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    What does this sentence mean?

    What does the sentence below mean? (especially the word in red)

    Cheryl is a real malcontent. She's always unhappy with everyone at the office, but she complains every time they try to change something.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    What does the sentence below mean? (especially the word in red)

    Cheryl is a real malcontent. She's always unhappy with everyone at the office, but she complains every time they try to change something.
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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    What does the sentence below mean? (especially the word in red)

    Cheryl is a real malcontent. She's always unhappy with everyone at the office, but she complains every time they try to change something.
    It means no satisfaction on whatever around them do. Whether you did good and gave all your best, you will hear no compliment. Whatever your achievements are, it means nothing to a malcontent person. They're always finding something wrong on what everyone around them do. They always change things the way they want to and when they make mistakes it's okey but if it's someone else's fault it's not okey. In my opinion, these type of persons are miserable and that they want everyone around them to be miserable as they are. And if what I said above does not fit the meaning that you wanted to hear then you might want the positive side of a malcontent person. Maybe, they just want everything to be perfect, like no mistakes and that they didn't mean to be unhappy and complain all the time. It just happened that it's their job to make things right and if they wont go after it and do their job, then the boss will go after them. In my other opinion in a positive way, they're just doing their job. Nothing personal.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    malcontent = 1. a chronically dissatisfied person
    2. one who rebels against the established system

    The Malcontent is a character often used in Shakespeare's plays. This character is discontent with the events and other characters in the play. He or she is often an observer who comments on the action and may even show awareness that they are in play. Shakespeare's Iago, in "Othelo", Hamlet in "Hamlet" and Mercutio in "Romeo & Juliet" are typical malcontents.
    The morality and sympathy of the malcontent is a a massive variable as we can see in the example listed above. Sometimes, as in Hamlet they are sympathetic center of the play, whereas Iago is a very unsympathetic character.
    The most important thing about the malcontent is that he is malcontent=unhappy, unsettled,displeased with the world as he sees it -not at easy with the world of the play in which he finds himself, eager to change it somehow, or to dispute with it. He is an objective or quasi-objective voice that commends on the concerts of the play and and commends as though he is somehow above or beyond them.

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