Admirable Qualities Essays

  • Admirable Qualities In The Odyssey

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    Heroes are meant to have admirable qualities, but Homers character Odysseus is not your average hero. Odysseus does not show the qualities of a role model that most heroes have. Odysseus stands out more than the other characters, because it is not normal for a hero to be sporting some of these negative qualities. Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus shows bad qualities such as being curious, being stubborn, and being prideful. Odysseus may be described as being curious for many reasons. One example of

  • Voltaire's Candide Character Analysis

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    the cruelty in the world. While looking back on the book I couldn't think of many characters that displayed admirable qualities. Even though Pangloss stuck to his views that everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds, which is admirable, he is stupid and naive to still believe this after everything he and his family goes through. It was quite hard for me to find admirable characters within Voltaire's Candide, all of the characters seemed to do harm to one another in some way. Although

  • The Canterbury Tales

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    to boast about his conquests. Clearly, the Knight is the most admired of the pilgrims, and not coincidentally, he tells his tale first. The Squire is similar to the Knight in that he may one day become one, but he does not possess as many admirable qualities. Chaucer tells us that the Squire is an extremely vain individual, taking pains to improve his appearance. The Yeoman is an assistant to Knight and Squire. We know very littl... ... middle of paper ... ...appearance. The Manciple works

  • Charles Dickens

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    example of this is in Tale of Two Cities. This book shows how most people were poor during the French Revolution. The aristocracy consisted of about 3 percent of the population, and everyone else was poor in the lower class. This book shows the admirable qualities of the poor, and how they managed to squeak out a living despite the horrible conditions that they lived in. Dickens makes the reader feel bad for the lower classes in many books. He introduces many poor children in his books that the reader

  • Extreme Roles of Women in Sports

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    focused and aggressive. He wants to succeed and he wants to do his personal best. These are all admirable qualities. But here is where we run into a problem. In the past, sports were generally dominated by men. Qualities that are usually associated with masculine imagery are still prized in sports. An athlete should be strong, aggressive, dominating and relentless. Unfortunately, these qualities were not always valued in women. Women, traditionally, were seen as the weaker sex. They couldn't

  • Fear and Redemption in Cry the Beloved Country

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    learn of white people's fear of native crime in the city. Absalom's girlfriend is afraid that he has deserted her. She gains comfort from Stephen. In his own pain and suffering he has the ability to comfort her, this is one of Stephen's admirable qualities. When Stephen realises that the police are searching for Absalom, he starts trembling and turns cold with fear. Msimangu and his bible comfort him. Msimangu takes him to Ezenzeleni where he is spiritually uplifted. When Absalom is asked

  • Epic of Beowulf

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    Beowulf Huy Ngo Beowulf displays the qualities of a good leader that were mentioned in the speech given by Hrothgar. The speech speaking of the vices and virtues of great political leaders contains many of the same qualities that Beowulf embodies. His boastfulness, generosity and kindness are evidence that he is a good leader and provides for his people. Although the qualities he posses may not be the best-fit qualities of a common man, they are admirable qualities of a strong leader. Beowulf’s high

  • Achilles' Heroism in 'The Iliad'

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    indeed a hero. A hero is defined by the present day Websters Dictionary as: “one who inspires through manners and actions; an individual who leads through personal example and accomplishments requiring bravery, skill, determination, and other admirable qualities.” Achilles, in no manner, fits this definition. By contemporary standards, he is instead a pathetic villain. Aside from being a kidnapper, rapist and murderer, Achilles proves to be emotionally weak, selfish, and malicious. Many times throughout

  • Gabriel Oak: An Abundance of Admirable Qualities

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    be reliable and dignified. There are many times in the novel when he acts as a guardian angel. His surname is a metaphor for his appearance and character. An oak tree is a symbol of great strength, solidity and endurance. Gabriel Oak shows these qualities throughout the novel. Oak’s character is established in the first few chapters and remains consistent throughout, unlike other characters such as Bathsheba and Boldwood, which is one of the main reasons I chose him. Thomas Hardy portrays Oak in

  • The Admirable Qualities in Puritans Illustrated by Anne Bradstreet and Cotton Mather

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    According to Mrs. Anne Bradstreet and Mr. Cotton Mather, I think Puritans have some admirable qualities, such as the relationship with the family - especially Mrs. Bradstreet with her husband, and she was trying hard to be a great mother. In addition, Mr. Mather was strong and powerful person even though his life was darkened by disappointment and tragedy. He tried hard to make a difference for his life. From Mrs. Bradstreet's poem - 'To My Dear and Loving Husband', she had a really good relationship

