What makes him heroic is that he is willing to show his true potential even at the risk of punishment, or even death. His courage is an immense contrast to his father, who only suffers his handicap, showing that people need to live up to their potential and be brave to change the world. Looking away and adapting to wrong actions is not acceptable. In Contrast Harrison storms in saying he is “the emperor, (…) the greatest ruler who has ever lived” and “everybody must do what (he says)”, he sounds power-mad, perhaps even insane. Vonnegut says that individuals need to fight only to make his hero a power-hungry godlike creature, being both an unreachable ideal and unreliable threat.
The poem’s intense focus on his nature presents a psychological profile of a being with a conflictive personality. Though Satan is described by some as the hero of Paradise Lost, two factors argue against Satan as the hero. The first is Milton’s description of him in Book 1, which shows us that although he has brilliant qualities, his spirit and heart are set on purposefully doing harm and leading others astray from the way of God. The second is that although it is only lightly hinted at in the early books, The Son of God enters the plot later and is the true hero. In this essay, I will further analyze the personality and
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” Martin Luther King Jr. The Outsiders has lots of violence and love in it, making it a shaky, twisty and turny experience for the reader. Violence and love are a vital element of the plot in The Outsiders; the book relies on violence to further the plot, and love to solve problems. Violence is never the answer between the Socs and Greasers, yet they like fighting. Instead, if they love each other they could find a way to stop this tension.
In “The Prince,” Machiavelli discusses the terms and procedures he believes a prince should take to govern his society. Many perceive his views on human nature and leadership as evil and cruel towards his people. He justifies his views on human nature as he draws examples from the tactics and traits of successful leaders from the past. His ideas are comprised from justifying the means of his actions by its ends. Machiavelli selects the aspects of admirable historical figures to produce and describe his ideal prince.
Emily Brontë 's Wuthering Heights features a character hyper-focused on retaliating against everyone who has ever wronged him. Stuck in a vicious cycle oriented around vengeance, Heathcliff perpetuates his own suffering by inflicting his woes upon his targets, especially Hareton. Incapable of letting his late brother 's past transgressions go, Heathcliff remains steadfast in his mindset to make Hindley suffer. However, as his brother is no longer alive, he settles for vitiating Hareton, taking great pleasure as he does so. Due to the atrocities Heathcliff experienced at the hands of Hindley, he feels the need to punish his nephew in retaliation for the offences of the boy 's father.Consequently, Heathcliff follows in Hindley 's footsteps, further prolonging his own sorrow as his need for retribution continues to soar.
In the film Raging Bull, the main character Jake LaMotta goes through a long and grueling conflict with himself in the search for sanity. The victories and titles that he spends his whole life searching after wind up ruining his life and destroying the relationships he cherished the most. The problem that Jake faces the most is his lack of humility and his personified arrogance, also known as hubris. As Jake’s life and career progress, his inability to control this hubris lead him to rock bottom. The consequences Jake encounters from his hubris are also known as his nemesis.
A single man thinks that he knows what is best for society, but in reality, has a warped and selfish perception of the world. Similarly, Thomas Hobbes ' Leviathan also argues that men need a power structure in place, but does so from a different perspective. Hobbes was a philosopher in the 17th century and focused his studies of man more on scientific reasoning rather than personal reasoning like The Prince. He addresses what drives men to war with one another is the desire to own something that both cannot enjoy at the same time, which causes men to become enemies to one another. This self-centered war exposes the worst in humanity and possibly leads
This decision proves the author does not want a typical good vs evil story but allow the characters to choose their own legacy. True that Blackheart is classified as the villain on the outside but in his heart and intention is the hero. If the Institution took a better view of him instead of the disadvantage, he would have been an useful ally for he is brilliant scientist, fashion a machine arm, non-violent and able to hijack the Institution's communication system. Stevenson facades the character this way so that the reader could examine the qualities of a hero in another
Iago gives a sheer numbers of excuses to try and prove his ulterior motives, conveniently adding new reasons for his hate every time he needs to encourage Roderigo to do something for him. Iago first announces that he wants to get revenge on Othello and Cassio due to professional jealousy, as he was passed up for the promotion of lieutenant in the place of “Florentine” Michael Cassio. Having fought alongside Othello in three previous battles and expressed his loyalty, Iago is furious that his general would promote a “spinster” who has “never set a squadron in the field” over him, with all his battle experience. Iago has a high egotistical view of himself and believes he is “worth no less a place” than to be lieutenant. Therefore, when he is reduced to the humiliating position of ensign, this man who views
Hawthorne chose him to demonstrate a moral throughout the story that sin is not the final verdict and Dimmesdale lives his life trying to fulfill this thought. Dimmesdale is taken along a treacherous path of emotional events and physical punishments which suck the life from his body and soul. Consequently, Dimmesdale cannot choose to live a life free from his sin and folds to become the prisoner of the sin which eventually leads to his death. Conclusively, throughout The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale is seen to be a man of evil, but after extensive research Hawthorne is shown to use Dimmesdale to teach a moral lesson through the effects of sin in order to show the crime is not just a physical experience, but also a mental journey, in which provides a chain of events that are moldable for future