However, throughout the novel, Bernard goes through a remarkable change and takes on a role of an anti-hero as his ideas of freedom and individuality are stomped on by his sudden popularity. Thesis: Bernard Marx’s quest for individuality is doomed because of his criticism of World State’s ideals stems from his flaws, his egotism, and his hypocritical nature. Bernard is a misfit who is constantly mocked by his peers for his physical defects, which is the primary cause of his dislike of the World State’s society. He is an Alpha male, and yet his physical flaws and insecurities lead him to feel lonely and self-conscious. In a world of tall, handsome, and broad-shouldered Alphas, Bernard is short, slender, and ugly, and prejudice in favor of size is universal.
Arthur Dimmesdale, a character of high reputation, overwhelmed by guilt, torn apart by his own wrongdoing, makes his entrance into history as the tragic hero whose life becomes a montage of pain and agony because of his mistakes. The themes leading to Dimmesdale’s becoming a tragic hero are his guilt from his sin, and his reluctance to tarnish his reputation in the town. Guilt plays a huge role in defining Dimmesdale as a tragic hero. Dimmesdale has understood that by not revealing his sin, he has doomed himself. This also connects with the constant struggle with Chillingworth.
The quote expresses that Gene’s avowal saddens Finny even more than his physical injury. Finny is irate because after displaying only kindness to Gene, he received an afflictive detriment in return. After this feud, tension and uneasiness between the boys increases, and Gene is overtaken by an uncomfortable coat of guilt. This event exhibited how Gene’s jealousy of his considerate companion led to a serious action which not only greatly influenced their friendship, but also damaged Finny’s health and life. 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”.
Traits that should be sought after by all and should be congratulated when an individual is found upholding them. Traditional masculinity often has a bad reputation that follows it around, especially in todays social environment. Often said to have no place in todays socio-psychologically sensitized culture. While the the idea of masculinity and men are often under constant scrutiny and used as the scapegoat or the figurehead for antagonists, “if a woman [or femininity] is at the fault there is a great closing of eyes and a great closing of hearts” (Richard F. Doyle 1). This continued inequality and injustice toward the male gender and their descriptive traits is unfair and promotes more feelings of seclusion and isolation in young men in boys and thusly a deeper fall into the “man box”.
He understood that he was treating everybody cruelly, but he still could not seem to grasp the strings that controlled his life. He felt horrendous and he loathed the man that he had become. He eventually grew exhausted of himself and he gradually stripped himself of the monster and found himself once again; he finally became the man that he and his family knew and loved. It is easy to lose oneself in the midst of a stressful drama, but it is extremely important to remain true to oneself. Sadness for the transformation of a pure person into a completely different character portrays a similarity between the main character in “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” and one of the main characters in The Scarlet Letter.
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.
In his time of riches, Siddhartha regards everyone as his inferior “He had himself had felt to be different than others, superior to them.”  Holden too faces feelings of superiority; this is shown by him calling everyone a “phony” or by how he judges everyone. Holden’s ruthless judgement of others was based off keys as unimportant as having cheap suitcases or bad dental health. These judgements led Holden to a deeply rooted hatred for people, and feelings of great superiority; even though he himself was a phony. While Holden continues to perceive everyone as his inferior throughout the novel; Siddhartha does not. He drastically changes his views once he became sick of his wealth and closer to... ... middle of paper ... ...way to resolve his inner torments.
Then, after the reader stays with Procter while he confessed all of his horrible sins for the whole town to hear, he had was a massive downfall as the result. Coincidentally enough, that downfall came from his trying to do something about his errors and sticking up for himself and his beliefs. He did something great, which anyone with a heart would pity him for. Being a real and relatable character is another one of Aristotle’s tragic hero requirements and John Procter was most definitely one of those types of characters. The faults and imperfections of John Procter were clear.
Yunior starts to become conscious of “what a f*cking chickensh*t coward [he is] and admits to be “astounded by the depths of [his] mendacity” (14). Yunior realizes that he is selfish and inconsiderate towards the feelings of other women. Yunior is shocked of himself and his tendency to lie. He notices that his lying and cheating ways can really hurt women and he feels bad about himself. After a long time of suffering, the narrator finally gains a true understanding of his wrongdoings.
Baba had too many faults and made a lot of mistakes to be a good man. Baba was a liar and he contradicted himself throughout the story about what the biggest sin was to him. The things he lied about are major issues and are things people don’t lie about or keep to themselves. Having pride is good to have in life but there is a thing as too much pride. This was Baba and all throughout the story he had way too much pride which made him a bad man.