They both express foolish qualities throughout the stories, but underneath their foolishness is a hidden wisdom, which resolve the conflict of the story. Both Alan’s and Jenko’s actions appear ambiguous, sometimes more detrimental than helpful. While their foolishness never seems to assist anyone in the story, their actions actually become the vehicle for which their stories can move forward. In Alan’s case, he accesses one of his major flaws was cheating in gambling. This garner negative attitudes from the other characters during the beginning of the story, but his flaw becomes a necessary component for obtaining the money to free Doug.
Then, they go on a journey of self realization to improve their insight and morals. This makes Roark an unrealistic man because he starts out with that self realization, he doesn't need to have some sort of epiphany to find his morals.Throughout The Fountainhead, one main theme is Howard Roark’s exceptional moral and practical qualities. But these exceptional qualities are not something he gains throughout the book, these qualities were already present. His lack of flawed character causes him to seem surreal. A man does not realistically have perfect morals and intelligence, no one is that pure.
Even though Nick might not be very productive, he is an admirable person in the fact that he stays out of the way by doing absolutely nothing. Within in “The Great Gatsby”, everything that is done is bad. Every move that characters make eventually come back to haunt them. This is the point of the novel. To take the least of the evil within the group of characters, Nick again proves to be the most admirable.
They are unsheltered from the mayhem of materials and think that materials and physical comfort are more important than spiritual values. In the poorer side of society, it is just black and white, as they have not been exposed to the materialistic mayhem, like in
Scout then realizes that he was a nice man and all the things said about him were not true. Scout’s friendliness helped her to see people for who they really are. This was really important during this time because of all the racism and judgment going on. Scouts intelligence, innocence, and friendliness shaped her view of the events in To Kill a Mockingbird. Just because someone is intelligent doesn’t mean that they will always be respected.
Chappie faced many disappointments during his life, and yet he was still able to continue hoping that things would get better. This ability to hope for better redeems Chappie in the eyes of the reader. It is important to have this quality as Chappie starts off as a very unsympathetic character, but with his ability to continue moving forward, the reader is able to do the same with the character. The issue with categorizing Chappie as an anti-hero lies in the fact that he does not do anything that would make him a hero instead of the protagonist that he is. He isn't working for any goal or ideal at any point in the story.
His only goal was to be kind and helpful. Tom, misjudged and misunderstood because of nothing he did which later lead to his death. Tom remains accused of harming Mayella but clearly, this is proven in the story as impossible since Tom is disabled. This is the conclusive act of courage found in this novel.
In sealand people are very forgiving of of the sins the people make and they do not care about deformities that some people might have. However the people of waknuk are not as forgiving. Especially Joseph Storm who is david's father, who beats david when he said “I could managed it all right by myself if I’d had another hand” (26). After this statement had been said Joseph had beaten david very badly. On the other hand the people from the fringes are not forgiving of the people from waknuk because they were outcast from there.
His appearance comes off as frightening but is soon shown to be mentally disabled, giving off a wave of innocence. After George again took a mouse from Lennie, George “ heard Lennie’s whimpering cry … Lennie’s lip quivered and tears started in his eyes” (Steinbeck 9-10). Lennie is incapable of having his mental standing ever match his physical. He is almost child like with George taking care of him. Throughout the novel George views Lennie as a burden while Lennie views him as a loyal friend to which he reciprocates this loyalty.
I am in agreement with Krakauer on the fact that Chris McCandless was not a sociopath because he was intelligent, socialized very well, and was able to take care of himself, but he did have his flaws. Being able to be independent, his achievements and his friends all prove the “outcast bush causality” stereotype wrong. Since Chris was a human, he did have his faults. In some cases they were extreme, but they were rooted from an anger that makes it hard to label as “sociopath”. In the end, however, his stubbornness and tendency to dream big left him for dead.