When someone is full of pride, they cannot love others for who they are and tend to make bad decisions. The narrator only cared about himself and wanted to kill Doodle for his own personal gain. His pride took him over and led him into making the wrong choice. Then after the pride came the guilt that followed. It can be inferred that he will never be able to forgive himself after what he did.
Yet, what is hubris exactly? Hubris is just another word to describe arrogant or over-prideful, which Oedipus definitely was. After finding out that he had really committed the crimes which his prophecy had predicted, he stated “Oh God! I think I have called down upon myself a dreadful curse not knowing what I did!” As shown, he even realizes what grave consequences followed his life of incest. Although he was ashamed of the life he had been living, he realized that the mistakes were his own, and no one can bear the weight but him.
‘Antigone’ follows this pattern in the numerous tragic events that seemingly needlessly occur before Creon opens his eyes to his flawed judgement. “Oh! Mistakes from thoughtless thoughts, stubborn and deadly! O men who have seen kin slaying and dying, alas for the misfortune of my plans!” (Doc A, 1275). The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness.
Pride and malice play a big part in this story. As humans, I came to realize how cruel the human mind can be, in perspective of others might be acceptable to accomplish a goal. Big brother, couldn’t bear with the fact that his younger brother had a disability. In fact, he felt his brother to be a burden. Majority of the time, admitting “To discourage his coming
A boy that Holen liked—James Castle—jumped out of a window after a few boys bullied him. These past instances have made Holden the cold, lying, introverted person we know. Holden was very close to Allie so it 's understandable that his death had a resonant effect on him; however, trying to hold onto Allie has caused him to go into a downward spiral. He constantly smokes and drinks to try and fill the hole that his brother left. His drinking mixed with his failure to cope with Allies death had led him to have very intense emotions such as sadness and anger.
Because of the actions and choices Tino makes the consequences have positive and negative effects on Paul. First and foremost, Edward Bloor says, “…they put us in the vandalism jail.” “My stomach suddenly knotted.” (Bloor107). This has a negative effect on Paul in as much as he feels as though Tino is going to blame him. Next Paul said, “He wouldn’t talk to me, or even look at me.” (Bloor206). Like the first quote, Tino’s actions have a negative defect on Paul seeing that Paul thinks that Tino blames him and thinks that he, Paul, is like his brother Erik.
Brother now sees the horrible effect pride has had changed his life. In this story Brother has learned that pride has covered his love. He has also learned that Doodle has loved him and if they would have loved each other equally that maybe Doodle could have died differently. This story is a life lesson. Pride affects everybody and it is important to remember that their is a cruel streak in
Finally, that pride takes over the narrator completely, causing him to run when “Doodle’s and [his] plan [comes to] naught, and that streak of cruelty within [him] [awakens]” (Hurst 353). The narrator is so prideful that the thought of Doodle and him failing stings more than ever. Pride controls the narrator’s actions; Doodle’s death is a result of those actions. The pride is beneficial when it is controlled, but it quickly leads to Doodle’s downfall when it goes too far, pushing Doodle past his
Certain stories portray the main character as the epitome of complaisant behavior causing the audience to learn what types of consequences come along with it. The selfish acts of the protagonist in, Godfather Death, makes the protagonist in, A&P, seem like a love sick little boy. The protagonists in each story love their families and care for others not knowing that it will damage them in the long run, but their different acts of selfishness, lack of self-control and the inability to say no, ultimately represents the doctor as the worst out of the two. The doctor in, Godfather Death, is selfish and felt as though he could cheat death. When the doctor came to Godfather Death to save his kids, the doctor had good intentions, but when Death gave him the power to become a very successful doctor, the doctor’s selfishness came into play.
This is seen at her funeral, for which he says to her brother, Laertes, “For though I am splenitive and rash, I have in me something dangerous, which let thy wisdom fear,” (5.1.275-276). Hamlet knows he is quick-tempered and dangerous, but takes it a step further by warning them that he is upset over Ophelia dying and will take his anger out on them. Hamlet knew his own inner evils, and distanced himself from her due to
The brother is to blame for doodles death. Doodle was a disabled young child with a selfish brother that only looks out for himself. His brother was ashamed to be with or around him. One of the biggest reasons wanted him dead is because he was embarrassed to be around him. The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish.