“...Philosopher, scientist, poet, swordsman, musician, aerial traveler, maker of sharp retorts and lover (not to his advantage!), here lies Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, who was everything, and who was nothing.” Cyrano, a Gascon cadet, a talented, bold, well-respected and mischievous man who does everything without regrets. In Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac, Rostand reveals Cyrano as a courageous and humble person because he shows intelligence, bravery, and loyalty throughout the play.
Mary Shelley wrote about the monster in Frankenstein who said “why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust” (Shelley 105). Edgar Allan Poe described the character of Roderick Usher as no longer looking human after some unexplained circumstances had taken place. And now in the mere exaggeration of the prevailing character of these features, and of the expression they were wont to convey, lay so much of change that I doubted to whom I spoke.
Cyrano de Bergerac written by Edmond Rostand is a book about a true person who has gascon pride that affects his everyday life. This gascon pride would eventually affect more than his life but the lives around him. Cyrano’s gascon pride is only one part of his big character. There are multiple characteristics that people can recognize about him, some are god and some are bad. The good characteristics outway the bad one’s. These good characteristics eventually lead him to having a good life.
He often made jokes not feeling bad at all. He was a psychopath. He made everyone believe that was sorry and he felt bad. He was creative and cocky with his killing and in his personality. When he was on the run, he never slept.
“A true friend accepts who you are and helps you become who you should be.” Steve and Nathaniel proved that friendship and happiness can be real in the novel The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The way friendship is portrayed in the novel is unexpected in such a way that we don’t see it happen often in our daily life. It is important to our society because finding a true friend is really difficult to find. True friendship is hard to find now in days because we expect many things in return from other people. However, this novel teaches us that we shouldn’t expect anything in return because many people don’t have anything to give us back but just their company and support. Meeting someone unexpectedly and becoming close to them is something uncommon in our society now in days. However, Lopez demonstrate that it can happen.
Anyone can be a Hero including Greasers. A hero is a person who helps others with courage and will sacrifice things for others eventually becoming a good role-model. Pony is a hero, he saves others when their might be sacrifices for him. Dally was not a hero, he was not nice to others but to people in his gang he was fine. Johnny was a good person and a hero showing we all can change into heroes. Not all “bad” people are actually bad.
In the novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines, Grant is a main character that has a lot of influence over the people in his community. Some might even consider him a hero. I believe that Grant is a hero because he helps Jefferson become a man, changes himself for the better, and wants to continue changing the community.
Kali Forsythe History 1301 November 5, 2015 Renee Celeste The Never Ending Quest Andrew Jackson is mostly known as the 7th President of the United States, but in the book Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication, the reader learns that he was so much more than that. The author, James C. Curtis, repeatedly points out Jackson 's flaws. He also recognizes Jackson 's strengths and gives praise for his actions when necessary. In the book the reader gets to see what made Jackson the way he was and how his past affected him throughout his life.
Navigating our social surroundings and social interactions correctly can help develop character, discernment, and independence. The social growth of two protagonists was displayed in both Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala and Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth. Agu, who was introduced in the novel Beasts of No Nation as an innocent, young boy, eventually turned into a ‘beast’ because of several influential factors. Like Agu, the protagonist in Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth, Gopal, underwent a similar transformation as the plot progressed. Gopal’s change, however, affected his perception on others and the amount of trust he allows for others.
Williams Shakespeare is recognized as the greatest English writer. One of his best works ever written is “Hamlet”, which is the most complex, confusing, and frequently performed play. The extreme complexity of the main character – prince Hamlet in this play contributes to its popularity until today. “Hamlet is supposedly the most quoted figure in Western culture after Jesus, maybe the most charismatic too” (Bloom 384). In the most famous revenge tragedy, his biggest weakness that he procrastinates completing his revenge for his father’s death by killing the murderer. However, he is still a virtuous hero who possesses admirable great courage and intelligence. In addition, his melancholy and madness increase the complexity level of his character.
He enjoyed writing fictional horror writings and he was different from everyone else because he had a unique style of writing that nobody else had which attracted almost everyone. He used old-fashioned spelling and he terrified each person who read his works. The people who viewed him as a hero and a positive influence was regular people who liked reading and other authors were also interested in his work. They noticed that what he does not only terrifies a person, but it also disturbs the person’s mind by making that person think and feel a sense of darkness and creepiness while they are reading. Not only he influenced people and authors but also musicians and artists to combine his literature with their music or their art
Shakespeare’s The Tempest is often considered fiction and finds content in expressing characteristics of both the main character, Prospero and differences in the power dynamics affecting his characters. Shakespeare often uses groups of characters to emphasize the complexity of their surroundings and effects on their behavior. The overall repetition of complications faced or caused in relation to Prospero and play an enormous role in the plot, helping to develop both the his feelings and the emotional ties of others regarding him. Shakespeare also varies the diction to place emphasis on the power dynamic and relationships observed between thespians.
BACKGROUND OF THE CHARACTER WITH DISORDER John Nash is the subject of the film “A Beautiful Mind.” At the beginning, it was portrayed that he arrives at Princeton soon after the end of the Second World War. As soon as he attended the lecture, his professor said "Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes and built the A-bomb.
Hamlet is a very diverse character that goes through several different emotional stages throughout the novel. Some think that he is depressed because of his father’s death, and some think that his breakup with Ophelia has made him go mad. Though Hamlet does seem out of control at times, it is because he is keeping a secret about his father’s death. The average person does not usually deal with the death of their parent well, and knowing that it was intentional makes Hamlet even more emotionally unstable. From the beginning of the novel, Hamlet proves to be very melancholy, and upset with his life. His father’s sudden death, and his mother’s quick remarry did not help his case. That being said, his emotions lead him to his insanity.