The story is crushingly sad. Dave makes a bid for more respect only to inspire shame and humiliation. He ends up further entrapped in a situation that made him feel diminished—something less than a man and also, perhaps, less than a person. The symbol of manhood in which Dave has invested so much—both financially and emotionally—fails him. This would seem to be proof that a gun does not make a man after all.
Perhaps the biggest determining factor of Romeo and Juliet’s demise was the fact that their families were feuding. Another example of this is when Romeo goes to buy poison. Poison was illegal in Manchua, but luckily for Romeo, the apothecary was poor and in need for money. The apothecary did not want to sell the poison to Romeo, but as he states “My poverty, but not my will consents”, he was desperate for the money. There were too many coincidences in the story; fate had to be the determining factor.
This inherent trait leaves Pete blinded to anything other than money, success and high expectations. It doesn’t allow him to see the good in not only others but also in himself. Pete was also jealous of the way their mother coddled Donald and lied when Donald asked him what he dreamt about. He claimed he only dreamt about sex and money, when in reality he dreams of Donald often, usually with Pete being vulnerable while Donald acts as his aid. This is because he feels guilty for the violent acts he committed against Donald when they were younger.
He tries to change the jurors’ minds by talking to them about the evidence and not just voting guilty because they do not like where they boy has come from. The hardest person to persuade is Juror 3, who is the angriest as we find out later in the film. Juror 10 does not like people who come from the slums so he is going to be prejudiced about this, which will cause some trouble since Juror 5 who has come from the slums as well. Juror 8 manages to change everyone’s vote and save the boy after Juror 3 breaks down in tears and learns that he has been defeated. This is a clever and interesting film, in which the director succeeds in both entertaining the audience and exploring a serious message.
An interesting insight into the character of Edmund is the fact that his father goes out of his way to let the audience know that he is a bastard; ‘though this knave came something saucily into the world before he was called for, yet was his mother fair; there was good sport at his making, and the whoreson must be acknowledged.’ The fact that his “noble” father decides to pay for the mistake he made by keeping Edmund is rather unsettling. It is common knowledge that ‘bastards’ at this time had no rights to any family possessions and where more or less banished from society as it was seen that they had no legitimate rights. It is therefore possible to say that Edmund is born a Machiavel due the fact that he is a bastard. To be a true Machiavel, you must posses the ‘Dark Triad’ a group of three personality traits. The first is the Machiavellian personality, which is characterised by the ‘manipulation and exploitation of others’.
Victor’s action to run away caused William’s death and made Justine look like the killer when the evidence was planted from the blood. I see it as Victor was never going to be truly happy because there was so much he really didn’t know and could not handle the whole situation. People during the Enlightenment tried to handle many things on their own but certain things should just not be touched or you will find out the hard way. It was like finding a million dollars in the street and keeping it thinking no one would ever trace back to finding you because it was something that huge. He paid his price and it was a great one, the role of God is not to be played
Steve-O Redemption Sometimes in life, people do the unthinkable and believe that there is no possible way to recover from their tragic event. Stephen Glover has proved everyone wrong about this theory. Past the arrests for drugs, assault, and alcohol abuse, Stephen is a man trying to make a living. Stephen is world famous for his alter ego “Steve-O”. Steve-O is a famous idiot who makes his living from doing acts of stupidity to entertain the eyes of America.
This is where the audience finds out about Willy not only betraying Linda, but Biff as well, "You fake! You phony little fake!" (121). Biff's anger after seeing his father cheat made him lose all his hopes and dreams. Moreover, Willy tries not to blame himself for Biff's failure in life, "Don't blame everything on me!
He is insecure about himself and the fact that he is not respected by his co-workers. His primary motive for buying a gun is that he can “earn” respect from them. This is rather absurd, as the reason they don’t respect him is because of a conflict that occurred. Owning a gun will most likely lead to further conflict, further destabilizing the situation. “Know whut this is, Jenny?
Someone who blames everyone else for the consequences of their actions? Someone who doesn't own-up to their actions and try to make the situation better again? Cole is that 'someone'. He goes to the island mad at his parents because all the other times that he was in trouble with the law, his parents would pay the fees and get him out, however, this time, none of that happens. It was his mistake for beating up Peter anyways, yet he's mad at his parents and his lawyer because they didn't get him out.