Robert Hayden, a man of many words, struggles with the conflict between the evil and the tiny shred of human decency that society still contains throughout his works or poetry. The poetry that Hayden produces all has their own conflict, just like the world around
John Proctor’s abusive nature toward Elizabeth epitomizes the prominence of patriarchy and his strong self loathing. John Proctor is undoubtedly an individual who is tormented. In his mind, he has made an unforgivable mistake, and has made an irreparable mistake that has broken his and Elizabeth’s marriage. While it is true that he committed adultery, he believes there is no way that he can ever forgive himself and punishes himself mentally for what he has done. To me, John has so many qualities that make it very hard to distinguish whether he is good or not.
He manipulates the idea of riotous nobility and the active nagging of sinful desires. By using words such as “wavered…panicked…clawing…greedily…stifling… and lunatic”, he is conveying an incomparable situation. In a childish state Soto understands the barrier between what is virtuous and what is nefarious, however he continually states the “thirst for the rest of [his] life”, and that destruction of good versus evil. Relating to the aftermath of Soto`s sinful act he states the “scared…greedy…and guilt” he feels in result of his actions. He shows the reader his transition in to the realization of his actions by using specific wording to represent his internal struggle of his desires for
The next line states “Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,” (2) in this line, Whitman is explaining how he is constantly surrounded by people who do not understand who he is or what he wants. The poem continues with the next line that states, “Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless? )” (3). Whitman is talking about how he is not faithful or smart enough to judge other people for their flaws. The next line states “Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,” (4) This line means that people selfishly seek out worldly possessions and that this occurrence seems to be a never-ending cycle in the world.
It puts so much pressure on Doodle that it made him give up. It's the narrators fault for the following reasons: he was selfish, he was embarrassed of him, and he pressured him. The narrator was being selfish as he admitted that he did it for himself because he was ashamed of Doodle being crippled. Doodle looks up to his brother and would do anything for his approval. The narrator knows that his brother's heart is weak, forces Doodle
When someone is full of pride, they cannot love others for who they are and tend to make bad decisions. The narrator only cared about himself and wanted to kill Doodle for his own personal gain. His pride took him over and led him into making the wrong choice. Then after the pride came the guilt that followed. It can be inferred that he will never be able to forgive himself after what he did.
Pride is one of the most dangerous things in the world and we can’t allow it to get in the way of what truly matters. The narrator states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 389). This displays to us that Brother only tries to help Doodle because he is ashamed of his brother’s disability. The pride drives him to anger against Doodle which further leads to Doodle’s death. He was poisoned by his pride.
Due to Creon’s ego, him losing everything caused by that very hamartia, and acceptance of the series of unfortunate events that occurred; Creon is the tragic hero in Antigone Creon’s tragic flaw is his overwhelming ego. The series of events began to occur when Creon denied
However, the contrasting characteristic of Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart indicates the fact that his life will be always filled with guilt and torture because his inability to be true. Hawthorne presents the scarlet letter and Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart both as the token of sin, but he eventually draws the differences between these two to convey the message that people will experience a stronger and permanent pain when they are unable to confess their sin to the
The juxtaposition Gene Forrester is caught up in is dealing with a love and hate relationship that causes him to enmesh in personal misgivings. Thus, people can be their own worst enemy if they don't learn to accept who they are. For in striving to be that, it can be said that insecurity is an invisible weapon that oftentimes kills our