This is apparent within Willy and his sons. Willy is driven to commit his greatest wrong by feelings of shame that arise out of his sense of inadequacy as a man. His adulterous affair with “The Woman” in Boston, which haunts both him and his son Biff, is a desperate attempt to confirm and maintain his self-esteem. (Fred Ribkoff 123) Willy feels guilty because he let Biff down when he got caught cheating in Boston and of course he let his wife down. Willy cheats on Linda out of loneliness and he wants to feel like an important salesman because he cannot face the fact that he’s not.
Compare and Contrast In the condition of being surrounded by conflict, people must make a choice which they think will resolve their problem. In the short story “Lather and Nothing Else” by Hernando Tellez, the barber has a big struggle in which he must first consider his values before making a decision and must decide his fate. The barber, with his very own hands had to decide either to kill the captain and flee the town or to spare his life. “The skating party” is about a love-triangle faced by Maida’s Uncle Nathan, who is in love with Delia Sykes without being aware of the fact that she is a beautiful married woman. In this story you cannot choose someone you love.
(Richards, 135) The Constable asserts pressure on Sydney, an innocent man who he sees as his enemy, in an effort to make him a criminal; a man who would assault an officer of the law. Morris holds all the cards and sees himself as a "real man" who others cannot "measure up" to. He uses his title and aggressive nature in an attempt to impress Elly. When Morris realizes she will never leave Sydney for him, his bullying behaviour only worsens. Constable Morris understands that
It is "monstrous" that the player "in a dream of passion" could put so much emotion into the piece that he even cried "all for nothing". Hamlet is amazed but also suffers from a feeling of pitiful inadequacy because he sees that this player, acting out a speech about a fictional woman who is no more than a character on paper, has put much more emotion and passion into his speech than Hamlet has into avenging his own father's death. Hamlet loved his father and still continues to mourn for him long after anyone else, and while he should be putting as much emotion as the player into killing his father's murderer he is not. He is putting less emotion into his cause than the player into a fictional situation. "Not for a king/ upon whose property and most dear life/ A damned defeat was made" does Hamlet act.
“Is selling your soul worth more than the price it may come with?” It all started in the swampy woods on what was thought to be, a shortcut, back to the home of the unfortunate Tom Walker, and this is where he meets the devil. It’s at this time the deals start, the lives ends and souls are taken. When Tom first meets the devil he rejects the idea of making a deal with him and selling his soul for the money and treasure promised. It is when Tom returns home and reports the events and deal to his greedy wife that things start to spiral out of control ____________________________________ ___________________________________ Tom’s wife being the greedy hag she was demanded that Tom take up the deal with the devil, due to the riches promised if he did. After much refusing on Tom’s part, mostly because he knew his wife wanted him to and was disgusted at the thought of doing what she wanted him to do, Tom’s wife makes her way to the spot on the trail to go sell her own soul to the devil .
Hamlets secret diary Act 1 scene 5 1822 November 19th Tis thou days of days were my father's ghost walks the earth seeking my contact. is thou my farther ghost ? or tis a dark spirit which taunts the weak souls of the moaning?. Most it really be true that my fathers brother be the hand of this unjust deed.. If this was but a cruel illusion created by the tortured spirits of the damned to like them damn myself in a full blown assault on mine mothers husbands brother..
She finds him a coward because he fails to follow the murder plan and does not leave two daggers with Duncan’s sleeping guards so as to blame them for the murder. By boldly doing the act herself and going back to the murder scene to smear blood on the guards, Lady Macbeth proves ambitious and ruthless while Macbeth appears yet still contemplative and somewhat humane. After Macbeth says “I am afraid to think what I have done./ Look on it again I dare not..” [2.1.63] Macbeth scrutinizes him and tells him “‘tis the eyes of childhood/ That fears a painted devil,” [2.1.66] which ultimately shows Macbeth’s moral compass falling into the hands of his wife who proves the stronger
Brooks contrasts a strong feminist theme and positions us to see their heroic gestures to the weaknesses of men as the villagers are faced with great tragedies. Joss Bont is one of the villains of the plague year. Brooks positions us to see that Joss views the tragedy merely as an opportunity, and his extreme greed and insensitivity know no bounds. His exploitation of the dying and their families makes us see that Anna is glad she no longer shares a last name with him. When Bont adds attempted murder to his other crimes, the demoralized village finally calls him to account.
I, Claudius In the William Shakespeare classic, Hamlet, the main antagonist is the King, Claudius, who is suspected of murdering his own brother and marrying his wife in order to take the throne for himself. Claudius lacks most of the warrior-like qualities that his brother was respected for, but is instead a politician at heart. He uses word-play that has been compared to the pouring of poison into an ear, the very method he used to kill his brother. Though his statesmanlike qualities and wit help him to govern Denmark, his abilities as king are overshadowed by his flaws: lust, greed, and excess. As Hamlet explains of his uncle when he hears his late night revelry: “The king doth wake tonight and takes his rouse, Keeps wassail, and the swaggering up-spring reels; And as he drains his draughts of Rhenish down, The kettle-drum and trumpet thus bray out The triumph of his pledge”(I, iv, 9-13).
Macbeth was a noble Thane and a loyal hero before, but his desire is aroused by the vicious witches. He even has inner conflict and hesitates for committing the treason, but he cannot resist the desire and the urge of his wife, ‘I’m settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat.’ Macbeth finally murders the king just like what his wife asks him to do. ‘I go and it is done.’ He says, ‘The bell invites me. Hear it not, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven, or to hell.’ The conflict between Macbeth’s desire and King Duncan encourages Macbeth to murder the king and brings the chaos to his country because the villainy he makes breaks the chain of nature levels.