Firstly, shylock is seen to be a racist person in this play who is being racist towards Christian people like Antonio. “I have him for he is a Christian” this is showing that he has something again Christian people. This is very appalling to the audience as he is very rude to Christian people. Shylocks speech “be nominated for an equal pound of your fair flesh,” I will have the heart of him if he forfeit” this shows that he wants a pound of flesh near Antonio’s heart.to be cut off and taken.” this proves to us that shylock is a villain as he is heartless and doesn’t think of others. This quote suggests that if Antonio the Christian won’t bring the money on time to shylock, then he will take a pound of flesh of Antonio’s body, showing cruelty.
After his family was slaughtered by natives, the narrator had to rebuild trust and learn not to generalize and group all natives together as violent, malicious people. The narrator is hesitant to accept the native way of life and remarks that he knows where “the dump lies, but where is the camp?” A product of colonial society, the narrator is aware of the stigma surrounding Native Americans, and often makes facetious remarks to the historian documenting his story. As he begins to make friends and form a relationship with the chief, the narrator begins to better understand the native culture, and prefer it to his
When he and Amir flee Kabul, he is willing to sacrifice his life to keep the Russian guard from raping the woman with them, and in doing so he sets the example that Amir will follow later when he must choose between saving himself or doing what he knows to be right. What the reader sees of Baba from Amir’s narrative is not the full story, however. As Amir describes him, he is proud, independent, determined, but sometimes emotionally distant and impatient. We learn from a note Rahim Khan writes to Amir toward the end of the book that Baba was a man torn between two halves, specifically between Amir and Hassan. Amir never sees Baba’s inner conflict because Baba has very much separated his outward appearance from his internal emotions.
The material possession will make people lose their mind, to let people become crazy, and then will take them down. At the novel page 127, Michele’s father said, “two ears, we'll cut off. Two!” his father was going to crazy, that all because the material possessions, Michele has know his father was a kidnapper just now. Then, with the compassion and material possessions he did choose the pity to be his way, which helped him to make choose to save Filippo when Filippo has got in to trouble. Michele has tried to save Filippo out of the hole that because the villagers become mind, and he was the only one who still has clear mind.
This infuriated Okonkwo to be looked down upon and seen as a weakling. He then declares that they must kill the white men immediately. “[...] I shall fight alone if I choose” (Achebe 201). He then beheads a messenger of the white men, though no one tried to help him in his fight. In the realization that his beloved land Umuofia wouldn’t help him in his war, Okonkwo took his life in the most shameful way you could.
/ I hate him, for he is Christian.’ When we first meet shylock, both his victim and villain characters. He describes the way that he is treated by the Christians, that he is victimised, mocked and ridiculed. But he also speaks of the way he wants revenge on the Christians, showing he has a vengeful nature. Shylock also displays elements of belligerence in his refusal to ever forgive the Christians. We also learn of his intent regarding Antonio’s life ‘If I can catch him once upon the hip/ I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear
However, the two most important instances were when he did not help Hassan during the rape and when he framed Hassan for stealing the watch and money. When Amir returns to Pakistan, Rahim Khan encourages Amir to find Sohrab from a war torn orphanage and says “there is a way to be good again.” Amir believes he can be redeemed if he can complete this task since Sohrab's parents were executed. Through the redemption Another example of betrayal and redemption is witnessed in Baba's relationship with his son, Amir. Baba is unable to accept Amir for who he is during his childhood. He is always comparing him to other boys and criticizing him for his shortcomings.
But when does this white lie turn black? When does it become detrimental to one’s self, and ultimately ‘crush’ a person? In Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’, Willy is both literally and figuratively ‘crushed’ as a result of his own self-deception. His steadfast belief in the American Dream ultimately leads him to suicide and physical destruction, as a result of his own mental deterioration. However, as we all know that life is not simply black and white, we are able to see that the lies in the play not only affect Willy, but also the people around him, especially poor Biff.
Betrayal is showed because Okonkwo goes against the decision of the elders in the tribe and kills the boy. As a leader of the Igbo culture, Okonkwo cannot break laws and betray others due to his emotional decision making. More betrayal is showed when early conflict starts between the white Christian men, and the village members of Mbanta. The conflict starts because the villagers do not want to convert religions because of the government power. “Does the white man understand our custom about land?” “How can he when he does not even speak our tongue?
At a point where he is too deeply drawn into the white culture and fully embraced the white culture, Toundi discovers that the white, a people Toundi wrongfully coins as friendly and kind-hearted, are hypocritical and uncultured. Feeling exposed, the white respond to Toundi’s enlightenment by driving him to his death, as he pursues his own identity. Specifically through the characterization of Toundi in Houseboy, a satiric butt, Oyono effectively illustrates how naivety, ‘greed’ and assimilation of the Africans in the colonial era ultimately contributed to their own demise. From the novels beginning, Toundi is shown to be naïve to the extreme in his enthusiasm to embrace the white culture. Having come from a dysfunctional family, he finds refuge in living with Father Gilbert, a missionary that is in Cameroon spreading Christianity in the name of the church.