The only way he can demonstrate his feelings is by being angry at the world and mean. He says, “when petitioners came to my desk for information, I snarled at them and felt indescribably happy whenever I managed to make one of them feel miserable” (85). We can see that to the narrator making people feel miserable is a way to get a reaction from them and it is also empowering to have people have such a stronger reaction toward him and the things he does. Throughout the story, we can see that the unnamed narrator of Notes from Underground has trouble communicating with people. We can see this when he invites himself to the party his old school friends were throwing to a person whom he did not even like.
People just do this because of their insecurity, fear, jealousy, hate, or because of a crime of any size they have committed. Though the possibilities of reasons are almost endless, it depends on the situation and the people that do shun. Shunning of any form has caused many people in our society to suffer and feel neglected on a daily basis. Marie Antoinette was an Austrian princess who married to King Louis XVI in 1774 during the times of the Great Fear and Reign of Terror in France. Due to various motives, she ended up spending millions of dollars on herself instead of paying off France’s debt.
Holden explores the concept of relationships through the similar attitudes displayed towards popular society and his repulsion of their values. Holden is seen throughout the novel to have difficulty accepting people due to their pretentious nature and expresses this through the constant use of the word “phony.” “…very phony, Ivy League voices, one of those very tried, snobby voices” this quote by Holden displays his criticism of middle to upper class America. Holden’s relationship with his own parents is one that he deems
Beatrice is the one that starts this one. “I wonder that you will still be talking Signior Benedick nobody marks you.” This shows us that Beatrice wants to talk to him but she does it insulting him. Benedick responds really quickly “What my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” Here Benedick is saying that Beatrice feels that she is inferior to everyone and she can say anything because she is inferior. In Act II where there is a party in Leonatos house Beatrice talks to a masked man and tell awful things about Benedick to him.
Mr. Birling is a microcosm of higher class business men in the period the play was set. He also portrays the naive attitudes of the elderly. From the start Mr. Birling is suggested as a bombastic and dogmatic character. His view about war- “Germans don’t want war. Nobody wants war” makes the audience doubt his judgement as they know there will be a war, showing irony.
Many believe that the most significant themes of the book include phoniness, death/suicide, and “The Catcher in the Rye.” Phoniness is a tremendous structure of The Catcher in the Rye. People see Holden calling people “a phony” all the time. Being a phony means being someone who a person really isn’t, or just a typical “sheeple”. The main character Holden says numerous times in the book such as,”… they probably just met each other at a phony party.”- (Salinger, p.127) This quote is a favorite of mine because it shows Holden being what he hates the most, which is being a phony. He is doing this by being jealous, just like any other person would.
In this poem the cultures are divided because of wealth and power. In stanza 1 the poet clearly builds up a sense of his anger at the continuing injustice. As he walks through District six, once so familiar to him, he feels an outsider. He begins his poem with short monosyllabic words, ‘small round stones’, which adds a feeling of sharpness to the tone which suggests his anger. In addition, the onomatopoeia word ‘click’ emphasises his anger because of his sharp aggressive ‘ck’ sound.
When Magwitch reveals that he is Pip’s benefactor, for instance, Pip is disgusted by the convict and describes him solely in negative terms; as his affection for Magwitch grows, the descriptive terms he chooses to apply to the convict become much more positive. Close 2. What role does social class play in Great Expectations? What lessons does Pip learn from his experience as a wealthy gentleman? How is the theme of social class central to the novel?
At the beginning Pumblechook was cruel to pip but as soon as Pips status rose, he called him 'dear friend' and repeatedly asked 'may I?' to shake Pips hand. Not only does he try to befriend Pip because of his new found money but he also tells everyone that he was the benefactor because he wants the attention and popularity, he says 'I have been the humble instrument leading up to this', making him an imposter. After Pips downfall, Pumblechooks behaviour changes again towards him and accuses Pip of not having 'common human gratitoode'. So Dickens portrays Pumblechook as a man who changes his behaviour towards someone according to their status just for his own benefit.
Of course at first we can think that this text will be about love and passion with happy end, without any interesting facts, but in reality it isn’t so. The theme of this story is an eternal opposition between money and love. The round characters of this story are Old Anthony and his son Richard, the static characters are Aunt Ellen, Miss Lantry and Kelly. The main idea of this story is wealth (money – old Athony) and love (young Richard). As we know everything in our life depends on freak of chance, but old Anthony thinks that money can decide all problems of his life.