In the beginning of the book when a group of young school boys plane crash on an island, Ralph who’s one of the boys finds a conch shell and a new friend whom they call piggy, piggy has the idea to sound the conch so that it will bring the rest of the boys from the other part of the island together. The conch was used to call everyone out for an assembly or a meeting also known as an order and they get respected and whoever has it on his or her hand, then that person has a chance to speak and no one else can interrupt them. This conch represents the symbol of a rule of law and civilization. We can consider
Without a doubt, it can be repeatedly seen through a series of accounts how conflicts dealing with acceptance lead to further changes in one’s life. Through the trials he faced with his mother, Dave Pelzer led a very challenging life; he was always attempting to be normal when he was anything but. Confidence is the ability to be proud and appreciative of oneself for who they are.
He steals the woman’s ring and the man’s watch. His parents take the ring and watch from Jared and then leave him to buy more drugs. As they do, Jared ventures off to the plane for the final time where he believes he is ascending above the clouds in the plane. Due to the actions of his parents and how life around him play out, Jared does anything to escape his life through the imaginary projections of his make-believe world that he puts himself in the same danger as his parents. Jared feels like his real life is too painful to live in which gives him the cause to try to escape to the woods/plane so he can be in his make-believe world.
One example of this is when Huck comes into conflict with both himself and society when he is debating with himself whether he should turn Jim in and become “washed clean of sin” or to go against societies norms and not turn Jim in. After, Huck tears up a note he was going to send to Ms. Watson about Jim and decides “All right, then, I’ll go to hell—and tore it up” (214) Huck, at first, had made his action based off the standard of Ms. Watson and the cultural standard of society that slaves are looked down upon and are inferior to whites. However, as Huck spends more time with Jim, he realizes that Jim acts very similarly to whites as Jim “cared just as much for his people as white folks do.” (155) Although Huck was at first confused about how slaves could have this reaction towards their family, he eventually reckons that Jim and other slaves are like whites. Although Ms. Watson and Widow Douglas, Twains depiction of 19th century society, has made Huck’s vision of a stereotypical slaves/ African poor, Huck looks past this and sees that slaves can act like whites. Despite of Huck’s young age and lack of education, through experience Huck had looked past the cultural norm of slaves.
In the novel ‘The Namesake’ Lahiri has shown how every character struggles with their identity and how this is due to the pull of different cultures, traditions and dreams. However, Gogol in particular feels the pull of these demands more than any other character within the novel and Lahiri evidently shows this by his perpetual struggle between his two cultures - Indian and American. Gogol struggles incessantly throughout the novel to find his identity while attempting to mould to his family’s expectations and the expectations of the American society around him. One of the first instances in which Lahiri explores Gogol’s quest for identity is when he is only six months old at the rice ceremony. “Gogol frowns, and his lower lip trembles”.
The consequences Jake encounters from his hubris are also known as his nemesis. Throughout the film, Jake battles his insecurities and exhibits a complex towards himself, which his friends and loved ones begin to realize. Jake LaMotta is a self-loving boxer who allows his training and hard work to turn him into a savage wild animal. Through his constant display of hubris, LaMotta ruins everything he worked so hard to achieve and is left with nothing. Almost immediately after hearing Jake speak for the first time, the film introduces his hubris.
William Shakespeare was well known for creating complex, in-crisis characters for all of his works. He understood that, due to human nature, a person’s character is made up of a combination of virtues and vices, and people’s actions are more heavily influenced by their vices than their virtues. Therefore, his characters reflect this element of human nature, which is apparent in their interactions with one another. Each character is working toward their own specific goal based upon their key virtues and vices. Ultimately, vices tend to have a bigger impact on Shakespeare’s characters’ actions because he wants their individual humanity to teach lessons about humanity and what it means to “live well” to his audiences.
Because of Gulliver’s disgust at yahoos, and now humans, he cannot stand the thought of being around his family. He can only see the bad side of people. In Coleridge’s analysis of the work, he compares the yahoos to humans and states, “Understanding, he would be the most loathsome and hateful of all animals; that his understanding would manifest itself only as malignant cunning, his free will as obstinacy and unteachableness” (Coleridge
Macbeth also shows that he is filled with guilt and is suicidal when he says, “I have almost forgot the taste of fears…I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts, cannot once start me” (5.5.11,15-17). This shows that Macbeth is familiar with his horrible thoughts and that they can’t startle him anymore. He has lost touch with reality and has become numb to his violent thoughts. Another time Macbeth feels guilty is right after murdering Duncan and forgetting to leave the daggers with the servants.
They struggle to make ends meet and Ponyboy knows this. He also feels the weight of the class separation between him and his friends, his family, and the ‘socs’. He notices the kids around him who get into trouble with the law, treat school like a joke, and even those like Darry who have everything they need to succeed but didn't have the money to take advantage of hard work and their own talents. Ponyboy also faces the challenges that arise when he is with Johnny when he kills Bob and then witnesses Johnny do something heroic before he passes away. He worries about whether he will get in trouble for Bob's death, and also struggles with seeing people close to him like Johnny and Dally die.