The people who go to his parties gossip about him constantly saying, “he’s a bootlegger” (Fitzgerald), or “he killed a man” (Fitzgerald). He also did not “suffer the absence of parental support” (Brucker) Alger’s characters went through causing their lack of knowledge of right and wrong. Demonstrating how his success does not gain respectability because he chooses wrong instead of right. Since Gatsby is not virtuous, he is not rewarded by the divine. Alger’s characters are to be believed as
Why was his spirit tormented and unable to cross the River Styx? Because this King, King Creon, wanted to make a point to his people. The point that he is cruel, unfair, self-centered, pompous, stubborn, and incoherent king, who is not fit to rule. King Creon’s unfounded command is seen in all his actions and decrees. His fickle favor toward his servants, and not to mention his family, proves his inconsistency and instability.
ENG2DB Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Word Count: 1287 The Allocation of Responsibility for Immoral Actions in Things Fall Apart and Macbeth Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Macbeth by William Shakespeare both demonstrate the ill effects of excessive ambition and pride. The protagonists of both texts act in a way that would normally be appalling and unforgivable. However, the authors make the audience tolerant, and even sympathetic, towards Okonkwo and Macbeth. This is done by portraying the characters as not fully responsible for their actions. Okonkwo and Macbeth are both heavily influenced by other characters, fuelled by the expectations of their societies, and driven to act based on their tragic flaw.
(Peters, 94) Procopius in The Secret History criticizes Justinian throughout the book. He seems to have a problem with everything Justinian did during his regain from marrying Theodora, listening to what she had to say, the way he ran the empire and imposed new laws, and the need to collect taxes differently from earlier rulers, among many other complaints. Procopius was not the only one who thought it was a mistake for Justinian to marry Theodora because of her questionable upbringing and back ground but he never
As I Lay Dying The novel As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner tends to make readers confused when beginning to read it due to the theme the book entails. One of the main themes in the novel would have to be the difference of what are the truth and the explanation of what is true. Without a doubt any point is able to end in a massive amount of what is biased due to the different characters and their individual point of views. Each thought they have on what they believe true is dependent on their previous outlooks and thoughts. With that being said anything that is alleged can’t always necessarily be the truth.
I can easily understand why the short story made such an impact in the literary and medical worlds. However, I have a hard time understanding how the story is enjoyable to read. Personally, I could not sit through the story and finish it in one sitting. The repetitive language and obsessive nature of the narrator gets extremely irritating. While other gothic tale’s we’ve read in class have been spooky, ironic, or at least entertaining, I feel that this story is literally sickeningly long.
Echo Wood 10/11/13 Reputation There are many distinct themes found within The Crucible. The most dominant one being, in my opinion, reputation. Reputation plays a big role in the town of Salem because publix and private moralities are one and the same. There is a constant fear of guilt by association becomes prominent. The people of Salem are constantly focused on maintaining public reputation and the thought that your friends sins could disgrace their own names was a concern by many.
These crimes are committed because prejudice still exists, for many different reasons. Hate crimes effects are far reaching, from the individual victim to the community as a whole. Hate offenses are motivated by a bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnicity or national origin. Many people fear that which is different. Unfortunately, this will not go away in the future.
Daniel Arrants Things Fall Apart Draft English Honors Pr.6 Intolerance has negatively impacted people in today’s society as well as in the past. Things Fall Apart is written to follow the life of Okonkwo and his fall from greatness in his community. He has 3 wives, many crops, and is a strong warrior, all traits of a typical wealthy man in the Ibo Tribe. Okonwko’s main goal in life is to not gain the characteristics of his father, who was weak and considered a failure to those around him. He lives in a society where men rule, and it is hard for him to show love or affection towards his family.
Juvenal questions, ‘Who could endure this monstrous city?’ expressing his dislike of city life. The problems with Rome – its infrastructure and particularly its people – are frequent themes within his satires. I believe that in some cases of danger that Juvenal puts forward, such walking through Rome at night, that the danger is genuine. However, in others, I think that Juvenal is exaggerating to make his satire more interesting and/or amusing. A main danger of Rome seems to be the people.