Les Miserables, a movie produced by Columbia Pictures and written by Victor Hugo, stars Liam Neeson, and Geoffrey Rush. During this movie and throughout the book the antagonist, Valjean, appears as a caring, and selfless man, who loves others and puts them first. Valjean wasn’t always an outstanding man. During his life, Valjean withstood many hardships and difficulties, putting his morals to the test. Liam Neeson does a great job showing the passion of Valjean for Cosette, Fantine, his work, and for others.
It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour. First, John Proctor shows his goodness, by refusing the physical advances of Abigail, who wishes to continue their love affair.
Is John Proctor the man who has it all figured out? No John may seem like he is the man that is figured out, but when dug deeper that is not the case. Proctor in the book The Crucible plays the tragic hero, an honest, upright, and blunt speaker, he is a good man, but has a secret. Proctor shows him finding self-discoveries about himself, like how much he loves his wife, self-respect, and peace with himself. John Proctor loves his wife, this we already know but Proctor learned how much he loved her and what he was willing to do as mentioned in the play.
In the script Twelfth Night by Shakespeare one of the characters named Antonio is seen as a very kind, loyal and generous man. The first sign of this is when Antonio says “The gentleness of all the gods go with thee! I have many enemies in Orsino’s court, else would I very shortly see thee there. But, come what may, I do adore thee so that danger shall seem sport, and I will go.” (Act 2, Scene 1, Line 40). He’s saying that he hopes for the best for Sebastian and because he has so many enemies in Orsino’s court he’s not able to go with him.
Emma Arent Mrs. Aumann Honors English 9 Block 3BC 5 February 2017 The Great Man Odysseus When looking up the definition of a “good guy” you find the description being a morally correct person or character : a hero. In the book The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles, the main character Odysseus can be described as “good guy”. When Odysseus sets out from his home, Ithaca to fight in a long war, he is faced with many problems that lead him to fighting for himself by occasionally being violent to protect himself. The issue with this is that some readers get the idea that he is just violent, which makes him a bad man. Although Odysseus can be violent sometimes, he is a good man because he is a good husband, he always looks out for his crew and is kind to everyone he meets on his journey Despite some violent actions Odysseus does, he is a good man because he was a very good husband
In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, there are many different important conflicts throughout the story. These conflicts are brought upon by the recurring motifs, such as redemption and loyalty. The different dissensions support the ideas of characterization by how they react to the sudden adversity in their lives. Amir attempts to redeem himself through Hassan’s son, Sohrab, by saving him and giving him a better life. Further developing the meaning of the story, connoting the mental struggle and the way priorities change over time, keeping readers mindful of the motifs and how they impact each character.
Hamlet and Agamemnon are both extraordinary plays that deal with big themes, such as; Love, Loss, Pride, the abuse of power, and distraught relationships between men and Gods. The protagonists, Hamlet and Agamemnon, are both of high status, and both commit terrible crimes without realizing their arrogance or foolishness. Hamlet is more tragic than Agamemnon for various reasons including, the nobility and bravery, multiple deaths, and honorable military service in Hamlet. Hamlet is good, kind, noble and loved by the Danish people in his role as price of Denmark. Unfortunately his dear, beloved father died.
Oedipus is a wise man who became the king of Thebes, and was destined to free his city of the plague that had fallen upon them. He cared a lot for his people, through his compassion and pity, and felt one of the most notorious things a man could could do would be to help those in need so long as he has the willpower to do so (Sophocles, Oedipus the King). Oedipus is willing to do whatever it takes to bring an end to the plague, he acts quickly by sending out his brother-in-law and two messengers to find the murderer of Laius to end the plague. Oedipus is seen almost as a redeemer, he is told by the priest, “raise up our city, save it, and set it straight (Sophocles, Oedipus the King, line 52).” Unfortunately, Oedipus’s quest to save his people lead to his doomed fate. His fate was that one day, he would marry his own mother with whom he would have children, and that his very own hands would be the hands that kill his father.
‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is an eminently beautiful yet tragic poem centred around the theme of a forbidden love between two people, and the many obstacles that they overcome in order to be together. At the same time the poem relates back to a man’s undying love for his wife in which even death is unable to hinder. From the beginning of the poem, I realized Poe to be an articulate person who has a beautiful way with words, as he describes the origin of his love story between himself and Annabel Lee. This was shown in Stanza 1 where I identified him to be a kind and doting person, as he continues to talk about a maiden from the kingdom by the sea whom only wished to love and be loved by Poe. As this was written by Poe and shown from