His financial struggles continue with late bills, and no payment for his premium insurance; he is going deep into debt. He ignores the problems and thinks that everything is going to be all right. Because of the booming economy, he is left behind in the dust; everybody competes for positions in their respective professions, in the world of America’s business. For, if it is true to say that in essence the tragic hero is intent upon claiming his whole due as a personality, and if this struggle must be total and without reservation, then it automatically demonstrates the indestructible will of man to achieve his humanity. (miller, common man) He worries for his family so he decidesl himself by getting in his vehicle and crashing into an object so his family could get money from insurance.
He means that if the venture needs you to be anyone else but yourself, it will lead to no good. This reveals to me that Thoreau believes strongly in the individual, being yourself, and seeking your own path. This quote is also applicable to modern life because many ventures nowadays require you to conform for some purpose. The second aphorism I remembered is “Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplicity, simplicity.” Thoreau means that our focus and attention to detail now in society and culture do nothing but to waste our lives away needlessly. He believes simplicity is the better choice.
Comparably to The story of Tom Brennan whereby the protagonist fails to adapt to his new paradigm due to immense social and emotional barriers, Norman Jewison’s biographical film The Hurricane demonstrates that coming in terms with inner fear and anxiety allows one to overcome the emotional barriers and enter into a new world that affords a greater self. The protagonist ‘Hurricane Carter’ is an infamous African-American boxer who faces a corrupt world of racial prejudice. He faces an unprecedented calamity of imprisonment due to false allegations of homicide. The close-up shots of his blood-teary eyes conveys an intense thirst for vengeance. Similarly to Tom Brennan, this leads him to face immense psychological barriers such as schizophrenia, fear and antisocialism, which accordingly breeds his hatred and hinders his transition to adapt to his new world.
The movie is based around a young rapper called Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith, who is stuck a rut and is struggling to make a success of his life. He has been brought up with racial abuse and is surrounded my violence and drugs everyday of his life. He lives with his mum and her boyfriend in a trailer park due to his dead end job. His family doubt this potential and don’t offer him a great deal of support to achieve his dreams. Life does start to look brighter when he meets an old friend called Wink who has contacts who can get Jimmy deal to record a demo of his music that can possibly lead to a rap career.
He alternates between extremes of concerned family man, to being a selfish self-obsessed man. Many years of being a 'hard headed business man' has created the character that is displayed in this act. This even extends to the marriage of his daughter to Gerald Croft, suitably the son of another successful business owner. Obviously Mr Birling believes that Gerald Croft is an ideal husband for his daughter, not because he loves her (in fact he later shows the opposite), but because Croft's business connections complements Mr Birling's business. This is shown immediately when Arthur Birling states, 'You'll be marrying at a very good time.'
When Johnny Friendly’s gang murders his brother Charlie, Terry realizes the union corruption makes the decision to go against the union and make them pay, now that he’s felt the pain personally. The initial stage of the film, Terry Malloy is a part of a corrupt and threatening environment. He is a careless character, who is easily directed. However in time, Terry learns to stop being a follower and decide to start reclaiming power of his own life. At the beginning of the film Terry is initially ruled by Johnny Friendly and his mob.
“The Kite Runner is constructed by Hosseini to present Amir as a weak character who needs to redeem himself.” It is true to say that the intent Hosseini; the author of the novel “The Kite Runner” presents to us is a story of a young boy who grew to be a man haunted by his weak character and need for forgiveness. Amir’s actions of not defending Hassan, when after the kite tournament he went looking for him and saw that he had been confronted and raped by Assef and his two friends in an alley, would torment him all his life. His guilt further intensifies knowing that Hassan would even die for him. Unable to face what he had done, in an attempt to rid of Hassan, Amir for the second time betrays and frames Hassan of theft. This guilt Amir took with him even when he and his father
The Journey of Two Brothers Trying to Make a Living For those who have a big brother know what they are like, strong leaders, helping, and yet very condescending. In the story Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck two men that have been together since they were children George, and Lennie are like brothers. George is like the big brother that Lennie looks up to. George is a very strong leader he leads Lennie to things like a new job opportunity. George was so mean to Lennie at first.
Parallel plot is when plot A is repeated in a miniature plot B and an understanding of plot B helps us understand the protagonist better. After having a conversation with Bono, Troy had a flashback of his father the day that he beat troy till both his eyes were swollen shut . In addition to Act 2 Scene 4 there is a father son conflict between Cory and Troy. They get into a huge fight Cory tries to hit Troy with a baseball bat but, he failed at his attempt and Troy kicked him out on to the streets. In act 1 scene 4 and act 2 scene 4 there are father son conflicts.
He always talks about how he could have been a legitimate contender in the sport of boxing if he continued to train and stayed clean. He steals in order to support his drug addiction. During the film he is arrested for the twenty-seventh time, yes the twenty-seventh time, and faces a long prison sentence. The saddest part about his story is not the fact that he was once a talented up and coming boxer, but he was a father to young son. The saddest part for me during the film was seeing him playing with his son before his sentencing.