Falstaff is a character who represents the perspective of those who do not have a side or a reason to fight. Falstaff appears as one who does not care about anything, but truly he is mindful because he knows there is nothing worth for him to care about giving him no purpose to develop any class or respect for others. He represents the lifestyle Hal runs away to and stands as friend and father for Hal. Even in their immature adventures or Hal’s moments of greatness, Falstaff has an underlying lesson towards Hal to not forget what or who truly
Then, they go on a journey of self realization to improve their insight and morals. This makes Roark an unrealistic man because he starts out with that self realization, he doesn't need to have some sort of epiphany to find his morals. Throughout The Fountainhead, one main theme is Howard Roark’s exceptional moral and practical qualities. But these exceptional qualities are not something he gains throughout the book, these qualities were already present. His lack of flawed character causes him to seem surreal.
The first errata that Benjamin Franklin admits to in his autobiography is quitting his job with his brother. The fact that Franklin mentions this mistake illustrates how the overall theme of self-improvement is extremely important. Another reason why Franklin confesses to this errata is because he desires to show others how not to live their lives. At the same time, he displays humility, because he knows that he is not perfect and wants others to understand that that is not a flaw. The book itself outlines all the ways in which Franklin rises up to become better than the people who were superior to him earlier on in his life.
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
Positive change can improve one’s attitude. In the story “Metamorphosis” Gregor devotes his life to a job that he hates. Since the beginning of his career, he was in “contact with different people all the time.” He states that, “you can never get to know anyone or become friendly.” The career Gregor pursued never allowed him to make “friends.”
Coping with loss is a difficult situation, especially for a teenager in the midst of transitioning between adolescence and adulthood. A person’s teen years are strenuous enough under normal circumstances, but the death of a family member greatly increases their strife. In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield struggles with growing up and yearns for freedom from his painful past, since he never receives closure from an event that shakes his childhood- the death of his younger brother. Holden does not have anyone that helps him through this trauma, and he forces himself to deal with death, while growing up. Therefore, in J.D. Salinger’s
Ayn Rand’s character Howard Roark possesses a strong devotion to his title as a creator who refuses to let his work or himself reflect the world and rather lets the world reflect him. His persistency comes across (reword) unrealistic to people as his capability to not let his true human spirit to be compromised by the world, people’s collective opinions, and societal norms is perceived as unattainable by people. A true expression of oneself, whether it be through music, writing, architecture, or any other forms of art, has never failed to become tainted and impressioned upon by society; Roark’s second employer Henry Cameron understood the importance of a man’s true ideas without the presence of worldly influence, how an idea kept protected
In the novel, Grant’s selflessness reveals itself unconditionally. He puts all his desires aside to help Jefferson become a man. His goal requires him to set aside his plans and other goals to benefit someone else. Grant does not believe that he is heroic or selfless, which can be seen when he tells Jefferson “A hero is someone who does something for other people.” (191), nevertheless, he contradicts himself by alleviating Jefferson’s bleak future, doing this requires him to abstain from being inconsiderate.
Oedipus and Creon are both determined and loyal. Being determined does not help either of them, but being loyal does. A difference between them is that Oedipus serves the people, whereas Creon does everything by himself. Serving others helps Oedipus gain trust from his people. Creon’s trait that Oedipus does not have is self awareness.
His dull and average life seemingly pushes him to the brink and makes him start wondering what the point of his existence is if he was “...the surest person to perform nothing today…” (Hawthorne 1). At a certain point even he was bored of himself, which is interesting because he can’t stand being the ideal guy. It makes the reader ask themselves why society sets these standards that make people miserable and unhappy.
Peter Gibbons is what one would call a company drone. He worked as hard as he could for a company that he hated. Peter went to see a therapist, but the therapist suddenly dies after putting Peter under hypnosis. Peter leaves calm and relaxed along with the idea that he is not going to put any effort into his job. There are days he doesn’t show up and when he does show up he plays games all day.
Some of the traits that helped Uncle Jed to reach his goal of opening his barber shop was perseverance and determination. Uncle Jed was very perseverant because in the story when it states “Mr. Ernest Walters, a friend of Uncle Jeds. He had come to tell Uncle Jed about the bank failing” then uncle Jed just stood there a long time before he said anything and said he would just have to start all over. When Uncle Jed stayed on track and said that he would just have to start all over that helped him a whole bunch because if he just quit then he never would have gotten his barbershop. The reason i think Uncle Jed was determined because in the story when it states “Uncle Jed kept going around to his customers cutting their hair, even though they couldn 't pay him”.
"Early all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power" said Abraham Lincoln. Montana 1948 is a novel written by Larry Watson and narrated by David, a 12 year old boy. In the summer of 1948 many lives were changed and destroyed in the small town of Bentrock Montana because of the crime David's uncle Frank committed. Throughout this novel we learn an important lesson that if one doesn’t know how to handle power it can lead to devastating consequences.
Spencer’s main thesis is how an individual’s race, gender, religion, social class, and/or ethnicity have an effect on such person’s privileges and whether they will be oppressed from equal opportunity. Spencer explains that if one does not fit into societal norms, such as being white American and Christian, for example, then the result will be that such people will be oppressed from equal opportunity. Spencer explains that people who are of different race, gender, religion and/or social class, people will often experience discrimination, as a result of racism. For example, power and privilege are often held by white American’s in the United States and if someone does not fit that class, often times, people are treated differently than what