Ralph represents the goodness left on the island, while Jacks worst got the best of him. He then becomes very violent “He's like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn't a proper chief.”(Gift for the Darkness, p.138) Jack challenges Ralph whom he calls a coward; Ralph had insulted Jack's hunters as "boys with sticks”. He wants to turn everyone against Ralph so they join his tribe and become hunters leaving Jack in charge and chief of the island.
Heathcliff also treats Cathy badly as he slaps her, traps her in the Heights and calls her an ‘insolent slut’, again this ill treatment towards innocent children supports the gothic theme of the novel and helps portray Heathcliff as an evil man. Throughout the novel Heathcliff is often compared to animals and most often dog imagery to convey a sense of viciousness and monstrosity. This is shown as Catherine says to Isabella that Heathcliff is “not a rough diamond - a pearl containing oyster of a rustic; he’s a fierce, pitiless wolfish man”, supporting Brontë’s desire to portray him as a villain
When Rochester’s tells his tale (pg429-437), Jane’s narration portrays him as beastly, blaming his situation, on the unfortunate, lunatic Bertha, when the union was concocted by Rochester’s father. Religious sincerity is a constant presence within Jane Eyre, Brontë examines corruption, authenticity and the threat of religious beliefs. “My Uncle Reed is in heaven, and can see all you and think; …” (pg31, Jane Eyre) this comment by Jane is a threat to Mrs. Reed that on the monumental Day of Judgement, she will be condemned for her harsh treatment of Jane. The character Mr
What dares the slave Come hither, cover’d with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the stock and honour of my kin. To strike him dead, I hold it not a sin.”(Page 81-83, lines 51-56, 1.5)1 Romeo went to the Grand Masquerade that was hosted by Juliet’s father named lord Capulet. Unfortunately, Juliet’s cousin named Tybalt saw the Montague Romeo and wanted to hit him but fortunately Lord Capulet told the violent Tybalt not to, because it will bring a very bad name against him. Especially since Lord Capulet is well respected in the community he did not want to lose the respect that those people have on him.
This shows the mans inhumanity to man because it shows how inferior blacks; or natives; are to the whites. That simply because of their skin color and culture they are not superior to the whites which brings up the “civilization” and “enlightening” of the natives. “The shed was already a heap of embers glowing fiercely. A nigger was being beaten near by. They said he has caused the fire in some way; be that as it may, he was screeching most horribly.
Iago’s mendaciousness scorched Othello’s sanity beyond repair. Iago’s villainous behavior and Othello’s radical demeanor both stand for part of every man in contrasting ways. Each if those qualities is regrettably embedded within each of us. The qualities he thrives on throughout Othello, by William Shakespeare, are the ones we’re most ashamed of. In his soliloquy in Act 2 Scene 2 Line 380 he’s especially brutal towards Desdemona in his plans showing no shame what so ever.
Address to the Toothache by Robert Burns ANOTHER COLUMN ABOUT SCOTTISH POETRY. WARNING: DO NOT READ THE FOLLOWING IF YOU HAVE ANY DENTAL APPOINTMENTS COMING UP. ADDRESS TO THE TOOTHACHE BY ROBERT BURNS My curse upon your venom sting, That shoots my tortured gums along And through my lug gig utter a twang With gnawing vengeance, Tearing my nerves with bitter pang, Like racking engines? A down my beard the slavers trickle, I throw the wee stools over the mickle, While round the fire the giglets keckle, To see me loup, An' raving mad, I wish a heckle Were i' their doup! When fevers burn or ague freezes, Rheumatics gnaw or colic squeezes, Our neebors sympathise to ease us Wi' pitying moan; But thee!
Whilst Othello is initially portrayed as a noble general who is gifted in speech, as evident in his eloquent verse “I will a round unvarnished tale deliver of my whole course of love”, the seeds of jealousy which eventually bring about his tragic demise are sown from the inception of the play. In fact, Iago warns Othello early on to “beware” of the metaphorical “green eyed monster” as it “doth mock the meat it feeds on”, which, ironically, is what Othello becomes by the end of the play. His madness is also indicated through his shift to vulgar prose by the end of the text, as seen when he berates his Desdemona for being an “impudent strumpet”. I believe that it is this tragic journey which has captivated audiences for centuries, as we see in Othello part of ourselves. For jealousy is a part of the human condition, and Othello reminds us of the danger of allowing jealousy to overcome our reason.
200) The monster conceives of him as a tragic figure, comparing himself to both Adam and Satan. Like Adam, his creator shuns him, but he strives to be good. “Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me Man, did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?” (Book X, 743–745) This shows the monster’s ill will toward Victor for abandoning him in a world relentlessly hostile to him, and foist responsibility for his ugliness and eventual evil upon Victor. In Walton’s final letter to his sister, he recounts the words that the monster speaks to him over
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles My initial reaction to the play was pity for Oedipus’ fate and disbelief at the harsh punishments he had to give himself of exile and blindness. Since Oedipus proclaimed that if the murderer of King Laïos was his guest and if he had anything to do with the death he would be punished as well, Oedipus had to punish himself in the end. Pity was all I felt when everything came in a full circle and Oedipus found out that he had done what he had tried so very hard to prevent; kill his father, marry his mother. The fact that Oedipus lost everything added to the sadness at the end of the play. Oedipus also gave himself the extra punishment of blindness so that he would not have to see the fruits of his sins.