Oedipus is determined to defy the destiny given to him and struggles to live a morally given to him and struggles to live a morally righteous life. Othello is driven by passionate actions over-ru... ... middle of paper ... ...le for parents striving to give their children a better life yet it is also accessible to children who have over barring parents. Readers can visually see the good intensions is Troy that a brutally twisted and end in poor choices. Aristotle believed that “a man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.” These downfalls are precisely what will drive pathos into the hearts and minds of readers. The moral compass within the character reminds readers that they cannot completely fault him for his actions, but they cannot simply forgive him by blaming it on lack of sight, intense passions, complexities of life, or jealously of living.
Everyone makes a mistake in life that they regret; in Dimmesdale’s case, he kept his sin hidden. Hawthorne uses various methods to depict Dimmesdale’s struggle to overcome the oppressive Puritan society and reveal his true identity. The laws, religion, and members of the community set high expectations for Dimmesdale to live up to. He is pressured to please his people and obey the rules of his society, but he knows that they will not accept who he really is. The community’s expectations cause Dimmesdale to punish himself for his sin instead of confessing.
In Hamlet's case this problem is something that he can not just simply avoid; not only does it dominate his life but it starts to take over his conscious state like a "poison". He is constantly reminded of the molestation that his incestuous uncle has just inflicted on Denmark. For a sinful King is the same as a sinful country and someone must save the nation's people from those transgressions. Yet Hamlet does not want to acknowledge that he is the savior. Nevertheless fate continually shows Hamlet through coincidental instances that he must do what he "swore" to do.
George verbalizes, “’Say it over to yourself, Lennie, so you won’t forget it’” (Steinbeck 29). At this point, George reveals Lennie’s mental disability. The internal conflict the disability causes within Lennie often stands in the way of his dreams. Other characters also face conflicts in the novel stopping them from attaining their dreams. One example would be the character Crooks.
Spending time with Amir would only remind Baba of the sin he committed after his wife’s death, so he distances himself. The decision Amir makes in the alley is a result of him trying to gain a sliver of pride from his father. Since his entire childhood consists of multiple failures in Baba’s eyes, he decides to set aside any morality concerning Hassan and take a chance at proving himself to his father. At first, remaining silent wins Baba’s affection. “A smile played on my father’s lips.
Another perception that Willy had acquired from society is its shallowness, which leads to his infidelity and also losing the trust of his older son, Biff. In a way, society alone cannot be held responsible for Willy’s death nor his role as a tragic hero. Miller has stated that for society to be responsible for this, ‘then the protagonist mu... ... middle of paper ... ... this idea already having been planted in the first act. As Willy’s wife and sons try to prevent this from happening, the feeling of hope spreads throughout the story. Although every attempt results in failure, the characters try continuously to make things better.
Despite Troy?s continuous attempts to push himself away from anything he had ever known about his father, the inheritance of such irrational behavior was inevitable because it was all he had ever known. The inheritance of this angry behavior was, in turn, the cause of his damaging relationships with his own family. Just as Troy endured his father?s cruel ways, Troy?s family is left with no choice but to try to learn to live with his similar ways. Troy?s family is one that strives to maintai... ... middle of paper ... ...y as a responsible person. He overlooks Cory?s efforts to please him and make a career for his son, learned from his past with his own father, is responsible for the tension that builds between him and Cory.
It is at this moment that the Pardoner realizes that he has greatly sinned, yet he hides his emotions by offering the travelers ... ... middle of paper ... ...tales in Dubliners because each character has discovered something that causes them to completely change their way of thinking or their way of life. These epiphanies, just like the Pardoner’s, are the key to character development and theme because the symbolism and storylines are not enough. In “Araby”, the young boy wouldn’t have learned how negative, or even unexciting the world can be without his own experience, and, in “The Dead”, Gabriel realizes there is a part of his own life that he never even knew about, which causes him to question his own life and ability to love. In both works, the epiphanies also help Chaucer and Joyce to praise or reprimand aspects of society because they promote change in the characters and the stories. So, in a sense, both Geoffrey Chaucer and James Joyce are promoting the same theme, in different manifestations, in different eras.
Hester's struggle against society is similar to his own. Both, he and Hester, resist Puritan values and beliefs. The society Hawthorne lived in discouraged him and stopped him from pursuing his passion in writing, but he still continues to write. His novel shows the inner conflicts of individuals, the conflicts between them and society, and discloses the truth of the human heart. The story discusses a sin, which is adultery, and how viewing it differs from society and the sinner.
Holden still tries to fight the world on his own, something which cannot be done by one man alone. Holden has become the epitome of what a person should not become because as Edward has taught us, the human needs intimacy for physiological and emotional wellbeing, it is paramount for a happy and fulfilling life, unless one considers talking to rocks happy and fulfilling. Holden’s continuous rejection of this simple concept has caused so much pain and hurt for himself, it is a sad sight to see. Overall, the Catcher in the Rye is a novel with an important message for society, do