Because of Odysseus’s sharp intellect, cunningness, and with the help from the gods, he finishes the heroes’ journey. Odysseus’s main flaw in The Odyssey is his pride and not being able to control his crew. Test, allies, and enemies happen when Odysseus blinds Polyphemus who is the son of Poseidon. When Odysseus and his crew first found Polyphemus’s cave they could’ve just stolen food or left but instead Odysseus wanted to stay and receive a gift. After his men and him escapes unnecessarily losing two men in the process, Odysseus taunts Polyphemus which leads to him saying “ Hear me Poseidon, sustainer of the earth, god of sable locks.
On the island, the boys do not have the benefit of civilization, so they revert to human nature and instinct for survival. Even though Simon warns them about the evil inside them, their actions still reflect their inherently bad human nature. As the time on the island goes by, the boys kill Simon and Piggy, along with a mother pig, and a well-timed rescue is all that prevents Ralph’s death. Even if people can act good, there is still greed, selfishness, and evil within everyone. It is only through the influence of civil society that the worst of human nature is kept in
It was easy to blame Tituba, since not only was she a slave, but the mysteries of her culture would come to make it seem easy and that she was to blame. Abby cracks, screeching out, "Tituba! Tituba made me do it!" Abby was afraid of getting in trouble for the dancing and spell-casting, so she blames Tituba for doing it. Now, everyone in the room turns on Tituba.
However, it takes Janie three marriages to finally experience true love. With each marriage, Janie grows more self-aware and realizes what her true desires are. She wants to be with a man who makes her happy, but also treats her with the respect and dignity she deserves. In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie’s independence grows as she yearns for true love through her three marriages. Janie’s willingness to do what others ask, leads to her being pressured into marriage at sixteen years old by her grandmother.
He would be only happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where would we be?’” (18). Despite the fact that these are Squealer’s words, Napoleon is influencing and deforming what Squealer is saying. Napoleon and the other pigs believe the animals are so dumb they cannot make their own decisions and know to follow Napoleon , but they also know the animals may be just smart enough to figure out that what Napoleon is doing and how he is running Animal Farm might not be for the greater good, but for his own benefit. In addition, it is stated “Like all of Napoleon’s speeches, it was short and to the point.
The boys went from proper British boys to young savages that would kill someone for their own amusement and fun. At the beginning of Lord of the Flies, Jack was very nice and even wanted to have many rules to keep peace and order on the island. But by the end of the book, peace and order didn’t matter because all Jack cared about was hunting and becoming the leader over Ralph. Every boy on the island changed, but the most dramatic change was Ralphs because at the start, he was very confident and had control of the boys, but as time goes on he lost any authority he had. Ralph lost his power because even he changed into a savage, but unlike the rest of the boys, he knew what he did was wrong and decided to stop doing wrong and focus on getting off the island.
She was saying that if Melinda started to believe the rumors than she would end up getting it also. “She rinses the soap from the shirt. ‘He has such a reputation. He’s only after one thing, and if you believe the rumors, he’ll get it, no matter what.’ She wrings the water out of the shirt”(175). Not to mention, Ivy believes what Melinda said about Andy Evans and how he raped her over the summer unlike Rachel.
The connection I chose to make was when the evil queen tricked Edmund into believing that she was good. I chose to connect this to again the bible because in the bible the devil is very evil but tricks people into thinking that he is good. This helped me understand the book better because I was able to imagine more clearly the snow queen being the devil and tricking Edmund into believing that she is good and then telling to so tell his sibling that she is good. The connection I chose to make was when Susan and Peter went to the professor to go tell him about Lucy. I chose to connect this to myself because often times when I am unsure I usually go ask someone for a second opinion of what they think.
He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother. He is not helping Doodle out of compassion but because it is more convenient in the long run. However he can not abandoned Doodle quick enough when Doodle fails his expectations. Ambition can be valuable but ambition is most valuable in the face of adversity. If the narrator had handled his disappointment in Doodle with poise his brother would not be dead.
However, Telemachus’s character interests me more which is why he is also my favorite character. Telemachus’s character is interesting because his character development is impressive and his personality is unique, unlike all the other characters. Being a young boy and not seeing your father for 20 years is probably really harsh. At the palace, the suitors are feasting every day without acknowledging Telemachus. Penelope, Telemachus’s mother, hardly comes out of her bedchamber.