However I feel like the most important is “You seem to be under the impression that there is a special breed of bad humans. There is no such thing as a stereotype bad man in this world. Under normal conditions, everybody is more or less good, or, at least, ordinary. But tempt them, and they may suddenly change. That is what is so frightening about men.” There are many themes that the story deals with.
Yet, it is very clear that the novel is greatly inferior. Harry Hook does not quite capture the character of Piggy, fails to include important symbols, and lacks the emphasis of order. First off, the movie portrays Piggy as a whiney and generally useless character. However, the book shows a very different depiction. Piggy is one of the first characters introduced in the novel, and he is described as "the fat boy", which encourages the reader to like him and sympathize towards him, even if nobody else does.
His character is so sterling in nature that he could have been boring or irritating if Harper Lee had not written him so beautifully and believably. Together, Atticus’ words and actions have molded him into an aspiring man. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the character of Atticus Finch is shown to be wise, honest, and compassionate. First of all, Atticus shows his wisdom by considering before reacting. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” Atticus (Lee 30).
Skull is known to turn nasty when people did not listen to him, ‘Skull was the oldest in the gang. Twelve years old. And he was the chief. He liked giving orders and if you didn’t obey he turned nasty.’ Michele takes the forfeit Skull gives to Barbara as he knows that what Skull had ordered Barbara to do is not the right thing. It is very hard for Michele to stand up to Barbara and face his fear of the leader Skull.
Jack, the antagonist, is a likable character because he has the ability to sing and lead his people, but some of the dislikable part about him is that he will use whatever trick necessary in order to get what he wants. Hitler and Jack are similar; they are both bold, productive and mean that make them true and epic fighters. Without a myriad amount of boldness, people would not be making big contribution to the world. In the beginning of Lord of the Flies, all the characters decide to stick together and do everything together. After a while, Jack feels that Ralph is not a good leader and he should take over the leadership of the people on the island.
He shows his concern through his statement: “Listen, you been givin’ me the willies the way you walk down the street, I mean it.” There is an interesting use of word choice here, Eddie has to mention “I mean it” to reinforce how strongly he feels. He also says “givin’ me”, and “me” in particular shows that Eddie has an opinion about Catherine and it creates his speech to become more personal, as it only applies to him and no one else. At this moment we can infer that Eddie resumes the role of a protective father wanting to shield his daughter from the prying eyes of strangers, or his concern could be something much more. Furthermore, Eddie has a negative aspect as he tries to control her life and doesn’t want her to grow up or move on. This puts stress on his relationships with both Catherine and Beatrice.
We are taught to understand themes like sight and blindness, and foolishness through the fool’s character. The Fool also helps to involve the audience more, as his speeches reflect a narration, which naturally give the audience more information about the nature of the plot. Before I researched this theme, I predicted that yes the fool does help King Lear to see clearly. The Fool is Lear's own stand-up comedian, but more interestingly, he's the only person that Lear allows to criticize him. The Fool is actually really smart and the only person who tells it like it is, showing that he puts Lear into line when needed.
However, on page 2, Billy’s response to one of the Landlady’s unwholesome actions was “the old girl is slightly dotty”. Besides, on page 3, he reconsidered his previous thoughts shown by the dialogue “but she was also quite obviously a kind and generous soul”. This represents Billy as simple-minded, though Billy tried to look more mature than he actually was, wearing the suit he still didn’t pick up any signs the Landlady was showings and she used this to her own advantage. Dhal uses dialogue to portray how naïve Billy was and how silently cleaver the Landlady was. Dahl uses descriptive language to reconsider the reader’s
Palahniuk writes, “I know this, because Tyler knows this” (112): it emphasizes how the narrator considers Tyler as a forceful and smart person - even, a dogmatist. Tyler is fascinating and motivated; he has the ideas, and the narrator follows. He is a manipulator who transforms people as he wants them to be; he creates an anti consumerism, against materialism team through ‘Fight Clubs’. As the narrator asserts, “Tyler didn’t care if other people got hurt or not. The goal was to teach each man in the project that he had the power to control history” (Palahniuk, 122).
Fitzgerald aims to build a sense of trust and so portrays characters as well educated and enlightened, as such that Nick is ‘inclined to reserve all judgments’ and being ‘privy to the secret grief of wild, unknown men’. This forces the reader to trust Nick’s retrospective recollections; and the fact that the reader is aware of how his perceptions may have been altered by future knowledge or the erosion of memory through time indicates this memoir may be an edited version that is not completely reflective on the true events. Fitzgerald clearly sets the setting of the whole novel: the West Egg and East Egg, it is arguably said that it could be referred to the history of the Christopher Columbus story. This enhances the imagery of an egg as the start of a new life; Nick felt that ‘life was beginning over again’. Moreover, Fitzgerald allows Nick to point out the superficial similarities between the two communities, revealing differences gradually; extravagant wealthy people populate both Eggs and to the outsiders they are a source of ‘perpetual wonder’.