A Heroless Story You can’t have a good story without a good hero, Fitzgerald did exact opposite of that in “The Great Gatsby”. Oxford dictionary defines hero as “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” (Oxford). There are no heroes in “The Great Gatsby”. When you think of heroes in the story the first person you would claim to be the hero would be Nick Carraway, but he is not a hero. Nick Carraway is a liar, but he only lies a certain way, through omission.
The tragic hero of the play, Creon, learns the consequences of trying to be above the law of the Gods. He states, “Never at my hands will the traitor be honored above the patriot. But whoever proves his loyalty to the state-I 'll prize that man in death as well as life,”(Sophocles 227) this further emphasizes that he thinks his rules are much more important than the Gods. Knowing that Creon’s fall from grace is solely based on this mistake, the audience will think twice before claiming to be above higher powers. Tragic heroes show the result of exploiting good traits such as being ambitious.
Don Quixote has been described as "that genial and just judge of imposture, folly, vanity, affectation, and insincerity; that tragic picture of the brave man born out of his time, too proud and too just to be of use in his age" (Putnam, 15). The novel has been translated by different people, but it has been said that Shelton's translation has a charm that no modern translation has because he belonged to the same generation as Cervantes the author of Don Quixote. He could see things as Cervantes saw them. Cervantes' life had influence on Don Quixote. He could look back on his ancestry of genuine knights-errant.
Through analysis of the novel, the claim that Jay Gatsby was created as a tragic hero is irrefutable. Before the reader even considers a probe at the novel’s binding, Gatsby is firmly solidified in his or her mind as having some undefinable, indescribable aura of inherent goodness. By including “great” in the title, Fitzgerald forces a bias onto all who are exposed to the work. Regardless of if one catches a fleeting glance at the cover, or hears of the classic by a re... ... middle of paper ... ...at would be both influential and financially successful. By following such a quintessential formula, Fitzgerald knew he would emerge victorious.
Nick g... ... middle of paper ... ... his aspirations. His dream symbolizes the larger American Dream in which all have the equal opportunity to get what they want. Nonetheless, the failure of his personal dream also typifies the collapse of the American Dream as a whole. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby”, tells a story of a world corrupted by money, greed, and pursuit of the American Dream. Even though the novel is titled after Gatsby, Nick analyzes the actions of others and presents the story so that the reader can comprehend the central theme: Despite the fact that human beings will inevitably fail, we still encompass a brilliant capacity to hope.
In Ray Bradbury's award-winning novel, Fahrenheit 451, society feels the true weight of those who are powerful, the government, but the beauty of it is that the people do not realize it. The government works to destroy all books and knowledgeable material, and essentially eradicate all the individualism, the personal opinions of the people. Guy Montag, the main character and protagonist, makes an effort to resist the oppressiveness of the government, yet soon realizes that his sole efforts will never be sufficient to bring awareness to the oblivious people, as the government had removed all judgment and personal opinion, destroyed any evidence of their existence. The people had been lost to the power of the government. Hence, Fahrenheit society falls victim to the government because the people allow their minds to be overtaken and their individualism to be destroyed.
The main characteristics of a hero are that they can do heroic things, but retain their nobility. If we sacrifice the truth for progress then we are no better than the monsters that we fight. Lying and cheating to get things done is wrong and usually has bad consequences. Another reaso... ... middle of paper ... ...did not fight with morals. As Odysseus is killing the suitors he explained how he hated the fact that they had drained his estate and courted his wife.
She claims that the reason that she does not want Torvald to fire Krogstad is that "this fellow writes in the most scurrilous newspapers...he can do [Torvald] an unspeakable amount of harm"(Ibsen 519). Nora hides the truth and replaces it with lies. Torvald does not know that if he fires Krogstad that the consequences will affect his whole family. Nora could have told him, but instead she decided to hide the truth from her husband. She also hides her own strength.
El Patron is a cruel, selfish, heartless man who clawed his way to power in his youth and rules people with fear, though he is powerful, he is always nagged by the fact that he may lose everything. There is no way on earth he would let that happen. El Patron believes he is doing the clones a favor by allowing them to be smart, but in the end he uses them just like all the other clones in the world - for his own personal use. Esperanza, a fierce No Drug activist, once wrote that a more evil, vicious, and self-serving man (than El Patron) could hardly be imagined (Farmer 170). Though the practice of murdering clones is widely accepted in the book, it is morally wrong, and most people would at least have second thoughts about killing someone.