As Ralph Emerson said, “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles” (last sentence of book). Remaining true to himself, McCandless was able to achieve what he considered to be meaningful in life. From the start of his journey, it is seen that being true to oneself is challenging, as others are living in a world that demands them to alter their identity. However, one must stay true and authentic and understand the desires and needs, in order to attain an adequate living, just like Chris McCandless.
I will not retreat from it. I will not compromise,” can either prove that he is still unsure of his stand of the drink and will not show his falter through further discussion, or that he truly is entirely firm in his oddly neutral beliefs. But, since he was a state representative he likely didn’t want to ruin any support he had with either side. His single sentence grammatical structure also emphasises the strong will and emotion he feels about the subject, further pushing the audience to believe Mr. Sweat is confident of what he is saying; it is in the rush of the moment when one slurs together sentences.
Heroes separate themselves from the rest because they don’t allow struggle to stop them from achieving great things” (111). This description is easily relatable to everyday life, in saying that no matter how hard life gets, we should never let the fear of our obstacles
Knowing how their leader is, they don’t give up on him nor put themselves into the situation of believing that Beowulf could have perished. Of course, Beowulf mentored them well into thinking and letting them know that the fight never is over. Another example of a character archetype found in “Beowulf”, is Hrothgar. His position as king genuinely symbolizes someone willing to stand for their people, and protect their kingdom. Hrothgar, although negligent, having Beowulf fight for him and his people can be seen as a sign of a “good”
However this utopian society is held from experiencing true emotions. This lack of emotion is causing serious problems for the main character Jonas, when he was elected to be the new guardian of memory. It was his job to make sure no one found out about the past. Since the community is build perfect, and they will not feel any kind of emotion even if it’s a good feeling like love. From the beginning of The Giver we met perfect people, in the ideal community with strict rules.
Atticus Finch is a hero because of his courage, courtesy and morals. Atticus is a courageous man who fights for what he believes in and is not afraid of others and stands up to evil. Throughout the book Atticus is not afraid of Bob Ewell and is willing to face him face to face, and refuses to back down. “Atticus told Miss Ruth not to fret, that if Bob Ewell wanted to discuss Atticus ‘getting’ his job, he knew the way to his office” (Lee 285). Atticus shows his courage, because he is willing to talk to Bob Ewell and is not scared of Bob’s threats.
Lastly, even though Rennie would never admit it out loud, but Major is a serious influence in Rennies life, both good and bad. Rennie has always dismissed the idea of ever learning anything from Major, but really Major has taught Rennie many things that his mother would never have been able to do. He has taught Rennie that there are two choices in life, no cheating, you can either get through it the hard and right way or you can stay down, there are no shortcuts. This is like “Do or don't do. Make your choice.
Her definition of egoism is best summed up in a speech made by the protagonist in another of her novels, The Fountainhead: “The egoist in the absolute sense is not the man who sacrifices others. He is the man who stands above the need of using others in any manner. He does not function through them. He is not concerned with them in any primary manner.” Equality is, of course, an egoist in this manner. He is an egoist because is independent and acts regarding only himself.
The main character of Melville’s story demonstrates the inability to change from the “eminently safe” man he had been characterized as in the beginning. Through the use of symbolism and characterization, readers are able to culminate the reading of this story with the notion that the intentions of the lawyer have been and will continue to be due to his own self-interest and not for the sake of those who are in need of
Chappie faced many disappointments during his life, and yet he was still able to continue hoping that things would get better. This ability to hope for better redeems Chappie in the eyes of the reader. It is important to have this quality as Chappie starts off as a very unsympathetic character, but with his ability to continue moving forward, the reader is able to do the same with the character. The issue with categorizing Chappie as an anti-hero lies in the fact that he does not do anything that would make him a hero instead of the protagonist that he is. He isn't working for any goal or ideal at any point in the story.