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  • Character Flaws Macbeth
    451 words
    Character Flaws Macbeth, John Procter, Auther Dimmesdale, and Ethan Frome are all men with flaws. But, that is normal since everyone who is mortal or remotely so have at least one imperfection. Some are minor than others, but in the case of the characters listed above, their flaws proved to be fatal. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, his tragic flaw is his ambition. Macbeth's ambitious nature causes the death of his soul and eventually his entire being. Due to the temptation of power, Macbeth crossed a ...
  • Conversation Between Madame Ranevsky And Lopakhin
    1,067 words
    ... two characters are clearly the most interesting in terms of flaws. Barbara and Lopakhin are so similarly flawed. Both come from an 'inferior' background - Lopakhin, a peasant, and Barbara, adopted. Neither can escape the past fully, but they are not like Ranevsky and Gaye f in this respect. Rather, they are anti-nostalgic; they hate their pasts. But still they obsess about it, and that constitutes one part of their flaw. Both are also anti-vain. They spend their time caring about other peopl...
  • Japanese Man Kabuo Miyamoto
    536 words
    The book Snow Falling on Cedars is about a Japanese man Kabuo Miyamoto who is on trial for murder. He is accused of murdering a white man, Carl Heine. Much of the story is told through the memories of various characters. It is set in the 1050's in Puget Sound on a fictional island called San Pedro. I think Snow Falling on Cedars was an excellent book. I felt that the author was able to present an unbiased view of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. He presented many diverse viewpoi...
  • Oedipus Character Flaw
    510 words
    According to the Aristotelian characteristics of good tragedy, the tragic character should not fall due to either excessive virtue or excessive wickedness, but due to what Aristotle called hamartia. Hamartia may be interpreted as either a flaw in character or an error in judgement. Oedipus, the tragic character in Sophocles Oedipus the King, certainly makes several such mistakes; however, the pervasive pattern of his judgemental errors seems to indicate a basic character flaw that precipitates t...
  • Genuine Care For Peekay
    512 words
    Shortly after the beginning of the book, Peekay is put into an environment where everyone is evil, all the boys are cruel and prejudice, the adults hate him for being smart, and because he is English. He is beaten every morning for wetting his bed by Mever; Mever seems to look forward to beating Peekay every morning. The Judge only agreed not to hurt him and not make him march around the yard as long as Peekay could prevent him from failing, and once that was done, he wouldn t stop tormenting. I...
  • Living Realistic Characters
    712 words
    Creating living characters is one of the greatest challenges for novelists, often due to the extraordinary situations the characters themselves are placed in. However, Salinger is able to accomplish this feat in his novel Catcher in the Rye by giving the characters flaws, thus making them more human. The characters are also very human, in that they have reasonable reactions that we can understand. Salinger creates the characters with the intent that we can relate to them, allowing us to do just ...

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