With the use of understatement and irony, the letter states his values as a loving, yet strict father who only wants his son to succeed and nothing more. "I confess I have often my doubts whether [my writing] is of any use to you", the first line in Chesterfield's letter, shows that he is doubtful as to whether or not his advice will help his son. The use of understatement is very clear here, as Chesterfield is making it seem like his words aren't as important as they really are. "I know how unwelcome advice generally is" is a clear example of this. Chesterfield is making his words feel unnecessary and not worth the time to read.
(Lee 116) Of all, the greatest demonstration of courage is Atticus’ fight for Tom Robinson’s life. He is wise enough to know that the prejudices of people will never allow justice to be done, at the same time, he is determined that the truth be told so that people who convict Tom Robinson will be aware that they are convicting an innocent man. Just like Mrs. Dubose, Atticus knew that he could never win the case, but he tried anyway. Again, Atticus shows his courage to his children. “ I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.
He was the one any reader would have selected to be the first hero of the novel. However, this wasn’t true. In the beginning of the novel, Amir seems as if he is a strong, smart boy. He appears to help anyone, like he read to Hassan when he couldn’t read. As the story progresses, you will find this to not be true.
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Curley’ll get ‘im killed”, then you replied that Curley’s statement was right and that the other men would go along with it. The second reason for my opinion is based on the actual sequence of events that occurred at the Salinas Riverbank. When you got there, Lennie was frantically yelling, for he believed that you were “gonna give [him] hell”. Lennie kept on using the same phrase that he “should go off and live in a cave somewhere”, which is clearly not logical because you knew that Lennie could not have survived on his own, especially when an angry mob was out looking for him. Therefore, instead of yelling at him you actually did the opposite.
It’s Superman! This phrase is often associated with some of our society’s greatest heroes of all time. However, in today’s modern times our heroes play a part in the most unlikely roles. I would like to explore heroes by many different definitions to people, can be different types, are viewed in different perspectives in society today, are unlikely by nature, and my hero. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines a hero as, “one who shows great courage or one admired for his achievements and noble qualities”.
He wants people to know that he’s a brave man, and he will find the way to save the city instead of crying to the gods. He expresses his hubris or his pride to the people as a King. His hubris later leads him to a tragic ending. From the beginning of the play, it is clear that Oedipus has excessive pride, or hubris. He says, “I’m willing to give you all that you may need” (5-6).
‘He was a good king’ (Beowulf , l. 2390b) Does Beowulf deserve this praise? Although Beowulf recounts the life of the heroic Beowulf, the poet deems not only his main character but also two others ‘good king[s]’: Shield Sheafson and Hrothgar. All three of these men possess kingly attributes; each has his own strengths and weaknesses. Evidently, the poet believes they all deserve commemoration and praise. It is significant that the poem does not open with the crisis posed by Grendel in Heorot but with a description of the ‘heroic campaigns’ (3) of past Danish kings.
When I hear the word hero, I think of someone who is idealized for their courage and bravery, having outstanding achievements, and having noble qualities. Policemen and firefighters are heroes to me. Heroes can come in all different shapes and sizes and that’s important for some people to understand, just because they aren’t super tall and lusty doesn’t mean that they can’t be a hero. In the earliest English epic poem, “Beowulf”, the hero is Beowulf. As a hero, the Anglo-Saxons made Beowulf have certain hero characteristics.