This shows Odysseus is a hero because Penelope was saved by him and now he has returned back home to her. Odysseus may have saved Penelope, and tried some of his men, Odysseus is not a hero because he only killed people for his benefits. In The Odyssey, Instead of Odysseus talking to the suitors to leave he killed them all. This shows Odysseus isn't a hero because he could have waited to see if the suitors would leave because Odysseus has returned. Also in The Odyssey, when his men were dying he tried to save but only for his benefits.
In the novel, The Book of Three, written by Lloyd Alexander, Taran is a hero, even though he did not defeat The Horned King by himself. Taran is a hero because he is able to keep the companions together throughout their journey, and for his ability to take the blame for his wrong doings. For example, when Gurgi injured himself, he begged Taran to kill him, saying, “‘Now Gurgi’s head must be chopped off’ (Alexander 124)”, but Taran refused. Taran had compassion on Gurgi, and allowed him to ride Melyngar, knowing full well that it would slow their pace. In addition, Taran decided to continue to help the group and not stay in the valley with Medwyn.
Even though Junior and Victor grow up in a similar environment, they develop completely different characteristic. Judging by Victor’s character, it is easy to presume that he will be the one breaking down when his dream is thwarted, Junior actually gave up first by committing suicide. This outcome differs greatly from what an audience would expect, conveying the underlined lesson that the audience should not generate their own stories for the
In the book, “A Separate Peace”, by John Knowles, a tragic event happens, someone dies. Although this event is straightforward, a boy fell and later died of his bone marrow entering his blood, what led it to occur is as complex as perhaps the war that was going on at that time. This death, like so many others, was not caused by one thing or person but instead it was a culminating event, the climax and end of our lives. Gene Forrester did not directly kill Phineas by causing Phineas to fall or by his own envy but he made it more likely. He was not the murderer but he was still someone to blame.
This much is true for Victor’s failure to take responsibility for not only teaching his creation about life but also failure to take responsibility for the actions of his creation. “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy… you shall be my first victim” (153). Victor’s knows that he is responsible for the death of William because he abandoned his creation and made the monster learn the hard way that he would not be accepted into society. But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman.
Portrayed in the movie Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless was a free spirit he did what he want when he wanted. Ivan and Chris were completely different people one was a formalist and the other was a maverick, but in the end it didn 't matter how different they were because they found true happiness in death. Ivan constantly tried to conform to society and its laws. Ivan subconsciously wanted to be an individual but he constantly suppressed those urges to fit in. He wanted to follow the path that society lead him on.
However, because Okonkwo is unaware of the Christian culture he cannot act against his son. It is apparent that committing suicide is Okonkwo’s way of going against Christianity. This act not only costs him his life but it also takes away the respect Umuofia once had for
Villains often play a vital role in contrasting the protagonists, which brings upon sympathy towards the protagonists. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, society directly criticizes Meursault 's actions and beliefs, evoking Meursault 's sadness in the story. While in The Meursault Investigation, Merault is the antagonist of the story because he kills Musa, Harun’s brother. Meursault indirectly provokes Harun’s anger and fuels his ambition for his actions. Both stories present villains differently, where society is directly criticizing Meursault’s beliefs and actions in The Stranger while Meursault is indirectly hurting Harun in The Meursault Investigation.
But Okonkwo goes anyway, which leads to him killing Ikemefuna because "He was afraid of being thought weak." Okonkwo was too proud to have stayed home and done the ethical thing. Okonkwo's pride is displayed throughout the entire book with his constant focus on strength and his fear of being thought of as a coward. Going from the beginning to the end, in chapter 24 Okonkwo kills a head messenger during a meeting. "He knew that Umuofia would not got to war.
All that Okonkwo ever accomplished was from fear of becoming his father, which means that he was only thinking of himself and not of others like a hero should. Not only was he selfish but in order to have people think he is strong he was willing to kill a child. Okonkwo is not tragic a hero because of his lack of selflessness and because he
Here, Michael was granted a choice. He had the choice extricate his friends from what would have been, most likely death. Without question Michael knew it was his obligation to rescue his friends, even when he knew the adventure was essentially a suicide mission. The contingency that he would rescue his friends and survive was incredibly tenuous, but to him, the idea of losing his friends was far worse than existing at all without them. " 'he kept saying, "We 've got to find jack" He pushed us along, you meant that much to him '" (Evans 182).
t all comes down to what you are willing to risk in order to be happy. Chris McCandless grew up in a wealthy family, but when he found out about his dad 's secret, he basically became disillusioned with life and rejected his privileged upbringing. He wanted to find a deeper meaning to life, which is why he went into the wild to live off of the land and be alone with his thoughts and nature just like his hero, Henry David Thoreau had. Even though this was extremely dangerous, to Chris it was worth it because he was willing to risk his life in order to live the way he wanted. I think many people can relate to this because they have dreams they are too afraid to pursue.
Another place Zinser uses emotional appeal is when he wrote, “Journalist, like Tom Fenton have blamed the media for failing to anticipate the pre-9/11 threat posed by terrorism” (Graff 364). By saying that the media is at fault for not anticipating the pre-9/11 threat he, Tom Fenton, believes that the media should be taken very seriously and are “in charge” of picking up clues from the people and places they are reporting on. Since Zinser uses this he is using Tom Fenton’s emotions on the subject to get the reader’s attention. This article used ethical appeal, logical appeal, and emotional appeal to grab the audience’s attention. As a whole, logical appeal was used predominantly, and emotional appeal used .
In the end, Simon and Ralph try to bring the boys out of savagery. Both, indeed, failed, but like what was said, Simon had to die in the process of it. Simon was the one who remained isolated from the savagery occurring on the island. Ralph, on the other hand, had his struggle with savagery. Unlike Simon, he found hunting exciting.