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  • Flat Character

    On the other hand, Torvald really displays that of a flat character. Torvald holds a reputable position at the bank and in society, who is highly concerned with being perceived as an upstanding individual who always does what is right. It is of the opinion that Torvald seems to treat Nora as her father did when she was a child as she reflects that both treated her as a doll. Torvald is the go to person, and everyone knows what will keep him calm, as well as what can make him angry. This character establishes the rules that govern the household, which essentially is set by society’s standards of how women should be treated and view. Torvald’s character is consistently the same throughout the play; there is no surprise or unexpected outcome. Among the other characters, it is of the opinion that Mrs. Linde is also a flat character, one that is complacent and does not want to make any problems, yet wants to tactfully clear the air. This character is really humbled by being offered a position with the bank due to the fact that she has struggled in the past with not…

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  • The Metaphor-Sympathetic Characters

    Throughout all texts we have read, we have encountered a selection of antipathetic characters. Part of what makes these stories so compelling is the presence of these characters that not only challenge the protagonist’s, but also our own moral limits. Emma in God is Not a Fish Inspector, Cameron and Val in Forgiveness in Families, Laird and the father in Boys and Girls, are all examples of antipathetic characters that help us understand the plight of the protagonist. While each of these…

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  • Heracles Character Analysis

    Aristotle’s definition of character is “that in virtue of which we ascribe certain qualities to the agents” (Butcher). What he means by this is that the character should have certain qualities that would contribute to their eventual misery in the play. Heracles’ essential quality in the plot is shown in the following quote spoken by Iris, “…him whom they call the son of Zeus and Alcmena” (Euripides). Heracles is the son of the god Zeus and Alcmena which incites Hera’s jealousy towards him as he…

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  • Hester Prynne Character

    Characterization is defined as the totality of all apparent qualities of a human being; however, a person’s true character is revealed not only by their appearance, but by their actions and motives. Over the course Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, the use of phraseology and diction helps to convey the characteristics of the three dynamic characters; Hester Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, and Arthur Dimmesdale. In addition to Hawthorne’s utilization of word choice, his use of tone…

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  • Character Analysis: The Siren

    Kahen is a quiet girl who doesn’t talk very much and hates that she is forced to do things she really doesn’t want to do. She is very realistic and would rather stay inside and read her book than go out and party at a club. “Now I know for sure: the club scene is not for me.” (pg. 66). Padma is another main character. She becomes a siren later on in the sisterhood. Before she as a siren she lived in Japan and was abused by her father who also abused her mother. Padma’s father tried to…

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  • Choleric Character Change

    Choleric Character Changes from Civilized to Completely Chaotic Is the change in character from civilized to chaotic what is expected to happen to a group of young boys stranded on an island by themselves? In William Golding’s allegorical novel Lord of the Flies, a plane full of English schoolboys crashes on a deserted Pacific island, and readers follow them on their journey from civilization to complete and utter savagery. While being stranded impacts the personalities of all of the boys on…

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  • Charlotte's Character Analysis

    All stories or novels or fictions have to have a characteristics or elements for that story to explain or move the story with the other interesting factors. All stories or novels must have a plot or event that, where was that story took place. Characters are the story elements, which are help to move the story to the next step. It could be a person, or an animal, or an imaginary figure. It could be anything. Characters have their own development and function. Each and every character was…

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  • Julius Cesar Character

    How do we define an individual as a main character? How do we outline his or hers attributes? How do we exemplify their qualities as the foremost leader? In the Shakespeare play, Julius Cesar, most readers, writers, and most definitely even William Shakespeare himself see the main character of the play as someone such as Brutus, Cassius, Antony, or even Casca, but why? Do we perceive them as the main character, because they have more lines than anyone else? Is it because the act extensively…

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  • Farewell To Manzanar Characters

    A Short Man With A Big Heart “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.” (Helen Keller). Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston are the authors of Farewell to Manzanar. There are twelve main characters in the novel and some characters who are more notable than others, such as Papa, Mama, Jeanne and Woody. Woody is the third and the oldest son of Wakatsuki family who has a strong character in this novel, Woody is born in California. Papa gets arrested in…

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  • The Giver Character Analysis

    Introduction: Could you imagine yourself living in an environment where you cannot feel, cannot see? Well, I couldn’t. In the book, The Giver, a dystopian novel there are two main characters, Jonas and The Giver. Jonas’s community is very unique and unusual. Jonas struggles to try to thrive at his job. Jonas meets The Giver because they both have the same job, the receiver of memories. Jonas’s whole world changes once he gets occupied with his new job. In this companion book, you will find out…

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