Both children have a very superficial view of the world. The inspector breaks down this view and brings reality into their lives by showing them the consequences of their selfish actions. After the Inspector leaves, and they find out that he was not a real policeman at all, Birling is ready to forget about everything and go back to how he was before, but Sheila and Eric do not want to go back. They have taken notice of what the Inspector says and respect him more than Birling. You can tell that they have lost their respect for their father when Eric says, "I'm ashamed of you" and when Sheila says "if you want to know, its you two who are being childish".
All of Mr. Birling’s visions were incorrect. After the Inspector has left, he continues to ignore the shameful things that his family has done. When it appears that the Inspector might have been a hoax, he is happy to believe that everything is as it was a few hours before, he even accuses Eric and Sheila as “The younger generation who know it all”. This is an example of his pride, he must think of his reputation. J.B Priestly is attacking the privileges of class in the play.
We immediately get the notion that Lear is attention loving and that he loves flattery. As the scene develops we also discover that he knows almost nothing about his daughters, as he couldn?t recognize their falseness. As long as his eldest daughters flattered him, he was happy. He doesn?t even recognize honesty, as he scolds Cordelia for being true when she told him ?I love your majesty according to my bond, no more nor less?. Lear shows poor judgment when he banishes his favorite daughter and leaves her without a dowry.
This illustrates Mr. Ramsay as heartless to other's feelings, it seems like he enjoys torm... ... middle of paper ... ... are abusive, but he also has the positive traits of sincerity and sensitivity toward his family. Woolf illustrated Mr. Ramsay as both mentally abusive, but also loving and caring toward his wife, Mrs. Ramsay. Mr. Ramsay is very harsh and critical toward his children because he wants the best for them and for them to become self-sufficient, but his children do not realize this and makes them hate being around their father. Woolf does not describe Mr. Ramsay as only bad or good, but she describes him as a real person with personality flaws. She does this because it makes it easier for the reader to understand the individual as a whole, instead of just a fictitious character.
He had ruined for a while every hope of happiness for the most affectionate, generous heart in the world; and no one could say how lasting an evil he might have inflicted” (159). Mr. Darcy, on the other hand, knows the truth, but his pride shields him from correcting Elizabeth. Both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are overwhelmed with their inner flaws, that they blind themselves and cause tension. The pain they inflict upon one another, and the refusal to change their beliefs about others rebounds, affecting the entire Bennet family. Once Elizabeth rejects her immediate desire to initially judge others, and Mr. Darcy resists the shield of his own pride, can they settle the feud and heartache Mr. Wickham has
Pride overpowered Danforth’s judgement and made him arrogant all he wanted to do was to seem fair and please the townspeople; which caused the death of innocent people and the freedom of t... ... middle of paper ... ...er to be displayed in “shame.” Because for a man his name is something to be prideful for and in actuality it is to any man, for he keeps his name his whole like, unlike the women, and could not leave his family especially his boy with the same of having their fathers name on display in front of the church. So instead ripped the paper and prepared for his death sentence Proctors pride in the beginning caused problems and made mistakes that could have been avoided, but his pride for his name can be seen as a good thing. Pride is a powerful thing. In some cases it can be seen as a good or bad thing. If the person yields their wrong doing does not necessarily make his or her pride “the only crime,” but the outcome of it as well.
Regardless of this, the reader warms up to these characters once they learn their stories. Hindley acts the way he does because of a severe lack of attention and love from his father, especially once Heathcliff enters the picture. Hindley has no choice but to act like Heathcliff because that is all he ever knew. Heathcliff extracts revenge onto numerous people because they never helped him when he needed it the most. Hindley, Hareton, and Heathcliff can either be considered villains or distressed and traumatized men because of how Emily Bronte shows two sides to each of their stories throughout the novel.
He is a doctor and Emma’s husband. Their feelings for each other do not reciprocate since his wife does not love and appreciate him as much as Charles feels about her. His ignorance is the biggest flaw of his character, but he is also very serious and conventional, which foils his wife. He never realizes Emma’s discontent in his house, so “he thought she was happy, and she was angry at him for this placid stolidity…” (Flaubert 40). His complacent self would be happy as long as Emma seems to be so, which he misinterprets throughout the entire novel.
The poem lists several ways in which people hurt those that they love. With Lennie, this is entirely unintentional. He never means harm to anyone, but with the capricious way in which he treats everything he wants to love, it is inevitable. Curlie's wife simply disregards the needs of others to satisfy her own, and this is willful selfishness. In Candy and George's case, however, the harm is deliberate, but not malicious.
The antagonist is Harry, Sylvia’s brother in law. Harry is this sweet calm man, from Sylvia’s perspective he seemed like this horrible man with a snotty attitude and very selfish but as his character forms into the story you see that he is complete opposite of what your first impression was. Even though Sylvia’s friends gained upon him in one scene he stayed calm and knew that he shouldn’t let them control his emotions. Harry is very forgiving too, after all the lies Sylvia told he still forgave her in the end. You really see how much he cares about people, especially his family.