Oedipus proved to be an extremely curious man who was constantly seeking answers, but regardless, when he was told the information he sought by someone else, he always refused to acknowledge it. Oedipus often had the answers he searched for right in front of his face. Yet somehow, he managed to dismiss all of them completely, because he did not like the idea of them. For one, after Creon tried to deny Oedipus’s accusation against him, instead of listening to what Creon had to say, Oedipus chose to ignore it and insult him by telling Creon, he had the, “art glib of tongue, but [Oedipus was] slow to learn from [him]; [as Oedipus] kn[ew] too well [Creon’s] venomous hate” (Sophocles and Storr 547-548). Oedipus was literally refusing to believe a word Creon said, because in Oedipus’s mind, Creon was King Laius’s killer.
“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other,” Robert A. Heinlein says., What most people can not account for is the acknowledgement of the fact that love and jealousy is both there at the same time. Within the short story, “Cathedral”, by Raymond Carver, Carver expresses the theme of how a character who feels an enormous amount of jealousy changes form an encounter throughout the story. The Narrator 's wife invites her old friend, a blind man, by the name of Robert to her home. This triggers an inner conflict within the Narrator.
At first he thinks that there is no harm in envying your best friend. That is until he realizes that jealousy is not an easy thing to handle and sometimes, it can be the biggest harm in a friendship. Gene’s jealousy starts off with a tiny bit of envy and gradually moves on to making him want to get rid of his own identity. In the end, Gene has to face the consequences of jealousy between him and Finny. To start off, Gene is not aware of the amount of effort he puts into his relationship in order to be friends with Finny.
The intention of the play Everyman is to teach a lesson and confess the truth at the end. And it tells clearly that every human being in their life-time do make a lot of mistakes. What is most important is that good deeds never leave Everyman, but it accompanies him even to his grave. This essay focuses on how Everyman lost his way and got into many temptations, judgment, abandoned by friends, and repentance, because Everyman realizes where he went wrong. Everyman play is a bit different from other well-known plays, because of its setting and style.
“There is time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide…” (Emerson p. 372-372). That’s exactly how Gene was in A Separate Peace by John Knowles in the setting of New Hampshire at Daven High School. Gene is jealous of his friend Finny and it affect him and his relationship with Finny. Peace is hard to get in this world but I think Gene found peace in the story by his conflicts. What is envy?
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.
As perfect as Finny is, he is not invincible. Gene has not been the kindest to Finny but certainly would not want Finny gone. In John Knowles’ A Separate Peace, Gene is not worthy of sympathy because of his selfish and dishonest personality, but deserves forgiveness because he is on the brink of joining the war and matures. Gene is not deserving of sympathy because he is selfish. When it comes to Finny, Gene feels as everything Finny does has to do with him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Envy is ignorance; imitation is suicide” (370). If this is the case, then how does it apply to John Knowles’ A Separate Peace, set in 1940’s New Hampshire? In the novel, Gene Forrester’s envy and imitation of Phineas lead him to sacrifice his individuality. In A Separate Peace Gene Forrester returns to his time at Devon to examine how his envy and imitation cause him to make courageous and impulsive decisions, to establish his and Finny’s role in their friendship, and to reflect on his achievement of peace. Gene’s spite and imitation affect him on both a mental and emotional level.
I agree with him on why people procrastinate and how procrastinating can damage those people, however, I also disagree with some of the so called(by him) benefits for procrastination and with the way he tried to convince the readers with his ideas using fallacies, false assumptions and weak evidence. John says that if you don’t like something, you will procrastinate to not do it and I can’t agree more with that because no one will be able something that he has no desire for or without being passionate about it, even if he manages to do it somehow it won’t be perfectly done. So to cut it short, people procrastinate when they have unpleasant tasks to do. "This