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    Confidence vs Arrogance

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    intangible line between confidence and arrogance. It's like trying to make a peanut butter sandwich:  if you spread the peanut butter too thin, you have something not worth having, but if you spread it too thick, you know you will regret it. I value a lot of different things in life, and in my attempts at mastering them I have usually been successful. This success has produced a definite level of confidence in my own abilities, but too often I have suddenly felt the arrogance sticking to the roof of my mouth

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    Arrogance in Oedipus and Cocteau's Infernal Machine The myth of Oedipus dates back centuries. Overtime a myth changes in many ways as each author or orator presents their own version. The main plot usually remains intact, but authors add their own style to the tragic story. In the case of Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Jean Cocteau's Infernal Machine both authors focus on the arrogant nature of Oedipus. Since this quality ultimately has destructive powers, the relationships Oedipus has with

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    "Listen to me. You mock my blindness, do you?/ But I say that you, with both your eyes, are blind" (I, 195-196). With these memorable words, the sightless prophet Teiresias all but paints the entire tragic story of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, one of the most prominent pieces of Greek literary heritage. Greeks knew and loved the story of Oedipus from childhood, just as children today cherish the story of Cinderella. In his version of the beloved tale, Sophocles concentrates his attention on the events

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    The Arrogance of The Lie The Lie, written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., is a story that stands as a mirror to reflect the ugly image of a condescending faction obsessed with grades and numbers, not actual learning.  Even though it took place years ago, the sickening mind frames still exist in some of today’s people.  They are namely the “elite group” or middle to upper class families.  In the story, Doctor Remenzel is obsessed with Eli having a high standard of excellence, Eli getting special treatment

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    The Themes of Arrogance, Greed, and Materialism in The Bet In Anton Chekhov’s “The Bet” two men, one a banker and the other a lawyer, begin the story arguing about whether or not capital punishment is fair.  The banker is in favor of capital punishment while the lawyer contends that if offered the chance he’d take life in prison.  The banker bets the lawyer two million rubles that he couldn’t survive in prison for fifteen years.  The lawyer agrees to remain in the banker’s “prison” for fifteen

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    and Arrogance in Gilgamesh and Genesis The issue of obedience figures prominently in both "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the book of Genesis in the Bible. These works were produced by very different cultures and traditions (Middle Eastern and Hebraic, respectively) and the characters in each react to authority or advice with very different levels of obedience. Noah is found to be righteous by God and is rewarded with a means to escape the devastation of the flood. Gilgamesh, in his arrogance, thinks

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    environment, but it becomes obvious that he has never experienced a situation like this.   The man is observant and quite resourceful, exemplified when he coaxes the dog to walk ahead of him across the ice, in case of soft spots.  A combination of arrogance and confidence are apparent with almost every thought he has.  Even when faced with his own immortality, the man fights to contain himself and remain calm.  London uses the dog traveling with the man to support some of the less obvious points in

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    Fate In Oedipus Rex

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    out of the clouds and back to earth where things are a mite different. This is one point of the play in which Oedipus is unbelievably close to finally buying into the fact that some power higher than himself could be at work-- and yet his arrogance and pride hinder him from accepting the legitimacy of fate. Oedipus finds the idea that Teiresius could know more than he simply offensive. Teiresius, sensing Oedipus’ hostility toward him, warns the king that when Oedipus berates him that

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Internet

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    LeCussan maintains that the author criticizes arrogance and egotism (116). George Levine, in his essay "The Endurance of Frankenstein," agrees; Frankenstein wants to flex his muscles, to create someone to "exercise his will and pay him homage" (111). Most critics concur that Frankenstein oversteps his bounds by presuming he's worthy of the creative act once reserved for God. Some critics associate Frankenstein's project with "Promethean arrogance...the ambition to create life without an order

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    Monkey, the Novel

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    a journey that reflects the lives of most human beings. From the beginning of the novel, Monkey expresses hunger that is overpowered by greed. Similar to human beings,Monkey first seeks knowledge, then power, and finally enlightenment. Monkey’s arrogance brought by greed is displayed when he proclaims, “why do you not bow down to me as your king?'; . Monkey’s desire to acquire more than the apparent limit is more understandable to the audience, because human beings are able to empathize with this

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