First is the prophecy that the three witches proclaim to him and Banquo in the forest. This occasion is what starts the entire debate of possessing power or not through violence. Next is Lady Macbeth for the reason that she is thinking of the benefits being the queen will have. Lastly, Macbeth’s own ambition of gaining power and seeking the love he does not wish to be lost from his wife compels him to accomplish the cowardly act of murdering King Duncan while he is asleep. So far, Shakespeare wanted the audience to not necessarily villainize Macbeth, but see him in a bad
Too much knowledge can lead to too much power, and it can therefore destroy. Rather than strengthen people, society, because humans, by nature, will always be in conflict with each other. As John reaches new “levels” of knowledge with each step of his journey, he learns enough to recognize that there is even more to know, which pushes him ever further in his quest. This theme plays out in flashbacks to his childhood where he ate the fruit, to when he crosses the river, and finally in his discoveries in the village. The title "By the Waters of Babylon" is a clear allusion to Psalm 137 of the Bible, which begins "By the Waters of Babylon I sat down and wept."
John gets up the courage to confessing that he had dealings with the devil even though he knows and everyone else knows that it is not true. By confessing and throwing away his selfishness to save the people who are about to hang he proves himself to be the play's protagonist. This is one of John's bigger moments. He put his life in danger to save the people he cares about. John Proctor has proven himself through all these ways that he is the lead role, hero and protagonist of The Crucible.
But, they are wrong, just as Max knows. In addition to this quote, there is another, which reads, “That’s how he talked, right out of a dictionary. So smart you can hardly believe it.”(13).Again, this quote shows Max’s realization of Kevin’s intellect. Max refers to Freak speaking with advanced vocabulary, and just being highly intelligent on many topics throughout the book, so it is obvious that Max notices this regularly. Max notices this more than Freak’s size, which is a lesson that he learns.Not presuming something about another is a very significant life lesson, but friendship being an important relationship in someone’s life is just as
These actions show immense courage because: Merlin is risking his life to help Uther, has to kill a man so the truth isn’t discovered, and he is only helping Uther because of a vision Merlin had. From this novel we can learn that when one acts in a courageous way or commits a courageous action it is usually to protect another person or to protect
He is brave enough to sacrifice his spiritual and physical body to save his companions. Unlike Nanabush, he carefully plans on how he is going to revenge to his enemy, the Juggler. As Nanabush said, "I must think this out. I must think quickly, though. I may not get another chance as this rascal; besides as well as being my enemy, he's a Sorcerer and a dangerous one.” (McLeod, 13).
Friar Laurence also has a much more significant part to play in the outcome of the tragedy. As the plot of the play becomes more and more complicated, Friar Laurence develops plans that are wilder and more complex. While it is clear that the friar has the best interest of the children at heart, he has the inability to realize when his interference becomes dangerous for the young couple involved. If Friar Laurence had taken more time to think through his plans and managed to put a stop to said plans once the situation became too complex, he could have saved the lives of Romeo and Juliet. However, it is clear that Friar Laurence truly did what he thought was going to make the children
Being a hero can obviously go to a person’s head, as shown in some classic fairy tales such as “Rumpelstiltskin” and “The Goose Girl”, both written by the Brothers Grimm, where the main characters become greedy. In order to be a hero, a person must not be selfish. Instead, heroes and heroines should display selflessness; helping people in need, while encouraging and inspiring others to join. Though it is their job, people like firefighters and police officers show this trait in every act they do. These men and women risk their lives for other’s safety, which in their mind’s, comes first.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that in order to gain empathy one must go through many experiences because the more one morally develops the higher their ability becomes to understand others. Going through many experiences can help one to grow morally. In To Kill a Mockingbird the character Jem shows throughout the book to be going through the changes of moral development in comparison to Dill who is younger yet has already progressed faster. In the beginning of the novel he is a young boy who believes that those older should be respected. Foolish and naive, he believes whatever gossip is told to him and believes that whatever he thinks is the truth.
The theme of battle between Beowulf and Grendel shows Beowulf’s courage, as he relies on God and puts his life on the line to defeat Grendel for the greater good. Beowulf shows courage when he defeats Grendel in battle. Beowulf’s actions towards slaying Grendel indicates that he is the mightiest of them all. He possesses the heroic deed of courage by protecting his people. Beowulf prepares for the monster Grendel with a brave
I believe the book Ender’s Game is more exceptional than the film because of the development of characters and events that happens in the book, and the hardship Ender faces to become a great leader against the buggers. Throughout the story of Ender’s Game, Ender is constantly being isolated by Colonel Graff in order for Ender to think, make decisions, and respond to situations by himself. This isolation is to prepare Ender to become a great leader in battle. In the story, Graff orders to have Ender’s monitor taken out to observe how Ender responds to mistreatment from bullies. He responds by beating up Stilson badly so that Stilson never bullies him again, to win all the other fights as Ender said.