He puts effort into teaching Doodle to walk and swim, but even then he is cruel to his brother. He is not helping Doodle out of compassion but because it is more convenient in the long run. However he can not abandoned Doodle quick enough when Doodle fails his expectations. Ambition can be valuable but ambition is most valuable in the face of adversity. If the narrator had handled his disappointment in Doodle with poise his brother would not be dead.
Money, wealth and power have always been in the forefront of man’s greedy and selfish mind and heart. Do all these things truly bring happiness? Great men have risen and fallen due to a failure to control their urges and tame the very things that they believe will free them. The characters in The Great Gatsby all struggle with that ideal. They subscribe to the idea that money can buy happiness; when in reality, all it brings to them is misery.
The noun “despair” communicate his desire to be dominant over others and cause them the reason to fear him like the God. Ozymandias here is comparing himself to the Gods as inferred in the words” king of kings”. Shelley paints an unflattering picture of the pharaoh, perhaps to show his dislike for monarchs and rulers.Shelley uses enjambment to perhaps represent something ‘ongoing’- which is of course what the Pharaoh wanted: immortality. And to be considered to have been powerful forever The line “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair” seem idiculous and pathetic as no-one is looking at all. The repetition of king’s show how arrogant Ozymandias was, yet when compared to the crumbling ruins of his statue, the poet undermines him and shows that he did not last forever as he thought he would.
Although it evokes emotions of resentment from the Council, it remains a milestone within Equality’s evolution. Similarly, Equality revolutionizes his sphere of philosophy. As he broadens his once narrow scope of the world and allows his imagination to wander, he realizes that the brotherhood is not as divine as it is praised to be. While devising the birth of his new society, he figures that because of the “worship [of the word “We”], the structure of centuries collapsed...whose every beam had come from the thought of some one man…[who] existed but for [his] own sake” (Rand 102). It is due to the endurance of collectivism that success is impeded and the “beams” that are supposed to support the monument of society instead “collaps[e]” under their own cause.
The first major aspect that leads to the Creature’s fall from grace is appearance. Victor works tirelessly in academia because he believes to have found the solution to generate life. Once Victor succeeds, the Creature’s demonic appearance mortifies him. Victor describes his work with disdaining imagery, stating, “I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motivation, it became a thing such as even Dante could have conceived" (Shelley 36). Although Victor successfully creates what would be his greatest academic achievement, he abandons his creation, showing that the Creature's ugliness is a prevailing factor for his isolation from civilization.
Ayn Rand’s Anthem gives an interesting take on what a society without a sense of individualism would look like. The main character of this book, Equality 7-2521, struggles with his life when he wants to take off on his own path and express his personal ideas, however everyone else meets these ideas with anger and skepticism. Everyone has been persuaded to believe that everybody is equal and no one has the right to have individualised thoughts. Equality 7-2521’s thirst for knowledge helps him break out of these chains. His desire to learn leads him to branch out and explore new things, helping him form new individualised thoughts.
When speaking of Equality’s invention, a Scholar declares “And if this should lighten the toil of men...then it is a great evil, for men have no cause to exist save in toiling for other men” (74). The purpose of technology is to make lives easier, so if the government removes technology, they’re also saying that the purpose of living is to suffer. If they want as much work to be done for the people as possible, then they need to accept the fact that some changes must be made to how everyone lives. Moreover, the choice for Equality’s job does not make sense. In response to the choice of Street Sweeper, Equality thinks, “We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it” (26).
In the screenplay, O Brother Where Art Thou by the Coen Brothers, Everett is originally depicted as an egocentric individual who cares more about his own image than the wellbeing of his friends. His self- absorbed attitude is a direct comparison to Odysseus in the book The Odyssey by Homer, who is presented as self- centered for getting his men into trouble and leading many to death. While at the same time portrays his cleverness and his ability to think fast in a time of turmoil. Throughout the journey Everett transforms from being selfish to being a leader who genuinely cares about his companions Pete and Delmar, by using his quick-witted intelligence to save them from harm. Ulysses Everett is seen by the audience as a suave and smooth talking
In Black Boy, Richard Wright leads a difficult life, yet he is able to persevere through it. Richard has an independent personality that protects him from getting betrayed, but his stubbornness causes him trouble to adapt to a better life. His superior intelligence gives him an advantage over others and makes him think about the future more than others, but they mistreat him for it. Because of his high intelligence, he shares a different moral of equality that makes him stand alone against the whites. The unique personality and beliefs of Richard Wright, like his stubbornness to change, lead to a life of isolation that caused his actions to deviate towards conflict pushing others away.
Their ambition drives them to take risks and even put the lives of themselves and others on the line. Throughout the novel, these characters toil with the pursuit of forbidden knowledge by suffering through the ramifications of their decisions to satisfy their desires. The author implies that blind ambition can lead to the downfall of beings who don’t limit their curiosity. These endeavors include determining the secret of life as well as its creation, discovering a passage in the North Pole, and learning to understand one’s place in the world. Victor Frankenstein suffers from the cost of knowledge by allowing his thirst for the unknown to exceed his limits.
He believes that his dreams of becoming a business are more important than Beneatha’s dream to become a doctor.Walter also exemplifies greed when he says, “No-- it was always money, Mama. We just didn 't know about it” (1.2. 339), revealing money is more important. Amanda Kelly, author of The Art of Social Criticism: Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin in the Sun states that “Walter dreams of being a man and is simply consumed by the incorrect belief that materialism is the only means toward this goal” (Kelly par 3). Walter
As a rule, humans tend to try and figure out why they are on this planet. In sinclair lewis’s babbitt, a successful realtor tries to find his true desires by changing things about his life before he realizes he already had what he wanted. on the other hand, arthur miller’s death of a salesman follows willie loman, an unsuccessful salesman, in his struggles to get his life back to where he thinks it should be. It could be said that these two stories have little to do with each other but they both exemplify this rule. The two characters are trying to find themselves without understanding the consequences of their actions.
Because he don not want any one know about he said the lie, and he want to teach his children be a good person in the world Although "The Crucible" is a powerful drama, it stands second to "Death of a Salesman" as a work of art. Mr. Miller had had more trouble with this one, perhaps because he is too conscious of its implications. The literary style is cruder. The early motivation is muffled in the uproar of the opening scene, and the theme does not develop with the simple eloquence of "Death of a Salesman." ---------By BROOKS