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Examples Of Pride In Johnny Tremain

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Pride is an aspect of life that has the ability to either improve or impede on one’s life. It is a reality that many despise. trans……… In the captivating novel, Johnny Tremain, a young boy struggles with the idea of pride. Gifted in every way imaginable, especially silver smithing, the young boy, Johnny, let’s it go to his head. This results in conceited actions, haughty remarks, and an overall arrogance which illuminates from the young boy’s body. Life serves exceptionally Johnny well, until a heinous accident falls upon him, leaving him maimed and useless. Since he no longer attained the incredible talent of silver smithing, Places switched, tables turned, and the once pride full, rude, egoistic boy becomes hated due to the way he once treated everyone else. Johnny allowed his talent and pride to travel into his massive, bloated head. Although enjoyable in the moment, the type of pride Johnny possessed harmed him later on. As John C. Maxwell once stated, “There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” Pride is not always a harmful attribute. People just have to understand the difference between ‘bad pride’ and ‘good pride’.…show more content…
Because Pride is a two faced monster; one side is full of conceit and narcissism; the other side crammed with self-belief and self-esteem, it can be difficult to identify the when it should be rejected and resisted. Georges Bernanos once stated, “It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.” Pride is a tricky peculiarity. It is detrimental when it controls a man’s mind, yet without it, man would not experience dignity, confidence, or merit. In order to rise above
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