“Hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, / Which craves as desperate an execution / As that is desperate which we would prevent (4.1.69-71). And again the Friar tosses around very serious topics with little understanding of what he is causing. He is proposing to the terrified and distressed Juliet to fake her death and then forget about her family, friends, and city, to run off with Romeo whom she met only a few days
When Knox becomes obsessed with a certain girl named “Chris”—without actually meeting her—he ends up risking his life to win her heart. In both cases, characters assume individual authority for their choices and stop obeying traditional authority figures; they embark on a trip of self-discovery and individual growth that will have a lasting impact on their futures. One obvious example of existentialism is Neil Perry’s unfortunate suicide. When Neil Perry decides to pursue a career in the performing arts, rather than in medicine, his father, Mr. Perry, is furious. Unmoved by Neil’s extraordinary performance in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mr. Perry continues to insist on controlling his son’s life and dictating his every move.
He soon changes his tune once he discovers that the Inspector was a fake and quickly acquits himself from all responsibility. Gerald does everything he can to prove the inspector was not real and that Eva Smith is not dead as he even questions the whole situation by saying, ‘How do we know any girl killed herself today’. By trying to think of a way out of his guilt; he does not accept what he has done and soon lets himself off the hook. This shows that Gerald is reluctant to face up to his guilt therefore putting him in the middle of the two
The first and greatest difference we see right off is the difference of Quoyle between the book and the movie. In the book we see this submissive, resigned character, one constantly the object of cruelty. On the first page of the novel, the narrator says that he long learned to "separate his feelings from his life" (pg.1) ; in other words, he makes no effort to stave off others' insults and cruel behavior. At the newspaper office, he does not even feel hurt when others bellow names at him, and constantly insult his work. Any other person would be less likely to put up with an editor consistently firing him, but Quoyle endures others' disrespect as if he does not believe he deserves to be treated any better.
In disowning Cordelia this breaks the natural order of things because in doing so he has severed the natural bond that a father and daughter share, as well he has personally destructed himself with this decision because he has given up on his favoured daughter. Goneril and Regan's conspiracy to usurp their father's power, authority and dignity also severs the natural order, instead of offering their father compassion and respect both Goneril and Regan throw him out of
This characteristic causes him many difficulties in such a chaotic world. But, it is this characteristic that also pushes him to do more investigating about Wellington’s death – he cannot rest until he finds out the truth. When there is no order in his life Chris feels physically sick (he gets nauseous and begins groaning). In order to avoid that, he pursues the truth all the way from Swindon to London. Finally, even if Christopher was unable to empathize with people and required order, there would be nothing to the story if he wasn’t exceptionally perseverant.
She deliberately follows through with her marriage to Edgar Linton, despite her open proclamations of love for Heathcliff, with whom she grows up and loves irrevocably, only to unceremoniously abandon because of his insufficient societal rank. She knows that Heathcliff feels devastated, yet does not believe that she has been disloyal to him. She is too blind to see past her own momentary desires. As a result of her betrayal, Edgar and Heathcliff are tossed into a downward spiral of competition, jealousy, and heartbreak. Edgar loves Catherine unconditionally, but knows he has been rendered second-best to a man for whom she holds deeper affections.
In reality, due to Lennie’s incapability to properly react to the potential threats in society, George has to make more sacrifice in order to protect him from harm. Lennie is like a defenseless child who causes trouble without understanding how to retrieve the situation, thus eventually, George realize their dream is unreachable since “All the time something like that [happen] — all the time.” (Steinbeck 11) Therefore, by shooting Lennie, George is ultimately sacrificing friendship to save him from the cruel fate set up by Curley. George will live in pain from killing a friend and loneliness while Lennie dies happily in his dream. Because George makes his sacrifice base on what is best for Lennie
He was never a man to take the blame but rather say that his actions were just reactions of unfortunate events that others caused. Even though he too, along with Daisy, was not loyal to his partner, he never once admitted he was wrong. He would proceed to lollygag with Myrtle and come home to accuse Daisy of her unloyal actions towards him. A man with that much fortitude cannot be happy with whom he is or he would not be accusing anyone of anything.”…and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate were slipping precipitately from his control.”(p.119) Tom knows that Daisy only married him for his money and although she has developed feelings for him, he fears that if he leaves her for Myrtle she will turn to Gatsby.
Walt is completely unaware of what is going on and when he finds them on his property approaches them with a gun. The scene is filmed from a constant high angle shot, which establishes Walt’s attitude towards them. As the scene is filmed looking down on the group, it reinforces Walt’s prejudice attitude as he thinks little of people that come from other cultures. Furthermore it belittles the family and creates an uncertainty within their minds about what he’s going to do. The family is further alienated through Walt’s dialogue “I used to stack F**ck’s like you five feet high in Korea”.