King Lear says to his daughters ‘if it be you that stirs these daughters’ hearts against their father’ which shows how he feels betrayed: a feeling he may have not felt if he had not been so foolish to dismiss Cordelia for her honesty. Cordelia, however, plays a smaller role in the first few Acts of the play as she is disowned by her father and is not visited. Gonerill and Regan are both cruel father and do not have the same loyalty we get the impression as Cordelia does. Cordelia says at the beginning of the play ‘what shall Cordelia speak, love and be silent’ which shows that she loves her father however doesn’t feel she should lie about how much she loves her father. This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love.
Ironically, the Congolese look at her family with their white skin and find them odd. They especially look at Rachel, who in America would look perfect, and find her abnormal. | 171 | “Would our Lord be such a hit-or-miss kind of Saviour as that? Would he really condemn some children to eternal suffering just for the accident of a heathen birth, and reward others for a privilege they did nothing to earn?” | Adah’s disability causes her to question her faith in God. She doesn’t understand why she was born like this and she feared she would be damned to hell because of it.
With no one to have seen him, who can tell them otherwise? Jem likes to say how he is not afraid, but Scout knows he really is. Jem most likely says this to be a good role model for Scout amidst his own fears of Boo Radley, as Atticus is not scared either. Jem does the same when he is at Mrs. Dubose’s house and she is calling them bad names. Jem steps up and proclaims that Scout is not dirty and he is not afraid, but Scout sees his knees trembling, showing he fears the loss of respect from his sister over Mrs. Dubose’s verbal abuse.
Having been accused of knowing about the events since Christians states that she ‘saw your (her) husband without his trousers on’ and ‘that you saw your child on his knees’. Although she plainly saw what happened with her own eyes she decides to deny all of this and instead say that she ‘would like to thank my (her) husband. For the way
Jocasta isn’t really known for being deceiving or manipulative in this play, but she does try to convince her husband that all of the prophecies are not true at all. The prophecy with Oedipus is that he was supposed to kill his father and marry his mother, when Jocasta and her late husband Laius found out the prophecy of their new born son, they casted him out of Thebes to die. But in fact that baby did not die because he was taken in by king Polybus and queen Merope of Corinth. Then later on in the play Oedipus gets word of his father’s death in Corinth and then finds out in fact that Polybus was not his biological father at all. When all of the takes place and Oedipus gets back to Thebes, Jocasta realizes that the prophecies could be true and she tries to convince Oedipus that they are not because she and Laius’s son died after they got word of the prophecy that was foretold to them.
John also detests vanity and greed. He completely stopped going to church because Parris would “…preach nothin’ but golden candlesticks until he had them.” he said “…it hurt my prayer, sir…” to “…see my money glaring at his elbows.” John Proctor’s motivation in the play was to save his wife from being accused as a witch in court. At the end of Act II, his wife is taken by Danforth because she was accused by Abigail of practicing voodoo, and attempted
When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that. However, when Oedipus heard that Polybus was dead and realized he didn’t kill his father Jocasta said the oracle was useless. Jocasta is the type of person that chooses to be blind and accept the lies but only when they help her. If the truths help her then she will accept the truths. Jocasta is also trying to blind Oedipus in this quote.
She basically has the feeling that there is no purpose in life. This affects her greatly in every aspect of her life and shows in each act of the story. Her mother is the unsuspecting, easy going country lady that will gladly give trust to a “a good Christian man”. This ever- trusting, “happy-go lucky” mindset is the type of person Manly Pointer is looking to target. Pointer is the traveling bible salesman/ rapist who opens the eyes of the atheistic Hulga and makes her let go of a beliefs for a second then she realizes basically that both of their respective beliefs are baseless that they are just external covers for the real internal self.
Even though Gimpel’s wife, Elka, was never faithful to him, he was still a happy man. The townspeople and even the Rabbi told him of her infidelities, but he placed his faith in his wife. He did not have a reason to not believe her, so he trusted that she was faithful. Gimpel defeats the bitterness buy having a steadfast belief in human goodness and accepts his life as it is. ( Britannica) In today’s
And Jesus came into your life! And God was with you from then on!” (para.2) Sentences and these exclamation marks help Hughes’s aunt’s point of view standing out, and persuaded him to believe in Jesus. Keeping on waiting and being scared by the adult, he had to save himself without seeing any god. “But I was really crying because I couldn’t bear to tell her that I had lied, that I had deceived everybody in the church, and I hadn’t seen Jesus and that now I didn’t believe there was a