James Jr. always spends his money on alcohol and uses it an escape from his parents because they are addicts. James Jr. blames his parents for his failure in life because of their bad parenting. Edmund in the other hand does not only have an alcohol addiction but also has a drug addiction because of his mother. He uses art to escape from his problems unlike any of his other family members. Edmund is basically the victim of this play but is the one who gets hurt the most due his parent’s addictions especially his dads.
The Theme of Duality in Crime and Punishment In Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, the theme of duality is present throughout much of the novel. There are dual conflicts: one external between a disillusioned individual and his world, and the other internal between an isolated soul and his conscience (Walsh). It is the internal conflict in the main character, Raskolnikov, that is the focuses of much of the novel. The dual personalities of Raskolnikov are constantly at battle with one another, causing the inner conflict he experiences and thus creating his own personal punishment. The first of Raskolnikov's two sides is his intellectual side.
Another example of this is when Billy Deel is forced to take care of himself while his father is passed out and constantly drinking, “Billy had a lot of unsupervised time on his hands” (Walls 82). Billy was greatly affected by his father’s alcohol abuse his personality didn’t maturely develop like other children. This is shown when he sexually assaults Jeanette and doesn’t see anything wrong with it, he yells on page 87 “Guess what? I raped you!” (Walls). This statement proves that parents make a huge impact on children, and when children don’t have that, they suffer.
In effect, the unique set-up of the narrative makes the evil deeds seem ultimately inevitable. The structure of the novella helps justifying the crimes, causing the distinction between the good and the bad to become unclear. In this paper, I will discuss this unique structure of the tale to analyze how this uneasy feeling about the ending emerges. The standard tragedy is composed of three parts in sequence: periperty, recognition, and suffering (Aristotle 37). Peripety, also known as “reversal”, is the “shift of what is being undertaken to the opposite in the way previously stated,” commonly from good to bad in tragedy, and recognition is “a shift from ignorance to awareness, pointing in the direction either of close blood ties or of hostility, of people who have previously been in a clearly marked state of happiness or unhappiness” (36).
There was a lack of jobs, people were drinking, stealing and the harsh times were crating tension between family members. These were all shown in the movie as we see Howard stealing food to not be sent away somewhere else, or when Mike Wilson is seen drunk and fighting with his wife. We see the joblessness through many people such as James, Mike and even in Joe. The family tensions are seen with James and Mae with their fighting over James's boxing or Mike and his wife when he is drunk. These were all factors that contributed to peoples miserable lives and gener... ... middle of paper ... ...e of this fight.
Malachy is constantly out of a job, leaving his family to survive on their own through poverty. He uses every single penny they have at the pubs; it drives Frank mad and he loses all respect for him. Frank completely loathes his father when he upsets his mother. He makes her angry which Frank cannot stand. “My heart is banging away in my chest and I don’t know what to do because I know I’m raging inside like my mother”.
and preventing the ?Enemy? from gaining the ?Patient? for himself. But though it may come from the evil perspective of an expert demon, the piece is really a reflection of the internal struggle in humans between good and evil, Lord and Satan, on a small, subtle, and discreet level. The conflict portrayed in this novel addresses the everyday sins and mindsets that more often than not lead to the downfall of a seemingly good and righteous person (unlike the focus on absolute evils such as outright dishonesty and murder common in other works on morality).
It looks at the extremes of cruelty and harm that one human can inflict on another by denying them basic human rights, choices, and freedom of association. Her brothers, who seem to be inertly malevolent and corrupt, show the audience how the darkness can consume you and that wickedness does indeed exist in humans. Although there are unexpected glimpses of light in the play that grasps the readers interest, the darkness and horror is compelling. Taking all these things in to account, the play achieves what Webster expects for us as the audiences to explore, being that darkness is always present but does not always take over the light.
Through John Proctor we see the ludicrous nature of mass hysteria that exists when society has gone awry. It is apparent that Miller focuses his play around the moral struggles of the protagonist, John Proctor. Throughout the play, Proctor has many struggles that he must deal with and look deep into his soul to find the resolution. He undergoes a major survey of his character and it is only this way that he can gain redemption for his sins. By abiding by his own moral code, John Proctor makes many hard decisions that will affect the outcome of the play.
I believe that Edgar Allan Poe personifies the mental concept of the imagination because it seems that throughout the story, the main culprit to the cause of madness is the torment of the person by his own imagination. The unnamed narrator is persistently reminding the reader that things are far worse than he can actually explain, therefore causing the reader to use his own imagination to conjure up something far worse. In The Fall of the House of Usher, the relationship between the House and Roderick Usher is relative because the interior of the house symbolizes his slow, dilapidating mind. We can clearly see evidence of this by the narrator’s use of words describing the lurid atmosphere of the house. The worn and tattered furniture can describe the wearing down of Usher’s mind due to stress.