In the end, I ran.” (Hosseini 77). Amir obviously shook by seeing his best friend raped, did not know how to react in the situation. Therefore, his fight or flight instincts kicked in and he ran off still in a state of shock. Perhaps the reason he never told Hassan was that he felt guilty that he did not do anything for him but ran. Even then, he just acted even worse than before, not changing for the better but for the worse.
In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the main character Amir lives with the guilt of watching his best friend, and brother, get raped. That day, he neglected to speak up, and the guilt of the event tormented ever waking moment of his life; however, when facing the boy who’d raped Hassan years later: he did what he knew he had to do and as the conflict was resolved, so was his emotional pain. Amir’s life had been different living with guilt, but his world was looked at from a whole new light once it was gone, Amir learned the power of his voice; he learned the power of avenging those you
If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
One of the most famous works of literature was written near the end of the 8th Century BCE. This work of literature takes the reader through the long, harsh journey Odysseus had through to return home. During his journey, Odysseus goes through many challenges which includes escaping from the Sirens. While escaping from the Sirens, Odysseus told his men tied up on a sail of a boat, and not to untie him even if he begs, and his men had beeswax in their ear to block the Sirens and Odysseus voices. Since Odysseus was so intimidated by the Sirens causing his hubris to disappear.
Throughout the novel Odysseus perseveres through obstacles to get to the main goal, returning home. One conflict he faces is the wrath of Poseidon. “All the gods had pitied Lord Odysseus, all but Poseidon”(840), who continuously drew Odysseus’ ship away from his home land. Nether the less he persevered through
People can differ greatly when it comes to ideas and their actions which come into conflict when they differ too greatly in the play Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone, the main character rebels against her uncle (the new king of Thebes) because he wouldn’t bury one of the two brothers who killed each other in a civil war. Creon who refuses to bury the body gets advised to bury it under god's laws but repeatedly goes against Zeus and eventually his own son. Consequently this results in his doctrine of “State over everything and everyone” backfiring in his face with Creon’s eventual downfall.Therefore, listening to people equally; no matter the gender, race, or how wise they are is essential for anyone in power. To not do so would be any leader’s downfall.
He remained headstrong, stubborn and selfish in his actions, even warranting rebuke from the men on certain occasions. This is seen in the very first conflict that is witnessed on the pages of The Iliad. Agamemnon is faced with the request to give up his war prize, and immediately and indignantly decides against all the council of the army in order to keep his prize of a woman (28). With this decision, he sought his own desires selfishly and disconnected himself from the men he was meant to lead. Granted, he possessed a strong will, a thing very necessary for good leadership.
The theme of revenge as depicted in Homer's The Odyssey comes into play when Odysseus exacts his punishment on the wooers that invaded and denigrated his home. The revenge, in my opinion, was not only acceptable, but also, a necessity given the gravity of the situation. Although Odysseus' justice was swift and severe, this epic could not allow moderation in punishment, as it wouldn't follow the grandiosity of the story's theme. The actions of Odysseus were justified because he endured years and years of turmoil and battle. His goal was to return to his home-land and wife, Penelope.
This sequence of events changes his view and molds Odysseus’ character in regard to his surviving friends and family. For example, Odysseus taunted Polyphemus and incited the wrath of Polyphemus and Poseidon, which led to the deaths of all his crewmembers. That was incredibly unwise, and not worthy of a leader who is responsible for the protection protect of his men. However, Odysseus learns his lesson, and realizes that he needed to grow through his horrifying experience of the earlier deaths. By the time Odysseus finally returns to his home, he not only has a burning desire to avenge his family by killing the suitors, but he also attained a greater understanding for the suffering of others.
After defeating the Cyclops and heading back out into the sea he stood on his ship mocking the Cyclops. When escaping the cave he chose the wooliest ram for himself which shows selfishness. He also leads his men into their own fates. Circe had warned Odysseus about Scylla to not try and fight her even when she already has six of his men, but he did not listen to her advice and tried to fight her and lost three more of his men. Once back to Ithaca there were many suitors insulting him, his wife, son, house, and the gods and begging for Penelope’s hand in marriage.
I shook the branch and made it fall, I myself cannot truly tell whether or not I meant to shake that branch but I do regret it. I was in a competition with Finny in my own mind, but that was no reason to ruin him. I was always trying to beat him and that caused such a rage inside me that will never compare to anything because I wanted nothing more than to be him. He was almost perfect in every way and I was not, that never sat well with me. Things changed once he fell, he was dependent on me, and he needed me.
“You’re Beowulf, are you – the same boastful fool who fought a swimming match with Brecca and lost” said Unferth within lines 239-24. Beowulf knew that he could handle the demon, but Unferth was furious because he felt as if the Danes people and himself, could fight their own battles. He felt as if it made his people look bad, because they needed help from an outside hero. I feel as if in that same way some people around our school look at someone and just think they aren’t what or who they say they are. During football season, some of the guys that I thought were my friends would talk about how I wasn’t any good or couldn’t save the team from a big play at any given moment.
He was shooting me over and over again with the dozen of bullets. God: “The pain that you feel are your mistake.” Me: “Not enough… not enough pain.” After those pain that I receive and it was not enough for me, I just decide to go fishing in the nowhere places. God: “Is time to go.” Me: “I’m not ready yet.” God: “So tell me your story.” Me: “I am not a good father for my son, Alex. I always told him that choose a good career,