One of the main examples of denial is through Brick who denies his sexuality for Maggie, Big Daddy, and himself. He is trying to please everyone in the family through ignoring how he feels, which leads him to drinking his sorrows through liquor. It is not the fact that he does not love Maggie it is that he can not love Maggie due to loss of attraction. He is denying himself for Big Daddy only to not disappoint him because he is the son. He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son.
As, Proctor believes that Parris is not man of God , he is man of money. So, both of them stand against each other like enemies ,as Proctor makes fun of Parris and abuses him with his words “Mr Parris, you are the first minister ever did demand the deed to this house”(1.24). So, Parris’s chance is in the court against Proctor, tries to destroy Proctor’s reputation in order to satisfy his anger. As in, Parris words against Proctor “Be ware this man” (111.70).Also, Parris makes the court asks Proctor, why he is not go to the church lately a lot and also why his third child has not been baptized (111.70). That questions have reduced of Proctor’s situation at the court.
Thus, glancing towards either direction to make sure that ‘the coast is clear’. He deprives Hassan and Ali from the house they have served faithfully for a long time, thereby stealing the truth from Hassan and depriving them of a home they knew well. Amir is driven by both the greed for his father’s attention and the guilt of being helpless when Hassan was raped. The reason why he couldn’t remain under the same roof as Hassan was because he felt guilty that he hadn’t tried to stop the rape and save his friend. The reason why he couldn’t step in to save his friend was because he was not strong enough and wanted to please his father at any
Although, this is not the only conflict in the story. Not only does the narrator struggle with helping his brother but he also blames himself for Sonny's outcome in life. He promised his mother to look after Sonny when she passed because "he ain't going to have nobody to look out for him" (259). The narrator seems to take on the responsibility of Sonny's fallen actions because he was off in the Army and left Sonny with Isabel's parents.
The reader may also infer that the mother she may think the father is a bad influence on her son. I think this because of how different the father and son act. The father is a rule-breaker and does not plan ahead well while the son does not like to break rules and always plans ahead. Although not much information is told about the mother, you can predict that she would have been very angry if her son had been brought home any later than Christmas eve. You can predict this because when the father wasn’t allowed to drive through the snow he stated, “Your mother will never forgive me for this,” (Wolff 34).
Distrust found in Odysseus also led him to make regrettable decisions. After testing his father, Odysseus sees him in immense sorrow that breaks his heart. If he had hugged him, the reunion would’ve been much more optimistic; Odysseus’ choice to test him brought a dark cloud on the meeting. Both Odysseus and his crew have issues with trust and so have all mankind since the beginning of time to today. Never forget that there’s always someone out there.
Holden wants the truth from everyone but couldn’t bare to hear the truth from Mr. Spencer, so he makes up a lie to leave. Holden first says this when the reader knows they can't trust him; “I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful.” (pg 16, Salinger). Holden describing himself as a terrific liar makes the reader question his authenticity because he makes himself seem like a phoney.
Amir learns of Baba’s deceptions encompassing Hassan being his half-brother from Rahim Khan. Baba takes that secret with him to the grave thereby robbing them of their right to the truth about Hassan’s identity. The shock is overwhelming for Amir because Baba is the one who tells him that theft is the worst sin you can commit, “...there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft...
Antigone, written by Sophocles, explores ideas that men are dominant, controlling everything that happens in their community while women are powerless, not allowed to speak their minds, and forced to obey men and have zero power. Creon the king symbolizes the traditional view of male dominance; he is an example of a poor leader since he only follows what he believes in and ignores opinions from others. Haemon, the king's son, has a different perspective on his father's opinions, thinking his father is wrong and that women should have equal rights. Through the contrast of Haemon’s and Creon’s opinions, Sophocles suggests that women should not be discriminated against and that they should have equal rights.
Macbeth is about to do a horrible deed. He is going to kill his friend and his king. The trust and the loyalty have been broken . People today would lynch themselves for dollars . We would sell out those who mean the most to us just get money or just to say I'm on top.
The theme manliness was developed through Okonkwo’s actions. For example, in the book, the narrator said, “...Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought of weak”(61). This action that the narrator reveals to us, shows us that Okonkwo feels that he needs to kill Ikemefuna to prove his manliness. This is one example of a bad decision/action Okonkwo made because he was afraid of being thought of as weak.
The Narrative of the Enslavement of Ottobah Cugoano, a native of Africa; begins in the same fashion of Olaudah Equiano by narrating his upbringing. Cugoano was born in Agimaque to a father that was the companion of the chief of the country of Fantee. When the chief died, he was sent to live with the nephew where enjoy two years of peace and tranquility. After this period, he was called to go visit his uncle in the Assine. On a faithful day after three months of living with his uncle he and some local children decided to go into the woods to gather some fruits and hunt some birds.