I think this is because his family, especially his siblings Dewey Dell and Jewel, truly do not understand Darl’s positive intentions. Instead, they are just weirded out by his actions because they are too simple-minded and self centered to understand someone else’s motives who do not match their own, making him that much more subjective to be labeled as crazy. Not only do his intellectually inferior siblings misunderstand Darl, but also his own mother never liked
It scares him because other people might reflect his sons behavior on him. He really tries to be exactly the opposite of his father. He mistook this behavior as masculinity. He also does not realize that people in the village dont really think its right, the way he treats his wife and children. His behaviour clearly shows that he actually has a really weak character.
At this point, Asbury feels very disheartened in his life for the things he has done. “What’s wrong with me is way beyond you” (O’Connor 95). Which means, Asbury chose his fate by not letting a doctor see him in person, which then brought Asbury down into a huge dump, making him feel more disappointed for what he has done. Secondly, he took a dangerous risk of drinking unpasteurized milk to make him suffer throughout this illness, “We’ve got to think free if we want to live free” (O’Connor 98)! Again, through Asbury’s mind he thought wrong when it’s not going to hurt his mother to lose two or three glasses of milk a day, when really it hurt Asbury himself by drinking the outdated milk, to make Asbury the person he is now.
It is obvious how Gene had reacted to the incident. It could be that he is not happy with who he is and feels guilty because he starts to believe that it was his sub-conscious that had made him shake the branch and cause Finny to fall and he is not satisfied with himself. He would rather be Finny than himself. Gene is depressed and confused with the paths his life was passing through and from the way the narrator protrays himself seems maybe naive and again,
For that reason he disturbs people, enrages them, makes them question his humanity. With Marie, who loves him, it hurts to hear that whether he loves her or not does not really matter… With the lawyer assigned to defend him, his indifference to anything, including God, provokes irrational rage… To the judge and jury that tried him, his indifference condemned him to death (260). Poser considers the typical human’s response to Meursault’s indifference: rage. People either cannot stand or cannot comprehend Meursault because of his inability to
An interesting insight into the character of Edmund is the fact that his father goes out of his way to let the audience know that he is a bastard; ‘though this knave came something saucily into the world before he was called for, yet was his mother fair; there was good sport at his making, and the whoreson must be acknowledged.’ The fact that his “noble” father decides to pay for the mistake he made by keeping Edmund is rather unsettling. It is common knowledge that ‘bastards’ at this time had no rights to any family possessions and where more or less banished from society as it was seen that they had no legitimate rights. It is therefore possible to say that Edmund is born a Machiavel due the fact that he is a bastard. To be a true Machiavel, you must posses the ‘Dark Triad’ a group of three personality traits. The first is the Machiavellian personality, which is characterised by the ‘manipulation and exploitation of others’.
So the true causes of evil are her father trapping her and keeping her away from people and men so long that she literally ends up crazy. Her father was apparently a cruel old man who never wanted his daughter to find true love and move away from him. “None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such.” (48) “So when she got to be thirty and was still single, we were not pleased exactly, but vindicated; even with insanity in the family she wouldn't have turned down all of her chances if they had really materialized.” (49, 50) These two quotes show that her father was a real evil man who never saw any man well enough for his daughter and by the time she was thirty she was still single and really did not have a clue what she had been through and that she
These views of himself the townspeople have is incredibly hard for Dimmesdale to bear. Almost only Dimmesdale knew that he was living a lie. Because the views people had towards him were so far from reality, it silently killed Dimmesdale inside because he then looked at himself and was completely ashamed causing him to kill himself. How you look at yourself is greatly influenced by who you’re
In the beginning of the story, it is expressed that Okonkwo did not like his father Uknoka because he viewed Uknoka as weak and unsuccessful: “And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion-to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved”(13). Even though Unoka contained some good qualities, Okonkwo refuses to respect his own father, which portrays his close-minded personality. In fact, the narrator explains, “Unoka loved the good fare and the good fellowship”(5). However, when society changes Okonkwo refuses to accept the fact that he needs good fare and fellowship to get along with the new conquerors. He refuses these qualities because he associates them with his father.
Someone who blames everyone else for the consequences of their actions? Someone who doesn't own-up to their actions and try to make the situation better again? Cole is that 'someone'. He goes to the island mad at his parents because all the other times that he was in trouble with the law, his parents would pay the fees and get him out, however, this time, none of that happens. It was his mistake for beating up Peter anyways, yet he's mad at his parents and his lawyer because they didn't get him out.