A person’s arrogance can be the complete downfall of a society. Arrogance is in everyone around us including the people who run countries and the world. Throughout the novel the main person who runs one of the most dangerous places in the world is completely driven by his arrogance and greed. Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton, shows how arrogance and greed are not good trades to have in people that make big, impactful decisions. The novel Jurassic Park is based on one man who has access to the most dangerous animals in the world and because of his arrogance and greed he refuses to think anything can go wrong.
Grimesby Roylott; though, he was not responsible for it. Sherlock Holmes was a completely innocent man. He was terrified when first seeing the snake and felt the need to defend himself. Nevertheless, Dr. Roylott made an unwise decision of sitting in a chair, unguarded, while the Swamp Adder had free range of the two rooms. An extremely important question is how was Sherlock Holmes to know the exact location and status of Dr. Roylott at the time of the attack?
. could not believe anything to his dishonour when they saw him” (Wilde 106). In this aspect he also imitates Lord Henry, who is though seen as a very immoral man, is a respectful member of society. The process of moral fall has its climax by the assassination of Basil Hallward. Dorian feels how corrupt he has become; his soul was “sick to death” (Wilde 154) and he decides to try to live a moral life, which started when he “spared Hetty” (Wilde 174) by putting no
This quote shows the monster as a hideous figure with no friends or belongings, but also a being who is intelligent enough to recognize that. At the end of the novel, Victor passes his heartfelt responsibility of seeking revenge on the monster onto Robert Walton before he dies. He warns Walton about the monster and his abilities by sharing, “He is eloquent and persuasive; and once his words had even power over my heart: but trust him not. His soul is as hellish as his form, full of treachery and fiendlike malice” (Shelley 155). Characterization includes how a character views someone else.
Our antagonist is an astounding piece of work. He obstinately pleads indifference despite dedicating his entire existence for revenge. A more favorable course of action involves starting over with a clean slate but he couldn’t as a result of his wounded pride. In addition, he is self-destructive seeing that he allowed racial hatred to consume him and become his undoing. Even though he invents elaborate lies to be in control, he claims a reputation for honesty.
Goodman is the best representative of people who have lost their beliefs in the true, the good and the beautiful things on earth; they would rather submit themselves to the evil sides. Many of us are simply a copy of Goodman Brown, swaying back and forth between truth and wrong. Sometimes we can make a righteous decision but other times we are like Goodman Brown destroyed by our own human nature. At the assembly, Devil, who disguised as an old man, says to Goodman Brown, “Evil is the nature of mankind. Evil must be your only happiness.” That is to say evil dwells in everyone’s mind.
Greed in this play is able to take an upright man and drag him to the lowest point and destroy everything that he has dedicated all his time to achieving. It shows that the most destructive force to a person’s goals can be themselves and not knowing when enough is enough. Unknown to this, the tragic hero Macbeth, like many people today, becomes enticed by the trap of wealth, power, and selfish ambition. His first problem is that he craves to have something that is not rightfully his from the person who actually deserves it. Greed first may cause someone to commit one sin, but it soon creates a snowball effect of many changes to a person's actions and character.
The lord was so boastful and self centered that he couldn't stand ugly things, even if they were pretty before, so he demoted people and hide possessions that were no longer magnificent. The beautiful, magnificent drake the lord had captured became dull and “ he refused to to release the drake, ordering that the cage be put out of sight so he would be no longer be annoyed by the birds sad appearance”. (10). His overwhelming desire for more beautiful items rule by his decisions in the empire. The lord's greed brought loneliness, anger, and the thought he has the power to rule over
He is generous, obedient, responsible, and honest. A broken young woman and her dangerous father threaten his life, but he has no harsh words for them,” (Iannone 243-278). Tom Robinson was never the evil that society thought he was and has to pay the greatest price for racism, his own life. His image was twisted by society because of his appearance, which causes the real evil in this situation to be the family who accused him and the citizens who sealed his
With no consequences for his actions, Mr. Kurtz makes himself a god, taking “a high seat amongst the devils of the land” (60). At last, when they remove Mr. Kurtz from the Congo, he cannot handle it and sickness overcomes him. Marlow ties his identity so closely to Mr. Kurtz that when Mr. Kurtz dies, “they very nearly buried” Marlow as well (87). By seeing the monster that Mr. Kurtz becomes, Marlow eventually sees his own dark potential. The jungle could just as easily corrupt him and cause his
Every wicked man “contrives well for himself, and that his schemes won’t fail,” but God knows it well and does not let them escape from the Hell (173). Although they had everything planned out, the unexpected can barge in anytime in any form: God’s wrath in a form of the person’s own destruction or death. The wickedness inside a man is what making them lean towards Hell. If “spider’s web… [cannot] stop a falling rock,” then god cannot stop someone from going into Hell because of the wickedness of the person weighs more than the stopper (Edwards