We learn that Timothy was the good and righteous brother, whereas Peter was not and was therefore disgraced and cast into shame by his relatives and peers. Richard, however, shows a profound liking and support of Peter, and this means that he too is looked upon in disgust, particularly by his mother. Judith Anderson has much the same opinion of Richard as his mother does, though her dislike is perhaps not quite as severe. Richard is put down simply because of his religious beliefs; whereas all of his relatives are Puritans, he simply wants to enjoy life, and this is what has earned him the title of the 'Devil's Disciple'. Indeed, those who despise him the most are all God-fearing; his younger cousin Essie shows a liking for him because not only does he show her kindness, but because she herself is not a devout Puritan, being put down herself simply for being the illegitima... ... middle of paper ... ...ero, but Anderson tells him otherwise.
Benedick has wit and charisma to enhance his popularity whilst John appears to be self obsessed and selfish. John’s overuse of ‘I’ indicates his egocentricity and his opening line is stiff showing that he knows he is on the fringes of society. ‘I thank you, I am not of many words, but I thank you’ suggesting that he does not feel comfortable engaging in social contact as he is an outcast [I.1.140-141]. He is a resentful outsider who cannot abide constraints as is shown when he complains to Conrade that he is ‘trusted with a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog’ [I.3.30]. John accepts his villainy and is almost proud of his underhand maliciousness, ‘I cannot hide what I am’… ‘I am a plain dealing villain’… ‘Let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me.’[I.3.12–34].
The Bra Boys are not real men. The versions of masculinity being valorised in Sunny’s documentary are pathetic excuses for men. The question is, what does it mean to be a real man? Protective of family, respectful to woman and themselves and takes pride in appearance. The continued violence, type of mateship and the limited amount of females shown throughout the documentary is disturbing and distressing.
Iago was once “[a] man [that was] honest and [trustworthy]” (I.iii.285), he turns into a “[precious] villain” (V.ii.235) due to his envy for Cassio’s position as Othello’s lieutenant and of Othello’s assets. Once Iago learns that he is not promoted to Othello’s lieutenant, he spurns acceptance and turns to fury. Envy distorts a once well-mannered ensign into an angered man with a vengeance. There is irony in which Othello refers to Iago as “[a man] of [honesty] and trust” (I.iii.285) when in fact, Othello is one of the underlying reasons that makes Iago envious and the opposite of Othello’s impressions. Envious of the general’s rank and beautiful wife, Iago falls to greed while plotting against Othello.
He makes a point of taking the moral high ground over Maria, Feste and more importantly, his social superior Sir Toby, when he scorns them for their revelries and “disorders”. This in turn adds to their desire to avenge him and bring him from his level of false authority, back to his true social class of a mere steward at which he is unable to give out orders, but only to receive them. Although he is a man of supposed purity and self-denial in practice, his aspirations are such that he becomes hypocritical. In turn he makes his character one of further malevolence. He secretly longs for the life of a man higher in social status and fancies that through the love of Olivia, he could become such a person “having come from my day bed, where I have left Olivia sleeping ”.
According to Aristotle, then, the man who is slighted by those who he thinks ought to respect him and feel grateful toward him is the more easily offended. Furthermore, Aristotle pointed out that t... ... middle of paper ... ...tude, their behaviour is indeed shameful because they show no gratitude whatsoever to Lear for giving them what they so eagerly desired. Since it is ingratitude that particularly injures our self-esteem, the result is the rousing of violent anger in the one who feels that his own good deeds have not been appreciated. His exiling of Cordelia was in response to her perceived slighting of him; now at Goneril's first suggestion that he restrain his followers a little, he feels contempt thrown upon his own goodness: Ingratitude, thou marble-headed fiend, More hideous when thou show'st thee in a child Than the sea-monster. and, the depth of his hurt and his anger is more than evident in his cursing of Goneril: ...that she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child!
Malvolio then stands as an unpopular steward and a vulgar character. He is more expressive about what he says than being witty but he is more self-important and big-headed. Malvolio brings both humour and sympathy to the play, and as a result he is the main character that brings the humour to the play. Malvolio is the steward of Olivia’s (countess) household, and thinks that he is powerful enough to get married to Olivia who is way powerful than him. Being a steward is a very sensible job, which he takes seriously.
"Piggy saw the smile and misinterpreted it as friendliness. There had grown up tacitly among the biguns the opinion that Piggy was an outsider, not only by accent, which did not matter, but by fat, and ass-mar, and specs, and a certain disinclination for manual labour." (Golding 68) The character Piggy in William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies serves as the intellectual balance to the emotional leaders of a group of shipwrecked British boys. Ironically, their new society values physical qualities over intellectual attributes whereas it is the rational actions that will lead to their survival. Piggy's actions and the reactions from his fellow survivors foreshadow his eventual death.
Marriage of John and Elizabeth in Arthur Miller's The Crucible John Proctor shows many strengths and weaknesses throughout The Crucible. He is honest, upright and blunt-spoken. His manliness acts a great strength, but also as a weakness, for this is what led him to his affair with Abigail. The guilt he feels over this contributes to his imprisonment and death as it prevents him from speaking out soon enough. Proctor is honest and regrets what he has done wrong.
This hurts Eddie's ego and makes Eddie feel threatened; the only way Eddie know... ... middle of paper ... ...was selfish, and if he just settled with Catherine and him being friends, he would still be alive now. He lost everything because he was selfish. Alfieri generalises all of his other clients by saying Eddie is "not purely good, but himself purely, for he allowed himself to be wholly known and for that I will love him more than any my sensible clients". By this statement Alfieri means that Although Eddie was wrong with his views he was just being himself. Manliness, Hostility and Aggression are obvious themes though out the play and they are all very closely linked.