He tries to accomplish his goal by hiding his sin but is distressed because of his pursuit of what he believes to- be happiness. Towards the end of the play his struggles eventually end in his downfall. His courage to stand strong in his beliefs leads him to death at the gallows. His personal struggle with Elizabeth is resolved as he makes his decision to refuse to confess to witchcraft. Elizabeth sees his inner goodness shine when he refuses to lie about being involved in witchcraft, and she realizes how unfair she has been.
As, happiness leads to love, sadness leads to anger, hates leads to suffering and excellence of one can lead to dislikeness of others. Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment. Enders came by Orson Scott Card suggests that people dislike those who excel, the evidence is shown by Ender throughout the story, whose excellence makes him suffer when he faces Peter’s (brother’s) anger, the group members’ separation and his excellence forces others to torture him in many ways. Even though Ender is a nine year old boy, he is so brilliant that his excellence becomes a threat in many ways and Ender suffers in spite of his brilliance. To begin with the novel shows how Ender’s excellence makes him a victim of his brother’s anger.
Othello is afflicted with a jealous tendency and inability to understand others and their motives. Together these two characteristics make him particularly weak compared to people like Iago who is very good at reading others, and especially good in knowing how to work Othello. In Scene 5 Iago, who also isolates Othello, increases the jealousy and then manipulates Othello into thinking that he is making it up, Iago says “beware my lord of the green eyed monster”. The first major influence we see that influences and foreshadows Othello’s down fall/death is the fact that he is too
The narrator is only slightly upset by the fact that his brother is an invalid, but when confronted with the information that Doodle might be “not all there” his pride is absolutely destroyed. Therefore, his pride wins over, and the narrator sets out to kill Doodle and eliminate his embarrassment. However, love wins out in the end when Doodle smiles at the narrator and the narrator decides not to kill Doodle. This incident is given much meaning when Hurst writes, “Pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death” (172). That quote is very powerful, as it not only explains the narrator’s ambitions to kill Doodle for his own pride, but also the entire scenario of Doodle becoming a regular person, followed by his death.
Even his father’s death has brought shame to Okonkwo. So he strives to be a successful and affluent man and through his hard work and determination he becomes one. Achebe’s diction in this quote allows the reader to realize the seriousness of Oknonkwo’s fear of failure. For example,” It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil.” This alone shows that his fear of failure is ultimately going to lead to his downfall because failure is what makes him this man who is afraid to show any feelings that will be seen as “agbala” which means womanly. This fear throughout the novel causes him to make rash and impetuous decisions in order to achieve a high stature in the tribe.
These wrong decisions land Eddie with failed relationships with those who are close to him. Dramatic tension escalates continuously in act two ending with Eddie's fatal flaw, his own death. Eddie's death is fatal because it affects his family who care about him and they suffer as a result. Eddie is described as a tragic hero as he is an ordinary person, as opposed to a modern hero, who is stereotyped as a strong character, able to save the world. Eddie suffers as his happiness turns to misery because of his mistakes prompted by his harmartia.
Voltaire shows how Candide slowly realizes this logic when he encounters constant conflict and disaster after leaving the Baron’s castle and his old “perfect world”. Candide sees how almost everyone in this world acts selfishly only to reap benefits for themselves and take away from their fellow humanity. Some people probably think that Voltaire may come off as a pessimistic, but he really is just trying to show how foolish optimistic people and corrupt religion can be when you live in a world that constantly challenges you and makes you suffer so much. Essentially Voltaire is trying to tell us that the happiness of humanity is impossible, because the only “real” life is the life where you endure good things and bad things and not the life where you live in the best of all worlds and have no problems and everything is handed to
Don Pedro’s loyalty towards his friend Claudio has portrayed him as an insensitive character regarding his comments about Hero. Don Pedro is so quick to believe that he has been “dishonour’d” by Hero that he clearly overlooks the fact that his villainous brother Don John, who has in fact lied before, is simply tricking him again. Some may regard Don Pedro as being loyal and trying to give what is best for his friend, but most think that Don Pedro’s actions portray him as an insensitive character who jumps to conclusions rather quickly. So once again, Don Pedro’s intention of trying to help do what is best for his friend, is
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
He is disgusted by human physicality, which leaves him isolated and lonely towards adults and leads him to sexual impulses with little girls (Spring). The narrator ironically describes his as “a very clean man” instead of a dirty old man, but his implications are clear: his obsession with bodily purity has made him more perverted than simple lust life (Spring). Soaphead Church can be labeled as a ‘people hater’ who prefers objects to people. While, writing his letter to God we find him even crazier then before. Morrison not only wants us to see how Soaphead is a bad person but he wants us to see another way to deal with racial self-hatred (Spring).