Imagine spending your whole life doing one thing that you believed was good, then one day find out that you were completely wrong and you have not been doing good. This is what Javert found out through his journey of chasing Jean Valjean over the years. Would this turn your world upside down? Would it make you feel like your whole life was a lie? It did to Javert in the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, and is the reason why Jean Valjean is the reason Javert had no other choice than to take his own life.
Many would see V as a hero due to the fact that he is trying to free a country and its civilians from an oppressive government. Majority would argue that his goal is a righteous one. On the contrary, V’s goal is heavily flawed and misguided. V seeks to give freedom, but while doing this he never gives the people of England a choice in the matter. In V for Vendetta, V tortured Evey, pushing her until she would adopt his point of view.
This is where human nature really comes in, an eye for eye, teeth for teeth type situation. But revenge isn’t always the best thing, and when we start having revengeful thoughts we need to look back at ourselves and stop ourselves from doing it. Dromoor thinks he did the right thing, thinks that he got back at them for what they did to Tina and Bethie, but he didn’t. He only made the situation worse and will end up spending life in jail for what he did to them. The ones that did survive are free and out in the world, while he will be stuck in a jail cell for something that really didn’t involve him at all except for the fact that he was their friend and that he was the first on the scene to help.
According to Plutarch, an ancient philosopher, said, "The wicked do not need the punishment of God or man, because his corrupt and tormented life is a continuous punishment for them.” This phrase shows how although in some part of the life of Faustus he has everything, at the end he lost everything. When Faustus understand that his contract was about to end, he lives his last days with a lot of fear of what could happen. Faustus ignores God to have a life full of gratuities, fear, and power. Of course, he got it, but he regrets at the end because he ignores God and his punishment was a perpetual life in the
The message would be more suited to Creon. Though he may come out as being the bad guy, he only followed what his principles dictated. In the end it was his pride that lead him to commit grave mistakes that later on would haunt and torment him. He made mistakes believing that he was the one in the right, he had angered the gods and the gods retaliated. Though he was given the chance to redeem himself but he acted too late.
Before Nimona, he was a promising rise hero until Sir Goldenloin shot his arm and took the other only option since,“ The Institution had no use for a one-armed hero”(Stevenson 6). From the institution’s sentiment a lost limb is a sign of weakness and an embarrassment, then Blackheart ask himself why lacking one thing can’t allow you to follow your passion and have others do it for you? He decides as a villain he would do it on his own terms vs the traditional. In the beginning of chapter four, Nimona brags about us being the evil stereotype but Blackheart explains being evil is not always about chaos and massacre which he intends to follow (Stevenson 21-23). This decision proves the author does not want a typical good vs evil story but allow the characters to choose their own legacy.
Creon thinks that the people will think of him as a liar if he lets Antigone free. Ironically, the people want Antigone to be set free and honored. His hamartia, his fear of losing power, becomes so immense it corrupts him. He even declares that, “...The city is the king’s-that’s the law” (Antigone, Line 824). Little did he know that peripeteia will come rushing forward and make his life
Anakin knows he’s the one of the most important Jedi who is supposed to save the galaxy from harm; however, his impatience causes him to start turning against the Jedi because they were preventing him from the council. That was because firstly, he was too young and secondly, the council didn’t trust him because they thought he was working with the chancellor, which he was. Palpatine’s offerings to Anakin were very important for him and because of Anakin’s ego, Palpatine easily convinced Anakin to join the dark side. This shows Anakin’s impatience, which led to his poor choice of joining Palpatine and the dark side. Also, because of how much he valued power and wanted to become even more highly-ranked, he started following Palpatine’s orders even when they were very extreme and harmful towards the Jedi.
Therefore, the Underground Man cannot stop being himself. Refutation of Opposing Argument 2: This man gets hideous when he wants to be appreciated by others. He should not need to be noticed, for the reason that if he is seen, then he will harm others by this opportunity. “Once indeed, I had a friend. But I was already a tyrant at heart; I wanted to exercise unbounded sway over him… all I needed him was to win a victory over him, to subjugate him and nothing else”.
This realisation, along with his pride and power is too much for him to overcome. One could argue that it is his inability to adapt which seals his fate. Okonkwo’s death, all due to his aggressive behaviour and inner struggle to avoid becoming like his father, is brutal. Since the beginning of the novel, I thought death would come to Okonkwo. However, I never imagined that the above characteristics would cause Okonkwo to seek death himself.