He’ll only know someone is hurting him because Daddy was bad. He’ll be very frightened.”(Quitters 218) Morrison is so close to tears after hearing that and calls Donatti a “... filthy bastard.”(Quitters 218) This validates the thought of his wife and son suffering from his mistakes causes enough pain for him to avoid smoking. Further, When Morrison considers the
For example, in Stave One it says, “But he was a tight-fited hand at the grindstone. Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching covetous old sinner!” This shows that Scrooge it not a good man because he has committed many sins. Also, Scrooge proves himself to be extremely rude when in stave one he was telling his nephew Fred, “every idiot who goes about ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled in his own
“While the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house.”(Bradbury pg.7) The symbols connects to Montag because burning books he loves to burn books with pleasure and taking away people 's knowledge. He destroys books because it is what he does as a fireman. In Fahrenheit 451 the government does not want people to have
In The Kite Runner, shown in multiple ways, shame can be an extremely destructive force in an individual’s life by destroying relationships between loved ones. The force of shame triggered Amir to turn his back on his best friend whom he later finds out is his brother, Hassan. Amir framed Hassan by saying he stole from him, “I lifted Hassan’s mattress and planted my new watch and a handful of Afghani bills under it.” Amir was dishonored by not taking up for Hassan when he was in need of his assistance, so Amir’s shame caught up with him and assumed it would make matters better by attempting to have Baba get rid of him and Ali by framing him. Also, Amir disrespected Hassan and hit him in the chest with a pomegranate, “I hurled the pomegranate at him.” To me this was an attempt for Amir to test Hassan’s honor and respect by seeing if he would hit him back;
For example, in The Odyssey, Odysseus and many others show their respect to the gods. After escaping from the Cyclops's cave, Odysseus divided up the stolen sheep, but he slaughtered the old ram in Zeus's honor to appease him. Zeus’ lightning descends and…,k,mlkmlkmlk It was a sunny day, small, fluffy looking clouds were in the sky, on a Sunday. My family drove to Holland..., what I call, “The Big Temple.” It was most likely the day of a half-moon or a quarter moon; I don’t remember. I recall walking in late, and everyone calling out, “Hey, it’s the family from St. Joe!” My sister and I would always blush as red as a tomato when we arrived late.
When the Cyclops is asleep, Odysseus drew out the very caustic and scorching hot wood stake he carved earlier. Odysseus said, “God breathed great courage into us then” (Homer, 107). Odysseus wields the stake and pierces the single eye of Polyphemos, blinding him and giving leeway to Odysseus’ escape. Secondly, the Sirens coon a beautiful song that no man can resist and lure men to their deaths, and Odysseus desired to cheat the Sirens and observe the song without being drawn in. Odysseus decided to take wax and plug up his ears as he sailed past the island of the Sirens.
Another example of social hypocrisy is the characters the Duke and the King. The Duke and the King show Huckleberry and Jim how tough it is to live in the society they do. For example, Twain states, “Then he turns around, blubbering, and makes a lot of idiotic signs to the duke on his hands, and blamed if he didn’t drop a carpetbag and bust out a-crying. If they warn’t the beatenest lot, them two frauds, that ever I struck” (Twain 193). Huckleberry tells us how the King and the Duke are faking being a dead man’s brother.
Transitional word or phrase using point 2: Pride can cause the destruction of relationships with friends and family. Second powerful example form short story supporting your argument (page #): ”The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to nought was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind…” (Hurst - 176) Explanation of quotation and how it proves your belief: The narrator was proud of himself and his brother, but once he realized that he had failed, he lashed out at his brother, and left him behind eventually to die. Transitional word or phrase using point 3: One final reason that pride is a bad thing, is if an individual has too much pride, it can lead him or her to harm
Hamlet states “this is most brave, that he, the son of a dear father murder’d, prompted to his revenge by heaven and hell, must like a whore unpack his heart with words and fall a-cursing like a very drab, a scullion!” (Act 2 Scene 2, Lines 569-575) Hamlet is tormented by his inability to physically confront Claudius and that he resorts only to words. Hamlet shortly after contemplates whether or not it “‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings of arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Lines 57-60) Hamlet questions if his revenge is worth the agony of his sanity or if he should take a stand against Claudius. This question is manifested in the popular phrase: “to be or not to be, that is the question.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Line 56) How Hamlet’s revenge is affecting the interactions between individuals is clearly indicated by the conversations Polonius has with Claudius. Polonius spews all of his suspicions concerning Hamlet such as his stealing of Ophelia’s heart and his alleged “madness” to Claudius. Polonius falsely believes that “the origin and commencement of Hamlet’s grief sprung from neglected love.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Lines 177-178) Claudius believes the lies Polonius speaks which explains the varied perceptions each character has of Hamlet’s behaviour: Gertrude doesn’t want to believe that Hamlet is mad, Claudius is legitimately concerned for Hamlet, and Polonius is enraged by Hamlet’s advancements towards Ophelia.
Oedipus who tries to make Creon looks like an evil person explains to Jocasta, his wife that he caught Creon in the act of wanting to stab him, which was not the case. “Precisely, I caught him in the act, Jocasta, plotting, about to stab me in the back” (Qtd in Barnet, Burto, & Cain, p. 1117). Oedipus who was challenging and discourteous most of the time violent temper plays a significant role in his downfall makes him a tragic flaw. Another tragedy of Oedipus as a tragic hero was that he was a proud man, who thinks he knew it all and would not listen to anyone. One of his greatest acts of hubris was that he denies his fate of the oracle and defy the prophecies of the gods that later came to reality, and despite his growing up in Corinth he was a son of the land of Thebes.
Brother was cruel to Doodle. He shows this by making Doodle touch his own coffin. ‘One time I showed him his casket, telling him how we all believed he would die.’(418) Another example when Brother was cruel to Doodle was at the end of the story when Brother left Doodle in the rain. ‘The rain came, roaring through the pines. And then, like a bursting Roman candle, a gum tree ahead of us was shattered by a bolt of lightning.
In the past prideful rulers have caused more destruction and downfall than anything. Having pride may be good, but having to much can be the downfall of man. In the play Antigone, King Creon being overyly prideful ultimately leads to the death of himself emotionally. Creon shows a couple of occasions when he has way to much pride; when Antigone and he sister are condemned to death for trying to give burial rights to their brother, but Creon has them arrested and does not care even though he is related to them. Because of that, it leads to the death of Antigone and also leaves Ismene without a family.
Telemachus releases his pent-up testosterone to take care of a problem that he should have dealt with a while ago, the suitors. “Suitors plague my mother-against her will-/… By god, it’s intolerable, what they do-disgrace,/ my house a shambles!” (Homer. 2. 55- 68) is an excerpt from Telemachus’ speech to rid the suitors. He literally tells the suitors that they are leeches and they lack the guts to properly ask for his mother’s hand in marriage by asking her father.