“ Old Roger Chillingworth, throughout his life, he had been calm in temperament , kindly, though not of warm affections...but, as he proceeded, a terrible fascination, a kind of fierce...” ( Hawthorne 123.) This example shows that Throughout the novel chillingworth has changed for worse and that he used to be good and scholar-like but now he is “ugly” (Hawthorne 123). “I shall escape thee now!” ( Hawthorne 249). Here dimmesdale reveals everything and dies but while revealing this chillingworth argues and tries to stop him because he wants to do the harming and not have dimmesdale get out of his
Being the cynical, seemingly unreliable pedophile he was, Svidrigailov at first appears like one of the weakest examples of a character who would trigger positive change in someone else; the author, however, implies otherwise. Throughout the discussions he has with Svidrigailov, Raskolnikov seems to intensely hate the character and consider him inferior in moral sense; Raskolnikov’s ability to recognize Svidrigailov’s “low” characteristics is one of the initiators of his rational thinking process concerning morality (a process that did not seem to exist in him as strongly before he met Svidrigailov). His passionate disapproval of Svidrigailov’s actions (as well as his attempted charitable act towards Dunya to make up for those actions), reveals in Raskolnikov an extremely protective and caring nature as a brother - and above all, the fact that he has a true “sensor” for negative (and positive) characteristics in humans. Even though Raskolnikov’s thoughts and ideas from his half-mad monologues and scenes of delirium are
“…bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” The distinction between bullshit and a lie is at times very clear, but it also can be hard to identify. Bullshit is not a lie, and a lie is not bullshit, even though both are considered to be deceitful and insincere. Harry Frankfurt wrote his essay entitled “On Bullshit”, and through reading and analyzing his writing, his position on which is problematic (lying or bullshitting) becomes clear. Near the end of his essay, Frankfurt states, “Thus the production of bullshit is stimulated whenever a person’s obligations or opportunities to speak about some topic are more extensive than his knowledge of the facts that are relevant to that topic” (Frankfurt, On Bullshit, 99). Bullshit is a double-deceit towards a person, because you are hiding the fact that you do not know the information about a topic, and you are spouting out information which you are not 100% sure of, and claiming as if you know enough to hold a conversation.
This specific quote conveys the literary tool irony by expressing that Jim Smiley almost never loses on a gamble, but it is later unveiled to Twain’s audience that he does indeed lose this particular bet and he never considered the possibility of himself failing because he was overconfident. In addition, Simon Wheeler speaks to the narrator and conveys to him that, “Smiley was a good deal surprised, and he was disgusted too, but he didn’t have no idea what the matter was, of course.” (Pg. 690/P. 17/ Ln. 149-151/ Twain).
Is it possible for a man to be solely good, or solely evil? Is there a literal pathway from childhood into adulthood? These are two questions indirectly discussed in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Many people are seen as good, and many seen as plain evil, but that is never the only side to a person. A good person usually has a mean streak, that is not dominant, but undeniably there.
Reverend Dimmesdale of course was a sinner too. “‘More misery, Hester! Only the more misery!’ answered the clergyman, with a bitter smile. ‘As concerns the good which I may appear to do, I have no faith in it. It must needs be a delusion.
An outsider is someone who does not conform to society’s expectations and due to their difference they experience isolation and disadvantage. Through my study of John Lee Hancock's film The Blind Side and Craig Silvey's novel Jasper Jones I have come to understand that it requires a great deal of courage and strength to face the challenges of being an outsider. Furthermore, The Blind Side portrays the idea that outsiders ultimately seek acceptance from others while Jasper Jones depicts the issue that outsiders may be stigmatised by society and yet in reality outsiders can have many positive qualities. Ultimately, studying “The Outsider” helps me to understand the challenges and rewards of being different from mainstream society. Through
Roger Chillingworth was shown to be ambiguous because he was first described as a vengeful horrifyingly natured person, yet shows glimpses of human characteristics, such as assisting Hester and her child in the beginning and leaving everything he left behind after his death to little Pearl. Another example of ambiguity was Hester Prynne, because she at first is someone a reader could pity, then she becomes a cold person with no sense of feeling, then later to a sympathetic fortunate woman. Finally, Dimmesdale’s revelation of his chest marks the last questionable situation. He could have had something physical on his chest because he has always shown pain in that area, Chillingworth acted as if he found something on his chest while the minister was fast asleep, and it would be most likely that Dimmesdale only revealed his chest to the Puritans if they could observe anything significant on his
This is important to the novel because we later learn that Miss. Dubose is in fact ill and there is a reason for her ill mannered behaviour. This shows the theme since Atticus acted in a hero like fashion rather than the way most of society would have acted. A similar case happens when Bob Ewel spits on Atticus and to that Atticus responds with “”. This also shows how Atticus simply can not see the dark in people.
Despite the fact that the film – and the graphic novel upon which it is based – challenge the traditional view of superhero fantasy with a more cold and nihilistic outlook, specifically within the characters of Rorschach and The Comedian, it also glorifies the deviant vigilante modus operandi to a certain degree. Deviance, from a sociological perspective, is defined as any behavior that violates cultural norms and evokes negative reactions and social sanctions from others, regardless of whether the deviant behavior is illegal or not. As such, there is a considerable amount of variance in the severity of any deviance as seen by society. The deviance portrayed in Watchmen is most often of the illegal variety, encompassing violence and murder, various types of property crime, and rape amongst others. As such it was often quite easy to determine when an act was deviant and an extremely selective definition of deviance was not necessary.