Importance of narcissism in romantic relationships has shed light on how relationships fail. The current research attempts to look into the failed relationships of Amory the protagonist of the novel. Failed relationships happen for many reasons, and the failure of a relationship is often a source of great psychological anguish. Life of individuals is constantly restructured and reconstituted in a forum of ethical values, which helps in maintaining good relationships. The role of relationships remains a predominant factor in moral reasoning, and as a foundation for understanding human choices.
Emotional limitations cause discontent when our ailments control our decisions and hold us back. In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Man-Moth” and in Tennessee Williams's, The Glass Menagerie, the male protagonists in both stories face limitations. These emotional limitations drive The Glass Menagerie’s Tom to make irrational choices that were made when the dissatisfaction became too much to bear; this similar situation is found with “The Man-Moth’s” Man-Moth. The negative effect and discontent caused by emotional restriction found in Tom’s life are comparable to the hardships the Man-Moth faces as the result of his personal limitations. This causes these two men to live with discomfort, which leads them to become irrational and cloistered.
Characters: Marlow: The main character, Marlow, is storying telling voyages into the Congo to seek Kurtz to understand himself, and the skeptical effects of imperialism. He comes to learn the dark side of human nature through his journeys to the Congo. Mr. Kurtz: Kurtz is a mysterious character whom we learn about primarily
Dick’s personality flaws, newfound recklessness, and complicated marriage contribute to his destruction in the novel. Dick’s personality flaws is one of the many components that lead to his destruction. His characteristics and persona create more dilemmas for him. For example, Dick closes himself off to others, and by doing this, he can’t express his emotions properly when needed. “...Dick squanders his emotional capital and becomes unable to respond to the things that are worthy of deep emotion” (Tate 218).
He argues that the Super-Ego is responsible for the “discontents” that human beings experience in civilisation as “The super-ego often puts severe demands on the individual that he cannot realistically met, causing great unhappiness.” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents). When he outlines the contrast between “savage” and “civilised” beings in the book, it is clear that he is arguing human beings are unhappy because they have to reach “expectations” of society. Skepticism of the demands of society to follow the “restrictions” to human pleasure becomes a concept of questioning the demand that society puts on individuals which can be a similar comparison to the description of the political party in the modernist novel 1984 written by George Orwell. The limits that Winston, the main character who is in doubt of the government that influences the party members of the governmental leader Big Brother, finds himself miserable and psychologically tortured because his own thoughts of freedom have been limited by “thought crime” which is a law passed by Big Brother that restricts minor party members to even think about defying the
Specific reference will be on the psychological journey that both the main characters Kurtz and Marlow, the madness and the ‘heat of darkness” that lurks in all men. The will be quotes from the novel that will be given and examples from the sources consulted. STUDENT A: Busi Masondo Heart of Darkness is a novel that exposes the myth behind colonization. Whilst exploring the three levels of darkness that the protagonist Marlow encounters namely, the darkness of Congo, the darkness of the Europeans cruel treatment of the natives, and finally the incomprehensible darkness within every human being. It is believed however that the author Conrad himself was exposed to the brutality of the Europeans attitudes in the Congo when he worked as a captain of a steamboat on the Congo River.
The tension in the story is drastically building up, making the readers anxious to think whether the narrator will admit the truth or not. In the Masque of the Red Death, on the other hand, guilt does not really capture Prospero and he reacts insolently to death. A passage from the story depicts how the protagonist is annoyed; “It was then, however, that the Prince Prospero, maddening with rage and the shame of his own momentary cowardice, rushed hurriedly through the six chambers,…“(1842, Poe). Here, the protagonist shows Gothic characteristics of “a distressed character”. This is because the character cannot overcome his stress.
This assignment aims to focus on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and depict how his work has emphasised the harsh nature of colonization, the torture under the Whites and the unheard subaltern voice of the native Africans that haunts their suppressors by the end of this eye opening literary text. It represents the championing of the White Supremes over the Black Subordinates in a tormenting and homicidal depiction, reducing the value of human life to utter exploitation and worthlessness. The novella portrays how binaries influenced by hierarchy can cause racism and torture bringing out the animalistic nature of the White superiors. “T.S. Eliot read it as a work about evil, life 's bleak hopelessness, and moral emptiness, neglecting the 'affirmation
Albert Camus and Franz Kafka wrote novels that describe those three themes of existentialism and how they impact the characters they wrote in their stories. Camus’s introduced a man named Meursault whose own thoughts and opinions isolated him from the norm of society, his lack of fear or anxiety towards his actions resulted in his own demise, and showed that when a man commits actions, choosing whether or not to accept responsibility could lead to more problems depending on the choices made. Kafka turned a man named Gregor into a bug. This unexpected action forced not only Gregor into isolation, but those protecting him, the worry about the future harmed both sides of the
Love is almost always behind anger.”. Being loved arouses anxiety, because it threatens long-standing psychological defenses formed early in life in relation to emotional pain and rejection, therefore leaving a person feeling more vulnerable.’’ In this story the author Robert Firestone is making intelligible remarks on how terrible love is and how worse is right alongside with it.’’ Being loved arouses sadness and painful feelings..’’ love awakes a kind of poignant sadness that many people struggle to not feel, That will always be with them no matter what. Weather they miss an old love. Or the love they have no just isn’t enough. A sadness will be within them some way.