He would have restless nights and would break down, all because he believed Strunk would kill him over a measly broken nose. This is not the behavior of a mentally healthy individual. The fact that Jensen would break down to such a point offers insight into the immense mental stress that the war had on these
When they get back to the boat and Odysseus yells out to the Cyclopes his name. Which means a harder journey for Odysseus and his men because Polyphemus is Poseidon's son.In this book Odysseus shows his pride when he yells from the boat and almist gets him and his men killed. In the movie Odysseus pride is most shown when he blames her situation solely on his men. He acts extremely self centered, self righteous and all important. Odysseus does not show any respect for his men after everything they have been through.
Beowulf is even tempered and is willing to sacrifice his men to win any battle that comes his way. While Achilles has a short temper, and is offended by the losses of his men during battle. For example, Beowulf is not effected by the loss of all the men that Grendel has killed over the past twelve years, while Achilles cries for his men who are lost in battle. This shows one difference between Beowulf and Achilles’s personality. Achilles has a short temper, therefore when Hector kills Patroclus, Achilles is heartbroken, but it also very angry and wants revenge.
He started to beat up Lennie, who was to scared to defend himself. When George told him to get him Lennie held onto Curley’s fist and broke his hand. Even though he is a fighter, he had no chance against Lennie. Curley’s aggressiveness is a big component to George’s decision to kill his best friend, because if he wouldn’t have been sure that Curley would have killed him horribly he would have had less reason to end his life. In the novel Curley shows a lot of selfishness.
Doodle has a variety of physical limitations such as he cannot become “too excited, too hot, too cold, or too tired and that he must always be treated gently” (417).The narrator resents Doodle due to all these physical limitations. The ways the narrator in “The Scarlet Ibis” kills his younger brother are he pushes his physical conditions, he is prideful, and he abandons him.
inserts several problems into the seventh man’s life. The pain that this huge wave causes leaves him struggling in every aspect of his life. He is unable to really connect with people and he is hesitant to get into a serious relationship. A thought he shared regarding his relationships is, “That is probably why I never married. I didn’t want to wake someone sleeping next to me with my screams in the middle of the night.
He was tired of the mind games he had to endure. Frederic was mistaken for someone he was not, and was very critical of how young soldiers minds only focused on their own glory.The internal conflict within Frederic to escape the war drove him to dive into the river and strip the stars from his uniform. This external conflict quote was an example of human versus human. The ambulance drivers found themselves in a situation where their vehicle was stuck in the mud and men refused to follow orders to push it out. Soldiers began to flee the area for fear of approaching enemy.
This shows an act of foolishness as leader because he did not notify his men of the dangerous obstacle coming towards him, but just keeps put to leave his men to fend for themselves. An example of Odysseus’ arrogance is when Odysseus brags to Cyclops and yells out, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you…” (L. 390-392).
Doodle was scared when he first saw the storm, because Doodle was different and sensitive, and he has never seen a storm so huge, that he was scared of what it was. But brother didn’t care, he wanted to push over his limit, and make him worn out. So he ran away from Doodle, so Doodle could run to him, and catch up. Brother said on page 3, “His skin was very sensitive.” Meaning, that brother knew that Doodle wasn’t normal, and he had sensitive skin, and so he didn’t take the responsibility to help Doodle get out of the rain, but for Doodle to do it for himself, even though he wasn’t capable to. Brother said on page 2, “When Doodle was 5 years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother who couldn’t walk.” Brother was also very embarrassed of his brother, because he looked different, and acted different.
Dally is always a proud hoodlum and he is always making an inconvenience for everyone. Likewise, Johnny also did not want to live his life to the fullest. Johnny wanting to die is because he had nobody to love him at home except for Dally and the gang. He says “‘I can’t take much more’... ‘I’ll kill myself or something”’(47). Johnny says this because his life at home is so terrible that he would rather die than live another day.
Basically, ever since Finny broke his leg, he has never been wanted or accepted by any regiment of the army. Since Finny is not able to fight, he had begun to start telling himself that the war was just a joke, made up by fat, old men. These actions by Finny were sparked by jealousy, and the author did this to stir empathy of the story. If you were in Finny’s shoes, wouldn 't you probably think the same way? To have this very important war raging on, and you are not physically capable to fight for your own country?
Because he could never live up to his father’s expectations, Biff felt that his life was worthless and that he wasn’t good enough, which arguably turned him down the path that ended him up in jail. Biff blamed Willy for this, telling him that he “...never got anywhere because you blew me so full of hot air I could never stand taking orders from anybody!” (Miller 131). Also, Willy’s inability to accept anything deviating from what he wanted to hear led to Biff not being able to talk to his father candidly. Willy never allowed Biff to expose the truth - he constantly reminded Biff how smart, successful, and liked he was, so much so that Biff never had the chance (or the confidence and heart) to tell him all of this was not true. He didn’t want to be the one responsible for disappointing his father, and therefore played along,