Although TJ is mean and thoughtless, he also gives information about racial incidents. He appears to be all-knowing in front of the children and tells them 'since y'all don't seem to know nothin'â€¦maybe I ought not tell y'all'. He informs the Logan children about the Berry's burning. Another episode which shows TJ's cowardness, and makes the readers hate him, is when he cheats in the history examination and passes the notes on the Stacey. Stacey then has to face the humiliation of getting whipped by his mama in front of his class.
Brinker was trying to steal his best friend. Not only was Finny angry at Brinker, he was sad. His anger caused him to be mean to Brinker even after he got Gene back. Finny felt threatened by Brinker because of Brinker and Gene’s friendship. Finny saw that everyone at Devon had turned to Brinker while he was gone, including Gene, causing Finny to be jealous.
He hates him and despises him. The reason he does this is because his father (Mr Earnshaw) treats Heathcliff very well, if so better than he does Hindley. He victimises and degrades him with his actions and language. "He would stand Hindley's blows without winking or shredding a tear." This makes the reader believe that Hindley is the violent, jeal... ... middle of paper ... ... Heathcliff's character.
Finally, when Harry is kicked out of class in college, Alexander fights for equal rights and vandalizes the school with: “EDUCATION FOR ALL… IS A GOOD CAUSE” (Lynch 149). Alexander means well but is misguided which causes no one to understand or credit him with doing something noble. The short read, Angry Young Man by Chris Lynch, depicts the very complicated personality of Alexander, a seventeen year old boy who has been through and goes through several hardships like never seeing his father, having a hard time at school and much more. He is a very hot-tempered, socially awkward and misguided boy. His character is a very complex one which Chris Lynch does a great job of describing.
Heathcliff’s hatred drives him to take revenge by fueling Hindley’s drinking and gambling addiction, in addition to corrupting his son, Hareton. Next, when Catherine’s decides to marry Edgar, Heathcliff’s depression and disappointment over his lost love drive him to lose control of his moral character and transform into a vengeful man. Heathcliff admits to Catherine, “I have not broken your heart –you have broken it –and in breaking it, you have broken mine…” (163). Heathcliff’s jealousy of Edgar and his temporary frustration with Catherine ignite his quest for revenge. Heathcliff proceeds to destroy the remainder of the Earnshaw family by enticing into marriage Isabella with false love and torturing sickly Linton to insanity.
Though the physical pain caused by the pandy bat is intense, once it fades Stephen becomes increasingly indignant at the injustice of Father Dolan's punishment. He did not deserve it since "the doctor had told him not to read without glasses" (297). "Then to be called a schemer before the class" when Stephen was usually first or second in his studies was "unfair and cruel" (297). It was cruel the way the prefect had paused to steady his hand in order to cause Stephen the greatest pain, unfair that he had been publicly characterized as a schemer, and unjust because he had done nothing wrong. Prompted by a classmate's remark that "the senate and the Roman people declared that Dedalus had been wrongly punished" (298), Stephen equates his experience with other great acts of injustice throughout history and identifies with those "great persons" who protested injustice; "history was all about those men" (298-9).
Twain utilizes Huck Finn and Jim as the ideal characters because they are the ones at the end of the novel who realize slavery is wrong. Mark Twain establishes the ideals by portraying them through the protagonists, Huck and Jim and criticizes the failure to live up to them by portraying them through the antagonists, Miss Watson. Prejudice can be observed throughout the novel by the way the other characters treat Huck. Twain portrays Huck as an average boy of his time, mischievous, adventurous and funny. The society Huck lives in labels him "uncivilized" because he has an abusive, drunk father.
The character of Lennie is introduced in the very beginning of the story along with the setting and also Lennie’s friend/caretaker, George. Lennie could be considered a “gentle giant”, but he suffers from some mental impairments which get the duo into some trouble. In the first chapter of the book, George begins to explain his feelings of anger and frustration towards their situation of looking for employment. He begins showing discrimination to Lennie by saying that he was the source of all of their problems. “You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get… You crazy son-of-a-bitch.
After Gene’s confession, the boy’s friendship was nearly broken because of the presence of envy ... ... middle of paper ... ...couldn’t handle the pressure of “courtroom”. The author conveys that Finny is extremely saddened that Gene let invidiousness get the best of him, and control him in dangerous ways. Like previously proven events, Gene’s envy was the ultimate force that slowly deteriorated the boy’s friendship. Friendships can be hurt or toughened by the lack or presence of jealousy. The significant influence of envy on friendships is discovered by Gene and Finny through Gene’s jealous nature, Finny’s unenviable nature, and Brinker’s suspicions on the impact of Gene’s envy on Finn.
Due to Willy’s egotistical nature and the need to feed it with a mistress, his downfall begins in the eyes of Biff. Not only does Willy lose Biff’s respect which is proven when Biff calls him a “phony little fake” (121), but Willy is also too prideful to amend his relationship. This causes Biff to lose his confidence and surrender his dreams of studying at the University of Virginia. As a result of his egotistical nature derived from his pr... ... middle of paper ... ...ives to achieve the wrong things. This furthermore leads to the downfall of Willy and his family, proving that Willy Loman is a tragic hero.