In "The Approximate Size of My Favorite Sharif2 Tumor", (Sherman Alexie) tells how one man tries to use humor to deny the reality of his terminal cancer. He shows how humor can be taken too far. This story demonstrates how humor can destroy one part of your life as it helps you cope with another. Trying to look at it in different perceptive, jimmy has a terminal cancer and he dearly loves his wife watching the people you love go through stages of knowing you’re going to die is very depressing. what jimmy did was humor the people around him, seeing the his wife smile even though he was ill made him happy although Norma hated that he jokes a lot about his tumor.
Othello: A Tragic Hero Othello is the epitome of a tragic hero. He starts out as a rather respectable and rational General, but was eventually consumed by jealousy and anger. A tragic hero must start out high in power and have tragic flaws that lead him to ultimately a tragedy. Othello’s tragic flaw is that he is easily manipulated, leading him to trust the wrong people. The play begins by showing the readers that Othello is a noble General.
We are quickly acknowledged to the fact that the man is a very loving and caring person, and so was his wife. However, as much as he trusted his wife and loves her, she does not feel the same way: " Having gone out in the rain one day, in order to deceive her lover, she caught cold and died." (153). Quickly we realize that his wife was not as loving, caring, or faithful as him because she was going to deceive her man had it not been such a dreadful outcome, her death. The man always thought his partner loved him back equally as much as he loved her, perceiving almost a perfect relationship to the reader.
Blindness and Insight: Torvald’s Tragedy of Pride Pride has been the cause of many conflicts through the ages of time. It is said, that at the center of every conflict is a man’s pride. Pride is a human nature that clouds the thoughts and controls the emotions of people. Pride builds barriers of arrogance and vanity that blinds people of seeing what is really going on around them. In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the pride of Torvald blinded Torvald, and gave him a sense of manhood and superiority over Nora throughout the play until his pride was put to the test, and in doing so, revealed a weak and desperate man.
Shakespeare does well in characterizing Sebastian and Antonio as not only traitorous younger brothers, but now as prideful, arrogant, and condescending. Sebastian is basically telling the boatswain to go to hell, with harsh diction that evokes images of a blotchy diseased man who is too insignificant and revolting to even be considered human. The first two adjectives Sebastian uses to characterize the boatswain, “brawling” and “blasphemous” seemingly roll off of Sebastian’s tongue by use of alliteration. The final two words in Sebastian’s raged rant get their own line, as they stand alone to deliver the ending dagger. Antonio’s quote shows that he isn’t shy in expressing his authority over a mere
The Lord is inhumane because he is enjoying the pleasure of the beggar forgetting himself and altering his reality. One is set to believe that a “gentleman” is one who is privileged, and Shakespeare defines privilege as “access to sensual pleasure (wanton pictures, warm distilled waters …); servants who treat you relatively and submissively; possessions (clothes, hounds, a horse)… (7; 44). The Lord lacks compassion for misery or suffering; cruel to the beggar. An example to this when the Lord talks to the huntsman and says, “O monstrous beast, how like a swine he lies (43; line
While this is true, we soon began to see the negative connotations in his speech, which at times contradicted our views on how kind he was. For example, his pet names for Nora like “my little skylark”, “my little squirrel”, or “my pretty little pet” showed the undesirable and judgmental connotations in his speech. While with many characters it is difficult to figure out aspects of their personality, we easily based Torvald’s personality on how domineering he was. In addition, our character map included is stubborn, frugal, hypocrisy, and conservative traits. We decided on these traits based on the connotation in Torvald’s speech as well.
Although his actions are very insane, they can be seen as rational to reader considering hedonism. Devotion to pleasure, hedonism, makes Dorian be deceitful about his true self by deflecting the attention of the public from the mad man to the beautiful and intelligent gentlemen. Dorian is, young, sensitive, and emotional, meaning that he is susceptible to manipulation. Lord Henry takes advantage of that opportunity and gives Dorian the yellow book; this book opens up the world of hedonism and aestheticism which eventually turns his young life into an eternal oblivion of misery. Dorian develops a fear of aging so he tries to live his life as if it was his last day on earth.
Red gives us a detailed analysis of Andy’s trial and how despite his innocence, he just looks really, really guilty. His cold, disciplined personality doesn’t help either, and only further convinces the jury that he’s a scary killer. Andy Dufresne and Red have many differences and similarities, which makes them interesting. In this short story, Red and Andy Dufresne have many different characteristics but I will be talking about three specific ones. The three characteristics, are hope and full of despair, freedom and afraid of the concept of freedom and Brave and coward.
Richard overcompensates his inferiority. Richard is directly influenced by a society that does not respect him, and so he does not respect himself or society. Richard is a slave to his devilish nature, and acts on his animal instinct throughout the play. These animal characteristics are emphasized by the various metaphors in the play. The other characters liken Richard “to wolves, to spiders, toads, or any creeping venom’d thing that lives.” Shakespeare portrays Richard as a monster and a beast.