In Dostoevsky novel, Notes from Underground, it involves the tormenting thoughts of a bitter antisocial man living in St.Petersburg, Russia. The Underground Man writes down his contradictory thoughts to describe his isolation from society. In his moments of solitude and isolation, he becomes corrupted by the power of spite. He does not give much thought how being spiteful will affect his life because he is an intelligent man. The act of being intelligent does not satisfy him, rather he uses his intelligence as a mechanism to make others feel as though they are incompetent to him.
Unlike his other Danish legendary hero counterparts, Hamlet has no courage and no honor. Hamlet hopes to find his uncle” When he is drunk, or in his rage, or in th’ incestuous pleasure of his bed.”(3.4.95) He not only wants Claudius to be helpless, but to also be denied entry into heaven. This decision to hide in the shadows for the perfect moment, is cowardly and ridiculous. Hamlet is favored by the people, so wouldn’t it make sense to turn the people against Claudius? This is actually one of the reasons why Claudius is unable to punish Hamlet, because “Why to a public count I might not go, Is the great love the general gender bear him who, dipping all his faults in affection.” (4.7.20-21) The people favor Hamlet even after he wrongly murdered Polonius.
By understanding that Tom was kind to Miss Mayella and innocent of raping her because Bob Ewell hurt her, the reader knows that Tom is like a mockingbird. He was unjustly imprisoned and died, even though he only wanted to help Miss Mayella. He acted like how a mockingbird wants to sing just to provide happiness, therefore it is a sin to kill
Essay #2 The life you save may be your own The story “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” is written by an American writer and essayist called Flannery O’Connor, who is an important figure for the American literature. The origin of the author is from the southern part of America and largest part of the time she uses the Southern Gothic style. Very often she relies on the grotesque characters, just like Mr. Shiftlet in this story, which originate from the Southern Gothic style. The author describes the protagonist as a humorous character, despite his tries to look as a smart guy and expression of his charisma, his southern accent and the words he says make no sense; qualities that turn him into the humorous character he is. Author’s humor is
154). It is almost shocking to hear a fellow human speak about another in such a disregarding manner. The words he chose might be a bit more understandable if he knew the sad old man, personally in a negative way, but he did not. All the waiter thought of the old man, was that he was an inconvenience. The cynical waiter didn 't even pause to think what the deaf old man could have been going through that might have led to his attempted suicide.
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”, a quote from alexander pope 's an essay on criticism. Fools often engage in reckless and rash behavior. This can frequently be mistaken for the heroic traits of selfless and courageousness. This is the case in the novel the pearl. Kino plays the fool in John Steinbeck 's The Pearl because Kino blindly trusts the people and things around him, assumes The Pearl itself will solve all of his problems, and does not think his actions through.
Wickham manages to turn a majority of the characters in the novel against Mr. Darcy. He shapes the story into a cry for pity for himself due to the wrongdoings done to him by Darcy. Somehow, Mr. Darcy remains the better man, refusing to let his anger overtake him and in the end acting as a savior to the Bennett family name. Although he was never deceived himself, Mr. Darcy takes the hits from Mr. Wickham’s deception of others. Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice, pulls on the heartstrings of readers, sending them on a rollercoaster of emotions and sympathy for first Mr. Wickham and then Mr.
This is the fate and destiny of human being. We don’t have choice. Either make the world a little bit better or make the world a little bit worse and this is the choice. If one goes into society, a nausea and dark adult society, in order to survive or for any shameful reasons, then he puts the world becoming more disgusted and darker. If there is one who does not do any harms to other people and spends his entire life to fight the unfair and irrational things surrounding him, to take care of his family and friends, maybe when he past, there is no fame and no fortune, does his life change the world?
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.
Finally, Twain mirrors the flaws of his own self-centered 19th century society through the world of his fictional book. In Huckleberry Finn, lying is a self-serving act that everybody does. Despite the idea that many readers see Huck as a moral sinner, he ultimately lies for his own self-interest and protection. With Huck as the narrator, the reader is more likely to sympathize with him and his motives and agree with his thoughts and morals. But, if Twain told the story from the perspective of a character whom Huck portrays negatively, the reader could realize that his or her motives are similar to those of Huck.