H “Expectations is the root of all heartache.” - William Shakespeare. The short story “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst explores how the protagonist, Doodle copes with the expectations his family have set on him; precisely his elder brother. Throughout this short story, Hurst demonstrates the substantial effect expectation has on individual and society themselves. He shows how pressurizing a person for self-satisfaction harms the offender as well. Hurst suggests that expectations are also a form of egotism that can lead to resentment; hence coming into conflict with one’s identity, such as alteration and remorse.
In the book of the Odyssey, Odysseus’s lied at times, but I think they all were an important part of this book. First reason, the Cyclops if Odysseus hadn’t lied to him, then what will happen? Maybe Odysseus will die there. Also, Odysseus’s crew, if he doesn’t omit the truth, they were already reaching their homeland. Finally, he reached his homeland Ithaca and disguised as a beggar and he lied his wife and the suitors.
In the search of approval Amir seemly betrays his only loyal friend Hassan to receive a more one on one relationship with Baba. In Amir’s eyes “Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba” (77) in order for him to get rid of him with the events through the novel. Over the course of the novel, Amir faces continuous struggle for his father love and respect. It is made clear that every decision Amir makes is gearing towards earning Baba’s approval. Amir’s guilt was over powering him to the point where he sets up Hassan, “Then I took a couple of the envelopes of cash from the pile of gifts and [his] watch, and tiptoed out.” (104) Realizing what he had done and feeling the guilt caused by his betrayal, Amir believes
Prudence Abigail Holloway was born to Anastacia Holloway a single mother. Anastacia had been sleeping with a married man, and at first the whole thing had been exciting. But the moment she found out that she was pregnant, everything came to a crashing halt. Erick demanded that Anastacia takes care of the problem. And at first she considered it, having no real way to support a child on her own.
Lancelot’s punishment is not obtaining the Holy Grail because of his affair and not being pure (Kennedy 63). Family betrayal has detrimental effects because a person will lose their family’s trust and they will be viewed a differently. Morgan displays this when she tries to kill her husband and her son sees her and his view of Morgan changes. Fraternity betrayal also leads to unfavorable effects in Malory’s novel because the character loses their closest friends
He only tried to be nice so that he can fulfill his selfish ends. He showed him a coffin that was mean for him if he died young. He compared him to the scarlet ibis after abandoning him in the storm. Doodle was not meant to live long. His brother used him because he was worried that he might bring shame to his
As the novel progresses, Nick becomes friends with a man named Gatsby, who is viewed as a mysterious figure to outsiders. Nick finds out his second cousin once removed, Daisy was once in love with Gatsby. Unfortunately for Gatsby, Daisy was more focused on money and the social power, so when he went to war, she did not wait for him, and instead married Tom Buchanan who had lots of “old” money. This shows the moral decay of society because Daisy left a man she loved (Gatsby) because she could not wait for him and he did not have the money. The name Daisy itself shows moral decay because in the novel the color yellow symbolizes moral decay.
In the novel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the author leads the reader to believe that Amir, in the beginning, is selfish. At the start of the book, he shows Amir making fun of Hassan's illiteracy, along with making many snide remarks. By doing this, Amir is subtly reminding Hassan of his superiority. Amir also gives us another glimpse of his selfishness when he watches Hassan get raped. Amir decides to be a bystander instead of standing up for his good and faithful friend because he is afraid of getting hurt.
Because he is critical of the exploitation of his girl’s feelings concerning the continuation of unbalanced relationship. Which is making him more selfish and he does not to have any responsibilities. Also, the reader is also left with a great doubt, as there is no solution. Jig is a Spanish pregnant girl, and she is about to have an abortion. She seems young because she is depending on a careless man.
One of the meanings is that ‘jealousy’ is a ‘state of mind that arises from suspicion, or the knowledge of rivalry.’ This definition pertains to Iago because he strongly believes that Othello is sleeping with his wife, hence why he wants to treat Othello as an enemy. Although, Othello did not have sex with Emilia, Iago’s wife, Iago still twists reality to make it his own. Additionally, another definition of ‘jealousy’ is that it is ‘vigilance in guarding a possession from loss or damage.’ This definition relates to Othello more than Iago because, Othello is protecting Desdemona from Cassio as he falls for Iago’s trap in believing that an affair is happening behind his back. A sense of jealousy and betrayal arouses in him as he realizes that his lover, his possession has “fallen” for someone else … when that is not the