Because I refuse to erase a man’s lifetime? I tell you Brady had the same right as Cates: the right to be wrong” (Lawrence and Lee 114). Henry respects and believes about the fact that Matthew has the right to be wrong and that no one should judge him for his beliefs. Also, when Henry is informed that Matthew dies, he says, “ I can’t imagine the world without Matthew Harrison Brady.” (Lawrence and Lee 111) and “There was much greatness in this man” (Lawrence and Lee 112), this shows that Henry has the utmost respect for Matthew even when Matthew is his opponent. Furthermore, Henry is a man of dignity even for the people of his opposition and is not hesitant to show it.
If he punished Douglass it would be a confession of his failure to break a slave, his reputation would be ruined. The reluctance to discipline Frederick enhanced his confidence and resulted in him declaring to himself that he would not be discriminated against from this point on, “I did not hesitate to let it known of me, that the white man who expected to succeed in whipping, must also succeed in killing me” (83). If literature made him aware of his worth and position in the world, fighting back was his way of taking action and proclaiming that enough is
It is supported in the case of the interview. Creon declares that he cannot speak more than what he knows (751). It is an act that does not only signify him as an honest man but also indicates that he would not want to misguide the king since he was loyal. He identifies himself as a person who does not dwell on speculation or conjectures. Also, his loyalty to Oedipus is evident when it is realized that it is him who had killed the king.
In many ways, John Proctor is seen as a ‘tragic hero’, he is portrayed as a man with definite great values which he has flawed. Proctor isn’t initially seen as truly moral character, his adultery and redundancy to completely dismiss his religious beliefs and rites prove otherwise. His beliefs are dismissed due to the immortality Abigail displays in her characterisation that effectively rubs off on him. John chooses to be immoral, but he himself knows the difference between right and wrong, and his conscious still plays a big role in the decisions he makes, unlike with Abigail. Throughout his characterisation, John Proctor is seen as a man of integrity, despite his immoral actions.
Diaz attempts to convince the readers that Montezuma is living comfortably in captivity with no resentment towards the Spanish. Nevertheless, multiple incidences during his captivity suggest otherwise. The guards are often disrespectful to Montezuma; he took away his men and was made to watch them burn alive, which is the worst possible death according to the natives. As a political leader, Montezuma had authority and leadership; not only his people supported him, but the Spanish was impressed by his generosity and wealth. An example of the guidance from his people was the translator, Dona Marina.
It is not my soul, John, it is yours. Only be sure of this, for I know it now: Whatever you will do, it is a good man does it” (Miller, 136-137). Elizabeth has most faith in John’s capabilities of being a good man and so gains his love even more by forgiving him when she describes him nothing but good, and also tries persuading him to forgive himself. This is a form of reality anxiety, Elizabeth forgives John and tries her best helping him forgive himself, since she sees herself as a cold wife and fears she could be the reason why John is getting executed. Overall, Abigail and Elizabeth have different ways of achieving love; however, both are able to achieve John’s love through their own ways.
He is selfless when it comes to risking his own life for people he may not know, such as any hero should. Beowulf represents the population of Herat as a whole. He wears his heart on his sleeve to prove to people that he is a hero. He puts his all into everything he does, in result, he is rewarded for his services with the label of a remarkable
Just take a moment, my good men and think about this. Why would he commit such an act that, as you know, would run the risk of the honor of him and his family being stripped from him, his family's lives threatened, the name of Brutus to go down in history with shame, if there was not such an honorable, necessary and worthy cause? Brutus's heart truly lies with the people of Rome. He is merciful, intelligent, perceptive and willing to do what's right, all of which are vital traits for one who is to replace the great Caesar and bring righteousness and honor back to this great nation. Even the great Caesar recognized Brutus’s greatness as he held Caesar in unimaginable high regards.
Brutus spoke of Caesar as his friend who was too ambitious for his own good, while Antony questioned Brutus' words and made everyone else consider his words too. Brutus explains "As Caesar loved me, I weep for him." Brutus still considered Caesar a friend and is distraught by his death. But he also knew Caesar was too powerful for his own good and could only be stopped by one way. In Antony's speech, he exclaims "He was my friend, faithful and just to me."
This being said it seems that honour is the differentiating category in becoming an ideal man. The actions of the monsters, especially Grendel can be seen as hugely shameful in the aristocratic ideal of masculinity, but after his actions his mother still defends him. For this reason I do not think that the ideals of masculinity are the same for both the aristocratic society as for others. Although both sides struggle with these ideals, it is the aristocratic side that truly try to become that ideal of masculinity. The ideals of aristocratic masculinity mean for the men to be brave, loyal and honourable.
These came in the form of the stories that Lightfang would tell. Typically, anything that passed through Lightfang’s maw meant trouble, but these were different. These stories weren’t about a drunken sailor fighting off crabs for ale, but rather of heroic humans protecting the weak and earning the praise of his peers, which was unheard of Jag’s hectic life. Slowly these stories shaped Jag, and when the time finally came that the Captain passed away, Jag knew what he wanted to do with his life. He would become a
Huck could have easily realized that he was breaking the law and given Jim to the men on the spot. However, at this moment Huck realizes that Jim is much more than a slave or property to him, Huck realizes Jim is his friend. This is a monumental step for Huck, and a sign towards growth in his character. Another example of Huck’s growth can be seen after Huck plays a prank on Jim. Jim is clearly upset, and Huck quickly understands that what he has done was wrong, even stating that Jim is his friend.
In Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, Brutus, is noble. Even though at times Brutus makes poor decisions in the moment, he still tries his best to consider the good of Rome and the people living there when making all of them. Brutus has honesty, decency, a good sense of morality of what is right and wrong therefore he is righteous. He believes that honor is the most important characteristic a man can have. In act one, scene two not only does Brutus tell Cassius that he is at war with himself it also says “If it be aught toward the general good, Set honor in one eye and death I the other And I will look on both indifferently.