Willy’s downfall is a result of his reluctance to face his shame, his guilt towards his affair and the way Biff’s life turned out, and the social pressures of success. Willy denies the feeling of shame, affecting him and his family. Willy turns to another woman out of loneliness for Linda, deeply within; his feelings of shame are related to the need of a woman. Shame, inadequacy and inferiority evince the need to “be liked and never want” (Arthur Miller 21). This is apparent within Willy and his sons.
This resulted in him not being able to defend Hassan through his struggles. Amir’s past not only never allowed him to live happily in his present day, but the regrets of his sins dwelled him with grief for a very long time. With this said, it is only assumed that one’s past of sinful deeds can guide them into seeking change and forgiveness amongst themselves. Amir never accepted Hassan as a brother or as a son like figure to their father, Baba. Amir grew up envying Hassan because of the love and acceptance Baba showed towards Hassan more than Amir, “…Baba was there watching, and he patted Hassan on the back.
Mercedes is also, when talking to Edmond, talking about how fate has turned her old, and her lack of faith his why it did so. Edmond on the other hand held on to faith, and fate has rewarded him. Dumas shows the reader that fate is not possible to control. The Count of Monte Cristo obviously deals with Hatred the whole way through the novel. He is seen saying that he loves his neighbor as he is called to, but still hates certain people.
This disability left him psychologically and morally lost, and takes his masculinity away from him. He cannot develop his relationship with Brett whom he truly loves, because he cannot physically satisfy her. This causes Jake to be troubled and have great shiftlessness. He is also annoyed with Cohn, who went on a trip to San Sebastian with Brett. He often enjoys seeing Cohn defeated by Mike, who is also jealous of Cohn.
He realises that his family and the people who were part of his journey cared for him but he rejects their love and goes to live alone. However, at the end he realises his arrogance and that 'happiness is only real when shared'. Overall, the Director, Sean Penn portrays Chris as a very complex character as he has both positive and negative sides to him. His compassion for those he met and who helped him along his journey showed how he can care about people and this a very positive reaction. His arrogance towards his family has a negative reaction but he realises that he can't be alone in the world at the end.
Later on, Silas even believes that god has betrayed him as well and believes that there is no righteous god. “There is no just God that governs the earth righteously, but a god of lies, that bears witness against the innocent” (Elliot 18). Silas says this out of anger, yet there is no doubt that he feels neglect from God. Silas is a very religious man, so it is much unexpected that he pushes God away in such a manner. Feeling neglect and betrayal from god, Silas becomes lonely internally and also becomes depressed.
He is, in fact, the victim—a victim of discrimination. By using the word “victim,” he has accepted the social perception that he is a perpetrator. With obvious disdain, he comes to realize the “unwieldy inheritance” of being born into a race with the unwarranted “ability to alter public space.” At this point in his life, he dislikes what he was born into because he is tired of people categorizing him as a mugger, rapist, and any other criminal without even knowing who he is truly. He thought of himself as a gentle and soft guy, and he is disgusted that people typecast him into this stereotype. In his first year away from home at the University of Chicago, he states that he became familiar with “the language of fear.” He is not referring to actually speaking it, but the behavior that is communicated through body language.
That is not the way one fights for a cause. Liberal as he maybe, these little actions seem more like that of a kid lashing at his mom out of resentment. He resented every part of his mother, from her florid hat, down to her outright racism because she reminded him of everything he once was, backwards thinking and racist. I also think that the author is trying to point out that, there is no use pretending to be someone you are not. At first glance, Julian seems to be a good guy.
He is no longer able to demonstrate his masculinity which makes him incredibly self-conscious and vulnerable. Iago also plays on this insecurity after Othello has an epileptic fit, commenting on how according to traditional perceptions of masculinity, he is behaving inappropriately for a man. Iago is fully aware that Othello's masculinity is an important part of his self-image. Even though Desdemona is the only one who sees beyond this shield of a uniform that he puts up, Othello to some extent still believes that as well as his interesting life story, his soldier status and image as a unique heroic figure is what
I hated reading the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It was a very good book but it was so depressing, tragic, and scary. As I read this story, one bad thing happened after another. I did not like the narrator Amir because he was very selfish throughout most of the book and took advantage of a special friendship that him and Hassan shared until Amir didn't want anything else to do with him. As a child, Amir was constantly trying to impress his father, Baba, who looked up to Hassan more than he did Amir.