John Proctor’s weakness is how he contradicts himself. He constantly wavers between either strengths and weaknesses. “My honesty is broke, Elizabeth, I am no good man” (1269). In the very beginning of the play, he scolds Marry Warren for not doing her job. He also shows strength when he repelled Abigail: “ Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time.
At the beginning of the novel, Gene is envious of Phineas’s talents and care-free spirit. Therefore, Gene’s doubts destroys his confidence in his own capabilities. Although Gene is honored to be Phineas’s best friend, and this makes him realize that,
Towards the beginning of the play Romeo is found to be very upset and depressed due to his crush Rosaline not feeling the same way about him. This action by Romeo shows his emotional and cowardly nature as Romeo has difficulties coping with difficult situations in life. All in all when comparing the life situation between the two characters Christopher Boone proves to be the braver as he has superior ability to deal with a more difficult situation when comparing his life situation to
Richard III has several tragic flaws, but most specifically and notably his physical deformity and the verbal abuse he receives from his family and peers. These flaws ultimately lead Richard III into his persistence of fulfilling his goal to ‘prove a villain’. Additionally, these two major flaws instil bitterness in Richard III, which manifests itself in his desire to wreak havoc on others in the play. Richard III states that he is ‘rudely stamped’ and ‘not shaped for sportive tricks’ (1 – 1 – 14). He is clearly bitter all because he is ‘deformed, unfinished, sent before my time’ and ‘cheated of feature by dissembling nature (1 – 1 – 19).
The two men share struggles with who they have associated themselves with and how they think about things. Truman has troubles trusting others around him and questioning his life choices when he notices the way others act around him. This also relates to Guy Montag because he does the same thing as well such as: not being able to trust his wife or his boss, questioning his job, and questioning the way others in his society interact and communicate. One major similarity that I found both in the book and the movie was that Truman and Guy both deal with their bad
Like most plays, they each have a protagonist with a so-called ‘fatal flaw,’ a lapse in character that leads to conflict within the story. For Much Ado About Nothing, the protagonist Claudio is gullible, and believes the lie that his love is unfaithful to him. In King Lear, Lear is prideful, and takes his daughter’s refusal to pour praise onto him as a personal affront. Another similarity between the two shows would be the use of misconception to further the plot. Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day.
Jay Gatsby and Bruce Bechdel share the fact that they are both very secretive, complex men. The “suspension of the imaginary in the real” (65) is the way that the two cope with their difficulties and troubles, and is the most severe commonality that they share. They both attempt to make ties with people in their lives, but these ties are tenuous at best. “Perhaps affectation can be so thoroughgoing,” writes Bechdel,
A noted reminder of the true sadness hidden within middle american culture, to only escape is a shame reflected back to him and his inability to escape where he relates to “especially at night, when all the ship 's structured fun... I felt despair... despair, but it 's a serious word.” Wallace draws awareness to the word “Despire” as Paul Giles states that it draws “knowingness and insecurity” into Wallaces essay. The awareness of despire is a common suffereing for Middle American culture, it draws on irony, falseness and consumer consuption, these are all ideas that Wallace relates to and can not escape from. Like every other Middle American, Wallces confesses to that fact that “ I cannot escape my own essential and newly unpleasant
Ruth 's character comes across as the male version of Walter because they each share such a sharp, judgmental, and cranky outlook on life. Yet, the writer offers Walter’s character a depth, which makes his comments seem more natural. Truthfully, I found it odd that the two were not friends in the
Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground titular character has a lifestyle that is interconnected with the somber dislike for humanity and being bitter for his own forced isolation. He is highly controlled by his own troublesome ideals. The Underground Man lives by the precedent of his own conceptions on how life should be lived. His perspective of the way people should interact socially and how individuals should be engaging emotionally has been thought constantly and thoroughly. He is highly contradictory in the rationalization of his own practices but appears to rather revile in his own self-pity.
Andrew Enright Professor Long EXPO 1213-008 9 September 2015 Yekl: An Attempt of Assimilation Nineteenth century America: a “Promised Land” for Russian Jews. Anti-Semitic pogroms were an ongoing major conflict in Russia, causing thousands of Jews to flee towards America—the land of freedom, inalienable rights, and equal opportunity. In Abraham Cahan’s novella, Yekl:
One dissimilarity between the Von Trapp family and the Applewhites, is that the Von Trapp family loved music, whereas the Applewhite clan were very artistic. Each Applewhite did such different work: Randolph Applewhite -theater director, Zedidiah Applewhite- handcrafts wood furniture, Archie Applewhites- constructs wood furniture, Lucille Applewhites - a poet, Debbie Applewhite (Sybil Jameson)- wrote bestselling mysteries. The Von Trapp family loved music, but each had different personalities that they had to accept in order to be harmonious when singing. Acceptance, is the theme of the story in my studious eyes. The Applewhites had multiple family members who were very artistic in their own way, but in order for the play to be triumphant, the Applewhites had to learn to accept
"Cathedral" a story about a man who is annoyed with his wife's old friend that is blind, but ends up teaching him a new way of viewing life. “Walk a mile in my shoes, see what I see, hear what I hear, feel what I feel, THEN maybe you'll understand why I do what I do, 'till then don’t judge me.” The advice to “walk a mile in someone else's shoes” means before judging someone, you must understand their challenges are in life and what they go though. This is clearly expressed in the story “Cathedral” by the narrator himself.
Chetan Bhagat is a modern day William Shakespeare. Steve Jobs is a modern day Thomas Edison. And Jake Barnes is a modern day Sisyphus. On the outside Jake and Sisyphus seem to have nothing in common. One chases a girl he can never be with, and the other pushes a rock up a mountain, just to watch it roll down so he can push it back up.
The ability to possess strength is built on by a continual commitment to personal values. Individuals who are tenacious and who are willing to have faith in their beliefs are capable of being extremely empathetic and have the ability to identify and connect with others. Strength and empathy work hand in hand to create a strong sense of resilience in the face of conflict. Individuals who are able to act in a resilient manner for their personal values live balanced lives and are successful in upholding personal goals. Throughout Timothy Findley’s novel The Wars, the power of empathy is demonstrated by Robert Ross; an extremely compassionate and caring young man.