Winston is not a person someone can admire, but he does deserve sympathy and pity. His vulnerability makes him so very human. If anything is to go about, Winston is an anti-hero, but at the same time, he is nevertheless the protagonist of the story and an "Everyman" type all at the same time. Julia and Winston both believe that at first, that their minds and their hearts are inaccessible. O'Brien then shows them that they are both wrong at the end and that everything Winston did is the worst type of crime.
Even tough we see him arguing with himself and feeling disgusted, showing that he is very much humane, and his only fault being way too ambitious. That was interesting because we get the feeling that something out of the ordinary is coming up and our anticipation gets into the story straightaway. At the very end, in the beginning of Macbeth’s downfall we didn 't expect that a murderer like him would, even in defeat, display conscience and bravery. "I will not yield to kiss the ground before young Malcolm 's feet,... And damn 'd be him that first cries 'Hold, enough! '" (Line 32-39, Pg 249).
Many people will argue that it is the person who made the mistake, some people will argue that it was the person or object that led to the mistake, and some people will argue that everything happens for a reason and it was not a mistake at all. Sophocles Antigone once said, “All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.” Recently, I read Macbeth, Act I, scene I, II, and III, many arguments have been debating whether or not Macbeth's downfall was his own fault or someone else's, I believe that there are three messages that support these theories. First of all, the first message is be careful who you trust. I believe that this message is very important to the story because macbeth trusts three witches to tell him his prophecy that he will be thane of Cawdor and king after that.
Crooks hates the other men, so he gets mad at Lennie for invading his privacy. Crooks tells Lennie that he is very lucky to have George. Crooks believes that “a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody” (Steinbeck 72). He is usually by himself. Crooks soon realizes Lennie’s mental condition and takes advantage of him by saying that George will not come back from town.
Jack supports and agrees to the rules at first, but towards the end it becomes Ralph constantly reminding Jack about the rules while Jack blows them off. After simon's death, Ralph realizes that what happened was murder. (pg.172) In addition, Ralph feels guilty right up to the end of the book for Simons death. Jack however denies Simon's death, he plays it off as if Simon actually was the beast, just in disguise (pg. 177) and then completely forgets about it.
Huck underestimates Jim’s capacity to contribute to society on numerous occasions. After Huck explores the shipwreck and nearly runs into a horribly dangerous situation, Jim explains that the adventure was not the brightest idea because Huck could have been hurt. Huck ponders the situation and eventually concludes that Jim “was right; he was most always right; he had an uncommon level head, for a nigger” (65). When Huck calls Jim a “nigger” he immediately reverts Jim to a position of less than. Huck leans on the racial stereotype that black people are ignorant, and therefore should not have valued opinions.
He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel. He “stood on the verge of lunacy” (135), tortured by both himself and by Chillingworth. Even when he finally reveals his sin, he dies right after, admitting his cowardice in that he would rather die than experience public shame. He may have lived an easier life had he revealed his secret, but he was too focused on upholding his current moral righteousness that he could not bring himself to divulge his wrongdoings. His own shame was so strong that it led to
Odysseus believes that his words are final and his actions are always right and just, but he often lets his ego take over his rational thinking, causing harm to his crew and tampering with the gods’s plans. His team could have returned home safely for it is the wish of Athena and the other heavenly gods who sit next to her in Mount Olympus, but Odysseus takes it to himself to anger and blind Polyphemus, the monstrous son of Poseidon, loved by his father but hated by the people, thus sabotaging their entire plan. After being blinded by the heroine, Polyphemus throws giant pieces of rocks at Odysseus's ship, almost destroying them all at once. But instead of retreating for safety, Odysseus continues to taunt Polyphemus and “[calls] out to the cyclopes again, with [his] men hanging all over [him] begging him not to”(Book 9, 491-492). His sense of pride and arrogance makes him neglect the pleas of his men even in these dire situations.
At first, the narrator was the one causing others to feel this way, scaring Daniel Russell with its true visage before paralyzing him and summoning enough pain to kill him, only causing the narrator slight head pain and fatigue. The narrator is easily able to shrug off the pain and watch someone else suffer without blinking an eye. However, in the chapter “The violet”, the hosts, or the senior Vonnadorians commanding the narrator, cause it extreme pain because it was deviating from their original plan. The narrator saw it as a warning, to discourage it from becoming attached. In “The possibility of pain”, the narrator discovers that Gulliver is getting beat up when he comes home with bruises.
Lennie proves the better man in both senses. The defeat is thus a symbolic castration of sorts. This symbolism is reinforced when Curley's wife appears to find the big man's defeat of her husband alluring - "I like machines" (Steinbeck, 80). Getting his hand "caught in a machine" is a reasonable lie, in fact probably the only one, which allows Curley to preserve his ego. Obviously, Lennie has no clue that he is bringing about such issues in the domains of sex and violence - he can't comprehend these ideas himself.
Throughout the book you can see that they are responsible for one another and make sacrifices for one another. At one point in the story when Lennie thought that George was in danger the text reads “Suddenly Lennie’s eyes centered and drew quiet, and mad. He stood up dangerously toward crooks. ‘Who hurt George?’(72). This shows that is someone had really harmed George, he would have stuck up for him and done what he could… even if it meant he had to hurt someone himself.
It made me sick. I was just disgusted” (240). As Perry commits the immoral acts, he recognizes his actions are wrong. Although Perry continues the horrendous deed, he feels abomination towards himself and the crime he commits. Because Perry feels repugnance for his actions, his morality reveals itself and shows his true character.