He tricked the snipe into getting above the parapet and fired, as he looked past the smoke he had seen that the enemy was hit and killed. The enemy fell to the ground and the sniper needed to leave before morning. But he had a curiosity of who the enemy sniper was. He ran toward the dead man and a machine gunner was shooting at him. He got to the man and flipped him over.
Mina Harker shows strong desire to help the men in any way she can, but they do not want to trouble her and make her anxious, so Dr. Van Helsing says “We shall tell you all in good time. We are men and are able to bear; but you must be our star and our hope” (Stoker 227). The men respect Mina, and Dr. Van Helsing praises her by saying, “Ah, that wonderful Madam Mina! She has man’s brain—a brain that a man should have were he much gifted—and woman’s heart,” (Stoker 221), but nonetheless, they will not allow her to help them slay the Count. Dr. Van Helsing adds, “We men are determined—nay, are we not pledged?—to destroy this monster; but it is no part for a woman,” (Stoker 221).
George cannot stand to see anything bad happen to Lennie because of how much he loves him. So, do to how influential the decision by Curley to kill Lennie, George decides to just kill him himself. “I just done it” (118). When Slim (another worker on the farm) ask George why he did it he does not know how to answer. There was no simple answer, he loves, and cares for Lennie so much there is no way he wants to kill him.
Heroism in literature is defined as, “a person who combats through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their personal concerns for some greater good.” Antigone and Socrates both exemplified this definition of heroism. Antigone was willing to die for her brother’s honor. Although the laws in Thebes forbade anyone to grieve over her brother Polynices, Antigone went above and beyond to make sure that her family name did not die in vain. When Socrates went on trial, he knew he was the most intelligent man in the room.
He is much less emotional than Hamlet and Laertes, as he is logical in his action. Both Hamlet and Fortinbras plan to avenge their father’s death from the start of the story ( Lynch 2). They both feel cheated of the crown after their father’s unrightful passing and that their uncles stripped them of their title. Hamlet is a soldier with no real power and seems to be okay with it; he doesn 't want to fight. Yet, Fortinbras is a soldier that takes it into his own hand to have power and loves to fight.
Shug’s strong mind and independent attitude results in her assuming many roles for Celie. She is her confidant and takes on the maternal role for her. She even stands up to Mr.___ for her, depicting another example of where a character in this novel goes against the traditional patriarchal rules. Her courage to help and stand up for Celie is arguably one of the main influences for Celie’s transformation. She not only teachers Celie to love herself and others, but to realise that she does not have to accept to treatment she is given by men.
There is need for continued empowerment of women not only in the workforce but in every activity we take part in. A woman is just as good as a man and therefore, men and women should be willing to compete equally on fair scales and under fair circumstances. Masculine dominance in America ought to be used to advocate for gender equality. People, particularly men, have to understand that a stronger woman does not weaken the role of men in a nation, but she strengthens them in turn to form a stronger, more powerful nation. The strength of women is therefore the measure of a nation’s strength.
Each of these characters tried to convince a different character in the book to help them and all scenarios defended another character significantly. These characters were being selfless and made sacrifices because they wanted their families to be happy and the only person keeping them from that, was Creon. Making a sacrifice to protect family allows relationships to grow which is what is needed for a loved one’s happiness to exist and problems to
Even after Ismene warns Antigone about burying her brother, she is unstoppable. She goes on with what she partakes to be right even though she does not receive help from her sister. On the part of Creon, he upholds his dedication to leadership so much that he ignores the plea by his son to spare Antigone. He thinks that the only reason which makes his son do that is that he is loyal to Antigone. Therefore, both characters have this tendency to trust themselves and it brings both good and adverse effects to them.
When you turn on the nightly news and all you see is the bad in the world, the hurt, and the corruption that has engulfed us as a society, it is nice to see someone do something not because they will get paid or become famous, but because they know its simple the right thing to do. This story fits the concept of a hero most similar to Bernardo’s explaination of a hero. Riggs’ saved his family and risked his life not because thats what people would expect but because he had the responsiblity to take care of them. Just like Bernardo states, he did this “because he loves them and wants to”. Riggs displayed the kind of courage it takes to be a hero.
On page 47, he explains that he is not a murderer because he gives his victims fair warning by “snapping the twig,” before he appears. Likewise, I liked Brent’s speech on page 61, which gives the audience an in-depth look at the way Brent sees the world, rather his disdain for society. Brent projects the fault onto his victims for their deaths due to their inability to detach themselves from material items and their overall lack of appreciation for the freedom they have to live and breath each second of each day to the fullest.
Detering, one of Paul’s close friends, attempts to desert but is caught and court-martialed. Kat is killed when a piece of shrapnel slices his head open while Paul is carrying him to safety. By the fall of 1918, Paul is the only one of his circle of friends who is still alive. Soldiers everywhere whisper that the Germans will soon surrender and that peace will come. Paul is poisoned in a gas attack and given a short leave.
She is inspirational, strong and passionate in what she does and works for, as I strive to be myself. However, I believe one of my best qualities is my caring nature towards others, which lets them look to me for help or guidance. I often take on the “group mom” persona, this entailing being willing to help those around me with any problems they have, physical or emotional. People tend to trust me and my guidance, and listen to what I have to say.