The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for." (20) The irony of Lord Henry saying this, is that he will eventually corrupt Dorian. He tells him this, but Dorian does not pay attention to the warning, and wants to hear more of Lord Henry's addicting sayings. Harry's theories act like a slow poison: They get into you, start reacting, and slowly but surely, they destroy you.
He also loves the feeling that he is “famous”, or admired by others. He searches only for cases that will make headline news. During this film, he exploits his ex-girlfriend to get what he wants, at the expense of her job. This shows that he is manipulative and doesn’t care about the feelings of others. Martin Vail displays multiple symptoms throughout the film that correlate with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Defeat makes you stronger.” Yes, I agree with the following statement, “Defeat makes you stronger.” Defeat will make you stronger if you have the right mindset and you don’t allow yourself to make the same mistakes twice. It will depend on the individual whether they accept their defeat and learn from it or not. As people, learning from our mistakes can better us. In the movie “The Great Debaters”, James Farmer Jr. showed how defeat made him stronger. Defeat itself is a disappointment that provides a sense of revenge, and whether you are prepared to continue to fight to succeed or just give up will determine if it’ll truly does make you stronger.
(Summer School so it's a lot easier). Does my thesis workout? (My thesis has talk be about violence of some sort) “The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.” – Victor Hugo. In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Khaled effectively portrays guilt as being destructive to oneself and affecting others around it. The violence that the main character, Amir, experiences leads to him feeling guilty for rest of his life, which breaks up the relationships that he once had in his previous years.
Facing Brute, Caesar believed him easily. Caesar was so credulous that he relaxed his vigilance. On the other hand, after he got many great achievements, he became arrogant and conceited. He din not care augur’s prediction, and he think protection by guard is a sign of weakness. All in all, Caesar’s failure is the limitation of age and ruling class.
In this scene, Roderigo is obviously the follower, the weaker character, he tries to please Iago by making racist stabs at Othello (“What a full fortune does the Thick-lips owe if he can carry’t thus”) relating Othello to “thick lips”, which could be a possible insult towards coloured people in those days. Iago is obviously bitter because of the promotion ordeal and the audience are now awear that he is seeking revenge. In this scene, Iago is in control, he appears to be the higher, more powerful man. He is confident in his ideas and determined to get what he wants. He confides in Rogerigo with his plan from the start so we are already able to create this true image of Iago.
Although his actions are very insane, they can be seen as rational to reader considering hedonism. Devotion to pleasure, hedonism, makes Dorian be deceitful about his true self by deflecting the attention of the public from the mad man to the beautiful and intelligent gentlemen. Dorian is, young, sensitive, and emotional, meaning that he is susceptible to manipulation. Lord Henry takes advantage of that opportunity and gives Dorian the yellow book; this book opens up the world of hedonism and aestheticism which eventually turns his young life into an eternal oblivion of misery. Dorian develops a fear of aging so he tries to live his life as if it was his last day on earth.
In each name, Torvald used the word “little”, as if to belittle Nora emotionally and intellectually to show his power and superiority over her as if she was his child instead of his wife. Torvald also took joy in showing off his manhood that fed his pride of the man of the house by pride fully hoping that Nora would be in trouble and he would be the knight in shining armor. He went as far as to say “Nora, I have often wished that you might be threatened by some great danger, so that I might risk my life’s blood, and everything, for your sake.” (1081). No man wishes for a great danger to fall upon their wives, but in that statement, Torvald tried to show off his manhood and “wished” for a great danger to fall upon Nora. Although Torvald talks a big game, he is going to get exactly what he wished for.
He expects other men to be guided by their emotions too--and in this he shows a much better understanding of people than Brutus. Antony appeals to the citizens' feelings right from the beginning. He does this easily, because he really does have strong feelings about the death of his friend Julius Caesar. He loved Caesar, he hates the conspirators, he wants revenge--and he also wants to save his own life and to achieve a position of power in the new order which will have to take form after the elimination of Julius
Later in their friendship, we start to see that Lord Henry is merely stirring thoughts that Dorian already had inside of himself and was just afraid to let them be known. Lord Henry is also the person that leads Dorian into his New Hedonistic ways. It’s relevant that Dorian becomes aware of the new Hedonism in chapter 2 when Lord Henry says, “No, you don’t feel it now…there is absolutely nothing in the world but youth!” Dorian starts to realize that he is a good-looking man and he should start to take advantage of it. Dorian Gray’s eyes become further open to the New Hedonism when Lord Henry begins to say that the only good thing to do is seek out the pleasures in life and to not live by morality. One should do what ever one thinks feels is good.