The trek Christopher McCandless took baffled many, and it was hard to fathom why such a promising young man would embark on such an audacious and dangerous journey; however, Krakauer’s novelization of that undertaking pulls the reader through not just McCandless’ journey but his philosophy and thoughts as well. Without the in-depth examination of McCandless as a person, it is easy for many to write him off as reckless and his death being a waste, but Krakauer paints McCandless’ expedition as one that fulfilled him and provided something he lacked. Although one expects that Krakauer’s portrayal will not be objective, as he admits it himself, but what is surprising is that the reader finds themselves understanding McCandless as Krakauer does.
Throughout the story, Marcellus proves himself to be determined, courageous and self-sacrificing. Marcellus is undoubtedly aided by the fact that he is determined. One of the strongest examples of his determination is when Marcellus is awaken from despair, ecstatic to find himself unencumbered by the weight that so long oppressed him, and sets forth to travel to find the instrument of his torture. Then, when Marcellus returns to the Robe, the dealings with it had been a feeling of awe and bewilderment, the first time he had ever realized the full meaning of freedom. The gift was anonymous and wishes he could lift his eyes and hands in gratitude; Marcellus envied all the souls who believed in God.
This is also shown when he challenges Rainsford and gets excited to be able to hunt his new guest. The only thing that General Zaroff is looking for is amusement, but without a challenge he gets bored and looks for another person to
As highly regarded and elevated members of their community, their rise to power is short lived as they lose their legacy as respected men in their lands. They are united by kingship, and are driven to their tragic end by forces within and outside of their control. Okonkwo is responsible for the disasters that come to him and his tribe, while divine forces conspired against Oedipus, who must accept the brutal truth of his life and his role within it. Okonkwo and Oedipus are doomed heroes, as facets of their character, such as their social status, imperfections, and self-righteousness, play a huge role in how much these men can determine their own disastrous fate. A tragic hero, by short definition, is someone who falls because of a tragic flaw and not because they are evil or a bad person.
Iago is just a man who is affected by his environment. Iago gave the impression that he was used to always getting what he wanted in life, never working hard but lying his way to the top. In the book there are many passages where he expresses his lying tactics along with his hatred for Othello. Many sources point out the reasoning for Iago behavior. Iago displays racist behavior and shows symptoms of being a pathological liar.
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) In “The Scarlet Ibis” Brother is consumed by pride, and his actions towards Doodle show it. There are many examples throughout the story of his egotistical behaviors, and the few times in which he cares for Doodle are only for his own benefit. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, Brother is both cruel and kinds as he helps Doodle to succeed and thrive.
Perspective of Christopher McCandless’s Life Callarman’s argument to Christopher McCandless’s is relatable and understanding, but he does not see the full picture. Christopher McCandless had everything in his life: money, material, family, prestige etc. but the only thing he wanted to fully experience is the outside world, to get out of his comfort zone and see how nature really feels like. I would agree with Callarman’s argument because he was arrogant and unenlightenment, but I also would disagree because he died doing what he loved and a place he wanted to be.
Gone Ishmael Beah uses his life story do demonstrate how childhood and innocence are not synonymous. Many believe that youth somehow gives an unlimited supply of innocence, but Ishmael’s story argues otherwise. This is because after experiencing a traumatizing environment, his character has changed, from an innocent boy to a violent soldier. Ishmael and his friends are running from the rebels.
Notwithstanding that Odysseus still have a weakness which is proud. However his still have meritorious abilities to be a hero and a leader. Odysseus’s discernment, scheme, and authority help himself and his men united as one and escaped from death. Although Odysseus saw his crews keep dying in his own eyes, but he didn't get crazy or give up, because he knew that there are still men behind him and followed him. This reminds me a quote which wrote by Ronald Reagen stated that, “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder,”(Ronald
There are countless stories that have sappy endings where the hero saves the day and everything goes well, but in James Hurst’s short story ‘The Scarlet Ibis’ the main character makes mistakes that costs his little brother his life. Doodle, the little brother, has many different facets of his personality similar to a real person. It is because of these many facets that we, the readers, could connect to him. The most notable personalities that Doodle has is his selflessness, dependence on others, and his creative imagination. Doodle is very selfless and he is willing to walk to the edge of the earth just to see his family happy.
However, at this moment Huck realizes that Jim is much more than a slave or property to him, Huck realizes Jim is his friend. This is a monumental step for Huck, and a sign towards growth in his character. Another example of Huck’s growth can be seen after Huck plays a prank on Jim. Jim is clearly upset, and Huck quickly understands that what he has done was wrong, even stating that Jim is his friend. Huck then apologizes to Jim, an action that during this time period would have been extremely rare, if not unheard of.
There was no getting around it. I could no more escape than I could think of my identity. Perhaps, I thought, the two things are involved with one another. When I discover who I am, I 'll be
Dally Winston is meaner, colder and tougher member of the greasers. Ponyboy describes him as ‘towheaded and shifty-eyed, Dally was anything but handsome. Yet in his hard face there was character, pride, and a savage defiance of the world.’ Dally was impulsive, and that was probably why he died.
Numerous People state that Chris McCandless was a very thoughtless individual who made crazy decisions after graduating college. Yet many people found his actions to be inspiring as he risked his life to flee the hectic world that surrounded him. As Chris was raised in a perfect environment, living in wealthy middle-class, His relationship with his parents was very degenerating especially towards his father after he found out his dad cheated on his mother when he was younger. This ultimately led Chris to begin his trip to Alaska so he can find his true-self and to live life how it's meant to be lived.
As the fourth section progresses we are introduced to a variety of characteristics that define a rebel. My personal take was that you know you are truly rebel when you cannot be easily defined by stereotypes of a rebel. In addition, a rebellious person may rebel against multiple ideals but in rebelling against those ideals they support different ideals. Chris McCandless is a paragon of a rebel seen in his rebellion against societal norms but also his rebellion against characteristics of individuals that rebel against societal norms.