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. So in conclusion Johnny Cade is the hero of The Outsiders because he died because he went into a burning building to save the
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.” (Tellez 2). Although the Barber knows it would be quite simple and effortless to kill the Captain, he lets his true morals become a deciding factor, ultimately deciding not to kill the captain.
Yet I refused. I wished to see the caveman, what he had to offer-.” (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.
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,
This is because Amir is the main reason Hassan got raped and if he had got someone’s help to rescue him, then Hassan would have never been assaulted in the first place. 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
He lost all hope that he previously had in Atticus and the justice system.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.
“You are a dead man if I have to ask you again.”(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.