In the opening of the story, the narrator is ashamed of Doodle, but in time, the narrator develops into a forgiving, loving person. This overall change was sparked by the death of Doodle. His love that was hidden throughout the story, is finally revealed after Doodle dies in the storm. These changes that the narrator undergoes, taught the reader the many consequences that pride can have on someone, and how it can be certainly evil, depending on the circumstances. To recap, C.S. Lewis mentions, “as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you,” which relates to the evilness the narrator obtains throughout the story till the death of his brother.
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) In “The Scarlet Ibis” Brother is consumed by pride, and his actions towards Doodle show it. There are many examples throughout the story of his egotistical behaviors, and the few times in which he cares for Doodle are only for his own benefit. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Brother is both cruel and kinds as he helps Doodle to succeed and thrive.
In an essay from Gary Soto's A Summer Life, a young boy makes a sweet sinning sacrifice that soon forces him to face his demons and claw his way back to redemption. Soto knows right from wrong but "boredom" makes him sin. His overwhelming eventual guilt is too much to bear when the pie tin "glared" at him knowingly. Above all, most value their self image and do good deeds to be seen as favorable people, but Soto displays careless selfish actions that leaves him feeling less than honorable. He begins in the essay with a paradox, informing us that he is "holy in almost every bone.
John Proctor, the protagonist of The Crucible, qualifies as a tragic hero because he has a tragic flaw, is ethically superior to the other characters in the play, and struggles to find peace with himself in midst of the lies and chaos during this play. John Proctor possesses a tragic flaw that forces him to hide his prideful mistake, which eventually brings about his downfall. I guess the old saying is true, “Pride comes before the fall”. John Proctor’s tragic flaw is his excessive pride, and he expresses it abundantly throughout the play. In Act I, it states, “ Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time.
After speaking with Elizabeth, John decides that he wants to live and signs a confession. However, his immense pride wants him to save his name. Proctor decides to tell the truth that he is not a witch and rips up the written confession. He preserves his pride and dignity and declares the truth at the same time, dying as a man with flaws yet a good man, allowing the readers the ability to categorize him as a tragic hero. Proctor 's downfall in the play is caused by human error, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero.
While his entire society believes that having an ego is related to evil, Prometheus challenges everything he is told and discovers and defines himself as an egoist, giving a new meaning to the word. Through events along his journey which confidently affected him, Equality achieved pride in himself and his accomplishments. Much like his so called brothers, he too was once brainwashed by the collectivist community surrounding him. His first step towards escaping was his discovery of the tunnel where he felt safe from this society; where his mind was not
Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
Antigone isn’t the tragic hero because she remains stubborn and arrogant through the whole play leading to her death. The purpose of this play is to appreciate Creon is the tragic hero in Antigone because he realizes his mistakes towards the ending through the utilization of tone, irony, and elements of tragedy which expose his stubborn unwillingness to change the mindset. Sophocles convinces the reader that Creon is the tragic hero through the use of tone to demonstrate to the reader that Creon was very blinded by his own
Oftentimes, worthless pride gets the best of people, and they are faced with conflicts far bigger than their inflated hubris. A wise man Teiresias, from Sophocles’ play “Antigone” stated that, “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil: The only crime is pride.” this quote represents the fact that despite having a lot of confidence, too much confidence will undeniably lead to insecurity. In the play, “Antigone” there are several characters who let pride overtake them, and tragically, that pride ends up leading to their downfall.
He chooses whom to select and is often paid off by sinners. His tale is in reaction to the Friar 's strong anti-summoner tale and is presented as a satirical parody. Cook: The Cook is one of the vulgar pilgrims of the journey who becomes involved with violence and arguments along the way. He is a commoner who does not hide his class and behavior and tells a short, incomplete fabliau.
In the play An Inspector Calls written by J.B Priestley, the use of morality and double standards gives us an insight into the society of the early 1900s; which remains relevant in social stratification, cultural and deviance aspects. Through the story of Arthur Birling, Mrs. Sybil Birling and their children Eric and Sheila. The upper-class family, with untouchable reputation, enjoy of an intimate party soiree in honour of Sheila's engagement to Gerald Croft. Son of a well-known business man, Sir George Croft from Crofts Limited. When Inspector Goole pays a mood-changing visit, resulting in the systematic manipulation of the presumably respectable characters.
Author Stewart Justman discusses the honor of the three male characters in his essay, “The Reeve’s Tale and the Honor of Men.” This analysis appears to evolve from the insult the pilgrim Reeve receives after The Miller’s Tale, causing, “…males whose obsession with their own repute, and corresponding dread of derision, reduce the ‘noble’ value of honor to an absurd and violent mania” (21). This leaves Malyne and Symkyn’s wife the recipients of this violence. One might say that Justman continues with the previous essays by Plummer and Woods even though they discuss money, honor is closely related to the overall shaming of Symkyn after his daughter and wife are sexually assaulted. It is power, greed, and pride that, “…the result that women are