On one side Holden’s interest in human interactions drive him to find and build relationships of his own, but on the other hand he uses his alienation as a wall of protection from outside forces. An instance of this is when he goes on a date with Sally Hayes; his solitude forces him to crave love and affection from another human being but his isolation and fear of being hurt from another person cause him to drive off people easily. In conclusion we learn that Holden feels isolated from everyone and everything. In spite of living a seemingly happy life and going to one of the best schools in the country, Holden hates everything and everyone and believes everyone is fake. Holden’s sense of superiority is just a veil to cover his insecurities and his social criticism of everyone are just ways to project his negative qualities onto another person to make himself feel
Later, when Frank confesses his scandalous relationship with his kid's underaged babysitter, Tub is shocked, but tries hard to understand Frank's affair. He is compassionate because he knows how bad it can feel to be misjudged. Even though he senses a moral dilemma in Frank's relationship with Roxanne, he also feels bad about making Frank feel bad. This shows Tub's kind, thoughtful
Jay Gatsby is also motivated by love, however it is by the love he has for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. As he tries to win Daisy over, Gatsby fears that she will always judge him for the class he is a part of in society. Hamlet and Gatsby are both similar in the sense that they are both tragic heroes, however their tragic flaws greatly differ. Gatsby’s flaw is that he is a dreamer and lives in a world where he is not able to face reality, while Hamlet’s issue is that he is a procrastinator and is unable to make decisions at the right time. Additionally, Gatsby and Amir are both forced to face the problems of class distinction in order to conquer their ultimate goals.
That is not the way one fights for a cause. Liberal as he maybe, these little actions seem more like that of a kid lashing at his mom out of resentment. He resented every part of his mother, from her florid hat, down to her outright racism because she reminded him of everything he once was, backwards thinking and racist. I also think that the author is trying to point out that, there is no use pretending to be someone you are not. At first glance, Julian seems to be a good guy.
Mrs. Mooney was previously involved in a dysfunctional marriage to a “shabby stooped little drunkard” (61). Similar to her own marriage, Mrs. Mooney indirectly forces Polly to marry for money. Mrs. Mooney is a ruthless character as a result of her previous troubles. Consequently, Mrs. Mooney’s maternal connection with Polly is non-existent, turning their relationship into a business. When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63).
He is no longer able to demonstrate his masculinity which makes him incredibly self-conscious and vulnerable. Iago also plays on this insecurity after Othello has an epileptic fit, commenting on how according to traditional perceptions of masculinity, he is behaving inappropriately for a man. Iago is fully aware that Othello's masculinity is an important part of his self-image. Even though Desdemona is the only one who sees beyond this shield of a uniform that he puts up, Othello to some extent still believes that as well as his interesting life story, his soldier status and image as a unique heroic figure is what
In the play ‘Educating Rita’ cruelty and cynicism feature a great deal. One of the main characters, Frank, is cynical. Frank’s personality portrays him as a miserable old man who cannot see the good in anybody, including Rita. For example, Frank thinks that Rita is only trying to change herself because it will look good to others when they meet her rather than seeing that she is really trying to change her life for the better, not for selfish reasons. When Frank is on the phone to Julia he refers to Rita as “some silly woman” and this portrays him to be cynical because even though he has never met Rita he is already making assumptions about her in a negative manner.
Isben wants to highlight how crude not having equality for women is, especially when a portion of them are smarter than a portion of the opposite gender and vice versa. He shows Nora’s husband in an attempt to emphasize the negative part of the non-feminism side. He shows him as a belittling man to his “squanderbird” and how he treats her with little respect. (A Doll’s House) He does so by using little nicknames that remind her of problems she has while she retains herself from pointing out his flaws. Although, it is understandable that she doesn’t point out his flaws with all the lies and guilt she has stacked up on her marriage.
The universal truth behind this story is that the innate differences between men and women coupled with lack of communication will cause a marriage to stagnate and become an uneasy compromise. Insensitive and inconsiderate of his wife's feelings, Michael openly admits his attraction to other women. Frances wants to know his true feelings and he gives them to her cold, "I got all this stuff accumulated in me because I've been thinking about it for ten years and now you've asked for it and here it is." (7) He does not acknowledge his wife's despair; he knows he is wrong and yet he feels righteous because so far it has only been a physical attraction. Michael blithely dismisses his wife's pleas for reassurance.
He shows no remorse for his actions and is inconsiderate of how Daisy might feel. He is lost because he has no certainty in his life and he lacks the feeling of belonging to a place of group. This is why he does the things that he does, because the only way he can cope with the horrifying idea that he has no real place to call home. To bring joy to his life, he turns to infidelity and alcoholism. Tom is also as rude as too straight up call Myrtle’s little puppy a bitch.