It is communicated well that Don Pedro is a generous and temperate kind of nobleman. Don John is supposed to be in constant conflict with him. We are meant to watch him plot deviant plans for revenge and constantly offer a foul disposition among the happy couples. While the film does show Don John as an antagonist, he is not truly portrayed as the snake-like villain Shakespeare means him to be. While the lack of convincing manipulation and plotting does not necessarily take away from the story line of the film, it does create less of an emphasis on the relationship between the two brothers.
He had a chance to tell the town, and the court, that Abigail’s claims were false. Nevertheless, Proctor did not open his mouth. He feared that revealing the truth would put him down on the social ladder; innocent people had to pay, for his flaw, with their life. Proctor was a proud man who values his good name. He would do anything to keep his name.
Edie’s love and kindness towards Terry encouraged him to see life differently without death and violence. Charley’s brutal murder is the main catalyst for Terry’s transformation. Their brotherly bond was too strong and not one to be without consequences for Johnny Friendly and his mob. Terry’s attitude and behaviour at the beginning of the film was developed by Johnny Friendly and his ways of how a stable life on the docks should be, however, Terry’s realisation of Johnny’s wrong doing motivates him to follow what his conscience tells him. In the end it was not only Charley’s death but Father Barry and Edie’s moral persuasion that helped Terry find himself again, follow his own beliefs and destroy Johnny Friendly with the truth.
He is highly respected within Maycomb, Judge Taylor says that he is “always courteous to everybody” and Miss Maudie proclaims “we trust him to do right.” Even though Atticus actions of protecting Tom Robinson brought him to be the object of scorn in Maycomb ironically he is a heroic figure in the novel. He is a widower left with two lovable children, Jem and Scout. Lee presents him as a conscientious father, he is honest, straightforward, and throughout the novel he listens to them and deals with any questions they may ask. He says to his brother Jack, “when a child asks you something answer him.” Atticus treats his children as adults; he believes they can “spot an evasion quicker than adults.” Atticus practices the ethic of sympathy and understanding that he preaches to Scout and Jem and never holds a grudge against the people of Maycomb despite their callous indifference to racial inequality. He is sensitive in his treatment of people and he understands other individual’s feelings.
Morrie always emphasized the value of family and love, while King Lear saw these as trivial pursuits which at best can be used to elevate his ego. Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in his society, while initially King Lear did not care too much for it and accepted it. Morrie viewed death as completely natural and even an ideal way to live, while King Lear still wanted to live the life of a king despite dividing his land between his daughters. Despite being very different in both character and beliefs initially, both King Lear and Morrie came to acquire true wisdom by experiencing a fact of life which we regard as a phenomena; death. Both these wise men once differed in values when it came to life.
In the novel, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini, Craig Gilner demonstrates heroism with the help of his psychiatrist, through finding true happiness in himself with Noelle and through demonstrating kindness to his fellow inmate which leads to his inmates success. This proves that a hero does not always have to have super or magical powers. A hero is someone who makes a great impact on someone's life. Someone who does something to benefit society. Craig Gilner is a very good example of one of those everyday
Their relative places in human community directly influence the resolution of the plays and their own redemption. Faustus, a scholar, is defined by his isolation, whereas Prospero, a duke, is shaped by his former participation in political life. However, audiences see a usurped duke’s desired return to political community, while Faustus descends into a state of increasing isolation. These proud men seemingly deny their humanity and seek solace and conciliation in magic. Moreover, Prospero and Faustus’ relationships to magic are quite similar.
In act 1,scene 7 Shakespeare’s original play, one of the reasons for which Macbeth decides not to kill Duncan is that he is so fair in his dealings as he says “Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued against The deep damnation of his taking-off.” Hence he is not only respected because he is a king but also due to his nobility. In fact, this is his nobility and innocence that causes Macbeth to repent after murdering him. If he was not a good person the ending of Shakespeare would have been totally different. In Geoffrey wright’s version he is a criminal, and not a respectable person at all. So when he is murdered audience is not appealed because it is common among criminals.
Showing the influence of Grant’s words, Jefferson writes that he realizes how important he has become to his community. Moreover, the diary will serve as a boon for Grant’s self-confidence and his sense of self-worth, as he himself initiated the use of the diary by engaging Jefferson and buying him the notebook and pencil. The white characters are not uniformly cruel to Jefferson, although their token kindnesses do not matter much in the face of the death penalty their people imposed on Jefferson. Mr. Pichot shows some compassion toward Jefferson by offering to sharpen his pencil and then giving him the knife as a gift. Guidry kindly offers to leave the light on so Jefferson can write.
Sunday 11th December English- How does Shakespeare Present ideas about Reputation in Othello? Throughout the play Othello, reputation is a continuous theme demonstrating the importance of reputation at the time when the play was set and the effects a ruined reputation can have among the characters. Iago uses his reputation as an honest man to deceive Othello and every other character in the play; including his own wife. Othello's reputation plays a key role throughout the play as he is portrayed as the courageous Moor who is the only one skilled enough to protect Venice. His reputation also helps him avoid punishment from the Duke of Venice by marrying Brabantio’s daughter Desdemona.