In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match. Besides the grandmother has already called Red Sammy a good man, and by now it is already apparent that its feigned.
To begin, Reverend Paris portrays himself as a vain man because he thinks that he is better than others that are lower than him. In the beginning of the play, there is a conversation between Giles Corey, John Proctor and Reverend Paris in which Paris was asking where his firewood was. Giles
Ivan falling off a ladder symbolizes the first sign of disintegration of his bubble of falsity. His materialistic desires contribute to his deteriorating health since he injures himself when deciding between having “straight or festooned” (57) curtains. Ivan’s trivial concerns about interior decoration is a reflection of men’s obsession with societal aesthetic standards and status. Ironically, Tolstoy exposes the lack of uniqueness of Ivan’s house due to like-minded, pretentious people striving to do the same. Ivan has been average since birth; he is the middle son with a blend of personality in “between the two [elder and younger brothers]” (47).
And what was this big mistake? Well, let’s just say John couldn’t keep it in his pants. Proctor, a proud and upstanding member of the community, sees himself as nothing more than a low-down sinner, and a fake. Although John Proctor undergoes some pretty serious changes as a person; from a deceitful sinner to a courageous, devoted, and ultimately good Christian, across the entire play he remains a tormented man who cannot escape his internal demons.
The innocent actions some take later in life will reward some, and deteriorate others. Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger delays his evitable process of growing up partly because of the tragic events that transpired earlier in his life and his ignorance to reality. However , Chris Mccandless differs from Holden in the fact that he fully understands reality but protests to greed of humans and the material possessions of man and still facing the gruesome consequence of his immaturity. Seymour Glass does not relate to the accepted adult community and further isolates himself from his peers. Although he appears immature, he actually is struggling from PTSD from the war and the picture his has for the violent adult man.
Would you ever think a person with a disabled brother would be ashamed of him? Sadly, throughout most of the story the narrator in The Scarlet Ibis” has tried to change him and make him a normal kid. Some of the character traits that the narrator has are that he is generous, ignorant, and dramatic. One of the first things the reader notices is how cruel the narrator is. When the narrator threatens to leave Doodle all by himself.
His character has a high social status by having a good reputable name and being a landowner. John is shown to be a good but not too good of a character by having an affair with Abigail Williams, not knowing the ten commandments, and not going to church often. Finally, the audience feels pity for him for saving others, but leaving his family to do so. John Proctor follows the basic archetype of a tragic hero. Every story has it’s own types of archetype.
Despite the several flaws found through John Proctor's role in Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible" my analysis of Proctor's character reasons him to be a good man in the end. Within the play, John Proctor analyzes his past actions, realizing that his affair with Abigail Williams, deeply wounds his connection with his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. It is explained within the story by the author, that John Proctor's strong personality stems from his guilt. The speaker states, "He is a sinner, a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the time but against his own vision of decent conduct" (Miller, 255).
Some things that made faulkner’s works different from those of O’connor’s are that Faulkner’s writings are mostly sad and tragic while O’Connor’s are uniquely funny yet ironic, however containing some level of darkness. For example, in O’connor’s “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” there is a character named Tom Shiftlet; ironically in this story Tom is a one- armed carpenter which gives the story a humorous feeling opposed to Faulkner’s story of “Barn Burning” where the father thinks that he can solve all of his problems by burning everything. Another thing that separates these two writers is that most of Faulkner’s stories begin after a major tragedy or a war and O’connor’s works create their own plot as the story grows
Hamlet says to himself “a dull and muddy-spirited rascal, peal, Like a john-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause”(563-564). These lines really explain to us how Hamlet criticizes himself because of his inability to act on his feelings, he also explains how he feels as though this is all a dream. Though, he does admit in these lines that he cannot stand up for his father’s death, and grants this to the fact that he is not truly passionate to avenge his father. These lines really stood out to me because they so clearly illustrate the conflicting feelings Hamlet has; he is in grief but doesn't know how to take action from these emotions. From these lines, I was also surprised that Hamlet criticizes himself for not having the passion to avenge
Choices can be bad, to worse. It is never as black and white as it may seem when it comes to choices, and for that, one cannot wish anything sour to those who chose a path that felt best in a situation. John died a hero for trying to save those falsely accused, and trying to prove that the girls were lying, though that has never been proven and is merely a theory. With that, John also died a selfish man for leaving behind his wife and children for nothing but a name. One can conclude that John can easily be assumed as a selfish hero, like many people in stories and people currently walking the earth.
In the novel, Holden mentions about the lunatic and “ like him ten times as much as the Disciples” (111). Holden is similar to the lunatic even though he is ignorant of it and doesn’t know the reasons for liking the lunatic. Firstly, the lunatic and Holden are both madmans. According to the bible, it states that “no man could bind him, no , not with chains” (Mark 5). The passage is saying that the lunatic is uncontrollable and no one can make the lunatic regain his sanity until the lord has arrived.
Major Rawls doesn’t know Owen as well as John or Hester but yet he still thinks that everything he does is too great for the world. It’s ironic because Major Rawls wasn’t a very good person yet him saying that says something amazing about Owen (611). The following is a couplet from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once.”
However, the majority of the town’s residence retains their distaste for the man who did no harm outside of not conforming to their standards of “normal.” Even those who refuse to uphold the time’s biases were looked down upon. For example, Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, becomes an outcast to much of Maycomb, despite the fact that he is a white man with a good family history who in most ways behaves completely ordinarily, simply because he is the lawyer who defends Tom Robinson. By taking Robinson’s case, he condemns himself and his family to threats, harassment and slander.
The problem with showing the viewer that Chris is this wonderful person all the time is that it’s fake. Showing the character’s his faults makes him more relatable. On top of that Chris is very intriguing on his outlooks of the life he lives adding a sort of mysterious enigma to his character. “Some readers admired the boy immensely for his courage and noble ideals; other fulminated that he was a reckless idiot, a wacko, a narcissist who perished out of arrogance and stupidity—and was undeserving of the considerable media attention he received” (Krakauer – Author’s Note).