Whether we realize it or not, we all relentlessly pursue perfection. In our lives, we strive to be something better or at least to...seem that way. To live a life without faults, without the flaws that make everyone else so imperfect, but always seem to fall too far from that ideal. Perfection remains an objective that can never be reached, something that is unattainable and in stark contrast with reality. In Homer’s “The Odyssey” the traces and nuances of this pursuit can be found in the very structure and hierarchy of Ancient Greece.
Yet, even though he has his heroic moments at times, he still falls to what seems as defeat. Homer included this piece of text to show that all heroes have to start from nothing to get to somewhere. Just as humans have to start at the bottom to work their way up as Odysseus will need to do. This gave Homer something to work off of Odysseus’ character as later he uses his weakness to achieve success. Later the passage states, “My heart beat high now at the chance of action…”
An effective leader is one that can lead their country into success even if they have to make tough decisions that the citizens wouldn’t like. The traits of Creon and Pentheus are what make both of them ineffective leaders to their cities. These traits that both have are they’re both narrow-minded, Authoritative, and strict. Both characters use their traits along with creating examples of others in order to ascend in the divine ascent. They put themselves in an authoritative state because of their love for power with turns out to be their fatal flaw.
In Timothy Findley’s novel, The Wars, he uses symbolism and character development to suggest; that despite how hard one may try to change themselves, they will never be happy, they should only be content to stay as themselves and not try to be like others. Initially, Robert Ross is a great protector of innocence. As the story progresses, he tries hard to become a war hero in order to gain redemption but fails in the process. By the end, Robert
It’s an obvious difference between taking pride in oneself and taking another's life, but where does humanity draw the line between wrong and right. In the dystopian world of Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, none of these problems are existent due to lack of individuality. This makes Equality 7-2521’s need to be an individual seem all the more drastic, no matter how innocent it may seem to readers. Equality’s need to be his own person and motivation to follow his childhood dream of being a
A person is identified by what makes he or she different from others, his or her individuality. Only through individuality can a person be set apart from others; individuals are remembered throughout history for what set them apart, not how they are similar to another. Individuality may seem like an easy task to accomplish, but in truth it is one of the hardest things to accomplish in life, a view also shared by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment,” Individuality is the greatest accomplishment in life due the the sheer odds against an individual and the number of outside forces trying to influence him or her. Individuality is like talent; everybody has the ability to make use of it, but rarely anybody ever takes advantage of it. Since the dawn of history, those who are remembered are those who dared to be individual, those who worked against society and the odds to be themselves.
He includes an array of characters to demonstrate the acceptable and unacceptable reactions to those absurdities. Through Rieux, Camus states his changing belief that the absurd prevents any hope of a future. Instead, man chooses either to deny it, succumb to its power, cling to abstractions, or revolt against it. Nevertheless, man always continues to search for meaning in life. Camus discovers that man can never effectively fight the absurd as displayed in this quote.
It is so powerful that sometimes gods also were helpless against fate. Although they were aware of their fate but could not change it. So it was uncontrollable and supernatural phenomenon for Greeks. As in Oedipus Rex, Prophet very clearly admits that it is impossible to overcome upon fate. So by pronouncing" what will be, will be", he drops his guns and fully rely on the favoritism of fate.
Men and women are human beings and equal in each rule in this life. Although there are differences between them, these differences make them unique and special. In fact, men always think that women are created to be treated as slaves. For instance, they prevent them from saying their opinions and forcing them to stay at home to cook and raise their children. However, women have to fight against these men in order to prove themselves in the society.
His mentor turns to Adam. “If you do as I say, you’ll be fine.” In all of the entirety of Adam’s life did he not expect to be stood meekly on stage expected to act out scenarios on-spot. The unpredictability of the situation made Adam feel plenty like a marionette; putty in someone else’s hands with no control.
Obedience is the heart of political power because every action a government takes relies on the people 's support, which means without it the government would be nothing. We the people are the beams holding a heavy ceiling that is the government. If we stop supporting it, it will collapse, and be left no more than rubble.
josh Sundquist has trust issues, he doesn 't feel like he 's good enough for anybody. but Josh Sundquist is a fighter, he sees the beauty in everything and always tries to give 100 percent effort. I find myself in the way Josh Sundquist acts toward others and how he feels about himself. the way he always wants the people he is around to love themselves and be better, how he fights for what he believes in, and how he wants to get 100 percent out of life and won 't just give 100 perfect effort and just quit.
Violence is not something one, no matter one 's level of expertise, can actually plan for. I can think of many tough young men dead young now. The symbolism of the ring, or the octagon gain resonance because they appeal to our desperate need for order out of the desperate appearance of chaos, for a struggle, if not for a taste of our hero 's invulnerability, for a portion of his honor and nobility. Gorn ties this drive, over time, to the class struggle both in England and America, and how the working class who fought for workers rights often identified closely with great fighters and bare-knuckle boxers. This is not a mindless venture into violence this study is a glimpse into the reality of working class heroes that perhaps many who purport to be their champions among the liberal class would rather shy away from.
All that glitters is not gold. As a child, one often believes that one's life is perfect, but as one is exposed to the ugliness of the world, pain shatters the illusion, engendering the arrival of maturity and adulthood. Donna Milner's After River examines issues evolving around the childish notion of perfection. Natalie never realizes that her perfect family is naught but a false pretense; her enthrallment in perfection and inability to shed the childish belief hinders her growth.