Why does this sturdy soldier become a mean killer and, worse, a hirer of thugs to do his killing for him even when he himself acknowledges that his actions are sure to bring retribution upon him? Why does Lady Macbeth feel it is in her duty as a ‘loving’ wife to drive them both into evil ways? And why do so many good men allow this vicious couple to gain total power and ruin the state of Scotland? Some aspects of the Macbeth story have become horribly familiar in our world today. Several modern rulers (from everyday fathers to leaders of the country) have begun as ‘brave soldiers’ and ended as crazy destroyers because of their poor choices and the consequences.
The Prime Instigator of Conflict is Fear Fear and violence is rampant within the Salem society in “The Crucible”. This insular society is obsessed with sin and damnation, where neighbors are found pitted against each other and judgment is the norm. This is an extremely conflicted environment that engenders fear. The structure of this community fights itself because it is in massive conflict, so hysteria and anarchy is the rule of the day. The rigid and apprehensive nature of the society encourages conflict as it denies the individuals the opportunity for legitimately voicing and enunciating ones true self.
He was upset about his father “John watched and listened, hating him.”(43) He was disgusted about Gabriel for his hypocrisy “No one, none of the saints…. his life was anything but spotless” (53) Because of his grudge against his father John wanted to take revenge “Nevertheless, this man, God’s minister,…………and wanted to kill him still.”(53) He was frustrated about his father and wanted to give him a hard lesson.
His vengeance actually becomes a crazed obsession that will never cease. When Chillingworth sees little Pearl in the arms of her mother, he is deeply hurt that Hester has betrayed him, but more than that, hateful towards the adulterous man. He hates the man more and more as time goes by. He makes it his primary goal to find this man and hurt him. After he discovers that the man he is looking for is Reverend Dimmesdale, he creates an evil plot to destroy him.
“Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downward with great weight and pressure toward hell.” (Edwards 47). Jonathan Edwards uses violent, hellish, figurative language to show people what will happen if they are not reborn into the Puritan way. The way the author uses this scare tactic makes the reader feel uneasy
“The dust, the fear, the high threat level, the isolation-all of that was the surge the soldiers knew . . . Here, Cummings had another thought: ‘This place is a complete shithole’“ (Finkel 148-149). The frustration of the soldiers develops further as the conditions continue to be unbearable and now deadly.
Whilst everyone else on the ranch, and America at the time, is struggling due to the Depression Curley seems careless, wreckless, continues to pick fights and make people feel even worse. It's almost as if he's completely outside of the Economic Struggle, which in fact suggests that Curley's a lonely character, and when in contrast with all the other characters his cruelty is emphasised. Due to this Economic Struggle having getting a job was extremely difficult, to have one and be wealthy was classed as the 'American
Atticus may be portrayed as good, but he has his doubtful moments. Then, there is Bob Ewell who is seen as a monster throughout the book through the reader’s eyes because of his violent ways. “Somehow, I could think of nothing but Mr. Bob Ewell saying he’d get Atticus if it took him the rest of his life” (Lee 262) This shows that Bob Ewell is violent in his ways and portrays the evilness of the themes when he tried to harm the Finch children when he had wanted to get back at Atticus. A man is lower than life when he tries to harm a child especially his own or those who had nothing to do with his
Gilgamesh, a leader of Uruk, was composed of both man and god. His physical features resembled a strong, handsome, and well-kept man. Though he possessed this nice image, Gilgamesh was a cruel person. He treated his subjects with disrespect, especially women, as he raped them whether they were married or not. Also, he forced his subjects to complete his building projects which caused them become very exhausted and angry.
He also used adjectives like exacerbated, intransigent, dissonant anarchy, vindictive, bitter and incessant. Baldwin described his anger to his father as incongruous, sardonic, bitter, paranoia, fearful despair and appalling. Baldwin described anger as all consuming and dangerous to a heart because the ultimate loser is the hater. The(pg.59) relationship between black and white America and his own father is a story of loss, anarchy and hate. He regrets that he could not overcome the obstacles in his personal narratives.