Going back to the third paragraph, John knew he was going to be in a lot of trouble for having an affair with Abigail. But he did not care anymore, he wanted to stop lying to himself and to everyone else. In the 4th paragraph John wanted to end things with the witches and he did not care if he was going to die. Not just that, John was also a man who was really Christian and he would always help out with the
After Ender destroys the bugger planet in the final simulation, Graff tells him the truth, that he has been killing real buggers, that the simulated games are not actually simulations. Graff’s reasoning is this: “Of course we tricked you into it. That’s the whole point, [...] It had to be a trick or you couldn’t have done it. We had to have a commander with so much empathy that he would think like the buggers, [...] So much compassion that he could win the love of his underlings [...] But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.” (Scott Card, 342) His explanation demonstrates how he believes that sacrificing Ender’s feelings by lying to him is necessary to defeat the buggers to save humanity from possible destruction, emphasizing the theme of manipulation for the common good. They make Ender do what he hates most, hurting others, by isolating him into not trusting anybody, moulding him to the perfect commander, then tricking him into believing he was only battling simulations.
His intelligence helps him stay unknown to those close to him because Macbeth is afraid of being blamed for Banquo’s death. He is even willing to go as far as “let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer,/Ere [I] will eat [my] meal in fear, and sleep” (Shakespeare 93). Macbeth is willing to let his kingdom, along with the rest of the world, be destroyed for the sake of himself. He is so focused on himself that he cannot see those around him starting to doubt. Lady Macbeth fears for his sanity while Macbeth’s thanes are no longer loyal to him.
Lennie has a very simple, childlike mind, which often gets him into trouble. George ultimately kills Lennie to spare him from the wrath of Curley and his crew. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George was justified to kill Lennie. One reason why George was justified to kill Lennie is because he was a threat to society. Lennie’s wrongdoings have only escalated over the years; George had no way of knowing what Lennie could do next.
Questions of Honor: Beowulf Beowulf’s honor and integrity can be questioned throughout the entirety of the epic poem, Beowulf. Whether or not his actions are inspired by his own pompous arrogance or confidence, one can argue that he is a hero nonetheless. Evidence and experience prove that Beowulf is more of a fearless hero than an excessively prideful man, and his hubris is more than justified due to the formidable duties he is able to execute. Throughout the poem, Beowulf expresses his intense strength and courage to the fearful people in the poem. His daring sense of self-assurance is backed by his victories against all three monsters, (even though he suffers a tragic death after facing the dragon, it is a defeat nonetheless).
Harry Potter, from the Harry Potter book series, was a fictional wizard. The books were set in the late 1980’s. Harry Potter defied all the odds when he survived a killing curse at age one. Voldemort tried to kill Harry, and succeeded in killing both his mother and father. Harry however, was able to survive because his mother gave her life to protect Harry, which in turn created a shield, so that Harry could not be harmed.
No matter the degree of sin each of us commits we are estranged from God to some capacity. It is common for the human person to fall prey to the approval of the world and forget or ignore God, who loves us despite the numerous times we reject Him. He even states how he remembers in his youth that he had wept for Dido for committing suicide because of love (The Confessions by St. Augustine, book 1), but he didn't weep for his own sins and transgressions for God. He could empathize with the tragic plight of a character in a book, but he didn't or couldn't recognize his own tragedy. I think it's all too common for a person to see the faults in someone else and feel sorrow for them, but at the same time, they are unable to acknowledge their own faults and get to the root of their sin.
He only tried to be nice so that he can fulfill his selfish ends. He showed him a coffin that was mean for him if he died young. He compared him to the scarlet ibis after abandoning him in the storm. Doodle was not meant to live long. His brother used him because he was worried that he might bring shame to his
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.
Beowulf would have rather fought and died for his people then to go out like a coward and not have did anything to protect his people. Beowulf stood strong, never backing down from either battles he proved to his people that they were worth him dying for. Beowulf showed he was an hero by defending his people. Beowulf stated, “For this, these jewels, i thank Our Father in Heaven, Ruler of the Earth For all of this, that His grace has given me, Allowed me to bring to my people while breath Still came to my lips. I sold my life For this treasure, and i sold it well” ( Raffel, lines 816-821).