Another theme in the book is, don't trust anyone. As Ender grows up, he only trusts valentine. Going through out battle school, he realizes after the final simulation that he shouldn't have trusted Colonel Graff because he didn't tell him that the final simulation was real. One final theme that was noticed is, Friends or Enemies?
Each test prepares Percy for the final battle, his encounter with Ares, where he displays the leadership qualities he has obtained over the course of the novel. Percy is first tested when he encounters the furies on the bus leaving Camp Half Blood. Percy fails a test of his ability to coordinate and communicate. Firstly, he disregards the plan that he, Annabeth and Grover had discussed— “What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous”—jerking the wheel out of the bus driver’s hands (164).
They don’t permit intelligent shows to survive; they encourage mind candy that will keep people from thinking. The only reason good shows are permitted to appear at all is to convince intelligent people that nobody else likes such material, and that there must be something wrong with them (“Illuminati” 1). Another corrupt thing the Illuminati has done is manipulate the stock market and control currencies on an international level. Your paycheck is worth just what the Illuminati want it to be (Jackson 67). They also suppress inventions which might change the status quo.
It is human nature to want power, to be at the top of the pyramid, to be king/queen, but that comes at a price as shown in Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth will do anything to have absolute power and nothing stands in their way. From killing to going completely mad, they will become the next king and queen at all costs. The ambition and the want for power is so high that they kill many, they do whatever they can to be one step closer, and they go completely insane, all because they want that absolute power.
Doodle’s disabilities affected him from birth so he was not treated equal and his brother wanted him to learn the things he should already know. What prompted Doodle’s brother to help him was embarrassment which over came all of his feelings. Being different was hard for Doodle but at times it was harder for his brother to put up with because, as the narrator states, “Doodle was my brother and he was going to cling to me forever, no matter what I did. ”(Hurts 159). Unfortunately Doodle was told he would never live and because of that he was never taught anything as a child.
Odysseus did not want to go war because his son, Telemachus, was just born but he went anyways. Odysseus’s abyss occurred when he sees the prophecy and saw that his mom died and everyone was still grieving. In The Odyssey there were many initiations but the most significant one was, when Odysseus and his men find the cyclops and they are not able to escape. To enable the men to escape Odysseus gets the cyclops drunk, then stabs him in the eye, and then escapes riding on the bottom of the sheep. Finally his return was when Odysseus returns to Ithica he finds that other men are trying to take over his throne.
With the addition of insomnia and a personality disorder, the narrator of the movie Fight Club faced extraordinary challenges and went through various lengths to find himself aside from who society wanted him to be. In an attempt to change and control the society into becoming what he wished, he gathered other emasculated men to form an alliance against the conformity of consumerism. From jumping to any and all possible solutions to fill the void he felt in his life, it became difficult for him to keep up with his alter ego personality. Striving to find his identity by seeking help from doctors, sitting in on support groups, losing every possession he owned, fading in and out of consciousness, and creating a master plan to end the identity society placed on the men, he finally found his identity. Giving the men, including himself, the gift of starting over and a new beginning was what he had searched for from the very
However, because Caiman is a greedy reporter, he stole the tape and claimed it as his report. Nick is the epitome of a dedicated scientist. He sacrificed his love life to move on with his career. In addition, he also played an important role in the movie in destroying the creature and the nests. Elsie Chapman believed that Nick’s expertise is unrelated to the events
Being kind to someone, having a good mood, obeying the law, even simple things in your life like shaking someone’s hand or opening a door for someone. Now, press the imaginary delete button on all of those actions. You stop acknowledging people, everyone is doing whatever they want, and you don’t care about any plants or animals, just trampling over them. That is what life would be like without respect, unending, gray, void of all optimism and good emotions. Every emotion that defines us as humans and helps us grow socially and as a human.
Archetypes propel a plot by adding interest to the story and giving dynamic to the story. They are what keeps the story going. For example, without the hero, the story would be far less interesting and have little plot development. Avatar, by James Cameron, is an excellent film that shows multiple hero's journeys and many different archetypes that you can watch develop throughout the plot. Avatar is a movie about Jake Sully venturing out into another planet named Pandora.
When you watch a movie do you ever think about what's truly happening as you observe with glazed eyes? In the movie Avatar the native people of Pandora are described as savages living in the mud. However, theses people had their own beliefs and a tribal system with a chief and an oracle leading the tribe. This can also be said about the natives of Mesoamerica when the Conquistadors came in droves in order to obtain gold, glory, and god in the New World. Because of this the humans in the futuristic movie Avatar and the humans of antiquity can be compared by factors of economic, societal.
Greed can be a good thing if it is used for the right reasons. For example, greed can be the key that leads to success. If a person wants to achieve recognition, they’ll go extreme measures to make it happen such as inventing something, excelling in their studies, or even being the best. However, in most cases, greed can lead to disaster. Having the desire to obtain something a person already possesses is selfish.
Lastly, in Beowulf, he showed greed when he went into the cave to defeat Grendel’s mothers by stealing from her cave. Beowulf shows signs of an epic hero but he let greed get the best of him. He had his mind set on just killing Grendel and being done with his work. But once he killed Grendel, he had to defeat Grendel’s mother. When he went into the cave to defeat Grendel’s mother, he saw treasures everywhere.
Tom Walker symbolizes all of mankind by representing him as being sinful and evil( The Devil and Tom Walker), is a short story about a man who lives an immortal life of greed. This greed is what persuaded him or made him sell his soul for money to the devil. Tom also starts going to church trying not to think about the things he did wrong trying to get rid of his sinful mindset. A good example of Tom dealing with greed is greeding for power, knowledge, riches and treasures.