In the film Raging Bull, the main character Jake LaMotta goes through a long and grueling conflict with himself in the search for sanity. The victories and titles that he spends his whole life searching after wind up ruining his life and destroying the relationships he cherished the most. The problem that Jake faces the most is his lack of humility and his personified arrogance, also known as hubris. As Jake’s life and career progress, his inability to control this hubris lead him to rock bottom. The consequences Jake encounters from his hubris are also known as his nemesis.
Even though in these two stories tackle different things the main character is obsessed over, the main idea of harming other peoples lives because of their strange obsession remains the same. Clearly, obsession can really make one think so irrationally that they forget the basic principles of humanity and they end up doing ridiculous things without usually realizing until after they have taken the wrong action. The lead character in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, had gone so crazy because of his obsession over his eyes, that he decided to take the old man’s life in a very cruel way. The old man had never harmed, insulted, or wronged him in any way, and rather they both cared about each other but “it wasn’t the man who vexed me [him], but the evil eye” . Gradually, he made up his mind to take the life of the old
In the book Grendel, John Gardner conveys Grendel's loneliness by Grendel's attacks on the people showing the lack of companionship drives him to destroying other people through his actions, thoughts and relationships. Body paragraphs: Grendel's loneliness is expressed greatly through his thoughts. The authors describes Grendel's need to jeopardize others people life just because Grendel is unhappy. The quote, "Pointless, ridiculous monster crouched in the shadows, stinking of old men, murdered children, martyred cows" (Gardner 6). This proves Grendel's view of the world is horrid and he has nothing in his life meaningful to him.
During the Great Depression money and jobs were a difficult thing to attain, instead, what Frank Lucas does is steal money and pursue immoral acts to achieve his desires. This ties in with Frank Lucas in the film because he does corruptive actions, like the one’s in this quote, that prove his character becomes destroyed by immorality. It is evident that Gatsby and Lucas great aspirations destruct each of the character’s nature. It is evident that Gatsby’s emotional conscious is demolished because he does not care that he is enacting illegal work for his dream. Tom accuses him of pursuing his unlawful acts and from Gatsby’s reply he shows no guilt.
Another reason why a Separate Peace is a pessimistic novel is because it tells of a character who maliciously expressed his pettiness and jealousy to his friend through harm. During the entire novel Gene is rude to Finny for an unreasonable and unrealistic reason and “jounces the limb” to prove it. Gene’s jealousy of Finny’s natural talent drove their friendship to the point where it slowly disintegrates into anarchy and denial. All of these roots stemmed off from the moment when Gene- in his moment of hesitancy- shook the limb so that Finny would fall and shatter his leg ultimately crippling him from playing any physical sport ever again. Throughout the entire novel, Finny was completely unaware that his best friend would ever hurt him in such a way.
Washington Irving was a greedy person. Mr. Irving is a rude person and is a archetype person. His selfishness got his wife killed and himself killed. He only cares about money and himself, he has no feelings towards people what’s so ever. The story theme is that the greedy people at the end lose.
The Main characters in The Crucible are wicked and get away with things in the ending. In the Crucible Reverend Parris is a selfish Minister who only cares about money and is a greedy selfish man. In The Scarlet letter Reverend Dimmesdale committed adultery and actually feels guilty for what he did and has humility, the only problem with him is him not admitting he is the father of Pearl and sees how Hester Prynne is tormented. The main characters in The Scarlet Letter are guilty and see how
The audible fear that the Sentry fails to hid in his voice while speaking to Creon distinguishes the king of Thebes as a very respected and deeply feared person. His demanding nature and impassive tone display Creon as a character that is superior to the rest of the cast. Likewise, Creon’s tragic flaw lies in his greed for power as well as his inability to follow the advice of others. The greed in Creon is put on display when he discovers that Antigone is the criminal and immediately accuses Antigone and Ismene, Antigone’s sister, of trying to dethrone him: CREON. You too, Ismene, Snake in my ordered house, sucking my blood Stealthily…(2.124-126) Creon’s misguided assumption that the sister duo aims for his throne was driven by his greed for power and need to keep that power absolute.
All Huck needs is to believe in himself and not worry about any family. Pap is a terrible father to Huck “he is a monster, a vicious child abuser Mark Twain and Manhood 101 nouncing how the law could stand between him and "a man 's own son, which he has had all the trouble and all the anxiety and all the expense of raising," but actually bemoaning his inability to grab Huck 's money. Pap 's only sense of worth comes from asserting his meager white supremacy” (Obenzinger 101). Huck would rather act as though he was dead than live a life with a man like Pap as his father. After Pap finally comes back to see Huck and decides that he wants to live with him Huck starts to get uneasy.
Balram admits that he has always been a liar, and it is by lying that he has ensured his existence in a fiercely competitive world. His disloyalties do not fill him with remorse; instead rage overwhelms him. Every time he steals his master's money, he is reminded of how much the feudal