The prince sees the lives of his friends more important than other lives in the kingdom. From the text, the friends are "light-hearted," which refers to people who never really care much about others. Prospero never wants to rescue some of his friends who could question him on his inhumane acts. His “magnificent revel” also attests to his selfishness. It is unfortunate that Prospero was celebrating in the palace rather than mourning for his ordinary citizens who are dying from the Red Death (Roth 52).
Abusive father, criminal brother, one can imagine how Doug has a difficult life. Moving to Marysville, New York from Long Island, New York, Doug, the main character of Gary D. Schmidt’s Okay For Now, does not expect to have much to look forward to in his new life. Doug Sweiteck is used to only negative interactions with adults, but in Marysville he realizes that not all adults treat him like a criminal, the way he is used to. These warm-hearted people that show Doug the sympathy he desperately needs in his life include the teacher Mr. Ferris, librarian Mr. Powell, and company owner, Mr. Ballard. Mr. Ferris, Doug’s science teacher, talks to Doug in terms of science, but uses it to describe to Doug life lessons.
Her anguish and anger was relatable by the audience because her sorrow and grief symbolises an average woman of her time who would have reacted in a similar way after a loss of her husband. However she transforms herself into an evil master mind and labels her husband and his new wife as her enemy. Her pursuit of revenge and will of making 'corpses of three of her enemies' flips the whole scenario as well as her characteristics. By this time she becomes a distinct character and no longer remains a typical woman. This clearly shows the hidden strength of a woman which was suppressed by men.
Both the poem “Warren Pryor” by Alden Nowlan and the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr express a depressing tone. “Warren Pryor” is about a son who chooses a career that he dislikes in order to please his parents. “Harrison Bergeron” is about a dystopian society where excellence in any way is considered a disadvantage and inequality for others. In both texts, the protagonists all face the barrier of having their nature being stifled; however, the speaker in the poem chooses not to fight back for himself, while the majority in the short story is not even able to realize the barrier that they face. In the poem, the speaker Warren Pryor is under the pressure and high expectation of his parents that he has to choose to work
Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
Abigail believes throughout the plot that John Proctor was her only love because she had an affair with him and that the jealousy she had toward Elizabeth would soon come to an end. Abigail is the most despicable character in "The Crucible" because she is extremely manipulative and revengeful by making unethical decisions
But however John is able to redeem himself, and change himself for the better. As once he was a immature selfish man he’s able to transform into a decent and more morally sound one. In the beginning of the play, John seems to only look out for number one, himself; he gives into times of temptation with Abigail and does not pity his wife and mother of his children when the affair is brought to light. In contrast, when he hangs, he does so for the sake of Elizabeth and his children. When speaking of his family, Proctor says, “I blacken all of them when this is nailed to the church the very day they hang for silence” (143).
His character has a high social status by having a good reputable name and being a landowner. John is shown to be a good but not too good of a character by having an affair with Abigail Williams, not knowing the ten commandments, and not going to church often. Finally, the audience feels pity for him for saving others, but leaving his family to do so. John Proctor follows the basic archetype of a tragic hero. Every story has it’s own types of archetype.
To give one example of manipulation, Flannery O'Connor, Georgia State author of "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", writes that "You wouldn't shoot a lady, would you?"(421). The grandmother is trying to make the misfit vulnerable, even though he has already killed everyone but her. She's begging the misfit for her life. Every one of those people would still be alive if it was not for the grandmother. She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways.
Her ultimate revenge is to kill their own children. The theme is revenge because the whole play is about how Medea 's anger leads to her murder their own children to avenge her husband. The play begins with the Amman have a conversation with yourself about how she wished that Medea had never moved to Corinth, that is where the play is played out. Amman is afraid of what Medea will do to itself but especially toward her children which she is unable to look at because they remind her of her husband, Jason, who has had an affair with the daughter of the Greek King. Medea, the protagonist, is a woman driven by extreme emotions and extreme behaviors.