Definition Essay On Pride

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Pride A dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character. So many different twists and variations of the word “pride”, but pride is what drives people, what makes them persevere and fight through tough times. It dictates what kind of a person one can be, one with too much pride can be unliked and overthrown. Someone who lacks pride could be pushed over easily, but one must find that balance in between and hold it there. In times of kings and queens people would speak of leaders to prideful that they can not see past the truth they do not realize their own corruption. Pride can be many people’s downfall, and it also can be peoples push to the top. Like Oedipus, he showed so much hubris that eventually leads him to his fall. Being prideful was considered a bad thing that showed weakness and over-confidence. Now the meaning of the word twisted, pride is now good trait having pride means one is confident in what they have done and are proud of it. No one can take that feeling away but oneself. The idea of pride sparked…show more content…
People may feel intimidated by one’s sheer ability to lead and control. Like in the bible it says “pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall [Proverbs 16:18].” That quote from the Bible means that pride will cause one to fall or fail. “Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud [Proverbs 16:19].” Like in the story Oedipus, the king Oedipus was a good man with a tragic flaw; Oedipus, very over-confident in himself and based his life on pride. In the story he ended up gouging out his own eyes and exiling himself away from his kingdom. This pride overthrew him and took over him. Oedipus, right to rule with confidence, the king thought he was so much higher then all of his people which left him to fall hard off of his mighty
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