Towards the middle of Book II, Telemachus feels discouraged about the probability of him being able to successfully complete the quest to retrieve his father. Seeing his distress, Athena attempts to rally him by stating that Telemachus’ quest couldn’t fail because he possessed the distinctive traits of his father that Athena seems to find so admirable. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on, not if your father’s spirit courses through your veins- now there was a man, I’d say, in words and actions both! So how can your journey end in shipwreck or defeat? Only if you we're not his stock, Penelope’s too, then I’d fear you're hopes might come to grief.
It doesn’t prove anything.” Beforehand Ponyboy talks about how he is sick of fighting and that fighting won’t make anyone win, this is further proven by the fact that nothing changed after the rumble. Ponyboy talks to Randy about how things will always be rough all over, even if you’re rich and famous you will have hardships and tough times just like the people who aren’t rich. In conclusion, with understanding and love people can stop hate without causing more hate to
The unpredictability of the situation made Adam feel plenty like a marionette; putty in someone else’s hands with no control. To say it was intimidating would be an understatement, but to say it would be effortless would be a sin. Adam has never been one to improvise, to be his own leader. Adam was always a follower; continuously following his mentor’s footsteps, and hanging onto every word of his like the very fate of his life lied between the crevice of his words. And to be thrust into a situation in which the very idea of it is
Gatsby deludes himself to care for Daisy to the point where is willing to take the fall for a crime that he did not commit. Even with this information he does not speak up and turn Daisy in even when he has no personal reason to withhold such information; he claims to be disgusted with his “old money” acquaintances, assuring Gatsby that they’re all “a rotten crowd”(154). In the first chapter, Gatsby is introduced as a gleaming beacon of hope for Nick “has never found in any other person and … [will] not likely ever find again”(2), and describing Gatsby as being “something gorgeous about him” (2). However, his reverence for Gatsby doesn’t do either of them any good in the long run. Nick’s concerns about keeping quiet for Gatsby lead to Gatsby’s demise.
For example, Jerome Eugene Morrow was born valid and attempt to battle against the prejudiced system of Gattaca. The world of gattaca has the ideology that the genes will decide everything. Therefore, he attempt to hide away from the society by staying on his wheelchair at his home. “Jerome Morrow was never meant to be one step down on the podium.” (00:27:28 Gattaca 1997) As shown in the quote, he revealed that he was never meant to be one step down on the podium. This shows that he couldn’t accept the fact that he was unsuccessful in living up to his scientifically predetermined potential.
Most of his struggles come from when he says that no one helped him in the Trojan War and that he did everything himself. All of these struggles that Odysseus goes through help him realize that the gods help him a lot and it teaches him to be thankful. The fact that Odysseus gets affected by grand events helps him become a better hero by teaching him that he can not do everything on his own and helps him be
His words to his brother shows how warlike intelligence he is “What will you do? Let’s not consort with them. To show an unfelt sorrow is an office Which the false man does easy. I’ll to England” (2.3.127-129). This shows that Malcolm is already thinking to preserve the bloodline of his family and to trust no one but themselves because they do not know who killed their father.
However this utopian society is held from experiencing true emotions. This lack of emotion is causing serious problems for the main character Jonas, when he was elected to be the new guardian of memory. It was his job to make sure no one found out about the past. Since the community is build perfect, and they will not feel any kind of emotion even if it’s a good feeling like love. From the beginning of The Giver we met perfect people, in the ideal community with strict rules.
While Ellsworth works to be seen in a certain light to others, idealizing that, “We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything.” (264), and Wynand works to assure himself of his own power such as when he compromises his creation (The Banner) in order to gain faked success, Roark never once allows himself to deviate from his principles despite the damage this might bring to his public image. He works entirely towards his own personal gratification and disregards the opinions of anyone attempting to hinder him in his road to success within his self-proclaimed field. Even when presented with the task of creating a project that he would not be directly credited for, Roark attempts it for himself, saying, “I’ll expect to gain as much
He knows he will face a huge challenge while seeking a chance at happiness because he surrounds himself with people who believe that “each man [should be] the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.” While this standardized way of living creates fewer conflicts, Montag recognizes he has simply existed alongside the rest of his brainwashed acquaintances as opposed to actually living. The rest of the population puts up a great fight, but Montag’s only alternative is a mindless void - hardly worth living