Despite the fact that he does not appear as a human figure, he controls the thoughts and actions of the Puritan society, serving as the ultimate threat. The Devil influences the villagers of Salem, Massachusetts by using their ongoing fear of him to manipulate their thoughts and actions in a manner to set himself in the highest position by the end of the Act 1. As the Puritans lean toward blaming the Devil for their misgivings and suspicions, he gains control of their thoughts. Ruth and Betty pretend to fall ill after Reverend Parris catches them in the forest with Tituba and other girls, partaking in what is considered to be witchcraft: an act that defies the laws of femininity in the Puritan society. Mrs. Putnam does not buy her daughter Ruth’s act; rather, she sees it as “‘the Devil’s touch”’ which “‘is heavier than sick”’ (13).
Because he was more powerful, the master could do what he want. The truth was disregarded. The hero, Don Quixote, has the ability to change reality into fantasy in his mind, due to his madness. But it constantly causes problems for Quixote down the road. Others cannot see the images of grandeur within his mind and see him as a insane fool (“Critical Essay”).
He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man” (Chandler 4). Chandler believes in common detective story the protagonist should be an intelligent male hero who is the spotlight of the story. Nevertheless, Tom is an antihero who has to kill people to look for his personalities and an identity to inhabit. According to the film version of Talented Mr. Ripley, Tom said that he prefers being a fake somebody than a real body. This indicates that Tom is low in self-esteem and confidence leads him to become an antihero which conflicts Chandler’s idea.
Discriminational Justice Is Not Justice "You can shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but just remember it is a sin to kill a mockingbird." -Atticus Finch The reason why I revere Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird is because of how he brings friction in the plot and makes the protagonist have a more difficult time resolving the problem. This antagonist is one of my favored villains because of his Mischievous behavior and racist personality that really make this novel fantastic. Bob creates many road blocks in the plot that slow Atticus, the protagonist, from resolving certain problems. For example, Bob testifies against Tom Robinson for raping and abusing his daughter Mayella Ewell.
He was never content with what he had, always driving for self-improvement. His uncontested drive was what lead him to achieve much of what he desired, however it was this same drive that became his fatal fault. From a young age Gatsby created a fantasy in which he would become a wealthy and powerful man, and when it came time to make his fantasy a reality he made careless decisions in order to obtain it. His desire and lust for money outweighed his moral compass and he turned to illegal methods, such as bootlegging, in order to gain wealth. Gatsby set off the impression of being a nice and kind guy to the general public but behind the closed doors he could be ruthless in order to get what he wanted.
Therefore, the flip side to all of the lies circulating in the book is trust. However, the relationships that Spade has with all of the other characters are very difficult to define. Spade is a loner, so he mistrusts almost everyone. Another key motivating factor that drives the majority of the characters is old fashioned greed. The object of everyones cupidity is the rare Maltese Falcon.
Jack is bent on power from the beginning whereas, Macbeth is manipulated by three witches and his wife to take power. Power affects these two men in different ways, Jack starts to become his true self whereas Macbeth starts to hallucinate and go insane. This relates to the point of view of the authors: William Golding believes people are inherently evil whereas William Shakespeare believes people are inherently good. The question is, who is more evil Jack or Macbeth? Both Jack and Macbeth are ambitious and hungry for power.
Similarly, but in a contrasting locality, during this time period, it is known that the Devil’s abilities are able to convert even the purest and sinless people away from God. As written by Arthur Miller, “the Devil [works] again (...) just as he [works] within the Slav who is shocked at (...) a woman’s disrobing herself in a burlesque show. Our opposites are always robed in sexual sin, and it is from this unconscious conviction that demonology”. The Devil “gains both its attractive sensuality and its capacity to infuriate and frighten,” which displays the control he holds over the society in that he can lure in a pure soul, but frighten one as well
English 102 Fiction Essay Compare and Contrast: Young Goodman Brown vs The Most Dangerous Game Justin C. Blanton Liberty University English 102 Fiction Essay Compare and Contrast: Young Goodman Brown vs The Most Dangerous Game Both stories are about fears in men. Goodman Brown fears the devil and the evils in men, even himself. Rainsford is afraid of the wealthy Zaroff, him being evil by hunting men. The authors write us stories that bring out the deeper fears in us and makes them real. The difference here is that Goodman Brown could have been imagining his encounter with The Old Man or Devil, while Rainsford fell off the boat and landed on an island with a crazy murderer after him.
Manipulation without Motivation In the tragic play, Othello, William Shakespeare creates the true wickedness of the character, Iago, through his devious plans created to cause the demise of Othello. Shakespeare crafts Iago’s evil characteristic through the way he manipulates others in order to carry out his plans and his unfit motivation for his maliciousness. Shakespeare continues to craft Iago’s evil nature through the manipulation he demonstrates on multiple people in order to carry out a fully executed plan without anyone catching him in the act. In one of Iago’s major soliloquys, he suggests “When devils will the blackest sins put on/they do suggest at first with heavenly shows/As [he does] now,” (II, iii, 260-262) in order for Shakespeare
Luckily, Our Father Above showed C.S. Lewis how he could write about the many schemes of the devil and his minions. Unfortunately, the Enemy is very sly, and he will try to convince you to believe that the things in the book simply cannot be true. You all, the humans, must not be deceived by this lie. The next time that a voice pops into your head and tries to make you believe that this book is not true, cast him out.