He gradually fell in favor with his country and received many blows to his character, until finally; Arnold forsook his country, his cause, and his people. While he hoped that his actions would be admired and that people would see him as a hero, he did not anticipate the tragedy which encompassed his entire life. His professional life never recovered from the ire and mistrust that surrounded all his ventures and he died in professional failure. In the end, perhaps the greatest tragedy of Benedict Arnold’s life is his lasting legacy of ignominy and dishonor.
Henry saw himself as a hero before he got into a battle, but when faced with the reality of war, his imaginations did not come true. For instance, during the march to battle, Henry was continuously complaining about how all the walking was tiring him out and that it was all for nothing. Henry said, “I can't stand this much longer, I don't see what good it does to wear out our legs for nothin’” (Crane 35). Henry knew what he was signing up for when he joined the army, yet in difficult conditions he lacked the motivation to keep going. Another scenario of cowardice shown through dialogue was when Henry was complaining about always losing battles and blaming it on his generals.
In both works, the soldiers set aside their morals to overcome the horrors of war such as killing a man. This challenges their emotional endurance and has negative consequences on their mental disposition. Paul Bäumer, the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front, is put in a situation where he must suspend his ethics otherwise his supposed enemy, Gérard Duval, will murder him. This is the first time Paul has killed with his own hands, and “every gasp [of the enemy] lays [Paul’s] heart bare” (Remarque 221). He feels instant regret for his actions, and he “would give much if [Duval] would but stay alive” (Remarque 221).
The omniscient narrator tells us that Grendel has the ability to curse the iron around and about him, more specifically, the ruination of any arms that Hygelac’s kinsman carried. Yet the men’s swords and weapons sang as they attempt to aid their leader. Grendel bellows an eerie cry, signifying that the end of the battle was near as he was unable to free himself. The tearing of his arm is described vividly; “…a tremendous wound appeared on his shoulder. Sinews split, and the bone-lappings burst.”
Paul and his friends were eaten out, mentally, by the war and remained casings of their old lives. Further exemplifying their inability to reconnect to their past lives and in turn the normal world. Remarque creates Paul Baumer to represent a generation of men who are know to the outside
Betrayal in Beowulf When Beowulf goes on his quest to slay the dragon, everyone except for Wiglaf “runs for their lives to the safety of the wood” (175). To be fair, Beowulf is quite old at this point, so his men probably are not as confident in his abilities as they used to be. Still, Wiglaf gives them hell for their cowardice, referencing how they “pledged their loyalty” when “mead was flowing” and nothing was around to challenge their allegiance (177). The men still aren’t convinced, and continue to hightail it out of there. The situation alludes quite nicely to the scene in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus’s disciples abandon him after having sworn similar allegiances.
The chilling dragon is more trustworthy than the boundless warrior. Both heroes are from hundreds of years ago, although Beowulf is a more modern hero. The beast is eventually more trustworthy than Achilles. In the epic poem Beowulf, he isn’t treated with any minute of respect.
In Shakespeare’s famous play, Julius Caesar, there's an essential theme of characters and their portrayal/actions in public versus private life. Julius Caesar himself led two very different lives with his family and close friends in contrast to how he presented himself to the public eye. In both settings, Caesar makes himself out to be invincible; however in private he is more vulnerable and superstitious whereas in public, he is immortal and the great leader Rome makes him out to be.
This childhood wasn’t his fault since his parents were the ones that raised him but that still modeled him as a person. Leaving war is never easy nor is the transition simple as well, leaving an atmosphere that was always full of deaths, weapons, explosions, having no love contact because at war it’s only you and your soldiers, no love or affection from a women. John’s breaking point was definitely Kathy herself, the way he was towards her at the end and all that he has been through at war, for him it was almost normal to act on a killer instinct. It might looked like she has disappeared but everything adds up his taking her life away and getting rid of her body very well. He might have not done it John himself
With barely any time to rest, the next battle rolled in like a fierce storm. However Henry regretted his mistakes from the last battle, this time determined not to repeat his previous actions. He fought so spectacularly, he caught the lieutenants eye “The lieutenant was crowing. He seemed drunk with fighting.
The author Cormac McCarthy just seemed to give us an abundance of tragedy and violence as the father of the boy keeps trying to tell him that they’ll make it even though everything seemed to be bleak. Anybody who used to be anybody was no longer important anymore, no matter what your occupation used to be in the old world. This newer world seems to be extremely backwards and even one of my favorite quotes in the book proves it, “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” It shows that nothing in the old world matters since all you can seem to remember are the dreadful things in order for you to know that in this time and age the situation are dangerous, which makes you push yourself in order to survive. Since their new world was post- apocalyptic, there is no more relying on law enforcement agencies or in humanity either.
Unconverted men will go to hell if they are not saved. "How dreadful is the state of those that are daily and hourly in danger of this great wrath and infinite misery"(Edward 43)! The appeal to fear that Edward is trying to give off is quite simple you do not get saved you will not met Jesus Christ in the end you will burn with Satan forever. "How awful is it to be left behind at such a day" (Edward 44)! Edward is trying to scare us into being saved so one day we will not be left behind.
Jealousy, as defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has. It is very much a feeling of insecurity or inferiority in that one person may be better than another based on how much money they make or what kind of a family they live in. Jealously can be linked to a lack of confidence, and because of this, they become insecure and feel inferior in one way or another. In society and in life, the evidence presented to support this position is pervasive. For example, take the case of Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas in 1492.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a great military leader who rose to power during the French revolution. Napoleon did many things in his time in power as well as out of power. He influenced and impacted many European countries, and even America. He was a clever intelligent man with great determination, initiative, and will. Napoleon has impacted the world by forming the basis of French civil law and by forming the United States of America as we know it.