He developed an image of a perfect character from a reality of life by the uses of these elements. In the final analysis the Physician is a man who can’t be trusted because of his deceitful ways of living his life. His main concern was not his patients, instead it was making a name for himself and manipulating others for his well-being. The doctor’s improper use of his power shows irresponsibility and extreme infatuation with having materialistic items. In Conclusion, when a man has a great amount of authority it can lead to the necessity of wanting more than what they already
In describing Iago, the word honest is used to highlight the contradiction between the idea of an honest man and his actions. Iago used claims of love and honesty as motivations for his actions yet his actions are motivated by other goals. Also, because all of the characters believe in Iago’s honesty, it alienates the audience in their knowledge of Iago’s true intentions and therefore magnifies the dramatic irony for the audience. The use of the word honest in addition to questioning words such as yet and maybe demonstrates how quickly Desdemona’s reputation changes with just a whisper of dishonesty. This highlights the dramatic irony because the audience knows of Desdemona’s faithfulness yet they are powerless in stopping Iago’s plan.
Instead of following the American dream of ‘pursuing happiness’ Gatsby focuses on using his assets to bring consummation to an otherwise empty life. This perversion of the American dream serves only to improve his 'image ' to a society that initially rejects him when he is impoverished. It is Gatsby 's belief that wealth makes him a "son of God," a deity that carries out his "Father 's business" through the "vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty" (89) of possessing material objects irrelevant to happiness. To get these earthly treasures, he exploits the “Land of Opportunity” and dabbles in illegal activities, a practice akin to modern corporate scandals. The true purpose of the American dream is lost upon Gatsby, as it makes "no sound" of warning upon his conscience, fading into an omen that becomes "uncommunicable forever" (100).
He is a coward who hides beneath the thinly-veiled lies he tells to make himself seem more than a fat slob who squanders his days drinking to excess. It becomes clear to the reader that to Falstaff is far more concerned with having fun through lewd means then he is with embodying qualities that may deem him “better” to others. Despite his shortcomings, though, Falstaff is a man of uncompromising truth in identity. While he would like to convince others that he is something greater than himself, he is not able to do so. Unlike Hal, Falstaff has no choice to be anyone but himself.
Throughout the story Montresor and Fortunato show that they are both very clever, but one of them becomes far more clever than the other. Characterization proves the theme that Fortunato's insults make an enemy of Montresor. Montresor becomes vindictive when Fortunato’s insults start turning towards his family. Montresor’s family motto is no one punishes him and gets away with it (Fields). This gives reason to believe that honor dictated that Montresor avenge the insults Fortunato laid at his feet.
This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because of the way he acts. John follows his own morals and often does not interfere with the church life, because of this, people's perspective of him again change. John is also a nice man who follows his own beliefs and shouldn't be looked at as an evil man. People tend to think Proctor is an evil man because he committed adultery and also cheated on his wife but his wife says that she thinks he is still a good man. If his wife says he's a good man then who would have the right to judge someone better than their own spouse.
This is mainly a result of both characters being idealists and rejecting change. Whilst both characters thrive in the past they struggle in reality with their individual distinct flaws. It is the faults in their characters that, not only makes them distinct, though is what leads to their ultimate fall at the end of each novel. Holden Caulfield and Jay Gatsby struggle with the present because they tend to reject reality by being overly self-interested. Holden Caulfield appears to not “fit in” anywhere and leads him to view most people as “phony” as an
What is even more revealing is when he is imprisoned and would die if he did not eat he chooses to keep the last little piece of his fortune that he still has. When he is confronted about this he says, “That’s all I have in the world, and it’s the remainder of an immense fortune. If you take it away from me, take my life away from me also.” (519) Not only does he value money over his family but also over his own life. If Dantes had not progressed the revenge in the way that he did, Danglars would have lost his fortune some other way. Someone that is willing to go crazy to save his wealth is likely disliked by many, making him a large
She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life. She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire.
Winter was a hardening season, and toughened anyone who lived there. An elderly man declares Ethan has “..been in Starkfield too many winters (Wharton 2),” for he is a tough man that seems to belligerently fight through anything that tests his endurance. Zeena nurses his mother as she was dying, Zeena falling ill after they got married, his true lover Mattie always just out of his reach, not enough money to live a comfortable life, and the crash in which him and Mattie were forever torn apart; proving that even if they could find a way to be together they would be torn away in the end. All of these things occurred and yet Ethan Frome pushes on, at war with his own life. Ethan was miserable because his life was miserable.
At the end of the novel, their unsuccessful attempts at rebirth led to the death of three characters. The Great Gatsby demonstrates that sorrow originates when characters unsatisfied with their lifestyle neglect their morals in an attempt to start over in search of
Throughout the novel A Secret Kept, character’s attitudes change with discounted memories. When Antoine’s mother passes away their family loses bonds with each other and must lock up their painful feelings. Antoine reveals, “I remembered after my mother’s death, how he clammed up, how the tender kisses stopped, how he became demanding, inflexible, how he criticized, how he judged, how he made me feel wretched” (286). Hiding such an unbearable experience only allowed it to grow bigger. His inner pain demolishes the happiness he once had and changes his personality entirely.
Because at lat he said the lie for alive. And he said ’I am not good man. Nothing’s spoiled by giving them this lie that were not rotten long before. But I also think he is a good person, and he care about reputation. Because he don not want any one know about he said the lie, and he want to teach his children be a good person in the world Although "The Crucible" is a powerful drama, it stands second to "Death of a Salesman" as a work of art.