Therefore, Beowulf is even more of an ideal masculine hero because he adheres the the Anglo-Saxon gender roles. He outright rejects feminine traits ergo, his character propagates ideals to the audience. In addition, the ability to sacrifice one’s life is tied directly to masculinity. When Grendel’s mother is seeking revenge for her son and needs to be killed, Unferth does not portray manly will. Thus, he is described as “not man enough/ to face the turmoil of a fight… and to risk his life”(1468-70).
She knows that her husband has great ambition, and believes it to be a negative thing that he tends to carry out his deeds with a sound conscience as to not affect anyone negatively in the process. In her belief, to have a conscience is to fail. With wickedness is the only possible method to carry out the deed, for that is the only state of being Lady Macbeth truly and comfortably carries within her. She resolutely asserts the importance of not straying from the purpose and seeks to counteract her husband’s shortcomings.
He wanted to kill the old man because of his eye. The narrator said he loved the old man but it was because of his eye he wanted to kill him. He has a lack of remorse or guilt. He also has grandiose self worth(Psychopathic). These mean that he doesn't care about others feelings and he thinks he is superior.
Ayn Rand and all people who believe egoism is the only virtue are inhumane. The word humane means to show compassion which is an act of altruism, that Ayn Rand and all her followers are firmly against. Altruism is when the wellbeing of a group is more important than the rights and needs of an individual. Egoism is when an individual’s right and needs are more important than the wellbeing of a group. All humans should be more altruistic than egoistic, because altruism allows people to be compassionate and to serve those in need.
George killing Lennie is justified. Lennie was either gonna get killed by the other men or George. The other men were only doing it because they hated Lennie, George would have done it for the sake of Lennie’s safety and mental state. George would have felt guilty if he did not handle it himself. One reason George was justified in killing Lennie was that George had realized Lennie would never get better and their dream would never come true.
When talking about a fellow Street Sweeper he revealed, “International 4-8818 and we are friends. This is an evil thing to say, for it is a transgression, the great Transgression of Preference, to love any among men better than the others, since we must love all men and all men are our friends”(Anthem 30). Although they may say, “all are their friends,” this is not true because friends are people that will help and support each other. In the book Rand was wrong to disregard the influence of
He talks about how it is better to be hated than to loved if it will benefit you, “Here a question arises: whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reverse...anyone compelled to choose will find greater security in being feared than in being loved. . . . Love endures by a bond which men, being scoundrels, may break whenever it serves their advantage to do so; but fear is supported by the dread of pain, which is ever present” (Machiavelli, 60).
According to the narrator, every living thing is flawed in some way, nature’s way of reminding us that every living thing eventually dies. Aylmer’s revulsion for his wife’s birthmark suggests the horror he feels at the prospect of death. He is a smart man, but his misinterpretation of the symbol on Georgiana’s face leads him astray. He mistakenly comes to believe that if he can root out this symbol of transience, it will mean that he has the power to prolong life indefinitely. Aylmer also mistakenly believes that the birthmark represents Georgiana’s moral decrepitude and spiritual flaws even though she isn’t a woman prone to sin at all.
I think that in the story Julius Caesar that Brutus is a villain because at one point in time Caesar and Brutus were friends and best friends at that.I don't see how you could be a hero if you killed your own friend.I also think he is a dishonorable man because of the actions he made during the story. The main reason I think Brutus is an dishonorable man is because of how he acts around the story.Brutus actions throughout the story made me just think to myself like what the crap who does that to their best friend. “It must be by his death, and for my part,I know no personal cause to spurn at him,But for the general.” This quote right here is enough to show that he is just a evil person.If Caesar and Brutus have been friends for his long why would Brutu trade on him? To be all the way honest i don't remember why Brutus is so out to Caesar.Since the beginning of the story Brutus has been at Caesar’s neck just planning the perfect death and you want
He repeats “because” to make himself believe carrying out his duty of killing the enemy soldier was the right thing to do. He had to put aside his morals and kill the enemy before the enemy kills him.“Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you’d treat if met where any bar is or help to half-a-crown”(Hardy 20).The speaker is reflecting on his integrity and how in certain situations you would not kill someone who you could have been friends with. Even though he killed the man he feels guilty and questions his own