Both the poem “Warren Pryor” by Alden Nowlan and the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr express a depressing tone. “Warren Pryor” is about a son who chooses a career that he dislikes in order to please his parents. “Harrison Bergeron” is about a dystopian society where excellence in any way is considered a disadvantage and inequality for others. In both texts, the protagonists all face the barrier of having their nature being stifled; however, the speaker in the poem chooses not to fight back for himself, while the majority in the short story is not even able to realize the barrier that they face. In the poem, the speaker Warren Pryor is under the pressure and high expectation of his parents that he has to choose to work
However, the faith he is standing with, endangers him, making his home confused. Luke says that he knows that trials are coming and that it is the faith that he upholds that is bringing him trials, “I knew that life would try me.” (Dubus 16). It seems he lost his family because of hate. Paul is trying to figure out the best way he could have tried to save the family. “A Father’s Story,” at different points, portrays Luke Ripley as the antagonist and the protagonist
She goes as far as being cruel to Hippolytis in order to get him sent away so she could never act on the feelings lingering inside and it isn’t until ____ takes his trip that she actually has to face him after being separated from him for so many years and even when she is in such close quarters with him she still tries to have some type of composure until she can no longer control herself. Whereas Tartuffe is spending all of his time trying to manipulate those around him in order to get what he wants all while using religion as a way to do it. Throughout his efforts of trying to be a great religious figure he falls more than short when being faced with sin himself, but unlike Phedra he does not try to fight his feelings for long instead he jumps at the first chance he is given to come onto
Hazel Motes was raised religiously and taught to fear God and suffer for redemption. As he growing up, Hazel wished to be a preacher, to emulate his grandfather, but he loses his religious beliefs during the war. Ironically, he does become a preacher, but a preaching how Jesus is a lie, not a savior. Enoch Emery is a creature of habit and follows his “wise blood,” without self-control. His actions are controlled by his instincts in a very animalistic manner.
Edmund is feeling lonely and confused in the position where he is right now. He feels like he should not allow his fate giving by the gods to dictate the course of his life. He does not want to feel oppressed from obtaining that which he desires because he is as well rounded and as good as his brother Edgar, the legitimate son. In the second way of performing this monologue, Edmund will be having a low pitch because it will demonstrate a lack of enthusiasm which reflects back to Edmund feeling lonely and confused. Edmund says, “[…] my mind as generous, and my shape as true, as honest madam’s issue?
The social satire should be reflected in the costume pieces. I imagine the period of this piece to be set in the 1740s, but I may take some inspiration from the Baroque era. The major class difference will be between the lovers (and parents) to the maid and butler. The image of Sabine, Isabelle, and Clinton are ones that I need to pay close attention to. In my eyes, those three characters could steal the show.
Pi is a character that goes through changes dark and unforgettable events starts to occur in his life. He goes from following his beliefs and is happy who his with his life to a character who is scared and doesn’t know what to do. Through the course of events I have felt sympathy towards and sorrow towards Pi. He is a very interesting person who believes in many religions and practises them, but he is seen as a person that is very weird through the eyes of many, especially that of his family. His parents don’t like the idea that he follows different religions and even don’t like to talk about it.
He very strongly debates with her over the question of why he is not able to talk about his child as the husband, on the other hand, has accepted the death. Time has passed, and he might be more likely now to say, “That’s the way of the world,” than “The world’s evil.” He did grieve, but the outward indications of his sadness were quite different from those of his wife. Despite the man’s lack of unaccepted grief, he gives his best effort to sympathize with the woman.The man exclaiming “I will find out now - you must tell me dear.” is a confusing blend of harshness and reassurance. He demands to be explained with much applied authority yet he ends the sentence with a familiar and loving noun. At the same time, when the poet wrote “He said to gain time: ‘What is it you see,’”, his intentions of extending the time period can be associated with frustration and hurry.
It is in these bizarre acts that the others deem Meursault a stranger. His disregard for social constructions presents the views of the existentialist philosophy. Love is known to be deception by existential theory due to one’s desire to have someone else love him or her. Also, as mentioned before, Meursault’s conviction in God’s nonexistence makes him detached not only concerning death, but also to love, morals (Meursault also befriends his neighbor, who is also thought to be a pimp by others), and other basic human conceptions. When new friend-the pimp- asks for his help to embarrass his ex-girlfriend, Meursault again with any consideration agrees to something that would have normally been thought of as insane, and does not contemplate that there may be consequences for this agreement.
He is an antagonist of the story. He is deeply plagued by his consciousness about his immoral affair with Hester. He feels guilty because he is keeping the truth from his congregation and letting Hester suffer alone. He is a round character who is able to change in the end. He decides to redeem himself by confessing to the crowd in his last sermon.