Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
O'Brien then shows them that they are both wrong at the end and that everything Winston did is the worst type of crime. Not only does his crimes have material consequence, but he loses the one thing he had kept safe throughout, his freedom. Winston may not be a hero to the people, not even close, but he wanted to be one. However, he was trying to be a hero to himself, give himself his own freedom. He spoke the truth at the end due to the O'Brien's torture and the mind control, he always knew this would be the outcome from his diary entries, the conversations with Julia and his observations of Jones.
Many great crime movies and shows make us question the idea that anyone who operates on the wrong side of the law is inherently evil. The Sopranos is no exception, as it delves into the life of New Jersey crime patriarch Tony Soprano. Tony is more of a tragic character than an evil one, and his tragic flaw is his extreme loyalty to his crime family, despite recognizing its moral flaws. This flaw however does not absolve him of his misdeeds. One of the characteristics often associated with an evil person is a lack of remorse for their actions.
His intense devotion to God in the Puritan society, along with his fear of being ostracized, makes him favor keeping his role of leadership in the church over his conscience, which tells him to own up to his sins. This is mentally very unhealthy for Dimmesdale, which leads to self-abuse from his guilty conscience. Dimmesdale uses a “bloody scourge” and fasted in order to “torture, but could not purify himself” (121). Not only did Dimmesdale whip himself, he almost killed himself through torture only in order to try and subdue the guilt that he could never get rid of. He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel.
Often, people react differently to misfortunes some tend to avoid the sorrow; some would speak up while some will mourn. In his novel Slaughterhouse-five, Kurt Vonnegut depicts the inhumanity and danger associated with turning away from discomfort (Tang). As such, Kurt introduces Billy, an individual suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after the Dresden bombing, to illustrate the devastating effects of war. From the human perspective, it’s often simple to ignore tragedies, for instance, the occurrence of death. However, Kurt emphasizes on the need to confront misfortunes.
According to Charles Mccardel“ He withholds the truth, but finally admits to his transgression. He does this partly to ease his conscience, but also (he hopes) to save his hide and protect his loved ones amid a witch hunt that's running out of control.” Even though he tells Elizabeth what he had done with Abigail without her having to find out through somebody else she does not trust him anymore. It hurts her so bad it is hard for her because what she thought was a good, loving, caring man actually turns out to be a no good cheater. He tries to make up for what he did through the years. No matter what he did she could never fully trust him , it could never be like it use to be.
Although the narrator of “No Ordinary Joe” has views that one can make ill advised decisions that can be detrimental to one’s character. It states , “Lemarkits said he had been tortured by the thought that he got to live and Harry didn’t...Lemarkits got out of jail for distributing cocaine”. This quote shows how a person made an ill advised decision and it had an affect on his character, but when one looks at people of high caliber like the
He demonstrated that the philosophy promoted complacency, excused evil acts, and did not explain consecutive tragedies. When characters were complacent in the midst of disaster due to the philosophy, people died. Also, the ideas from the philosophy also justified evil acts which allowed for men to behave violently, and gave them the opportunity to harm other people. The unexplained misfortunes resulted in a loss of belief system and left people in emotional turmoil. The philosophy resulted in physical and emotional damage, indicating that Leibniz’s theodicy of optimism was not only incorrect but also
At first, the narrator was the one causing others to feel this way, scaring Daniel Russell with its true visage before paralyzing him and summoning enough pain to kill him, only causing the narrator slight head pain and fatigue. The narrator is easily able to shrug off the pain and watch someone else suffer without blinking an eye. However, in the chapter “The violet”, the hosts, or the senior Vonnadorians commanding the narrator, cause it extreme pain because it was deviating from their original plan. The narrator saw it as a warning, to discourage it from becoming attached. In “The possibility of pain”, the narrator discovers that Gulliver is getting beat up when he comes home with bruises.
If he hadn’t stopped, there could have been a terrible accident. The bathroom bombing incidents are a good reflection of John’s personality because he seems almost proud of his bad deeds. John Conlan is an irresponsible character that cares more about living than he does about other people. I’ve gone through the experience of having friends that are really irresponsible and I’ve had to deal with the consequences of it. It’s better to be friends with someone like John because a friend like John will end up getting you in trouble like he did in The Pigman.