One of the most important things was that he learned that hubris, while it makes him a hero, should not be displayed at all times. All the lessons learned Odysseus was able to put into effect when he returned to Ithaca. Instead of rushing in and showing of his known skills, Odysseus took the time and thought everything out. He fought of temptation and used his intelligence to get what was his back demonstrating that he is a
And yet, the science and reason that brought us this invention are not enough to force humanity to accept it in all facets of life. Something potentially responsible for this phenomenon is the Backfire Effect. David McRaney describes the Backfire Effect with great accuracy in his article “The Backfire Effect”: “coming or going, you stick to your beliefs instead of questioning them. When someone tries to correct you, tries to dilute your misconceptions, it backfires and strengthens them instead” (1). This unbreakable resolve for maintaining beliefs in contradiction to logic prevents us from seeing truth effectively.
The image of madness which he intends to project would likely have protected him if he had ever gone through with his plans of revenge and killed his uncle. Unfortunately, his unclearness leads to his downfall. Odysseus on the other hand uses physical disguises rather than artificial madness to deceive his enemies and achieve his ends. Odysseus is masked as a mendicant when he first reaches his home: Soon after, Odysseus came in, looking like an
Have you ever had to make a difficult decision involving family members? In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, the main character, George, is forced to make a hard decision involving family. George killing Lennie in the book was tragic but it had to happen because he didn’t want him to suffer, also if he hadn’t done it Curley would have tortured him, and Lennie was a threat to other people as well. One reason George had to kill Lennie is because he couldn’t watch him suffer if he hadn’t killed him his self. Curley would have wanted to torture and scare Lennie of he had stayed alive.
Then tis most like the sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth” (39-42). Ross is right about one thing: ambition is to blame for Duncan's murder. He is wrong about the most important part, though. Here, he accuses Duncan's kids of killing their father when Macbeth is the one he should be accusing and not Duncan’s children. Even though Lady Macbeth has ambition like her husband she fears Macbeth’s nature “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised.
Though Oedipus’s fate was a significant factor in moving the story it was his pride that sealed his fate. In many Greek tragedies characters are often seen trying to run away from their fate. In the process, they only end up solidifying it. In the case of Oedipus, his fate was that he would kill his father and marry his mother. In an attempt to save himself Laius, Oedipus's father attempted to kill Oedipus.
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles shows the readers that people may want an event to happen, but if it is destined to happen there is no escape or what someone wanted to come out of the event may not happen. When faced with the truth, everyone has options; what matters is not the information revealed, but rather how people choose to deal with reality of how those decisions change lives. Laius and Jocasta’s choices of killing Oedipus on a mountain, and trying to deny his prophecy, that he would kill his father and marry his mother, was dramatically changed when he was saved by a servant. Oedipus wants to be a great king, however his life problems limited his possibilities to rule Thebes. Jocasta tries everything possible so that Oedipus does not find out the truth, however he continues to search and he eventually finds out the truth about his family and childhood, which leads to a lot of tragedy.
Determinism says that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical cause and that it could be an invisible cause in our brains. Such as, the information someone has and how someone views the situation plays a part in our decision making. These are what causes us to make the decision and based on these things. Someone would never make any other decision than the one that they made. Oedipus also thought that he was freely deciding to run from his adopted parents, however, based on the information he had he would have never made any other decision which proves that there was really no choice.
They control the current events, thus they control the past. So changing the past and reflecting it as a nightmare instead of a good period of time would make people to think that they’ve been liberated rather than being enslaved by this powerful authority figure. Thus they wouldn’t imagine a good future to work for because they have never seen an example of it in the
Now Candy is probably just going to die somewhere because some socially incompatible man decided to take the neck right out of Curley's wife's neck. You can find where all of the dreams are destroyed in the last chapter when Lennie kills Curley's wife, as well as when George kills Lennie. This goes to show that the moral of this story is when you mess up because you aren't paying attention. Not only can you affect your life, but you can also have a big impact on other people's lives. Don't do something that you can't take back, and don't do something you will have regrets for, especially if it can hurt someone else's life.