Gawain is so desperate to survive his battle with the Green Knight, his temptation comes into play and he uses it. By doing so, Gawain injures his character because he disrespects the code of honor. “A man may hide his misdeed, but never erase it.” (2511) said by Gawain explaining why he will forever wear the green belt. Gawain knows he failed and didn’t abide by the code of honor. Him wearing the green belt symbolizes not only his survival but his failure.
As a result, he often has difficulty relating to his son, leading him to think that “there is something missing in [Amir]”, because he is not like himself (Hosseini 24). Amir continuously tries to impress Baba, a longing that has a lasting negative impact, as he bases his self-worth on the approval his father. As a result, Amir develops a habit of being overly jealous towards people, such as Hassan, that hold Baba’s interest. Even trivial items-such as the construction of the orphanage-have the power to provoke
When Macbeth is prophesied to be king he strongly believes it but, as he was close to dying, he chooses to not fear death or the prophecies for any longer. William Ernest Henley on the other hand, presents himself as unafraid of fate, throughout the poem since he does not believe in it and claims he has an “unconquerable soul”(Henley 4). Through these texts, the authors propose that actions are caused by motivation, everyone handles challenges differently, and that struggles or rewards are given through someone else’s free will. Though fate may be implicated from time to time in these texts, one’s ultimate decisions made them who they are and what they
He showed the aspects of “he is dependent upon endless affirmation from others in the form of approval, flattery…the more desperately he clings to the belief that he is his idealized image, the more violent the hatred” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 110~p. 111). Also he showed his tendency of “He must in his own mind feel superior in some way – regardless of any particular drive to excel” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 101). Some of the actual strengths and accomplishments that Sooyang had was not able to achieved. By eliminating his surrounding people that opposes to him, he was written as a cruel king of Chosun dynasty.
Julio rather be himself even though others do not like them. Being yourself is the most important thing. All in all, repetition is the main transition used in Polanco’s poem. These quotes show, how if you do or say something just because someone told you to do, does not make you feel free. Being yourself is better even though people don’t like you.
In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, symbolism is very important all throughout it. Not only does he use objects to show symbolism, but he also uses color symbolism to prove the importance of the theme and development of the characteristics in the Great Gatsby. Color symbolism brings out the visual of the story, so readers can picture it in their mind as they are reading. Fitzgerald took the colors to an advanced level by using key colors to help further deepen the meaning of the book and its characters. Although there are many colors in the novel, Fitzgerald uses the colors green, white, and yellow to symbolize Gatsby’s emotions and riches.
Violence, danger, and treasure are three things that immediately come to mind when the word quest is mentioned. Very rarely is psychology brought into the conversation, however, in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight the quest that takes place happens mostly internally in the mind of Sir Gawain. However, despite the mental nature of the quest, the poem did follow some of the more traditional patterns of quest literature including the patterns of spiritual and physical questing, while also deferring from the plan by emphasizing psychological growth and struggle as well. Spirituality is very much a part of medieval romance literature as well as all quests, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is certainly not exempt from this trend. To begin the
Therefore, both characters have this tendency to trust themselves and it brings both good and adverse effects to them. A striking difference between Creon and Antigone is their priorities. The greatest priority for Creon is the state power. He is quite cold towards his family because he is focused on following his own rules for the sake of Thebes. However, when it comes to family he acts so inhuman that he doesn 't listen to his own son and even thinks about ruthlessly punishing his nieces Antigone and Ismene.
Macbeth deeply regrets his murder of Duncan because he realizes that Banqos stratagem is so superior that he will have to make no sacrifices to ensure his son’s kingship, while Macbeth had to endure so much pain only to gain an unfruitful kingship. Macbeth was forced to go against his moral code, suffering so much from regret to gain his short kingship, but because of his fear of Banqo’s abilities, he is worried that Banqo’s son will be able to easily attain the throne. He remarks on Banqo’s abilities that he “hath the wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety.” (58-59) Macbeth knows that Banqo is not so irrational and risky as Macbeth, and that his logical and rational thinking will lead him to not take so many risks while also ensuring his sons kingship. Macbeth risked imprisonment
Rick Godwin once said, “One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain”. In the novel “Things Fall Apart”, by Chinua Achebe Okonkwo resists changes when the british missionaries arrive and it causes conflicts throughout the novel. His defiance, warrior-like, manliness behavior leads him to his suicide when he realizes change sometimes can not be controlled. Okonkwo’s nobility and prosperity is revealed through his success and leadership within the clan. Aristotle stated in “On Tragedy” that “He must be one who is highly renowned and prosperous.”.In “Things Fall Apart” Achebe gives background information on Okonkwo saying “He was a wealthy farmer and had two barns full of yams, and had just married his third wife.” (5).
Creon becomes arrogant to admit his own mistake to keep his reputation as a wise prince. However, Machiavelli suggest that “when Prince and Minister are upon this footing they can mutually trust one another; but when the contrary is the case, it will always fare ill with one or other of them” (Machiavelli 63). Due to his hypocrisy and stubbornness, the brave soldiers of the country of Thebes are afraid him to report to him, and his wise subjects refuse to advise him. Creon’s inflexible mind and behavior provoke a clash between him and his subjects which would ultimately lead to his
Beowulf was stunningly brave, courageous and put his abilities in the service of others. However, he was too conceited and obsessed about his reputation. Macbeth was a brave warrior, but his Achilles heel, his ambition, turned him into a tyrant. Macduff loved his country and did his best to save it from a tyrant, but at the same time didn’t exercise good judgment in safeguarding his family. Rather than judging people and their actions purely in black and white terms, we should recognize that human beings are complex creatures and have lots of shades of gray.
Outside King Edward 's castle, Malcolm talks with Macduff, letting him know that he doesn 't believe him since he has left his family in Scotland and may be furtively living up to expectations for Macbeth. To figure out if Macduff is dependable, Malcolm drifts on about his own indecencies. He concedes that he ponders whether he is fit to be lord, since he claims to be vulgar, insatiable, and brutal. At in the first place, Macduff graciously can 't help contradicting his future ruler, however in the end Macduff can 't keep himself from shouting out, "O Scotland, Scotland!" (4.3.101).