Jack Potter's marriage was kept secret from any of his friends and family, so his new wife was something unknown to anyone. For this and other reasons, Jack is afraid to return to Yellow Sky a married man. As critic Eric Solomon once put it: "He is condemned in his own eyes for betraying two traditions: he has tarnished the person of Marshal, a figure fearsome and independent, and he has tampered with the custom of partnership--he has not consulted his male friends" (136). Marshal Jack Potter no longer feels the thrill of being Marshal Jack Potter because of his new engagement. Jack is afraid he will lose his reputation that the people of Yellow Sky revere him for.
Shylock is seen as a villain because of the way he acts towards other people. Shylock is a very selfish man, and he will often only talk to people if he knows it will affect him in a financial way. Shylock resents Antonio because he lends out money without interest, this is the reason why Shylock does not like him because it is bad for Shylock's money lending business. This is showed when Shylock says, 'Gaolerâ€¦tell me not of mercy, This is the fool that lends out money gratis.' In Act 1 Scene 3, Antonio and Bassanio go to Shylock and ask him for a loan.
He deliberately betrayed his father so he could gain his title, and he let it go about harsh measures. He is a more evil parallel to Goneril and Regan in this sense that he doesn’t truly love his father, and cares more about himself rather than anyone else. Edgar is a parallel to Cordelia. Edgar loves his father throughout the play, although his confusion clouds his thoughts at times. Edgar is virtuous and comes to his father’s aid, when needed, and he even prevents him from committing suicide.
Hindley notice that Mr. Earnshaw, his father favors Heathcliff more than him, right away he sees Heathcliff as an enemy. Hindley goes to college and later returns after his father death and seeks revenge on Heathcliff by putting him back to his place. “He has been blaming our father (how dared he?) for treating H. too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place.”(pg15) Hindley starts by mistreating Heathcliff again just as Hindley did in the first place. His grudge of Mr. Earnshaw's love for the gypsy sets off a reaction for abuse and mistreatment towards him.
He asked for it” (Golding 173). Instead of accepting that he and Ralph participated in Simon’s murder, and confronting the other boys with the tru... ... middle of paper ... ..., and he would rather fulfill his immediate desires than think of the future. Ralph is liable because he makes the mistake of placing Jack in control of the choir; he is unable to control the other boy when Jack starts to act savagely and he is susceptible to lapses in self-control. Piggy is accountable for the disregard for civilization because he makes excuses for the other boy’s savagery. He places a lot of faith in what society should do, and, although he complains about the boys’ savage and childish behaviour, he does not try to prevent it.
A person’s ideas about trust change after reading this story. “He was aware that his remarks were sometimes far from kind, but the person they were about was never going to read them, so what difference did it make” (p. 43). The father hides his diaries because he does not want his diaries to be read. The father does not request that his diaries be destroyed after his death because he trusts that they will not be read. If the father were still alive to know that his diaries are read, he would be disappointed and upset.
However it seems a little severe to say that Stanley hates Blanche as the chorological progressi... ... middle of paper ... ...lishly believe in the wrong things. Willy’s fall could have been avoided by admitting that he is a poor salesman. Although it could be said that Willy was already broken when the play started. Stanley on the other hand just pursued a position to his advantage that physically did not lose him anything. Despite the differing views of masculinity, both shape their behaviour in order to survive.
Also, these protagonists are blinded by their own realities. Oedipus tries to change his fate and shows disrespect towards those who speak the truth that he does not want to hear. Willy Loman believes he is a successful businessman and continuously lies to himself so he can prove that he is very well liked. Both Oedipus and Willy have goals to try and prove something, but as tragic heroes, fail to prove themselves.
Brought up in the most prestigious family of Raveloe, the Cass brothers develop into corrupt and evil men whose actions lead them toward lives of misery. The lower class of Raveloe seems to view the squirearchy as their “betters,” but the unethical Cass brothers never stand a chance of living an honorable life due to their upbringing. The Squire’s position in society may give him the ability to provide bountifully for his family, but he fails in the area of raising his sons. Even Godfrey acknowledges his father’s faults and realizes the negative impact of the Squire’s half-hearted parenting. Interestingly, Godfrey “had always had a sense that his father’s indulgence had not been kindness, and had had a vague longing for some discipline that would have checked his own errant weakness and helped his better will” (Chapter 9).
Proctor knows that the only reason Abigail accuses his wife of witchcraft is because she wants her out of the picture. And even when Elizabeth pleads with John to go and tell the court he refuses because there is “no proof”. From the start of the play John places a great importance on his reputation and the fact that he cannot live without his name. It is clear that John does not want to accuse Abigail of witchcraft. If he does so he runs some risks; she is considered “a saint” and accusing her could make him look bad and soil his name, and accusing her could also lead to his lechery being made public, again soiling his name.