In the “Tell-Tale Heart”, by Edgar Allen Poe, the cocky, excited, and defensive tones reflect his self-consciousness and how easily he turns to anger, irrationally. Poe’s diction heightens the cocky tone, which is seen as the narrator describes his foolproof plan. The narrator believes he can do anything “healthily” and “calmly” even though he admits to having the disease. He is proud of how “stealthily, stealthily” he planned the murder and “went boldly into the [old man’s] chamber, and spoke courageously”, so sure of himself that he even went into the man’s house. He cheerfully asks, “What had I to fear?” as he shows the police everywhere.
Crooks knows that Lennie is the kind of person who could sit there and take all of his outbursts. Crooks was harming Lennie on purpose for entertainment reasons plus the overall feeling of having power, which he felt like he did not have sense people disrespect him for being a person of color. Crooks used Lennie's disability for making himself feel better. He is without a doubt a perfect example of taking advantage of a person knowing they do not know better by reason of their
When Iago informs certain characters that he knows have fallen into his trap, the characters will not doubt what he has to say. While Iago fills the characters’ minds with lies, the characters will act according to the lies thinking he is honest. Although his lies are sometimes subtle it affects the Othello is one of the victims who believed Iago. You can already tell that Othello has been fooled when he calls him “a man [of] honesty and trust”. The audience already knows that Iago is a liar and loathes Othello, so the audience can tell when Iago is being two-faced and that Othello truly believes in him.
Now he calls the policemen villains, and that’s pretty ironic, because he’s the villain, right? The policemen have not done anything, but he thinks that they’re making fun of him. So he has this impression, and he always acts on his impressions, and unfortunately they’re wrong. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is not only the heartbeat that alerts the officers, it makes him reveal his crime of murder. As the table has been turn to the readers with the unexpected guilt and the dramatic close of the narrator's
Many books possess an evil character, a villain, however the villain normally helps to improve the story and create a depth to the plot. In the work Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck uses the character Curley to show that violence is never the answer. When introduced to anyone new, Curley has to threaten them, because he needs to showcase his role of leadership in the group. However if he showed them kindness instead, people wouldn’t see him as an angry person. For example, Candy warns George to distance himself from Curley, because he has a nasty temper and loves beating up big guys because he is not big.
Steinbeck develops this image because it portrays how Curley is intimidated by George and Lennie and, therefore, has menacing and bitter actions toward them without knowing them yet. To add on, Crooks finds it fun to make Lennie scared by asking him what if George does not come back from town. The narrator says, “Crooks pressed forward some kind of private victory… Crooks’ face lighted with pleasure in his torture” (Steinbeck 70). By continuing to frighten Lennie about losing George, his only friend, The image Steinbeck creates describes Crooks maliciousness by continuing to frighten Lennie about losing George, the only friend he has. Instead of stopping when he sees the terror he has brought to Lennie, Crooks finds joy in Lennie’s suffering.
As such, Dill functions as a sort of moral thermometer for the reader in understanding Maycomb. The readers are as unfamiliar with Maycomb as the readers are so Dill is a nice medium to pave the reader’s objective observations. He generally gives a clear insight into what needs to be observed or possibly the subtle things that he allows the readers to distinguish from other, less important details. He also provides an atmosphere in which conflicts can arise and progress the plot. As an individual, Dill is quite inimitable being an outsider within Maycomb due to his convenience in plot development, individuality, and behavior throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
All the incidents that follow fall into place making it easy for Othello to trust Iago’s lies. Thus, Iago has been described by critics as a director; although Iago should rather be described as a symbol of Satan, as he is sly and cunning in his ways, has selfish desires and will take any measure to achieve his goal, even murder. Iago is shown throughout the play to be the true mastermind behind an intricate plot to destroy his master, Othello, of which he is successful, but only through his characteristics, abilities and ingeniousness which allow him to take control of the direction of the
The essential aim of the humorist is to make sudden stunning exhibition and have an effect on the crowd through inconspicuous roundabout moving of individuals' feelings utilizing his own keenness. Amusingness is about force and control of the humorist as much as it is an arrival of anxious vitality of the gathering of people. A comic tries to hypnotize you and control your feelings through his jokes and funniness. You, the clueless group of onlookers joyfully offer into the startling quality, the sudden stunning exhibition of everything and stand enraptured under the force of the humorist, prepared to discharge your repressed apprehensive vitality through uncontrolled
Therefore turn and draw.” (3.1.67-68). Instead of accepting that Romeo did nothing to stir trouble at the party, Capulet ordered him to let romeo be, and the illegality of murder, (especially with the added death penalty placed on the montagues and capulets for disturbing verona’s peace), tybalt seeks out romeo with the intention of killing him. Next is mercutio, acting on his passion for his ego and a love of being cocky. Lo and behold that this action leads to his demise aswell. Nearly, if not every line spoken by Mercutio after the entrance of tybalt’s crew, is meant only to enrage and belittle them.
Lennie innocently chuckles at a joke made at Curley’s expense, because of Curley’s “Small Man Syndrome”, he Curley thinks he has to harass anyone that makes a joke at his expense. And in this case, he sought out Lennie, whom the biggest guy and he could tell he was vulnerable after the first punch when Lennie didn’t swing back. He
The only reason why the boss approved this was so Crooks could provide entertainment and amusment for the intoxicated raqnch workers. In other words Crooks is seen as a novelty. “Smitty took after the nigger.” “ ‘If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the nigger.’, He [Crooks] paused in relish of the memory.” Candy who is seemingly a harmless old man “relishes” in the thought of the stable buck being harmed and even smiles in delight at the
Then, Batman attempts to convince Catwoman to give up her costumed thievery, but the thrill is too great for her to give it up, and she feels a strong attraction for him. Batman responds that they will be at odds, because they are on opposite sides of the law. Frustratingly, she steals a kiss from him, and then claws his face. She claims the first round for herself, and then runs off. That was when that Catwoman fell in love with the mysterious vigilante of the night and it wouldn 't be the
He walks up and pretends to be her boyfriend to get the man to go away. Alex is immediately interested in the woman, Sara (Eva Mendes), after he gets the other man to go away and attempts to flirt with her. She shuts him down in a cute, “I’m interested but not desperate” way. This “I like you, I don’t like you” goes back and forth between Alex and Sara the whole movie. Sara ends up making Alex furious by writing a gossip column article about Alex’s career and shames him for everyone to read.
Finally, the personal take of Nabokov on the subject of tyranny has allowed him to produce a masterpiece such as Lolita in which the protagonist is a deranged man manipulating his audience into thinking that being a despot is not something to be ashamed of, but rather to embrace while it lasts. The novelist uses Humbert to demonstrate how powerfully persuasive tyrants can be while subtly leading his readership into not being seduced by the man (Schiller). Controversy was nonetheless bound to happen, but despite its repercussions, the gains are many as they allowed for an audience that is socially aware and critical of its interpretation of readings. All in all, Azar Nafisi was not wrong when he said that “the biggest crime in Nabokov 's 'Lolita