In this way people the chances of people challenging Big Brother are lessened. • “To die hating them, that was freedom.” Book 3, Chapter IV Page 281. Winston detest Big Brother down to his inner core. To him, going against Big Brother was the ultimate liberty in life. If he were to die still hating Big Brother, it would make the statement of everything he had stood for in life and the sacrifices he had to make.
Huck should have told the officials about the runaway slave, Jim, immediately as he found him. Yet throughout the story Huck grows a strong bond with Jim which is unheard of in those times. Jim gets taken and Huck debates on trying to save his friend or let a slave go rightfully. “All right then, I’ll go to hell” (Twain 214) This is one of the most powerful statements in the book because its Huck accepting the fact that he is willing to go to give up his immortal spirit in order to help his friend, Jim, and do what is right. Huck completely now views Jim as more than just property, but as a person.
When Beowulf is discussing his battle with Breca and says "Often, for undaunted courage, / fate spares the man it has not already marked" (572-573). Even though Beowulf thinks that everything is decided by fate, he still feels as though he has input in it when it has not already been decided. Before Beowulf fights Grendel he declares "And may the Divine Lord / in His wisdom grant the glory of victory / to whichever side He sees fit" (685-687). Beowulf is going into this fight completely fearless, because he does not know who will win and can not change the course, so he goes into the fight accepting his possible death. Everyone in this epic has the state of mind that if they die, they die, if they live, great.
They are afraid to die, therefore they have a force resulting in procreation, they will in another way continue to survive by their offspring. Nietzche believed that it was not only the will to survive, but to succeed (power) and that everyone has this power, even subconsciously. Everything strives for power. The overman (Ubermensch) is the superior man who justifies the existence of the human race. It is described to be the one who is willing to risk all for the sake of the enhancement of humanity.
Even his father’s death has brought shame to Okonkwo. So he strives to be a successful and affluent man and through his hard work and determination he becomes one. Achebe’s diction in this quote allows the reader to realize the seriousness of Oknonkwo’s fear of failure. For example,” It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil.” This alone shows that his fear of failure is ultimately going to lead to his downfall because failure is what makes him this man who is afraid to show any feelings that will be seen as “agbala” which means womanly. This fear throughout the novel causes him to make rash and impetuous decisions in order to achieve a high stature in the tribe.
You’re useless, you know that? (Arena, Lyon, page 163). Screamer’s dad is mean and only wants his son to win and not others. He is teaching his son to be a bully. Specky’s dad is nice and encourages him to try his hardest and that it is not just about winning.
However, Creon makes all of his decisions on his own and in pursuit of his professional goal of strengthening his power. The decisions that he makes are bad ones that hurt his people, as well as his own reputation and family. Creon says, “Who is the man here, she or I, if this crime goes unpunished?”(2.82) This quote is an example of how stubborn a king with that much pride can act towards his own family. Therefore, Antigone had every right to disobey the king and follow the divine
AP English Language October 13 2014 RAGO CH 12-19 "...Fear the time when the strikes stop while the great owners live: for every little beaten strike is proof that the step is being taken ... fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe" (Steinbeck 205). Devices: repetition Steinbeck uses the repetition of the phrases “fear the time”, and “this one quality”, to prove that even in harsh times, man always has the ability to revolt and devote his life efforts to justice. The repetition of “fear the times”, scares the reader into action, for he wants the ability to make things right and provide fair and justifiable
No one wants to be seen as weak or a failure and be taken advantage of, that’s why people have their guards up. Things Fall Apart tells a story of a stubborn man (Okonkwo) responding to change. In Chinua Achebe’s book Things Fall Apart, he reveals Okonkwo’s fear of failure and of weakness. Okonkwo, with a deep insecurity of being like his father, known to be a poor, unsuccessful man and a failure in his society, gives his best to be successful and nothing else. Okonkwo passionately works hard to be at the top as a respected man (which he achieves) and the complete opposite of his disappointing father.
This statement is a good example of fate. I do believe in this. But it is also said that your actions are what determine your future. In other words, God has panned your future, but ability to change your own future is still in your hands. What you do and decide right now will determine your future, whether it will be the way God planned it to be or not.