Argumentative essay “THE SCARLET IBIS.” “There are two kinds of pride both good and bad ‘good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect ’bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks conceit and arrogance." John C. Maxwell a contemporary author and inspirational speaker enlightens the reader with his profound view about pride this life coach inspires individuals to be aware of the two faces of pride both good and bad. Pride can be a good and bad thing to possess therefore, pride is an unattractive thing to possess as a human because you can hurt family and friends and hurt yourself, and hurt relationships close to you.
Pride (noun): a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. To achieve feelings of pride is a commonly sought human desire, and has been for centuries. Often, people will go to great lengths to achieve this feeling, whether it is through admiration from others, or through their own accomplishments. Pride, being a common human trait, is also present in multiple character archetypes across literature. The epic poem, “The Odyssey”, by Greek author Homer tells the tale of the great king of Ithaca, Odysseus, and his journey to his homeland after the Trojan War.
Pride Pride is a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. The word pride both positive and negative meanings that can be seen throughout history. The usage of the word pride gives it a negative cynical connotation, describing people as vain, arrogant or belittling other people. An example of this could be when someone famous thanks “all the little people” as seen as in movies and TV as a joke.
In the essays “Pride” by Dagoberto Gilb and “Pride and Humility” by Thomas A. Tarrants, III, D.Min., The authors discuss the same topic but they have a different conclusion. In “Pride,” Gilb conclude that we are all shaped by a strong sense of pride, so we should still be proud of ourself. However, in “Pride and Humility,” Tarrants conclude that pride is basically a sin and it’s the devil’s most effective and destructive tool. Although both authors addressed the same topic in their essay writing and both use their methods to explore the forms of pride, they do so by using viewpoints and different attitudes toward pride.
Introduction: The story is about the Pride and Prejudice. The center of the story is focusing in Bennet’s family particularly Elizabeth. There’s a man that have a large fortune its Mr. Bingley and Mrs. Bennet sees a potential to marry one of their daughters and its Jane. Darcy is near friend of Mr. Bingley and he got admired in Elizabeth.
The novel Watership Down is a book about finding home. Home is a tough subject to tackle. What is home? How does one make home? In the book, home is where the people you care about are.
Losing Doodle “It's okay to lose your pride over someone you love. Don't lose someone you love over your pride. ”(Unknown) Pride is a powerful thing. It can kill and raise up, it can keep you from admitting your wrong.
Obsession is caused by numerous things. Once obsession has it’s grip on someone, it’s likely to never let go, consuming that person’s every thought, every action, and, possibly, entire life. Captain Ahab, the main character from the movie, Moby Dick, is a clear victim of obsession. He seeks the harshest revenge on a great, white whale called Moby Dick. Ahab’s obsession is caused by pride which is illustrated by Starbuck’s thoughts of murdering Ahab, the many difficulties of the crew, and countless deaths.
There is a time in every person’s experience when he or she arrives at the stance where arrogance converts to ignorance. Indeed, excessive pride preys on the common individual: the young mother who takes her child to school everyday, the baker who sells his artisan breads at the market, and the violinist who also plays soccer for her school’s team. When Pride triumphs, the afflicted turn a blind eye to people, places, and ideas that fail to conform to their personal values and expectations. Even in a century of globalization, the afflicted may still turn a blind eye to others, refusing to accept or appreciate the traditions and heritages of their neighbors. This calls for cultural sensitivity.
Do you remember in primary school being taught about the simple characteristics of people and places? Do you remember how you never understood them until you grew older? Exactly, the importance of one’s characteristics is never actually understood until you grow older. Each person has his or her own unique attributes. On a day-to-day basis we encounter people who possess the attributes of greed or pride.
C. S. Lewis presents remarkable ways that different topics and arguments can coincide with each other and make complete connections with the purpose of his book Mere Christianity. After reading Mere Christianity it became apparent that his use of rhetorical devices is unlike any other. He has the ability to portray his arguments in a way that his readers could understand. This quality is quite impressive and every writer, who is trying to persuade, can definitely look upon his work to see a glimpse of what great persuasive piece of writing looks like. SUMMARY
“through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves, but deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune” this dictum said by derrick bell, professor of law talks about how the pride impact our life and how it leads us make the wrong decision. the “scarlet ibis” by james hurst tells us a tragedy same with this sentence----every plot in the story is leaded by that. although there are lots of theme in the story, I still think the central theme of the story is pride. To beginning with, overall the story we could discover that the author only considers for himself, although he tries hard to help his brother to do the normal things which a healthy boy could do, and even he success, the result is still being as an appendage of what he dreams