Race also determines how Othello perceives himself as a rough outsider, though he is nothing of the sort. Othello's race sets him apart, and makes him very self-conscious; it makes him work hard and look carefully after his reputation, so he is regarded as equal to the white people that surround him. Pride Especially important with regards to Othello; Othello is defensively proud of himself and his achievements, and especially proud of the honorable appearance he presents. The allegations of Desdemona's affair hurt his pride even more than they inflame his vanity and jealousy; he wants to appear powerful, accomplished, and moral at every possible instance, and when this is almost denied to him, his wounded pride becomes especially powerful. Magic Usually has something to do with Othello's heritage.
The quizmaster – who himself has gone from rags to riches - presents this belief to the audience, and their response shows them to be in agreement with it. The wealthy were seen as intelligent and were given more chances to move up than the poor people from the slums. The inspector was a middle class man who probably never knew what it was like to be poor. He immediately felt that Jamal was a lying, cheat and that he couldn’t possibly have known the answers because he was only a poor “chai walla”. This is a contradiction because one of the inspectors involved was really stupid and showed it in the way that he got angry when Jamal used big words or said something he didn’t understand.
Admittedly, Atticus Finch is an unrealistic character, because he is an adult who is believing in completely false statements. “Way back about nineteen-twenty there was a Klan, but it was a political organization more than anything” (147). However, Atticus is shown as a realistic character, because he has both positive and negative traits. He tries to see the best in people, and teaches his children to “climb into his skin and walk around in it”. Additionally, he also has negative traits, shown when he allows his children to be put in danger.
Country of the Cruel Damon Knight’s “Country of the Kind” takes readers into the mind of a man who is born violent in a society that has surpassed violence. Readers are shown a man who commits an unforgivably violent crime and then is severely punished, but in the “kindest” way possible. The solution of the subdued society is that if the criminal is forced, mentally and physically, into isolation forever all their problems will be solved. Though, the society’s “kind” solution of what is essentially solitary confinement isn’t so kind at all. The “Dull” town’s criminal cannot help the fact that he has violent tendencies; he is mentally different than everyone else, yet he is punished anyway.
Unfortunately, his preoccupation with the superficial qualities of attractiveness and popularity is at odds with a more realistic and rewarding perception of the “American Dream,” and this identifies that hard work without complaints is the key to success. Willy’s superficial and shallow judgment of likability is one the main causes for his blind faith in the “American Dream.” As we read the novel, we notice that Willy has a childish dislike for a young man named Bernard because he appears as nerdy and personally unattractive. However, Bernard ends up being a very successful lawyer, proving that it is neither looks nor popularity that will get you farther in life. Willy’s blind faith in the “American Dream” leads to his downfall as he realizes more and more that his own life and the dream are very distinct from one another. It’s definitely, and unfortunately, very common for people today to have the same perception of the “American Dream” that Willy Loman does.
He gets absolutely passionate when enacting his work as a lawyer : « He emphasised his words by tapping his knuckles on the table » and really invests all his energy in this case. He disapproved of the Ewells unjust accusation of the so-called rape 'commited' by Tom Robinson as he knows he is innocent , and tries to the best of his abilities to win this case to be able to save the poor man from death penalty, but even if he knows that the Ewels are lying he still feels compassion for Mayella, he treats her politely , « I won't try to scare you for a while...», ««... Miss Mayella », said Atticus in
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.
“If your product requires advertising or salespeople to sell it, it’s not good enough.” 6. “It’s always a red flag when entrepreneurs talk about getting 1% of a $100 billion market. In practice, a large market will either lack a good starting point or it will be open to competition so it’s hard to ever reach that %1. And even if you do succeed at gaining a small foothold, you’ll have to be satisfied with keeping the lights on: cut-throat competition means your profits will be zero.” 7. “You’ve probably heard about “first mover advantage”…but moving first is a tactic, not a goal…It’s much better to be the last mover—that is, to make the last greatest development in a specific market and enjoy years or even decades of monopoly profits.” 8.
In “One Thousand Dollars,” by O. Henry, the reality that the lawyer chooses is that Gillian had spent the money gambling because he did not know the truth in the first place (Pg.313), which was that he gave the $1000 to Miss Hayden (Pg. 311). This shows that sometimes our realities can be immensely off in comparison to the truth and that sometimes we don’t even know the truth. A truth in fundamental and unchanging, which is shown in the story because Gillian knows the truth, and he knows that it will never change. (Pg.
Since, Carl Lee can not afford an attorney of his choice, he is assigned the young and ambitious Jake Brigance. Jake does believe that even in this world, he can receive a fair trial. This begins the social outcry, as black and white, poor and privileged become passionate about their stance in this very volatile situation. What is the most amazing is the way the trial unfolded, and even the injured police officer admits that he would have acted in the same situation if he were placed in Carl Lee's shoes. What made this such an amazing example of literature and television is the verdict that came of “not guilty” even when a fair trial seemed to be out of reach.