When asked by his children why he chose to defend Tom Robinson when he knew he would most likely not win. He replied to them that if he hadn't, he wouldn't be able to believe in himself anymore. He chose to defend Tom Robinson because if he did not he would be going against all his personal morals and principles. Atticus tries to make his children realize that it is not because of the person's color that makes them innocent or guilty. Nor is it the economic status of a person that decides the amount of respect deserved by the person in question.
Some dream I had must have mistaken you for God that day. But you 're not, you 're not, and let you remember it! Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not. (Act 1 page 55).” I chose this quote as my first quote to represent John Proctor because like he said in this quote, he just wants to be seen as a good man. He does not want to be judged because of his actions.
As Ralph Emerson said, “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles” (last sentence of book). Remaining true to himself, McCandless was able to achieve what he considered to be meaningful in life. From the start of his journey, it is seen that being true to oneself is challenging, as others are living in a world that demands them to alter their identity. However, one must stay true and authentic and understand the desires and needs, in order to attain an adequate living, just like Chris McCandless.
Lastly he want to be a good example to the society showing future generation about equality in the society.Therefore, Harrison is hero to his society because, he stood against knowledge and ignorance. For Instance, in countless ways harrison impervious to restriction to society place on him. In Vonnegut’s reading ,“ Harrison’s scrap-iron handicaps crashed to the floor”(page5). The author mention this to his audience because He tried to inform the society that they have been wearing handicap for unequal.in addition, he try to protect the rights and justices of the society, and he was able to set himself for freedom. He accepted the society he detested.
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.
He also does not want to mistakenly hang someone who is later found innocent, which is why he does not want lengthy trials, because it leaves more time to find someone innocent. He does not want to be viewed by other people or by God as an unfit judge by lengthening trials and making decisions based off of people's feelings not based off of the
Chappie faced many disappointments during his life, and yet he was still able to continue hoping that things would get better. This ability to hope for better redeems Chappie in the eyes of the reader. It is important to have this quality as Chappie starts off as a very unsympathetic character, but with his ability to continue moving forward, the reader is able to do the same with the character. The issue with categorizing Chappie as an anti-hero lies in the fact that he does not do anything that would make him a hero instead of the protagonist that he is. He isn't working for any goal or ideal at any point in the story.
While Nick emphasizes the importance of hard work, he also values integrity to achieve his goals. In The Great Gatsby, Nick describes himself as “one of the few honest people that I have ever known” (Gatsby 59). Compulsive liars desire to get ahead of people through their manipulative words, but Nick understands the moral perspective and sees that the only way to flourish as a person is to remain sincere.
Santiago knew he wanted to follow his dreams; it was helpful when he learned that “When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it” because he knew he was now destined to complete his goal, and not somebody else’s (Coelho 64). Because of the alchemist telling him this, he knows his Personal Legend and continues to work for it. Out of the many challenges people face in life, some still just give up instead of persevering. The Alchemist, however, shows that people should never give up, but instead fight through bad situations to complete their goals. Others may think we are just suffering when we persevere, but “no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity” (Coelho 134).
Knowing how their leader is, they don’t give up on him nor put themselves into the situation of believing that Beowulf could have perished. Of course, Beowulf mentored them well into thinking and letting them know that the fight never is over. Another example of a character archetype found in “Beowulf”, is Hrothgar. His position as king genuinely symbolizes someone willing to stand for their people, and protect their kingdom. Hrothgar, although negligent, having Beowulf fight for him and his people can be seen as a sign of a “good”
We want an intelligent progression here. We want to bring him along.” He did what was best for the survival of the human race but also what was best for Ender. “...But don’t hurt this boy[Ender]” “Are you joking?” “I mean, don’t hurt him anymore than you have too.” Even with the task of forming a brilliant commander, Graff kept his humanity and refrained from hurting Ender in anyway he
Barret, upon doing her research about Ison and his situation can see that Hobart was doing the right thing, but did it in the wrong way. Yes, Hobart is outspoken about what he believes and his pride, but murdering someone is not how he could have shown it. It is important to tell this story and show people the lives of those living in Northern Kentucky. They are not poor, ignorant hillbilly. Barret saw it necessary to show that they are capable of handling themselves and do not need the extra help as they are strong enough to take care of themselves.
He explains that although he shouldn’t be defending him, he does it for Scout and Jem. His main reason to defend him is because he wants to prove his role as a lawyer and as a father. He says, “I could never ask you to mind me again” (Lee 100) to Scout because if he doesn’t stay loyal and respectful as a lawyer, he can’t display a good role model for her and Jem. Atticus is a honorable lawyer and father who stays true to his duties no matter what they are. Mrs. Dubose presents bravery for living through a disease.
In the year 1726, Benjamin Franklin set up his highest goal on the attainment of moral perfection. His perspective is portrayed in his quote. ”Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” Franklin spent less time in leisure, as he found it unproductive. Even though Franklin was famous for various things, his views on work, ethic, moral perspectives and his urge for self improvement claimed to be the main reason for his fame.
Theodore Roosevelt stressed the importance of not concerning himself of what others thought of his choices. Pride in his personal accomplishments were of value to him; furthermore, he “care[s] very much about what [he] think[s] of what [he] does”. This excerpt illustrates that people will never fully mature as an individual if they persist in tainting their thoughts with the judgements of others. How does a strong sense of individualism affect a person’s ability to grasp all the opportunities that come their way?