This confrontation shows how his concealment is another example of his typical resourcefulness, which he uses as a defence in this situation because he is unsure whether this unknown person is trustworthy or not. Odysseus’ heightened sense of awareness of possible enemies is a result of his constant confrontation with danger on his journey home. Being one step ahead of everyone else helped him to survive. For example, when he and his men are faced with having to escape the cave of the cyclops, Odysseus’ idea to blind the cyclops saves them from death; however, this action also caused a delay in his homecoming, because Poseidon—the father of the cyclops—punishes him by causing storms, thus elongating his homecoming. This is one instance in which Odysseus’ resourcefulness has ambiguous consequences, which raises the question that perhaps his saving grace could also be a negative trait in certain situations.
Odyssey displays many traits of leadership. First,his leadership is demonstrated when his crew obeys his commands.Homer’s text states that his crew “delivers me from my restraint.” Because his crew respects him, they obey him. As well as demonstrating strengths, he also portrays character weaknesses. Good leaders should not put their followers at risk; risking lives instead of saving them demonstrates weakness. A weakness that Odyssey has is selfishness.Odyssey puts his own crew in jeopardy for him to hear the sirens.Homer’s text states ”Me only she permits those strains to hear.” Another weakness odyssey portrays is behavior.
Proctor says; “ let them that near dead now take their souls, it is pretence to me.” Proctor talks good about the people who decided not to confess. He Doesn't want to say anything that will harm them. Proctor doesn't think he’s doing the right thing by confessing and wants to change his mind to do the right thing. John proctor is successful in helping his friends be
Although there was no consequence of Odysseus hearing the Sirens song he imposed the risk to his crew. He took an unnecessary risk of listening to the song where he could have plugged his ears with wax. Heroes must be willing to take risks in order to help the greater good. Conclusion- Pride, curiosity and risk-taking are Odysseus’ flaws that are relatable to the common man. Odysseus is known to many as a courageous king that won the Trojan War and returned home to rule Ithaca but in order for him to complete these heroic actions he had to face many of his flaws.
John later admits to his affair to save the lives of his loved ones. He goes from an individual who is prideful in himself, to someone who believes that showing loyalty and respect for others is superior to being a selfish person. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor changes in his willingness to confront the court, admitting to his affair, and altering his perspective of himself, which demonstrates Miller’s emphasis that too much pride causes selfishness but pride is acceptable when it shows respect for others. John Proctor is unwilling to confront the court at all because he knows the legitimacy of the court and does not want to admit to his mistakes. John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court.
The friendship they developed on the river and through their adventure causes Huck to be more concerned for Jim’s safety than society’s need to keep Jim captive. Huck, therefore, sees Jim as his friend and ignores society’s expectations to treat him less than human. After tearing up the letter he writes to Miss Watson, Huck “... studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: ‘All right, then, I’ll go to hell’” (214). Huck realizes that Jim is in need of assistance so he decides to do what is morally correct, which is to help Jim escape. Huck decides to act on his morals rather than be held captive by society; Huck believes that he has to act in the best interest of Jim and does not consider what society believes is acceptable behavior.
Towards the middle of Book II, Telemachus feels discouraged about the probability of him being able to successfully complete the quest to retrieve his father. Seeing his distress, Athena attempts to rally him by stating that Telemachus’ quest couldn’t fail because he possessed the distinctive traits of his father that Athena seems to find so admirable. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on, not if your father’s spirit courses through your veins- now there was a man, I’d say, in words and actions both! So how can your journey end in shipwreck or defeat? Only if you we're not his stock, Penelope’s too, then I’d fear you're hopes might come to grief.
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
My Great Uncle Bobby’s current state of imprisonment might make him a bad candidate for the role, but he actually inspires me very much. His words of wisdom have encouraged me to go for my goals and chase my dreams. He regrets the mistakes he made in his life, even if it is too late to correct them. My uncle remains positive despite his previous bad decisions and luck. He is the reason I will never do drugs or give up in life.
In the lle by eugene O’Neill a man is so desperate to reach his goals that he not only risks the lives of his crew, but he also neglects his wife who is getting sicker because of him. “Because it 's a stupid, stubborn reason. Oh, I heard you talking with the second mate. You 're afraid the other captains will sneer at you because you didn 't come back with a full ship. You want to live up to our silly reputation even if you do have to beat and starve men and drive me mad to do it.” The captains is being told that all he really cares for is his reputation more than his men and wife 's safety.
When the captain responded by telling Collins that it is a risky trip, Collins was uncomfortable in his answer of saying that he will go nonetheless. The conversation was able to manifest the true intentions of Collins, a true hero with the essence of courage would be undaunted by the danger and will want to help for the sake of others. However, Collins was timid about his answer and was uncomfortable with his own response to his captain, showing that he does not actually want to get the water for his comrades because he was indecisive to his answer to the captain. Overall, Crane was able indicate the theme of the story by showing the true reasoning of his actions primarily through his conversations with his comrades and his
When a wave moves over the sand on the bottom of the ocean the sand it picks up will settle in a different location building up. This process is also helped by the pull of rip currents and backwash. A barrier beach is simply a largely exposed sand bar made and kept by similar forces. Monomoy Island is a perfect example of a barrier beach. A barrier beach is made of primarily sand and is in constant flux.