Alexander DeLarge is portrayed as the main antihero in the novel A Clockwork Orange. Although Alex has a good family and he is intelligent he still chooses to act like a delinquent knowing that it is wrong (Burgess 38). Alex’s delinquent activities lead him to betrayal, imprisonment and suffrage. His egotistical personality is what lead him to be despise by everyone around him. Alexander DeLarge can never truly be changed, as his character is flawed by his inability to feel any compassion for anyone.
She told him that the townspeople were too afraid of him to speak up. Many of the townspeople truly believed she did the right thing by her brother but even though they felt she did not deserve punishment, they still could not defend her. Antigone made everyone see they had a corrupt leader. Even Haimon, Creon’s son and her fiance, is against her punishment then, after he attempted to have his father see reason, Haimon stabbed himself. In the end, Antigone was put in a vault in the forest as her punishment.
Many times the town people question her about who the father of the child is, but never does she give up his name because she knows the man must accept his sin himself, not by her. Hester could have killed herself because of the judgment and shame brought upon her because of her actions, but amazingly she stays strong and graciously accepts her punishment. A specific example displaying her strength appears through her lover Dimmesdale, who carries guilt for
As a Puritan minister, he was well respected among the community. What they didn’t know, however, was that he was the culprit behind Hester 's adultery. Due to the lack of discipline received from the community, Dimmesdale ”loathed his miserable self”(99). The townspeople would never reprimand him, thus his guilt made him despise himself. Dimmesdale would also inflict pain upon himself using a “bloody scourge ”(99).
Isaiah 59:8 illustrates, "The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths. " Clearly, Scripture recognizes the existence of flaws of the behavior in man. Injustice comes in many forms. Racism, prejudice, false judgment, and stereotyping are all skewed perceptions. These distortions spill over into behaviors and human interactions, often resulting in the suffering of the innocent.
On the other hand, Antigone may be prideful, but not like her father; instead she is more arrogant towards her actions that she thinks is just. For instance, in the illegal act of burying her brother, Antigone doesn’t show any guilt as to committing the offence, she instead tells her uncle “I should have praise and honor for what I have done. All these men here would praise me were their lips not frozen shut with fear of you.” This is a bold statement said by Antigone as she tells her uncle that he is wrong, for leaving her brother unburied and that she acted in virtue not haste for what he had done. In saying this Antigone shows that she is prideful in what she had done and that others will agree with her upon it.
Kafka originally wrote the family as being morally disconnected and disengaged with normal family feelings. They were so disengaged they did not even see anything wrong with the way they are treating Greor. His family, the people that he loved unconditionally, were the ones abused him. His father would hit him hard with newspapers and a walking stick, even causing injuries. Any type of bullies, whether an adult or child can dehumanize others through abusive measures.
(doc 7) Men were never punished for their dreadful acts on female slaves. Most wives knew of their husband’s actions, but did little to stop them. The infidelity of their husbands made them jealous of the slave woman, so they did nothing to protect them against their husbands. Black and lower class females were instructed to imitate the practices of the Cult of Domesticity and Republican motherhood, but often could not due to their low social and economic
Scout, the main protagonist of to kill a mockingbird, evolved from being innocent and oblivious to the racial injustices that were prevalent in the town of which she lived. Throughout the course of the novel racial injustice was a very large theme, although scout herself might have been completely oblivious to it. A good example was when the gang led by Mr. Cunningham was going to lynch Tom Robinson, for the rape of Mayella Ewell, without due process of the law for the simple reason of his complexion.
Truman Capote wrote the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood with the accounts from the murderers and investigators of the Clutter family. As Capote grew up, he found himself neglected by his mother and father. Because his mother and father often neglected him, he spent much of his young life with his mother’s relatives. While Capote was young, his mother often made fun of him for being “different” than other children. Although Capote faced many hardships throughout his early life, he was able to overcome them and attain a successful writing career.
Tom Robinson- An innocent man shattered by evil. Tom Robinson only went on to Ewell property to help Mayla. He had no malicious intent and was known to many as a kind, thoughtful man. But, because of the evil of the Ewells and racism, he lost his life for a crime he did not commit.
He needed to protect the innocent, because if he didn’t “[he] couldn’t hold up [his] head in the town, [he] couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, [he] couldn’t even tell [Scout] or Jem not to do something again” (100). Mr. Finch was an honest, considerate, and honorable man, who led the society down the right path and provided goodness to Maycomb County, just like a mockingbird. Mockingbirds pleasure people with their marvelous melodies and show no harm towards others. Arthur Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch are all tormented and face being “shot down” by immoral thoughts that were permanently branded into the townspeople’s minds.
However at the end it’s clear that the reader’s reaction can change when she has the conversation with the Misfit, she repeatedly says “I know you’re a good man... You wouldn’t shoot a lady”(14-15), because the reader know thinks that she really is selfish but she’s also ignorant and petty. The only reason that the grandmother is saying positive things about the misfit is because her life is at risk and the second part of the quote shows that she cares about herself and doesn 't ask if he would kill all the family. It shows all her pettiness making the reader think “No wonder why June Star wants her dead”. This is the grandmother’s characteristics of being selfish, ignorant, petty and etc but underneath all the evil that the grandmother has there can be some good things in her just like the