1st paragraph- Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” Pride is seen by many as a weakness but pride is what encourages many to prove themselves. Odysseus’ major flaw is believing he is greater than any other human, sometimes even the gods. Odysseus demonstrates this weakness when he encounters the Cyclops and enrages him by trespassing into the one-eyed beast's cave. When Odysseus finally escapes he yelled his name to the Cyclops, out of pride, when he could have used a decoy name. Zeus decides to teach Odysseus a lesson for hurting his son and provides many obstacles for Odysseus on his journey home.
However, we don’t feel they should be exempt from punishment due to their freedom of speech; their posts were gravely inappropriate and offensive. They intentionally discriminated against a group of people; they had no regards to other’s statuses as human beings which in our honest opinion is extremely unethical. Every human being should be treated with respect regardless of their culture, ethnicity, race, gender, etc. Johnny's leadership roles within his school simply doesn’t convince us that he was bullied into discriminating others, so we feel that he too should face the consequences. As a leader he should have known better.
Creon has the appearance of good, but when he chooses to not bury Polyneices, which goes against the beliefs of the Gods by not honoring him, he shows his tragic flaw. He says, “But Polyneices, killed as piteously, an interdict forbids that anyone should bury him or even mourn.” (192). Through disobeying the Gods, Creon implies that his laws are more important than the Gods. Creon’s disregard towards the Gods, explains why he dismisses Tiresias’s power. Creon’s overall power grants him his free will.
In response to the choice of Street Sweeper, Equality thinks, “We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it” (26). With his intelligence and curiosity, Equality would do much better as a Scholar. The government punishes him for being different, and as a result, they can’t see him become advantageous. They are blinded by their beliefs on
By providing examples of both sides with the use of antithesis it further exemplifies how effortlessly he can be manipulated. Perry follows people blindly, as a result of unstable childhood. Perry willing to do anything for his superiors is not putting into question his moral compass, but his capability to be successfully
He feels hated and ugly for much of his childhood, but after meeting Arthur, he trains his hardest to overcome his appearance and become the greatest knight in the entire world. In most versions in the tale of king Arthur, Sir Lancelot is depicted as a handsome, charming man. But in the once and future king, he is ugly and deformed. This leaves room for much more character development, but he finds this difficult due to his inner contradictions, “For one thing, he liked to hurt people. It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.” (White 339) All of these strange feelings contradicting each other inside him cause him to have a lot of problems growing and changing.
People define evil as something that is “profoundly immoral, corrupt” and usually battles against the hero during the story. What many don’t realize is that to have the good side, there must also be a bad side because they are only identifiable in their contrast to each other. There would be no concept of good if there was not evil, and vice versa. Parallel to this, the prince would not be a hero if there was no beast or villain to save the princess from. 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.
Critique on “Full Metal Jacket” “Full Metal Jacket” a provocative movie full of themes that raise a lot of questions. “Full Metal Jacket” was an awkwardly amusing movie, if those are the right words to describe it. The movie has a humorous side, but one can still understand the seriousness of the issues shown throughout the movie, especially during the first part. It showed how in basic training men are trained to lose their identity, during the actual war scenes the men seem to completely lose themselves and become some sort of machine. After losing themselves the soldiers seem to become part of the theme of men’s self-destruction.
In contrast, if he was humble and said to the tricksters that he was not worth the majestic clothes, then he would not have gotten in this giant mess in the first place. McCarthy also stated that “honesty is a rare virtue.” The whole problem started off with the lie that the clothes was invisible, then the minister lied so he can keep his position, then the emperor lied to make sure no thought that he was impure, and sure enough, the whole ended up lying and “describing its beautiful colors and patterns. Saying the truth was the hardest thing to do in that situation but this was, of course, only easy to the child who did not have enough knowledge about his dignity. According to Forest Rain, “truth is the key to freedom.” Everyone was uncomfortable and annoyed that they were all lying but once the child said his part, everyone was laughing and felt free because they no longer had to hid an important secret. Also, saying the truth in general is always the better way to go.
Whatever Revere might think of himself, however, he is a heroic character in the story. Paul managed to not only successfully warn the men that he was supposed to, but additionally managed to not give away where the men were when he was questioned by a group of soldiers. He was even brave enough to tell them his name and not lie, as he states in his deposition, “I answered my name is Revere, what said he Paul Revere; I answered yes.” (MSH. Paul Revere’s Dep) Not only did he admit to who he was, but he continually insulted the soldiers, “I told him they would miss their Aim.” (MSH. Paul Revere’s Dep) This was a man who was only assigned to relay a warning to two men; he was not required to go above and beyond his duties and yet he did.