This clearly presents his heterosexual lust for her; he also refers to her as ‘the Hun’ indicating that she is the enemy so as to speak, and is standing in between his ‘further deployments’ portraying how superficial his love for Fiona is, as he is obviously disappointed with her not allowing him to advance and is more concerned for his own needs. This is further illustrated in his statement, ‘It’s like the headmaster says: one should have targets’, The use of double entendre on the word ‘targets’ forms a comical link between education and sexuality and makes his pursuit sound intelligent, like a difficult challenge that requires careful thought and planning, again more focused on
The students showed this by becoming “listless” during his stories. His tone and words were always picked with sarcastic criticism, too; for example, “I don’t mean to be polite or impolite, either. I guess it’s a sort of way I have, of saying things regardless.” (Cather, 245). I think Paul used this to separate himself from the rest of the dull crowd around him. Paul hated his surroundings, he felt so disgusted by it all that he presented himself in the most obnoxious way; hoping that some day those around him would grow to appreciate his distinct
In Theroux’s essay he describes his dislike for the expression “Be and man!” He writes, “it means: be stupid, be unfeeling, obedient, soldierly and stop thinking” (Theroux, pg.317). It can clearly be seen that Todd is doing none of those things. Yes, the pupils were reluctant at first; this can be seen with the student’s laughter in the beginning of the exercise, but can’t that be interpreted as the manly part of the exercise? Todd is pulled up to give a “barbaric’ yawp. Barbaric can be described as brutal, cruel, and even fierce.
Imediantly showing Mr Birling’s personality, which is selfish. Then he goes on and saying, “There isn’t a chance of war” this dramamtic irony leads the audience into looking forward to seeing Mr Birling being prove wrong. In addition, this shows Mr Birling’s thoughts on responsibilities are wrong. Saying this, the sudeience should not agree with him and his thoughts on responsibilies due to the examples of dramatic irony. After he had finished his speech on keeping labour cost down and profit high, Inspector Goole enters and throws a shocking news at the Birlings.
‘Careful,’ Pangloss seemed rather taken aback by the curious habits of the men, ‘you best take this musket as you have no idea of what these oddlings are cabable of and they may not understand our theologies.’. Taking the good advice from his tutor, Candide approached with poise and authority. ‘Why, who might you be?’, Candide enquired as he approached the men. ‘y’ahlright? Where’s this fella from then?’ It appears that the men were as intriguided with Candide as he was with them.
Although Holden Caulfield, the protagonist, appeals to the readers that he is insane by means of his behaviors. In some extends, he may not be the case because the world surrounding him may be a factor of influence of the way he behaves. He appeals to be same as a person who usually acts different from the people around him. First of all, in readers’ first impression of Holden is a student in Pency prep who is insane by flunking almost all his subjects except for English. He uses words to insult his friends, such as Ackley, by calling him “Ackley kid”, though Ackley is older than Holden.
He tries to camouflage himself so he does not stand out as a rooinek because the kids at school bully and discriminate against him because of his English heritage. Hoppie recognizes Peekay’s pain and helps comfort him by saying, “That’s why you’re going to be the next champ, Peekay, you’ve got the reason. I didn’t tell you before, man. You now the bloke who beat me for the title in Pretoria? Well he was English, a rooinek like you” (73).
Why wouldn’t Holden try to listen to Mr. Spencer about his poor academic accomplishments although he knows his failures? Answer: Holden is experiencing puberty and that may be the main reason why he won’t even bother listening to other people’s opinions, especially about his academic achievements. He just doesn’t want to care of that and enjoy his
Other characters also help build a picture of Birling in the opening section. Eric's defense of the workers brings about a vicious verbal attack from Birling which pours scorn on Eric's lack of business experience and reveals his bitter feeling towards "public-school-and-Varsity" education. Priestley suggests he resents the advantages enjoyed by his son's generation and this helps the audience understand why later Eric says that Mr Birling is "not the kind of father a chap would go to when hes in trouble". At this point, Priestley has provided a picture of a self-important man who places his faith in technology and industry, who believes he can enjoy the rewards granted by the community while declaring that community spirit is "nonsense" and that a man has to "mind his own business and look after himself and his own". Yet Eric, at this start of the Inspector's chain of events' has already challenged his father's views, and later Sheila will do the same by recognising a shared humanity with the
Despite Piggy's clear thinking and appraisal of their situation, his contentious manner and rude dismissal of the younger boys unfortunately causes his ideas to be dismissed. Even more importantly, he is a cynic who can do nothing to comfort the others, instead instilling in them a sense of fatalism. Piggy, whose pessimism and sadness make him a likely martyr, is established in this chapter as a prophet whose words are not heeded until it is too late. Golding uses Piggy's advice as foreshadowing: failure to heed Piggy, however absurd he may sound, leads to dire