Troy doesn’t want to admit it to Bono that he is cheating because in the beginning he is denying it. He says he is just being friendly with the other woman, Alberta, and that he is like that with all the women. Eventually he gives in and admits that what he is doing is wrong and he wants to fix it but doesn’t know how. This shows that even though he has been through so much in life, he is morally aware of his doings and knows that he is in the wrong. This characteristic shows that he wants to be a better man than his father was.
Proctor is regretful and willing to accept any punishment that the court, or God, believes to be just. When Danforth starts acting foolishly, however, he has the courage to stand up for himself and uphold his beliefs. Proctor is a selfless man and shows courage because he defends his wife and kids, dies rather than admitting to a lie, and is willing to give his life for what he believes.
Cyrano did many things that others couldn’t have done. He let another man, Christian, take credit for his own love because he thought that’s what he had for Roxane and that it allowed Roxane to see that love through him instead. He also fought in war with a “white plume” that showed he was not afraid to fight and avenge his own happiness and the other man, Christian. Although he was committed to doing what he thought was right and what he thought would’ve made Roxane happy slowly got him killed but in the end it was all for love and to show off his
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
Equality 7-2521 has evolved into a person of his own throughout the story Anthem by Ayn Rand and in Ayn Rand’s “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?” , she explains aspects of being judged and doing the judging which can be compared with the situations that Equality 7-2521 experienced. I believe that he is correct for changing his mind and denouncing leaders of his society’s moral terms. I think this because everyone in his previous society were forced to be uniform and Equality 7-2521 had a special something inside him that opposingly forced him to differ with all of his fellow men. With the advice that Rand’s short essay provides, I believe that Equality 7-2521 would agree with her. Equality 7-2521 and Rand’s short
An example of this is when in the play he is trying to save his people, but makes it clear that he must know who his true self is before doing so. Additionally, he doesn’t even realize that he is a murderer, which exemplifies the fact that he does not know his true self. If he knew his true self, he would not act as he has not done anything wrong. These specific examples show that determination is the classic example of a man whose central problem is that he does not know himself. Additionally, hubris can be translated as excessive pride.
If Henry would have never meet these people, he would have continued to be the non-mature, unbelieving, unloved man he started the book as. The character that creates the biggest impact to Henry, is the same person that can change almost anyone’s views in life, his first true love. Catherine turns an immature, unloyal, but respectful man, into a loving, caring man. Henry shows us that he is respectful from the very beginning by calling Catherine Miss Barkley. However, he doesn’t love her from the beginning.
Near the end of the novel, Anthem, the protagonist discovers the concept of “I” and says, “ I shall call to me all the men and the women whose spirit has not been killed within them and suffer under the yoke of their brothers”(Rand 101). Society is in need of individuals who know what is right, who show others to free and self thinking. Without the right leaders society can potentially be that of Anthem’s where everyone has no free will. This demonstrates how leadership is necessary in society in order for it’s citizens to be led properly. Finally, individualism is needed in society since it gives people the chance to be creative.
Moreover, humanism only approaches the good side on growth and the achievements of humans by simply denying and does not attempt to prevent or make clear of the psychotic disorder. When it comes to supporting humanistic theories claims, the empirical evidence lacks. Academics, for example Maslow has widely criticized the same way because of the absence of scientific empirical evidenc. Strengths: Humanism gives importance to responsibility and individual choice which is one of the greatest strength. It appreciates fulfilment and personal ideas, therefore it satiesfies many people's understandings of what it is to be human.
Basil Hallward lives what most would consider a moral life, but his actions to influence others ultimately lead to his downfall. At the start of the novel we see him admiring and borderline idolizing Dorian for his beauty. However, he leaves it at just that. He accepts Dorian for who he is and does not view his youth as an excuse to try and mold him into the kind of person he wants him to be. When Dorian chooses to be influenced by Lord Henry, he cautions him, but does not actually try to stop him; however, this pattern does not continue for long.
Someone who actually cares for humans at all would never call them “specimens”. This type of behavior, a general lack of care for the human life, is saddening. To compare Zaroff to someone like Hitler or Stalin would not be uncalled for. Hitler and Stalin referred to people with the same amount of care that Zaroff does, next to none. Instead of wanting to help people, both Zaroff and dictators like Hitler would rather see the strong survive and the weak die off.