People expected John to be as good as his brother and when he didn’t meet their expectations, they gave him a hard time and called him a bad king. Another reason that John was called a bad king was because he lost a lot of land in France. Some say that this is because he was idle but when the matter is looked into, we discover that it was actually because he didn’t have the baron’s support. Afraid that they would lose their land in France, they betrayed John and promised that they would be loyal to Philip whilst over in France. John was not a typical medieval king; he was very interested in his people.
Dunstan Ramsay, the novel’s protagonist exhibits the issue of how a rough childhood can impede on relationships later on in life. Dunstan’s relationship with his mother leads him to develop three problems that arise in his dating life. The first problem is Dunstan’s trust issues; he can never fully trust a woman due to his betrayal of trust with his mother. The second problem is Dunstan’s negative depiction of sexual relations. Due to his mother’s stern moral beliefs, he does not have much interest in sexual relations and has negative views on it.
Paul’s Case “Paul was quite accustomed to lying; found it, indeed, indispensable for overcoming fiction”. His lying was a constant source of frustration in his life which Paul could never fully understand. Paul’s battle within himself, along with the people surrounding him, is what eventually led him to his death Paul could never really show who he was because he was always trying to live up to what his father always wanted him to be like. When someone would try to help Paul, he would alienate himself from them. On his way to New York Paul hides himself from the passengers because he wants to ride alone.
Pearl’s alienation displays the consequences of not behaving properly as a child in Boston. Chillingworth alienates himself to avoid being ridiculed by the town for having an unfaithful wife. Dimmesdale is emotionally segregated from the people of Boston as the price of his secrecy. Every character becomes isolated in their own way, and Hawthorne uses them as examples of which traits the Boston colony values and which traits it loathes.
A similar situation occurs in the Australian Classic “Muriels Wedding” when Bill Heslop, father of Muriel Heslop, is found to be a deceiving human being, hiding an affair from the wife and holding onto past losses. Muriel can be seen going through a rather extensive identity crisis trying to figure out her place in life although the father was no support or ‘Guiding Light’ to her, causing her to lose her sense of what her identity was and what it should be. Without these key figures in our lives, it can be extremely hard to progress in our life and create an identity that everyone wants to create for themselves. Society is a major factor in determining who we are, it moulds our identity, and our social standing.in turn creating a non stop
These insecurities make it tough for Maya to meet people. When Maya goes to school other students make fun of her appearance and call her stuck up and arrogant. Throughout the whole book, Maya only has one friend; Louise Kendrick’s showing that no one wanted to be her friend. This starts the beginning of Maya's depression. After the rape Maya feels even more lost and insure because she feel insignificant and useless.
Sandra’s choice to belong to the blacks, lead her life from that of relative wealth and security to one of poverty and, at one point, apparent poverty. A cost is further suffered by individuals in belonging to a group through conformity. Our obedience to follow social codes and standards set by the groups we belong to is a cost we make even if not of our individual choice. Frankie Addams’s in The Member of the Wedding is a teenager of very odd characteristics, her clothing, language and verbal or physical outbursts all conflict with the social norms set by the broad community. She cannot fit in because she is different and gets kicked out of the group she once belonged to.
Bessie’s sense of duty to her father keeps her from accepting Berol’s proposal and running away with him. Jacob Novak obligation to his father keeps him away from Masha and breaks her heart. Masha’s family class compared to Novak’s was different. Novak’s father was rich. The book says that a cuff button of his suit was more expensive than the entire house where Marsha and her family lived.
He is even involving Gerald by talking about possible fusion of his father's company and Birlings Limited. His behaviour clearly shows to the audience that Mr Birling in fact is a selfish man who puts business and wealth higher in hierarchy than the happiness of his daughter. According to his business like appearance, audience would expect Mr Birling to be a man who thinks about today, not tomorrow and has his feet firmly on the ground but in fact Mr Birling is quite the opposite. He appears to be too optimistic and does not know the impact of his findings. 'there isn't chance of war' shows the lack of correct judgment.
As the novel proceeds, it is quickly revealed that the reality they live differs from their appearance to their fellow high society members. Firstly, Gatsby’s wealth is not genuine because he does illegal activities to distinguish himself from the poor. Secondly, Daisy is not an ideal wealthy housewife because she is deceiving and unfaithful. Lastly, Tom wants to have the perfect image of a happy family but his lust prevents him from actually having one. Humankind want to be something they are not so which causes reality to be an