‘It ain’t right,’ he muttered.” This quotation from just after the trial shows how Jem has grown up, he is furious with the jury’s verdict. “Then it all goes back to the jury, then. We oughta do away with juries.” Jem is outraged at the jury from Maycomb who found Tom guity of raping Mayella he hates juries and think that they are all the same so therefore wants them to be gone forever. “Doesn’t make it right,’ said Jem stolidly. He beat his fist softly on his knee.
He uses his power over his wife Stella Kowalski and his sister in law Blanche DuBois to selfishly gain attention from friends and to regain his dominance in his home. He also is a very sexist character and shows little respect for the women in the play. Finally Stanley’s love of sex and his physical strength ends up in him raping Blanche. A character like Stanley who abuses his power of being the man of the house should not be cheered for when reading the play and should be considered the villain. Firstly the beginning of the play shows Stanley abusing his leadership in the household to get what he wants.
Sing!” (Gardner, 171) Instead of killing Grendel immediately for what trouble he has caused to Hrothgar, he decides to embarrass him and torture him because he was given the upper hand. This part of the novel probably makes the reader feel sorry for Grendel, because the excessive force Beowulf was using on him. The way Beowulf handled the situation in the novel, suggest to the reader that he is indeed not a hero. Excessive force can be seen when Grendel says, “And the bleeding sinews deep in his shoulder snapped, muscle and bone split and broke. The battle was over, Beowulf had been granted new glory: Grendel escaped, but wounded as he was could flee to his den, his miserable hole at the bottom of the marsh, only to die, to wait for the end” (Raffel, 50).
In the story the Narrator says to Doodle “Well, if you don’t keep trying, you’ll never learn” (page unknown). Being impatient made the Narrator push his brother beyond his limit and eventually lead to his death. The Narrator is also a cruel person. Ironically, the only person the Narrator was cruel towards was his brother. In the story the Narrator says “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (page unknown).
Stradlater, Holden’s roommate, shows phoniness by how he is a “secret slob” also how it annoys Holden to where he gets into a fight with Stradlater over his sloppiness with Jane, which leads Holden to alienating him. Stradlater is a secret slob because as Holden says, “Stradlater was more of a secret slob. He always looked all right, Stradlater, but for instance, you should have seen the razor he shaved himself with. It was always rusty as hell and full of lather and hairs and crap” (35). This is showing Stradlater is a secret slob because he appears all right on the outside, but once someone gets to know him, they know he is slob.
In addition, Jason curses himself saying, “My curses on you” (61), accentuating he should have known better the woman he had by his side, since he lacks knowledge such as Medea will murdering those who he holds nearest and dearest; his two sons and his bride. Jason believes he should have noticed Medea’s capacity for evilness and heartlessness long before, since she abandons her own family and kills her own brother. This demonstrates how Medea does not care at all about her actions; she only cares to make Jason suffer the pain she receives due to his betrayal. Jason’s catharsis develops when he expresses his pain “I must bemoan my fate” (61). He wishes to be left alone now to mourn his tragic losses which leave the audience to feel pity for him.
George has to put up with Lennie and then kill his best friend, Curley’s wife faces discrimination and even her kindness towards Lennie leads to her death. It is Lennie’s lack of understanding of the pain he is causing that loses our pity towards him and it is the weight
“You told me to George,” he said miserably.’ This extract suggests that Lennie would have slid down the wall and started crying which shows his sadness and suffering because of his enormous strength and his panicking. When he kills Curley’s wife, it is caused by his obsession to stroke soft things and also because of his strength. Curley’s wife is partly to blame as she leads Lennie on: “Here feel right here.
When he criticized his daughter wrongly, he learns later on in the story about how senseless he was to judge his daughter blindly for the reason that he couldn't see her true identity. He rejects Cordelia in the beginning and then learns from this mistake after she dies, realizing her worth after she is killed. Lear hated Cordelia because he was hurt by her words, but at the end, he thinks her death is the worst possible thing that could have ever occurred. In the play King Lear by William Shakespeare, Lear learns from making some serious mistakes in how to become a insightful human being, which propels him to have a greater understanding of others. His suffering makes him understand what man really feels
Do her hateful actions against tom really show how “sweet” she is, or do her actions show an abused girl worn down by her fathers repulsive behavior.. An example of this is when Mayella lures tom into her house knowing it was wrong, “She grabbed me around the legs(.....) She reach'd up and kissed th' side of me face,”(Lee, 194) Mayella is a very deceptive person, she practically sets him up for this big scandal, then puts the blame on Tom, who is in fact the mockingbird. Mayella has been subjected to many horrific events and much sorrow but that does not excuse her for condemning a man. Further more Mayella weak testimony only further promote hate and anger in Maycomb, "I got somethin' to say an' then I ain't gonna say no more. That nigger yonder took advantage of me an' if you fine fancy gentlemen don't wanta do nothin' about it then you're all yellow stinkin' cowards, stinkin' cowards, the lot of you. Your fancy airs don't come to nothin' – your ma'amin' and Miss Mayellerin' don't come to nothin', Mr. Finch,"(Lee, 290).