It has been heard the tales of Aeneas, Gilgamesh and Odysseus, all great heroes of their day, all great leaders of their people, but just how well off would someone be if under their watch? Odysseus, in his pride, has been gifted a curse upon himself so that his journey home seemed endless and would leave no man standing when he return to Ithaca, something unwanted of from a leader, but Odysseus tries at every encounter to safeguard his men. In the many times of hardship that Odysseus faces he does show concern for his men, he drags those whom have eaten the lotus fruit that would refuse to return home. When Odysseus finds himself in the cyclops Polyphemus’ cave he is quick to offer gifts to comfort the giant while his men show intentions
And he fought for the case to go for him as best as he could even though he ended up losing it still was like a victory for him because of the punishment being only a fine of 100$ (Lawrence and lee 103). Clarence Darrow is brave because as a kid his family’s house was a stop for the underground railroad (Britannica 1). He
That way he, the great athlete, would be way ahead of me”, thought Gene, as it appeared on page 53 of the book. It shows how he felt when Phineas tried to destroy what he was good at, his studies. This led to his impulse and rush of anger when they were on the tree branch. After this, Gene tried to help Phineas and felt guilty. He allowed Phineas to live in his imaginary world with a “fake war” and the sorts.
Paul Maclean knew that he had a gambling problem and aggressive tendencies, and he made the conscious choice to continue living that lifestyle. Once, on the river, Paul said he had nothing to do in Montana. “Except hunt and fish,” replied Norman. “And get into trouble,” (Paul) added (Maclean 63). This shows that Paul knew he was in trouble and was willing to admit that.
. Darry has never really gotten over not going to college” (Hinton 109). Basically, anybody would choose to finish a career over a more strenuous life of arduous occupations. Of course, Darry would have chosen college over two jobs, but because of his compassion towards the gang, he would choose them over anything. Not only did the gang prevent him from finishing his studies, but from overall becoming a high-class man; as Ponyboy had announced to the rest of his
It is self-acceptance, you admit what you lack and of course you improve it. For Macomber, impressing other people, especially his wife, is materred a lot. He even risking his own life to prove his masculinity when he hunt those wild animals, lion and buffallo. The humiliation that he felt force him to have another way to fix his mistake. A cheating wife and disrespectful hunter who guide him and the most importantly self-proving that he is a brave man are things that motivated him.
A few key aspects of Willy cause the reader to classify him as a tragic figure. For example, he started out as a young man with specific dreams, looking up to his brother, Ben, who always recounted, “When I was seventeen I walked into the jungle, and when I was twenty-one I walked out. And by God I was rich” (Miller 48). Willy’s main goal in life was to experience the American Dream as Ben did, but he never accomplished this because he became a salesman, and a poor one at that. For years, Willy lied to himself, which causes extreme psychological issues in the future.
Although he has felt confused and angry since discovering his father 's infidelity, Biff Loman does have the potential to pursue the "right" dream, if only he could resolve his inner conflict. Biff is pulled by two different dreams. One dream is his father 's world of business, sales, and capitalism. But another dream involves nature, the great outdoors and working with his hands. Biff explains to his brother both the appeal and the angst of working on a ranch.
It was normal for a man to have the most power over a household. However, Walter struggles to the role his family plays in his daily life. Because of Walter’s business failure, he was able to develop and find the harmonic balance between money and family. Walter was able to face Karl Lidner when given the choice to sell his family’s dream home in return for one thousand five hundred dollars. He confronts his greed and desire to become a wealthy businessman and realizes that he lost his only supporters throughout his journey.
In The Cog, Charles Fritch uses symbolism to show readers that life choices can cause regret in future years. The tough decisions that people make can cause the most fulfilling life or they can wake up one day miserable. James Maxwell was one who wished he had followed his dreams instead of living with a more practical life. He had a very successful life but he wasn’t doing what he had always dreamt of. He was the president of the world but by his standards, that wasn’t enough.
Today, there still lots of influences, even though roadblocks hold me back and make me do bad decision’s. During school it might be boring to do work but at the end we all learn new things. Also, many of us get lectured from our parents about a bad grade or a poor decision, but after middle school or high school the advice pays off to know about. Even though, lots of people know what they did and might be honest with the choice they made and that will help them with avoiding the roadblocks of knowing they were lying to the parent. To avoid the roadblocks is to do the right thing and make the better choice.
That was a feeling he had especially about his father. His anger toward his parents and his eagerness to go on an exciting adventure around the country were the factors why he ultimately made the decision, thus going, “Into the Wild.” Chris McCandless, with a college education, whom many considered a brilliant and intelligent individual, had not obtained street smarts. The result led him to his death
Theodore knew that his father did not like the idea of him being a scientist, and so this was a small impact on him. During college, Roosevelt fell in love with Alice Hathaway Lee, a young woman from a prominent New England banking family he met through a friend at Harvard. Alice Lee also was a very big impact throughout his education period and made it clear that she did not want Theodore to become a scientist. Most graduates would go on with the rest of