This shows the audience, right from the beginning, that Birling is a very ironic character and that he thinks himself a powerful figure in his family. This scene is very important because it is where the characters find out that Inspector Goole is a fake. Their reaction to this information what they have really learnt through this incident and whether the characters have developed. Mr and Mrs Birling seem relieved and overjoyed when they find out the truth and appear happy that their reputations are no longer at stake. Sheila and her brother Eric feel remorse for what they did to the girl and are disgusted in their parents for dismissing the situation so quickly.
His unbalanced characteristics, reactions and conflicting thoughts make him weak but perfectly human at then end of the day. His last act of dying is suitable to his flawed but human character, in which he also redeems himself. He attains justice for the death of his father, even at the cost of his own life. Even with the other characters, they realize their full capabilities when they face the struggle of forthcoming demise. By dying, they are able to overcome the anxiety and reservations that are associated with death.
In The Zoo Story, Edward Albee shows an encounter between two very different men, Peter and Jerry, sitting at a bench in Central Park. The play depicts people living like animals in cages, isolated from each other, and refusing to communicate. The play presents characters who suffer from lack of real human relationships, the sense of loneliness from being alienated and isolated from other members of their own society. This suffering leads mainly to agonizing life experiences and finally to the death of Jerry, who greatly suffers from alienation. In the play, Jerry tries to break this kind of alienation and make contact with another human being and who finally binds himself to that other in death.
His entrance seems to be a surprise to Mr. Birling and the rest of the family, this brings more drama to the play. The inspector suddenly enters while Mr. Birling is giving a long lecture to the two young men Eric and Gerald. His timing seems to make a very big impression, as Birling attentively stops his speech and listens to the door, as it seems the Birling family was not expecting other visitors. The atmosphere suddenly becomes a bit tenser contrasting to when they were all celebrating happily without any worries. Before he came the atmosphere is content, now it seems that everyone is getting impatient with the presence of the inspector, this brings out the minor problems in-between the members of the family.
Overwhelmed by the endless compliments from Lord Henry regarding his portrait painted by Basil, Dorian eventually completely shifts personalities and becomes extremely self-absorbed, which eventually leads to his demise. This complete downfall of Dorian as a result of Lord Henry’s praise demonstrates the cruelty of calling anyone perfect and supports Lawrence’s thoughts. Lord Henry is completely obsessed with Dorian and lets it be known that he finds him perfect, causing Dorian to feel the same way about himself. When the two men first meet, Lord Henry immediately shares his interest in Dorian despite the fact that they do not even know each other yet. Lord Henry compliments Dorian: “Wherever you go, you charm the world.
At the beginning of Edward Albee’s play The Zoo Story, Peter is approached by Jerry, who leaves an first impression that he is eccentric by repeatedly shouting that he has been to the zoo. In actuality, Jerry has already mapped a plan in which to free himself from a life of isolation and loneliness using Peter. The result of his mother, father, and aunt dying has led to his lifestyle of a social recluse from a young age, which lends to Jerry constantly antagonizing Peter. An obvious showing of this antagonizing is apparent when Jerry tells Peter that he could let Peter’s house cats loose and eat the birds, leading to their sickness death. The isolation does not seem as apparent until Jerry begins his tirade of wanting to kill his landowner’s dog.
Steinbeck’s book Of Mice and Men Conveys loneliness throughout the story by the events like loss of hope, loved ones, and past events. This reason is explained by the lives of these three characters, Lennie, by him being alone in the barn, Curley’s dislike for him, and him killing Curley’s wife. Candy, by his dead dog, insertion of George and Lennie’s dream and the death of Curley’s wife, and Curley’s wife by messing with the men, unable to be an actress, and her own death. Works Cited Of mice and men
He grows to love Doodle and their relationship appeared passionate and rewarding, but his underlying motives to help his brother revealed many complications in their relationship. At the time of Doodle’s death, the protagonist was particularly cruel towards him until he is faced with his brother’s disfigured body and “screamed above the body and threw [his] body to the earth.” In this moment, Doodle’s death allows the protagonist to accept his mistakes and finally realize the extent of his cruelty and manipulation in attempt to satisfy his pride. However, death is a final statement, a resolute ending and unfortunately their last moments emphasized the manipulation and cruelty of the protagonist instead of revealing the
Heracles brings much misery to the life around him, wh... ... middle of paper ... ...ader does not see Heracles himself acting out of madness, but rather hears his action from a secondary character. Briefly speaking, Heracles is a sane man that is plagued by madness and has his innocence ruined. Heracles himself cause his ruin because of the ruin he has cause so many other people. His personality makes him his own worst enemy which leads to his demise. However, he still possesses qualities of a model son, good friend, and a caring and protective father.
‘he carried his own low temperatures always about with him; this shows us Scrooge is cold hearted and spreads his cold emotion to everyone. Scrooge is such a mi... ... middle of paper ... ...ch shows Cratchit expects to be fired but instead of being fired Scrooge doubles his work salary and Cratchit is overjoyed that he can pay for everything he needs. The audience is aware that Scrooge has changed for the long term instead of the short term. The very last line of the play Tiny Tim says ‘God bless everyone’, the audience think of all the Tiny Tim’s in the world suffering and that we can make a difference to their lives. Dickens wants the audience to be decent and kind human beings to one another which Scrooge has transformed to be.