Eventually however, Darcy comes to realize that his pride is not as important as love, as Elizabeth shows him, and he is able to change. Darcy's pride makes him see the local women, including Elizabeth, as insufficiently attractive. At that same meeting, his proud manners make him seem distant and cold. Even when it came to marrying Elizabeth, his pride became an obstacle in their eventual marriage. Especially when he told Elizabeth, “In vain have I struggled.
Finally, Charlie stated in the end that he was very glad he was able to see things from a smart person’s perspective for once and he was happy that he saw things he never even knew existed. Overall, I believe this operation was good for Charlie. First of all, Charlie stated near the start of his regression that he felt glad that he was able to find out so much for science, even if he had to disprove Dr Nemur and Dr Strauss’ theories. He specifically said that he’s glad to be the “first dumb person ever to find out something important for science”. Charlie also worked so much that he ended up moving a cot into his lab to research, proving his avid enthusiasm.
Sylvia felt as though she had almost been neglected from the love she believed she should have received from her husband Gellburg; whereas Gellburg was completely unaware of the way Sylvia was feeling because he was too absorbed in his own world and job, but more importantly he thought Sylvia deserved much more than he could ever give her. It wasn’t until towards the end of the play when life as they knew was slipping between their fingers; they were able to finally overcome the fear and embarrassment of telling each other how they really felt. The extract from pages 84-86 supports this as it shows how both characters are now a lot more sympathetic rather than being cold and lifeless. When Hyman suggests that the cause of Sylvia’s illness may not just of been because of the obsessive state she got in over Germany but also because of Gellburg’s behaviour, but he refused to believe it.
He snatches the screen door open and bears her into the flat.” (Page 38 from Streetcar.) 2. Stanley differs from Blanche in a way that is entirely opposite. Whilst Blanche is conservative and keeps many things to herself, Stanley is very open and doesn’t really give a hoot about the people around him – perhaps only to serve his own purpose when he does ‘appear’ to help his friends. Like when he told Stella that he had to inform his mate Mitch about the horrible past of Blanche, he wanted to ‘look out for him’.
Fortunato is a very proud man so he was completely oblivious to the fact that he was actually never going to leave the Montresor catacomb. The two characters and the setting Poe used portray the theme that a man’s pride inevitably causes his downfall. Montresor’s pride was very recognizable throughout the story. He was insulted by Fortunato which caused him to vow revenge. “THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” (Poe 1).
To add on, Pip sees himself as a dishonorable person which is seen when he says “he would think me worse that I was” (410). On the other hand, Pip has a desire to improve himself in aspects of education, moral, or socially. For instance, when Miss Havisham pleads in tears for forgiveness from Pip for having caused Estella to break his heart, Pip kindly forgives her which he would not normally do. To quote, “I want forgiveness and direction far too much, to be bitter with you” (Dickens 459). This quotation exemplifies Pip’s respectable, moral behavior by his ability to looking past Miss Havisham faults and forgive her, rather than obtain a grudge upon her.
There are a couple reasons why people should think that “ The Catcher in the Rye” is a moral book. Despite what the critics say, Holden is also a moral character excluding all the profanity he uses and how he acts. One reason that Holden is a moral character is because he respects those who are humble, loyal and kind. He might lie a lot, but all he is doing is trying to protect someone else’s feelings. One example is when Holden hired a prostitute, all he wanted to do was to talk, but he is troubled by how young Sunny is and worries about her.
This development in Charlie's personality is ironic since his ambition in the beginning of the story is to get enough mental prowess to be included in the same community that he distances himself from when he criticizes the average human as being limited and slow. Mr Keyes draws a unfortunate parallel between intelligence and arrogance turning Charlie into a elitist snob without much compassion for the people around him. His mental awakening is constantly portrayed as being at the expense of others. In my opinion this draws on the cliché of the book smart know-it-all. There is no attempt to try to explain why Charlie loses his good natured care for those around him other than that he can expose those who have been insincere to him.
Ramsay is a gentle and thoughtful man who believes in both fate and free will. At the beginning of the novel, Ramsay experiences an emotional crisis, being unfamiliar with every single side of his own character. However, considering that Ramsay does believe into living by his own rules, he is not afraid to review and expand his beliefs. He stands up for Mary Dempster against the villagers in Deptford, and, apparently, does not accept his mother’s view of Mrs. Dempster even at the price of losing his mother forever. This event proves that Dunstan is the type of a person who would rather follow his own mind and heart then go along with the mob mentality.