As a character odysseus has flaws so naturally this would transfer over to his leadership skills . During the encounters with both polyphemus and circe, odysseus exhibits weak leadership. After getting trapped by polyphemus him and his men devise a solution to escape, once they have escape odysseus endangers the lives all his men by aggravation polyphemus; “I would not heed them in my glorying spirit, but let my anger flare and yelled” (IX 545 555). Odysseys is selfish and does not think of anything but his pride when he is angering polyphemus. His anger clouds his judgment and even if he did consider the consequences he does not stop even though what he is saying is endangering the lives of his men.
The boys fall deeper into savagery and find themselves disconnected from order and authority, especially as Jack begins to defy Ralph and pull away from the tribe. As the story progressed, this right is abused when Piggy tries to speak and Jack tells him to shut up. Towards the end of the book when Jack is on the run from Ralph’s tribe, he thinks “there was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch.” This shows how much the boys depended on the conch
The deep emotional struggle bullies face is evident in Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Without adult supervision on the island, the boys must guide themselves through their weaknesses. They act out as uncontrolled, dangerous boys to cover up their insecurities. By acting as strong, ruthless killers, the boys look stable and invincible to the others. In order to appear strong, boys in Lord of the Flies exploit the weaker boys and conceal their own insecurities.
However, the satisfaction in his civilized society rapidly deteriorates, and Ralph can no longer uphold the civilization which provided security to the boys. The power struggle proceeds to chaos, an ethical war between the civil mindset in which these British boys were raised, and the savagery which lies within. Moreover, the island erodes the morals and principles of the boys to reveal the darkness of their intrinsic nature. The role of leadership therefore falls on Jack’s shoulders, as he provides an outlet for these boys to express this shift in their morality. His leadership is embraced by the boys, even Piggy and Ralph, who opposed his cruel and unusual leadership were “eager to take a place in this demented, but partly secure society.“ (pg.167).
Additionally, Odysseus never listens to his crew’s ideas, which makes him seem egotistical: “ God sake, captain!/ Why bait the beast again?/ Let him alone!” (408-410) This greatly illustrates how Odysseus shatters his crew’s ideas. It seems that every time his crew gives him an idea of what they could do, he shoots it down. If Odysseus keeps shutting out his crew’s ideas they will eventually boycott him and leave Odysseus. Furthermore, if Odysseus continues being self-centered, he will end up being alone on his journeys. Given these points, Odysseus is very much a hero, however, his has an idiosyncrasy of
He continues instead in his quest for pleasure and intern allows his soul to disintegrate even further. The portrait of Dorian Gray acts as his moral indicator, but Gray simply disregards it. Dorian instead prefers to curtail his sins and live his life with the absence of morality by locking away the portrait. The memory of this terrible portrait however continues to return to haunt him. This makes Dorian paranoid and he fears that the painting will be discovered and his appearance will be forever tarnished to the world.
In Poisonwood Bible and Things Fall Apart, the spearheading male characters succumb to doubts of their own validity despite being initially established as the ones with the most power. The urge to exercise this inherent power reflects an instability within the minds of the owners, creating a sort of deterrence so that outsiders don’t examine closer. If they do, they see brokenness, doubt, fear...all things that a man in power should not feel and should not have the right to feel. These perpetrators of cruelty show their weakness through their actions, as their character is not strong enough to be convincing based on values alone, and slowly chip away at them despite having the intentions of doing the opposite. Those on the receiving end, however, are the ones who benefit in the end, as they become aware of one’s true personality and realize that there is more possibility outside of the abuse.
The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (54). Gene begins to take all of Finny’s actions as deliberate sabotages because his envy was controlling him. Gene seemed like a weak character because of his jealousy. It made him seem like he wasn’t as good as Finny or that he was lacking personality or talent. Once the realization came to Gene that Finny indeed did not feel anything but love for him, everything changed.
Unfortunately, Courtland gets his hands on Eddie and by doing so, it threatens to compromise Eddie’s moral compass. Once Eddie realizes the extent to which Courtland’s wickedness goes, he regrets ever interacting with Courtland. He realizes he needs to choose his friends more wisely, and he should never let a bully jeopardize his values. To further complicate their relationship, Courtland leaves Eddie to die by locking him in a storeroom and abandoning him teaching Eddie not to trust too easily and to be especially cautious of those who are not reliable. Strangely enough, even though Courtland has proven his immorality repeatedly, Eddie still has compassion upon him: “I didn 't even like Courtland, he had tried to kill me 一and still I felt tears running down my cheeks” (358).
Since the Underground Man’s character has been described as socially isolated since the beginning of the book, his difficulties expressing himself to other individuals was the commencement of a deep angry desire to have some authority over the officer. Rather than letting the incident go he torments himself with it and plans a revenge. A revenge that he cannot pursue because his low income does not allow him to play the role of a sophisticated