Every day our society labels people as either good or bad. As human beings we strive to reach the standard of good, to be a good person, to be the hero of our own story. Yet frequently we fall short. We mess up. The Greek playwright Sophocles brilliantly provided an answer to these moral mysteries in his work, Antigone: “Think: all men make mistakes,/ But a good man yields when he/ Knows his course is wrong,/ And repairs the evil: The only/ Crime is pride” (Sophocles).
Turning from a prideful boy to being merciful toward his dead brother. In fact, it all began when his brother was born, “with a tiny body which was red and shriveled like an old man’s” (595). Doodle is weakened and incapable of doing activities normal kids do at his age. The narrator encourages Doodle to keep on pushing, but no sooner does the narrator learn that pushing Doddle over his limitations will sooner or later kill him. The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride.
It becomes evident that they should have believed the old man when Jake goes to check on his grandfather, only to find his house in a heaping mess and his grandpa dead in the backyard. Once Jake discovers the body, he comes face-to-face with the tentacle-laced monster that caused all the destruction. Abe dies in his grandsons arms but not before muttering some last words about a letter and some bird. Jake has no idea what those last few words meant. Nobody believes Jake when he explains the monster he saw; the death was notarized as an attack of wild dogs.
Owing to this, his Superego causes him to feel guilt. However, this guilt is reduced when he believes that the creature would not survive the outside world. As the story progresses, Frankenstein discovers that the created being is still alive and is responsible for the death of William, and the conviction of Justine. Frankenstein’s Id governs him for the remainder of his life as he solely wants to seek revenge on the creature for murdering his dear family and friends, including Henry Clerval. In the novel, the protagonist’s
In 'The Memorial Tablet ', Sassoon is representing his views as a soldier who died in World War 1. The soldier is forced to fight for something he doesn 't believe in. It says "Squire nagged and bullied until I went to fight". Sassoon 's choice of verbs 'nagged ' and 'bullied ' emphasizes how much the squire wants the soldier to join and how much the soldier doest want to join. The soldier hates the war, he says “I died in hell”, this implies that the honorable death that the young men believed in, was actually an inglorious death for an empty cause.
Syndrome usually refers to a sickness but in the context of the story, it is used to emphasize the hypocrisy of other people as seen in ‘’How easy it is to be an armchair moralist. How simple, to talk about ‘survivor syndrome’, and to shoot the messenger!’’ (P. 246, l. 23-24). While the protagonist thinks that his actions are justified since he did everything he could to ensure his own survival, people still consider him inhumane for not saving the young boy. It is supposed to point out that while humans are greedy, they are also hypocritical since they are quick to condemn each other for their actions while being unaware of their own flaws and
“That man was one of the greatest men in Umuofia. You drove him to kill himself and now he will be buried like a dog…” (Achebe, 153 Online). This was about a character known as Okonkwo, he spent his life devoted to his clan, to improve it and himself, yet in the end he ended his own life, a disgraceful act to his clan. Okonkwo is the protagonist of the novel Things Fall Apart. Introduced as a strong and respected man, Okonkwo starts as such, but throughout the book many of his choices lead him down a path of tragic events.
JoJo is the evil dictator’s son who has been raised to think torturing people is perfectly okay and morally acceptable in society. JoJo is capable of acting in agreement with his deep self. As the dictator’s son can have second order desires that are reasonable but from our perspective they’re immoral. Hence, Wolf believes that majority of us would not consider JoJo accountable and responsible for his actions. This is where the deep-self view is flawed, and Wolf suggests the sane deep-self view.
His feelings towards Tim were like how he took on defending Tom Robinson as well. Then when tensions rose with Tom’s case, so did the nerves seconds before Tim’s last breath. The rabid dog then made his last appearance when representing all the racism and prejudice Maycomb was going through. This dog foreshadowed so many things in relation to the trial and how Atticus would handle them. Even though Atticus did everything he could have, the once innocent black man was now deemed a man guilty of raping a white woman during The Great Depression, and no one could do anything about
Shears dog Wellington. The novel shows this by having Christopher trying to figure out who killed wellington throughout the whole story until he found out the person who killed the dog was his own father. This is shown in the story when christopher said “I'm thinking I might have an insight about who might have killed Wellington. There are three reasons someone might kill a dog: because they hate the dog. because they are crazy, or because they want to upset the owner.