Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
His anger made him do things without thinking, which could end up harming him. His fear of being thought weak made Okonkwo do everything he could to appear more manly, which could end up with him harming himself or others. Because of his vulnerabilities, Okonkwo’s downfall was his own fault. Due to his anger, Okonkwo beat his wife during the week of peace, violating the rules of the week. He also killed Ikemefuna because “[h]e was afraid of being thought weak.”
Creon finally realizes that his hubris has not let him effectively deal with his conflicts. Creon has his epiphany and even says, “I have been rash and foolish.” He finally acknowledges that he has let his pride take over for the worse. Creon also realizes that it was his fault Haemon dies. He would not listen to Haemon and take his advice.
Guilt builds up within Macbeth due to the actions his unchecked ambition convinces him to follow through with, which is why Macbeth experiences a heroic downfall. The transgressions made by Macbeth sparked the beginning of his mind becoming clouded with guilt and unease, because Macbeth knew what he was doing was wrong. When members of a society are guilty, we often choose not to confess, but to further our faulty actions. This continuation of our actions is driven by our need to protect ourselves. Humans are not able admit they are at fault; therefore, are overcome by guilt and stray further away from
Stephen’s words show his sinful thoughts as well as his hatred to his brother Joan kumalo. He makes his brother to believe his unreal words just for hurting him because Stephen bears grudges for what his brother did. It reveals the brokenness of Stephen and the difficulty for him to forgive the sin of others. “Desired” means willing and strongly want to, it illustrates how strong the thoughts of Stephen of hurting his brother. “Device” also reveals his desire of his brother to feel disturbed about his critical words.
Amir thought Hassan as “the lamp he had to slay.” on the contrary, his guilt is relentless, and he recognizes his selfishness abates his happiness. “I almost told her how I’d betrayed Hassan, lie, driven him out, and destroyed a forty year relationship between Baba and Ali. But I didn’t.” Amir has listed the things that he done, which made his shameful and guilty sentiments, compare to younger Amir, the older Amir realizes how dire the consequence of his action before and understands his cowardice and he feels regret.
Oedipus qualifies as a tragic hero because of his characteristics and dramatic irony in the story. For a common trait for a tragic hero, Oedipus has suffered more than he deserves. Oedipus also understands his doom when he discovered his fate by his own action. Oedipus in lines 338-706, his anger and arrogance makes him think that Creon and Tiresias are conspiring to overthrow him because Tiresias would not tell him who his father murderer is. This also shows dramatic irony because of Tiresias is blind, but can see the truth.
The Book Thief focuses on humans. It clearly shows we are not perfect. Death is hunted by humans and all the destruction we cause. It is interesting to see life in that perspective.
Dick Prosser went crazy because of his constant hatred of being not equal to his counterparts around him. He was very obedient at the beginning of the story, but as the story progresses he begins to slowly break down until he goes crazy. The scene where the children find the gun shows that Dick has premeditated thoughts about taking the action he does. The readers of the story will never really know why he went crazy, but the best explanation is that buildup of negative emotion in
By cheating on Rose with Alberta, he may have found short term happiness but in the long term he caused Rose more pain. And of course this pain seeped through to other people, leading them to lose their respect for Troy. The downward spiral of Troy life proved to be through his decisions and his actions. This may have been avoided if Troy had thought of the feelings and needs of other people important in his
No one took the time to recognize his desires of freedom and solitude, which is why many were shocked when they found him missing. Merriam-Webster defines life as an overall vision of or attitude toward life and the purpose of life. McCandless’ view on life was extraordinary and he only lived the life he thought was suitable; he appreciated the underrated belongings of life itself and longed for a greater good. One may judge his decisions on foolhardy behavior, but McCandless knew what he wanted and went for it without reflection on others’ notions. “it is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God given right to have it” (Krakauer 155) In any case, Chris McCandless was recklessly bold and did what most could not.
Marcus Luttrell is more than lucky, he is also highly skilled in the art of combat and is a shining example of human determination. Many people speculate that simply surviving does not make heroes, but surviving against the odds that were against Luttrell is legendary. Luttrell has done much more than just serve his country; he has also started charities for veterans and continues to be an avid member of his community.
In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end. This is shown by the fact that john died because he was not willing to live for false sins. In his shoes choosing to die was easy, choosing the harder right between the easier wrong is all depending on how you look at it. The consequences from the wrong choice will make your life harder while sticking to the harder right choice will make your life
Lennie was in a lot of trouble and George and the good friend that he is tought it would be best to put Lennie out of his misery. George cover up what Lennie did and help him stay out of