The crowd is too overtaken by their thirst for vengeance to care for human lives. Judging from the corruption of the peasants, Dickens would most likely debunk this
Even more so than Nurse Ratched, Harding’s wife is emotionally abusive towards him at home and constantly picks on his weak characteristics in front of others. Harding checks himself into the mental hospital to be cured of who he is, and he reveals that most of the patients there have done the same. Harding and the rest of the patients were so weakened by society’s opinions of them that they view the mental hospital as an escape. As he puts it, this is “...society’s way of dealing with someone different” (Kesey, 308). Kesey uses Harding to spell the theme out for the reader; “[Shaming is] society’s way of dealing with someone different.” Society ‘deals’ with Harding, McMurphy, and Chief simply for their differences.
(A Tale of Two Cities, p337-Collins classics) Hunger, anger, rage, revenge, extermination and justice! That was the reality of 1775 in France. The peasants became beggars and were more than sick and tired of the situation they were facing at that time. They were dictated by the Monarchy, the Nobles and the Catholic Church who indulged them with heavy taxes; no proper land to grow crops; no freedom of actions nor words, basically nothing. Left in agony they got nothing except a heart filled with remorse and vengeance to keep them warm during cold nights.
Simultaneously, Victor failing to take responsibility for his own creation leads the creature down a path of destruction that manufactures his status as a societal outcast. The creature's dissolution from society, his search for someone to share his life with, the familiarity with intense anguish, his thirst for retribution, each of these traits coincide with Victor as he is depicted throughout the novel. Victor unknowingly induces his own undoing through his rejection of the creature. Shelley foreshadows his downfall by stating that “the monster still protested his innate goodness, blaming Victor’s rejection and man’s unkindness as the source of his evil” (Shelley 62) The creature essentially places Victor at fault for the creature becoming an outcast of society, by expressing this Shelley constructs a very austere portrayal of man’s contact with outsiders. Virginia Brackett asserts in her analysis of the novel that “Due to the monster's rejection by the cottagers and other humans, Victor serves not only as his creator but also as the only social construct on which he can build his reality” As the creator of the creature, Victor adopted the responsibility of his creation and the duties that accompany it, however, instead of answering the call of duty he fled and disregarded his obligation to the creature.
He didn 't understand why people weren 't nice to him even though he was nice to them. The creature was mad and angry at Victor and decided to take his anger out on his family and killed every single one of them. Victor says “ He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness, in evil: he destroyed my friends; he devoted to destruction beings who possessed exquisite sensations, happiness, and wisdom; nor do I know where this thirst for vengeance may end.”Victor was furious and wanted to destroy the creature once and for all. They both did very awful things to each other. Another similarity is that both wanted to do good for mankind.
Tom is a scoundrel, and no sliver of empathy can be given to Tom, due to his reckless behavior. Tom 's behavior affects everyone around him as a result two people die. Myrtle is murdered by his wife Daisy and Gatsby is murdered by George Myrtle 's husband. Both deaths could have been avoided if Tom was more of a man and less of a scoundrel. Big, powerful is the idiosyncrasy that Fitzgerald uses to describe Tom: " Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body-He seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing, and you could see a great pack of muscles shifting when his shoulders moved under his thin coat" (Fitzgerald pg.
In general, the Miller embodies the negative stereotypes of the working class during the Medieval Period. The drunk, disrespectful Miller has a mind that is consumed by sexual desire, whether it is appropriate or not. He is a dishonest man who looks for ways to cheat others out of money and materials solely to benefit himself. After stealing corn from his customers, he charges them three times the price he truly deserves. Of all the tales in Chaucer’s novel, the Miller’s is unquestionably the most vile, due to the author’s focus on infidelity, tricks, and revenge.
After nearly a half day’s journey, The Monster stumbled across an alluring village. When he entered one of the nicer cottages among the lot, the family inside was petrified upon encountering The Monster. This in turn attracts other villagers to the scene and when they arrive The Monster is yet again shunned, attacked and beaten, for his rancid appearance tends to arise terror and fright. “The whole village was roused; some fled, some attacked me, until, grievously bruised by stones and many other missile weapons.” (Shelley page 87). ….
The lust for wealth and possessions is a tribulation that challenges almost everyone in today’s world. Being greedy for wealth and materials is human nature and it could be argued that greed drives the will to do or acquire something. However, for Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby their greed for wealth and possessions effects not only their drive, but their personality, motivations, and their relationships. For these two characters from the novel The Great Gatsby, their wealth affects them in different and similar ways. Gatsby and Tom both share characteristics of lust for wealth and materials because of their own selfish desires, while having differences such as how their wealth affects their personalities and social status.
Fitzgerald is clearly critiquing the American dream, and the capitalism which consumes everyone, but by giving this couple such a gloomy existence, there is no real moral to the story. If they were happy, it would be a truly Marxist novel, but they are portrayed as negatively as the rich people. With or without money people are unhappy and they are unpleasant people, through quotes like, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money, or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess that they had made” (Fitzgerald 25). However, the vivid description of their beautiful clothing, houses, friends, and even their physiques, make them much more attractive to the reader than the pitiful lives of lower