John Proctor from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a tragic hero among tragic heroes. John is a noble man; however, he does have his flaws. His imperfections are visible to the audience throughout the play. Many people may see themselves in Proctor, for aside from all his grandeur, he is still a sinner in the eyes of an angry God. John Proctor’s role in The Crucible rouses three emotions: fear, shock, and empathy; the same three emotions found in a tragic hero.
It wasn 't hard for me to see what they were doing was wrong, but more of why they were. What made them so cruel? Why 'd they have to treat people the way they did? Nathan price in, The Poisonwood Bible, develops this theme of cruelty through his arrogance and stubbornness. Okonkwo from, Things fall apart, was the same.
Human nature is perceived as a delightful entity. In William Shakespeare’s Othello, several characters demonstrate the dark side of human nature and display how simple it is to get carried away with emotions. This includes Iago, who only cares for himself, Brabantio who has many doubts, and Roderigo who lacks intellect. Firstly, Iago demonstrates the dark side of human nature by being self-centered. He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197).
Some people who have read this story will say that it is “bold” or “too sad” but it is a story of reality. Antigone is a story of reality because it shows how bad choices cause immediate problems. The plot and the theme of the story is very strong, but that requires a strong character. There are 2 major characters in this story and 5 minor characters. A major tragic hero of Antigone is King Creon.
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.
Pardon & punished are reoccurring themes within Romeo and Juliet. It is also an obvious recurring theme within Shakespeare’s work. At the end of the play the prince says “Pardon means to be forgiven for an act or mistake that you have done or the act of forgiving someone for something they have done. Punished is when you inflict a penalty or sanction against someone who has wronged. The idea of “punishment & Pardoning” are relevant to the play because they represent the good and bad within the play.
HPoe 's writing style consist of mysterious horror in other words. he is best known for his poems and short stories. The raven is one in particular, that he is well known for and The tell tale heart is another one that he is known for. compared to Thomas paine 's writing poe takes a darker look on writing. Thomas used a lot of strong metaphors he was able to draw in crowds of people with the way he read out loud.
The poem elaborates the concept of virtue, temptation, and dishonesty, which I can connect to and knowledge from my experience. The Gawain Poet incorporates Sir Gawain’s behaviors with common human behaviors and flaws that people have. Although he is honorable knight, he is not a perfect character in the poem just like people having their own flaws. Many early poets and authors also create their works based on this fundamental imperfection a person has the in reality. In conclusion, based on my experience I connect to Sir Gawain because of the struggles and imperfection I have.
Holden does not like all the people because they are phony but he still goes into the bar and gets a table. Holden does not like that everyone is cheering Ernie for playing the piano but he is not that good in Holden 's opinion. “Instead of trying either to redeem Holden as a saint or to condemn him as a pessimist, Edwards argues that Holden is an ironic character who critiques his phony culture but ends up participating in the same phony culture that he condemns.” (Bennett 130). In the quote the reader can tell that Holden is doing things he does not like to be around people. The theme of loneliness is such an important part if what Holden is
Shakespeare’s ability to illustrate the battle between good and evil is arguably one of his best skills as a writer. Incorporating the art of the morality play, he shows the battle of these two forces for a man’s soul. But the beauty of his writing comes to light in how he shows this process. In both Macbeth and Othello, Shakespeare portrays evil as corrupting, while the source of evil differs. The religious preferences and philosophy of the English Renaissance affected Shakespeare’s writing.
His ill-wished actions caused a severe outcome. Both male characters added spice to the piece as well as added the ignorance needed to create a memorable masterpiece. As you read “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” you actually see that there are similarities with the two characters chosen for this project. Both Romeo and Tybalt handle their emotions immaturely and don’t know when enough of something is enough which is probably why in both cases each character ended in an early
When betrayed, one usually has negative emotions towards the people who have betrayed them. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare this idea is well illustrated, it is shown that betrayal affects the actions of Hamlet towards his friends and family, which indicates that the pursuit of vengeance often can cause one to forget the value of life. The betrayals that Hamlet suffered at the hands of his close friends and family, revealed important parts of Hamlet’s character, such as his intelligence, he is a very meticulous thinker that looks at situations from all angles, he is cunning, he has the ability to manipulate everyone into believing that he is insane, and he is skeptical, he does not believe any information until he finds it out for
Many people are not happy with the things they own because it is “too much” of they have and it is not worth keeping it. However, they have spent money on it therefore, they cannot throw it out easily or they could have stored memories within it. Similarly, in the article “The Class Politics of Decluttering” by Stephanie Land, published on July 18, 2016, suggests how Marie Kondo’s tidying up methods do not give joy. Land explains how throwing away things make you sad because they are not only the things which require space, but the memories that you have created with them. Land defines nostalgia as a sad emotion because she has to throw away her stuff to have enough space in her house.
My topic for this IB Individual oral presentation will be the affect that Edgar Allan Poe’s works had on his life. We already know that Poe was a very dark person and what I want to address is if he wrote such low-spirited things due to his gloomy life or if it was the writing that turned him into the dreadfully sad man he was. I have chosen this topic because Edgar Allan Poe was a very mysterious man and I find it interesting that his short stories and poems may display some of what he was feeling as if they explained his enigmatic life, but was it because he was felt more comfortable in his stories than the real world? I have three pieces that will be addressed in my IOP and they are The Raven, The Black Cat and Alone. The raven and Alone
Within the play, Much Ado About Nothing, there is a central theme of deceitfulness, as a way to solve a problem or an issue amongst the characters. Deception, though inherently perceived as evil, it led to positive resolutions after several conflicts throughout the play. In the creation of this theme, Shakespeare uses both negative and positive examples to contribute to his lesson on ruses. Within this specific scene, there is finally disclosure all of the cons that the various characters have put on. This scene highlights that deception is not always evil, nor is it always moral, but can be a means to an end that can be beneficial or detrimental to a character’s arc.