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. Therefore, the grandmother still has not changed a
This shows how Hotspur is obsessed with the idea of power and control and will go off on his innocent, neglected wife who only wants love from her husband. All of these things show that it wasn’t just the King’s strict laws that made Hotspur want to overthrow him but was it was more for personal reasons he had against the King. Also throughout, the audience is able to pick up on the notion that Hotspur has an obsession with gaining and maintaining honor. As Hotspur is about to face his inevitable death, his last words are “I better brook the loss of
Brothers only motivation is to make Doodle like other kids to avoid himself from self embarrassment of having a brother who is disabled and going through a battle of his own ego. Meanwhile the story continues brother is selfish, careless and prideful throughout the story. One trait brother showed is being careless. He is careless because he is constantly reminding doodle how he is disabled. Doodle is unwilling to participate in brother’s cold-hearted attempts of pointing out his mortalities.
Therefore, whilst having control over the mask, Cory is still pushed between the devil and the deep sea. Richard Cory chooses to wear a metaphorical mask of perfection, but due to the envy and expectations
When conversing with Slim about Lennie, George stated that he “ ‘ Used to play jokes on ‘im ‘cause he was too dumb to take care of ‘imself…. That wasn’t so damn much fun after a while.’ “ (40) George in the beginning would exploit Lennie’s slowness by telling him to do things that were dangerous. After time passed, George stopped having fun with it because it was a bittersweet realisation that Lennie would always be easily
(128) This phrase shows how Drummond had once admired Brady, but grows to pity him as Brady never grew from his original habits. Furthermore, he defends Brady from Hornbeck's insults in saying. “I tell you Brady had the same rights as Cates: the right to be wrong!” (127)
For instance, as Ralph is accentuating Piggy’s assets, he explains, “Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains” (71). Each boy in the group has little respect for Piggy and thinks of him as an outsider, yet Piggy continues to stay true to himself and finds small ways to help the group, which always involves his high level of thinking. Piggy knows better than to participate in the savage acts with other boys, which helps him maintain his sanity up until his gruesome death. Moreover, in a large discussion with all the boys, Piggy reflects, “Which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” (259).
Lennie proves the better man in both senses. The defeat is thus a symbolic castration of sorts. This symbolism is reinforced when Curley's wife appears to find the big man's defeat of her husband alluring - "I like machines" (Steinbeck, 80). Getting his hand "caught in a machine" is a reasonable lie, in fact probably the only one, which allows Curley to preserve his ego. Obviously, Lennie has no clue that he is bringing about such issues in the domains of sex and violence - he can't comprehend these ideas himself.
Iago knows that Cassio is a good, innocent man but he couldn't care less about how this will negatively impact Cassio’s reputation. Once again, Iago destroys Cassio’s reputation for no reason without any emotions in this regard. Lastly, Iago destroys Desdemona’s relationship as well as her reputation and uses her goodness against her when he lies to Othello about her fidelity. He tells Othello that Desdemona prefers a suitor with the same “clime, complexion, and degree”(3.3.232). Iago intentionally plays on Othello’s insecurities to try and make it seem like he is not good enough for her because of his skin colour and that,
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.
Identity is a distinctive identifier of who we are as individuals. People must learn how to construct their own identities through the actions and choices they make. Sometimes when people are influenced by society or the world around them, their own sense of identity can become unfavorably distorted. As such, it is important for people to stay loyal to themselves in order to cultivate and maintain that strong sense of identity.