In Bartleby’s case, he allowed himself to get too emotional to the point that he harmed himself. Similarly, wing did that too. He let his fear stand in the way. Although in his case people were to blame for the most part because they were the ones who took his innocence and his dream away based on false accusations. But still, he stood helplessly and didn’t resist and that was predictable and unpredictable from him at the same time.
The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness. The fact that Creon’s stupidity led to the ‘slaying and dying’ of his loved ones, this is positive in that it ensures that the change will be lasting, and his mistakes will not be repeated. Consequences and losses help ensure that people will remedy their flawed qualities, and that the sacrifices of the people involved in rebellion are not in
O’Brien wants to follow through with his plan of revenge on Bobby however his morals prevent him from doing what he truly wants to do. This is shown when O’Brien says, “Jorgenson blinked and tried to smile. Oddly I almost felt sympathy for him”(O’Brien 189). This shows that even though O’Brien wants badly to hate Bobby, he cannot because his morals are getting in the way of his true feelings. This dilemma relates to morality because in the end, O’Brien decides to make the right decision and not get revenge on Bobby; instead just scare him a
What Lennie did showed the had was courageous. He knew what he was doing was wrong, but had to stand up for himself because he was hurt. In today's society people could be very judgemental of a person having a mental disability. What Lennie did was to prove that people shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Anyone could show courageous no matter how different people are from one another.
He has a natural sense of right and wrong. For example, he understands that treating people with disrespect and unloyalty is wrong, and keeping promises and staying true to his word is right. He consistently stays true to his friends, because he believes that that’s the right thing to do. Furthermore, Huckleberry Finn felt guilty when Muff Potter would thank him, which shows that Huck is not completely lawless and has his own set of morals. Huckleberry can also sense when someone is not a good person.
Why is doing something that is expected of us make us feel remorse? Let’s put it this way, if someone told you to hurt someone or they would hurt you, you would probably do it, but you would still feel horrible. Why you feel this way is because you have still done something you think it wrong. Nathan believes that the movement of the stone man was wrong and was something he shouldn 't have done. Yet, not everyone saw the stone man in this light.
To the Puritans, they believed in collective guilt and that one should repent for their sinful actions till their death; they viewed sin as a socially unacceptable crime. Hawthorne himself agrees with the idea of ‘doctrine of original sin,’, however, he opposes to the Puritanical traditional thinking and suggests how sin is an educative effect that alters one into an incomparable wise figure before the ‘sinful’ act (Mills 97).“‘Among all its bad influences, the black veil had the one desirable effect of making its wearer a very efficient clergyman. By the aid of his mysterious emblem---for there was no other apparent cause---he became a man of awful power over souls that were in agony for sin”’ (Hawthorne 262). Through the use an awe tone, Hawthorne illustrates how the effect of the veil has transformed Minister Hooper into a more effective minister than before. From the words that provide the perception of awe, ‘efficient,’ ‘mysterious,’and ‘awful,’ it depicts a sense of reverential respect yet incorporated fear within it.
Huckleberry recognizes lying is be immoral, yet does so Jim can escape. Huckleberry tries to convince himself Miss Watson does not deserve the loss of her
An example of this is when in the play he is trying to save his people, but makes it clear that he must know who his true self is before doing so. Additionally, he doesn’t even realize that he is a murderer, which exemplifies the fact that he does not know his true self. If he knew his true self, he would not act as he has not done anything wrong. These specific examples show that determination is the classic example of a man whose central problem is that he does not know himself. Additionally, hubris can be translated as excessive pride.
How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (Miller 153). This quote truly demonstrates Proctors character as a whole, as he is willing to be hung for the sake of proving his worth to the court. Specifically, Proctor knows he is truly innocent, and wants to make the courts aware of his innocence. His unwillingness to confess to witchcraft, is because of his personal beliefs regarding reputation.