It was Socrates being a good man and trying to reach out to others in making them succeed in life which is what cost Socrates own life in the long run. Socrates never once felt he was better than anybody and always stood by his beliefs, as that is not only what made him such an important feature to philosophy but also such a magnificent human being as
Beowulf is an archetype when it comes to being a fighter; he displays the greatest form of being noble. He shows the ideal actions of a warrior and is the man on which all are based; he sets the bar. With his people being his main priority, his most noble actions are made with them in mind and not the wealth or reward he may
This jealousy causes conflicts. Phineas assumes that everyone thinks like he does, and often acts selfishly, insisting that he and Gene do whatever he wants. His carefree, self-centered attitude adds to Gene’s resentment toward Phineas. Phineas, only aware of himself and seeing only the good in others, never seems to pick up on Gene’s inner uproar. Phineas is an influential, charming figure, and a genuine good guy.
His social attitudes are laced with racism and sexism, and he never even considers trying to live up to the moral standard he demands from those around him. Fitzgerald uses Tom Buchanan to illustrate the wrong way to go about achieving the American Dream, Tom does so by surrounding himself with material possessions. Living what many would consider a perfect life Tom Buchanan seems to have everything, money, a fancy house, and a beautiful wife. Although he may have all these things, it is the mentality that goes with having them that makes you happy and not the actual ownership of them. Treating everything as a possession, Tom bases all of his happiness on what he does or does not have.
Helmholtz Watson isn’t a major character in the novel, but he does represent another type of unhappiness that is shown throughout the novel. Helmholtz is just the opposite of Bernard. He is respected and well liked by most people, and was placed into a highly developed caste. Helmholtz is unhappy because he feels that he is too strong and powerful for the world he is living in, and it is suppressing him and not enabling him to show his full potential. Helmholtz is extremely intelligent and understands things that many people in his world do not.
All of the people in the brave New World believe they are the best they can be which means there is no desire to achieve anything or try harder. This also furthers the gap between real human nature because it is just basic instinct for people to make things better for themselves. When the world controller makes John stay as punishment it’s clear that the world is not a utopia because John hangs himself. By acknowledging the dystopia, Aldous Huxley demonstrates how one man's heaven is another man’s hell. Along with many other possible themes, “A perfect world is unachievable without imperfection” fits quite nicely.
He is a small but strong man that has sharp eyes, a dark of a face and looks to be in his 30’s. He has a confident personality; he is a smart, responsible and an ambitious person. During this novel we see how George is a caregiver, nourishes and sacrifices a lot for Lennie. Even though George is looking for an equal relationship and a steady job he can keep, he still doesn’t give up on Lennie. He has a lot of patience for him, because he knows that nobody else would want to take care of him, they’ll put Lennie in a cage and lock him up, like a wild animal and George he will feel the guilt if he lets that happen.
‘I’m talking as a hard-headed, practical man of business, and I say there isn’t a chance of war.’ This is evidence of the dramatic irony the play contains, but also proof of how self-absorbed, pretentious and pompous Arthur Birling is. He puts himself first at all times, and is solely driven by money and status. According to him, being ‘a hard-headed, practical man of business’ means that he knows best, and as far as he’s concerned, if he says there will be no war, there will be no war. He is made his way up in the world and is very proud of it,
He didn’t want to obey others; even to those who think they are better than him he defiantly challenged them. On the other hand, Aristides’ name was popular for “just”. People who even don’t know him they are tired of hearing Aristides the just. He was particularly admired about his strength on the purpose of understanding the political treasure. He believed he was on the position to serve his country and his people without any expectation.
He is the prime example of a character that is easy to sympathize with or feel sorry for; however, the monster deserves a lot more sympathy than Victor does. Victor in a sense is the counterpart to the monster; he is surrounded by people who love him and cherish his company and thoughts. The monster on the other hand has no one to talk to, and is rejected by all even if though his heart is passionate. It is as the saying, ‘do not judge a book by its cover’,with the monster it is this way. He seems to be a very intelligent being, though he may be a little immature, this is all Victor’s doing.