“ A Good Man is Hard to Find”- Flannery O’Connor Major Characters: Grandmother: Grandmother is very judgmental, and almost always bent on her opinion. She believes her position to do the judging comes from her age and her being like a “lady”. However, she herself faults often, never realizing her own mistakes and criticizing others. She herself lies about the cat and not admitting that the house was far, not even in the right spot. Her actions are extremely selfish, when Misfit is shooting, she only begs him to not spare a specific person, like her or her family, but instead tests the Misfit’s moral code to not kill a lady.
He even gets mad at her, saying that he “will not have [her] susp[ect] any more” (Miller, 54). To stop the reminders his wife gives him of his infidelity, he upbraids her. Elizabeth becomes the innocent victim of Proctor’s wrongdoing. Guilt affects others, not only the sinners. Furthermore, Proctor is guilty of dishonesty because he is the only person who knows that Abigail’s allegations of witchcraft are fraudulent but he is too afraid for his reputation to tell the truth and risk exposing his adultery.
Medea is hurting other people by trying to get revenge on Jason. I believe Medea causes more damage to other characters then Jason. Medea is the antagonist because she betrays her family to go live with Jason. Medea’s nurse wishes she never met Jason because she would have never betrayed her family or left anyone behind “She would never have seen Jason nor loved and saves him, nor cut herself off from home to come with him.”(Euripides 85) If Medea didn’t meet Jason she would not have fell in love with him, left her family behind, and caused damage to the people Jason loved. Medea wouldn’t cause damage to others if she had no motivation to.
Although his wife, Elizabeth Proctor is nice enough that can forgive his sin, John Proctor has his mind set that he will not confess to anyone else, in fear of running his good name. The affair between John and Abigail causes the start of chaotic witchery and accusation. Abigail became very jealous of Elizabeth Proctor. John realizes there is only way to stop all the witch hysteria in Salem, and that would be to confess adultery. He knows what he should do, but he continues to deny, until his wife is put into jail.
Lady Chiltern, still unaware of the exact nature of Robert’s past, defends her husband unreservedly. However, as Robert enters the scene, Mrs. Cheveley spills his dirty secret to Lady Chiltern. By doing so, Mrs. Cheveley asserts her dominance over the two Chilterns. Throughout the entire extract, in some way or another, Mrs. Cheveley dominates the other characters. The first segment is characterized by the drastic clash in the diction and behavior of Lady Chiltern and Mrs. Cheveley.
This could suggest that she feels wrong for shat she has done or the she doesn’t want him to leave her. The part where she puts HIS arm around HER waist gives the reader the impression that she is in control in the marriage and he no longer has any control over her, which is why she has soiled her gloves with another man. It suddenly clicks in her head that she worships him and that he could now do whatever he wants to her and she would let him because she feels so guilty. He ties her hair around her neck three times and starts to strangle her. In his mind she is not putting up a fight, we know this because he says: “No pain felt she; I am quite sure she felt no pain.” He then proceeds to open her eyelids, like she is still alive, and rest HER head on HIS shoulder, he now has the power in the marriage, though mainly because she is dead.
Joe may have been a little rough around the edges with society but he cared for you something you Estella could never do. Although, I do not like this lady you having dreaming over, I know for a fact that it was not her fault but the fault of Estella’s upbringing. Mainly this task had fallen under Miss Havisham and this was a problem from the begging because you see Pip, Miss Havisham brought Estella up to be a woman every man loved, therefore breaking all hearts of the men closest to her. I do not fancy the fact that you will ever end up with Estella but Pip always remember she will NEVER love you back. Sincerely your good friend,
Friends lie to friends to be polite; students lie to their professors about missed assignments; husbands lie to their wives about their whereabouts when in fact they are having affairs; teenagers lie to their parents about the friends they keep; we even lie that we feel fine when we do not. Our relatives lie; our co-workers lie—and we lie to them. However, they do not consider doing so a sign of serious immorality, even though all religion have strictly forbidden it and states that liars will be compensated with Hell in the afterlife and some laws has been enacted to punish for it by the countries as well. What is lying? A long-standing and powerful moral principle is that lying is a wrongful conduct.
However, there is a an obvious counteract shown by the younger generation, as they realize that their actions towards the girl/s were wrong. At the end of the extract Priestly creates drama, through the aspect of old versus young, when Sheila releases her feeling for the girl and her disgust for her parents, criticising their way of interpreting these events but soon cut down by her parents: “(Bitterly) I suppose we’re all nice people now.” Sheila believes that what they did to that girl was cruel and realizes it whereas her parents and Gerald do not. Sheila throughout the play has gained more influence and power as she contributed and fought for what she though was right (verbally to the other characters). To emphasise the drama and significance in this extract, Priestly shows her stand up to her parents, this is shown through the stage directions of her “bitterly” questioning her father, mother and Gerald. From the beginning of the play Sheila has always described and presented to be different from the others.
1. Don John begins making trouble by saying that Don Pedro wooed Leonato’s daughter for himself and not for Claudio but the problem was resolved as Claudio and Don Pedro had a conversation about it. So when Don John realized that his first plan didn’t worked, he was planning on ruining Claudio’s wedding with Hero. 2. We know that Don John and Borachio are aware of the possible consequences of their planned deception because whenever they talk of their treachery they isolate themselves from the outside and they talk about the act with no one else because they know that this person could denounce them.