She tells Dorian: “You are more to me than all art can ever be” (63; ch. 7). Unlike Dorian, Sibyl chose reality over art, denying the credos of the new hedonism, “which dictates an aesthetic detachment from the sordid realities of daily existence” (“Overview: The Picture of Dorian Gray”). Without Sibyl’s art, her acting, she is nothing to Dorian, and thus no longer fulfills a purpose in Dorian’s aesthetic life, so he breaks off their engagement (Duggan). Dorian’s careless cruelty not only causes Sibyl to commit suicide, but it was also the first amoral act that caused his portrait to transfigure.
Gatsby “paid a high price for living too long with a single dream” because the longer he held onto his unconditional love for Daisy the more distorted his perception of her became. The more Gatsby longed and was apart from Daisy the more idealized his perception became of her to the point that Daisy’s identity in Gatsby’s mind transcended who she is as a person: “it had gone beyond her, beyond everything.” Thus, Gatsby sets himself up for utter disappointment as he destines Daisy to “tumbled short of his dreams” because of the “colossal vitality of his illusion”of her. Nevertheless, Gatsby still attempts to preserve his illusion of her because by insisting that she claim she never loved Tom, however, this does not come to pass. Thus, Fitzgerald expresses why idealization is the most deleterious aspect of unconditional love because “it is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own power of adjustment.” Illusions can be broken so easily, and so the joy and importance they once exuded dissipates just as easily. Fitzgerald also conveys this belief through the existence of the green light.
It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved any one except me..." Gatsby speaks with a declaration, but it is also tinged with a love of the past, and what that past might have meant in his own mind, another vision of the "Platonic conception of self." ( Fitzgerald 34). Gatsby declares to Tom about how Daisy never loved him, and she
I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame.” Using “blazoned” describes how other men would display their lesser side prominently and vividly, whereas in comparison Dr. Jekyll “hides them.” This shows us the vast difference between Dr.Jekyll 's opinion,a dn the opinions of the majority of man. “Morbid” projects Dr. Jekyll’s disturbing thoughts, degregrading himself. This gives the reader the impression that the darker side appears as a foul excess which Jeckyll wishes to completely get rid of. “Shame” furthers our understanding of this, as it tells us that he is ashamed of having a dark side. This can also mean that Jekyll has mental self-esteem issues, as he criticizes himself over something that is natural and occurs in every human being.
Proctor 's downfall in the play is caused by human error, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero. John recognized his flaws and tried very hard to correct them and overcome them. Unfortunately fell victim to the consequences of his errors but he preserved his name in the process. His character’s actions captured sympathy from the audience. John had all the qualities that would make him a tragic hero.
The dual personality of man is the main theme that is present in the entire novel of Stevenson's book. Dr Jekyll, a respectable gentleman of the Victorian life, honest and hardworking associating himself with Mr Hyde who signifies the violent evil side. Although Dr Jekyll may seem nice and good in his physical appearance, yet still he is a mixture of evil. He says “If I'm the chief of sinners, I'm the chief of sufferers too”.
He becomes wreaked with dreadful acne, of which he had no or little power to control or manage. Getting out of the lower class becomes unattainable to him as he says, “I could see the road ahead of me. I was poor, and I was going to stay poor” (Bukowski, 2008, p.192). While he initially fantasised of becoming a stardom, he lowers his expectations and desires to be a dishwasher as he notes that he had no interest in anything and no way to escape (Bukowski, 2008, p.174). He is reduced to a shell of his dreamer self and believe to be a failure for the entire life.
In an effort to assert control and prolong his own life, Chillingworth tries to terminate Dimmesdale’s public confession. Ironically, his desire to punish Hester’s partner ultimately leads to his self destruction as a result of his obsession with seeking revenge to protect his pride. In a sense, Chillingworth’s fated downfall is used to highlight Hester’s strength and courage through their dramatic
However, he becomes more and more discontented with his task as his conscience makes him miserable until he can accomplish what his father wanted him to do. For the majority of the play, Hamlet appears to be unable to act on his wishes. Hamlet’s “obsession with death is a key factor behind his inability to act” (Pesta). He talks about death and decay so much, so that he is unable to think of anything else. This never ending stream of decay distracts Hamlet from his mission for the majority of the play.
His fragile and fragmented ego and superego are not able to repress these wants that the id bombards them with. Therefore leading to his insanity. Although when trying to figure out why his daughters have abandoned he attempts to rationalize these events using his ego and superego but he is too blinded by his id to realize that his demise is of his own fault. It is only during the 4th act that King Lear is able to realize the wrongs he has done and fully develop this whole ego and superego. His reunion with his daughter, who is the interest of his desires, makes Lear be able to identify with himself as more than King but also a father.
Fears, Weaknesses: FEARS. inability to fulfill his role | Lavi is acutely aware of his shortcomings, particularly his growing emotional attachments and attraction to the exorcists ' side of the war. If he gives in to these perceived weaknesses, he will be unable to become the Bookman, failing himself and the current Bookman, his venerated mentor. To an extent, he also worries that he will fail in his role as an exorcist, proving unable to protect innocents. losing his friends | Friends like Lavi 's, who live on the battlefield (Allen, Lenalee, Kanda, even Bookman), are always in danger, heightening Lavi 's stress and emotional fragmentation.