In the short story, Garcia’s work in all of the preliminaries to the kill shows his greatness as a bull fighter. His inability to kill the bull properly that is, in an “honorable” way gives him a lower status as a bull fighter and nearly gets him killed. He has failed and is on the operating table, but he begs Zurito not to cut off his pigtail. He may be destroyed but he remains “undefeated.” This shows that Manuel still believes in himself but also shows him that he took the wrong path; he took on a challenge when his gut told him not to. Many clichés are created because of a conflict that has happened in a previous time; this action by Manuel demonstrates the cliché, “always go with your gut.” Garcia did not and it came back to haunt him in the end.
He is also ambiguous just like Jake. Romero is an up and coming bullfighter. Anytime he performs the crowd goes wild. This is because he bullfights for the love of the sport and is truly passionate about it. This similarity of internal values over social recognition may be slightly unclear due to the fact that Romero is trying to fill the shoes of the once great Belmonte.
(Galatians 6:4) The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. (James 1:9) What is evil about pride and how it affects the soul of the sinner? How does Beowulf deal with pride? Beowulf would not back down from a fight with the dragon. He was going into this battle for the first time out of angry and hatred instead of pride and being thankful for the power that God has given him.
Like every persons journey, Odysseus grew stronger on the inside, where it counts the most. The gods have no regard for what may happen to the many people who live except the ones they favor. The gods themselves are evil in a variety of ways and aided men who are evil without care as long as the ones they favor remain safe. Although Odysseus is a good man, the gods fully support the slaughter of the suitors even though there may have been more ethical ways of punishing the suitors, "He spoke, but not a word did wise Odysseus answer. Silent he shook his head, brooding on evil" (198).
Furthermore, Mr. Horn schedules a fight between Tommy and Lincoln that evening. At first Tommy refuses to fight his best friend, but accepts to do so only because Lincoln has to earn money to support his wife and child. During the fight Tommy cannot hit his friend therefore the judges had stop the fight. Mr. Horn is very disappointed as he marched the platform and knocks out Lincoln to the ground. Tommy offers a fair fight with Mr. Horn in exchange for his freedom.
Hector’s decision to take on Achilles can be viewed in two ways: on one hand, taking on the demigod shows incredible bravery, and his refusal to flee even in the face of death is admirable. On the other hand, disregarding the advice of friends and family and throwing himself into battle alone against the most impressive warrior of his time shows an indescribable arrogance that could only be created by pride in one’s self. This situation is one that he never would have in the beginning of the war, which shows the effect that battle has had on him. He never gets to see the light at the end of this tunnel, though, as he is slain by Achilles. On his death bed, Hector makes one last request of Achilles: that he should place his body in the hands of friends, so that it may be brought back to his homeland with his loved ones.
He reads about hunts and other exciting activities but he has never done them himself. He wants amaze his wife and prove he can be a big hero and kill a lion. When Macomber gets a change to kill a lion he runs away from the chance and Wilson the
But Odysseus retains his self-control and does not strike yet. At that moment, if he did strike, he would have lost because he would not have been prepared. He retains all his anger for the final battle with the suitors. In that battle, Odysseus is fully prepared and ready to fight, resulting in all the suitors’ deaths. Next, when Antinoos throws a footstool at Odysseus, “Odysseus only [shakes] his head, containing thoughts of bloody work” (Homer 326).
At the start of the novel, he is idolized by the boys for his natural sense of authority, and is elected chief because of this. However, he quickly goes from a friend to a foe, when he refuses to give into his savage side like the others: “I’d like to put on war-paint and be a savage. But we must keep the fire burning” (156). Ralph understands that being savage is fun, but he stays true to himself and his priorities by putting his responsibilities in front of having fun. As a result, he is isolated from Jack’s tribe and is left to fend for himself.
The one juror who disagrees simply does not want to send the boy off to his death without talking about anything, he valued human life. “Juror #8 is dramatic, just, kind, and smart. But none of these things would get him anywhere with the other jurors if he weren't willing to put himself out there and take risks (Cast).” In the 1957 MGM film entitled Twelve Angry Men, juror number eight uses his beliefs, selflessness and actions to make the other eleven jurors change their vote about the guilt of the boy from guilty to not guilty. The most powerful quality Mr. Davis showed and expressed to the other jurors was