The text describes Beowulf’s strength by stating, “But Beowulf longed only for fame leaped back into battle. He tossed his sword aside, angry; the steel-edged blade lay where he dropped it. If weapons were useless he’d use his hands, the strength in his fingers.” (457-462). Beowulf realizes that his sword is ineffective against the mighty mother of Grendel. He gives up on a useless weapon and attacks the terrifying monster with his bare hands.
In order to obtain maximum respect in each conflict, both Beowulf and Arthur enter into battle somewhat alone. Beowulf specifically asks, "That he, alone and with the help of his men, may purge all evil from the hall." His request is granted by Hrothgar, King of the Danes, so he and his man enter into the battle themselves so that when Grendel is defeated, the glory, love and respect belong solely to Beowulf and his men. Arthur does the same, "he met with his man and his horse, and so mounted up and dressed his shield and took his spear, and bade his chamberlain tarry there till he came again." Although Arthur begins his journey alone he does meet up with Merlin, the court magician and faithful companion, who accompanies him.
The lord was so boastful and self centered that he couldn't stand ugly things, even if they were pretty before, so he demoted people and hide possessions that were no longer magnificent. The beautiful, magnificent drake the lord had captured became dull and “ he refused to to release the drake, ordering that the cage be put out of sight so he would be no longer be annoyed by the birds sad appearance”. (10). His overwhelming desire for more beautiful items rule by his decisions in the empire. The lord's greed brought loneliness, anger, and the thought he has the power to rule over
The Big Brother is the most important figure of the book and this dystopia. He’s not a character, he’s an idea that tells everyone there’s no such thing as free will. So he is an imaginary being in an imaginary world. Orwell’s utopia is more of a warning message as there weren’t many surveillance cameras around (they were usually used in military bases) when it was written. I believe he wanted to show how these technologies can be abused and hurt everything that makes us human.
Once the knight has request the challenge, none of King Arthur's knights stood up for him and took the challenge. That made King Arthur furious and embarrassed due to the fact, that he is the king and should not have to address the Green Knight. King Authur decides to go ahead and accept the challenge until Sir Gawain stops him and accepts it himself. The reason he does this is because, he wanted to make a name for himself and stand out from the other knights who were too afraid to accept it. The challenge was that, if Sir Gawain chopped the Green Knights head off, he must return to the Green knight a year and a day later to receive the same thing.
Behind this humor, however, is a deeper meaning. The absurdity which each character experiences brings to light the message of the story: war is pointless. Colonel Cathcart, who put in place the unwritten rule of “Catch-22” did so simple because he wants to be promoted to a General. Major Major has never even flown a mission yet is promoted to Major because they “needed a new Major.” Major Major just wants to be left alone so he creates his own “Catch-22” so that no one can see him. Yossarian, who quickly learns that the Catch-22 means no escape, just wants to go home.
One example is the rejection of Bernard.Since the introduction of the character in the story is clear to see he does not feet in the society standards.Only because he is unique, Bernard is judged by most of the people for being a weirdo . "At less than seventy eyeless monsters.(... )concluded Mr. Foster. (Brave New World, 1, 12)The use of the word "monsters" in this quote, makes it evident that those who think differently are abnormal.Eyeless implies the idea that the individuals who can not see the bigger picture and do not understand or either accept the government's ideals are “(..) no use at all,” and discarded like garbage (Brave New World, 1, 12).Once again, the totalitarian regime practiced in the novel, deprives the people of humanity by comparing them as garbage, considering them useless.However looking through a psychological lense, when Aldous Huxley was sixteen years old, he was diagnosed with keratitis punctata disease which left him blind. Even after doing a surgery to fix the issue, Huxley did regain some of his sights, but he remains partially blind for the rest of his life and read with great difficulty.Because he was different than others, he might have suffered some judgment towards his disease and career.Bernard's rejection and the judgment of
Although Macbeth has done some really bad deeds, he cannot be called a bad person out and out who goes on to achieve his ambitions without any consideration. He’s also a victim of the realization that there is no meaning as such in this world. This instability snatches his power to think and he gives in to his wife’s provoking speeches without providing any counter arguments to her. If he had any of his individuality left, he certainly must have had given some thought to her speeches but the lack of it shows his confusion. As soon as he joins the opposites foul and fair, he’s encountered by the weird (which is undefined because in the world of Macbeth nothing is normal).
Alby doesn't care that Thomas is still in shock since his arrival and doesn’t show any empathy until later on in the book. In the movie however, they get along pretty well. Instead of being hard and negative and nearly antagonistic toward Thomas, in the movie, Alby finds himself taking on more of a mentoring role earlier on. In Thomas's case, this is better because it allows him to ease into this new life and help him ask more bold questions. Minho is one of few runners in the story and in the book, the night he got stuck in the maze with Alby and Thomas he acted very scared and had no hope at all.
In the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, the animals aren’t able to think for themselves as individuals or do what they feel is better for them because of the leadership they are being controlled by. By the way Boxer acts, he is kind and passionate for what he does, but one thing he doesn’t like to do that is not part of his character is kill. “ ‘I have no wish to take life, not even human life’ … ‘No sentimentality, comrade!’ cried Snowball, from whose wounds the blood was still dripping. ‘War is war. The only good human being is a dead one’ “ (38).
They were told to fight for their independence, which they did want, but they leave out all the many disadvantages that come with fighting. Why should people fight for their independence when there is an extremely high rate of dying which means there’s a good chance they won’t even be alive to experience their freedom? If they won that is. So, now we’re back in time at Valley Forge where conditions are far from good. General Washington had the troops there and many of the men were not looking good.
I think the whole lesson of this book was that violence was bad because every time someone fought it ended really badly. This book showed that even though violence seems easy and, you can easily sort things out with a fight it will come with worse consequences. The greasers always fought, and the Socs always jumped but in the end we saw how both of these resulted in two deaths, and a bad fire. In the end both the socs and greasers both realized that fighting was bad, and throughout the book we see ponyboy question why he fights. Johnny is proof that we shouldn’t fight because earlier in the book we learn that he was jumped by Socs, and since then he was always different.
Before the attack on his home is confirmed, Macbeth tells his servant, “As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, / I must not look to have, but in their stead / Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honor, breath” (5.3.25-27). After killing too many people, Macbeth finds no purpose in honor or having love like a king normally has because he has survived so long without them, so by now he has adapted to these emptinesses. He has come to the conclusion that friends are no longer necessary because they just create more issues and more curses. They give him a false hope of honor, but the honor will not help him now. Macbeth yearns for the honor which he abandons once he decides to follow Lady Macbeth’s advice.
You can see this when he is fighting Macduff, telling him that "You 're wasting your strength. You 'd find it just as easy to damage the intangible air with your sword as to make me bleed." (V.VIII.11-13) He doesn 't believe that any man could possibly harm him and thinks that he can easily defeat Macduff in this battle. During an earlier battle, it still showed and he had killed the boy without so much of a second thought about it. Macbeth no longer cares about what happens to others and you can see this when he receives the news of Lady Macbeth 's death.