Etienne De Leon Professor Prietas R. English III 2/27/2014 The Great Ambition Dream, love, and unreachable- pretty depressing concepts. You see them in life, witness them in action, and notice how many people suffer. They long for love, and their dreams, but to some, such ideas are unreachable. Although, to others it may be more mental thoughts of pessimism, but the rest, they literally can’t reach for their goals. In the novel “The Great Gatsby”, we meet a wealthy mysterious man named Gatsby.
Essay four: Character A Good Man is Hard To Find Mary Flannery O’Conner’s’ short story, “A Good Man is Hard To find”, shows very distinct characters throughout their journey they take on. Bailey is a uptight character and O’Conner writes his character right on target. The grandmother character adds some twist and turns to the adventures they seek. O’Conner creates a sick and evil character in “The Misfit”. All three of the characters combine show unique and detailed personalities which make the story so easily read and at times amusing despite the dreary end.
Gatsby becomes corrupted as a result of his surroundings and participates in evil things. In the end, however, he is a good man with a passionate heart, merely broken down by the dark world he lives in. Throughout the novel, Gatsby was often compared to Christ. This is because the way in which he is so passionate for the subjects of his heart. Jay Gatsby is deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan throughout the story and is constantly putting her first.
“The Birthmark” is told in a strong, subjective voice that draws attention to the narrator and makes him a key player in the story. At nearly every moment, we know what the narrator is thinking and how he views the characters’ behavior. It is clear from the beginning that the narrator dislikes Aylmer and his quest to eliminate the birthmark and that he sympathizes with Georgiana. The narrator might be characterized as a chatty, intelligent friend sharing a particularly juicy piece of gossip. At several points in the story, he all but addresses us directly, imploring us, for example, to notice how bad Aylmer looks in comparison even to an animal like Aminadab.
His jealously of Finny’s trait increased throughout the novel because Finny continued to smooth-talk to get out of trouble. Another thing that Gene was jealous of was Phineas’ tendency to be daring. It was Finny’s idea to jump off the tree. “No one but Phineas could think up such a crazy idea. He of course saw nothing the slightest bit intimidating about it.” These thoughts on page 6 revealed that Phineas was the most daring of their class at Devon.
Through a dangerous circumstance, Tom Benecke risks his life trying to fill his empty pockets; however, he learns what he should have been filling his pockets with all along. Tom Benecke is a tall, lean, dark-haired man who is more concerned about success at work than the truly important things in his life such as his wife. This character was interesting to me because of the lessons he learns about life and himself throughout the story. I do not like Tom's selfishness and his obsession with work, but in the end of the story I came to admire the choices he makes to change himself. A friend of mine reminds me of Tom because she always puts other things before her family.
The following is a quotation from his book, Dumb Luck: "Gary Baseman's art reminds me of an artichoke. His imagery, subject matter, motifs, and imagery can be challenging to digest, requiring far more care than might initially appear to be the case. At first glance the cartoon idiom he works in is easily dismissed as simplistic or trivial. But like the artichoke leaf, Baseman's paintings can prickle and stab with their acerbic vision and startling absurdities and cruel cosmic ironies, maintaining all along a loving underside, an unbridled optimism at the rightness of these random events. This is the way it's supposed to be, he assures us, and it's okay.
Jekyll continues to lead a double life. He basks in the facade of his gentle, kind personality and respectable reputation as Dr. Jekyll but is still entirely enthralled by the “callous, violent, vile life” of which is Mr. Hyde’s. He finds the more he entertains his evil side, the harder it is to differentiate between his two personalities. When all is done, and Henry Jekyll is no longer amused by Edward Hyde’s narcissism and egomaniacal antics, he attempts to eradicate himself from Mr. Hyde. With doing so, he finds that he cannot fully return to his previous state of purity.
He is blind because he thinks that he is making the right choice when in reality he is leading himself into chaos. Getting into the middle of the book, Macbeth admits that he is having strange self-delusions. This is most likely his guilty conscience but he is blind to this and ignores it. He explains to lady Macbeth that it is merely just his lack of experience when it comes to crime, “...My strange and self-abuse is the initiate fear that wants hard use. We are yet but young in deed.” (III iv 174-175).
Character Analysis Essay “The mentalist” Patrick Jane is the protagonist in the show “The Mentalist” the performance of Patrick Jane is eccentric and wild. He possesses a very gifted mind and powerful eye for detail he is also a big dynamic person, which he uses for his clever tricks. He is capable of amazing feats of observation and induction and although he says he is not a psychic, come people maintain he must be. Patrick Jane is not afraid of taunting others although after the deaths of his wife and daughter he is more cautions and knows that his actions can have terrible consequences. Although he generally shows a happy face, he feels guilty over the deaths of his wife and daughter as well as a determination to kill red John, the serial killer that murdered them.