Another example where setting comes into play is the mood created when Mabel tries to kiss Dr. Ferguson after he rescues her. He doesn’t want to kiss her. It takes everything he has just to look at her, but at the same time he can not turn away and escape the look in her eye (Lawrence 463). This creates a sympathetic mood because Dr. Ferguson feels bad for Maybel who has just become poor and attempted to kill herself. The fact that he feels sympathy for her shows that he does not view her as a strong woman that can handle living alone but instead a breakable doll that will fall apart if he stops holding her.
Machiavelli then dedicates the entirety of chapter XIX to avoiding hatred. Creon of course though his execution of Antigone earns the hatred of his people and is unable to retain his rule because of the lack of support from his people. Machiavelli and Creon both agree that a leader should aspire to be feared however creon crosses into hatred and as a result he loses his
In The Handmaid’s Tale, the novel critiques gender inequality and autocratic authority. The hierarchical class of men consists of Commanders, Angels, and Guardians. In particular, the Commanders are the highest-ranking social group in Gileadean society. The Commanders are represented as powerful men. They have leadership roles, autocratic governance, and are oppressors controlling the Gilead regime.
The old money considers this tacky, indicating their disapproval and superiority over any class lower than them. As incredulous as it may seem, the highly perceptive author initially illustrates intimations of the class rivalry through placing the Egg towns literally oppose to each other across the water. The tension over authority and power seems to permeate throughout the Long Island. However, the water that separates Daisy and Gatsby represents the social distance between them and how even with his wealth, the latter cannot reach the social status of the former. On the contrary, the people inhabiting in the Valley of Ashes live by the minimal commodities of life and the location below the East and West Egg underscores the lower social position of the people.
These traits include the hero’s tragic flaw, his position in society and his realization that his virtues had caused his demise. The tragic hero in Antigone is Creon, because he is a mature leader of society whose virtues (or flaws) cause his downfall. Creon is obdurate as he does not heed advice given from anyone during the majority of the play, he then finally follows the counsel that the Chorus Leader gives him near the end of the play. This is apparent during the argument between Haemon and Creon as Haemon tries to persuade him to listen to his subjects and change his opinions on the matter of Polyneices’ burial as well as the incarceration of Antigone. Creon disagrees strongly and becomes inflamed towards Haemon.
Because of her prejudice, she is held up on the opinion that Wickham is the one that should be trusted. She refuses to hear anything contradictory to her own opinion. When Jane doubts the credibility of Wickham's allegations toward Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth's pride prevents her to consider Jane’s predispositions. Jane characteristically hesitates to condemn Darcy, “Do but consider in what a disgraceful light it places Mr. Darcy, to be treating his father’s favorite in such a manner. It is impossible.
Nevertheless, the women in the play are equally as vain. Bastiat makes a similar comparison in her essay by stating, “In the play, Algy and Jack are idle and lazy, but morally the women are not better than them: like them, they are idle, lie, cheat and are interested in money.” Both Gwendolen and Cecily request that their partner’s names be “Ernest” and are pitted against one another when they believe they were engaged to the same man. Furthermore, Gwendolen disapproves of men who are involved with the public sphere, and she judges her father in Act II by advocating, “The home seems to me to be the proper sphere for the man. And certainly once a man begins to neglect his domestic duties he becomes painly effeminate, does he not?”
Much like how Gatsby’s love for Daisy allows her to act immorally. Moreover, this can be seen in how he lets her drive the car even though she is drunk, consequently taking the blame for Myrtle’s death which was caused by Daisy. Fitzgerald, by showing the lack of judgement that comes along with love, proves to audiences that immorality does not only come from negativity but also from holding any person in a particular light. The aforementioned incident caused Myrtle’s husband, George, to become angry, resulting in the death of Jay
(Homer 902). Since Polyphemus refuses to give Odysseus hospitality, there is no chance of civility and this will not help Odysseus, only hurt him. To prove Polyphemus’ incivility even more, he asks where Odysseus boat is so he can destroy it. Another example of negative hospitality is the suitors blatant disrespect for Penelope’s good hospitality.
A profound image of a tilted balance scale hover over society as social inequality continue to exist in today 's time of era where certain people in the bottom of the hierarchy are cruelly challenged. Social inequality is the unfair distribution of opportunities and money considering the different social statuses of the people within a community where those in powers are the puppeteers pulling the strings to how the country essentially functions. One side of the balance scale is tipped higher than the other, which signifies the plentiful assets given only to the majority of high-class people while the poor stay to live in a destitute condition. Currently, social inequality is a destruction that persists to prevail in society due to socioeconomic