"(376) The grandmother is talking about how the misfit is a good person, yet she knows nothing about the man except the fact he is a criminal and a murderer. The Misfit’s morals are completely different from the grandmothers. The Misfit will always stand by what he believes regardless of the situation. The Misfit believes that the outcome of anything is what he creates. When the Misfit says "Yes'm," smiling slightly as if he were pleased in spite of himself to be known, "but it would have been better for all of you, lady, if you hadn't of reckernized me."
We have all met a person who is deep down, kind-hearted, but they have one major character flaw that you just cannot overlook. Well Julius Caesar happens to be one of those people. Caesar’s hubris is his tragic flaw and it ends up killing him. Caesar truly looks out for the good of Rome but, his arrogance overshadows that. Throughout the play Caesar shows many times his hubris.
By persecuting his father is piety. But Socrates discards his definition because it is in fact not a definition but rather an example. It does not give reason on why things are pious. So, Euthyphro rebounds by claiming piety is what is pleasing to the gods. He says that “ The things and the men that are pleasing to the gods are pious, and the things and the men that are displeasing to the gods are impious.” Socrates approves of this definition because it is of a very generalization.
The Pardoner is a prime example of his presentation of humans because he showed that he had good intentions, to help people and to pardon their sins, but he also had his evil side, which was to tell people that they have sinned simply to earn himself a few extra coins. But I ask this, is he really evil, or is he good? Chaucer didn’t think either or. He felt that a person is a person, no matter what they have done or how they think. He didn’t
And by masking his identity, he makes Dimmesdale wonder why he would want to do this to him. So Roger Chillingworth is at more at fault because of all the things that he made Dimmesdale go through; and also because he does not feel any remorse for his
John Proctor was the play’s tragic hero; being honest, upright, and dull-spoken, he was a good man, but one with a fatal secret. He was a very blunt-spoken and calm man. He was very peaceful and almost never turned to violence for any reason. Even with adversarial figures, he was slow to extreme anger. Though, if peaceful talk did not seem to solve problems when attempting to solve them maturely, he would continue to become angrier and angrier until eventually he might have used violence.
Even though the fictional judicial system of France and current readers view Meursault as completely absurd, Camus illustrates the innocence in Meursault’s existentialist lifestyle and, because of this, its meaning as well. Society considers Meursault emotionless and therefore immoral. People even despise Meursault because of his disability to manifest his feelings. Steven Poser analyzes Meursault’s psyche in his article “The Unconscious Motivation to Become a Murderer in Camus’ The Stranger:” “Meursault does not lie-- he simply does not feel. For that reason he disturbs people, enrages them, makes them question his humanity.
It's awful"(p.16). The quote shows that he knows his guilty of lying, but he doesn't repent. Holden says, "that's the nice thing about carrousels, they always play the same song"(p.210). The quote shows that Holden doesn't like changes and doesn't want to be a change; he wants to remain the same, but he doesn't make sense because he also wants to be change himself to be "the catcher in the rye" to protect the children who are going to the cliff(p.173). Most of him in the novel, he is a liar who always says the things that don't make sense.
Lies in Heart of Darkness After declaring his passionate hate of lying it is odd to see the complete reversal of character in Marlow by the end of the book. Then perhaps it is not a change but merely an unexpected extension of his character that gives a different dimension to his personality. His statement "You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie...it appalls me. It makes me miserable and sick, like biting something rotten would do" (Longman 2210) gives what one may rightly consider a very straightforward clean cut description of the man's moral view and character traits. Yet by the end of the book one may feel he has not only betrayed their trust but himself and all the values he seemed to embody during the course of the story.
Usually this would be enough for a person to life a happy life but this isn't the case for Yozo. It is because he is so smart that he is actually unhappy with life and this is his condition. On page 13 Yozo says "...this revelation of human dullness stirred dark and depression in me." What he is saying right from the beginning of the book is that he sees the world as being a dull place and because it's not exciting or as exciting as he'd like it to be, he is depressed by the world. He wants something exciting from life.