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. A perfect example of this complex is when Spunk faces Lena and tells her, "ah'll git the lumber foh owah house to-morrow... when youse inside don't forgit youse mine, an' let no other man git outa his place wid you!"(Hurston).
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 a well-founded member in the dockworkers’ community. 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.
In the beggining, Rev. Hale was very enthusiastic and informative, coming off as an expert who knows what he is doing. At this point, however, Rev. Hale comes off as hysterical and full of guilt, feeling the weight of the deaths he has caused. By act four, Rev.
He loves Big Daddy and to tell him the news while he is on his death time would leave Brick to the thought of Big Daddy dying in disappointment through his son. 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.
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
This is why he was able to spout his hypocrisy on others. 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
Bull is a child himself and cannot stand to lose. 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
He began to understand the distinction between his own rights and wrongs on his own and questioned “the use you learning to do right, when it’s troublesome to do right and aint no trouble to do wrong” (69). 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).