Birling tries to intimidate Inspector Goole by boasting about his status and the type of people he knows, for example when Birling mentions the engagement between Sheila and Gerald Croft - a name made famous by 'Croft's limited', Birling brings this up to intimate the Inspector as Birling expects his status to buy him away from trouble and put him above the law. Birling becomes impatient easily and loses his temper quickly as he realises Goole doesn't want to play along with his tactics of trying to avoid confrontation about his responsibility with Eva Smith's death. He doesn't want to accept the fact he might have given a reason for her to kill herself and reckons she is the one at fault, he's pompous and sexist and abdicating his responsibility when being interviewed. Birling is also presented to expect him to gain respect and wishes for everyone to agree with his capitalist attitude. He believes himself to be superior and tries to take hold and control the interview with the Inspector when he abruptly comments on how he doesn't like his 'tone', which is ironic as Birling's 'tone' has been unacceptable and spiteful towards the inspector throughout their interview, proving his confidence and his big headed
The constant use of "I" puts us right in the narrator’s head and allows us to empathize with her. Ironic Indirection If we took the narrator’s words at face value, we would believe that her husband is kind and loving, that she really is physically ill, and that women really do get trapped in wallpaper. All of this is questionable at best and mostly dead wrong. This is part of the fun of first person narration – you’re never quite sure if the narrator’s perceptions actually reflect what’s going on. The narrator's tone also clues us into her character – her uncertainty and hesitation at the start of the story, and her determination towards the
When being treated horribly by both your friends and parental figures, this plays a huge role how one opens up to one another. When it comes to what Susie and Henry think, they are complete opposites. Susie Q is completely open and tells Henry everything and thinks that Henry is her everything and will anything to have him. Henry on the other hand is a closed but very mature man, he is very closed about a lot and does not tell Susie Q a lot like she wants him to and he is not very open. So in all words I really think that Henry is Anxious, here is what I found reading an abstract on how commitment can be anxious and how this is tied to what I think about the topic at hand.
However as he works with the patients, he develops a new perspective and insight into certain matters and himself. When Nick and Lucy denounce him for doing a play about love, by declaring that ‘only mad people in this day and age would do a work about love and infidelity’, Lewis is able to realise that love and friendship is more important than politics. He learns about the importance of friendship, clearly evident, that he attends the moratorium, helping the patients prepare for their performance with an additional rehearsal. Lewis also finds strength later in the play, which he was devoid of to begin with . At the start, he is overwhelmed by the patients such as Cherry, Doug and Roy by their 'crazy' behaviour.
Another example is when Dimmesdale is returning home. We can see a dramatic change in his personality which was once shy and depressed to where he would, “He overcame every obstacle with a tireless activeness that surprised him” (225). Although, this change bring out the evil in him that was once hidden. When an old man had congratulated him or his accomplishments, “Dimmesdale could barely keep himself from shouting blasphemies at this excellent and gray-haired deacon” (227).When he sees a beautiful young girl he thinks to himself, “He could destroy her innocence with just one wicked look and develop her lust with only a word”
Chapter ten The Leech And His Patient is about Chillingworth's "investigation" of Dimmesdale to clarify that he is the father of Pearl. Chillingwoth goes to extremes when he becomes "fiercely obsessed by his search into Dimmesdale's heart". When having a heated convesation with Dimmesdale, Chillingworth raises a question about "why a man would be willing to carry "secret sins" to his grave rather than confess them during his lifetime." Dimmesdale reminds Chillingworth that most men do not confess their sins and that they are rewarded peace. But Pearl shocks the men in this chapter when she and Hester show up and Pearl flicks a prickly bur and Dimmesdale.
Women faced economic social and freedom of rights barricades. Men's interests and efforts were towards the important people; themselves. We see this when the narrator is genuinely concerned about something strange in the house. John shows no empathy or support towards his own wife. Alternatively john responds by telling her it "was a draught, and shut the window" (Gilman 34).
This clearly presents his heterosexual lust for her; he also refers to her as ‘the Hun’ indicating that she is the enemy so as to speak, and is standing in between his ‘further deployments’ portraying how superficial his love for Fiona is, as he is obviously disappointed with her not allowing him to advance and is more concerned for his own needs. This is further illustrated in his statement, ‘It’s like the headmaster says: one should have targets’, The use of double entendre on the word ‘targets’ forms a comical link between education and sexuality and makes his pursuit sound intelligent, like a difficult challenge that requires careful thought and planning, again more focused on
He is doing this by being jealous, just like any other person would. Phoniness begins the structure of the book from the very beginning by Holden saying phony multiple times right off the bat. This gave Holden a sense that something is very wrong with the kid. Truthfully speaking there is nothing wrong with Holden because many people just act similar or just like Holden, and this would be normal of anyone who experiences trauma in their growing period to adulthood. Though, the only unlikable thing about Holden is he might judge people a little too much.
In most cases, media continues to present both women and men in stereotyped ways that limit our perceptions of human capabilities. Typically men are portrayed as active, smart, adventurous, powerful, sexually aggressive and largely uninvolved in human relationships. Women are depicted as sex objects who are usually young, thin, beautiful, passive, dependent, and all too often incompetent and dumb. Female characters spend most of their time improving their appearances and taking care of their homes and family or struggling to find the “perfect” relationship. The way media presents men and women may distort how we see ourselves and what we perceive as normal and desirable.