Warren was afraid to accept the fact that he wasn’t the best, because he didn’t understand how to be modest. He was afraid of his cancer because he didn’t understand that he wasn’t invincible. He was also afraid of letting Joe showing him up and making him look bad because he didn’t understand that that isn’t what Joe meant to do. In the end of Calico Joe, by John Grisham, I believe that Warren realized how he had been scared because of his lack of understanding, and decided to apologize to Joe to try and make things right. Joe, as a matter of fact, appreciated the apology, and the conflict of the book was resolved.
Oedipus gets angry because Tiresias wIll not reveal the murderer of Laius. It is very clever to use this scene to show Oedipus’s temper because this side of him has not been shown. If they did not show this scene the audience/reader may not believe Oedipus is capable of the murders at the crossroads. It’s like Tiresias makes Oedipus angry on purpose so the audience/reader figures out the truth without him actually saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, “Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man.” Tiresias’ ironic behavior and attitude towards revealing prophecy makes him symbolic to the
From society being scared of it, how it was uncharted because of that, and also how someone like Equality 7-2521 thrived and became a different and stronger person from being alone in nature. The type of society that he (Equality 7-2521) lives in is very strict. He couldn’t be who he wanted to be or do what he wanted to do, because if he did then he would get punished for it. I’m sure that when he got exiled from society he was probably scared, but at the same time was relieved or curious to what else was out there. He couldn’t do much in society.
After the death of Curt Lemon, Tim O’Brien explains how Lemon’s tough persona didn’t phase him. O’Brien states, “I knew him only slightly, and what I did know was not impressive. He had a tendency to play the tough soldier role, always posturing, always puffing himself up, and on occasion he took it way too far” (O’Brien 82). Because the war is so demanding, Curt strives to live up to its demands with the utmost courage. However, he takes his responsibility too aggressively and makes all around changes to who he really is.
Another part of evil is that it is created by how the person, or in this case monster, is treated, therefore Grendel cannot be completely blamed for who he has become. The people gave him no chance to fit into society, and immediately assumed that he meant to do harm the first time they saw him. Although at first he was curious about the humans, he did not believe in their morals and ethics as a tribe. He was disgusted that they would kill others for pure power, and slaughter their animals to cause even more havoc for other civilizations. This is best
In Bartleby’s case, he allowed himself to get too emotional to the point that he harmed himself. Similarly, wing did that too. He let his fear stand in the way. Although in his case people were to blame for the most part because they were the ones who took his innocence and his dream away based on false accusations. But still, he stood helplessly and didn’t resist and that was predictable and unpredictable from him at the same time.
The prisoner also believes he knew what was his future based on where he was at the time, until he ventured out and discovered things weren’t as easy as they seem. Upon his realization, that things were not as he perceived them, he had to adapt to the new way of thinking. Adaption is often scary, and many people will tend to avoid it at all costs. Some people deny the need to adapt, even though it is apparent that adaption is eminent, because of fear of the unknown. The chained prisoners are indeed in denial and not willing to believe their fellow prisoners new found thought because, it goes against their already perceived
When his nemesis comes to the call, Pairs initially loses bravery, and by the end of the battle, he disappears completely. These actions reflect man’s inner struggle. On occasion man might commit a kind deed, but this does not reflect his true nature. Everyone has times when they rise above evil, however, several blameless actions hardly compare to the many amoral actions. In the end, man’s nature remains nefarious regardless of the few commendable things he does.
Fear must become a reminder of the possibilities, but never a hindrance. Furthermore, fear’s degradation is not caused by itself, but by man’s twisting of fear. Few men are still in awe of God, instead they fear each other—different races, ethnicities, and the capabilities of those around them. The world today is so far into fear that few people can say they always feel safe. This is not the outcome of crime or more “evil” people in the world, but of fear.
The boys not only disagree on what the beast is but also how to deal with it. Initially, the older boys deny the existence of a beast at all, but “among the little ones [is] the doubt that [requires] more than rational assurance” (Golding 36). Ralph admits that this fearful disagreement is preventing them from residing in peace and order, saying that “‘things are breaking up...we began well…[and] then people started getting frightened’” (Golding 82). Simon, who represents genuine goodness of man, suggests that “‘maybe [the beast is] only us’” (Golding 89). His insightful suggestion is mocked and he is considered crazy because it is easier for the boys to comprehend a tangible monster lingering over them that could be killed rather than to accept “mankind’s essential illness” (Golding 89) which cannot be changed nor destroyed.
Samuel Parris was a man who cared a little too much about people 's opinion about him because of him being power hungry. He had a right to feel like that as a minister but because he cared so much it lead him to make poor decision. During the trials he only cared about clearing Abigail and Betty 's name so he wouldn 't look bad for having witchcraft under his roof. He didn 't really care about everyone