Even though he is not entirely good, he still, with all his defects manages to get back home to his family and kingdom. The first display of Odysseus imperfection was his pride. After heroically saving his companions from Polyphemus by deceiving him with the name “Nobody” (147.405-410), Odysseus pride becomes inflated endangering the lives of his companions as they escape from the Cyclops. He states, “[they] could not persuade the great heart in me… in the anger of my heart I cried to him” (150.500). He says “big heart” before telling him to “tell him that [he was] blinded by
In A Separate Peace by John Knowles, Gene initiates and defeats his own personal war with Finny, while Leper involuntarily alters his once observant persona for the worse in the midst of the war, demonstrating that those who create their own battles are more likely to succeed rather than others who blindly fall into conflicts without direction. From the start, Gene’s jealousy towards Finny manifests itself repeatedly through Gene’s routine lifestyle, instigating a personal war between the boys due to Gene’s envious actions, foreshadowing his success. This is due to Finny’s lack of knowledge about the situation. Gene’s adoration for Finny’s ability to “get away with anything”, leaves Gene “envying him” since he thought it “was perfectly normal” to adore a best friend, marking
The first major aspect that leads to the Creature’s fall from grace is appearance. Victor works tirelessly in academia because he believes to have found the solution to generate life. Once Victor succeeds, the Creature’s demonic appearance mortifies him. Victor describes his work with disdaining imagery, stating, “I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motivation, it became a thing such as even Dante could have conceived" (Shelley 36). Although Victor successfully creates what would be his greatest academic achievement, he abandons his creation, showing that the Creature's ugliness is a prevailing factor for his isolation from civilization.
His trials and tribulations from the God’s are brought on from his own over-confidence of his cleverness and wittiness - his greatest assets also proved to be his biggest downfall. Odysseus’s quest was only to return home to his wife and child with his crew, but that fell short when he offended the God of the sea, Poseidon, by blinding his son the Cyclops to escape. Odysseus’s fault came when he decided to mock the Cyclops and announce his name to him in such a taunting manner, “You savage! But you got yours in the end, Didn’t you?” (Pg. 436 line 475) In which the
When his honor or glory is damaged because of other men inhabiting his home, he finds a way to discredit them and reinstate himself. It is expected for Odysseus to avenge himself on the suitors because they had made him look less than the perfect hero. This is one of the many ways that Odysseus is shown to value honor and glory. Lastly, superheroes are always victorious. When you think about the idea of a superhero, you imagine someone successful and not a failure.
The intransitive effect of his actions of stealing the fizzy drink could have gotten him kicked out and the new owner could have been impatient Mike and put his own needs before others. This would have deeply hurt Mr. Willy Wonka and his company which he had built from the ground up. Charlie steps in from Grandpa Joe calling Mr. Wonka names and gives the gobstopper back to him. In Wonka’s eyes, this is the ultimate moral act that Charlie needed to do to become the heir to the factory. This shows that by being humble to previous actions you have done, you can be forgiven the vices that all humans
Additionally, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston ends up sacrificing his happiness by conforming to the Party’s regime in order become free. As a result of the constant indoctrination, Winston succumbs to the Party’s way of thinking and “loves Big Brother” (Orwell, 300). When the Party destroys him, everything that he took pride in including freedom of expression, love and individuality is destroyed along with him representing that he had “won victory over himself” (Orwell, 300). Although he gives up all of the things which provide him happiness, this sacrifice has been made for selfish reasons as it is made to allow him to live ‘freely’ within
Oedipus claws his eyes out when he finds out that he is the polluter of the land. When Oedipus find Jocasta dead with, “golden brooches, which the king snatched out/ [a]nd thrust, from full arm’s length, into his eyes” (Sophocles 69). In order to run away from his destiny Oedipus ends up being a plaything thing for the gods. He is a very ambitious individual, and when he learns that all his efforts to escape his destiny are for nothing he decides to gouge his eyes out and live a life in isolation. Due to Oedipus being an over ambitious individual, he is also an over emotional and irrational human being.
Oedipus is a transcendent hero as he faces a downfall due to his flaw, but ultimately learns a knowledge about his quest. Oedipus is born with a mournful fate: a son who would kill his father and later prophecy said that he would also marry his mother. Oedipus’s flaw is a hubris as he is too prideful for his fortune. His downfall is when he realizes that he has completed the prophecies that he thought he has destroyed and gouges his eyes out. His realization is that he unknowingly completed his prophecies.
“I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions” by Augusten Burroughs. Death of a salesman is written by Arthur Miller, The play is about this man named Willy who has a really big tragic flaw and tries to make his sons the same way that he is which is him being insecure. Willy’s tragic flaw makes himself insecure and wants his sons’ to listen to him meanwhile he’s going crazy. Willy’s intensity is demonstrated in his prideful behavior. Claims that he is “vital” in the New England when in reality he is not a good salesman (4).