In the beginning of his career, Fletcher embodies the spirit of a Machiavellian leader by commanding influence through his success. However, in the spirit of Kant, he seems to adhere to strong moral principles, such as not lying and using others as merely means to his end. However, as details of his success were revealed, his moral character becomes increasingly questionable. Firstly, he did not disclose the methods by which he was making enormous profits, and the stakeholders, with their singular desire for profit, did not care about the legitimacy of its conception nor did not ask questions. As Machiavelli writes, “It is unnecessary for a prince to have all good qualities… but it is very necessary for a prince to appear to have them”11 (Ch.
His voice was vicious with humiliation” (71). Even criticizing Jack for such a simple thing, gets Piggy punched to the ground. By the author’s word choice of “drove Jack to violence”, Golding implies that minor things cause Jack to be aggressive and violent. The f... ... middle of paper ... ...corrupt by playing off the boys’ fear more often. Throughout the book, Golding shows where Jack is igniting the fear that the boys have to his advantage William Golding has Jack often interrupting Ralph at meetings to threaten the other boys or take stabs at Ralph’s leadership.
Eddie is the play’s main character who has very distinct views on what a man should be like. He feels it is necessary for a man to be aggressive and to use violence in order to state his authority and power. This is evident when he asks Catherine “What’s the high heels for, Garbo?” Eddie asks this in a very sarcastic manor, however, he is fully aware that he wants things his own way. Eddie also considers bravery and the reputation of the male to be vital in a man’s personality. This is shown by the way he battles Marco nearer the end of the play, not to make friends but to restore his reputation.
Throughout the novel the two leaders stray from one another because of differences in motivation. Jack told the boys "We've got to decide about being rescued" (Golding 20). This statement illustrates Jack's civilized concern for the whole group. Jack seems to put the group before him. This unselfish concern soon dissolves as the internal beast prevails over the civil Jack.
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Men in Verona are violent, sexual dominant, and take priority in deciding what happens or doesn’t happen. Every action they take is an expression of showing to the other men how dominant and powerful they are. The men choose violence as their first choice of solving their problems for example: in the opening scene, the Capulets and Montagues get into a brawl for no apparent reason other than their long feud. The two noble families do not get along well particularly due to the feud between them, the Capulets and the Montagues. During their first brawl, on of the servants of the Capulets, Sampson, states: “’Tis true, and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall; therefore I will push Montague’s men from the... ... middle of paper ... ... “If that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word to-morrow” (2.2.143-144).
Amir goes through many events that take place in the book that change him, and the way he is perceived within the book. Amir is a young boy, who is tortured by his father’s scrutinizing character. Amir is also jealous of Hassan, because of the fact that his father likes Hassan instead of Amir. Amir fights for his father’s approval, interest, and love. This is when Amir changes for the good as he deals with the guilt of the rape of Hassan.
How one treats those that are below them on society 's ladder says a great deal about them as a person. In the short story “Reunion” by John Cheever, Charlie’s father’s overbearing masculinity, and callous treatment of “domestics” lead to his further estranging his relationship with his son. Because this man is so focused on his own image of power and superiority, and because he is rude to the waiters, he loses valuable time to bond with his son. From the get-go Cheever emphasises the classic description of masculinity in Charlie’s father, foreshadowing his attitude and actions later on in the story. Charlie immediately notices his scent, “It was a rich compound of whiskey, after-shave lotion, shoe polish, woolens, and the rankness of the
Iago started plotting his revenge from the very start of the play: “After some time, to abuse Othello’s ear/ That he is too familiar with his wife” (I, iii, 386-7). Iago plans to tell Othello that Cassio has been sleeping with his wife and needs to fire and take care of both D... ... middle of paper ... ... not the right people led to him getting manipulated. This was the cause of his death. The moral of the play is to trust the right people and never get manipulated by any one, no matter your relationship is with that person or persons. People who manipulate one another have their own faults and demons to contend with, and they never are in a relationship for the right reasons.
Starting with the narrator’s disapproval of Panos’ imminent infidelity, Ben Greenman’s “Ambivalence” presents readers with a protagonist bathed in conflicting emotions. Throughout his story, Greenman shows the futility of trying to bring emotions down to a single understanding and origin of conformity as a result. Societal expectations of rigid standards of love create tension for the society itself. People do something because everyone is doing it, in a way everyone does it because everyone is doing it, creating a self fulfilling prophecy. Panos possibly loves his future wife, otherwise he wouldn’t have wanted to get married, but that love is insufficient; insufficient to get married at least.