Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
Many may discredit her writings due to her uncertainty, but it is important to realize that this doubtfulness does not. Rather, Teresa is humble about her experiences and most likely does not want to draw people away by claiming she knows everything about mysticism. This humble nature of Teresa makes a reader trust Teresa rather than having Teresa be this seemingly all-knowing mystic. Constant self-correction by someone who possesses a humble character does not make their work any less credible. Her writings show us that discussing personal topics are difficult because they are uncommon experiences and often the language to describe them is missing.
Mahatma Gandhi. Just by hearing his name, many people think of one of the most influential public speakers in the world 's history. His profound spirituality and belief in justice inspired the world. Many people nowadays tend to cite and refer to his quotes when talking about freedom, non-violence, etc. In addition to that, there is also the physical aspect of his legacy: just looking at his picture and seeing his skinny body and the warm look on his face actually leaves the impression of a humble, modest man.
When Art thanks Mala and compliments her on the dinner she cooked them, Vladek comments that he thought the chicken was too dry (pg. 46). Vladek complains a lot about her always wanting money as though his frugal ways have only been problematic for Mala (pg. 69, 75, 129) despite Art recalling in conversation that Anja had similar arguments with Vladek whenever trying to make purchases for Art’s needs
Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a short story that makes readers question what truly makes a good person. The grandmother in the story believes she knows what a good person is, but the Misfit challenges her morals which makes her question what makes a good person. Both the Misfit and the grandmother judge people based on their moral code but one of their moral code is more authentic than the other. In her final moments of life does the misfit make her see what really makes a person good? The grandmother doesn’t seem to develop in the story until she faces life or death at the end, she may have never developed if have it not been for the Misfit.
The short story “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” has all the characteristics of a box office hit- suspense, mystery, violence, drama, and death. While we might never see this short story in any theater ever, it has become well known as one of the more iconic brief writings by Flannery O’Connor. After concluding my reading of “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” and following up on the life and history of Flannery O’Connor, it becomes apparent that the most important literary elements of the story include the symbolism of the grandmother 's hat and the Misfits automobile as well as the moral code of both the Misfit and grandmother. Born on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia, Flannery O’Connor grew up as a devout Roman Catholic in the largely Protestant south. She “is considered one of the best short story authors of the 20th century” (“Flannery O’Connor”).
They don’t have ability to retain what they cherish, like Oscar, Junior’s dog also one of his best friends, when it got sick his parents cannot pay for the treatment in vet. These made Junior believe they “deserve” to be poor, and he felt “small and weak” (Sherman Alexie, Why Chicken Means So Much to Me, “Absolutely true…”). On the other hand, just white people study in Reardan and their family are wealthy, these students there are “the smartest and most athletic”, also school provide great facilities. In Wellpinit Junior didn’t afraid to be poor, because everyone there are the same. But in Reardan, he tried to be the normal kids
Every morning for breakfast he goes to a nearby restaurant. He avoids stepping on sidewalk cracks while walking through the city due to a superstition of bad luck, and eats breakfast at the same table in the same restaurant every day using disposable plastic utensils he brings with him due to his pathological fear of germs. Although he seemed to be very selfish and self-centered person who lives a life for himself but things changed in his life when his neighbor Simon got robbed and assaulted on a street due to which he was hospitalized and Melvin ended up with Simon’s dog Verdell. Melvin was familiar with Simon’s dog but reluctant to give him shelter at first but somehow Simon’s assistant managed to convince Melvin for keeping the verdell for few days. In the beginning he did not gel with the dog but he did feed him with whatever he felt was right like the beef and the dog also adjusted to the behavior of Melvin.
Wes was so jealous of the fact that Linda was getting to take over his home and there was nothing he could do about it except it. “He seemed to have made his mind… but he was in no hurry… he didn’t say anything” There was no resolution to all of Wes’s hurt, no conclusion to how their lives changed. It never said if he began drinking or not but he made up his mind on something. The story is in 1st person point of view with very little details and background but I believe the painting is being portrayed in the 1st person point of view of Wes. Wes looking in on fat Linda sitting and enjoying Chefs house, Wes envying how happy she will be living there.
Existential psychologist, Rollo May, saw it as being authoritarian in nature, in that it maintains that all problems have clear solutions and that Frankl simply provides patients with meaning if they can’t pinpoint their own. However, Frankl maintained that logotherapy teaches patients about their responsibility, rather than taking authority from them. (https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/logotherapy). Some argue that the concepts which are at the core of logotherapy, namely meanings and values, are simply defence mechanisms and reaction formation. Frankl argued that one would not be willing to live or die for the sake of one’s defence mechanisms, but countless people have done so for the sake of meaning, thus meaning can’t simply be a defence mechanism.