He knew if Temas didn’t learn this, he would forever doubt himself. Another way that Medoto showed courageousness was when he proved how he felt to Temas, no matter how hard it was for him. “He smiled. It is no good to lie, I wanted you to fail, but when I saw you hesitate I could not bear it because I remembered my own hour of fear. It was then I threw the stone, not to shame you, but to save you from shame.” (369) He was brave enough to tell him, he himself was scared.
The blindest of all was obviously King Lear and because of Lear’s high position in society, you would think he would be able to determine the good from the bad but unfortunately, his lack of sight prevented him to do so. Lear’s first act of blindness came at the beginning of the play. First, he was easily fooled by his two oldest daughter’s lies. Then he was unable to see the reality of Cordelia’s true love for him and as a result, banished her from his kingdom. Lear’s blindness also caused him to banish one of his loyal followers, Kent.
He masterfully manipulates our response into having a grudging admiration for his skilful use of language. Richard disguises himself throughout the play from a devoted brother to a pious convert. He has a constant burning desire for personal power and satisfies his aims, regardless of who he murders. “And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain, And hate the idle pleasures of these days.” (I.1.28-31) When he finally becomes King of England,
Sir Gawain’s questioned honor made him step forward and become a real knight. Chivalry is basically a code of behavior for a knight. Qualities idealized by a knight, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women. Sir Gawain being a knight and nephew to King Arthur is obligated to stand forth for his king and take control of the situation to prove his loyalty. His loyalty is tested when he admits to be the weakest amongst the court but still insist on stepping in.
As well as in the A&E biography of King Arthur as it is shown the knights loyalty to Arthur. Bravery is a major part of chivalry, shown in the books of Malory. In which both stories you see the knights of Launcelot and Gareth go onto brave adventures for the cause in which they believe. Lancelot goes out to find an adventure, but encounter more than he expected and is faced with a great challenge but perseveres through his bravery. Gareth set out for the woman he loves winner her heart though the series of adventures the next being hard than the last.
Henry had immediately married her after all the delays that his father had caused. Everything had seemed to be going to plan but later he faced major problems because of his decisions. Henry was largely successful in being different to his father. The nobility liked Henry and saw him as a true king because he had engaged in war where his father never did. Henry also wanted England to be a major power in international affairs.
There are a great many comparisons to be drawn from this play, and compared to the novel, The Great Gatsby. However, the main one is that both pieces of literature showcase the downfall of the main protagonist Willy has a very skewed idea of what success is. He believes that shallow, superficial values, such as physical appearance and surface level likeability, are the full measure of how a person succeeds. This veritable blindness keeps him from recognizing or appreciating his family, and the few good things in his life. An example of this is the scene where Wally is celebrating his son’s likeability, popularity, and athleticism in a flashback to Biff’s high school days.
Change in Pride, Change of Side “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.” --Samuel Butler. Even Samuel Butler can recognize the fatal flaws that plague King Creon while he himself cannot comprehend them. According to Butler, Creon is a true character of ignorance for possessing all of these traits, but not recognizing them throughout the course of his entire life. In Antigone, Sophocles projects King Creon as a tragic hero who is cursed with the tragic flaws of hubris and ignorance and illustrates the recognition of his pride. In his rule over Thebes and ideals of a King, Creon suffers from the incessant flaws of arrogance and pride.
As, happiness leads to love, sadness leads to anger, hates leads to suffering and excellence of one can lead to dislikeness of others. Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment. Enders came by Orson Scott Card suggests that people dislike those who excel, the evidence is shown by Ender throughout the story, whose excellence makes him suffer when he faces Peter’s (brother’s) anger, the group members’ separation and his excellence forces others to torture him in many ways. Even though Ender is a nine year old boy, he is so brilliant that his excellence becomes a threat in many ways and Ender suffers in spite of his brilliance. To begin with the novel shows how Ender’s excellence makes him a victim of his brother’s anger.
He knew he would be beat by then and instead of just surrendering, he put the lives of hundreds of people at risk because he was too proud and arrogant to admit defeat. Some people argue that it was ambition that led Macbeth to stay and try to fight because he honestly believed he had a fighting chance. Macbeth was very ambitious, but his arrogance took center stage in this case. He was so arrogant he honestly believed he had a fighting chance to get out with his life because the witches told him no one born of women could harm him. He was so arrogant he didn’t consider the possiblity of someone not being born of women and therefore he might be in real danger.