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 let himself get fooled by Mark Antony’s manipulation of words which made Brutus to trust Mark Antony even more.
Sir Gawain also participates in challenges that define his character. Sir Gawain was indeed a hero, but he was mostly concerned with maintaining his reputation, which sets him and Beowulf apart when it comes to being the most ideal hero. Beowulf and Sir Gawain are both models of strength and bravery as they achieve deeds in order to bring glory to their king. As both men try to establish a heroic title, Beowulf gained better recognition because he was a hero to his not only his king, but to his entire society.
Oedipus is a clever man, but he is blind to the truth and refuses to believe Teiresias's warnings. He suffers because of his hamartia. I t is this excessive pride fuels his own destruction. I would just say Oedipus is a tragic hero. Foolishly he leaves his home in Corinth without further investigating the oracle's words.
Even though Iago must figure out a way to get get this position as Lieutenant I donÕt think he hateÕs Cassio or Othello. Iago is a very power hungry character and he will do anything and hurt anyone to get what he wants. Iago just canÕt understand how he could be chosen over someone who is very naive, but he never even asked Othello why he wasnÕt chosen as Lieutenant. Maybe Othello had a good reason for not giving him that position and he may have had another position waiting for Iago. Being in this situation leaves Iago to be jealous of Cassio and very angry with Othello, and the question WHY?
The father may be all about the pursuit of glory and the honor and prestige that come with being a warrior. Therefore, the father would appeal to the young man’s rational side. On the other hand, his mother would appeal to his greed and encourage him to pursue material possessions (549d). As a result, the young man grows and accepts a happy medium of his influences and becomes an victory-loving and spirited man that has a now larger lust for mon... ... middle of paper ... ...e of the auxiliaries – the warrior class. This is a worthy goal to pursue but may never truly exist because while man has the ability to reason, that reason is always bound to become misguided over time and degrade into the four different political constitutions discussed earlier in this paper.
“Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.” -George William Russell Homer defines a hero as one who acquires and maintains honor through victory in battle while embracing a highly individualistic attitude. Homer’s epic warriors were self-interested in order to preserve their honor and to acquire fame--the currency used by the hero to achieve immortality. Heroes of this archetype often show a neglectful disregard for the lives of their warriors and supporting cast. This is symptomatic of their obsession with acquiring honor over building relationships (Dunkle). But how can a hero protect his fame if he lacks compassion and loyalty to his people?
In addition, Mearsault is also happy after killing the Arab and after going to jail which made people further believe he is a "poor fool", but on the other hand people with a greater insight say, "He's innocent." He believes that God does not exist, and therefore life is meaningless. Thus life is absurd and additionally Meursault's connections and his relationships with human beings becomes absurd. Meursault's absurd behaviour shocks people because he does not do what he is expected to do, but detaches himself from reality and goes against social conventions and disobeys social code. For example, he did not cry on his mother's death although people are expecting him to behave differently in such a situation.
Aristoteles’s “Theory of Tragedy” suggests that the tragic flaw in Sophocles’ play Oedipus is the King’s “self-destructive actions taken in blindness,” but a worse flaw if his arrogance. There are a few opposing views that stray from Oedipus being fully arrogant. First is that he took actions to save himself further pain. Second by putting himself in charge was the right thing to do as the leader of his people. Third Oedipus never tried to outwit the gods but used the prophecy as a warning to leave Corinth.
Spade differing his from Hammet’s Continental Op. Spade is a loner and in a business for himself to look into the death of Archer, therefore, removing himself from any feelings lingering on mixed feelings of brotherhood such as the feelings the Op felt about his fellow agent. This is shown in the police man’s reaction to Sam Spade “Dundy withdrew the tapping fingers, but there was no change in his voice: "Tom says you were in too much of a hurry to even stop for a look at your partner” (Hammett 20). His speech might be ironic but never comical. He gets involved in much less violence and gunplay which Hammet never ... ... middle of paper ... ...ap for you.
God does not give him the option to decline and he is presented with no opportunity in which he might refuse God outright. He has no control over the duration or intensity of his suffering. He is completely at the mercy of God. There is nothing to give an indication of how much agency Job had before the wager. However the arguments Job makes in chapter three through thirty-seven suggest some agency, especially in his questioning of God: “Does it seem good to thee to oppress, to despise the work of thy hands and favor the designs of the wicked?