Firstly, Sheila does not pay attention to her father because she was too busy “admiring her ring” which highlights that Sheila is forced to show respect. Secondly, within this part of the play Gerald has only one line and that is “I believe you’re right, sir” conveying that he is only trying to be polite and truly does not mean it. Thirdly, Eric tries to challenge his father by questioning Birling – “what about war?”, which evokes the feeling that Eric does not respect his father. Finally, after Mr Birling has a huge speech, Mrs Birling rises and “the others rise”. This makes the audience realise that Mrs Birling truly has all the power which makes the audience pity Birling, he cannot be an authoritive figure because of how childish and conceited he
The mainstay figure of the short story, "Spunk," whom the story is named after, offers a unique example of the believable, appropriate, and curiously unlikable character. Being a flat character, Spunk thinks of himself as the most dominant man in town which fuels his arrogance, as well as his ego, as shown when he says, "...the dirty sneak shoved me... he didn't dare come to my face"(Hurston). This exemplifies Spunk's firm belief that he is the most powerful man not only between him and Joe Kanty, but between him and the rest of the world. Due to his superiority complex, Spunk exhibits a thirst for control.
Reverend Parris is a self centered man who care only about himself and his reputation. When he talks to Abigail he show how worried he is about his reputation by saying “I must know it now, for surely my enemies will, and they will ruin me with it. ”(Miller, 170). This shows how self centered he is because he is only worried about his enemies ruining
He is also poor and is trying to earn a living doing menial labor, whereas the proletarian hero is usually regarded as an unemployed hobo or tramp. Like an antihero, Malloy is disagreeable and aggressive. However, he overcomes his dishonesty, which is seen when he tells both Edie Doyle and Father Barry about his involvement in Joey Doyle’s death. Furthermore, he has nothing to gain by telling either of them the truth; in fact, he only stands to lose his budding romance with Edie. He also acts morally a second time by testifying against Friendly
The Crucible is a play centered around the Salem Witch Trials, which the author uses to reflect on human nature. Rev. Hale is an expert in witchcraft from Beverly, a town near Salem, and starts off by assisting the court in judging those accused. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Rev. Hale changes from feeling confident and justified in his beliefs to feeling uncertainty and guilt about what he has done through his manner, how he is portrayed, and his views of the trials. In Act One of The Crucible, Rev. Hale’s current demeanor, portrayal, and views are revealed.
Denial through himself is the hardest fight to win, and Brick is losing. He denies himself for the sake of others trying to please everyone around him instead of taking it and making himself happy. He does not want to feel the disappointment through his family, and he does not want to break Maggie 's heart. All the denial makes life harder than what it should be, and makes one and more people unhappy. Denial will get one nowhere in life, but only further behind in the race one calls
209-211). In this scene, Creon is arguing with his son, who does not believe Antigone has to die for disobeying his father, but Creon is so power hungry he is willing to suppress anyone who is against him, even his son’s fiance. Good people suffer, because rulers like Creon are ruthless tyrants, they are power hungry and will not listen to anyone who disagrees with their
And since he is an arrogant man, and was rich since birth, he likely has established a feeling of entitlement that feeds into his greed. Overall, Tom Buchanan is not an admirable
This is a sign of immaturity because of the way he treats his family, it disgusts his family but they refuse to do anything because of how much love they have for him. The love his family has for him stops them from taking everything he says personally so instead they deal with the
I believe one can decipher their own values, even if everyone thinks differently. Huck negated the public by feeling a dedication to his own beliefs and deciding his own morals. To emphasize the anxiety of living as an outsider in the community, Colonel Sherburn yelled, “Why don’t your juries hang murderers? Because they’re afraid the man’s friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark” (110). Nobody wants to be the one disagreeing with everyone else for the reason it puts a target on their back as the odd one out.
They were expected to observe his covenant and laws, to defend the nation and take part in hostile war when esteemed essential, and to manage the general population with justice and righteousness. This was not seen in Herod the Great. The reality of the matter is that Herod was a ruler who conveyed wealth to Judea, making the nation more acculturated and unquestionably more delightful because of the majority of the developments. Despite the great things he had done, he was a man of indiscriminate cruelty, with an ungovernable temper and a contempt of justice. His qualifications as a king did not meet what the old testament had desired, a king who had to be of that nation and divinely chosen by the people and God.
A man beloved by the common folk and despised by the wealthy and politically affluent. A former traveling salesman Huey Long knew how to energize the people with lofty promises of “making every man a king”, pension reform, and occasionally racial tolerance. However, Long was greatly admonished by members of the CPUSA like Sender Garlin, who viewed him as a racist authoritarian or worse an American Mussolini. Ultimately, Long is a man ripe with contradictions,
On March of 2003, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Collins gave over a speech to his troops of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment before they left to invade Iraq. It was a powerful address aiming to invigorate and rev his soldiers up to fight. Along with his pep talk, he laced in warning and boundaries for what the troops can and can not do. Lieutenant Collins’ goal was to persuade them to fight and be successful, but not to commit wrongs while fighting. He even sets up the scene to make his words more dramatic and powerful, by placing his right hand on his kukri and stretching his left hand out, showing off his expensive watch.