“To put the question in general terms would be comparable to the question posed to a chess champion: ‘Tell me, Master, what is the best move in the world?’” (Frankl, p. 108). The “best move in the world” doesn’t exist because every person has a different best move; everyone lives different lives, no one has the same life. This question reminds me of the dialogue between Meno and Socrates, more specifically when Meno asks Socrates if virtue can be taught. Socrates replies, “Good stranger, you must think me happy indeed if you think I know whether virtue can be taught of how it comes to be; I am so far from knowing whether virtue can be taught or not that I do not even have any knowledge of what virtue itself is” (71a). Meno wants Socrates to give him a black and white answer; however, Socrates doesn’t even know the answer to Meno’s question.
The characters are merely the chess pieces that are stuck in the bigger picture. The lines also show how their love was destined to fail from the very beginning. In the second act, the prologue ends with: "But passion lends them power, time means, to meet,/Tempering extremities with extreme sweet" (II.Prologue.13-14). These lines also add to the ideas that they are clinging to the sweetness of their love only to have it brutally ripped away from them. These lines continue the idea that no matter what the characters do or change about themselves they cannot change their
Only Luis mediation does not look so warm. He prefers to draw lots but can not convince other friends. The mediator asks for the chess board and tells them to choose the stones they see closest to them. He tells them to define their friends according to their chosen stones. Luis is the black filet on the chess board.
Jeff is beyond boredom with limits of possible to do anything while being stuck in a wheel chair. Snooping on his neighbors secluded lives, the film raises the question of whether or not is Jeff crosses the moral line. He is certainly show’s a thrill of secretly while intruding into people’s lives. Jeff tries to uncover the truth about a neighbor that he assumes is a murder, doing everything in his power to keep from getting caught. I almost looked at this movie as a chess game, Thorwald takes special steps to prevent suspicion, while Jeff discoveries places where Thorwald slips up.
The poem “Chess” is by Rosario Castellanos, who felt alienated from her family after learning she wasn’t valued as much as her brother. “Chess” is about two people in a broken relationship, trying to destroy the other through a game of chess. Castellanos points this out in lines 1 and 12-13, writing that the speaker and the antagonist were once friends who sometimes loved each other, but now are playing chess in hopes to annihilate the other. The universal truth about humans that can be extracted by this evidence from “Chess” is that not all relationships work out, and sometimes the best and most effective way to beat someone is by brains over brawns. The paraphase and straightforward tone of “Chess” supports the idea that relationships can
The character’s reaction contributes to the theme. At the beginning of the story, Mr. White approaches the game of chess with carelessness by putting his king into the open revealing that Mr. White does things carelessly and doesn’t think them out. “putting his king into such sharp and unnecessary perils” When he learnt about the monkey paw he acts without thinking of the consequences. He immediately thinks greedily even though he has everything he wants. If Mr. White never acted the way then they would have never messed with fate and learned this lesson which creates the theme of don’t mess with fate.
It is a thriller, black comedy, drama, crime and neo-noir film written by the Coen Brothers in 1996. In this movie, all the characters are obsessed with money; for instance, Jerry is a pathetic loser who never stops improvising solutions in order to escape from the impasses he finds himself blocked by. He never stops bursting with activity, and I think that that almost makes him admirable. The only thing that attracted me after watching the movie was the music, and after researching, I noticed that the music director Carter Burwell screens the film all the way through then plays a little bit of what he has in mind for the Coen Brothers on the synthesizer to give them an idea of what he wants to create for the movie. I also noticed that Carter plays parts of the music on the piano for the Coens, before planning the orchestration, so that they would connect them with certain sequences of the film.
Although Holden gets along with children, he has trouble fitting in with society. He often shows many dissatisfactions with the people he knows and points out their flaws. He is skeptical of adults because they are not “innocent” anymore. Since Allie’s death, Holden went through a great deal, such as his older brother D.B. leaving to Hollywood to become a writer for movies (which Holden detested) and abandoning Holden, among other things.
William Golding illustrated the capability of governorship under two different philosophies of human nature; a savage animalistic nature and a principled civilized character. The novel utilized Ralph and Jack’s conflict for authority to display the importance of leadership ability. Ralph attempted to assert himself and organize the island, and Golding described his strategies and decisions similar to those required in a game of chess“The only trouble was that he would never be a very good chess player." (Pg.128). Furthermore, Jack's assertiveness and cutthroat regime made it easier to comprehend the attributes necessary to lead.
His determination to avenge the unjust murder of his father is seen by some as noble, but the way he goes about it and the manner he treats other innocent people in the process is frowned upon by others. For many readers the question in Hamlet isn't to be or not to be, but whether to love or hate his character. Amy Dunne (Gone Girl) Is Amy Dunne a strong female character who wasn't afraid to take destiny into her own hands or was she a manipulative, lying, homicidal villian? That is the question many readers of Gone Girl asked themselves after reading the book. The truth probably lies somewhere in between, but there is no doubt that Amy is not a typical protagonist and left many readers wondering whether they should be rooting for or against
Victor and Junior are drunks, which affected their playing. Thomas chooses not to drink, because he has an alcoholic father. When playing, Thomas attempts to woo Chess on stage, leading to the evil guitar from the black man on the rez forcing Victor onstage as well. This results in a pleased crowd, including
However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked. Also, when Holden wakes up to Mr. Antolini patting him on the forehead in the middle of the night, he tells us of similar “perverty” stuff that happened to him multiple times as a child. Therefore, he clearly struggles to trust anyone he both meets and knows, which shows his insecurity and skepticism of others. Another instance of this is Holden’s relationship with D.B. Although Holden says that they were once close, he now considers D.B.
Although Fortunado is essentially locked away for the rest of life I think Montressor is still not fully sastisfied. He is torn because he is not fully at peace with his decision. On the other hand, verbal damage, or abuse can be more damaging long term than physical abuse or misdeeds. I think he was very diabolical and calculating in his approach,
He pushed the false memory out of his mind. Often he was troubled with these false memories. They didn’t hold any importance to him, as he knows what they are and how he can stop them. He resumed his chess game in the Chestnut Tree Cafe, but then a piercing trumpet call cracked through the air. Everybody in town knew what that meant, victory.
In the beginning of this scene, Marlowe is about to start a chess game against himself. The phrase, “the chessmen, red and white bone, were lined up and ready to go” makes the reader imagine a life-size chess game (Chandler 109). To Marlowe, this is his life. Breeze wonders why Marlowe plays chess by himself and he doesn’t seem to understand the problems Marlowe works out while playing chess. The reader understands that Marlowe has an ingenious way of working through problems and finding