Daniel Keyes 's science fiction story “Flowers for Algernon” is about a mentally retarded man named Charlie Gordon. Throughout life he hasn 't always been the smart one. He wants to change that, and by doing this he wants to do an operation that will expand his learning and his IQ will triple. Charlie met a mouse named Algernon, Algernon is going through this experiment as well. Charlie 's relationship with Algernon isn 't the best, Charlie 's hated him so much because Algernon kept winning in the test the doctors did with them.
After Victor finally finishes his dreadful invention, he believes that his creature is absolutely perfect because of all the effort it took to construct; it took countless months and many sleepless nights. However, what he saw in his eyes didn’t fill his heart with joy, but with disgust after he realizes what a huge mistake he made. Mary Shelley presents irony by describing the creature as flawless, but in reality it has no human features. By using irony, it helps the reader understand how proud Victor felt to create life, but also feel the pain when it wasn’t as he expected. Through this, it can be determined that Victor was naive at first because he did not consider the consequences of his creation.
Also, Harry Potter was prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the Wizarding World saying, “I open at the close” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 698). Harry Potter was willing to give up his precious life so that other wizards would be able to live a happy, full life. Comparing Odysseus, who only sought revenge so that he might, “lay plans to kill our enemies” (Homer 1082). The only one Odysseus was fighting for was his family, which is somewhat selfless but mostly selfish as he could have fought harder for his men, instead of condemning them. On top of that all, Harry Potter had many loved ones dear to him die, yet he still persevered on and Voldemort uses it as an insult saying, “...You
Biff And Happy Loman Biff and Happy are both very much alike, their personality traits contain a lot of selfishness, laziness, arrogance and rather spoiled in many ways. Their father, Willy, want them to follow his footsteps towards the business world, but this plan fails for the reason that Willy let them get away with anything while they were in their early age. For instance, the flashback with his children shows his easy going with them. “WILLY (stopping the incipient argument, to Happy): Sure, he’s gotta practice with a regulation ball, doesn’t he? (To Biff.)
Billionaire businessman Shiv Nadar once exclaimed, “If you are calm about your ambitions, you become confident of achieving what you set out to do”. Opposingly in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Victor is frantic about his goals and ambitions to create a massive super-human that will be forever indebted to it’s creator. Victor’s also unconfident and avoids telling anyone about his work, the creature, until after completion. Mary Shelley uses Victor to emphasize that one should possess less ambition, as when acted upon too prominently it degrades people’s physical and mental health. While working on the creature, Victor Frankenstein ignores his own physical health due to his overpowering ambition to keep working.
Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had. While Linda enabled him, Willy could not help himself too keep ruining the good opportunities he had and turning them into some factious reality. At Willy`s funeral Biff comes to the realization that his father had all the wrong dreams and visions of success. Willy`s only dream was the fake “American Dream” that people believe will happen overnight. Willy`s failed attempts and happiness bonded into one and played a part into him creating this false reality and persona that he was the best salesman and that he was well loved by everyone around him.
Similarly, Lawrence uses situational irony in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, as the title suggests some sort of a winning situation, whereas the ending shows that even though Paul knew who would win the race, and even though he made all that money and was in some way a winner, it cost him his life. Therefore, at the end of the story he is clearly not a winner. Moreover, I also believe there to be some sort of irony in the fact that although both his uncle and the gardener believed in Paul’s vision and knowledge on who would win the race, none of them would gamble along with
Bilbo has not yet had the chance to show them what he can do, but he is determined to prove them wrong and gain their respect. Later on in the story, respect is shown towards Bilbo immensely when he finally escapes the Goblin tunnels and meets up with the dwarves again. “‘And here’s the burglar!’ said Bilbo stepping down into the middle of them, and slipping off the ring. Bless me, how they jumped! Then they shouted with surprise and delight.
Because Okonkwo fits four out of the five criteria of a tragic hero, he is a tragic hero. Because he was a successful leader and farmer and he earned this success without any help, Okonkwo is better than ourselves. According to the book, Okonkwo “neither inherited a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife.” (18) Despite the fact that he came from a failure of a father, Okonkwo managed to become wealthy and successful. Because of his anger, and his fear of being thought weak, Okonkwo was vulnerable. His anger made him do things without thinking, which could end up harming him.
This was one of Kennedy’s first actions taken in office. Although Kennedy was a proud American with lots of pride for his country, this disaster didn’t help his good reputation at all, instead the United States were disappointed by all this. He had lots of pressure to try and prove to his people that he was capable of leading America and making smart decisions, to be able to implement successful plans. The Bay of Pigs was a huge disaster and showed that America needed to try harder to prove their strength to the
(5 pts.) Major Rawls doesn’t know Owen as well as John or Hester but yet he still thinks that everything he does is too great for the world. It’s ironic because Major Rawls wasn’t a very good person yet him saying that says something amazing about Owen (611). The following is a couplet from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once.” It appears more than once in these pages. (6 pts.)
Though, he was described by many people as an intelligent individual, he had no street smarts, this led to his death from poisonous potato seeds. He made the mistake of leaving his loved ones behind especially his sister. McCandless was driven and had his mind set on this terrifying and dangerous adventure all leading up to his journey in Alaska which is why he continued his life on his own. Chris should have kept his college savings in order to survive this adventure to the wild. With the money he had saved, possibly could have kept him alive to this current day.
Finding unique ways to encourage grown men making millions of dollars to play a game seems like a simple concept, however we have seen many struggle to do just that over the years. Jackson creatively found ways to extract the desired changes from his players. Specifically, when dealing with Shaquille O’Neil, Jackson told him not to be afraid of Allen Iverson’s penetration move which resulted in Shaq stepping up and reducing Iverson’s impact for the rest of the game (Jackson, 2013, p. 227) Another time, Jackson told the press that Shaq wasn’t playing well because his toe hurts and although Shaq came back with a big game, he also responded negatively towards Jackson in his own interview (Jackson, 2013, p.
Walt Disney: why is he remembered Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to make happen but had roadblocks blocking your way to success? Walt Disney has inspired many people but his success wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. It started with him setting his goals. Than lead to him inspiring kids to follow their dreams. How he died and if it was a shock to him and his family or it wasn 't so surprising to them.
The unusual chain of events that occurred in The Great Gatsby would be life changing for anybody, yet it proves that money cannot buy happiness. Money might be able to buy things that make you happy, but it’s about the feeling you get that brightens up your day… It’s not about contemplating which of my five hundred pairs of Prada shoes should I wear today? Money can buy you all the shoes you want, but it still won’t give you happiness. It was unfortunate that Gatsby was killed because, he believed he could achieve happiness through love. In the end, Gatsby’s money is what got him recognized and led to an inevitable fate.