Tam Lin, Matt’s mentor and guardian guided Matteo to be a better person. Tam Lin past was very tragic, he’s a terrorist who killed children accidentally. Tam Lin’s past makes him want to be a better person and he takes care of Matt and teaches him good morals. Tam Lin plays the biggest role in Matt’s growth. He teaches Matt how to be self-sufficient and strong, and puts Matt on the path to sorting out who he is and who he wanted to be.
In the hero’s journey, many times when there is a call to adventure, the character rejects or ignores it. This is known as refusal of the call. In Siddhartha’s story I don’t believe this took place because when he decided to follow a different path than his father and the Brahmin’s wishes, he did not think twice and he was not going to change his mind about it. There was no reason for Siddhartha to refuse his call; he was ready for duty and obligation. Although he had fear he knew this is what he wanted and this is what he would
The means of which each hero completes their quest gives humans a lesson on life and how humans also do grow up and get better at things and problem solving. Everything that Stillman has said about a hero’s quest is in its own particular ways true and valid, but each story has its own life lesson and these will be revealed to you. As a hero Gilgamesh goes out on his quest in a different way than both Rama and Odysseus. His different way still has many parallels to the other two heroes though. Gilgamesh was a half-man, half-god and what the class considered bored, so he went through his city and the wilderness killing everything and anything for no apparent reason other than he had the ability to do so.
He had a chance to tell the town, and the court, that Abigail’s claims were false. Nevertheless, Proctor did not open his mouth. He feared that revealing the truth would put him down on the social ladder; innocent people had to pay, for his flaw, with their life. Proctor was a proud man who values his good name. He would do anything to keep his name.
In Noah’s reasoning, if Lucius dies, Ivy will forget about him and be forced to move on, but is not the case. Noah does not realize that if Lucius dies and he is the cause, Ivy would never forgive him. Noah was also upset that Lucius had what Noah wanted, and attempted to kill him out of
This example of nurture is perfect because Victor says that he is not born with these traits of patience, charity, and self- control. Through nurture from his parents he could be taught these rewarding skills and traits to better him as a human being. Another instance of nurture is, “I had gazed upon the fortifications and impediments that seemed to keep human beings from entering the citadel of nature, and rashly and ignorantly I had repined”, (Shelley 21). Right after this quote in the book Victor begins to talk about how rewarding it is to self- teach and have a good head on his shoulders because of his father and mother. The next example of
Loyalty to the gods is first shown in the end when Creon is choosing what to do with Oedipus. Creon and Oedipus were not on good terms, because just hours earlier, Oedipus threatened to have Creon killed. Creon could have easily had revenge, but, instead chooses to “learn from the God the course of action I [he] should follow” (Sophocles 468). Creon shows his allegiance by not taking the chance he has, doing whatever he wants with Oedipus, and choosing to ask the gods how Oedipus should be punished. Creon’s steadfast act proves that he puts the gods before himself.
When life seems to be at it's most stressfull, I try to practice slowing down, and finding thoughts that bring me back to a place where I can be calm. Another lesson my grandfather taught me about life was, that it was okay to accept help from others. I will admit at times he was very stubborn about accepting help himself, yet he was always happy to have someone by his side to help him along the road. I often think back about all the wonderful times I would have missed with my grandfather had he been in a hurry. I would never have heard so many wonderful stories, and I wouldn't have learned many of the life lessons that he taught and shared with me.
In “Crito”, Crito comes up with two arguments on the ethical level: if Socrates gave into death, he is helping his foes win by giving in to what they want and he would be leaving behind his sons and family. He concludes that the city strictly obeys the laws as he states “…the laws might say… you are not treating us rightly…we have given you birth, nurtured you, educated you” (52). Another disadvantage he comes up with by leaving the cell is that if he does leave the cell as Crito had suggested, he would become an outsider that couldn’t live anywhere because of the harsh judgments from the civilians of that state. He states “…you will, Socrates, if we can persuade you, and not make yourself a laughingstock by leaving the city” (53). But in the end of “Crito” as well, Socrates decides to accept his