Costello is described in almost all character analysis performed on him as a by the book psychopath, authors at sparknotes, shmoop and novelguide all agree that Archie Costello uses power in a villainous fashion in an attempt to control Trinity high school without remorse or discrimination. He is stereotypically manipulative and evil. Descriptions of him used in the book are similar to those of Peter Wiggin, a character responsible for the psychological torment of the protagonist from Ender’s Game. Which, considering Wiggin managed to use his abilities to manipulate world leaders into eventual submission, is quite impressive and a testament to the abilities of Costello. Both are described as having a talent for finding the perfect thing to do or say to a person to hurt them the most and in the case of Archie this talent is used keep the Vigils in line, as well as the entire student and staff body.
In addition, the moor tries to cuts a deal with Lucius in order to save his child's life, promising to reveal the entire revenge plot if the Romans allow his child to live. Aaron proves his bravery because he spoke before the Goth Army and Lucius whom he had wronged. He says to Lucius, “save my boy, to nourish and bring him up; Or else I will discover nought to thee.” (Shakespeare 5.1.2219-20). He is selfless because he is giving up his life for his baby.
My hand will shield you in war today and guide you toward the great rewards” (XII 513-515) This shows that Aeneas tells his son, Ascanius, that he will be there as long as he can to keep him safe. He realizes to tell him this now because if Turnus kills him he can not tell him. Turnus shows Aeneas courage to keep moving forward and shapes him into a leader. When Aeneas is about to make the final decision to maybe let him live he sees pallas’ belt on
Because of the alchemist telling him this, he knows his Personal Legend and continues to work for it. Out of the many challenges people face in life, some still just give up instead of persevering. The Alchemist, however, shows that people should never give up, but instead fight through bad situations to complete their goals. Others may think we are just suffering when we persevere, but “no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity” (Coelho 134).
He immortalizes the soldiers. “This story shall the good man teach his son” Although the soldiers may die, their story will go on. The story will pass from generation to generation, from father to son. The soldiers honor will continue forever by fighting in this one battle. No man outside of the army would have done and accomplished what they have today.
In the end, a hero is more than just physical traits like strength and supernatural powers. Being a hero means being selfless, brave and putting other people before yourself. Victor best fit this description because he sacrificed years of his life, and even his own life knowing it would benefit the rest of the world. The determination, braveness, courage and devotion Victor had for a single experiment that could go wrong is true heroism.
Irony is the contrast between how things are and how things should be. This literary technique is used in The Pardoner's Tale to show how corrupt the Pardoner is. The Pardoner tells a story with the intention of teaching the company that greed is the root of all evil, yet he tries to swindle them and get contributions even after he admits they are fake. This is ironic because he should be practicing what he preaches, but he does the exact opposite. The irony surrounding the Pardoner becomes evident when his motives are explained in the beginning of the prologue.
The novel Lord of the Flies, is a great example of how civilization is the only reason we keep ourselves from doing certain things. The novel, “Soon becomes a parable about the inherent evil in human nature, reflected in the natural brutality of these boys once they are away from civilization.” (Junior). People's perspective of others judgement holds them back. Along with people's morals, it makes them really think about their decisions that are selfish instead of not putting in society's perspective and doing it in a blink of an eye.
When Freud, the psychologist, was questioned, he mentioned that savagery was something based on impulses, which are what you desire, whereas evil was trying to harm those who were innocent for amusement. He also assigned the characters to the personality traits of ego, superego, and id. Jack Merridew was classified as the id in the novel. From Freud's standpoint, Jack Merridew was seen as evil, since he caused chaos in the group. The cross examinations from the prosecution side confirmed why the jury should side with “guilty”, which decided the final
Glory is the prime motivation for Beowulf in his story. Beowulf wants to be remembered for the great deeds he has done in his lifetime, like Hrothgar. Hrothgar, the king has earned his glory in his youth. “To Hrothgar was given such glory of war, such honor of combat, that all his kin obeyed him gladly…” (Part 1) Hrothgar is now old and unable to protect his kingdom, and Beowulf decides that he will step in and help because of the glory it will give him.
Is Ender Wiggin a Murderer? Have you ever done something but you weren’t sure whether it was ethical or not? Or have you ever wondered why some things are ethical and some things are not in society? Who decides what is ethical or not? In the book Ender’s Game, the author Orson Scott Card uses Ender as a metaphor for the choices that people have to make every day.
In the novel Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, he explores a world in which lies and manipulation are a positive idea. The main character, Ender Wiggin, is a six-year-old boy who is recruited into a battle school known as the International Fleet. This battle school was presented to the children as a place where they can train to protect Earth from an alien life form known as buggers. The students soon learn the real reason they are there. Ender in particular begins to figure out that the adults are the enemies as they have continued to lie in order to achieve cooperation.
With Valentine in the role of the ego, Ender becomes the super-ego. Valentine views Ender as a strong moral character, and while Ender does not agree, all the sins he commits are done under extreme duress, followed by extreme guilt. Despite the violence Ender engages in on several occasions, he, unlike Peter, is rarely eluded to as a monster. In fact, Ender is often described in ways that seem at odds with his twice-murderer committer-of-genocide status. The people in charge of Ender say that “he’s clean,” that he’s a good person, “right to the heart” (Card 66).
Ender The Powerful Leader In Ender's Game by Scott Orson Card, Ender Wiggin is strong-minded, which enables him to empathize with others and still be a powerful leader. When people attack him, he makes sure that they never do it again. In the beginning of the book, Stilton was bullying Ender to the point where he has to fight back and severely injure Stilton. Ender cries about how he never wanted to hurt Stilton.