An example in American Beauty was when Ricky said, “Never underestimate the power of denial.” Ricky is indirectly telling us how if people do not want to believe in something, it can be so powerful they may never accept a truth. Such as Ricky’s father hating homosexuals so much, but in reality, he has these feelings towards other men too. This is connected to the theme, because if people keep denying the beauty that they don’t want to see, they will never see it. The beauty that is everywhere around these people will never be seen due to this denial. Another example of this is at the end of the film, Lester reflects on his life and says, “You don’t understand what I’m saying I’m sure, but you will one day.” This is in reference to the beauty Lester has experience in the last moments in his life.
Aristotle 's definition of courage involves the feelings of fear and confidence. He believes that a courageous person fears and endures confidence not only for the right things and reasons, but also in the right way and time. However, people who exceed in confidence about fearful things are rash because they tend to put on a show. Aristotle also believes that people who exceed in fearlessness do not have a name. They are anxious for fear until it arrives and then they back down.
‘100 $Bill’ and ‘Young and Beautiful’ both spoke for Gatsby strongly as they were played in a manner to present him in separate lights and represented both his hopes and his fears. His disregard for riches is easily expressed in the song 100 $ Bill as he pays no attention to the amount he spends in the secret bar or on his extravagant parties, it also shows how he takes business as a pastime not a necessity. However the song Young and Beautiful, brings up how he wants Daisy to love him even when he doesn’t have the riches anymore, which is both a hope and a fear as he is unsure of how far she will allow their ‘affair’ to go. The song also brings up bringing her love to heaven with her, which can be said for Gatsby but does Daisy really want to go with him. He seems to bypasses her wants there as well as in the confessing of who Daisy really loves and we never see him ask her.
Although the past cannot be changed, the future is in your power. But what if power is the reason the future cannot be changed? The Pearl, by John Steinbeck, is a timeless story that is filled with metaphors for how avarice takes over humans. Although there is no easy way to get rid of it, Kino goes through many challenges to free himself from the troubles that come with possessing the power the pearl held. Kino went from a loving human to a dehumanized figure because he saw great wealth in the pearl, attacked in order to maintain the power it held and lost the ability to have emotions.
Not all of his obstacles were bad. Some good obstacles also helped him go along with his personal legend like meeting Fatima and working for the crystal merchant. “You must not let up, even after coming so far”(111). This quote explains that that Santiago has come so far and shouldn't give up, he needs finish his journey in order form him to fulfil his personal legend. If Santiago had stopped then at that moment and gave up then he would have never fulfilled his personal legend.
Society avoids the unknown because it is unreliable, unpredictable and as a result, not considered to be safe. It is our natural survival instincts to avoid danger. Bruno 's instincts give him a bad feeling towards the house and told him that the move was a “big mistake” (p.17). This unsettling fear haunted his thoughts, forcing him to discover the truth behind the new house and put his fears at rest. This reaction is reflected in contemporary society through our infatuation with space and what lies beyond our solar system, fearing what we do not know and cannot see.
Because of the arrival of Neo (the main protagonist), his fantasies towards the love of his life has been completely crushed. I believe that he intensely trust’s that the matrix can remove his harsh and painful memories in real life, considering that he’s had an agonizing past too. He wants to be seen as someone exceptional in the matrix, someone with fame and fortune, such as a hero or an actor. Once he’s in the matrix, there’s no going back to the real world because he chooses to stay in there for good and avoid his past in reality. So therefore, not only he wants to be inside the matrix for good, he does want to return to a state of being happy, or in other words, “blissful ignorance”, and hence the reason why he said “Ignorance is bliss”.
This traps believers such as Adil in a state of timelessness, because his course of action and lifestyle will never change as long as he is alive. This state of living continues on until he is completely depleted from the consequences of war and hence, becomes helpless. Such a behavior will cause Adil to eventually condition himself to lose the will to resist, and fail to see the potential for hope in hopeless situations. Overall, both courses of ideologies have their downfalls if explicitly followed. Yet, such courses of actions are seen in modern examples of systemic racism against Muslims in Western societies, such as the United States.
After failing to be able to take not only Claudius's life, but his own, he questions his worth as a man. His second soliloquy is all about talking down on himself, how he isn't able to complete anything that he wishes because he is to cowardly. “A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward?”(2.2.559). Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius.
Campbell discusses that “when the hero-quest has been accomplished, the adventurer still mustreturn with his life-transmuting trophy." (193) In the table, only the Epic of Labaw Donggon has this stage, however the hero 's refusal to return back home was caused by fear of additional enemies surrounding him. Labaw Donggon wasn 't aware that his sons had already defeated Saragnayan, he was so afraid that he ran away without sanity. Unknown to him that he had already possessed the boon of victory over Saragnayan through the help of his