Moral Ambiguous Characters Throughout Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the moral ambiguity of the central character, Dorian Gray, becomes more and more distinct. The story starts with Dorian being venerated by the artist Basil Hallward, and throughout the story the reader learns of Gray’s several wrong doings. Meeting Lord Henry almost straight away negatively influenced Dorian. He had started out blameless and innocent, but by the conclusion had been the cause of numerous deaths, all because of his selfish wish to stay beautiful forever. “His actions show a character who insists the soul is real, but loves the gaping chasm between the beauty of his body and the corruption of his soul” [ (Wilde 105-123) ].
Hamlet Essay In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet three of the crucial characters in the play are all tying to seek revenge for their father’s homicidal deaths. Although the three men share a common goal their methods to accomplishing the task only share some similarities, this makes Laertes, Fortinbras and Hamlet very interesting to compare. First of all, Laertes’ father Polonius was murdered by prince Hamlet during one of his spying schemes. Laertes loved his father, or at least respected him deeply; which he shows through his deep dedication to avenging Polonius’ death. Laertes unlike Hamlet and Fortinbras is dangerously upfront about his revenge and will stop at nothing until he deems his judgement given.
Both Emily and Susan are expected to love Kane, but both become alienated by his coldness and lack of personal sacrifice. He expects Leland to provide him with platonic or fraternal love but is disappointed when Leland draws attention to his flaws. He fights for the love of the people in his quest to be governor but fails because he wants to control them and “tells them what to think”. Interestingly, it is his need for power and control that undermines his attainment of love as in all cases his refusal to give up “something he really cares about” to any of these people. When Leland and Kane toast to “love on [Kane’s] terms” the use of financial jargon like terms illuminates Kane’s misunderstanding of love attainment; He believes he can buy it, rather than
Even his father’s death has brought shame to Okonkwo. So he strives to be a successful and affluent man and through his hard work and determination he becomes one. Achebe’s diction in this quote allows the reader to realize the seriousness of Oknonkwo’s fear of failure. For example,” It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil.” This alone shows that his fear of failure is ultimately going to lead to his downfall because failure is what makes him this man who is afraid to show any feelings that will be seen as “agbala” which means womanly. This fear throughout the novel causes him to make rash and impetuous decisions in order to achieve a high stature in the tribe.
Elizabeth sees his inner goodness shine when he refuses to lie about being involved in witchcraft, and she realizes how unfair she has been. John Proctor saves the lives of the others who are accused when he unselfishly declines to save his own. He acts as a martyr when he places others before himself. He would rather die an honorable death than live a dishonorable life, which is what precedes him to be the tragic hero of the play. John Proctor, being a very complex character stuck in a world full mischief, madness, and chaos shows a major change as the play unfolds.
In this way people the chances of people challenging Big Brother are lessened. • “To die hating them, that was freedom.” Book 3, Chapter IV Page 281. Winston detest Big Brother down to his inner core. To him, going against Big Brother was the ultimate liberty in life. If he were to die still hating Big Brother, it would make the statement of everything he had stood for in life and the sacrifices he had to make.
In my opinion, Hamlet is a young man that deeply loves his father and is severely affected by his death. Even though Hamlet has learned the truth of his father’s death by his uncle, he is indecisive. He hesitates and cannot bring himself to kill Claudius. At the right moment in which Hamlet could have murdered Claudius he becomes doubtful. It is because Claudius is speaking his prayers to God and Hamlet is unsure if he should strike in fear that he will be sent to hell.
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. Under love’s heavy burden do I sink" (1.4.19-22). Romeo says that he is too much in love to be able to be happy because the kind of love that he has is a burden. The love that Romeo has is good because he likes being in love, but it makes him sad and it is a burden for Romeo. He wants to be in love and be able to be happy, but right now he is wounded by
This is also why he is unable to realize the business he does is corrupt and evil." He is live not for himself, but for his dream, for his vision of the good life inspired by the beauty of a lovely rich girl."(71). In the past, Daisy's parents deemed Gatsby unsuitable for Daisy because he lacked a background of status and wealth. Because of this, Gatsby was determined to make himself wealthy and achieve status all to chase down a relationship from long ago that is now very unrealistic. Gatsby sees Daisy is the perfect woman and is very stubborn in that he is unable to realize that she lacks compassion and love.