Chinua Achebe makes, the protagonist, Obi Okonkwo responsible for his own (financial and moral) downfall, while making his circumstances and other characters the catalysts. The ‘how we got here’ structure of the novel, with the protagonist's introduction happening at the trial (the end of the timeline), intrigues the reader how Obi Okonkwo arrived at this moment. The reader is first introduced to Obi during his trial, where he is charged with corruption. Obi Okonkwo’s first portrayal is as a disappointment through the judge's statement of her incapability ‘to comprehend how… [Obi] could have done this’. A judge would normally have dealt with a lot of cases involving abysmal people.
The end of the Crucible is very suspenseful when the protagonist, John Proctor, is faced with choosing between confessing to a lie or dying for the truth. At first, Proctor is hesitant and signs the papers, confessing himself to evil, but before the signed paper is collected by the court, he tears it apart and is sentenced to death. This was his best option, for it stopped him from living a remorseful life. His decision to tear apart the signed confession was the most correct not only for himself but for his family and the community as well. In the Puritan village of Salem, a man 's reputation is very important.
Document 1 states, “For all men in general this observation may be made: they are ungrateful, fickle, and deceitful, eager to avoid dangers, and avid for gain, and while you are useful to them they are all with you, but when it [danger] approaches they turn on you”. This statement describes how corrupt and cruel men are, and how these terrible actions are also greatly reflected upon royalty. During the 15th century, royalty believed they were all that mattered which when mixed in with Machiavelli caused a lot of controversy with the people during the Enlightenment. An example of this would be King James I in Document 2 who describes all the good things about the monarchy and how it is the best thing in the world. He calls the monarchy the, “supremest thing on earth,” trying to convince people of how great this form of government
To begin, the reader sees the impact of greed through George Murchinson’s behavior. George always acts like he deserves to be respected because he is very rich, and members of the Younger family have pointed this out many times. His possession of money has altered his ego to where he is disliked by many people. Through this transformation, Hansberry shows the reader that greed can change people to be self-centered and despised. Another way the negative impact of greed is shown is through Willy Harris’s betrayal.
Creon had his chance at a 'Happily Ever After ' if he could only control his obstinacy. Of course, the king 's pride clouds his judgment and leads to his utter downfall and cataclysmic realization of his faults. Through his story, it is evident that Creon is the tragic hero of the story Antigone because he exhibits the traits of stature, hamartia, and catharsis. Antigone, Ismene, Haimon, Eurydice, and a strong kingdom all stand tall by Creon as his most prized possessions loving family. Resembling all things in life, these valuables were not easily gained- but can be easily lost.
It is clear that Juror Ten’s uncompromising belief that the accused is guilty is because of his dislike for the boy’s race. His prejudice is clear when he says that “I’ve lived among ‘em all my life. You can’t believe a word they say” when speaking about the boy (16). Juror Ten’s prejudice causes him to disregard all of the facts that are presented to him by Juror Eight that can prove that the accused is not guilty. Juror 10 allows his prejudice to blind him of the truth.
He continues with his arrogance throughout Stage II, judging his new friend Herbert as a loser and acting irresponsibly with his money. Pip’s selfish actions, however, begin his arc for redemption. He gradually starts to feel guilty and regretful for spending so much money and consequently putting himself and Herbert in debt, but since Herbert doesn’t have a benefactor like Pip does, Herbert has no way out of his debt. So, Pip devises a plan to secretly set Herbert up with a business
Beneath his high class physicality, Lear struggles to maintain his confidence within himself because he depends on the constant admiration from others to feel content with who he is. One who leads with counterfeit beliefs and unstable values is bound for failure. Shakespeare designed this playwright to display the tragedy of a King who slowly goes mad, however in order to reach sanity sometimes one must go completely out of their mind to gain the wisdom in telling the difference. (David Bevington 1988)
The middle class in Mumbai have always been distrustful of builders notorious for their ill-kept promises, but despite their various socio-cultural loyalties and affiliations, they all must give in to the temptations of sudden wealth while a few like the Pintos are frightened into submission and the Masterji gets eliminated. Thomas Friedman, the well-known chronicler of globalisation, argues that the destruction in the wake of globalisation is inherently creative in that it destroys the old to make way for the new. Whatever has become redundant must perish and manure the new. In The World is Flat, he avers that it gives the opportunity for every individual and society to make independent choices about what to discard, adapt and adopt. Otherwise: .
According to an anonymous primary source from the era, “Now in addition to these injuries, were with the arts of [greediness] afflict the provinces, comes the appalling greed of the provincial Governors, which is ruinous to the taxpayers’ interests.” These men work for their own self interests, not the public’s, which defeats the purpose of a democracy. “For these men, despising the respectable character of their office, think that they have been sent into the provinces as merchants…As for the Governors, the buying of recruits, the purchase of horses and grain, the monies intended for city walls – all these are regular sources of profit for them and are the pillage for which they long [...] who carry on private [money making] under the guise of