When he hears the story of how the king, Laius, was terribly murdered, Oedipus wants to get to the bottom of the story and find the person who is guilty. He never considers himself a suspect, even though he knows he murdered a man not very long ago. When Oedipus is confronted by Tiresias about the murder of Laius, he is shocked and appalled that someone would say such a thing about him. This shows that Oedipus cannot look inside himself to find the truth, and he does not want to know the truth about himself. After people accuse about Oedipus committing the murders, he is determined to find out the truth no matter what it takes.
Probably because he was a hood, he killed a young boy, and he stole from convenience stores. But even though he may have done those things at the beginning of the story by the end he regretted all of it and wished he had more time to go back and fix it and be a better person. To be a hero you must be able to be brave even if you’re facing danger straight in the face. You must also be willing to make sacrifice even if you’re sure you’ll die.
To defend his manhood, Macbeth’s greed and desire to be king causes him to not carefully consider the outcomes of his actions. Furthermore, in Tellez’s short story, the Barber cautiously thinks about the outcomes of killing Captain Torres and what will become of his reputation. Questioning himself, he states “Murderer or hero?... You came to me for a shave… I don’t want blood on my hands.”
(Book IX. ll, 242-250). Odysseus makes the decision to stay and explore what the island has to offer for himself, and this turns out to be a horrible leadership decision on Odysseus’s part because it results in the loss of several of his men. Odysseus allowed his ego and his pride to get in the way of his clear mind to make a careful decision. Like Everett in O Brother
The hero commits or fails to commit actions that hurt other people. These are characters with moral flaws, and the stories drive toward the moment when the hero uncovers his or her moral blindness. While Ransom Stoddard is depicted as a coward, he attempts to face this in the duel against Liberty Valance. While this would have been the moment Stoddard faces this flaw, it ends up being taken away from him with the help of his “partner in crime” Tom Doniphan. Indeed, Stoddard would have most likely died in that duel if it weren’t for Doniphan’s’ help, Stoddard still ended up being the coward he always was, and ends up being rewarded for it as being elected as the towns representative in Washington,
However, Amir’s selfish ambition of proving his worth to this dad resisted his urge to try to help Hassan as he wants to able to take the kite home safely. Moreover, Amir presumes that his betrayal towards Hassan is like a curse in his life since he will not be able to forgive himself for this deception or free himself from the guilt that has taken over his
The invisible man was convicted of a crime he did not commit and feared his life as an objective to rape. Atticus promises Tom an appeal, but Tom could not see how the court would decide any different. A short time later, when Atticus delivers the news that Tom had tried to escape prison and while in the midst of climbing the towering barbed wire fence, was shot and killed he gives context to the situation when saying “I guess Tom was tired of white men’s chances and preferred to take his own”(235-236). Atticus tries to control a circumstance which is uncontrollable and with this, he was hopeless in himself and Maycomb. He uses his vast knowledge of the justice system and faith in the Judge to let the town have an ounce of control.
Not only is being stranded on an island extremely stressful, it also can affect one's attitude and judgement. Of course Jack was deemed as the “bad guy” throughout Lord of the Flies, but in no way does this mean he was born evil. I think one reason why he began to act out so wildy was because of his desire to be leader being shot down. When the boys were all gathered at the meeting EVIDENCE Not only was he embarrassed, but he may have also been scared that Ralph’s ideas may not keep them alive and safe. Instead, he resorted to hunting to ensure that he would never go without a
He had to find out who was lying and who was telling the truth. Also he had be careful in blaming others because he did not want to offend anyone. In the end Hercule discovered that revenge was the motive for the murder of Cassetti. He let the passengers off the hook and didn 't tell the police the true story. Hercule did this because he knew that Cassetti was a bad man and did many evil things to the Armstong Family.
”(Sophocles 87) is another prime example of Oedipus’s impudence. Oedipus is very close to figuring out who the killer is, and it shows his inability to show restraint. These quotes also show that Oedipus is willing to kill in order to find out the truth. This is when the audience should question his morality and justification. He was doing whatever he wanted, and no one stopped him.
In the book of mice and men by john steinbeck killing lennie is never justified. killing lennie is not right because of the problems lennie had. not justifying george is basically letting him get away with it which is not right he needs to to be caught. george never should have killed lennie because it 's not like Lennie can handle his problems. So therefore in this situation killing should be justified.
Should the mentally challenged get another chance if they have killed someone and could do it again. No one should get another chance if they have committed a crime worthy of the death penalty. They should not get another chance because everyone is taught right from wrong and in John Steinbeck 's book Of Mice and Men Lennie Knew what he did was wrong and that is why he went to the creek where George told him to go if he ever got in trouble like he had before and he would again. George is justified in killing Lennie because he knew Lennie kill again and would never get better and their dream would never come true, it was a mercy killing and was the best thing for Lennie at that moment, and George knew Lennie would keep making the same mistakes and eventually would make one that even he could not forgive him for. That is why George is justified.
Huck leaves the boat feeling guilty for thinking of turning him in, yet he’s still convinced that he has to do it, so he goes and continues on his way. He runs into two slave catchers, who ask to check the boat, which would’ve been the easiest way for Huck to turn him in. However, Huck feels obligated to protect Jim, and convinces the slave catchers that it’s his sick father in the boat, evading the capture of Jim. In this moment, Huck starts to question the ideas of society, thinking to himself, “What’s the use you learning to do the right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain 't’ no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?” (119).
Huckleberry was truly loyal to his friend, who also happens to be a slave. It could be inferred Huckleberry has a sound heart by not letting race undermine his judgement by how needs help. Huckleberry Finn ran away at a very young age, from his father. Huckleberry Finn left on an island and where he later finds Jim, who will change him without words of encouragement. Huckleberry Finn finds Jim and learns his intentions.