I am in agreement with Krakauer on the fact that Chris McCandless was not a sociopath because he was intelligent, socialized very well, and was able to take care of himself, but he did have his flaws. Being able to be independent, his achievements and his friends all prove the “outcast bush causality” stereotype wrong. Since Chris was a human, he did have his faults. In some cases they were extreme, but they were rooted from an anger that makes it hard to label as “sociopath”. In the end, however, his stubbornness and tendency to dream big left him for dead.
Even though Nick might not be very productive, he is an admirable person in the fact that he stays out of the way by doing absolutely nothing. Within in “The Great Gatsby”, everything that is done is bad. Every move that characters make eventually come back to haunt them. This is the point of the novel. To take the least of the evil within the group of characters, Nick again proves to be the most admirable.
When Helen Robinson’s husband is killed and Mr. Ewell lashes out at her on her way to work, she does not speak negatively of him or attack him back. Helen maintains a level of quiet respect that is compassion in its own way. She was not willing to be negative to a person that certainly deserved negativity, but showed respect instead. Overall, the trial is a surprising source of generosity even with the terrible event in
Some may say that George made mistakes too. Yes, George made mistakes such as telling Lennie to hit Curley, but none of his mistakes caused deaths. Furthermore, he didn’t have a disability. Lennie’s disabilities and innocence was what differed the effect of their mistakes. George made an excellent decision by killing Lennie.
“But in Rasheed’s eyes she saw murder for them both. And so Mariam raised the shovel high, raised it as high as she could, arching it so it touched the small of her back.” (349). This quote was the moment before Mariam’s life would end, she killed Rasheed to save the people she loved which was Laila, Aziza, and Zalmai. But, Mariam’s action would have conscious she knew that she would have to admit to the police. “I admit to what I did, brother,” Mariam said, “But, if I hadn’t, he would have killed her.
Todd is a highly deceptive and manipulative character but he always seems honest with himself and never refuses the truth to himself. In fact, his self-honesty is what got him associated with Dussander in the first place. Yet, at the end of the story, he has definitely the worst ending of any character in Different Seasons. However, this isn’t a flaw in King’s writing. This character is made to show the effect of another character who refuses the truth.
He fits all the criteria for a tragic hero; he has a flaw, hubris, that eventually leads to his downfall. This downfall is when he causes his son and wife’s deaths by sentencing Antigone to death and eventually killing her. Also, Creon realizes his flaw in the end, which is the final criteria for a tragic hero. Creon's suffering was defiantly insisted upon through his pride, and it most definitely made him much, much worse. Therefore, with a life both tragic and saddening, Creon is the tragic hero in
He cannot be blamed for treating Lennie badly just from a few words throughout the book. Readers forget the fact that, not only did George take care of Lennie, but he also loved him with a bond stronger than friendship. It is clear that George has Lennie’s best interests in his mind, which can be seen in his use of harsh language, his silencing of Lennie, and his murder of Lennie. Transition here. George is often blamed
George is justified to kill Lennie because Lennie had a lot of consequences to take. George had to kill Lennie because he was going to die either way . In the novel, it said “I’m gonna get him. I’m going for my shotgun. I’ll kill the big son-of-a-bitch”(96).
Throughout the story, Nick is considered to be an honest and reliable narrator, but in fact he is not a reliable narrator. Looking at the way Nick narrates the story, it is in a way that the accounts are very much one sided as opposed to it being an impartial reminiscence of his past. Nick says he is a man who is inclined to reserve all judgement, when in fact throughout this story he has criticized and been making negative judgement calls to all characters except Gatsby. He would say that Gatsby is worth the whole bunch and that the other characters is just a rotten crowd. In my opinion i agree but also I don 't agree, I don 't agree because Gatsby is just another guy in love with a girl trying to get her attention but i do agree
I think Odysseus is not a hero. Most people would say he is but I think this because he is a selfish man and kills people. At first he sounds like an okay person who is a nice man. Wait till you find out what he has done. Odysseus is a very Selfish man.