Rough Draft Often in novels, some characters are viewed as the bad person. In “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Housinni, the author introduces Amir to the readers as the main character of the story and also as a selfish boy who depicts acts of betrayal throughout the story. From the audiences’ perspective, we can infer that Amir is a bad kid in the novel, but from the other character’s points of view in the story, they believe that Amir is the innocent charming young boy and his best friend/brother, Hassan, is known as the selfish bad kid. Hassan has always been a good friend to Amir; he is always taking his side, always sacrificing himself and most of all being there when Amir needs him. Amir obviously knows that Hassan will in fact do anything for him so he takes him for granted and eventually betrays the boy during the early years of their childhood.
It connotes authority, basically telling us that a man with this name has the ability to rule a country greatly. The young prince is displayed at the beginning of the book as an addicted time waster for all the wrong things. This is shown in the quote, ‘His addiction was to courses vain’ The use of the word ‘addiction’ gives the sense that Henry not only liked his hobby (which was time wasting), but he was obsessed with it; he craved it. Craving is a negative action, as one can never get enough of an addiction, as they are insatiable. Furthermore, the phrase ‘courses vain’ illustrates that Henry was not even addicted to something beneficial or worthwhile for anybody.
Another example is when Dimmesdale is returning home. We can see a dramatic change in his personality which was once shy and depressed to where he would, “He overcame every obstacle with a tireless activeness that surprised him” (225). Although, this change bring out the evil in him that was once hidden. When an old man had congratulated him or his accomplishments, “Dimmesdale could barely keep himself from shouting blasphemies at this excellent and gray-haired deacon” (227).When he sees a beautiful young girl he thinks to himself, “He could destroy her innocence with just one wicked look and develop her lust with only a word”
Just like anyone else, Walter has obvious negative flaws at his core also. The good qualities and the bad qualities that make up his identity are shown influencing his actions throughout the play. Walter is selfish, despite the fact that he can be caring also. Throughout the play he says and does things that show that he is caring, such as wanting a better life for his wife and son. On the
Demi L. Steward English 243 Professor Brian Flynn 1 November 2013 Good versus Evil: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “Both sides of me were in dead earnest; I was no more myself when I laid aside restraint and plunged in shame, than when I laboured, in the eye of day, at the furtherance of knowledge or the relief of sorrow and suffering.” Good vs. Evil, the ultimate conflict of life. We’re taught at an early age to do well, be the best person that we could possibly be. However, some form of evil still lies festering within everyone. We—people as a whole, have become so obsessed by suppressing these natural compulsions of evil that we’ve almost become a slave to it.
Dow 1 The Undying Journey to Find Nirvana Herman Hesse’s infamous novel Siddhartha (1922) is about the story of a young man who progresses through life in search of enlightenment. Siddhartha is not just any person you would run across, he is very different in all aspects. Throughout the novel you witness Siddhartha’s will and just how powerful it truly is. He is of that rare, elusive breed where if there mind grabs ahold of something there is little to nothing that can be done to stop them. What captivates Siddhartha as a young man is what would be come to be known as Nirvana.
But within the novel, The Kite Runner can be focused in a very thematic and dramatic way with the character Amir. He becomes a hero after finding what truly matters in the world and suffers a great deal of pain both mentally and physically to obtain the goodness in which he was longing for. What separates an ordinary every day person from that of a hero can be called that of a selfless nature. This sense of a selfless nature can be seen in a great deal throughout the novel in Amir. While this selfless sense can be though of by some as not enough to make him the heroic character as I am setting him out to be, it is not only this characteristic itself, but rather the actions of sleeplessness in its entirety throughout the novel.
Hester is a very realistic character as she goes through and experiences the same difficulties that people go through in their lives. Roger Chillingworth is the antagonist and the most evolved character in The Scarlet Letter. Chillingworth represents evil in Hawthorne’s novel. He changes from a man in disguise trying to figure out the man who did both him and his wife (Hester) wrong, into a twisted, deformed man. He tells Hester that he plans to become a “man who devotes himself earnestly and unreservedly to the solution of a mystery”(70).
A key character in the story is Mr. Darcy, both a source of conflict and a love interest for the character who may well have been based on Jane Austin herself Elizabeth Bennet. In this prose study I will be answering the question is Mr. Darcy really the “most proud and disagreeable man in the world” and if he is as he first appears, appropriate given the original name of the book “First Impressions”. In the opening section Mr Darcy is presented as an arrogant and shallow person. This is made clear in such instances as “she is tolerable but not handsome enough to temp me”. This shows Darcy as an uncaring, that he holds himself in high regard and seems insensitive.
2002 AP Question 3 Moral ambiguity often makes it difficult for the reader to delineate good from bad. Mr. Kurtz, the mystified star from Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness, conflicts between his dark, corrupt mind and his inner benevolence. His speech is of astonishing elegance and beauty, yet his thoughts are of a diseased mind. Kurtz is a man filled with charisma and ideals, but there’s definitely a profound emptiness in his character. He lacks balance, and has clearly declined into madness as a result of his power.