A dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change in personality or attitude is a dynamic character. The Crucible has a hand full of dynamic characters that undergo changes throughout the trials. One character, in particular, is John Proctor. John Proctor is debating on whether it is an exceptional idea to confess to the court because he does not want ruin his reputation. John later admits to his affair to save the lives of his loved ones.
This characteristic shows that he wants to be a better man than his father was. He wants to fix things and work things out. When he tells rose about the other woman he also mentions to her that he is fathering a child with her. She of course is shocked to hear that as any sane woman would be. It took a tremendous amount of courage for Troy to confess the mistake he made.
In the Shipping News, Proulx uses figurative language to reveal how Quoyle’s differences affect himself. The figurative language in the passage enlightens us to the fast that Quoyle, a very insecure person is unsure of himself and doesn’t fit in. Proulx says Quoyle “stumbled through his twenties and into his thirties learning to separate his feelings from his life, counting on nothing” which unveils a lack of trust in himself and that in many ways is shown through his father as he keeps trying to get Quoyle to succeed. Quoyle’s father is described as pushing Quoyle to be successful, Quoyle’s father as Proulx states, “Again and again the father had broken his clenched grip and thrown him into pools, brooks, lakes, and surf.” Diction and figurative
In contrast, Willy constantly brags about his life to boost his self-image. Furthermore, he criticizes others to feel better about himself which comes as a result of his jealousy and insecurity. Willy is shocked when Charley doesn’t mention that his son is “gonna argue a
He makes the statement that men feel emasculated by “big business” bringing in immigrants to take the jobs of once successful men” (590). Kimmel tells the reader that these men take it out on “others” to make themselves feel more empowered (590). Using these examples engage the readers’ mind and emotions. Another example that strengthens Kimmel’s pathos is, “Defeated, humiliated, emasculated, a disappointment to his father and a failed rival to his sister” (593). Kimmel is not justifying the actions of Atta, but humanizing him.
By making the decision to leave his father behind Elie could focus on his own survival rather than having to always help his dad. “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception” (Carl Sagan). Jealousy can lead to betrayal. When Josephs brothers realized that their father loved Joseph more than them “they conspired against him to slay him” (Source G).
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. She is only trying to convince the misfit that he is a good man because she wants to be freed, and her life is in shambles. Also, the grandmother has already gone back on her word multiple of times, calling the misfit a big, bad, and scary man. Now all of the sudden he is a good man.
Wayne Dyer, an American philosopher, once said, “Problems in relationships occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person.” This is the protagonist 's main source of conflict in the book, the Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini. Amir and Hassan appeared to have a brotherly friendship. Even though they grew up together, it was intriguing how Hassan develops a brotherly bond with Amir while Amir does not reciprocate the love. By concentrating on what is missing in Hassan, it causes Amir to become separated from the relationship because Amir values social class over his friendship with Hassan, and stems from his jealousy that comes from an idea that Baba favors Hassan. To begin, no matter what, Hassan bravely stands up for Amir.
H “Expectations is the root of all heartache.” - William Shakespeare. The short story “Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst explores how the protagonist, Doodle copes with the expectations his family have set on him; precisely his elder brother. Throughout this short story, Hurst demonstrates the substantial effect expectation has on individual and society themselves. He shows how pressurizing a person for self-satisfaction harms the offender as well. Hurst suggests that expectations are also a form of egotism that can lead to resentment; hence coming into conflict with one’s identity, such as alteration and remorse.
This displays the fear that the author had for his father. When reflecting over the poem, John J. Mckenna stated, “The author replaced the rather benign ‘kept’ with ‘beat’ thus making the situation more ominous, more negative” Roethke’s father worked manual labor and had a strong physique. This means that he might’ve been too rough with his son at times, but not intentionally to hurt him. That is one of the reasons Roethke feared his father slightly. Another change Roethke made to the poem was the gender of the child.