He is may seem truly worried about what will become of him in the after-life yet this worry is superficial since he is still unable to ask for forgiveness since repenting would mean giving up the benefits that he received “My crown, mine own ambition and my queen”. In the end, Claudius is a hypocrite since he is trying to pray yet he does not. Claudius’s attempt to pray confirms that he is entirely aware of his actions and his hypocrisy, but he is unwilling to ask for forgiveness or give up his
His boss, an attorney and the narrator of the story, isn't concerned with firing Bartleby but instead is aroused with his actions. "Bartleby, the Scrivener" can illustrate misfortune, growing compassion and a similarity to God. Bartleby is a man who is in charge of his own life by having a free will and living a life of preference. His infamous line "I prefer not to" appears in the story numerous times. His choice of preference leads to the downfall of his life.
Although angry at his father, McCandless had less resentment for his mother and much less if any for his sister. He knows that they also loved him and cared for him, but he was able to leave with a clean conscience and allow them to live in worry and eventually agony and despair. His so called courages was actually an unrealistic point of view and a result of his not valuing his life. If only because of the selfishness of his actions, McCandless should not be admired
These mediums, that reveal Twain’s attitude towards humanity, prove that his negative take on the human race is justified. According to Twain, humans are the lowest of creatures due to their war-like natures. At first, this statement may seem shocking, but the points proven in Twain’s, “The Damned Human Race,” show that this hypothesis may not be far from the truth. Throughout the essay, Twain takes over a persona that compares the behaviors of various species of animals and of man in similar situations. The results show that man is selfish, cruel, and greedy.
A mask that hides our true instincts, can easily be removed, and is kept on in hopes for a greater good. Based on Golding’s views of humanity, we are truly barbarians by nature; nonetheless, our mask has become an essential aspect of our lives, enabling us to achieve our common goals. Now, we are solely left to question ourselves, will there come a time where this mask will be removed or possibly, fall off? Works Cited Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
His boss, Lengel tries to convince him to stay by saying he “doesn’t want to do this to [his] mom and dad.” And Sammy knows right then that he doesn’t but says that it would be “fatal” if he didn’t go through with his decision at this point. When he walks out of the store Sammy realizes “how hard the world was going to be…hereafter.” This line alone provides for a very regretful but serious tone because he knows he made a mistake but now it’s up to him to fix it. The story ends in a very ominous tone as Updike leaves it somewhat open ended so the reader doesn’t really know what happens with Sammy. Considering the entire story, the tone could best be described as humorous and conversational with a hint of seriousness. Updike uses a multitude of different types of diction to convey Sammy’s different tones of judgmental, arrogant, and contemptuous towards girls, himself and his elders through the story.
Although David’s intensions for traveling time seem loyal and admirable on the surface, his true intensions are selfish because David’s motives for time travel only benefit himself. He completely disregards others’ feelings and refuses to accept a life without Anita: the woman who does not love him back. He is manipulative because he wants to go back in time to a point where she loved him. Although he knows her true feelings, his incentive is to manipulate her future to include him. David’s journey to the future is encompassed with remorse because he feels responsible for the death of his family and his loved one.
Not because he valued his life, but because he had obligations to fulfill with Magwitch and Joe. Pip said "[Magwitch] would believe I deserted him, would be taken, would die accusing me"(429). He also said that "Joe and Biddy would never know how sorry I had been that night"(429). He worried about dying not letting people know how much he actually cared for them. After Pip had a near death experience, it made him realize that he shouldn't judge others based on their appearance.
At first, the boss seems to be a tough man, however, when remembering his late son, he “[arranges] to weep” (Mansfield 25). This passage suggests that the boss has too much control over his emotions. In order to show any emotion, the boss must isolate himself and when he does he is still unable to weep. This control may be influenced by society, because in that time period men did not cry. As a result of this belief, the boss prevents himself from expressing any emotion, which in turn, inhibits him from dealing with his grief, let alone understanding it.
Even though by the end of the novel, Huck still does not want to be a part of society, he has made a many choices for himself concerning morality. Because Huck is allowed to live a civilized life with the Widow Douglas, he is not alienated like his father, who effectively hates civilization because he cannot be a part of it. He is not treated like a total outsider and does not feel ignorant or left behind. On the other hand, because he does not start out being a true member of the society, he is able to think for himself and dismiss the rules authority figures say are correct. By the end of the novel, Huck is no longer a slave to the rules of authority, nor is he an ignorant outsider who looks out only for himself.