Grendel and Beowulf show a lot of the same characteristics, but they show a lot of differences in the way they act and respond to things. A reason Grendel and Beowulf are similar is because they both value family, and they both fight by themselves with no help, they both also value their reputation. In Grendel the similarity is that he was born a young monster who always explored, then events occurred that changed his views to more of a existentialism outlook. Grendel died a totally different person from the way he was born. The way he was raised plays a role on the way he still lives.
Okonkwo was scared of people thinking he was just like his father so he worked hard since he was a child. This made him hate everything his father was made of, which is weakness and being lazy. ”Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and weakness”. (13). when Okonkwo father died he had been in a lot of debt, Okonkwo became obsessed with the idea of manliness in order to get over his father weakness.
Vereen M. Bell states, “Hindley cannot forgive Heathclff for unsurpuring the love of his father, so once he master of Wuthering Heights he sees that Heathcliff is methodically humiliated and degraded” (Bell). Catherine, however, accepted Heathcliff and liked him from when he first came to her house. She liked to spend time to him. She even began to love him, Catherine states that, “My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff!
Taking Sides: Divorce Affecting Children’s Development In today’s society, divorce is becoming a prevalent issue that plagues the traditional family. More and more couples are turning to divorce as the answer to their marital conflicts. But while divorce may be the answer for the parent’s contention, many researchers are claiming divorce may not be the best solution for children. One such researcher, Karl Zinsmeister, wrote an article in The American Enterprise entitled, “Divorce’s Toll on Children,” in which he expounds on the negative impact that divorce has on today’s children. The purpose of this paper is to critique Zinsmeister’s article, and explore its potential flaws and strengths.
WUTHERING HEIGHTS Argumentative essay Wuthering heights written by Emily Bronte is a story about an orphaned boy named Heathcliff brought in by Mr.Earnshaw who suffers at the hands of others, gains the sympathy of the readers. However his thirst for revenge destroys several innocent lives and thus earns him the status of a villain. Heathcliff one of the main characters of “Wuthering Heights” is the protagonist and also the antagonist of the story. To justify this we see that at the beginning of the book he is a protagonist and the readers feel sympathetic towards him. But as we go further we see his character change from a protagonist to an antagonist.
I hated reading the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It was a very good book but it was so depressing, tragic, and scary. As I read this story, one bad thing happened after another. I did not like the narrator Amir because he was very selfish throughout most of the book and took advantage of a special friendship that him and Hassan shared until Amir didn't want anything else to do with him. As a child, Amir was constantly trying to impress his father, Baba, who looked up to Hassan more than he did Amir.
It is almost natural for human beings to care about the way others look at them and to fear the judgments that are place upon them. This fear is a large contributor to the motivations that certain individuals have, consequently affecting their actions. In Hamlet, The Great Gatsby and The Kite Runner, the protagonists Hamlet, Jay Gatsby and Amir are all longing for the love of another, fearing that that individual will judge them for their flaws and mistakes. Both Hamlet and Amir’s main motives result from love of their fathers; Hamlet devotes his life to avenging his father and Amir will do anything to receive his father’s attention and love. Jay Gatsby is also motivated by love, however it is by the love he has for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.
This lack of a father figure to influence him positively through his life could also provide reasoning for his ease to be influenced by Lord Henry. As shown by Lady Henry, Dorian begins to quote ‘one of Harry’s views’ showing the thorough control that Henry has over Dorian’s life in the same way a child would copy his father. This moment in his life also meant that Dorian was brought up by his cruel grandfather, Kelso, (instigator of his mother’s and father’s death) and from the nature of ‘the old schoolroom’ we can see that Kelso despised Dorian as he was a reminder of his daughter and her substandard marriage. This isolation can explain his naivety and provide some excuse for his ignorance leading to debauchery. In the beginning of the novel Dorian’s character comes across as childish and displays innocence and inexperience towards the world.
These low assessments of Heathcliff have caused conflict among many of the novel’s characters. For example, the enmity that exists between Heathcliff and Hindley Earnshaw can be said to stem from Heathcliff’s social position. From the start, it was pretty obvious that Heathcliff was Mr. Earnshaw’s favorite from Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff. Hindley often felt that Heathcliff was a “usurper of his parents’ affections and his privileges” (75) and grew very bitter towards Heathcliff for this reason. Hindley could not tolerate the fact that Heathcliff, a random and worthless child from the streets of Liverpool, won his father’s affections and was liked more than Hindley himself was.
Hence, Chris Keller has every reason to feel as guilty as his father because while Keller’s guilt lay with his wartime misdeeds, his guilt lies in his hypocrisy, betrayal of the family and his implicit participation in Keller’s crime. Chris Keller’s hypocrisy in upholding his duty towards society is slowly introduced as the play’s structure showcases him as an upright individual in Act One, an individual who has forsaken his values for his personal interest (Ann as his love interest supersedes his concerns) in Act Two. In Act One, Chris is portrayed as having strong commitment towards acting for the overall good for everyone over self-interest. Chris’s commitment towards sacrifice is made clear when he tells Keller “Every time I reach out for something I want, I have to pull back because other people will suffer”. The usage of the absolute term