Next Franek, the Foreman that who some mental problems , keeps attacking his Father for Elie’s gold crown . “ That presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and , on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely…”( Page 55). This illustrates that with what Franek did to Elie’s Father , Elie is fearful what Franek can do. And if Elie does the wrong things to provoke Franek it could be fatal to his Father’s death. This causes Elie to question if his father worth it because if Elie save the gold crown, then he well have money if he does end up getting out.
The character John Proctor from Arthur Miller’s; The Crucible is a model example of a tragic hero. Proctor is initially made out to be a character that has committed the sinful crime of adultery and is attempting to re-set up his reliability in himself and his better half, Elizabeth. As The Crucible advances an extraordinary transformation in nature and character happen in John Proctor, making the crowd sympathize with him when his nemesis begins. A tragic hero is someone usually of great reputation that falls into a state of utter pessimism,. As the audience witnesses the fall of this character they would feel feeble understanding that the fall of this hero was caused by accident, fate or a critical flaw in his character.
Society’s expectations influence the decisions made and emphasize the flaws of the average man. John Proctor was faced with pretenses which ultimately ruined his life. Macbeth’s hunger for power wrecked his life and turned him into an unscrupulous being. The actions that each character took affected how the reader felt about them and determined their fate. Although both men are very different, their biggest correlation are their fatal
Countless works of literature have mused on the complex struggle between the human characteristics of greed, selfishness and treachery and the edifice of morality and reason on which human society is built. Often times this struggle is characterized as a battle between the forces of good and evil, good being the desire to help mankind and evil the desire to do the opposite. George MacDonald’s poem “Evil Influence” follows this trend in its title and subject matter, describing the terrible nature of evil that precedes violent deeds. While William Golding’s Lord of the Flies primarily explores the natural state of man contained by the walls of society, the presence of its titular being ~Raw Writing~ ...brings up the idea of something sinister influencing the boys’ actions on the island. Using the poem as a field guide for finding the signs of evil influence, and assuming the beast is something inside the boys that is awakened by the island (seen by how bad the kids already are and stuff- pg 28), we can break this down following the poem.
Literary Analysis: “The Scarlet Ibis” People push hard on the people they love because they themselves are selfish. Relationships with family can be complicated just like in the story “the Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst when the main character was so embarrassed by his little brother that it killed his brother. The theme that pride can be dangerous is seen through the important statements of the story. The narrator pushes his little brother so much that he ends up dying. Are families just something people can just throw away?
Rumi, a Tajik poet once said, “Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death.” In John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Kino proves that with wealth comes undeniable evil. Despite Kino’s want for more and the best for his family, the malevolent events that come with the pearl eventually led to the death of his beloved son, Coyotito. Throughout the novel the pearl showed signs of hope for the family, but those signs of hope eventually led to feelings of greed. The ideas that the pearl encompasses throughout John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, are acquisitiveness, optimism, and nefariousness. In John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, the pearl symbolizes acquisitiveness through causing its owner to want more and show skepticism and suspicion toward others.
In America, years immediately following World War I were characterized by anger and disillusion. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the novelist, displays in The Great Gatsby he shows how Jay Gatz is a victim to alienation from society and from Daisy Buchanan. In the novel, the character is alienated because of his behaviors. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, he displays the corrupt moral values of the society and culture, also their assumptions, Jay Gatz is alienated because of his class he is killed as a result of alienation. During that time, Gatsby appeared to be strange to others in society and is punished for that.
The film “Honor Thy Father” is an independent film by Erik Matti released in year 2015. The protagonist, Edgar, was played by John Lloyd Cruz. He took on the role of a husband and a father whose wife was accused of stealing money. Amidst the madness that ensued, his family was left beat and broke. They were then set on the verge of death and desperation when they were threatened by one of the families that were affected by their alleged thievery.
Loyalty in the 1920s was a fading art, betrayal and lies lurked around every corner with the wealthy only becoming more corrupt with power and the poor struggling and doing anything to obtain it. Fitzgerald wrote his book in response to this movement of immoderation starting off showing its glamor but swiftly proceeding to the precipitous downfall it so often lead to. Fitzgerald made a true call to the youth of the 1920s to question the meaning of true loyalty in life and death of another human. He forever ingrained in the minds of generations of readers how humans really interpret loyalty from all walks of life. F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his novel The Great Gatsby, perfectly sums up the importance and fragility of loyalty.
Corruption in the critical eyes of Juvenal is the decline or reversal of the Republic into the Empire (Quintero, 2007, p. 298) Through Umbricius’ justification of his exodus, Juvenal communicates the lack of decent professions, as only those who are immoral succeed, the corruption due to wealth; however ultimately Juvenal expresses his disgrace as Rome has declined from republican ideals to a city of foreigners (Scholtz, A. 2013). In accordance with his preceding satires, Juvenal’s fourth satire comprises the criticising of Roman vices, specifically the tyrannical emperor Domitian. This satire narrates the appearance of an enormous rhombus fish (Stewart, R., 1994), filling the entirety of the bay off Ancona, a seaport on the Adriatic coast.