He went through the trial and error process of making the right decisions while still trying to maintain an image and position of authority. Orwell’s moral values are challenged in different ways, ironically enough while he too was a tormentor. He was faced with an important decision when an elephant gets loose in the village. If he shot the elephant he would be a hero to the natives. If he decides to let the elephant go free and unharmed, he would be giving in to the imperial force behind the elephant which he finds so unfair and evil.
It is not difficult to find it is these personalities; inferiority, jealousy, and desire for true love that makes his love pathetic and wretched. During the phantom's childhood, nobody wanted to get along with him. Adults thought he was a devil which brought bad luck to them. Children teased him and made a fool of him. His shameful face made his parents hate him and ignore him.
Power and Powerlessness Lust for power can be the driving factor of pain and suffering to many people as they assert their control with little regard for the consequences and ramifications for their actions. Such ideas are toyed with in Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men (OMaM) in which the text explores the plight of individuals who willingly suffer at the hand of unfair power dichotomies due to the all pervasive allure of the American dream as seen with the eventual collapse of Lenny and George's dream of owning a ranch. Manipulation over another human can be used for their own benefit but is used in the novella as a way to protect the manipulated person. It is immediately apparent that George takes a parental roll in his relationship with Lennie. The sentence "Give it here!"
Vladek shows his love for Anja by providing, protecting and preserving everything to help her survive the Holocaust. Whereas, constant frugality leads Mala to believe Vladek cannot love at all. This continuous cycle eventually leads Mala to abandon Vladek for a time, causing him to have more resentment for his wife. Although Vladek is a successful, frugal businessman, and loving husband to Anja, Vladek is less than loving, more often, degrading and demeaning to his second son Artie and second wife Mala, causing a malicious series of events founded on resentment and criticism between father/son and husband/wife. First, in Maus, Spiegelman
This is also proven when they ask Sheila to leave the room and stands for her rights to be there and says ‘’No... I want to hear what he has to say’’. When Mr. Birling finds out that Gerald Croft had an affair with Eva Smith, he defends him ‘’ Young men often do this..’’, this shows that he is scared of the Croft’s social superiority as he defends Gerald as the Crofts are higher up the social ladder, this also reminds us how desperate Mr. Birling is
His father was very laid back and accomplished nothing in life and Okonkwo hated him for it. Okonkwo’s eldest son Nwoye is lazy and weak from an early age. Okonkwo’s fear of his father’s laziness rubbing off on his son Nwoye changes Okonkwo from hero to villain when he beats him to make himself more masculine. What he thinks is helping his family is actually causing pain. Okonkwo’s wives are often beaten for the simplest of things, sometimes even for not explaining to him where they have gone.
Ironically, when the elephant begins to terrorize the village, the Burmese turn to Orwell because he is the only one capable of fixing the dilemma. He speaks of being the leader of the people in this situation, “but in reality [he] [is] only an absurd puppet pushed to and fro by the will of [the] yellow faces” (¶ 7). His agency is really just a façade of his submission to the Burmese. Symbolism of Orwell’s gun and the dead Indian also promote the concept of his submission to the Burmese as a façade. Orwell takes out a small gun, hardly large enough to damage an elephant, but due to its powerful sound, he deems it “useful in terrorem” (¶ 3).
Faced with the task of taming an elephant, the officer is forced to deal with the reality of imperialism that results in him killing this animal to please the crowd. The narrator can be classified a coward, not by the actions committed but the motives behind those actions. A motive is an impulse or a physiological need that acts as incitement for action. Every conscience action has a motive. The protagonist participates in the rule of imperialism over the Burmese even though he claims to be against it.
According the first two paragraphs of the essay, Orwell expresses how bitterly he hates imperialism and feels guilty since he can “see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters” such as the evil oppression against natives, and he is “all for the Burmese and all against their oppressors”. However, due to his identity as a worker for the British, he gets not recognition but endless insult from the natives who makes his job unfavorable even though he stands up for them. As a result, Orwell sinks into an excruciating dilemma where he belongs to neither of the groups, failing to be loyalty for his job or to obtain the trust from local people, which is very upsetting for him. Apart from the contradictory political stand, Orwell has been a directed puppet by the natives. The incident of shooting an elephant precipitates Orwell to insight further into the nature of imperialism, realizing how hollow and affected the declining British Raj is.
Your brother a priest, how could you do this to us.” The reader can see that it is a huge disgrace to live in this city and fall into the nasty ways if it. Which Gertrude and Absalom’s girlfriend are both guilty of doing. Both women are from the same city and both blame their struggles on certain things, not taking responsibility themselves. The readers assume that Gertrude blames her bad actions on the city because she never says anything about how she could have returned to her old lifestyle in Ndotesheni. Absalom’s girlfriend blames her present situations on her drunkard mother and her mother’s boyfriend, which is most of their responsibility but also hers.