In Jin Ha’s short story “Saboteur”, a man named Mr. Chiu is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit and is unreasonably punished. He is imprisoned unjustly and is forced to admit his wrongdoing, but he maintains his innocence and refuses to take part in the police department’s deceit. Eventually the police department’s lies and cruelty drives Mr. Chiu to seek revenge. Ha develops characterization through the use of methods of characterization, character traits, and the significance of the character 's traits to illustrate how the abuse of political power ultimately leads to the deterioration of humanity in a person. Ha utilizes the method of characterization to demonstrate how the abuse of political power leads to insurgence.
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is considered an evil or decent man. John Proctor should not be considered evil but should only be looked upon as a nice and conservative man. Proctor is a man who is selfish rather than selfless and not necessarily a bad selfish either. Proctor cares about his own views and does not really care about the lives of others. This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because of the way he acts.
What a terrible thing for a man to believe! Since when is dishonesty a group characteristic? You have no monopoly on the truth!” (16). Juror Nine’s defense indicates that he is a very honest and open person who is still reposeful after being provoked by Juror Ten.
Being driven to take on his horrible actions the reader can see that General Zaroff loves the rush of how he does things. The look of General Zaroff may have a tendency to appear to a person as bizarre. General Zaroff’s appearances draw mostly to his bloody looking lips that help hide his piercing teeth in his mouth. Seeing the traits of General Zaroff appear to be quite ironic to the reader being that he is trying to resemble a killing beast. With the story continuing, the reader can assure that the traits of General Zaroff are correct for his purposes of sick pleasure.
In the book Golding argues that human violence is inherent and when there are no rules the violence within one is brought out. Violence corrupts society because irrational decisions are being made out of anger and fear. At first, in the novel, rules are put in place and there is some order to the way the boys do things, they have a leader. Eventually the fear in everyone comes out and creates a culture of violence. An specific example of violence corrupting society is when the boys become hunters end up killing Simon because they want to think he is the beast.
Victor’s dream and admirations was to infuse life into a lifeless Creature. Victor believes he is above all else, that he must be the one that can relate with and be G-d. Victor and the Creature both share that common bond: to be the final answer. In Victor’s case it is to make the impossible possible. In the the Creature’s case it is to be the judge, jury, and executioner. Later in the book the Creature finds himself in great happiness: “I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet.
While Iago has resentment to othello for not promoting him othello cannot see him as untrustworthy, Because of this othello never questioned him. Iago is good at manipulating people to do his bidding even if they don’t reason this. An example is when Cassio followed Iago advice and petition Desdemona to get othello to forgive Cassio for his mistake. Iago uses that to make Othello wrongfully read this event as deception– Ha!
He also is not guilty because he cannot tell the difference between fantasy and reality, and he cannot control his own morals. So, why not give this man a second chance? Everyone deserves
In Crime and Punishment Raskolnikov, a rationalistic nihilist, once proud and haughtly, learnt humility and compassion through suffering and the love of Sonia. Never proud and haughtly like Raskolnikov, Sonia belonged to the ‘meek type’ of character, and was the symbol of crushed and suffering humanity. Raskolnikov imagined himself to be an extraordinary man, not to be governed by conventional rules of society and morality. According to Dostoyevsky, “there is no reason, but only reasoners; behind every rational formula there is a formulator; behind every generalization there is generalizer” (Dostoyevsky, quoted in The Encyclopedia Philosophy,
Chapter 4. “I am not a killer, Ender said to himself over and over. I am not peter. No matter what Graff says, I’m not. I was defending myself.”
George’s actions towards Lennie are seemingly cruel; therefore, it is understandable why one would be unwilling to condone his actions. However, despite the immutable cruelty of taking someone’s life, George does this to Lennie out of love and care for him. This is demonstrated by George’s understanding of the lack of alternate options. When Steinbeck’s character, Slim, says to George, “S’pose they lock him up an’ strap him down and put him in a cage” (97), to George, Steinbeck is assuring the reader that George is aware of every other possible outcome of the situation.
When Jones realizes what is happening, he is immediately offended and takes matters into his own hands. His reaction to the situation that he is put in is to shoot the auctioneer; therefore, wasting yet another precious bullet. In the end, Jones wastes every bullet, even his lucky silver bullet. Because he was a liar, cheater, and scammer, the people that he deceived to gain the title of Emperor created a coup.
Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood, effectively explores the effects of the Clutter family’s unexpected murder on the small community of Holcomb, Kansas. This unexpected murder had lasting and detrimental effects on the people of the town. Having been in Kansas during the time the trials and court cases had been executed, Capote observed that the murder had destroyed the community’s sense of trust, shattered their image of the American Dream, and prompted them to reevaluate their stance on the death penalty. The sudden murder of the Clutter family played a huge role in shaking the foundation of trust that had been built up throughout the years in the small town of Holcomb.