The concept of Heroism is viewed in the character of Yossarian who portrays aspects of an anti-hero through his cowardice and his selfish desire to stay alive. In Catch-22 Yossarian is constantly criticized for avoiding dangerous situations because he only cares about saving his own life. However, this interpretation fails to explain the true purpose of his role being the anti-hero and the significance of his obsession to staying alive. As the novel continues the true purpose of Yossarian being the anti-hero is exposed as well as the meaning behind his constant battle to stay alive. An anti-hero is the central character of a story or drama that lacks conventional heroic attributes like courage and honesty(Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, pg.1).
Following the synopsis of Confucius, benevolence means love, kindness, and spirit that someone gives to all people around (especially to family), and he or she has to do right things in the concept of ritual; propriety is the way people show their humanity, which also signifies ethics, awareness, attitudes to preserve and cherish the lifestyle, also ceremonials of nation and society. According to Charles A. Rarick (2007, p.25), people are expected to be good – natured ones with full of humanity, they should have traditionally valued dedication, loyalty and trustworthiness. Furthermore, not only should men perform their most beautiful sides of their souls and minds in their whole lives, but they also need to help other people to do so. As regards ritual, Confucius asserted that propriety existed among people and their behaviors towards each other (the five relationships), such as children had to retain piety for their parents, brothers and sisters had to build close – knit relationships, husbands and wives should love each other, etc. (Nguyen n.d., p.3).
He acted with a sense of urgency and importance in his mission and was decisive in his approach. His relationship with the people as well as the other leaders in his society was one of great respect and admiration. The King would give his own daughter to Turnus and the queen was willing to sacrifice herself for him. This relationship of trust between leaders and followers enhances a society and increases the overall cohesiveness and dedication for the group’s best
We all have reasons to live because we love our family; we have our own vision, dreams, and motivations. As Frankl’s said a man’s inner strength can be guided to him through future goals. We have an obligation to survive. Helping others is a huge part of the psychological survival of a person; the need to be loved and cared for. The fact that we surround ourselves with people who motivate and push us to do great is seen through our vision and dreams because it’s what we want out of life.
Therefore,the society should practice tolerance and understand each other in order to fulfil our dreams for the sake of our beloved country. This is evidence that the key to the harmony of a nation and society lies in the willingness of us to respect each other. The first step is often considered to be the most difficult step. But if we can overcame the first step, then there is no reason why the next steps cannot be continued.The conclusion, the country 's image can be improved if the people work together to succeed the government 's plans who have worked tirelessly to provide effective government planning which led the country 's image worldwide
Thus, he is described as “not man enough/ to face the turmoil of a fight… and to risk his life”(1468-70). Through contrasting Beowulf’s readiness to kill Grendel’s mom and Unferth’s lack thereof, manliness is even more yearned for. The society can then use Beowulf’s standards and spurn Unferth’s behavior, forming a guide for individuals to
The author writes they are “dying but fighting back”. Even though they are dying they know they are making a difference by fighting back against the unjust laws that make them unequal to the white man. They have to commit civil disobedience in order to earn their rights as human being, but they have to sacrifice their safety and possibly their lives to do
For example, even though Catholics are told that such afterlife exists, it’s considered a wrongdoing to control when you want to die. Which is why, suicide is intolerable for Hamlet to commit, since he sees it, as a sin against his God. In general, his faith played a vital role in the story to the decision’s he made of not attempting suicide and thinking more righteously. But yet again, throughout the play, as he understands the reality of human under his perspective, he begins to drift his mind into a world that he can’t hold on to. In other words, religion seems to have failed him in order to think positively and to have his morals in
In line 1228 he says to the leader: “Oh it’s hard giving up on the heart’s desire… but I will do it” after he is convinced to let Antigone free. This quote says, Creon does not want to go back on his word and does not want to let a criminal get away, but he has to so his people can view him as a better ruler than they initially thought. This made me feel sympathetic because he was willing to give up something he cared about for the life of someone else. It shows a change he undergoes but was never able to fix his mistakes because Antigone had already killed
At the time, O’Brien thought it was in his best interests to avoid the war. O’Brien did not completely support it, and even though he would let down his hometown, he felt it in the end it was his own choice. O’Brien thought he was being the real man that he is when he flees because he stands up for what he believes in. When he opposes the war, O’Brien feels justified by his own morals. O’Brien works hard at the lodge in which he resides so he can earn the money to