“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” Martin Luther King Jr. The Outsiders has lots of violence and love in it, making it a shaky, twisty and turny experience for the reader. Violence and love are a vital element of the plot in The Outsiders; the book relies on violence to further the plot, and love to solve problems. Violence is never the answer between the Socs and Greasers, yet they like fighting.
In today’s world, one can find many instances of selfishness, whether it be corruption, killing, or even breaking a heart. However, like a diamond in the rough, someone who is truly selfless is hard to come by. One example of a selfless writer is C.S. Lewis, author of Till We Have Faces. Lewis wrote some of his novels in a way to not only educate the world that selflessness will always win but also the fact that selfishness will always lose. One of Lewis’s notable works -- “Till We Have Faces” -- clearly demonstrates how selfishness loses but selflessness wins.
Eric believed anyone who wasn’t as smart as him didn’t deserve to live. Eric wanted to prove his superiority to everyone he hated. His vehicle for doing that was to murder everyone on his bad list. Dylan and Eric’s personalities worked together flawlessly.
This is reinforced by the rhetorical question that serves to convince Walton that the Monster hated having to turn to violence. In both situations, a friendly and accepting hand could have led both monsters to happiness and kindness, but the lack thereof sparked the violence. Grendel and the Monster from their respective works, Gardner’s Grendel and Shelley’s Frankenstein, find themselves with no companionship, nobody to share in their joys or sorrows, which leads to violence being taken out on those who rejected them; if those victims had initially accepted and loved Grendel and the Monster, this would not have
Another sort of greed is how abbey was emotionally greedy she didn’t want the money she wanted john Procter. Due to her wanting john Procter she tried to kill his wife Elizabeth by saying she a witch. This also shoes that in the play how greed is a major theme because not only was their money greed there was emotional greed. Overall the play was full of greed because everyone was trying to take something out of the Salem witch trials which then led to more people being killed. This shows how the play was full of greed which led to a whole lot of people being
“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. ”-Erich Fromm. All humans have, or will, commit at least one of the seven deadly sins in their lifetimes. Avaritia, or greed, is one of the seven deadly sins, and it is the one sin that every person, no matter how selfless, commits.
“Demons” by Imagine Dragons and Night by Elie Wiesel share one important thing in common and that is conflict, as you can see in the song “Demons” and the book Night they both closely share a same conflict which is greed. Greed is within everyone no matter their personality. And once greed takes over we all do the worst kinds of things. Such as “Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me...
Larry Ellison, Bernie Madoff, Adolf Hitler any of these names sound familiar? Any of these people ever make you just go absolutely ludicrous because of what they have done? Hitler, Madoff, and Ellison are just a few examples of how greed can overcome someone and destroy them and the world around them. When asked the question “what is the deadliest sin” has it ever came upon you that greed is by far the worst? Not just by having an obsession with power, fame or money, but the over destruction Greed can do.
A tragic flaw is a thing nobody wants to have in common with another. These flaws can range from ignorance, love, or pride. The worst flaw that stands above them all is ambition. Ambition can go hand in hand with the three previously listed flaws but as far as flaws go ambition seems harmless, but it is far from it. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein two characters more specially Macbeth and Victor Frankenstein are one in the same through their actions and because they both, through ambition, have the taste of power, the life of power, and the downfall due to power.
The Counselor represents the American elite’s perception of itself. Despite having everything they could ever want or need in this world, they want more. Similar to how the Counselor’s greed leads to his demise, this obsession of wanting more will lead to irreversible ecological damage and consequences that scientists currently can’t even fully project. The entire movie satirizes and is emblematic of the way competing business and policy interests and an obsession with reclaiming American exceptionalism creates a status quo that is leading us towards destruction but is not in the interests of the powerful and wealthy to change.
Lastly, in Beowulf, he showed greed when he went into the cave to defeat Grendel’s mothers by stealing from her cave. Beowulf shows signs of an epic hero but he let greed get the best of him. He had his mind set on just killing Grendel and being done with his work. But once he killed Grendel, he had to defeat Grendel’s mother. When he went into the cave to defeat Grendel’s mother, he saw treasures everywhere.
Alexander the Great is a name that has been known universally for thousands of years. A few words that come to mind upon hearing his name, may consist of any good quality: audacious, triumphant, or even other wordly. In his book The Classical World: Greece and Rome, Robin Lane Fox contrasts the traits above, and rather, displays of Alexander the Great to be brainwashed, prideful, and a megalomaniac. Alexander's strict childhood plays a role in shaping his future endeavors as an adult; strict rules and military training had formed Alexander into a ruthless fighter. Moreover, Alexander's fighting tactics had led him to countless victories in the entirety of his life, creating a dangerous level of pride and greed.
Greed can be a good thing if it is used for the right reasons. For example, greed can be the key that leads to success. If a person wants to achieve recognition, they’ll go extreme measures to make it happen such as inventing something, excelling in their studies, or even being the best. However, in most cases, greed can lead to disaster. Having the desire to obtain something a person already possesses is selfish.
In The Tent Peg, one feels the urge to comprehend the unknown because of their curiosity, greed and desire to attain ultimate knowledge. The fear of the unknown overwhelms people to such an extent that their actions, beliefs, and behaviour are hindered by it. What is it about the unknown that is fearful? Van Herk demonstrates that an individual is intimidated and threatened by the unknown, hence, giving rise to one’s survival instincts. The fear for the unknown is displayed through the desire to colonize, dominate and conquer another.