He could not hold in his guilt anymore because he felt bad for conforming, or imitating, what the other members of the Dead Poets Society had done in Mr. Nolan’s office. Todd succeeded in following another one of Emerson’s philosophies, “To trust thyself”, when he successfully composed a poem [on the spot] in front of the class. “To trust thyself” means that one should always trust one’s self, even if one may be wrong. By following this transcendentalist idea, Todd gained more confidence in himself and the courage to speak his mind. He also showed intuition
It greatly influences the story, what will happen in the story, and what theme the story will communicate. The extremely solid characterization of the two main characters, Doodle and his brother, leads to the finale, which communicates the theme. The clear mistakes made in the story, like the excessive and unsupervised rehabilitation of Doodle, that occur because of the characters characterization, really show the reader what the main characters did wrong, and shows that to the reader not to do it either. After all, as it is said in the story, “Pride is a seed that bears to seeds; life and
As the Inspector’s investigations continue, his selfishness gets the better of him: he is worried about how the press will view his story in Act 2, and accuses Sheila of disloyalty at the start of Act 3. He wants to hide the fact that Eric stole money: ‘I’ve got to cover up this as soon as I can.’ Another way Priestly is able to show the Birlings’ selfishness is through the Inspector’s tone and style of questioning. The Inspector is very quick and sharp in his response and he tends to answer back. He will keep asking them
The actions of people pursuing their goals eventually show true intentions. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, Miller analyzes the characters of John Proctor and Reverend Parris by how they attempt to influence the outcome of the trials through their internal conflicts, behaviors, and decisions. To begin, Miller portrays John Proctor as one of the most important that attempt to influence the outcome of the trials. To prove, towards the end of the play, Proctor faces his internal conflict in order to proceed to do what is right. For example, when Proctor signs the papers, “His breast heaving, his eyes staring, Proctor tears the paper and crumples it, and he is weeping in fury, but erect” (208).
This event allows the character to really understand who he is and what he could have done to save Alan. From this we can connect the two stories together. In “Big word” there was guilt not as horrific but it was regarding the dreaded exam results. This guilt forcing them to leave town allowed them to face reality and understand what they really wanted to do in their life’s as biggie continues on
Mean Girls is sending a message to say take responsibility for your before it gets worse. In Mean Girls Cady acts like an innocent bystander and doesn’t own up to anything she has done. When she keeps ditching her real friends Janice and Damian and then denies doing it. When Cady was at Regina’s house and writing stuff in the burn book and talking about people behind their backs and says “ I know it may seem like I’ve become a bitch, but that’s only because I was acting like a bitch” She was in denial of doing anything wrong and she was just acting. In the office after the ‘burn book’ was spread across the school Cady denied she had taken any part in it, But after all the denying and lying everyone saw her for the backstabber she is and Janice saw us way before everyone.
The dialogue of a story is an important part of characterization because it allows the readers to see into the characters minds and examine their motivations. Cain’s use of dialogue in this story does not utilize this idea to its full extent. This lack in understanding of the characters seems to have a negative affect on the depth of the plot as well. This shallowness of the characters makes the plot seem to move quickly and out of sync with the in depth, careful planning that goes with planning a successful
This relates back to the experiment, because the participants obeyed even though they knew it was not right to shock the learners, and King probably would have encouraged the participants to stop. Moreover, King strongly disagrees that the government should have the authority to guide people when there are many wrongdoings in the governmental system. His ideal social relations are far from dependent on obedience because he believes everyone to be equal. Also, he knows that total obedience often lead to tragedies like the segregation and racism that African-American are suffering from. Milgram’s conclusion really advocates King’s belief, because the surprising conclusion of obedience to authority is what King does not believe to be the way of social relations.
Melissa Hughes W131 22320 Comparative Analysis Rough Draft Obedience to Authority Obedience is the state, fact, or instance of obeying, or a willingness to obey; submission. Most people do not think about obedience as much more than doing what they are told; they do not try to see what the outcome of their actions; they unconsciously comply. Blind obedience to authority can be defined as what people do when they think laws should be obeyed just because the law exists. Such unconscious failure to think about their actions “because we have always done it this way”; “because my boss said so”; “because it’s the law”; “because I was only following orders”; leads them to commit morally corrupt acts. They commit these acts believing that they are doing nothing wrong because they are following the law.
The principle whose name was Mrs. Bruno came out and apologized for what was happening and told her she would have Ms Cameel bring Ranasha to the office so we could talk our issues out. When Ranasha and Ms. Cameel arrived in the office Ranasha acted as if she was my best friend. So because of that no one believed me. After that we went back to class and everything seemed fine but once lunch time came they bulling was even worse. I promised myself I was not going back to school and I told my mother but she insisted I’d go and I had no choice.