Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
In The Crucible, nobody is as messed up as John Proctor. Some people in Salem are straight-up evil, others are practically saints. A few are internally conflicted and go through some changes, but they have nothing on Proctor. Throughout the whole play, he is at war with himself. Although he is ultimately a good person, he made one mistake that constantly haunts him.
According to them they don’t value us much at all. For example, Screwtape explains,”Remember always, that He really likes the little vermin, and sets an absurd value on the distinctness of every one of them.” (Lewis, pg. 65) Well they dislike us a lot and really don 't care about humans. Apparently, demons also don’t believe a thing such as love, in the way that God thinks of it at least. Screwtape says,”The reason one comes to talk as if He really had this impossible Love is our utter failure to find out that real motive.
Milton presents Satan in a very human light, showing that despite his dramatic words, his “count 'nance cast… doubt” and he has insecurities like any human (Milton 526-527). This viewpoint is very contrary to his audience’s expectations of the devil, who more often is presented as a brutish being. His journey of self-awareness begins with the realization that the only thing that makes a place horrible is mindset, and the process of making his own “Heav 'n of Hell,” and to attempt to make “a Hell of Heav 'n” fulfills the traditional role of the hero finding their true purpose and their will to fulfill it (255). The significance of Satan’s realization that he is in Hell, defeated by his adversary, does not deter him. Like Aeneas, Satan’s journey to the underworld allowed him to realize his true purpose.
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” John C. Maxwell, enlightens the reader about the faces of pride. One is beautiful and the other is ugly. This quote relates to the story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst because the narrator learns that pride isn’t always a good trait to have, it can harm the people you love.
Holden shows a lot of those three things throughout the whole book. As an example, Holden states, “I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I wish I was dead.“(Salinger 48) Holden constantly says throughout the book things that make me worry about his safety and the safety of others. At one point in the book he says, “I’d rather push a guy out of the window or chop his head off with an ax than sock him in the jaw.”(Salinger 89-90) His reasoning behind that statement his he doesn’t really like fist-fights. He says that he does not have the guts to actually punch anyone and that he is yellow, but only partly.
This quote is very straightforward and simple although we can get so much from it. For instance, this quote is conveying that Grendel hates fighting with the humans and he is suffering from it. This is because the war causes him to have so much pain with the humans. The last example that Grendel is not truly a monster is that Grendel states in the novel, “I would feel, all at once, alone and ugly, almost—as if I 'd dirtied myself—obscene.
They say that Tiresias is a “skilled prophet” (Sophocles 179) who “shatters [them] with terror” (Sophocles 179). By calling him “skilled”, the people believe in the skills of Tiresias, but shudder at the thought of his prediction that Oedipus is the killer. With regards to Tiresias prediction, they say “I can’t accept him, can’t deny him, don’t know what to say” (Sophocles 179). They recognize the skills of Tiresias, but are confused because they trust their king. This leaves them speechless.
Todd is a highly deceptive and manipulative character but he always seems honest with himself and never refuses the truth to himself. In fact, his self-honesty is what got him associated with Dussander in the first place. Yet, at the end of the story, he has definitely the worst ending of any character in Different Seasons. However, this isn’t a flaw in King’s writing. This character is made to show the effect of another character who refuses the truth.
This really shows that without a person to keep a handle on him, to give him a conscience about what he was putting himself into, he was really the only one credible for his ultimate demise. There were many people he met who tried to talk Chris out of it but since it was just him he never really listened. Shaun Callarman is just one of many people who agree with my ideas of who Chris really was. Shaun says, “I think that Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense,