Their epic achievements, humility as well as virtues are grander. These are the same stories and themes that have been explored in detail by the emerging writers. However, looking at Beowulf and Sir Gawain, which are Epics and stories of heroes, they are very short to be considered epic. Their hero storyline with the including of romanism it is clear that the medieval romance tradition was to be followed by the new addition of writers. In their own stories, each of the heroes in both Sir Gawain and The Green Knight as well as in Beowulf they have achieved their storyline objectives.
This section of the novel was powerful because it connected all of literature’s history. Instead of viewing literature as a mass collection of novels, it can now be viewed as one story. By viewing literature as one story “you begin to pick up on some of these other elements, these parallels and analogies, however, you’ll find your understanding of the novel deepens and becomes more meaningful, more complex” (Foster 31). Consequentially, literary works are based on other literary works which solidify their eternal connection. Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in.
However, just because they did not need slaves does not mean that they were not pro-slavery. Just about everyone in the typical Yeoman farmer family had a job or chores they were required to do to help out on the land and they often dreaded it. For example, men had to tend to the plantations while women tended the house. Children even had to help gather and collect items and food necessary to keep the family going. Yeoman farmers were also craftsman skilled in carpentry and blacksmithing therefore they were able to produce some income.
However, Okonkwo was born to a poor man and certainly was not noble-born. Yet, Okonkwo displays abundant understanding towards the complications and willing to climb the ladder to achieve his success in his young age, which is other common trait in tragic hero. The advantage that he has is in Ibo society, they allow each man to earn their own titles without family inheritance so Okonkwo able to take this opportunity to create his own fortune separate from family bequest. In his young age he is able to have two barns full of yams and also three wives. He does not want to turn out to be just like his father poor, ignorance and nwaanyi (womanly in Ibo).
“ Had we been as free from all sins as gluttony and drunkenness we might have been canonized as saints” (James 72) . At one point in time there was two colonists leader’s named John Smith and William Bradford. John smith a man who settled off with a crew of men to find land for business, on the other hand the man named William Bradford was on the search for land and settle for a hometown. Both men came for opportunity to the new world, same but different, and they are different because of character, leadership and reason, the reason for John smith and the reason for William Bradford to arriving to the new world. John smith was a selfish and bragged a lot about himself and his success.
For this reason, McCandless traveled with little effects. In addition, McCandless thought he could found the solution to his frustration with the adultery of his father, and found the true happiness for his life through escaping into the wild. Chris McCandless endangered his life many times in this adventure, and perhaps he was trying to find the happiness of the life through risking his life. He highlighted passages that he felt a strong connection to. McCandless highlighted one of the passage in the book “Family Happiness” by Leo Tolstoy.
The Author Charles Frazier wrote in his book Cold Mountain “[No] matter what a waste a man has made of ones life, it is ever possible to find some path to redemption, however partial” John Proctor is a prime example of this quote. Towards the beginning of the play Miller gives the reader an impression that he is a selfish and immoral man that does not care about his family or the feelings of his wife, Elizabeth. As the play goes on however Miller’s representation of proctor can sway the opinions they have of John when he decides to let himself be hanged for good reason. Within the short timeline of the story John Proctor was able to look past his mistakes and restored his morals. John Proctor was denounced in the story when he was seduced
The protagonist of the novella, Equality 7-2521, is of this collective. He’s adventurous, inquisitive, practically insubordinate, but he respects his brothers and he also respects himself. The novella is full of predicaments in which he does not heed to the standards of his society. His inquisitive sense sways his capability to compose. His impression on the law shifts in the climax as compared to his views in the genesis of Anthem.
He is the reason that Sarty has to act to do what is deemed right in this story. If it were not for fire, he would not be burning these barns. “For Abner, fire has almost mystical powers” (Loges). He uses it to get back at all of the rich people throughout his life because he is at a sort or war against these people. Towards the end of the story, he loses his lawsuit with Major de Spain, the landowner, and he is “still in the hat and coat, at once formal and burlesque as though dressed carefully for some shabby and ceremonial violence” (Faulkner).
An example of this would be The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I would consider The Golden Compass a fantastic piece of literature because of its ability to appeal to audiences young and old. It is a mystical adventure of bravery, and kindness for younger readers and a much more intellectual journey with commentaries on religion, authority, and the human condition for older readers. Pullman did not write for one specific audience in mind, but he wrote for the sake of communicating a message, and doing it in a smart and entertaining fashion.