Odysseus makes a selfish decision when he wrongfully tells his crew Kirke, "urged that I alone should listen to their song. "(XII; 58-62) when Kirke really said that he should only listen to their deadly song only if he believed it was necessary. This selfish decision could have proved to be dea... ... middle of paper ... ...s not even acknowledge the Gods involvement in the situation. His Hubris gets him into many disagreeable situations that kill his crew and hurt his reputation with the Gods. Odysseus is not a hero because, he is foolish, lacks faithfulness and is consumed by his Hubris and selfishness.
Ralph is responsible because he makes the mistake of giving Jack power; he is unable to control the other boy when Jack starts to become savage and he is prone to fleeting lapses in self-control. Jack is responsible because he blatantly disregards the “rules” of the island. He forcibly takes items from the other boys - namely Piggy and Ralph - and he focuses on satisfying his immediate needs, instead of thinking of the future. The complete disregard for civility at the end of Lord of the Flies is a result of the three main characters’ inability to see things from a perspective different to their own. Piggy is liable for the disregard for civilization because he would rather complain about the mistakes that the other boys are making than try to correct them.
This was extremely selfish of McCandless, although he did “reach out and grab” what he wanted in life, he handled it in the worst possible way, by not telling anyone which left his family in grief. In Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Krakauer’s negative tone towards McCandless reveals his selfish nature, while Penn’s incorporation of McCandless’s friendship in the film reveals a McCandless that’s neutral due to his combination of selfishness and selflessness. Though both men have justified reasons for their beliefs, my own experience with selfish friends makes Krakauer’s stance more appealing to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ess killing of a wild moose also displayed his selfishness in that he had no knowledge on preserving meat and this ended in the waste of the animal. However McCandless was also portrayed as a selfless person in that he spent the time and energy to smooth over a rough patch in Jan and Wayne’s relationship. That he went out of his way to help others instead of looking out for himself as he usually did.
A true hero is selfless, always doing things for others. A real hero is just a person, a person who cares loves and embraces others no matter what. A hero is just a person who does the better for everyone and thing. A hero is not the kind of person to want to be recognized. Today heroes do not want to become famous, heroes just want to be normal people.
This is an act of Hubris because it shows that he thinks he is better than everyone else. Odysseus is a selfish and over prided man whose self-centered and egotist decisions get him in trouble and gets him a bad name with the Gods. . Odysseus is not a hero because, he is foolish, lacks faithfulness and is consumed by his Hubris and selfishness. Odysseus may be known as the first "Modern hero" but in my mind he is a faker.
“I do not know how I could bear the sight… Of my father, when I came to the house of death” (Sophocles, Exodos 143-44). He was so afraid of the pain and sadness of seeing all those he hurt that he cared dearly about. To Oedipus not only was it just punishment for his crimes it also helped him get over knowing what he has done. Even though this is true of the reasons Oedipus gives, arrogance played an overwhelming role. His self-importance lead him to make a rash decision to blind
Pip is surprised by this intrusion of his mind realizing that Miss Havisham did not raise him to be with Estella. Evan though Pip was not raised to be with Estella he is an vicious human being thinking such vile thoughts against a man that gave him the life of a gentleman. In relation, as Provis lays down to sleep Pip reflects on meeting him, "Then came the reflection that I had seen him with my childish eyes to be a desperate violent man:" (pg.879). Pip can only think of what horrible things Provis performed. Pip is an unforgiving person, still thinking of Provis as a convict after all he did for him.
He cannot take the guilt which is gnawing at him inside and he is desperate to seek release. However, the shriek was only a figment of his imaginat... ... middle of paper ... .... The community sees Dimmesdale as a saint, while Hawthorne portrays him as a morally weak person who cannot confess his sin. Everyone sees Chillingworth as a betrayed husband who is betrayed by his wife. However, Hawthorne shows him to be an evil-minded person who is so consumed with vengeance and hatred that he cannot live when his victim dies.
Because of The Creation’s looks he is shunned and treated horribly by the people around him. This leads to his horrible mistreatment towards him, which is one of the causes of his monstrous ways. Chris Bond, in his scholarly article, “Frankenstein: is it really about the dangers of science?” writes about the true meaning of who The Creation is. He writes that, “..Because he cannot integrate into society, becomes alienated from common kindness and interaction, and rewards ostracism with violent crime” (Bond). The Creation is forced into this life of hatred of himself and of other people because of the way he is treated based off of his looks and initial appearances.
First, there was a brutal feud between these two families! He knew one was of Montague and the other of Capulet, but he did not process the possible results. Second, he knew Romeo had just met Juliet, in fact he even told Romeo, “So soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes”. If the Friar had been responsible to delay the marriage so that they could furthe... ... middle of paper ... ...As he observed the mess that had just occurred, he quickly left the tomb to avoid being caught by the watch for his mistakes.