So because of this you can see why respect and loyalty as so closely linked. Because Aeneas does lead from the front, because he is out in the fight, because he does take personal risks in order to protect his men there is a strong since of loyalty between him and the men that accompany him to Italy. We can see this when Aeneas continues to fight through the hardships he faces on his journey. Not only is he fighting because of his loyalty to his men, he is also fighting because he is loyal to his father and the Gods. Again this is an attribute that most successful leaders throughout history have mastered.
Loyalty is a factor in Wiglaf and Beowulf’s friendship as well as it is in gangs in modern day society. Loyalty is expressed in Beowulf by Wiglaf’s unquestionable desire to do anything that was required of him to remain devoted to Beowulf. Wiglaf states in Beowulf, “I’d rather burn myself than see flames swirling around my Lord” (44). His loyalty was stronger than his trepidation.
The Bonanno family had a hierarchal structure, with Sonny Red as boss and Sonny Black as captain. When Sonny Red was promoted, this boosted his self-esteem and he felt very powerful. Throughout the film, Pistone moves along with the gang and he feels a sense of belonging. His wife and fellow FBI agents warn him to stop the investigation, but Pistone refused to quit. Pistone feels that he is officially one of them and considers himself to be a member of the family.
As a villain, Troy Maxson exhibits characters that display him using his failing flaw as being stubborn and egocentric. Fences is a play written by August Wilson whose setting can be traced back to the middle of the 20th century (Weber). The central theme addressed in this play is a life of a man who is faced with discrimination and failures. In the play, Troy is a black man in his early fifties and he exhibits traits that paint him both as a villain and a hero. The way he talks and behaves creates a picture in people’s minds that he is a cruel and challenging person to relate with, but he also has good and admirable character and sense of humor.
Strength, lack of emotion, aggression, and confidence are some of the traits society has assigned to men. The play A Streetcar Named Desire uses its lead character to support and portray these traits. The play takes place in the late 1940’s, a time when men and masculinity played a significant role in both households and society. Stanley Kowalski, the leading male, displays the timely masculine qualities while also showing what affect masculinity can have on those around him. Stanley is strong willed and very opinionated, allowing him to treat both men and women in a disrespectful way.
George is an extremely complex protagonist; Steinbeck’s unique style and vulgar diction throughout the first chapter convolutes the reader’s feelings about George. George’s persona rapidly changes from one extreme to the other. On one hand, George appears abusive towards Lenny and repeatedly calls him a “crazy bastard” and a “crazy son of a bitch”, but George also claims that he would “go nuts” without Lenny and that he was “jus’ foolin’’ when he uttered all the cutting remarks (Steinbeck 4-13). George’s comments fully illustrate his ambivalence towards Lenny. The reader is unsure of George because George himself is uncertain of his feelings towards Lenny.
Massa Tom Lea represents all the beliefs and values of the Rational Era because he finds truth through reason, importance through his individual self, and he believed that the idea of Patriotism grows over time. Massa Tom Lea is obviously the Devil in disguise. A rapist slave-owner who didn 't care about anyone but himself. I guess thats all that was around back in the day with most white slave-owners. He valued importance in his individual self and whoever worked for him got nothing but bad treatments.
The “Sign in My Father’s Hands” by Martin Espada conveys the feeling of being treated as a criminal for doing the right thing. Similarly, “Naturalization” by Jenny Xie is the story of a family who recently immigrated to America going through gauntlet of assimilation. In this paper I am going to analyze, discuss, compare and contrast the authors attitudes towards their parents according to perseverance paternalism and passivity with society. In Martin Espada’s “The Sign in My Father’s Hands” the central theme to the poem is social justice. His father is fighting for equal employment opportunities.
In the story Just lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez, a rebel barber is visited by the captain of the opposing side for a shave. The barber is faced with a difficult decision of helping the rebels and killing the captain which will ultimately help the rebels or, sparing the captain and facing whatever consequences may follow. During this time, we see that the barber from Just Lather, That's All is a man who takes pride in his work, is a brave man and deep down, is a good person. First of all, the barber is a man who takes great pride in his work. When deciding wether or not to kill the captain, the barber is too proud of how work as a barber to kill the captain.
If you’re looking for an inspiring book, “The Color of Water”, by James McBride is the book for you, because it shows the true struggles of immigrants and black people in America in the 20th century. The story is a split plot which shows the life story of Ruth McBride and her son James McBride. James McBride is son to his Polish Jewish Immigrant mother named Ruth and his biological black father, Andrew Dennis McBride. James’ father died of lung cancer while Ruth was pregnant with him, but James’ biological father is relevant to the story because in Ruth’s timeline he plays an important role of helping her start off her life in New York City. At the beginning of reading the book I got confused, but towards the end of the book I realized that