A People’s History of Ancient Rome and political scientist, Michael Parenti, stated that Caesar’s assassination “marked a turning point in the history of Rome. It set in motion a civil war and put an end to whatever democracy there had been” (Parenti 2). Caesar’s assassination harmed Rome and did not help their political situation at all. It confused and infuriated the working class because they had lost their beloved king to greedy senators without a real explanation. In Meller and McGee’s book they state that instead of supporting the conspiracy, the “assassination did help Caesar’s reputation” (Meller and McGee 78).
Literary Criticism: “The Scarlet Ibis” “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it then the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone” (C.S. Lewis). Pride can be a dangerous thing if someone can not keep it under control. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator introduces his brother, Doodle, and his multiple health obstacles.
In 1969, Governor Ronald Reagan made what turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes of his political career, as seen in the eyes of many scholars and experts today. He signed the nation’s first no-fault divorce bill, ending what was our current fault-based divorce system. Prior to this bill, couples could only file for divorce on the grounds a fault, such as adultery or cruel or inhuman treatment. Sanford N. Katz, a Professor of Law at Boston College University who received his A.B. from Boston College and his J.B. from the University of Chicago, insisted that under the fault-divorce system, Americans were worse of than they are now.
Well some readers agree with his love interest Anastasia that he is the epitome of male beauty, while others consider him to be a deeply disturbed individual. For some Christian is merely misunderstood and meeting the right woman brought out his romantic side, but others find his abusive, manipulative and controlling side a bit harder to overlook. This means that while some considering his relationship with Anastasia to be beautiful and romantic it can also be seen as abusive and controlling. Professor Snape (Harry Potter) One of the most polarizing characters in the Harry Potter series is Severus Snape who some regard as a tragic hero while others view him as being purely bitter and conniving. While some readers can appereciate his complexity, intelligence and determination, many others find him to be abusive, petty arrogent.
‘Positive characters … usually prove miserably ineffectual when contending with ruthless overwhelming powers’ claims Amin Malak, noting on such protagonists as Winston Smith and Offred in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and, when looking at the dystopian genre as a whole, he certainly seems to be correct. Dystopian fiction does seem to portray the worse side of human nature than the better, leaving the positive traits to the struggling protagonists. While utopian writers seemed to think that the essence of human nature was to do good, dystopian writers seem to think very differently and it is from this notion that these novels seem to be written. Nineteen Eighty-Four certainly seems to do this, with almost every member of the society representing one or more negative aspects of humanity. Throughout the novel, Winston constantly references the fact that ‘Today there were fear, hatred and pain’ and that in this society of Ingsoc ‘No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred’ and this is displayed in many, various ways.
Is Brutus a bad guy or is he with the wrong group of people? Brutus is an amazing person. The people he is around are what make him seem like the bad guy everyone thinks he is. Peer pressure is what got to him in the end. As he says in the book, “What dangers are you trying to lead me into, Cassius that you want me to look inside myself for something that’s not there?” This quote is from no fear Shakespeare.
Some people become too clouded by his wealthy image that they do not see him as anything but the embodiment of greatness. Nick Carraway as a narrator is unreliable, but as a friend, he is not honest to the other characters, even Gatsby who he idealises. An unreliable narrator is a narrator who tells you a story that you cannot take for the stated value. In the case of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is an unreliable narrator. He is not insane, but lying and deluded.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, he created a morale haze that intensified the characters complexity, which enhanced their characterization. Nick Carraway, the most complex of the characters presented so far, had a moral dilemma, though it did not appear that way. His use of thick vocabulary was used to establish his false moral superiority to convince the audience that he could be trusted, which allowed Fitzgerald to lure the audience into a psychological trap giving them the impression that Nick was reliable, thus creating the illusion that he was trustworthy. Nick’s hypocrisy, however, made it obvious that he was not reliable. Fitzgerald used his dilemma to create breadcrumbs of hints of his intense struggle throughout the first
At the beginning of the play, Othello is confident. But underneath his air of eloquence and dignity, he secretly internalizes insults about his race. However, Othello still perceives himself to be an important and desirable man given his prestigious position and military successes. By feeding Othello lies laced with his racial insecurities, Iago conflicts him. Iago says that Othello drastically changes “with his poison”: Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons, Which at the first are scarce found to distaste, But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulfur.
Hughes uses strong descriptively forceful phrases like “fester like a sore” or “stink like rotten meat” when writing to gross out the reader but also to entice them to read more. Cullen who also uses descriptive language goes for a more calm approach using phrases like “silken cloth” or box of gold.” Cullen uses less visual description and more of a mental description. He pushes a happy feeling with a box of gold wrapped in a silken cloth and then makes the reader sad when he says that he has laid them away. Hughes and cullen both are descriptive but they don't describe in the same way. The poem by Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen are very different in the way they portray emotion, how they should be read and the way in which they are written but they are very similar in the main theme and that is