The way this word is defined in this tale is how human are aware that the act is wrong, yet they decide to go forward with that decision. That’s when the spirit of perverseness wins, when the individual would rather do the contrary from the good, a wicked act with self-awareness. In The Black Cat, the narrator is an animal lover, yet with time he ends up maltreating each and one of them, except his favorite pet; his cat Pluto. The narrator identifies this as a disease which he also compares it to alcohol. Consequently, the narrator then loses his temper one night while being intoxicated and violently removes Pluto’s eye.
Pull yourselves together," he advanced to the Lion and said: ... ... middle of paper ... ...e matures through the story. Upon his arrival in Narnia, he was ill tempered and had a very devilish personality. “…but Edmund could be spiteful, and on this occasion he was spiteful. He sneered and jeered at Lucy and kept on asking her if she'd found any other new countries in other cupboards all over the house” (Lewis 14). He wanted to be a “realistic” thinker, resulting in him thinking adversely from his siblings.
The presence of the two cats in the tale allows the narrator to see himself for who he truly is. In the beginning the narrator explains that his “tenderness of heart made him the jest of his companions”. (251) He also speaks of his love for animals that has remained with him from childhood into manhood. However, Poe contradicts this description of the narrator when he seems to become annoyed with the cat that he claims to love so much. While under the influence of alcohol the narrator is “fancied that the cat avoided his presence”(250) and as a result decides to brutally attack the cat.
As the act continues you see separation between the family. Goneril and Regan are clever; they know what they want and would do anything to get it. they are very deceiving and manipulative. The psychoanalytical conflict continues when Lear isn’t acting like a king he starts acting childish and selfish it seems like his pride is starting to pull him down. Goneril is the first to notice and reacts to it by telling Oswald before her father shows up to “treat Lear and his men poorly” just as you would think it wouldn’t make the king get a better attitude toward life.
Happiness is essential for one to be sane. Love leads to happiness and this is shown in the novels Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Characters in both novels try to find happiness through love, but it ultimately leads to despair because of the death or loss of a loved one. Happiness is fulfilled through the form of love. To begin with, Jacob has respect and love for his parents that have been there every step of his life.
The Assistant shows that Morris Bober as a good example of what one person can be. Frank on the other hand, is the exact opposite although he tries to struggle to rise above his weaknesses and become a better person of who he is, like Saint Francis of Asisi whom he admires. In the beginning of the novel, Frank’s behavior is shown when he steals from Morris and lusts over Helen. He knows that it is wrong to steal from Morris, but he has a hard time controlling himself because he thinks that the grocery would not be successful without making as much if he were not helping Morris. He also had a hard time controlling his sexual urges towards Morris’ daughter, Helen.
The most prevalent example of tyranny harming both oppressor and oppressed in recent reading is Frederick Douglass’ piece, “Learning to Read and Write.” Douglass explains how his mistress was initially kind and tender-hearted, but being a slave owner transformed her into a monster. Having to exert the kind of cruel power that she did turned her cold and evil. She grew to fit the mask of slavery and became something she originally was not. It is in the same way which Orwell grows to fit the mask of his role as the white man in the Burmese village. He is supposed to show no fear or cowardice, so he shoots the innocent elephant.
He does not care much about the hyenas and seemed to of viewed them more as tools and weapons to use for his own benefit, this ultimately ended in his death when he tried to blame his plan on them. Scar was intolerant of failure, making the hyenas feel bad for failing to kill simba and angrily throwing them out after they made the mistake of talking about his brother, Mufasa, of whom Scar was extremely jealous. Scar was certainly one very smart lion; manipulating conversations and situations to his own advantage was a piece of cake. Scar also proved to be very sadistic, convincing his nephew, Simba, that it was his fault for his fathers death, and later going on to taunt him that in fact, he Scar, was responsible for Mufasa's death. Scar is very similar to Claudius from the Shakespearean play Hamlet; they are both the uncles of the main character, they both k... ... middle of paper ... ...ng.
During the fourteenth century, Europe was gripped by fear of the Black Death. Christians did not miss this newfound opportunity to spread anti-Semitist ideas, they accused the Jews of poisoning wells and so anti-Jewish stereotypes were reinforced. Christians thought themselves superior to all other faiths and the hatred and persecution they inflicted on Jews was irrational. Jews were tolerated in Venice but made to live in the original walled... ... middle of paper ... ...has caused Shylock, 'a ring that he had off your daughter for a monkey'. She knew how much it meant to her father and selling it for a monkey ridicules this by making it worthless.
His childhood hatred has significance because children are considered innocent, but even then, Heathcliff faces troubles against society, as seen with the applesauce incident against Linton. After throwing a small fit against Linton from what he saw as scorn over his unusual tidiness, Heathcliff is harshly punished by Hindley for his misbehavior. One of key quotes that exemplifies the vengeance Heathcliff feels is: “The indignant actions against Heathcliff do not stop there – because of Edgar’s higher status, Catherine, the love-of-Heathcliff’s-life, decides to marry him rather than ruin her position through Heathcliff. This treatment highlights wealth, which, in turn, is the basis of Heathcliff’s goal in taking over the entire Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange for the sake of proving his higher social status over those people that have previously treated him as useless and trash. In his partake of this goal, Heathcliff shifts from a high-spirited boy to an avaricious and cruel man.