I know others better.” “Que va,” the boy says, “There are many good fishermen and some great ones, but there is only you.” “Thank you. You make me happy. I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong.” (23) With that said, Santiago’s determination is the only reason that he is able to catch any fish. Also, he decides to not only ignore opportunities to boast his fishing skill, proving that he is above the common man trying to alleviate insecurities through bragging, but rather constantly displays a sense of humbleness and integrity. In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more.
Scott Fitzgerald and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” a lack of God is evident to the audience. In both works, the lack of God proved troublesome to many characters. In upper class characters, including Jay Gatsby, and Tom and Daisy Buchanan, there is no mention of religious affiliation. They are self-absorbed, excessive drinkers, and lie in order to achieve what they want. “In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the God is one who does not interfere with what people are doing on Earth.
He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills.
While to everyone else Winkle is a capable and benevolent man, to his family and himself, he is incompetent and lethargic. Irving creates Rip having this two-faced persona to show the faults in a life devoted to others. Although selfless acts are respectable, Irving shows how the unwillingness to say no and the negligence of one’s life are toxic and
Since simplistic duality means there is no in between for any subject matter, in Beowulf’s eyes, Grendel can only be evil and not a mixture of both. This ultimately leads to Grendel’s demise. His simplistic duality view of everything and everyone also inhibits him from feeling compassion for anyone, especially Grendel. Seeing in only black and white limits a person from seeing through the lenses of compassion and equality. The Beowulf in the epic does not reflect the same cultural values that we have
The tone that Brody uses to address the Mayor shows that Brody has no respect for him. This is Especially due to the fact that he has no concern for his citizens even though he is the mayor and as mayor the citizens should be his main priority. Brody sees this and even questions his intentions by asking him,”Are you asking me as the mayor or as a real estate broker or out of friendly interest or what, Larry?” (pg 10). Larry is also deep in with the sharks himself and is afraid of getting caught Their varying perspectives can further be seen when Larry says,”Look, Martin, this town doesn’t need that kind of publicity.” Brody responds “It doesn’t need any more people killed, either,” Brody decides to let the beaches stay open because of how persistent and hostile he was being. Overall Brody changed greatly throughout the course of the novel.
Similarly, Shakespeare emphasizes nature’s laws when he writes, “seeking the food he eats and pleased with what he gets…here he shall see no enemy but winter and rough weather” (II.v.36-43). The only aspect in nature which can hurt man comes from nature itself, in the weather, such as cold winds and stormy weather. Man in the forest looks out for himself and cannot blame others for his or hers failures or faults. The ever extending forest in the setting of the play creates a lack of mankind, mankind does not control the forest unlike in the court where devious actions and corruption spurs from the unfairness mankind possesses. Since nature allows man to take care of himself, one has no reason for corruption and betrayal of his brethren.
Desire matter too, whether you would pursue art as a career or practice it as a hobby. It is desire, along with the application, that keeps one’s talent relevant. It is desire that judges one’s worthiness to possess a particular talent. Desire, combined with resiliency, persistence, faith in one’s capabilities, and the will to survive, makes a successful artist. If you believe you have the talent to make art, you would have the desire to make art.
Rip was one of the most pure and innocent people to ever exist. He was willing to do literally anything to assist anyone in any way he possibly can. When Rip had finished helping someone, he refused to take any type of payment for his actions. Rip avoided all kinds of labor that would involve him receiving any profit as stated in the text, “the great error in Rips composition was an insuperable aversion to all kinds of profitable labor.” Rip would even help people who he did not know. He lent a helping hand to a total stranger and carried his heavy keg through rough terrain and even up a gully.
McCandless was very primitive and never bragged about his wealthiness. Do you think I want some fancy boat? I don’t need a new car, I don’t want a new car, I don’t want anything (McCandless, 2008). I admire Mccandless for this very reason. Disregarding the bad decisions he made; his openness was enough for me to esteem him.