Although his actions are very insane, they can be seen as rational to reader considering hedonism. Devotion to pleasure, hedonism, makes Dorian be deceitful about his true self by deflecting the attention of the public from the mad man to the beautiful and intelligent gentlemen. Dorian is, young, sensitive, and emotional, meaning that he is susceptible to manipulation. Lord Henry takes advantage of that opportunity and gives Dorian the yellow book; this book opens up the world of hedonism and aestheticism which eventually turns his young life into an eternal oblivion of misery. Dorian develops a fear of aging so he tries to live his life as if it was his last day on earth.
“It is pride, not covetousness, which is the Pardoner’s greatest sin.” How far do you agree? Pride has been traditionally considered the chief of sins due to it incorporating all aspects of the others as it involves false beliefs in a person’s own importance, is the sin through which Lucifer fell and became Satan and is the was the downfall of Adam and Eve due to them believing they could be gods themselves. In The Pardoner’s Tale the Pardoner is presented as ‘a ful vicious man’ implying that he has no morals and is engulfed by the sins that he preaches. Using the word ‘vicious’ is intriguing because of the sibilance and the snake-like onomatopoeic nature to the word. It represents him as almost inhuman as he has more serpent-like qualities.
These qualities of strength and independence set her apart, as does her love of beauty, since we meet the Puritans as a crowd of "bearded men, in sad-colored garments and grey steeple-crowned hats” (Cain 626). As Hester Prynne builds a new life, her hard work and charity end up altering the letter's meaning. Some people even "refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification" (Cain 707), which appears to mean that they forget, or choose to forget, that it's a symbol of her sin. Instead, they say that the "A" stands for "Able"—as in, Hester is such an able woman. Eventually, the letter even achieves a kind of holiness.
Moral Ambiguous Characters Throughout Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the moral ambiguity of the central character, Dorian Gray, becomes more and more distinct. The story starts with Dorian being venerated by the artist Basil Hallward, and throughout the story the reader learns of Gray’s several wrong doings. Meeting Lord Henry almost straight away negatively influenced Dorian. He had started out blameless and innocent, but by the conclusion had been the cause of numerous deaths, all because of his selfish wish to stay beautiful forever. “His actions show a character who insists the soul is real, but loves the gaping chasm between the beauty of his body and the corruption of his soul” [ (Wilde 105-123) ].
Hawthorne has a perfect atmosphere for the symbols in The Scarlet Letter because the Puritans saw the world through allegory. For them, simple patterns, like the meteor streaking through the sky, became religious or moral interpretations for human events. The most obvious and well known symbol is the scarlet letter “A”, which has various meanings depending on different people and context. The “A” is meant to be a symbol of shame, but instead it becomes a powerful symbol of identity to Hester (Carrez). The letter’s meaning shifts as time passes.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a compelling novel about the repercussions of guilt and “sin”. While this story takes place in a strict Puritan community, one can see the relation of Sigmund Freud theories of libido that can be compared to this novel because it discusses the passion that exists as a natural part of human nature which criticizes that community’s strict ways. Pearl, Hester’s child comes into the story at the very beginning; “a great law had been broken; and the result was a being, whose elements were perhaps beautiful and brilliant, but all in disorder.” (62). Pearl represents the innocence of the natural human desires. Hester named Pearl Pearl because she gave all she had for her and so she is of great value such as a pearl.
Othello: A Tragic Hero Othello is the epitome of a tragic hero. He starts out as a rather respectable and rational General, but was eventually consumed by jealousy and anger. A tragic hero must start out high in power and have tragic flaws that lead him to ultimately a tragedy. Othello’s tragic flaw is that he is easily manipulated, leading him to trust the wrong people. The play begins by showing the readers that Othello is a noble General.
1. What problems does Erik Peterson face To address the main problem Erik Peterson is inexperienced and this shows in his incapacity to handle various situations in the case. He lacks the support of the upper management (Jenkins and Hardy), and does not reach out for help among his peers( Green,Cantor) He also has to face insubordination,Curt Andrew being the prime accused in this case. He also faces the Turn on Deadline 2. What are the underlying causes of these problems (offer at least one reason)?
Christopher knows he is different, and often he detaches himself from any emotional standpoint. At times his mind is similar to that of a sociopath really. He sees things purely from a analytical and logical manner, void of any real emotions we contend with everyday. "I sometimes think of my mind as a machine...it makes it easier to explain to other people what is going on inside". Throughout the book, there is a mutual frustration between Christopher and those he interacts with, both do not understand how the other thinks.
In each name, Torvald used the word “little”, as if to belittle Nora emotionally and intellectually to show his power and superiority over her as if she was his child instead of his wife. Torvald also took joy in showing off his manhood that fed his pride of the man of the house by pride fully hoping that Nora would be in trouble and he would be the knight in shining armor. He went as far as to say “Nora, I have often wished that you might be threatened by some great danger, so that I might risk my life’s blood, and everything, for your sake.” (1081). No man wishes for a great danger to fall upon their wives, but in that statement, Torvald tried to show off his manhood and “wished” for a great danger to fall upon Nora. Although Torvald talks a big game, he is going to get exactly what he wished for.