They are anxious for fear until it arrives and then they back down. Aristotle believes that there are things that we should fear and things that we should not be afraid of. What can be controlled should be controlled and what cannot be controlled will not be controlled. He thinks that people who fear too much are cowards because they
Motif essay By. Jan Podgorni In the book The Things They Carried, many tragedies happened in this book, that the characters got confused if it happen or it didn’t happen. Society starts to crumble, when people don’t realise what’s a truth or a lie. Not knowing if something is a truth or a lie can really hurt someone because they can’t tell what’s actually happening or not. It’s very overwhelming and stressful for the person that can't determine what’s a true or a lie because they are deeply muddled and it can significantly affect other people around them as well.
' (Steinbeck 96.) Curly was gonna find every reason to hurt and then kill him. Curly even hated him the first time they met. So George had to kill Lennie in a more humane way before Curly got to him. You can see this foreshadowed throughout the novel, because Curly always hated Lennie.
Unfortunately, any character taking part in the court tried to prevent this because it would mean they murdered the people they had already hung. The court feared that one of them would “stand upon the gibbet and send up some righteous prayer” which could result with the people wanting vengeance on the court for what they did. Signs that more and more people do not agree with the court’s actions worries many or the members of the court including Parris who found a dagger on his door. To them, their only hope stands with Mr. Hale bringing “even one of these to God” because “that confession surely damns the others in the public eye, and none may doubt more that they are all linked to Hell” (Miller 1108). The truth in his words would remain true for at least a while.
Once he acquired his seat as king banquo was a threat to him and needed to be gone. He mentions how his seat as king is worthless if not safe shortly before having him killed. Macbeth needed to kill Macduff's family so said “His wife, babies, and all unfortunate souls
He uses Macduff’s family as an example of his power and what would happen if people try to betray him. He has no mercy for them even though they are not directly involved. Macbeth is ruling his people with force and anything that can be seen as a threat to him, he eliminates it before it becomes serious. His people are afraid of him since he has become king. He is authoritarian because he leads with his fists and forces his subjects to do what he wants, like making them murder an entire innocent family, and they do it.
He does not want to kill Macduff because he has already killed his whole family. This causes Macduff to have more reason in wanting to kill Macbeth. It would have been avoided for Macbeth to run into Macduff if he have not approached him first, since he no longer needs interaction with blood of thine already. Erin Connelly furthers the discussion on the conflict between Macbeth and Macduff by stating, “manliness is a conditional characteristic, consistently defined in opposition to other attributes” (Connelly 111). Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne.
This quote supports the theme because Okonkwo’s fear of weakness lead to his irrational actions such as killing Ikemefuna, which turned some of the Ibo clan against him, including his own son. His fear of failure is what drove Okonkwo to kill himself when it became clear that he could not achieve his dream, which lead to the further falling apart of his clan by symbolizing the loss of hope. Right after Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna, which Obierika advises him not to do, Okonkwo begins to doubt himself, but immediately pushes the fear away, in denial. In the quote “‘When did you become a shivering young woman’, Okonkwo asked himself, ‘you who are known in all the nine villages for your valor in war?’”(22), Okonkwo is trying to convince himself that he needs to be stronger, in order to continue his success. When Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna in order to try to conquer his fear, he went against Obierika 's advice.
As the clan killed Ikemefuna, “Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak” (61). The whole time Okonkwo was in exile, he knew he had lost his place in his clan. As soon as he was thrown out, he began to plan for his return. Okonkwo’s loyalty to his clan was larger than his life.
Lord of the Flies Essay “Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclination toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.” Steven Pinker. Humans are naturally complicated. The way we think and behave are so complex that sometimes even ourselves question why. We act different when we are around different people.