. Orual, the princess of Glome and protagonist of C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces, and her sister Psyche, epitomize this belief.
What classifies a person as immoral to the point where they can’t be redeemed? In Great Expectations, Dickens draws a fine line between characters that can be described as “good” and characters that can be described as “bad.” For example, Herbert and Biddy are both characters that are only associated with positive actions and thoughts, while Drummle and Orlick are two characters that Dickens classified as inherently bad. However, the one character that is the exception to this, being associated with both positive and negative attributes, is Magwitch. He is a character of an immoral background who the reader, when finished with the novel, can confidently describe as good. While Charles Dickens shows that some characters are wicked in every way possible, Magwitch is different, being a person who commits immoral actions but has a moral soul, and therefore has hope for redemption.
While Lucie Manette is the more reserved, loving, and passive character, Madame Defarge develops to be more aggressive, ruthless, and active character. Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge are foils of each other; although they are ones of the few female main characters of the book, their dramatic difference in characters highlight each other’s innocent and evil character. In this way, although it may seem like each of the two characters themselves are quite simple, flat, and undeveloped, together can successfully depict all aspects of the human nature. While the good characters, like Lucie Manette show just how evil the bad characters are, the bad characters like Madame Defarge look more sinister as they compare to the good characters. understand and analyze the positive traits in Lucy
In this respect, Majaaz was the greatest romantic, for his love was built on the foundation of beauty and humanism. Majaaz, the poet of beauty, in his poem “Zhar-e-Husn” Declares, “Except Beauty everything is mortal”(Majaaz 160). Majaaz the great worshipper of beauty presents many aspects of woman. To him woman is a symbol of love, beauty, humanism and sacrifice. He takes delight in presentation of physical beauty, but he does not think woman a thing of physical pleasure only.