Okonkwo was one of the most famous and fearful member not only of his clan in Umuofia but other nine villages as well. He worked hard to become a renowned and prosperous member of his clan and to break away from the legacy of his father Okoye who was referred to as ‘agbala’, a man who has not won any title and was another word for woman. Okonkwo was not an evil man but his life was dominated by fear of weakness and failure which made him extremely violent and aggressive. He hated everything associated with his father- music, gentleness and laziness. But much to the anguish of Okonkwo, Nwoye embodied most of his grandfather’s traits and this enraged Okonkwo deeply.
First, Bayard Kelby's way of mourning his wife's death was digging a hole and singing songs. Bayard Kelby was devastated when his wife was burned to death and he could not do anything about it. Before Ma passed away, her dream was to have a pond of her own. Bayard's way of finding comfort was to "[dig] his own grave" (Hesse, 196) because that was what his wife wanted. With all the sorrow in Kolby's heart he sang "like an engine chocked with dust" (108) to relieve his pain.
Being misunderstood is a fear in which many possess. The desire to be understood and accepted by others is human nature. In “Paul’s Case”, the author, Willa Cathur, portrays Paul, the main character, as a young and misunderstood boy. Paul’s desire to distance himself from his father, classmates and teachers stems from their inability to accept him for his true self. It is apparent that Paul is different, but that should not be an issue.
All Equality has known from himself is that he was an outcast to the society. As many people feared Equality’s differences, they told him lies. Equality’s assessment of his sin is correct because at the end of Anthem, Equality now sees his so called curse as a gift and plans to show the society how it is a great thing to be different. “We were born with a curse.”(18) Equality is gifted with knowledge and curiosity but through his life, people have taught him that he had a curse because he wasn’t
He thinks that taking soma is a sin itself and tells his mother to stop. He slowly sees the darkness of the world he has been shown and is losing his innocent self. While morning the death of his mother some children make fun of him it is said that, “They had mocked him through his misery and remorse, mocked him with how hideous a note of cynical derision! Fiendishly laughing, they had insisted on the low squalor, the nauseous ugliness of the nightmare.” (Huxley 184).
The case presents for Willy as a tragic hero is one I agree with. Willy has the most important making for a tragic hero, a hamartia, his being all his failures as a father. Willy does not fit the model for a tragic hero but he does have all the qualities of one. While Willy is no Brutus or Juliet, he is a man whose flaws have lead to his untimely death, a death is so downplayed in the Requiem that it could be used to make the case of Willy’s tragicness.
Being an outcast feels like a curse. It causes a lot of pain. Yet misfits can be the most meaningful individuals in a society. Art, music, literature, and most other creative fields are dominated by those who just do not fit in, who create new ideas, and who often question the world around them. In Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World, the utopia is made so that everyone fits in neatly.
Individualism not only helps a society grow, but also help the people in it realise that they are good at doing. Richard Koch in this article “In Individual Good or Bad,” compared the pros and cons of individualism. He believes that “individualism has been an enormous success in encouraging ordinary people
He feels betrayed and as if there is no reason left to live. He sees his mother as weak and foolish for marrying his uncle Claudius only two months after his father 's death. Hamlet states: “Frailty thy name is woman!”(1.2.150). He knew how much his father loved his mother and is stunned at the fact she can marry someone so inferior. Hamlet states: “So excellent a king, that was to this/ Hyperion to a satyr”(1.2.143-144).
By insisting that “nothing is more damaging,” McCandless shows frustration towards the secure lifestyles of the vast majority of people around the world. His use of the word “nothing” indicates that McCandless sees men’s pursuit of security, something most people reach for in the modern age, as something that absolutely kills off the spirit for adventure. To stress this point, McCandless describes how people live within “unhappy circumstances” but fail to take the initiative to change their life because they are “conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism” (57). By incorporating catalog, precisely the phrase “security, conformity, and conservatism,” McCandless is able to magnify the extent to which men are confined and shackled by a tedious and repetitive life. By mentioning the fact that many men are living within “unhappy circumstances”, McCandless also shows that the status under which the vast majority of the world is living fails to satisfy the needs of most humans.
He was raised according the morals of society on the reservation, which could not be more different from the way people are conditioned in the Brave New World. The conditioning makes the citizens of Brave New World absolutely disgusted by old age, injuries and families (153). In the same vein, John was disturbed by the science of the Brave New World such as all of the twins created through the Bokanovsky process. Simple differences such as these between John and the people of the Brave New World guaranteed that he would never be able to truly belong in that society. This is reflected by the fact that John was always referred to as “the Savage” or “Mr. Savage”.
Dally A rock-hard hood who never backs down from any challenge. Dally is a character in the book “Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. The Outsiders is a book where a ragtag group of greasers band together and overcome victories, tragedies, and above all, build an even stronger bond of brotherhood. This story begins in the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Ponyboy(our main character) is walking home from the movies and gets ambushed by a large group of Socs(Sociables-the “popular/rich” clique).