He understood that Chris was a well educated and arrogant man, leading him to be full of himself, while ill equipped. Gallien described “[his] gear [as] exceedingly minimal for the harsh conditions of the interior” (Krakauer, 1997, p. 6), and rather than listen to the advice of others, Chris moved forward with his plans. He clutched onto the knowledge he gathered from the society he ran from, in a weak attempt to find individuality, which resulted in his death by starvation and late realization that “happiness [is] only real when shared” (Krakauer, 1997, p. 129). It’d be easy for someone to accept starvation as a cause of death in such a scenario, but Jon saw beyond that, allowing the reader to analyze Jon’s own analysis of the journaling that Chris did. Chris’ journal entry describing his weakness at the “fault of the pot.
In chapter one of Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, his purpose behind his use of excessive tragic irony is to display the astonishing amount of innocence and unawareness the Jews have about the Germans’ plans. For instance, Wiesel displays the Jews’ ignorance when he writes, ““There was joy, yes joy. People must have thought there could be no greater torment in God’s hell than that of being stranded here, on the sidewalk” (16). This exemplifies how the Jews truly believe that the situation was going to get better. This is tragically ironic because their situation was not going to get better, it was going to get much worse.
“...Indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor-- never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten. The political prisoner in his cell, the hungry children, the homeless refugees-- not to respond to their plight, not to relieve their solitude by offering them a spark of hope is to exile them from human memory. And in denying their humanity, we betray our own. Indifference, then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment.” On April 12, 1999, a Jewish Holocaust survivor named Elie Wiesel portrayed the true danger of human indifference while speaking to a large audience in addition to the President and First Lady (Bill and Hillary Clinton respectively), Congress members, and various leaders of other nations. Wiesel describes the tragedies that occurred over the past century, all of the bloodshed that stained human hands.
Additionally, his determination was exemplified through his unwavering will to uncover the killer of Laius, even if it was himself. “Upon the murderer I invoke this curse—whether he is one man and all unknown, or one of many—may he wear out his life in misery to miserable doom” (Sophocles 266-269). Through this, instead of being an ordinary person he became OEDIPUS, a tragic hero but an extraordinary man nonetheless. Furthermore, in The Brave New World John experiences opportunities which he otherwise could have not experienced, considering he was able to plea his case to Mustapha Mond, a world controller. John expresses his perspective on the limitations placed in the World State, “‘But I don 't want comfort.
Giving up in a perilous situation can be the easy way out. It's like taking a nap after a long day, except you die. After being put down and berated so much it can make you feel worthless and give up. When it others don't care about you, it's easy to not care about yourself. The conditions and situations the victims of the Holocaust were so extreme that it wasn't uncommon for someone to give up and just want to die.
During the Holocaust, a great number of brave individuals wondered whether they should have reacted to the Nazi forces through passive or violent acts of resistance. Any form of resistance was vital for even the slightest possibility of survival for the jews. In “Resistance During the Holocaust”, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and “Violins of Hope,” it gave real examples of Jewish people who chose to arm themselves and fight the Nazis head on or Jews who opted for passivity in order to hide their loved ones. Nevertheless, the main goal of these methods for resistance was to defy the enemy at hand that was the Nazi party. Therefore, people can best respond to conflict by active resistance in order to avoid late shame and humiliation, escape the
He rescues one thousand one hundred people, but desperately attempts to help more. He grasps at inanimate objects to determine how many Jews they are worth. To him, these items are useless in comparison to the priceless lives he could save. The man who normally exudes confidence breaks down into tears. The people in front of him are not monsters; they are just people.
“[...] the study and desire of the wisest men since the creation of the world was now within my grasp” (34). He was aware that there was still a lot of work necessary, but not once he doubted that he would achieve it in the end. “[…] but I doubted not that I should ultimately succeed.” (35) It is again a sign of his narcissistic nature which does not permit him to question his ability in the least. Hence, when deciding whether to animate a human being like himself or a simpler animal, he himself admits that his imagination, while only being able to think of the eventual success, would not allow him to settle with the easier task. “I doubted at first whether I should attempt the creation of a being like myself or one of simpler organization; but my imagination was too much exalted by my first success to permit me to doubt of my ability to give life to an animal as complex and wonderful as man.” (35) Victor 's self-absorbed nature leaves him no other choice as to always strive for the most demanding challenge, as he is confident he will not fail.
Whatever Revere might think of himself, however, he is a heroic character in the story. Paul managed to not only successfully warn the men that he was supposed to, but additionally managed to not give away where the men were when he was questioned by a group of soldiers. He was even brave enough to tell them his name and not lie, as he states in his deposition, “I answered my name is Revere, what said he Paul Revere; I answered yes.” (MSH. Paul Revere’s Dep) Not only did he admit to who he was, but he continually insulted the soldiers, “I told him they would miss their Aim.” (MSH. Paul Revere’s Dep) This was a man who was only assigned to relay a warning to two men; he was not required to go above and beyond his duties and yet he did.
However, continuing with Hamlet’s incessant need for vengeance, the actions and drastic measures he takes in order to achieve such certainty are both incredibly genius and rightfully insane. Despite his methods and lack of will to act until he is absolutely positive with his facts, Hamlet proves that his way is the best way. Although Hamlet had numerous opportunities to act upon his revenge, he waited until he was absolutely sure of his suspicions, even when he could have easily retributed in his own controlled environment. Unlike many other named characters, Hamlet did not let outside sources sway his perception and perspective on the situation. For example, Laertes had insisted that nothing could be said or done in order for him to change his mind on acting upon his own vengeance, yet Claudius’ words had done just that, and Laertes ended up paying the price when he was killed upon his own poisoned sword.
Barret saw it necessary to show that they are capable of handling themselves and do not need the extra help as they are strong enough to take care of themselves. Ison was not justified in his murder to kill, but justified in his pride being hurt. Though he dealt with it in the wrong way, he had the right
Although it has been said by some critics that ‘a work that does not provide the pleasure of significant closure has terminated with an artist fault,’ this part of the quote definitely does not apply. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is 287 pages of torment, heartache and anguish for not only the main characters but for the readers as well; but it doesn’t stop them both from moving on. As the book progresses, it seemed to only be getting worse for the father and son which was immensely disappointing at the time because happy endings are usually heavily relied upon in order to feel like the book is pleasant; even though it is proven in other works that, that is not always the case. The ending seemed to appropriately conclude the work since it wasn’t