Whenever someone treats him cruelly he responds by assuming that their actions are caused by lack of knowledge or mistake. Charlie's increasing intellectual capacity forces him to adopt a far more cynical look on those around him. This cynical outlook not only drains his trust to a healthy level but turns into an almost paranoid condition. The more subtle change in which the coldness appears is that he becomes condemning of lesser intelligent people, dismissing professors as shams with very narrow fields of knowledge. This development in Charlie's personality is ironic since his ambition in the beginning of the story is to get enough mental prowess to be included in the same community that he distances himself from when he criticizes the average human as being limited and slow.
The demon won’t reveal anything he doesn’t want to tell him. He’s clever, and he has Faustus under his influence, but poor Faustus is blind to the reality. Faustus doesn’t give up. He wants his answers and he asks again, this time more specifically. Mephastophilis answer is very important, and highly revealing.
He comes to life in the story, and passages involving him evoke a sense of pity in the reader, since they are so incredibly strong. Just as readers finds themselves getting into the character of Jerry Renault, Cormier transitions to the point of view belonging to Archie, “assigner” and ringleader of the “Vigils”, a gang at Trinity. Archie seems scary, a character who you probably would not want to be approached by for an assignment. To those who consider themselves a part of his exclusive gang, he is an excellent reader, a guy who your association with might earn you some perks. Even so, Obie manages to view him with a level of contempt, sine he is so incredibly different from everyone else.
He actively searches for answers to the unexplainable tragedies he experiences. Both Bartleby and J.B. deteriorate with time, but for different reasons. Bartleby’s deterioration is a product of his apathy and isolationism while J.B.’s deterioration is caused by the sudden tragic loss of his loved ones and sense of purpose. Initially, Bartleby and J.B. both seem to have typical lifestyles. Bartleby seems eager to do “an extraordinary quantity of writing.” He is “famishing for something to copy.” (648) He accomplishes what is expected of him without protest.
He shows various signs of rebellion during the novel, predominatly the frequent rendezvous and general rule-breaking with Offred. I believe the Commander secretly longs for the world to be as it once was and this is why he savours his time with Offred because she reminds him of the ‘time before.’ It is also ironic how both these characters feel under the surface an anger and repression of Gilead and both want to break free but on the surface, particularly when they play Scrabble with each other, they are calm, sophisticated and very civilised. During one of these meetings the Commander admits to Offred that “you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs”, stating in a rather cryptic way that Gilead is not perfect and a lot of people have had to suffer to get the finished product. This is as frank about Gilead as the Commander is allowed to be, which is odd because he frequently breaks the rules with Offred but very rarely badmouths Gilead. During Chapter 24 Offred remembers a documentary that she watched about a woman who was the mistress of a concentration camp guard.
Daniel San Pascual Ammaniti’s characters are complex and multi-dimensional Michele While Michele exhibits childlike naivety and selfishness, his treatment of others throughout the novel makes him the moral backbone of the novel. Ammaniti begins the novel by portraying his protagonist as someone with an acute sense of right and wrong. For example, when Michele realizes that his sister has fallen over during the race up the hill, he turns back because he thinks she might be “really… hurt”, even though it may result in him having to complete the “forfeit”. Furthermore, unlike the adults (and some of the children) in the novel, Michele maintains a strong sense of personal integrity and justice. For example, Michele chooses to take the forfeit in place of Barbara as an act of chivalry once he heard the forfeit was to be “something nasty.” We are then reminded that although Michele has a strong sense of morality, it is partly due to his innocence.
The portrait of himself is supposedly "beautiful" and this therefore gives him a high opinion of himself, it also makes him think that he is of more importance than those around him. Towards the beginning of the novel basil States that " we shall all suffer for what the gods have given us". This is foreshadowing the fact that Dorian will suffer from being engrossed with himself and his appearance. This makes it clear to the reader that the only reason Dorian suffers within the novel Is because of his obsession with himself. Because of this implication Wilde makes it obvious to the reader that empathy is a difficult thing to feel towards Dorian as he is not a victim.
One of the ways Shelley explores the dark side of the human psyche is the suppressed and forbidden knowledge which Victor Frankenstein is hungry for. We can see this when Frankenstein states 'how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge'. However it will ultimately lead to a happier life that the man 'who believes his native town to be the whole world'. This drives Frankenstein to exceed the boundaries of science hence create new life. Shelley portrays the desire of knowledge as lust which, if left unhindered, can drive a man to peril.
This great build up of yearning to meet the malevolent and kind man known as Kurtz only to learn that he is a sickly old man that has been broken by white man burden is one of Conrad’s displays of modernism because this technique shows how man anticipations can twisted. This new plot of anticipation causes upset in the reader because they too were distraught by the real Kurtz. Most of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness was written in a perspective that gave the reader a sense of first
Stylistic analysis of the text Art for heart's sake. In this short story “Art for Heart’s sake” R. Goldberg in a witty and a humorous way supports a well-known proverb: “The leopard cannot change its spots”. The main idea of this story is a problematical relationships of Collins P. Ellsworth and the environment. The old man is insatiable in his purchases and it`s not a problem for him. But it is a problem for people around him and they want him to change his attitude to life.