Lennie’s strength and his childish mind is his biggest struggle that affects many people on the ranch and himself. Lennie is overprotective of George and about being with him he would do anything for the guy, so when Crooks tells him, “S’pose he gets killed or hurt so he can’t come back.”(71) Lennie then contradicts his opinion”This ain’t true. George ain’t got hurt.”(72) he can’t believe that something like that would happen to George that will leave him alone. After George had scolded him had replies ”If you don 't want me I can go off an’ find a cave. I can go away any time”(13).
Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not…” (Shelley, 16.1). His reasons were selfish, to defy nature, and in fear of his own work he left it to suffer, without guidance into a world that was so foreign to him. Then when given a chance to bring the monster what he believes his only chance of happiness, he destroys it. “‘Shall each man,’ cried he, ‘find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone?
They vow to fight and only one can remain standing. Man is known to be a strong creature of dignity. What causes a man to fall into wettedness? The thirst of power causes any man or even animal to do wicked things. Power of one who constantly seeks power will cause destruction
“O Pioneers!” shows many forms of naturalism. “It was facing this vast hardness that the boy's mouth had become so bitter; because he felt that men were too weak to make any mark here, that the land wants left alone, to preserve its own fierce strength, its peculiar, savage kind of beauty, its uninterrupted mournfulness.” This quote displays the brutalness of Nebraska; this state will quickly
How he watched his kinsman be ruined and slaughtered and there is nobody alive in this world that the wanderer can share his thoughts and feelings with. In the wanderer he states “An ambitious man can conceal his sorrowful heart, but he cannot escape it.” In this it means that even though men are supposed to be the strong ones and keep everything to themselves, they are not allowed to ignore how they actually feel on the
Every relationship must face a power imbalance because power is never shared equally. Anyone holding power can control those who do not, which causes the powerless to be resentful. During the 1930s when both of the works were set, the Great Depression was taking place. This caused an unequal power for the citizens. In Of Mice and Men, the battle for authority is a never-ending war.
It was believed that honor and virtue had no value and the only thing left in the world was corruptness of man. In The Wanderer, it stressed the point of real men bottling up grief and not letting it disturb them; however, that is why the worldview was melancholy and somber (The Wanderer, 12-20). If a man keeps everything to himself, bottles everything up, and hides his emotions, he will become indignant and bitter. He will turn into his own worse enemy. He will push everyone out of his life and will end up alone.
He remained headstrong, stubborn and selfish in his actions, even warranting rebuke from the men on certain occasions. This is seen in the very first conflict that is witnessed on the pages of The Iliad. Agamemnon is faced with the request to give up his war prize, and immediately and indignantly decides against all the council of the army in order to keep his prize of a woman (28). With this decision, he sought his own desires selfishly and disconnected himself from the men he was meant to lead. Granted, he possessed a strong will, a thing very necessary for good leadership.
Granted, Amir never admits openly to being at ease with his self loathing, yet being granted redemption, even after centuries have passed, would strip Amir of his essence. Hosseini made Amir personify the angst that comes with human life, he breathed life into everything that makes humans twist and turn at night, and stripped him of everything else. He is not happy, nor content, never thinking about anything other but himself, Amir might be fear
Control over who lives and dies, control over the freedom of thought held by the Roman people and yet ironically no self-control whatsoever. The absolute power Tiberius held corrupted him absolutely and he lost control of his desires, Sejanus, and his own sanity desperately clinging to the control he had over his empire and the control he once had over his life. So Tacitus us of the dangers an empire brings and of the dangers of over indulging in one’s desires while ignoring one’s obligations. Tacitus certainly had no love for Tiberius, but he saw an example to make of what happens when a man never meant to rule suddenly inherits an empire, let’s another man run that empire, and devolves to a life of seclusion and
Genghis Khan was never one to show mercy, and neither did his great grandson Kublai Khan. The only difference between the two men is that Kublai refused to adapt the nomadic way of life and was stationary. Both him and his great grandson, are responsible for the negative impact the Mongols had on the world. They took over as much of the known world they could, that includes China, Japan, and Europe. The population got to be too much to handle.