In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John showcases his goodness, by having a strong conscience, and firm principled beliefs. Although, John demonstrates great moral character, there are very few people in present-day society that showcase his great valour and bravery. In modern society, people are constantly made conscious of their wealth and status as a measure of their nobility and goodness. However, many societies do not realize that goodness can only come from within, when an individual is willing to face their truths and
Well, Ponyboy, Dally, and Johnny have done just that. My definition of a hero is an imperfect person that risks something or someone to help out another person, and is brave, courageous, and strong. All three characters have shown heroic acts and even lost their own lives because of it. Even though that Dally didn’t get recognized for a hero when he died, I know that he was one, not a Juvenile Delinquent that got shot. There are also various reasons why Ponyboy and Johnny were heroes too.
I agree with you, without his determination he wouldn't have kept his will to return home. Odysseus goes to show us how when we have determination even when the odds are against us we can still reach our goal, if we want it bad enough. I thought his determination was exceptional when he stays loyal to his wife which in turn, turns Calypso to his side. His determination and loyalty to his wife strong enough to defy Zeus’ plan of deception. I also think his cunningness aided in his determination because he relies on it for his strength.
Well known heroes do not kill people with no sympathy or mercy. So is Odysseus really a hero? There is a lot of reasonings to both sides, he could be a hero because he was loyal to his homeland and men. He was also clever and dedicated to all his plans and ideas to conquer creatures and return home. On the other hand, he does not seem much like a hero because he was unloyal by having affairs on Penelope.
Besides the obvious factor that they have a different genders Oedipus and Antigone are not as similar as the chorus says. Unlike her father Antigone is not blinded by what is right in front of her; an article says "She is always aware of the glory of her deed and dies for love in the largest sense of the word, but her concurrent awareness of her youth and her loss of earthly love humanize her. This reveals that Antigone is unlike her father, but it also reveals that Antigone cares deeply about her family and doing that is right. Antigone is also more self-aware then her father, she knows her position and what she wants she makes it clear that being a women is not an obstacle for who she is and what she wants to
John Proctor is a good man despite anything others may say about him. He displays three very noble qualities throughout the witch trials which are bravery, honesty, and an overall goal to save lives even to the point where he sacrificed his. While many argue John is a bad man because he committed adultery they are entirely mistaken. Just because he had one bad sin gives no right to anybody to call him a bad person when clearly the good side of him is shown more than the bad. John Proctor is a good man who displays the characteristics of a hero and could be seen as one for giving his life for his friends.
The first hint to his bias comes when Desiree says, “Oh, Armand is the proudest father in the parish, I believe, chiefly because it is a boy, to bear his name; though he says not,—that he would have loved a girl as well. But I know it isn’t true I know he says that to please me.” Armand places a male child on a higher pedestal than he would a female even though both are his flesh and blood. This is because a male is a viable heir who could carry his name, while a girl would one day marry off and take the name of another. The bias did not end there as he not only showed favoritism to a male heir, but furthermore controlled his wife’s mood, “When he frowned she trembled, but loved him. When he smiled, she asked no greater blessing of God.” Since Armand is in absolute control, his moods dictate how the rest of the household feels.
Therefore, society respects Desdemona and holds her to very high standards of kindness and loyalty. Despite not believing it himself, Iago voices an opinion that violates this trend and tries convincing others of its validity. Iago, who hates Othello and wants to ruin his marriage, hints to him that Desdemona “may fall to match [him] with her country forms” (3. 3. 243).
OK, it gives her a sense of control in a world full of chaos.” This further illustrated Emma’s urge to control the people around her, noted by the filmmakers. Additionally, Cher assumes a similar position of “patroness”, proclaiming that she has already started to elevate Tai’s social status "due to fact that you hang with Dionne and I." She goes so far as declaring “Her life will be better because of me." (Heckerling). For this reason, it is quite evident, Cher, does not simply support Tai out of the goodness of her heart, but to validate her self-importance.
In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Antigone is the tragic hero because of all the ways she presents, in her plans, desires, thoughts, and actions, the themes of one, loyalty to loved ones no matter what is always accountable, and two even when someone is not deserving of a punishment, because they have done nothing wrong to be able to fight through the challenges. Through her presentation as a tragic hero, Antigone is like the wise man because she lives her life displaying, “the strength of a family, like an army, is in its loyalty to each
Facing a multitude of struggles with his past as well as future, Brick lives with this self-pity by shutting out the people that love him most. For instance, when talking to his father after the man finds out about his alcoholism and homosexuality, he states, “You told me! I told you” Throughout this play in particular, Brick appears to have quite a narcissistic relationship with his dad. Furthermore, in Glass Menagerie, Williams implements a similar style of writing. The play, “in which William’s aims not to represent ‘objective’ reality, but rather somehow depict the subjective emotions of the characters” contains the element expressionism, which focuses on the internal state of being Williams twists “reality” through excellent use of character emotion such as suffering and post-World War I
How many kings really loved their own sons to give them everything they had? From the myths, I have read not very many. They passed this story down and it encourages others. I 'm sure people told this story to show how brave one person can be. Although Beowulf was a classical hero he probably would have done these things without his strength.
So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I 'll gladly take." Atticus throughout the novel tries to understand Bob 's perspective and "walk around in his skin", which is a main theme Atticus strives to teach his children in the novel. Bob Ewell 's pusillanimity of blaming his actions on Tom, who is underprivileged because of his status, impaired Tom 's life resulting in his death.Transition When Atticus represents Tom in court, he defends Tom as an innocent man, not as a black man. Harper Lee demonstrates this in the novel in multiple ways throughout the novel. When the mob gathers at the prison intending to kill Tom, Atticus waiting outside portrays