“His hand had done it all, his hand, with a brain of its own, with a conscience and a curiosity in each trembling finger, had turned thief. Now, it plunged the book back under his arm, pressed it tight to his armpit…” This shows how Montag's self-centeredness overcame his compassion for others and how his actions will lead to his overall selfishness. Each piece of evidence pulled from the text all lead to the same conclusion in Fahrenheit 451. In life humans have shown that they are inherently selfish because they are greedy, they are self-centered and they risk the lives of others for their desires.
Of all intelligence and intuition attributed to man, it is not enough to overcome the characteristics that will lead to the downfall of our own kind. Such characteristics take root in man and protrude out of him no matter how hard he tries to deny their presence. Man himself is aware of these characteristics and they play a part on all forms of entertainment, and fuel almost all actions made by man. In “The Pardoner’s Tale” written by Chaucer, the theme of pride and greed leading to demise is prominent.
He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197). Iago feeds Othello with countless lies and makes him miserable with something that is not factual. He is determined to get revenge and he does not realize Iago stands insincere. Furthermore, Iago is selfish when he tells Othello, “I am yours for ever” (3.3:479). He betrays Othello yet still let’s him depend on him for his own
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, manifest characteristics of the Freudian structural theory. Mr. Hyde is an obvious representative for the Id because of his aggressive instincts, desire, and uncontrolled energy. He seeks instant gravitation without following any moral compass or social norms. All these characteristics are an expression of the pleasure principles that aspire fulfillment of basic bodily needs such as hunger, thirst, anger and sex. Mr. Hyde’s self- destructive and aggressive behavior proves that he not only follows the pleasure principal but also the death drive, which is commonly called “Thanatos”.
Several people may assume that selfishness is both unhealthy and wrong. A selfish person usually puts his own needs before the needs of other people. Selfish people need to be able to draw the line between when they need to worry about themselves, or when they should be concerned about other people. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the view of Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, it is evident that the nature of man is showing selfishness through cruelty, greed, and manipulation. Cruelty is just one way that the nature of man shows selfishness.
“Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction. ”-Erich Fromm. All humans have, or will, commit at least one of the seven deadly sins in their lifetimes. Avaritia, or greed, is one of the seven deadly sins, and it is the one sin that every person, no matter how selfless, commits.
His honest courtship combined with Desdemona’s undying affection fulfills his ideal relationship. Subliminally, Othello loves Desdemona because of her status and the fact that she loves, and has only ever loved Othello. “I’ll pour this pestilence into [Othello’s] ear: / That [Desdemona] repeals him for her body’s lust” exclaims Iago diabolically (2.3.265-6). He knows that a corruption of this pure and honorable relationship will ruin Othello, just as Othello’s supposed affair with Emilia affects Iago. As Eastman states, “Iago, we might say, is able to find his way to Othello's heart by looking within his own” (Eastman).
Twain proceeds with his vivid metaphors which he calls experiments. He persuades his readers to examine the ill traits of humanity and see the world through his eyes. One example of this is when he describes an article about how three monks were burnt
Claggart as naturally depraved: “depravity which marks the whole of the fallen human condition” This quote and specific word choice used by Melville point out John Claggart’s natural evil. The definition of natural depravity is a state of corruption due to original sin. This justifies how claggart is naturally evil. b."soft yearning, as if Claggart could even have loved Billy but for fate and ban" (Melville 73)
The second virtue is generosity which as an extreme of excess of wastefulness. Aristotle describes it as giving or spending too much or taking too little. “ … Is meant to have the single vicious feature of ruining his property; for someone who causes his own destruction is wasteful and ruining one’s own property seems to be a sort of self-destruction on the assumption that out living depends on our property” (Aristotle, 49) Also, incorrect giving no resources for a proper gain. An example of this could be shown in my issue is by letting my finances go giving my money/property away or spending majority or all my extra money.
The party 's tactics of mind control has resulted in the party having absolute control over the human mind. The party has oppressed its people by brainwashing, taking away individuality, attempting to alter the past, and limiting privacy as well as rights. Although the party has done everything in their power to limit the risks of being overthrown, I believe that human emotions, and instincts can never be oppressed completely. There will always be those who resist the party. As long as humans can feel love, compassion, lust, sadness, hatred, anger, happiness, and most importantly hope, the party will eventually fall.
Messaging and driving ought to be a wrongdoing. Be that as it may, the thing is, everybody will in the end be winding up doing it. Were all people, we commit errors. Messaging and driving is life threating, regardless of what anyone says. It 's not right; a few individuals call it handy suicide.
Innocent civilized children became mad lunatics. From all voting for a leader to them separating and going against each other. From introducing their names to the murder of two. There is a strict thin line that can easily be crossed from civility to savagery or vice versa, based on the certain situations. Anyone can go insane based on what they’re going through, but in severe cases, people can surrender themselves to savagery, supporting the fact that all humans are innately savage.
Also, in the story it says, “And there was a panic in Kino now, a panic of flight. The trackers would find his trail, he knew it. There was no escape, except in flight.” This quote shows how Kino believes that the only way out of the hole that he dug his family into is to run away. Society is taught that if they are greedy, they will end up in Kino’s situation with no way out.
The first example of this is seen through the story of Cain and Able. Cain was jealous because Able’s offering was accepted but his was not, which led to Cain murdering Able. Human relationships are meant for pushing each other to becoming more like