Although Victor Frankenstein is a protagonist in Shelley’s novel, he does not have the capacity to be a true friend. The desire to unveil the secret of life transforms him into a lonely person. He prefers to live in isolation rather than with his family. Victor risks the lives of his companions in order to protect himself. He is selfish and filled with self-pity despite being aware of the creature’s circumstances.
They exclude people who do not fit their norm, such as Curley for being short, Lennie for being retarded, Candy for being old, Crooks for being black, and Curley's wife for being a woman. Between themselves, they expect strength, distance and independence, and are uncomfortable with emotions. This intolerance and isolation cause loneliness for all the characters in this novel. This social power group oppresses and isolates Curley, Lennie and Candy because they are different, even though they are white. Lennie is very strong and big but his mind is like a child's, so the men don't respect him as an equal.
Consequently, Mark Twain recognized the double standard and addresses it in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.Huck was not raised in accordance or the accepted ways of civilization at the time, in fact, he faces many aspects of society which end up making him choose his own individuality over civilization. In a sense, he raises himself. He relies on his instincts and skills he learns from other people to guide him throughout his life. Twain depicts a theme of how civilization and the ethics of a society can conflict with individuality. Huck is a social outcast because he has been out on his own and reared from a drunken father and no mother.
Antonio and Shylock despise each other. Shakespeare uses a variety of literary devices to show how the differing life styles of Antonio and Shylock impacts the tension between them. Throughout Act One, three distinct sources of tension are introduced. The first is business practices, which causes a lot of controversy between the two characters. Shylock wants interest on his loans, where as Antonio loans money only for the sake of helping others.
There are various motives in the shifting of the play. The physical differences contributes to the fact that Venice and Cyprus are very different. Venice is metropolitan, whereas Cyprus is an underdeveloped city. Similarly, Venice is the colonizer and Cyprus is the colonized. Cyprus is an island covered with water from all the four sides, whereas Venice has water running in the city in form of various canals.
Portia mentions briefly that his ships have returned safely, but this somewhat artificial (and all too convenient) relief is not what he wants. He wants to remain himself: to remain dejected, forlorn and inconsolable. For if he remains himself, than the play has authentic drama and emotion. Bibliography: Shakespeare, William. "The Merchant of Venice"
Show how the plot of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is apparently fanciful but in reality exactingly structured. “The Merchant of Venice is a fairy tale. There is no more reality in Shylock’s bond and the Lord of Belmont’s will than in Jack and the Beanstalk.” H. Granville-Barker, in Prefaces to Shakespeare. This is one way of looking at the play, reading it or enjoying the performance. But it can be a contradiction to our actual feelings about this complex play.
Venice – a lagoon city. There is hardly any city characterised by such opposing attributes as Venice. Many may consider Venice to be the city of love and a senic gem on the water, novels and films usually paint a different picture. The city frequently appears morbid, mysterious and dark. During winter and autumn fog occupies the whole city.
Jessica’s dilemmas mainly relate to the fact that her father (Shylock) did not show her any affection, whether he felt it or not. Her first dilemma was the fact Shylock cared much more about his money than he did for her. Before Shylock leaves the house in act 2 scene 5 he tells her to lock it up. He does this not out of love, but because he is worried about his money. He also wants to keep the anti-Semitic behaviour of the outside world away from her and his house.
Ultimately, stereotypes of Roma, a nomadic European population, have resulted in them facing prejudice actions which then have led to them being unaccepted and unemployable due to their nonexistent acceptance in society. The history of Roma is something which is widely misunderstood by the general population. They are a mysterious group of people who have a complex history due to the lack of written evidence and proof of their existence prior to medieval times. One of the mysteries surroundi... ... middle of paper ... ... to learn further about Roma, no set homeland to trace them back to, and their nomadic life style. These things have lead to society's role being a great factor in how Roma are treated by influencing the opinions of those who know little about Roma.