Proctor finds it hard to forgive himself. He says since he has already ruined the Proctor name and saying how his whole life is basically blacken with sins. However, he goes to say it doesn't hurt to have one more sin. John tries to justify to himself by thinking if he goes to hang from something as innocent that all it would be is another lie. Elizabeth tries to explain to him that she isn't the one to judge him because she feels just as guilty as John does.
They feel as if they have to be very careful of what they say because there might be a chance that he will hurt them. In conclusion Okonkwo overall is an unsympathetic person, However at time he could be sympathetic. He showed his sympathy by providing for his family and Ikemefuna. Okonkwo showed that he was unsympathetic by having no patience and beating his wives and
Pride is one of the most dangerous things in the world and we can’t allow it to get in the way of what truly matters. The narrator states, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices, and that Doodle walked only because I was ashamed of having a crippled brother” (Hurst 389). This displays to us that Brother only tries to help Doodle because he is ashamed of his brother’s disability. The pride drives him to anger against Doodle which further leads to Doodle’s death. He was poisoned by his pride.
Dill is an excellent example of the idea that an individual’ personal beliefs are affected by his’ or her’s perspective. Scout has to escort Dill out of the courthouse because he feels sick. Outside Dill expresses to her his view on how Mr. Gilmer treated Tom Robinson while questioning him, “...It ain’t right, somehow it ain’t right to do ‘em that way. Hasn’t anybody got any business talkin’ like that-it just makes me sick.” (Lee, page 199). Dill’s perspective was that Mr. Gilmer should not have treated Tom Robinson so obscenely.
Elizabeth’s growing mistrust begins to aggravate John, which is revealed when he says, “I’ll not have your suspicion any more” (489). Elizabeth is doubtful after learning about John’s affair with Abigail and her lack of trust in her husband begins to anger him. He goes on to say, “I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into court when I come into
The Ewell’s seem to have trouble with telling the truth. Mayella is lying about her story in order to hide the fact that her father most likely shouldn’t be taking care of her. Mayella comes in with injuries that she blames on Tom Robinson attacking, but everyone in the room knows that her father gets really angry when he’s drinking. Then, when Mayella is asked if her father has ever mistreated her, she hesitates before answering no. The hesitation was clearly noticeable and had to mean something.
Foster and Ruth have had on Macon. Macon’s newfound contempt for Dr. Foster is evident, as he states that he “was very disappointed in him.” (71) However, his interaction with Milkman also shows the indignation and resentment caused by their betrayal, as he feels that “they’d ganged up on [him] forever.” (71) Macon’s previously intimate relationship with Rush has now turned acrimonious, as shown by his “regret … [for not] killing her.” (74) Finally, with the powerful, untempered allegation that “[Dr. Foster] didn’t give a damn about [his admirers],” (71) Macon summarizes his interactions with Dr. Foster. The effects that Dr. Foster’s betrayal had on Macon are present in nearly all the instances of this theme in Song of Solomon. A case in point - once Guitar believes Milkman has absconded with the gold, he does not regain his old friendship with Milkman. Initially attempting to murder Milkman (279), he later accuses him of being “just greedy, like [his] old man.” (295 - 296).
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
Brother often foreshadows that Doodle is a burden to bare with. Brother reckons, “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awaked. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (Hurst 6). Just the idea if Doodle in Brother's Plans and the obstacle he would become was too much for Brother to handle.Because if this act Brother is once again showing an act of selfishness. Ironically after Brother has realized that he had abandoned Doodle he goes back to find him face down.
He even characterized his father as being woman like. Okonkwo got angry very easily when dealing with things that he didn’t like such as a weak man. Showing love and affection wasn’t something that he did very often, not even to his family. He thought that it would make him look weak if he showed affection. Okonkwo portrays really violent stubborn and irrational behavior so he isolates himself.
The following are four events which made me question my existence and meaning: A brutal father, a son filling his shoes, two loves walking away, and my personal narrative. This paper is written around the trait of losing trust, but in reality I’m telling the events which made me hate myself, and men, the most. I should have told someone about these things, but who do you tell when you can’t even trust family, and you have a new fear of masculinity? I’m not here to play the victim of a tragedy, or to make people feel sorry for me. These are my mistakes; I should have handled every event differently than I did.