His swift action is also seen as an admirable trait as he sends Creon off to the Delphic oracle to find out the cause of the plague immediately. As a result the audience are automatically inclined to grow a liking towards Oedipus, as he shows the quality of a pious/dutiful man. However Oedipus’ strengths, unwillingly becomes his weaknesses when his hamartia becomes evident; his lack of information about his identity. Oedipus’ intelligence and assertiveness holds no match against the paramount nature of fate. His insults of Tiresias’ and his blindness, accusation of both Creon and Tiresias plotting against him, and the vicious handling of the old shepherd to extort information from him show his complete frustration in his determination to find the truth.
This is an early indication of his firm disapproval of, bordering on disgust at, Curley’s wife. Later in the extract he dismisses her as a “tramp” and reinforce the idea that she is little more than an object to be owned by stating “So that’s what Curley picks for a wife.” Lennie, in contrast, is more ‘appreciative’ with his “fascinated” eyes that “moved down over her body” causing Curley’s wife to subconsciously react: “she bridled a little”. Unlike George, he falls for her
Overwhelmed by vulnerability, “[Ethan] saw her [Zeena] preparing to go away”. In contemplation of this abandonment, he almost instinctively “was seized with an unreasoning dread of being left alone” (Wharton 70). This fear of lonesomeness filters into every aspect of Ethan's life, altering each area drastically. Furthermore, Ethan, despite his apparent hatred for his wife, relies on her companionship to function. On the oppose side of the marital spectrum, Zeena regularly professes her hypochondria to her husband.
Consequently, he has come to regard himself as ‘a kind of fraud’ not the man that Salem assumes him to be. Proctor’s conversation with Abigail in Act 1 reveals his determination to distance himself from the girl, while highlighting his ambivalence. The residual tension between Proctor and Eliz is an on going reminder of his guilt. Act 2 reveals just how strained relations between the couple have become. The sustained conflict between husband and wife does nothing to alleviate Proctor’s conscience.
However, Gatsby fails to reach his goal because all social classes are not equal. Those with "new money" are disliked by those with "old money" (like Daisy), and the idea that he was poor disgusts her. This shows the failure of the American Dream. Whilst Gatsby struggles to hide his past, Tom Buchanan has control of the past. When Gatsby attempts to regain the past by persuading Daisy to tell Tom she doesn't love him, Tom destroys Gatsby's dream.
He likes to believe he is right and enjoys the feeling of being superior in his theories and thoughts against those of other people. We see it a lot with his lies and deceits. He doesn’t ever give up on his lies even when people are skeptical because he wants to believe he is right and they are wrong. For example when he was at the Grangerfold household, he was almost caught forgetting his own name, but with his sharp wit he turns it around and asks for it to be spelled for him. He didn’t want to be noticed for lying and told he was wrong.
However Lennie also has an antagonistic side to his character, mainly because of his actions throughout the novel. The fact that we have a character stating this from rumours, means that the writer is in-fact giving a biased opinion, and expressing his opinion through Candy. “… An’I seen her give Carlson the eye.” Curley’s wife has been appalled with Curley so much; her discontent is
Who is guilty, then? Hamlet’s mental illness is.” He is making it seem as if he does not understand what really going on and he want them to think that he is really going crazy. Another factor into him going crazy is when he tells Ophelia that she should believe that he really loved her and the way he behaved towards her. The only reason for that dispute was because he was so angry with his mother and how she did her father with marrying her dead husband’s brother. He felt as if his mother had betrayed him and his dead father.
Soon she realized she couldn’t share any of these stories with her husband though, because he told her “not to give way to fancy…” since she had quite a habit of story-making and a “nervous weakness” like hers may lead to other “fancies.” (Gilman 293) That can be viewed as an attempt to stifle her creativeness. It’s almost as if he wants to make her believe she really is crazy. In his mind, all she is doing is imagining things. It also seems as if he wants to completely control her. So far, he does.
17). This describes how he fails with girls: he either scares them or he is too immature in the way he talks to them. It makes him depressed that Sally would not want to go with him because he thinks there is nothing more to do in life so why not just get away from it. Holden is depressed due to disappointment because he feels that he cant do anything right. One of the many examples of this is when he