Brutus, even when his mind has good intention it is also littered with ignorance. Brutus had good intentions but his ignorance made him make not the best decisions. He had made many ignorant decisions because he did not want to listen to Cassius. The first time Brutus showed this trait was when Cassius warned Brutus many times about the danger of Mark Antony. Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate.
He was most certainly not a crazy person, he just had big ideas and took pride in making them happen. Whether people think McCandless was courageous or just plain nuts, they have to agree that he was only trying to do what he thought was best for himself, which was to find his inner self to who he really was. It was not what our society expected him to be. It was something not even his own family or loved ones had expected from him but did it either way and had gone against the grain. McCandless should be admired for his courageousness because not just anyone is willing to do what he was able to accomplish.
He states in a poem “Why I Write” that he was very lonely and had a disagreeable personality which made people not particularly fond of him (Leddy). Orwell had a way with facing unpleasant facts which he says led him to his own private world in which teachers and authorities did not appreciate. They made him feel powerless and undervalued; this inspired him to write about similar circumstances in political context. He had a clear eyed vision for every story and did not want to write all of the extra “fluff” (Smith). He is mostly known for this new style of writing, eliminating “purple passages”, for his Newspeak language and for exploring political writing and making this type popular.
"Author's Note." Into the Wild. New York: Anchor, 1997. N. Print. Krakauer, Jon.
The next time... ... middle of paper ... ...e is not a reliable source. This happens a few other times when Nick has to ask other characters about events that happened before he was involved. In conclusion, Nick is not a reliable narrator because of his negative judgments of others, his friendship with Gatsby, and his lack of knowing everything that is going on. Nick is a very proud man and this is shown throughout the novel. He prides himself on being honest and non-judgmental when he is both of these things.
Professor Jay Morgan was a man who was not a very loyal person whatsoever. Morgan was very untrustworthy and often made decisions that were deemed irresponsible and irrational. Aside from Morgan’s lack of good judgment he was overall a very nice person and he was a good friend to many. Harold Jenks- Harold Jenks also known as Jenks was a hardcore gangster who in his teenage years thought about nobody other than himself. As Jenks grew older he also grew wiser and realized that he could not keep up his gangster ways.
He concludes that with so many wretched men around virtue is hard to create in oneself. "The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous." Overall, Machiavelli is very pessimistic about the abilities of the people. He feels that after examining people through history, his conclusions of wretched men is correct. The Prince is an extremely practical book because it does not tell the reader what the ideal prince is, but it explains to the reader what actions and qualities have enabled a prince to best rule.
The movement was not without its critics and opposition, but the lasting effects of the philosophical ideals stood the test of time and continue to change people for the better. While there were many great thinkers, writers and leaders of this movement, the one that many consider to be the father of the movement is Ralph Waldo Emerson. His humble nature made him reluctant to take such a title, and he was not the creator of transcendentalism, but his influence on ... ... middle of paper ... ...eveloping an acid tongue.” Men who isolate themselves not only deprive themselves of friendship and love, but also make themselves unfit for marriage. Society isn't always achieved easily, but by "chemical affinity" and even then "in very small doses." Striking a balance between solitude and society is difficult because "solitude is impracticable, and society fatal."
That he went out of his way to help others instead of looking out for himself as he usually did. In my opinion I believe Christopher McCandless was a selfish man. His actions remind me of a good friend I had who stopped hanging out with me because he was older and didn’t want to be seen with a 6th grader. That was a selfish reason to stop being friends with someone and that is why Jon Krakauer’s stance resonates with me more than Sean Penn’s does. In the end McCandless did “reach out and grab,” what he wanted in life, however the way he did it was in a selfish way.
On April 1992, a young man from a wealthy family went to have the most amazing experience of a lifetime. He went hiking to the Alaskan Frontier, from the Grand Canyon, and through Chesapeake Beach. His name was Christopher McCandless and he wanted the best for himself. He first burned the cash inside of his wallet, cut up his ID’s, and abandoned his car. He even gave away $24,000 in savings to charity.