Therefore there is a lack of sympathy and a ‘terrifying’ image as we are tricked into sympathizing for Joe. Although Jed is noticeably ill , there is a sense of pity and sorry which Parry feels for Clarissa as he believes that Joe loves him and it will surely hurt her. This is shown on page 68 when he delicately suggests they should break the news to Clarissa. He says it very simply ‘ The only way is for the three of us to talk ‘. This exemplifies the caring and thoughtful side of him which is indeed far from terrifying.
This denial leads to his rage, when he perceives that Regan and Cornwall are being thoughtless of his authority. Lear then descends into isolation, in hopes of redefining who he is. Lear moves through stages in his life before any wisdom can be gained, resulting in his becoming a victim to his own poor choices. It is said denial is "an unconscious defense mechanism used to reduce anxiety by denying thoughts, feelings, or facts that are consciously intolerable (dictionary.com)." King Lear's denial derives from his blindness towards Regan and Cornwall's deceitful actions.
Curley has obviously decided it is not worth fighting him but before he leaves he instructs Lennie as he still wants to intimidate him and show him that he has an authoritive figure. In this extract Curley has clearly unnerved Lennie as Lennie constantly seems to be in some discomfort for example “Lennie squirmed under the look and shifted his feet nervously”. John Steinbeck does well to produce powerful imagery by simply using the word “squirmed”. This shows that Lennie is embarrassed and does not know what to do and this causes tension as Curley senses his advantage while George is worried about a possible confrontation. Another example is “Lennie twisted with embarrassment”.
Overwhelmed by vulnerability, “[Ethan] saw her [Zeena] preparing to go away”. In contemplation of this abandonment, he almost instinctively “was seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone” (Wharton 70). This fear of lonesomeness filters into every aspect of Ethan's life, altering each area drastically. Furthermore, Ethan, despite his apparent hatred for his wife, relies on her companionship to function. On the oppose side of the marital spectrum, Zeena regularly professes her hypochondria to her husband.
By using short and snappy sentences and question marks Shakespeare shows Capulet’s rage and anger. This can be seen when he says “my fingers itch” and “Is she not proud?” This quote shows us that Capulet has become so enraged that he’d even resort to domestic violence which links in to the social historical context – patriarchy. He owned Juliet and got to decide what would be done with her. Furthermore by using short sentences it shows that Capulet is so angry that he’s ‘thinking out loud’ and all the words are spilling out of his mouth without him even thinking about it. By firing short and rapid questions it shows that he doesn’t want an answer, as he isn’t giving anyone time to reply but also that he doesn’t want to hear an answer which would displease him.
3: Oedipus Rex suffers awful downfalls on his journey to become the tragic hero he is today. He grieves with many flaws, errors in judgment, intervention of the gods, terrible fate and bad luck. His tragic flaw is demonstrating many acts of hubris. One can hear Oedipus sound arrogant when he says “Nothing will move me. I will find out the whole truth(61).” His judgment is flawed by emotional pressure that causes him to lose a sense of balance from the beginning when he is shunned by Creon and he feels that they are trying to take his place.
It’s a feeling of weakness that sparks our raving madness and being furious for a moment won’t do us any good. After a while, temper tantrums destroy our physical health and the body won’t be in a state of homeostasis. Prolonged animosity stresses the body out, telling it to keep its guard up which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Negative thoughts stoke our anger more, but once we understand that we can try to stop them. I agree with Hales; Americans are becoming angrier.
The penultimate scene of this act, is the point where the death of the king is disvoverd and the news is broken. There is panic throughout the house, and this perculiar news creates suspision within Banquo that is was Macbeth. The audience almost feels tension for Macbeth, will he be discoverd of will it stay a secret. They go on a journey with Macbeth during this scene which creates a bond link connection so much so they love to hate Macbeth but feeling to do both consecutivly. He begins to act irrationally, which makes the audience fear for him when they should be hoping that that he get caught red handed.
This is demonstrated by, “…then he looked ashamedly at the flames.” This technique illustrates that George is going to feel repentant about what he has said and will try to make up for it. It also might be said that the character George feels guilty on what he has done and will try and redeem himself. This is noted in the novel when George says, “Aw Lennie.” The effect upon the reader is that George is shamefaced and will try to make his friend Lennie feel better by offering other choices which he could do In conclusion, I think this essay shows that George is easily aggravated and a cautious character. This is demonstrated by, “Lennie. You gonna be sick like you was last night.
Now that he's aware of the murderous act, his actions become "rather impaitent" and this means that instantaneously he's battling against Goole. Through Priestly's use of hostility in the context of Birling's behaviour, the reader begins to question his dubious acts, and start to discover that there is tension deep routed routed withon the Birling family history, taht they're yet to disciver. Likewise,Priestly symbolises the tension within the family by the stark and interrogating light. The light becomes "white" and excruciatingly bright, and his shows the erecting tension as the play progresses. With the "dark" and cosy lighting at the beginning it juxtaposes to the opposite spectrum and by this the audience becmes aware of this tension that grows within the Birling's as each character finds a snippet of information that they'd rather not hear.