However, a heroes orders are followed without debating, but Odysseus orders were not obeyed. This shows the lack of obedience the men have and Odysseus lack of leadership. Leadership requires a person to lead a group of people and have people obey you, how can that occur if Odysseus men do not obey simple instructions. Furthermore, how can we consider Odysseus a hero if his commands are not followed by his men. Heroes orders are followed and pursued, but Odysseus wasn't.
In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is not a representation of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s self-reliant individual according to his essay, “Self- Reliance”. Gatsby, the novel’s protagonist, is, rather, a romantic dreamer that is a perversion of the self-reliant man. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald conveys that Gatsby does not possess the correct qualities and beliefs that Emerson attributes to a self-reliant man. Emerson believes that self-reliant men are not materialistic, do not feel the need to travel often, trust themselves completely, and can accomplish self-fulfillment without help from others. Since Gatsby fails to adhere to these qualities of a self-reliant man, he is a romantic dreamer that is not self-reliant.
Although literary scholars of The Odyssey have argued that Odysseus has the qualities of a hero, it turns out that he would most certainly not be considered, at the very least, a respectable hero in this century. The way Odysseus treated his men, family and even enemies was overly expectant and rude. He used many stereotypes and skewed rumors to judge his views of other people. He also accomplished many unnecessary goals that ended up putting other people in danger because of his actions, just so that he could boast about himself, saying that he overcame a great obstacle that was, most likely, not a threat to other
6.How does Victor’s male ambition lead to dire consequences? Victor was blinded by his male ambition and neglected the outcomes of his desire. Men are thought to be able to achieve anything they put their mind to, that their conquest for knowledge and drive would ultimately be rewarded with the same level of success. Mary Shelley challenges this idea, showing that even the most driven people can also have their goals lost. Victor did not see that his neglection of the monster would result in the monster’s revenge.
In the same way he is an incomplete politician also. We cannot justify him as a complete human being rather he can be stated as a helpless king who has declined for his stubborn nature. He is neither a hero nor a villain rather he is a victim of his self-indulgence. (Bloom. 249-150) In Shakespeare 's view, Richard is a failure as a king not because he is immoral, nor because he is too sensitive and refined for the job, but because he misunderstands the nature of kingship.
His desire to be with Liberty 5-3000 or become a scholarly scientist or even just be alone in the tunnel shows that he is far more content with himself than conforming to those around him or the laws set around him. His reference to himself as a transgressor and a sinner is due to the fact that although he feels confident enough to stand for what he believes in and do what he wants he stills feels a sense of guilt for not abiding by the laws around him. The laws that were set around him are set for a reason and purpose, therefore he feels guilt and remorse when he does not abide by them. For example when he was down in the tunnel alone when he was not supposed to be it calmed him and made him happy that he was there and able to sneak away alone however he felt a sense of evil. He writes and thinks alone in the tunnel but he knows it is evil what he is doing and the harsh reality is that he will be punished if
Jay Gatsby is never a concrete character within the novel; his background story and his statements are ever-changing, and are usually proven to be untrue. However, just as quickly as some statements are proven untrue, other arise to substitute them, which keeps the reader in a constant state of skepticism. In fact, the vagueness with which Jay Gatsby asserts himself might be due to his own uncertainty of his life, as he has always thought himself deserving of more, which could have led to a dissociation in
The ideal leader is neither loved nor hated, but respected. He cannot be too generous, because that increases people 's expectations of him and it is impossible to keep buying the people 's love as the price gets too high. Yet, the prince should not be hated due to his violent nature, because that rises up. The prince should act in ways that keep him in power and maintain his own power. He should be able to read the character and motives of others in order to use them for his own ends.
The only problem is, he appears to be quite a hypocrite and inconsistent when it comes to his own code. Either he does not understand the precepts of Individualism as Wilde does – “Individualism exercises no compulsion over man, … it knows that people are good when they are let alone” (Wilde, Soul 49); “the true personality of man will not be measured by material things” (Wilde, Soul 27); – or he does not Sabrina Tschanz 9 believe a word he says (Wilde, 11) as Hallward suggests, and therefore it remains a “cynical pose” (Wilde, 8) or a mere theory meant to be tested, preferably on someone innocent and impressible, like Dorian. His conception of good and bad is equally inconsistent: “To be good is to be in harmony with one’s self” (Wilde, 67), an open theory that gives credit to all sorts of behaviours as long as they coincide with one’s nature. However, being the one who initiates Dorian’s fall, Henry’s behaviour can only be regarded as utterly bad. His presence at Dorian’s side when he unconsciously sells his soul in a devil’s bargain with the picture (Wilde,
The action that this individual took was not as a hero like as people were hurt in defense of his people! A character is a good man with a good heart, but he was told that it was difficult for a good man to be a good king! Reality is not as clear-cut as life as the media indicates as heroism can lead to situations of life that can be difficult to determine what is right and what is
Similar to him, I despise it when something is unfair to me, but if I am not the one being inconvenienced, I find it not worth it to resist power. The first time I read through this part of the book, I admired Bernard for rising above the dystopian world; he was the first character that was aware of the flaws in the conditioned society. Unfortunately, this realization didn’t last long. We see by the end that Bernard exploits John for the fame and attention, meaning that he has not learned to resist power, but played it to his advantage. I don’t believe that I outwardly resist very often, rather I play by the option that most benefits me in the present