The protagonist of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Samuel “Sam” Spade, is a very mysterious man; one who trusts only himself. He solves the problems he encounters alone, and without the help of authority. To him, both the law and ideas of morality impede his work as a detective. This disregard for both written and tacit law leads to assumptions that, as a person, he is wholly amoral, to the extent that he is considered a devil. There are comparisons between him and the devil throughout the novel - The author goes out of his way to refer to Spade as a “blonde Satan”(3).
Although at a certain point, Crooks stood up but no good has come to him. Challenging discrimination is strenuous, however it is necessary in order for an individual to advance. One of the most lousy assumption made during the novel’s time period is the hierarchy between the color of men.
While it might seem as if there is a dichotomy of good deception and evil deception, the reality is that there is a kind of grey-area. It is difficult to distinguish what is good and bad, and as a result, there is much confusion amongst the characters. Even Benedick deceiving himself is not clearly one or the other. While his protections are to keep his heart safe, he comes off as arrogant and plays into the stereotype of a typical single man. In protecting himself, he hurts others.
Michael Lewis flirted with many literary terms inside of: The Blind Side. Lewis uses abstract language through this story, it holds a concept that is so broad and simplistic, it is also ambiguous and definite. His language throughout the book conveyed a professed view on many things. When Lewis first introduces the main character Big Mike- he creates an atmosphere that sets Big Mike as an unknown potential. “His name was Michael Oher, but everyone just called him “Big Mike.” Tony liked Big Mike, but he also could see that Big Mike was heading at warp speed toward a bad end.
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.
Like “The Black Cat” it doesn’t have a clear rising action, while the climax is easy to find the action is always fluctuating. In conclusion, “The Monkey’s Paw” is the scarier story since it uses symbols and suspense in a very experienced way, all of this while it keeps a realistic
Usually considered a controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger can often express the feelings of being an outcast and the desire to find a meaning in the world. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the novel, though often complains of the phoniness of the world around him, has a way of creating a deeper meaning within the readers. While the truth may be that Salinger purposely set the story in such a way that the readers will be able to connect with Holden, not often do readers find it easy to do so. While Holden believes that everything around him are wicked and phony, there is part of him trying to protect the innocence of those not corrupted by such phoniness.
According to the Oxford dictionary strange is "Unusual or surprising; difficult to understand or explain." In "Game" by Donald Barthelme, characters are armed with .45 caliber pistols in case one acts strangely, but the narrator brings up a compelling point, "Shotwell's behavior with the jacks is strange. Is it strange? I do not know. Perhaps he is merely a selfish bastard, perhaps his character is flawed, perhaps his childhood was twisted I do not know."
Brutus had a good argument about Caesar being ambitious and a honorable men but it still wasn’t persuasive enough. The reason why it wasn’t a good enough argument is because Brutus only cared about himself when he was telling the speech and he never gave much detail about Caesar and it just didn’t tell us much about Caesar. He talked a lot of negative things about Caesar and only a few positive things about Caesar through the whole speech. Everything Brutus said in his speech was for himself and Rome he didn’t care about Caesar or the people in Rome that why I think Mark Antony was speech was better because he showed that he cared for Caesar and that the people of Rome cared for him
An anti-hero is a main character that does not possess the traditional heroic qualities and is instead admired for what is generally considered a weakness by society. They can also be someone who fights for the side of good but has a tragic flaw, or uses questionable means. On the back cover of Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks, there is a quote describing Chappie as a “young modern anti-hero”. The question that this arises is whether or not he should be considered an anti-hero. While Chappie is a character that can be admired despite his shortcomings, he doesn't fight for or sacrifice himself for any sort of ideal or side.
The protagonist of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Samuel Spade, is a very mysterious man; one who trusts only himself. He solves the problems he encounters alone, and without the help of authority. To him, both the laws and ideas of morality get in the way of his work as a detective. This leads to assumptions that, as a person, he is immoral, to the extent that he is considered similar to the devil. There are comparisons between him and the devil throughout the novel - The author goes out of his way to refer to Spade as a “blonde Satan”(3).