In the same way he is an incomplete politician also. We cannot justify him as a complete human being rather he can be stated as a helpless king who has declined for his stubborn nature. He is neither a hero nor a villain rather he is a victim of his self-indulgence. (Bloom. 249-150) In Shakespeare 's view, Richard is a failure as a king not because he is immoral, nor because he is too sensitive and refined for the job, but because he misunderstands the nature of kingship.
Malone attempts a persuasive style of writing but its effectiveness is questionable. He succeeds in creating an argument, but his call-to-action is ineffective. Considering the context, style, and other components, the target audience could not be properly persuaded. Kobutsu Malone’s “Narcissism and Spiritual Materialism: The New Age Legacy” does a dissatisfactory job of persuading its audience, New Age participants, due to his hypocritical ethos, aggressive pathos, and misguided logos. Malone’s main argument, materialistic values are vividly apparent in the New Age, failed to convince readers his opinion should be taken seriously.
Firstly, Friar Lawrence is not a voice of reason in the play as he is a hypocritical person. For instance, the phrase “Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,//In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will.//And where the worser is predominant,//Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” implies that Friar Lawrence believes that when unruly human desire is more prevailing in a person than divine virtue, the person would be destroyed by their own actions. The phrase “rude will” could refer to a person’s selfish individual desires while “grace” could refer to god’s will or fate. This implies that when a person disregards fate and instead goes after his own selfish desires, he will destroy himself. However, the phrase “But come, young waverer, come, go with me,//In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,//For this alliance may//so happy prove//To turn your households ' rancor to pure love.” suggests that Friar Lawrence completely ignores his own advice when agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet.
Although literary scholars of The Odyssey have argued that Odysseus has the qualities of a hero, it turns out that he would most certainly not be considered, at the very least, a respectable hero in this century. The way Odysseus treated his men, family and even enemies was overly expectant and rude. He used many stereotypes and skewed rumors to judge his views of other people. He also accomplished many unnecessary goals that ended up putting other people in danger because of his actions, just so that he could boast about himself, saying that he overcame a great obstacle that was, most likely, not a threat to other
One of the biggest problems with the work is the lack of a codified bibliography to show the exact works that O’Reilly used to develop such an in-depth journey alongside Boothe and the sixteenth president. Peter Boyer sums up the lack of higher academic standing when he says, “Killing Lincoln is not a work of original scholarship or of breakthrough insight; it is meant to be a page turner” (Boyer). Additionally, the book also at times lacks objectiveness necessary to truly be a work of academic renown. Often the book seems a deification of Lincoln and an absurd villainization of a man who needs no help in being disliked. Also, the book is written from a staunch northern perspective that is at times full of hypocrisy.
However, the director ruins this myth, he shows us that Kane is not the perfect combination of what we want to call “the American,” but just one of the many, not a god, but a mere mortal, with his vulnerabilities and sorrows. To sum up, Orson Welles ruins social perception of the “successful person,” highlighting the difference between the weakness of person himself and his powerful image through the prism of public opinion. He shows us that there is nothing else, but wind and garbage behind the walls of the temple of the American
Another example of Martin’s pessimistic yet realistic ideas can be seen when Candide asks him “But for what end, then, has this world been formed?” Martin replies, “To plague us to death” With this answer, he manages to completely omit and positivity that might have been able to be included. Within this short response, it is also possible tell that he has close to nothing to live for in life, if he did have something to look forward to in life, Martin
From the beginning, Paine made it clear that government was a necessary evil. But even more so, he made it clear how evil he thought British government was. Paine felt that the constitution of England, although it may have been necessary at the time it was created, was now “imperfect, subject to convulsions, and incapable of producing what it seems to promise…” (8) Moreover, Paine goes on to show his strong distaste for the idea of a king. He mentions how there was a time of no kings, during which there were also no wars. Holland is an example of this, in which he says the country has been without a king and has enjoyed more peace than any monarchial government in Europe.
Whether it is war, famine, environmental issues, most people acknowledge these as detrimental to ways of life. In Brave New World Aldous Huxley uses Lenina's contradictions to undermine the so called utopia of the World State, and to show how ignorance can alter the judgement of ethics and morality. In the beginning, Huxley sets Lenina as naïve and almost idiotic character for the audience to view. Lenina is meant
As stated by Brighella in Act II, Scene 13, "It's not as if I know him, but sometimes I think he's smart and then I think he's completely stupid" (Congdon 52). The ongoing confusion of both Truffaldino's previous whereabouts and questionable intelligence lend themselves to being both comedic and arguably making social remark. To further add complexity to a previously stock character, he is also crafted, between moments of comedic ignorance, as slightly wittier and more aware than his holder and richer counterparts, exclaiming, "Poor old man! You must be deaf!" when his answers are ignored by Pantalone upon their first meeting (Congdon 5).