This journey contains both hidden and explicit pieces of wisdom. He meets various adults, a king, a conceited man, a tippler, a businessman, a lamplighter and a geographer. The writer has very meticulously chosen these men, thus describing the various areas human mind has characterized as of grave importance. But on meeting these people through the perspective of the prince, the reader tends to categorize them as the most foolish, strange and ridiculous being. All these people, tend to claim that they are carrying out ‘matters of consequence’, which makes them swell up with pride.
Other people do not understand why he does the peculiar things he does and is called to be a crazy handful of nothing. But despite his odd actions, his strong will to be who he really is, makes him seem like a heroic figure amongst his cell mates. From being called crazy, he ends up being admired and called original. Him ending up as a heroic figure also match up with the characteristics of mythic individualism in the “Paradox of Individualism” where heroes have a hard time fitting into the society, always being an outsider and loner. His image as a heroic figure even continued after his death, with his fellow cellmates talking about him as if he were a
He was a noble warrior, and had achieved great things, yet his tragic flaw took a toll on him. He realized too late that his fears, the forces that drove him towards success were also the reasons that brought him to his tragic end. In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe illustrates Okonkwo as a power-hungry and determined individual with a negative attribute of his character. However, he is stubborn and impulsive; in the end, his fear of weakness ultimately leads him to his downfall. Every tragic hero always starts off with fame.
However, the hamartia he had, and the unfortunate events which transpired also caused those opportunities to present themselves. The opportunities which were presented could have not materialized if not for his so called hamartia, he initially became a king for it, one that was loved and respected. As the priest said “Now Oedipus, Greatest in all men’s eyes” (Sophocles 46) while he was king. Reminding the reader that being fixated on the actualization of their dreams causes them to disregard the course which took them there. The course Oedipus took presented opportunities that made him discover more about himself as well.
He was very kingly in the way he stood and talked, yet you could also tell that he loved his son 's very much. Others seem to speak of him as either weak, and naive, or as a powerful and great king. Aggamendmon was one of those kings who loved himself more than his people and was very selfish and prideful. He hated King Priam, not only because of his son taking Helen, but because he was powerful, and strong. He had a great kingdom.
A conceited, egotistical man was only aware of himself. Amusingly, our ways of choosing leaders today seem to prefer the conceited and egotistical. But of all the virtues, humility is one that life will teach us if we don’t learn it on our own. Generosity, therefore, is a timeless virtue that lives in the heart. Indeed, the literal translation of the Lakota word for generosity, canteyuke (chan-te-you-keh), means “has a heart.” Humility may be the most difficult quality to learn and maintain.
Okonkwo is very much affected by all three of the factors listed above. One of the main factors is his past. Okonkwo 's motivation to be a better man than his dad is what truly shapes him to be who he really is. Okonkwo has a love for his village like the love they have for him. But out of fear that he would be like his father, he started becoming very irresponsible and did things without thinking.
Neither one of them was enjoying their current situation, but they were learning and growing, and finding how to love. They had every right, in the eyes of other humans, to seek revenge and be cold-hearted. However, the two men, Stephen Kumalo and James Jarvis, were able to look past their differences and be empathetic towards each other. The pain of one gave him the ability to understand the pain of the other, and they were able to both rise above their grief as companions. In order for shalom to be rebuilt, it must first be broken.
My Last Duchess," distributed in 1842, is ostensibly Browning's most popular sensational monolog, in light of current circumstances. It connects with the peruser on a few levels – verifiable, mental, unexpected, dramatic, and that's just the beginning. The most captivating component of the sonnet is likely the speaker himself, the duke. Unbiasedly, it's anything but difficult to recognize him as a creature, since he had his better half killed for what appears to be harmless wrongdoings. But then he is astonishingly enchanting, both in his utilization of dialect and his approachable address.
This is achieved through mocking the possibility of his son falling short of expectations given his advantages. Lines 41-42 explicitly state this by asking “can there be anything more mortifying than to be excelled by them?” (“them” being Chesterfield’s son’s peers), this quote is extremely condescending to say the least. However the statement is also presents some of Chesterfields own values. It is not enough to merely do well in something, success is defined by exceeding all of one’s own fellow peers. In addition Chesterfield follows up his point in lines 43-45 directly addressing his son by saying “your shame and regret must be greater than anybody because everybody knows the uncommon care which has been taken to your education,” the careful use of language illustrates his point.