In the story the Narrator says to Doodle “Well, if you don’t keep trying, you’ll never learn” (page unknown). Being impatient made the Narrator push his brother beyond his limit and eventually lead to his death. The Narrator is also a cruel person. Ironically, the only person the Narrator was cruel towards was his brother. In the story the Narrator says “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (page unknown).
For example, Mayella tries to hide her father’s drinking problem, and only reveals it when Atticus coaxes it out of her. Another example is shown when the novel states, “”I positively did”, Mayella echoed her father.”” The way the novel describes her “echoing her father” implies that she is matching her story with Bob Ewell’s lies. Secondly, Bob Ewell’s influence on Mayella consists of more than just fear. He also influences her in her morality; Even with his irresponsibility for his children, he still affects them. Bob Ewell instills racism and immorality in Mayella Ewell, and this influence shows itself in the way she is willing to lie and kill a man for her own benefit.
The author uses different settings throughout the novel in order to develop Antonio's sense of good and evil. To illustrate an example of Antonio developing a sense of good and evil, Anaya describes a place called Rosie’s, the local whorehouse where men go to have fun. Instead of thinking about Rosie’s as fun, Antonio believes that Rosie’s tempted his brothers and was the cause of their sins. In one of Antonio’s dreams about his brothers, he saw, “Three dark figures silently beckoned me to follow them. .
In the story both the characterization and conflict help to show how “pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” The characterization of the narrator allows the reader to see the problem brought about by having too much pride. The author’s use of indirect characterization in “The Scarlet Ibis” is one way the story relates to the quote. In the beginning of the story, the narrator said, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This demonstrates that the narrator has a hard time dealing with his brother’s disability. The author allows the reader to see how desperate the narrator is to have a typical life with an ordinary family. The narrator feels that it is one thing for Doodle to be disabled, but he would rather do away with Doodle than deal with the embarrassment of having him in his life if he were mentally weak as well.
Harlan 1 Chloe Harlan Mrs. Tubbs Period 3 02 May 2013 John Proctor; The Tragic Hero In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is portrayed as the tragic hero. He is a man of dignity and integrity, but beneath his tough outer exterior lays a defeated man. Having knowledge of committing adultery, he is gnawed by his feeling of guilt, which leaves him powerless to do anything about it. As the plot of the play unfolds, his admirable characteristics are presented to the reader by his actions that contrast him against other characters in the Puritan town of Salem. Back in the day, Proctor had everything your average Puritan man could want: a goodly farm to ceaselessly toil upon, three goodly sons to discipline, and a goodly wife with whom to make a home.
Willy often confused other with his flashbacks; Charley in this situation. His wife Linda generally accepted these flashbacks, but they did dishearten his children. Throughout both pieces of literature, the main characters experienced illusions. The similarities between The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman are uncanny. Both works feature excellent symbolism and both end in tragedy.
He says that Jim “was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches” (Twain 6). Huck got his habits of prejudice and rebellion from his pap, who despises people who are well-educated. Huck was taken away by pap because he hated how Huck decided to get an education, believing that it was an attempt to get away from him. But after suffering through pap’s abuse, Huck decided to fake his death and flee to Jackson’s Island, where he finds Jim who ran away from being sold. Huck and Jim decided to travel together in a raft to Cairo; however, they get into arguments with each other.
The Differences of the Sons When I read the two different works, I noticed that the author illustrate the two works in different ways, just like Phaedra is a tragedy but Tartuffe is a comedy; the father in Phaedra is not as stupid as the father in the Tartuffe; Phaedra dead in the end of her story but the author didn't do anything to Elmire. However, there are also many similarities in both stories, there sons were trying to help; there stepmothers were doing something bad when their husbands are not around them; and both of the fathers were cheated by someone. The characters which I truly want to talk about are the two sons: Hippolytus and Damis. When we focus on the two characters, as I said, we will find many similarities in the surface, but I prefer to discuss their differences which hide deeper in the story. Hippolytus, the prince who has forbidden love with a capture, when audiences first met him, he was talking about leaving his place to find his father.
Why don't you go read one of those books of yours?” (pg. 5) – and the reader is now positioned to pity Amir, seeing him as the overly-pampered child bombarded with material possessions by his father to compensate for lack of attention. Thus, a more vulnerable side of Amir is revealed, one which yearns for his father's affection but rarely receives it. As the tale progresses, we see that the child Amir both reveres and fears Baba, even resents him: “With me as the glaring exception, my father moulded the world around him to his liking. The problem, of course, was that Baba saw the world in black and white.
George has to put up with Lennie and then kill his best friend, Curley’s wife faces discrimination and even her kindness towards Lennie leads to her death. It is Lennie’s lack of understanding of the pain he is causing that loses our pity towards him and it is the weight