He tried to set Amir straight for socializing with Hassan, who is Amir's 'brother' and his best friend. Hassan rescues Amir and intimidates Assef to shoot with his slingshot. Later on in the novel, Assef seeks revenge for Hassan's brave and daring move. This starts a long chain of violent events. A side-way of violence is revenge, a theme that also has an effect on how the story progresses.
However, his personality is completely opposite of that assumption. This is evidenced throughout the story, particularly when he uses his healing powers. Other main characters throughout the story include Brutus, who is a guard and friend to Paul, and Percy, who is another guard, albeit a brutal, sadistic bully. Later on in the story, a raucous, disorderly prisoner known as Wild Bill is introduced, and he becomes an important part of the story as well. The dominant sociological theory present throughout the film is Emile Durkheim’s functionalism.
I think his appearance did convey his personality quite well in a way. The author says ‘he looked as if he had been put together all wrong’ which could also be relating to the fact that in his head he was a bit muddled as well. In the first part of the book when he is 14, he was ‘awkward’ and ‘taller than his father’ with ‘his head too large, his ears too sticking out, his lips never quite closing’. This is already giving the impression that he doesn’t quite fit in. He is described as ‘uncoordinated and clumsy’ and he was often teased and beaten because of this.
He feels strong emotions and goes with them entirely. Agamemnon is in power, not because he was elected by the people or put there by a king, but purely because he was able to bring the most to the war. He had the most material items and troops so he was placed in command. The people did not necessarily want him to rule. This makes his position very unsolidified.
Even though the short story and the film had the same soldier and knife part in it, they were still a little different in some ways also. In the short story, the little boy seemed as if he was an annoying little boy, but in the film he seemed not annoying at all. In the book, William Faulkner led us to believe that the narrator was quite a dangerous little boy because he pulled the knife on the soldier, but in the film, he was not at all dangerous in any sort of way. The biggest difference of all is the way the short story ended and the way the film ended. The story ended kind of short and abrupt and did not explain it very well, but the film of Two Soldiers ended with a great ending.
In the assertion ‘all people are good, but it’s the external forces of society that make a man evil’ I immediately think of the ‘Ballad of Joe Meek’. Joe Meek was generally a ‘good’ person before his encounter with the police officers. He had good intentions by telling the police officers they were wrong for putting their hands on the young woman, but the blatant disrespect the police officers showed him changed his outlook. The actions taken by the police officers stand as the external forces or catalysts for Joe Meek’s violent rampage. Back in our ‘Rise of Man’ unit, many people in the class agreed that the quality that makes man is the ability to be shaped by our experiences.
The 12 angry men were your average men, but each one had a different side. One of the guys was your average sport’s loving guy, some were the typical ’followers’ of a crowd and few were smart; observant people. I recognized each person had a characteristic and/or a trait, but most did not know it or did not want to show it. A great topic, which can relate to the group of men in this movie and be a way to better understand this movie, is Groupthink. This is a term/topic, which was developed by a social psychologist name Irving Janis.
473), I learned that Abe Lincoln was actually a very humble man and was the complete opposite of a tyrant. However, in the movie they characterized Lincoln to be a little cocky and demanding. Another difference in the information in the movie and my knowledge is that I was taught that Abe was a very racist man and hated all of the blacks, but in the movie, he seemed to be sympathetic and respectful toward the blacks. (ie. Text pg.
School bullies, who may seem less dangerous and offensive than dictators, are actually very similar to them in several ways. Whereas dictators are in charge of a huge country and school bullies are in charge of a school, they are both similar in several different ways. One similarity between dictators and school bullies is their personalities. They are very arrogant, regarding themselves as the highest authority out there. They create their own rules and expect people to abide by them, with those that do not being punished.
Race also determines how Othello perceives himself as a rough outsider, though he is nothing of the sort. Othello's race sets him apart, and makes him very self-conscious; it makes him work hard and look carefully after his reputation, so he is regarded as equal to the white people that surround him. Pride Especially important with regards to Othello; Othello is defensively proud of himself and his achievements, and especially proud of the honorable appearance he presents. The allegations of Desdemona's affair hurt his pride even more than they inflame his vanity and jealousy; he wants to appear powerful, accomplished, and moral at every possible instance, and when this is almost denied to him, his wounded pride becomes especially powerful. Magic Usually has something to do with Othello's heritage.