Falstaff is a character who represents the perspective of those who do not have a side or a reason to fight. Falstaff appears as one who does not care about anything, but truly he is mindful because he knows there is nothing worth for him to care about giving him no purpose to develop any class or respect for others. He represents the lifestyle Hal runs away to and stands as friend and father for Hal. Even in their immature adventures or Hal’s moments of greatness, Falstaff has an underlying lesson towards Hal to not forget what or who truly
If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault. Daisy could not handle the dream that Gatsby tried to force upon her, and in the end, this made Daisy choose Tom. Gatsby’s green light was never something that he could reach, no matter how hard he struggled and fought. The people he wanted to include in his dream did not hold up to his high
The loss of innocence does not limit to the permanent loss of an innate human quality, however; it can also be a physical loss. Tom Robinson is forced to give up on his innocence, but unlike Jean-Louise, he does not manage to adapt to the cruelty of the world and refuses to accept it, naively believing that if he escape it and leave it behind, it will turn untrue. Similarly to Boo Radley, the burden of the reality is too heavy for the characters to carry and they get crushed under its weight. Tom and Arthur embody the nature of innocence, which refuses to let go until the very last moment and is therefore, either murdered or forcefully kept hidden from the public eye. It is from those characters the reader learns that innocence is precious and fragile
Then, they go on a journey of self realization to improve their insight and morals. This makes Roark an unrealistic man because he starts out with that self realization, he doesn't need to have some sort of epiphany to find his morals.Throughout The Fountainhead, one main theme is Howard Roark’s exceptional moral and practical qualities. But these exceptional qualities are not something he gains throughout the book, these qualities were already present. His lack of flawed character causes him to seem surreal. A man does not realistically have perfect morals and intelligence, no one is that pure.
I think he would’ve rejected it immediately, but he knows that while some things are looked down upon, the things that they were doing during his time were just as bad. This man was known for taking everything in, and although he was a skeptic he never passed judgment on others. He knew that although he was firm in his beliefs that others thought, and acted differently. So, if presented with the Mayan games he would understand how that fit into their culture, and overall life style. He says it perfectly himself when he says, I do not share that common error of judging another by myself.
It’s because the world he lives in has affected him in such a way to be like this. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, certain devices weigh down the main character in order to equalize him with the others. This short story is dystopian; an offshoot to Orwell’s utopian world. Winston too is weighed down by his own society; he is forced to be a lesser version of himself, all for Big Brother. They don’t do anything to physically change him, but if he is thought to break the rules or is simply too smart for his own good, off to the Ministry of Love.
Ayn Rand’s character Howard Roark possesses a strong devotion to his title as a creator who refuses to let his work or himself reflect the world and rather lets the world reflect him. His persistency comes across (reword) unrealistic to people as his capability to not let his true human spirit to be compromised by the world, people’s collective opinions, and societal norms is perceived as unattainable by people. A true expression of oneself, whether it be through music, writing, architecture, or any other forms of art, has never failed to become tainted and impressioned upon by society; Roark’s second employer Henry Cameron understood the importance of a man’s true ideas without the presence of worldly influence, how an idea kept protected
Early in the book, he refuses to learn about things that he is not interested in, representing his close mindedness; but, after his adventures, he is definitely not as close minded. Identifying these traits helps describe Huck’s identity. He takes risks, but not before thinking thoroughly about his actions. He is stubborn and sticks to his own opinions. However, he is also curious about things he is interested in, like Jim’s hairball, or the good and bad place, showing how different aspects of someone’s character can contradict each
Chappie faced many disappointments during his life, and yet he was still able to continue hoping that things would get better. This ability to hope for better redeems Chappie in the eyes of the reader. It is important to have this quality as Chappie starts off as a very unsympathetic character, but with his ability to continue moving forward, the reader is able to do the same with the character. The issue with categorizing Chappie as an anti-hero lies in the fact that he does not do anything that would make him a hero instead of the protagonist that he is. He isn't working for any goal or ideal at any point in the story.
He has the nice house, cars, family, and money. Although he has everything he still decides that it is not enough for him and gets with Myrtle. This shows just how selfish Tom really is as he does not care about his wife’s feelings or his family dynamic. His version of the American dream is to make himself happy and anyone else’s feelings simply do not
Because Meursault shut himself away from any outside emotions and didn’t care what choice he took, it became the downfall of him. All of those choices, of him taking the easy way out, could have ended up taking a different route, but because Meursault is a stranger to himself and to his life, his inability own up to what he has done was his flaw. That one choice made an incredible difference in Meursault’s life and he did nothing to stop it, as if he weren’t really there, like he wasn’t in control of his actions or of his thoughts. In a way, Meursault’s character is very similar to that of Hamlet. Both of their fatal flaws is there overthinking about life and in Meursault’s case his emotionless approach on life.
Ish’s reason to leave Milt and Ann is that they “were city-dwellers, and when the city died, they would hardly survive without it” (75). Ish knows that Milt and Ann will not survive without the city but he does not have any cold hard facts to base his assumptions off of which always leaves him wondering if he’s made the right decision. When Ish was uncertain about his loathing towards Charlie, he looked towards Ezra for his opinion. When he saw that Ezra was also questioning Charlie, “Ish felt himself both reassured and justified” (233). Ish does not even trust his own decisions because there are no facts up front for him to see how he made his assumption.