As malevolent as he is, there is no question that he is the play’s protagonist. He is motivated by self-interest and the play’s plot is ultimately developed around his battle to become the king and remain in power over the people. The reader’s get in depth looks at his character and they almost develop a false sense of sympathy for the jealousy and pain that he had endured, while blatantly disregarding the fact that he is a murderer. On the other hand, he can be viewed in some aspects as the hero of the play. As crazy as this may be, Richard shares some noble qualities that heroes have.
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Once he reached the top, no expense was too much, and he actively sought the attention from his peers for his style of living. Belfort’s personality was excessively grandiose and eccentric, revealing a sort of maladaptive manner in dealing ... ... middle of paper ... ...r as restitution for the victims of the pump and dump scheme (Haglund, 2013). Though it may be easy to blame Wall Street culture for sucking him into a lifestyle of drugs, sex and money, it is probably just as equally the fault of Belfort’s personality. He was the right type of person who could thrive in this immoral environment without feeling empathy for those he was affecting. His extrovert personality made him a fantastic salesman, however it also made him susceptible to getting into trouble whether it was with drugs, or sinking his yacht.
Wolsey's Responsibility For His Own Downfall Thomas Wolsey can be easily viewed as being responsible for his own downfall. John Guy believes that Wolsey was “brilliant but flawed.” His rise was based on luck, charm, intelligence and opportunism. Wolsey had such high ambitions and gave Henry the idea he was capable of getting him anything, so when Wolsey failed to get Henry a divorce, it was seen as the final nail on the coffin to his downfall. His policies are also a cause to his downfall; Wolsey’s foreign policy was a success but also caused problems. On Wolsey’s rise he created enemies, which lead to the lack of support and opposition in his years as Chancellor.
Relying on scandalous and impertinent stories that quickly attract attention rather than real news stories compromises the quality of a paper. Pulitzer was a devoted man who was also a competent businessman, but his true intentions were in making money, (that was later donated and philanthropically used) not creating the perfect newspaper.
The Byronic Hero prides himself on his intellectual ability because his intelligence eclipses that of the average man. “But soon he knew himself the most unfit of men to herd with man; with whom he held little in common; untaught to submit his thoughts to others, though his soul was quell’d in his you... ... middle of paper ... ...the confines of society. The Superhero further evades societal restrictions by masking himself and keeping his identity a mystery. This mystery distinguishes the Hero from others and places him into the Byronic realm where the dark figure retreats to solitude. Unlike the Byronic Hero described in Byron’s poetry the new Superhero has a dual conscience that allows him to reside outside of societal foundations while working to uphold the society’s values.