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.
Literary Criticism: “The Scarlet Ibis” “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it then the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone” (C.S. Lewis). Pride can be a dangerous thing if someone can not keep it under control. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the narrator introduces his brother, Doodle, and his multiple health obstacles.
In this excerpt from "How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune", Jack can be best named as the protagonist due to the characteristics Jack displays throughout the text. Jack's ability to make friends along the journey and ultimately use them for positive, proves the strategic and helpful personality traits that protagonists usually possess. However, even though Jack is the protagonist, the author does not go into much detail about Jack's background story, making this particular protagonist quite static. This fairytale starts out and says, " Once on a time there was a boy named Jack, and one morning he started to go and seek his fortune." This is one example of Jack's static character qualities.
Boys will (not) be Boys A common saying in recent times, “boys will be boys,” is largely accepted as an argument against brutality, specifically male brutality. This statement claims that it is in boys’ physiological makeup to be savage and violent however this is not true. “Boys will be boys” does not take into consideration the vast movement society has taken against violence which proves that the desire for destruction does not exist in everyone. Although William Golding’s fictional novel, Lord of the Flies displays the innate desire in humans for chaos and destruction, he failed to recognize that this is not universal. The boys in Golding’s novel are all trying to fight the savagery that comes from being stranded on a desolate island.
I’m afeard-’ ‘I’ll give you all of it!’ Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.” (Twain 19) In this scene Thomas Sawyer, like many other kids his age doesn’t like to work. So when Tom’s friend Ben, comes over to brag, Tom uses his cleverness and Ben’s gullibilty to his advantage. Tom tries to make Ben think that whitewashing the fence is exceptional chance. Ben gives in because he thinks it would make him unique if he does it. In this example, Ben is manipulated by Tom, Twain shows that even in our everyday lives, human nature never
Lord Chesterfield’s letter to his son goes far beyond what is typically expected of a parent addressing a child. The good natured advice is therefore trampled by the presumption that Chesterfield’s son simply will not live up to his potential despite the advantages he has been given through education and status. Chesterfield imposes his own morals and values by toying with the guilt of privilege, contradicting himself and making a mockery of failure, consequently, presenting his advice as the only acceptable recourse. The first paragraph is underlined by the use of irony, however the high level of writing and expertise prevents this from overwhelming the reader. Originally Chesterfield downgrades his own advice by addressing the common
Richard Cory's solution was to obtain wealth and the respect of his peers, while Miniver Cheevy tried to resolve his feelings by dreaming about a better life and drinking. From the outside, it would appear to those who knew them that Richard Cory was the more successful one. He had all the money and respect, while Miniver was stuck with a daydream and a bottle. However, while Miniver may have been seen as significantly less happy or successful on the outside, at least his story did not end in his demise. When these two stories are compared, it really does bring into question some common notions that people have about success and
He is very handsome, and the even his enemy Lord Capulet thinks that he is a “well-governed youth.” If I were him, I would be happy with all of the things I have going. It seems as if he has it all, but he does not have control over his emotions.When Rosaline says she doesn 't love him the way he loves her, he falls into a depression where he avoids his family and worries his poor father. He cannot seem to get on with his life after a break-up. Benvolio is able to talk some kind of sense into him, but in the end, Romeo is still fairly emotionally unstable. Juliet is a young, beautiful rich girl who has been very sheltered her entire life.
Despite the physical travel the man and boy experience, the man has to protect the boy as well as continue to give him hope. The man believes it is his duty to keep “God’s own firedrake” (31) of hope and goodness safe from the physical, mental, and emotional horrors of the godforsaken world. However, the man and his wife cannot protect the boy from all pain and do hurt the boy whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally with good intentions. McCarthy exhibits the underlying theme throughout The Road that it is sometimes better to hurt loved ones in order to help them through diction,
In the end, he has words of the wiser to leave the readers stunned and inspired. Ponyboy goes through the first stage of the hero 's journey as shown when he claims he is different from his family and friends and he has good grades which its stereotypical for people of his status not to have good grades. Ponyboy is set apart from the rest of the greasers because he likes to watch movies and books he describes his brothers as “never cracks a book” and “ works to hard to be interested in a story” he also states he isn 't like the other greasers because “ nobody in our gang digs movies and books the way I do”