Society in both Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem and in today’s world has given negative connotation to egoism, but to Prometheus, the protagonist, it is holy. While his entire society believes that having an ego is related to evil, Prometheus challenges everything he is told and discovers and defines himself as an egoist, giving a new meaning to the word. Through events along his journey which confidently affected him, Equality achieved pride in himself and his accomplishments. Much like his so called brothers, he too was once brainwashed by the collectivist community surrounding him. His first step towards escaping was his discovery of the tunnel where he felt safe from this society; where his mind was not
He was fantasized by those who want to live the adventurous life like him. People relished to learn about the stories of outlaws, criminals like Jessi James and consider them as heroic. The common myth about Jessie James portrays him as a kind man with prankish charmer and a murderer, thief, a gangster and terrorist who is being loved by the people. No one did know yet why Jessie was admired is it his flamboyant gang or his adventurous life. One of the reasons he was loved is because he steals from rich and gives to poor.
In as much as Troy exhibits a villain personality throughout the play, he can also be regarded as a hero. He is at the center of the play and the main character whom the audience focuses on. There are various incidences in which Troy has portrayed his heroic nature. First and foremost, Troy is a brave and courageous individual with a wild imagniation. He is seen to courageously approach his boss and request for a driving job instead of collecting garbage like other colored persons who have fallen victims of racist influence.
Percy is falsely accused for stealing a lightning bolt, and wants to prove that he didn't. Percy Jackson is persevere in many ways. Initially, when Percy played capture the flag in his camp, his persevere characteristic kept him alive. Annabeth was very close to killing him, but he never gave up, and fought for his team. Subsequently, Percy's mom was abducted by the Minotaur.
When most people think of Al Capone, they often regard him as a villain because of his historical status as a criminal. However, his family knew first hand how loving he could be. From growing up in a large family, to being at the lead of an empire, Capone was always there to help those who needed him. His enemies however, knew that Capone did not have the desire to serve everyone. Despite humble beginnings, Al Capone was an interesting character that turned into one of the most well known villains with a good side.
His character has a high social status by having a good reputable name and being a landowner. John is shown to be a good but not too good of a character by having an affair with Abigail Williams, not knowing the ten commandments, and not going to church often. Finally, the audience feels pity for him for saving others, but leaving his family to do so. John Proctor follows the basic archetype of a tragic hero. Every story has it’s own types of archetype.
Beowulf is brave and grendel is spiteful. They both act out pride because Beowulf is an epic hero and most epic heros let the pride eat then. In other words it gets to their heads, which then hurts them in the end. Grendel has more of a vengeful pride. He killed Herot men for fun and because he was annoyed by their stories.
Odysseus is very self-conscious about the way people perceive him. He wants people near and far to know his name and he wants the fame and recognition he believes he deserves. Along the way home Odysseus performs daring feats and lets his ego get in the way of his mind, and makes bold decisions which gets dozens of his men slaughtered. Odysseus and Everett are exceedingly similar. They both are leaders who put their personal aspirations ahead of the men who are serving right alongside them.
He did not just kill people to get what he wanted, he was successful in large crime organizations. Many say he had an evil heart but truly had a kind heart He was a very generous man. Some people thought of him as a modern day Robin Hood. He would help the needy by getting what the needed form the bad. He went from having rival gangs being tortured and killed, to running his alcohol business, to being the most notorious mobsters of all time.
Psychopathic Success in Hamlet Although many people believe Claudius is a noble king in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Claudius has shown symptoms of being a partial psychopath. His actions have played a large part in his success and cause him to fit the title of an “almost psychopath”, which “are also called “successful psychopaths,” because they often do quite well in life despite the gradual accumulation of victims in their wake.”(Zuger) Claudius’ self centered, egotistical and unremorseful personalities have caused him to make decisions while overcome with greed and jealousy. Therefore due to the actions derived from his jealousy of his brother’s throne Claudius has become a partial psychopath or “almost Psychopath”. In many cases greed or jealousy
These actions caused by the society advise Scout about people and the existence of Maycomb. For example, when Scout and Miss Maudie are discussing how some men were born to do undesirable jobs for the world, Scout says, “I always thought Maycomb folks were the best folks in the world, least that’s what they seemed like” (218). Scout is definitely learning the shady elements in reality of Maycomb, from the undesirable jobs to unpleasant people, they come from cowards. Miss Maudie realizes how prejudice citizens are about colored citizens and others unreasonable assumptions. In addition, when Atticus was strolling by the Post Office, Bob Ewell approaches him and spat in his face after stating he would get him if it took him the rest of his life.