The people understood Hooper’s veil as a sort of concealing a secret sin, or an act of pure insanity and therefore shunned away from him. “In this manner Mr. Hooper spent a long life, irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicions: kind and loving though unloved and dimly feared; a man apart from men, shunned in their health and joy” (11). The shallow analysis of the town people of the true representation of Hooper’s veil, led to the creation of a fence between Mr. Hooper and his congregation instead of dismantling the fake façade that separate people’s inner souls from the apparent personalities. Perhaps Mr. Hooper underestimated the fear of admitting sin among people; therefore, instead of evoking people to acknowledge that everyone hides a secret sin behind a “veil” of pretenses, believes, and behavior, Hooper was himself accused of hiding a sin as Elizabeth declared, “… there may be whispers that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin” (8). The writing style of Hawthorne is unclear whether Hooper intended to show that each person lives in a state of sin to start with, or whether he simply wanted to make a point that Sunday morning to go along with the topic of his sermon.
The villagers were extremely blind that they even did not want to rebuild the ‘black box’ because of the pieces included in the box. It was vulnerable to them that are for some people said that it was made from some pieces of the original. The decisions they made were right to them because this is how they saw it. They were subjectively taking their decisions, which mean they thought that the old villagers are right; thus, the practice was correct to them. It was blinding their eyes from the truth that they were losing the dearest people to their
Gene narrating the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, results in a story different from what it would be if it was a third person narrative, due to the fact that everything is every biased by Gene’s perspective. Gene narrating the novel makes it so that the events within it contain his biases. This is a direct result of the fact that the story is written from a framed narrative perspective. Stories being written from the point of view of someone who is looking at the past generally result in a
The meaning of the information is that in his stories Maugham analyzes the bitterness in human relationships by writing tales and stories about love, infidelity, passion, and prejudice. In the story Mr. Know-All, he describes how prejudice can affect relationships. The narrator disliked Mr. Kelada because he was dark skinned and didn’t act like an English man. But, by the end of the story, the narrator realize that prejudice is not the right way to judge people. The author managed to demonstrate how racism can cause negativity in life and can prevent us from truly getting to know people by their true
Storytelling was what Thomas was known for. It was seen as a bad trait and no one wanted to spend time with Thomas because they did not want to listen to his stories. In general, in the written version of this story the storytelling aspect was merely used as a quirk that Thomas has. It does add to the story though, because it shows why Victor does not like Thomas or why he finds him embarrassing.
Furthermore, though he claims himself the enemy of those who submit to Zeus, he also argues that sympathizing with Zeus’s enemy—in this case himself—is “a load of toil and foolishness” (14). He believes that it is, and presumably was, unintelligent to align oneself in opposition to the king of the gods. Finally, although he lauds the benefit he gave specifically to the originally “Senseless” humans (16), he later seems unhappy that he chose humans, saying they are useless to him. In the middle of delineating all the good, admirable things he did for them, he laments that humans have “no invention / To rid me of this shame”
From ancient times people lived in groups and this is the root cause for the idea of conformism: living uniformal lives in unity; and the others against society (the non-conformists) wandered alone, this resulted in a conformist civilization. The conformists branded nonconformists as abnormal humans and separated themselves, for they feared of being punished by their gods. In a conforming society, people ignore their outlook on life and remain objective, they feel anxious about the criticisms they would receive if they reveal their masked identity. They fear their own thoughts and come to a conclusion that being their individual self is a taboo which disrupts the balance of society. But personality traits are inborn and shouldn’t be suppressed.
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
Pecola didn’t literally receive blue eyes but she thought she did, and so it was a mind game. He lead “Pecola to lies, self-delusion and madness”, not a great quality of a pastor (Edmund 2). These blue eyes that she saw, were supposed to fix everything and change “the evil to good”. On the contrary and to her disappointment, these blue eyes did nothing that she dreamed of but made the people around her continue to think worse of her. The physical beauty (or lack of it) gives Pecola no self confidence and just makes her to covet beauty of others causing her to almost always have a negative attitude and low self-esteem which afflicts her throughout her
Miss Kinnian shows a glimpse of reality, that not all people are nice. She tells Charlie how people can be very mean, but how he is much better than any of them. Charlie does not get this at all right now, but later on he will realize what this meant. Charlie still has some misunderstanding when he states that all his friends liked him and they never did anything that wasn’t nice. Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all.