An idealistic hero lives in everyone, be it fictional characters or real people. A great example of an idealistic hero in a novel is Atticus Finch. In the novel; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus constantly demonstrates that his attitude on equality, his characteristics of honesty and fairness, and his determination all prove that he is an idealistic hero. Throughout the story, Atticus proves time and time again that he can see the good in everyone. A perfect example that showcases his attitude on equality is when Jem brings home Walter Cunningham because he “(drowned) (Walter’s) nose in dirt”.
He found each one to be "a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself." As he bathed in the pond, he was both physically and spiritually invigorated; he realized that he was truly awakening to not only the day, but to life itself. Having provided an example of how his life became fresh and vitally alive, the narrator turns to his readers and asks why they continue to live as drably as they do. He wonders why men persist in living "meanly, like ants" when life can be a joyful celebration. He complains that "our life is frittered away by detail," and that most men's personalities are uncomfortably split into many opposing parts.
Cracks in Perfection If you were to develop in a world where no concept of love is given, does that mean you cannot necessarily find it anyway? In Brave New World, the characters have no concept of love or any other passion and actually scorn the idea. The goal is to avoid emotional instability. The characters are supposed to find artificial happiness in eternal youth, the comforts of technology, and soma. There are however cracks in the perceived happiness of this seemingly perfect society.
Because Franklin was so well known and respected, colonists trusted him in his thoughts about nature and reason. They followed his thinking that he could make their lives better if they just listened to him. In Franklin’s piece “The Way to Wealth,” he advises his readers to take his advice about how to earn money and spend it. “While laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him, as we read in Poor Richard, who adds, Drive thy Business, let not that drive thee; and Early to Bed, and early to rise, makes a Man healthy, wealthy and wise” (FTR, 78). Never to be in debt, and never to be lazy is what he advises his readers to do and for himself.
The America Dream is founded on the idea that achievement and fortune are the compensation for working hard and looking always looking to better oneself. Even if the connection between Gatsby and Jesus is not a major point in The Great Gatsby, it is nonetheless a strong parallel. Gatsby sculpts his life become the ideal that he envisioned for himself—a “Platonic conception of himself”—he is remains committed to this goal despite the obstacles that society presents to the fulfillment of his dream. Through his utilization of allusions and descriptive diction, Nick is able to precisely illustrate the depth and personality of Jay Gatsby as a
Part of living life is that it;s a mystery in it self; the only certainty that we can hold as ours is that we will die. Victor Frankenstein has a loose interpretation of life and what it means to him. Henry Clerval has enlightened Victor on life’s understandings. He taught him to enjoy life, and what it has to offer. Victor best explains this through a quote “Clerval called forth the better feelings of my heart: he again taught me to the aspect of nature and the cheerful faces of Children (56)”.
Like many of us, McCandless had grown tired and frustrated with everyday life in modern society, and had longed to get away and live a more meaningful existence; however, the reason many of us do not walk away is because we have responsibilities, we have a duty to the people that love us. Unfortunately McCandless was too selfish to ever realize that he can’t just live for himself. Instead Chris decided to abandon his family and leave them to deal with the heartache and pain of his departure; left to forever question and wonder where he was and whether or not he was safe. “I don’t know how I’ll ever get over it. I wasn’t dreaming.
No matter what abilities God has blessed them with they are unable to showcase their personal strengths to the world. Kurt Vonnegut illustrates a civilization where everyone is mentally, physically, and socially equal in every way. Being a person in this story’s day and time, your mental state really doesn’t matter. No one person can think better or
However true that may be, that he did commit a final act of loyalty for his father, along the way he still continuously lost and found an inconsistent faith that lead him along a questionable heroic path of glory. Hamlet did not die as he lived; he accomplished his task but not admirably so. He disregarded everyone that sincerely cared for him, igniting a series of events that would eventually lead to their suicides and or murders. Hamlets did what he was meant to do, but the way in which he went about leaves many wondering at the true nobility of his
But he cannot alter the Ring itself, nor break its powers over others.” The importance is in the fact that no human or object has any power over those who are their own masters. Tom Bombadil’s character found its way into my heart; I had finally realized my mom was right all along and no one can master me for