If he gets knocked down he gets back up. However, he carries great guilt on him for leaving his family. He also feels guilty for putting the Hubermann’s in danger, but one must do such sacrifices to survive and only hope it will be all over soon. The Book Thief focuses on humans. It clearly shows we are not perfect.
That image remained in his mind and tortured him mentally until his very last second of life. Just like he described in book, “The pains in my body are terrible, but worse still is my conscious, It never ceases to remind me of the burning house and the family that jumped from the window” (Wiesenthal 53). This scene engraved in his mind deeply since he felt guilty toward the family which broke him down mentally and making him unable to move, led to his injury. If he did not truly regret to his fault, this scene would not remain in
The last thing Oedipus wanted to consider was him being the man in the prophecy, but in this moment it was confirmed. He is appalled that so many people knew for so long yet he was blindsided by his acts of hubris. He is horrified by the fact that he actually murdered his own father and wed his mother. Oedipus felt so outraged and disgusted he had no other choice but to perform self
Amir thought Hassan as “the lamp he had to slay.” on the contrary, his guilt is relentless, and he recognizes his selfishness abates his happiness. “I almost told her how I’d betrayed Hassan, lie, driven him out, and destroyed a forty year relationship between Baba and Ali. But I didn’t.” Amir has listed the things that he done, which made his shameful and guilty sentiments, compare to younger Amir, the older Amir realizes how dire the consequence of his action before and understands his cowardice and he feels regret. Still, he does not have the courage
At Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross grange, Heathcliff does not fit in. Since he was taken in as a young boy by Mr. Earnshaw, he has been alienated and treated unjustly by almost everyone. One of the characters that resented Heathcliff from the beginning was Hindley. Hindley treated Heathcliff with no respect and constantly degraded him, “He [Hindley] has been blaming our father for treating Heathcliff too liberally; and swears he will reduce him to his right place” (Brontë 30). After some time of being ridiculed by his so called “brother,” Heathcliff seeks justice for himself by taking revenge on Hindley and plotting to ruin his life, “I’m trying to settle how I shall pay Hindley back.
This is because I perceived Scrooge to be a selfish man and, thus, expected him to be cold, tough, and emotionless, too. However, Scrooge shows emotion by expressing anxiety regarding his fate in his afterlife, defying my past assumption. In addition, I did not expect someone like Marley to have so much of an influence on Scrooge’s reactions. However, after reading the entire book, I came to the conclusion that it should be expected that Marley affects Scrooge as much as he does in this passage, since Marley is once Scrooge’s business partner for a long period of time. Moreover, this quote caught my attention for its depiction of the first time Scrooge shows awareness of his poor choices in life through observing the consequences of Marley’s actions, which defies my personal belief that people cannot see the wrong in themselves.We can all learn from Scrooge’s first glimpses of change that it is possible to alter oneself for the better and, thus, we should never give up while trying to accomplish
Initially, Agamemnon fights very well but tragedy soon follows as all the major fighters except Ajax are found wounded. As he is wounded, Agamemnon in Book 14 once again is paralysed by the burden of leadership. He lays out a plan for retreat as he fears that Hector’s forces will prevail and also fears that the defeat of the Achaean army would be his fault (Homer,2003, Book 14,76-82, 241). During periods of depression and discouragement, Agamemnon makes wrong decisions, and is sometimes unfair. His impulse to preserve the life of his men shows that he takes his responsibility seriously.
Tom Buchanan certainly is to an extent hated not only by readers as he is sexist, racist and arrogant, but also by the other characters. Even though Nick Carraway – the narrator – is Daisy’s cousin and Tom used to be his college mate, he always throws hints to the readers portraying the disgust that he feels for his beloved cousin’s husband. Carraway always, from beginning to end of The Great Gatsby, coveys Tom through the use of bleak imagery, such as when he presents him as the owner of “a cruel body.” Through this specific personification, Fitzgerald may be intending to depict how every single part of Buchanan’s body presents evilness and perhaps, may epitomize him as if he were a monster. This sense that this character is even hated by a member of his inner circle, by one of his close friends may be evidential support of this hate that most characters feel towards Buchanan, and this happens to most villains stereotypically. Conceivably, this hypocritical relationship between Tom and Nick may be used by Fitzgerald to generate criticism to the contemporary lack of social values and this idea of social decay that prevailed in the 1920s.
I wanted to say, Look at Erik’s face, Dad. That’s what he really looks like.” (Bloor, 281) The consequence of the choice had a negative impact on Paul because everyone found out who the burglars are. This affected Paul in a negative way because people referred to him as Erik Fisher’s brother, so people thought he was as bad as his brother, so he couldn’t make new
He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back. We could see, from this point, The warrior and Duncan’s “worthiest cousin” (1.4.15) is so terrified by his own action that a sound would scare him. While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance.
However, Holden gets upset and starts talking poorly of him once he hears this, and later excuses himself with a lie he made up to leave, showing both his self-defence mechanism and his skepticism towards people he liked. Also, when Holden wakes up to Mr. Antolini patting him on the forehead in the middle of the night, he tells us of similar “perverty” stuff that happened to him multiple times as a child. Therefore, he clearly struggles to trust anyone he both meets and knows, which shows his insecurity and skepticism of others. Another instance of this is Holden’s relationship with D.B. Although Holden says that they were once close, he now considers D.B.
Majority of humans cannot escape the inevitable feeling of guilt after being responsible for causing something terrible. It is often too late for a person to fix their mistakes, leaving an everlasting effect on society. An individual 's morals create regret often called a guilty conscience. In the The Devil and Tom Walker, Tom sees the damage he has caused to the people in his community and attempts to fix his sins, "he began to feel anxious about those of the next and became a violent churchgoer" (Irving 330). By doing this Irving shows that Tom realizing his mistakes and is attempting to clear his conscience.
The conversations between Oedipus and Creon displays Oedipus’s tragic flaw. His overall tragic flaw is his curiosity. “For whom, if he did not meet with you, did he say that the death of Laius was my work?” This was asked by Oedipus to Creon. He is making a mistake by asking this. Jocasta exclaims, “You now, free yourself from these matters…” She was telling Oedipus that his curiosity was going to cause a mess.