During the stalemate before the battle, two men fell ill with an eye infection, and were dismissed so they could recuperate. When the battle came, however, one ordered his helot to lead him, blind as he was, into the heart of the fight, where they both died. The other, Aristodemus, followed his orders and returned home. There he was branded a 'trembler' (coward) and effectively abandoned by his city. He was allowed to live there, but he was ignored by his friends, considered as low as a helot in rank, and his daughters were refused husbands.
Anne stated, “I hated them for not standing up and doing something about the murders. In fact, I think I had a stronger resentment toward Negroes for letting the whites kill them than toward the whites” (Moody 409). I believe it was at this time in Anne’s life that she decided what type of person she was going to be. She decided during this time that she could not be like everyone else and just sit back and watch and accept the cruel things that were being done, she was not going to be another content
If their mother was still alive they would not have to hide from their father. Brian on the other hand attributed his experiences to the fact that life was harsh on him and he could not forgive the people in his life that hurt him. This was in the beginning of the movie. An example of this is when he refuses to visit his mother during the weekends and speakes rudely to his mother on the phone. Later on in the movie , after mixing with Rohana and Rohani he forgives his mother and goes to visit her.
Abigail used to be a servant in the Proctor household, but once Goody Proctor found out about John and Abby’s relationship, she fired Abigail. This caused Abigail to have vindictive feelings towards Goody Proctor. Ignorance is displayed through Giles Corey, another character in Act 1. His description at the bottom of page 40 explains how he is an ignorant man. “He didn’t give a hoot for public opinion, and only in his last years-after he had married Martha-did he bother much with the church.
The horrible image of the creature's outward appearance physically isolated him from society. While society didn't isolate Valerie at first, her parents did. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, there was only one person who accepted the creature and that was a blind man who tried to comfort him, sadly the family of the man walked in on their conversation and ran the creature out. It was at that point the creature knew he'd never be accepted into society. With this realization of loneliness he found himself starved for affection.
Carver shows Claire’s isolation from Stuart through their obvious lack of communication, apparent by his failure to inform his wife of the dead body which he had stumbled upon. Newspaper reporters continually call the house seeking details. So many reporters are aware of the incident, yet Claire is ignorant and thus isolated from both her husband and the event itself. Also, by using Claire as the narrator the reader has an insight into her own thoughts and opinions, which she fails to voice aloud to Stuart. Her failure to
As much as Luke claims he cares about the river’s state of being, it seems that he’s more worried about the actual principle of it and the fear of future disturbances of the Tamassee. Ruth’s parents, Ellen and Herb Kowalsky, obviously did not care at all about the laws they would violate, they were miserable over the loss of their daughter and were willing to fight endlessly to get her body out and give her a proper burial. The local farmers like Maggie’s dad, cousins, and friends, were not clear on the side they were on. They felt bad for the Kowalsky’s and were sick of being told
On several occasions, Meursault fails to accept the pre-established rules of society. At his mother’s funeral, he does not cry or express any sadness over her death, and is instead concerned with his own personal discomfort. In his relationship with Marie, he shows that he does not value the concept of love. This displays his anti-social tendencies and inability to make connections with other people. One of the major diagnostic criteria for a sociopath is “lack of remorse, guilt, or empathy” (1).
He has received a considerate amount of criticism for his actions, for being unprepared, for ruining the hope of ever reconciling with his family, the list goes on and on. His critics are correct; after all he did not have the experience nor the equipment for such an exploit, nor will his family ever be able to with bury the hatchet now that he is dead, but do all of these criticisms mean that Chris did not live a meaningful life? How could he have? His family is grieving because of his actions, and not only that but so are the people he met along the way, he could not have lived a meaningful life while hurting so many people. Or could he?
Some people are unwilling to change even though the change might be for good. Through the character of Miss Emily, we see a young woman violated by her father’s strict mentality. When he dies, Emily is left alone and as the only man in her life, Emily is in denial to let go of her father, even though he is a controlling and selfish man. Thus she holds on to her father’s dead body and acts as if nothing happened; Emily “dressed as