  • Shakespeare's Macbeth is a Tragic Hero

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    Macbeth is a Tragic Hero In many respects Macbeth, of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is the least admirable tragic hero of literature. Typical tragic heroes have at least a few admirable character traits. One may, or may not like the hero, but there is something in their characters or their situation on which one can hang some sympathy, even if there is not enough for us to rationalize away their actions. But Macbeth is a mass murderer, who does away with friends, colleagues, women and children

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - The Powerful Character of Atticus Finch

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    brother's lives are affected by their community, also how they develop and mature under the watch of their father, lawyer Atticus Finch. As a wise role model to his town of Maycomb as well as his children, Atticus Finch becomes a prominently admirable character. As a father, lawyer, friend, and foe, Atticus Finch proves himself to be an honest, selfless, and courageous human being. Throughout many of the books main events, it is always clear that Atticus Finch holds true to his morals and beliefs

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    small town called Maycomb in a time that we come to know is shortly following FDR’s first inaugural address. Times are hard in small town America and ethics as well as morals are shaped by the way people interact with one another. Atticus has many admirable character traits; tranquility, honesty, humility, and a strong sense of civic duty. Atticus is asked to defend Tom Robinson, an African-American man accused of raping a Caucasian woman. The penalty for rape in Maycomb was death. Although Atticus

  • Selfish Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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    This question could be argued from two different perspectives. The social view of The Awakening would accuse Edna Pontellier of being selfish and unjustified in her actions. Yet, in terms of the story's romanticism, Edna was in many ways an admirable character. She liberated herself from her restraints and achieved nearly all that she desired. Chopin could have written this novel to glorify a woman in revolt against conventions of the period. Yet, since the social standpoint is more factual

  • The Character of Montresor in The Cask of Amontillado

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    devises a clever plan that will leave Fortunato clueless as to his intensions. Upon a closer look, this character is admirable. Montresor carries out his plan successfully without being caught. He does this by using traits that are commendable at the very least. Montresor is Poe’s most admirable character because he is patient, extremely confident, and very calculated. Montresor is admirable because throughout the story, he is very patient. In the beginning of the story, he tells of how he will get his

  • John Proctor as Tragic Hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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    main characters is John Proctor. Proctor is put through many life-changing decisions. In many cases, a decision he made in one situation led to another problem. John Proctor is the tragic hero of this story. If John Proctor was not such an admirable character, he probably would not have been in the massive mess he was. Proctor made a very humanly mistake in the beginning. In considering his wife's sickness and loneliness, he looked to Abigail. Proctor's passion and sexuality no doubt frightened

  • Leadership and Healthcare Quality

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    With many qualities and characters such as someone; who speaks up, direct others, take control, very energetic and charismatic that others will naturally want to follow. When considering these mentioned qualities, it naturally appears to you as that the leader is an extroverted type individual because extroverts have those qualities and tend to focus their attention on the outer world of people and things. On the other hand, introverts tend to focus their attention on the inner world of ideas and

  • Hamlet: A Man of Many Qualities

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    Hamlet: A Man of Many Qualities Hamlet is a man of many different qualities and he reveals only certain qualities to certain people.  Hamlet draws his audience, the reader, into noticing the different qualities that he has.  His qualities are shown through his conversations with other characters as well as through his soliloquies. These words of wisdom and revealance help to distinguish how Hamlet feels about each other character that he encounters.  The phrases and speeches that Hamlet

  • Tesco Case Analysis

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    Qualities Expanding (your offer of offers out of all deals): Tesco holds a 13% offer of the UK retail advertise. Its multi-position capacity implies that it will keep on growwing experience nourishment, while expanding space (thing that is given/work that is carried out) from hypermarkets will permit it to drive a higher experience non-sustenance. Tesco's general development and ROI hint at no halting: In the UK, Tesco's late 2002 financing into West-midlands based comfort store bunch T&s was charged

  • The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality

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    The Impact of Forest Management on Water Supply and Quality Forest management can have either detrimental or positive effects on watershed supply and quality. The type of effect depends on the type of operation(eg. harvesting vs. reforestation), the way it is conducted, and the view point of the land manager(eg. more or less water yield). Timber harvesting activities tend to increase the water yields of a watershed. Evapotranspiration is decreased by the removal of vegetation. This decrease