His actions in speaking to the ghost show extreme bravery (it could be the devil in disguise) but also a disregard for his own safety because he is already experiencing suicidal despair “I do not set my life at a pin's fee” and does not care if he lives or dies. Act 2 • Eager to avenge his father “Haste me to know it that I may with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love sweep to my revenge” This can be interpreted as a good thing because it shows his loyalty to his father & his determination set things right in Denmark.
Boor shows this when he writes, “So you figured it would be better if I just hated myself” (265). The only reason his parents told him the truth is Paul confronted them. While they admitted that he had a right to know, they justified their reason for not telling him earlier. Paul may have understood that his parents’ love led to their over protection but he probably distrusted his parents and their ability to tell him the whole truth. Paul’s parents’ choices changed the direction of his life.
Captain Delano’s ignorance and social conditioning have made him resistant to accepting a revolt has unfolded on the San Dominick. Delano is significantly more affected by his preconceived notions about social order and his ignorance than the lawyer in “Bartleby the Scrivener”. Much like the lawyer, whose series of events with Bartleby have been characterized as issues with charity, Delano falls under the same “mind trap” that he must help the tattered sailors. However, the lawyer does not seem as ignorant as Delano. The lawyer’s problem stems from the fact that he doesn’t know how to deal with and eventually get rid of Bartleby.
“Ordinary people doing whatever they can to change social systems that do not respect human decency, even with the knowledge that they can’t possibly succeed.” –George Orwell. Winston Smith heroism only is a truth when associated to Orwell’s characterization of one. Opposing Orwell’s belief of a hero, to the reader Winston Smith is not commendable in any way, shape, or form and so therefore disappoints the word hero. The reader cannot grasp what Winston’s original goals were but only seem to see his ultimate failures. Orwell’s definition of a hero calls for someone who is ordinary seeking to change society even when knowing they cannot succeed.
Because he realizes that Jim is a human he decides to keep Jim’s escape a secret and lie for Jim, Huckleberry Finn shows that he doesn’t live by society’s morals, but that he creates his own. Even though society’s morals are unethical and do not recognize Jim as a human, Huckleberry acknowledges Jim’s humanity. Huckleberry Finn is set in the 1800s when only white people were viewed as humans, and African-American slaves were viewed as property, so it is a very impactful point in the novel when Huckleberry acknowledges Jim as a human. In a conversation between Huckleberry and Aunt Sally discussing an accident on a boat, Aunt Sally says: “‘Good gracious! Anybody hurt?’”(Twain 279).
And another thing he says is that he wants to be a “catcher in the Rye” to save the kids lives so that they won’t fall off the cliff. I don’t think Holden is as perfect as he wants to be I think he only judges people and calls them a phony, because he probably does things like they do that he hates doing himself. There’s parts in the book were Holden acts like a phony and sometimes is a hypocrite , he contradicts himself, for example when he tells he hates the movies but then again he also tells that he likes attending them with her sister and with his friends. I can’t say Holden is a phony because he judges people in his mind and he admits he’s a liar, his attitude is like many people. Yes Holden does criticize people a lot but he never tells them and he never hurt anyone.
Othello “I am not what I am” 1. In the first quote Iago is ranting on how he wants the position of lieutenant but did not obtain it due to the fact Othello choose Cassio which he also states how he is more fit to have Cassio’s position because of his inexperience. This angers him because he sees no reason why he wasn’t chosen even though he had plenty of recommendations .In the next quote it is to be believed that Iago is almost revealing that fact that he is a dishonest and betraying character with lines like “We cannot all be masters, nor all masters cannot be truly follow’d.” which shows that he doesn’t plan to follow Othello as his leader or master while acknowledging that some aren’t fit to be in a masters place and ”I am not what I am ”. that line expressing how he is more than meets the eye and what you see is not always what you will get when it comes to his character. In the third quote Iago is expressing how although he may hate the moor for now he shall show a sign of peace and love because it is a necessity at the moment as he even says ”though I do hate him as I do hell-pains yet, for necessity of present life I must show a flag and sign of love” it’s almost as if he is swallowing his pride for the time being to not jeopardize his plans in the
Through out the whole movie, Christof is given this, somewhat god like analogy, which merely shows how much control he has. Marlon (Truman’s best friend) is perceived as an injudicious man with an awful job to raise Truman’s self esteem, and keep him on the set. Christof at the end of the movie, speaks to Truman through the clouds as they glow a bright white, to try and convince Truman to stay, simply showing how god like Christof is. Truman’s world is simply the ‘American Dream’. White picket fences, beautifully aligned houses, and the perfect neighborhoods.
“The Great Chain of Being was supposed to keep the Earth in a stable condition and order. Anything that breaks this chain of order was said to disrupt the stability of the universe.” (Wikka 1) Macbeth was selfish to commit this act for nothing but personal gain. In the end he was not even content with the outcome, just like the people around him. “I’ll go no more: / I am afraid to think what I have done” (II.ii.48-49) Therefore, selfishness only leads to unhappiness and trouble for all. This is shown, also, when Macbeth begins to keep his wife out from his life.