When one reads Les Miserables it may be assumed that Jean Valjean and Javert are opposites, but upon closer consideration, their similarities are more numerous than a first glance lets on. To begin, they are both men and will therefore both struggle with things of men, which gives immediate grounds for comparison. A ground for contrast is also present, for every man struggles with different matters.
This character will normally enter the story first. At that point enters the adversary. This character is ordinarily portrayed as the "awful fellow" or the "scoundrel. " Enemies are indeed captivating and convey an ethical clash to light, which subsequently puts our saint at a fork in an ethical street. These characters serve to show viewers wrong from right.
Huck Finn felt guilty and sympathized for Miss Watson when he steals her slave because she never did anything wrong to Huck. Miss Watson treated him well and tried to make Huck a better person. Huck believes that stealing her slave will condemn him to hell. Huck realizes that Jim treated him well and carded for him as a father figure and decided he will go to hell. At first, Huck is very muddled about what the appropriate thing to do is.
When Huck steps away from his cocoon on the raft, he witnesses the Duke and the Dauphin's attempt to sell Jim, Huck’s loyal runawayformer-slave friend, back into slavery. Huck is confused by the men’s desire to sell Jim, but eventually concludes that he “will go to hell” to defend his friend (223). Huck’s tenacity and unwillingness to let Jim, his loyal companion, remain in the socially acceptable slavery, as well as his willingness to sacrifice his spiritual well-being to save his friend, conveys the idea that Huck disapproves of slavery and its principles. Huck’s situation, which exposes him to the heartless nature of society, is caused by the conniving actions of the Dauphin. The Dauphin is a con-man, who to feed his drinking habit, sells Jim for forty dollars.
“His mental attitude was compounded of two very simple principles, admirable in themselves, but which, by carrying them to extremes, he made almost evil-respect for authority and hatred of revolt against it” said Victor Hugo describing Javert’s one sided manner of thought. Jean lived in constant fear of Javert arresting him and returning him back to the galleys. The Thenardiers played a massive role in abusing power. They feel that since they are “taking care” of Cosette for Fantine willingly, they have the right to treat her any way they deem
What makes Huckleberry Finn, although a fictional character, different from these people is his internal battle between a bad morality and sympathy. Huckleberry faces the option of helping his slave friend Jim escape or telling the slave catchers to capture him. He is faced with the option of sending Jim back to slavery and lying so his friend can have a chance at freedom. Huckleberry recognizes lying is be immoral, yet does so Jim can escape. Huckleberry tries to convince himself Miss Watson does not deserve the loss of her
It is ironic because we, as the readers know that Huck is actually doing the right thing in freeing Jim and that slavery is a wrong act. Huck 's maturity progresses throughout the novel to this moment. At the beginning of the novel, he thought that nothing was wrong with slavery and it was okay to own slaves , but he has grown morally to oppose slavery and be willing to risk his own life for a black man who has protected him. 3.When the duke and the king sell Jim, that shows how bad they are and how they have the ability to cruelly take advantage of every situation they are in. By betraying people, they have lived with in the process.
Huck Finn isn't afraid of a challenge not when it comes to people he cares about. He knew that by helping Jim escape slavery he was going against everything he was taught by the people around him. It wasn't what society expected of you, but he didn't care, all he cared about was setting his friend ,Jim, free. In the beginning of the novel Huck sees Jim as a slave, never treated him any less or any more than what he was. Yet as the story and relationship between them progressed his opinion towards Jim changed from being a slave who is beneath him to being a good friend, his
When people's ideas of a heroic act differ from others, people can be seen as a villain while they are looking to become just the opposite. This is revealed in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet where the titular character Hamlet murders Laertes, Polonius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and when he doesn’t murder Claudius while he is
In the Adventure of Huck Finn, Mark Twain develops the character of Tom and his prison of Jim in order to illustrates the lack of dehumanization of slaves. Huck was not the one who didn't care about Jim. he care about Jim. He also wanted the best for him. Huck thought it was all adventure at the same time.
This scene/event is symbolic and ironic at the same time because a guy like the duke offers to help Jim to feel more relaxed, but, on the other hand, the fact that the duke is using Jim’s disguise to grant him freedom demonstrates Jim’s harsh reality as a slave even though he is running away from it. Moreover, the Metonymy used in this
Huck Finn’s sympathy towards the Duke and King after they were tarred and feathered by the public masses shows how he has developed as a person. The duke and king have treated Huck Finn poorly, and stole, and subsequently sold Jim away from him. However, Huck Finn does not react with a cruel sadistic enjoyment from these men’s pain, but instead treats them with sympathy. All his grievances with the Duke and King have seemingly melted away upon hearing of their misfortune. This shows an incredible amount of maturity from Huck Finn.
This is what I noticed in the film, most characters contain evil. The old female servant and Mr. Poole have blasphemous attitude towards Mabel. Ned the servant boy, is greedy and takes advantage of people, that one friend of Dr. Jekyll whom he killed has an extreme lust for power that he’d put his reputation above the justice for his daughter but Mabel was different, Dr. Jekyll, in his confession called her “his light”. All of these are not true in the book except for the killing