In The Kite Runner, shown in multiple ways, shame can be an extremely destructive force in an individual’s life by destroying relationships between loved ones. The force of shame triggered Amir to turn his back on his best friend whom he later finds out is his brother, Hassan. Amir framed Hassan by saying he stole from him, “I lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under it.” Amir was dishonored by not taking up for Hassan when he was in need of his assistance, so Amir’s shame caught up with him and assumed it would make matters better by attempting to have Baba get rid of him and Ali by framing him. Also, Amir disrespected Hassan and hit him in the chest with a pomegranate, “I hurled the pomegranate at him.” To me this was an attempt for Amir to test Hassan’s honor and respect by seeing if he would hit him back;
This opens Hindley up to the stresses and strains of leadership, in which Heathcliff can manipulate the the suffering of Hindley. Heathcliff and Hindley gamble, and Hindley is often drunk. However, Wade Thompson writes, “Hindley 's first instinct when drunk is to kill his son, whom Nelly Dean constantly hides. At one time Heathcliff accidentally rescues Hareton from a fall, but is so incensed by the mistake that "had it been dark... he would have tried to remedy the mistake by smashing Hareton 's skull on the steps"” (Thompson, 69). At this point, Hindley is a drunken wreck.
Transitional word or phrase using point 2: Pride can cause the destruction of relationships with friends and family. Second powerful example form short story supporting your argument (page #): ”The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to nought was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind…” (Hurst - 176) Explanation of quotation and how it proves your belief: The narrator was proud of himself and his brother, but once he realized that he had failed, he lashed out at his brother, and left him behind eventually to die. Transitional word or phrase using point 3: One final reason that pride is a bad thing, is if an individual has too much pride, it can lead him or her to harm
Rich Marshall’s friend Mike Barbour learned from Rich's bad decisions and not in a good way. “I said no and he punched my arm again then he just kept saying it faster and faster and hitting me before I could answer”(Crutcher,193) Mike Barber abused his girlfriend for not doing what he wanted her to do. if it weren't for Rich Marshall Mike Barbour would not have learned to build unhealthy relationships with people just like Rich had. The final unhealthy relationship Rich created ended with a terrible outcome both for Rich and TJ Rich was seeking revenge on TJ's dad so he did something absolutely horrifying. “I glimpse the muzzle of the deer rifle, think it's pointed at Dad, and scream his name, but Rich levels the barrel on Heidi, the one person whose loss would touch us all most.
Stanley was so vulnerable in the beginning he let others abuse him like on page 20 “He threw Stanley to the ground. Stanley stared up at him terrified.” (Sachar,20) Because Stanley was vulnerable he let Armpit push him around. Also to prove my point that Stanley is vulnerable “if anybody gets a day off, it should be me. That’s only fair, right? I guess Stanley agreed” (Sachar 53) Stanley just agrees and runs off because he knew not to get on X-Ray’s bad side.
Second, A brothers keeper is always doing what 's best for them. For example " George raised the fun and steadied it and he brought the muzzle or it close to the back of Lennie 's head. The hand shook violently but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger." Pulling the trigger might have been a hard thing for George because killing Lennie would ruin their dreams this shows that George thought the best thing for lennie now was for him to die because he was already in so much trouble because of what he did in weed with the girl in the red dress and now he killed Curley 's wife so George didn 't want him to get himself into anymore problems so it was the best for him , this is why he killed Lennie it would be the best thing to do to not do anything more like hurting
Both of the narrators were so arrogant, that they both caused the downfall of their character. The narrator in The Black Cat would have gotten away scott-free, but he wanted to brag on his wall building skills so while he was tooting his own horn, he accidentally turned himself in by causing the wall to fall, and his dead wife to fall out. The narrator in The Tell Tale Heart also would have gotten away scott-free if wasn’t so arrogant and wanted to also show off his great “burying a corpse skills”. But alas, his conscience ended up getting the better of him and he turned himself in. Both stories also involve the senseless murder of a one eyed being, whether it be a cat or a human.
It’s not so easy for me to send a boy off to die without talking about it first.”(12 Angry Men) In the first difference, Juror 7 falls with Juror 3, believing much more of the facts than discussion. The second difference with the approach of the two jurors is in their persuasions techniques. As for Juror 3, he prefers loud, yelling, and calling people out and telling them they are wrong. This is why Juror 3 is represented with a lightning bolt. On the outside, he is obviously quick striking, hot, and loud.
By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward. The ideas Don John puts into action make a displeasing individual. Firstly, Don John exhibits envious acts of jealously. He does this because he is resentful of his half-brother Don Pedro. This leads him to create a plot to satisfy his jealousy against his half-brother.
After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him. Oedipus’s imperfect nature stopped him from learning the truth from Teiresias before it was too late, and lead to great loss at the end of the play. Throughout the story of Oedipus the King, the imperfectly noble nature of Oedipus is displayed for all to learn from. His temperamental and overzealous nature made him argumentative and combative when Teiresias tried to tell him the truth about the murder, causing Oedipus to accuse his good friend Creon of being a usurper. The consequence of Oedipus’s imperfect noble nature was his eventual blindness and exile from the place he loved and cared for the
After he had a fight with the angels because he believed that he was being pushed around, Dennis quits medical school and goes to try and pursuit a life as a professional gamer. But after having a conversation with one of the patients he examined back in medical school he had realized that being a gastroenterologist has now become he and his father’s hope. After returning to Medical School, Dennis was able to combine the skills he learned by playing games, and gastroenterology procedures to make the study a passion for
Slapstick comedy also brings out Sebastian and Olivia’s identities. “Cesario” placates Feste’s wordplay and desperately avoids fighting with Sir Toby whereas Sebastian jumps in ready to fight two men in the same breath. Similarly, Olivia thinks she needs to help the previously weak “Cesario” and relishes in an attempt to control such a malleable young man. Ironically, she immediately blames the violence on Sir Toby which would align with “Cesario’s” disposition but it is actually Sebastian causing trouble. Speaking of irony, a few lines before meeting Olivia, Sebastian asks “Are all the people mad” (25) before quickly devolving into the very madness he spoke against when he says “If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep!” (60).
In the past prideful rulers have caused more destruction and downfall than anything. Having pride may be good, but having to much can be the downfall of man. In the play Antigone, King Creon being overyly prideful ultimately leads to the death of himself emotionally. Creon shows a couple of occasions when he has way to much pride; when Antigone and he sister are condemned to death for trying to give burial rights to their brother, but Creon has them arrested and does not care even though he is related to them. Because of that, it leads to the death of Antigone and also leaves Ismene without a family.
Crane writes Henry saying, “‘Well, we both did good. I 'd like to see the fool what 'd say we both didn 't do as good as we could’” (205). In this small gesture, the reader is shown that Henry is becoming more and more selfless, as Henry would have taken the glory for the victory and refused to share it even two chapters earlier. Crane is sure to leave Henry with flaws, however: “A scowl of mortification and rage was upon his face. He had thought of a fine revenge upon the officer who had referred to him and his fellows as mule drivers” (192).
Sara ends up making Alex furious by writing a gossip column article about Alex’s career and shames him for everyone to read. Alex turns bitter, and hates his career, to a point of wanting to quit. Albert shows up and reminds Alex of what he does and why he does it, in turn causes Alex to get over his bitter feelings and chase after Sara. He eventually catches Sara and wins her back with the knowledge that love may hurt, but it’s worth it since he