Wonderful, Terrible Pride John Ruskin, an English author and art critic, stated that “It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst demonstrates the relationship of two brothers. The story is about the narrator and his new brother, Doodle, who is not the same as most boys his age. When Doodle is born, his parents and doctors did not think he would survive. Because Doodle is behind on everything, the narrator decides to teach Doodle some activities so his brother can be like the other kids his age. In the end, the narrator works Doodle so hard that he eventually contributes to his dis death.
Betrayal and Redemption In the novel, “The Kite Runner”, written by Khaled Hussein, throughout the story there is so much betrayal and redemption that Baba and Amir live most of their lives in feeling guilty for their betrayal and try to redeem themselves. Even though father and son are so different but then yet they are so much alike. Baba’s and Amir’s actions remind me of a cliché that says “like father like son” or “the apple does not fell far from the three”. A twelve year old Afghan boy, Amir, seeking acceptance and approval from his father by entering a kite-fighting tournament along with his servant and friend, Hassan; and on that same day a tragedy tears the two boys apart forever. "The Kite Runner" tell us, through Rahim Khan that, "true redemption is when guilt leads to be good again..." (page 40).
(pg.18) His father who died in war was his hero to him and when Hooper asked him about his father, he felt like Hooper was insulting his father so he was unhappy about it. The death of Kingshaw’s father made Kingshaw extremely sensitive about dead things. ‘He knew at once that the crow was not real, that it was stuffed and dead.’ (pg. 37) this showed that Kingshaw is very aware of death. Helena raised Kingshaw up all by herself, so Kingshaw likes his mother a lot.
This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118). This favoritism shows what little respect Julian holds for his younger son that stems from Franks dominance between the Hayden siblings. Wes is constantly put down because of his brother’s achievements; these situations can either make or break Wesley. In all families, there is a member who thrives on ‘power trips’, and in this specific situation, it was Julian, “He wanted, he needed, power…he was a dominating man who drew sustenance and strength from controlling others” (20). Julian acquires his power through putting others down, especially Wes; this causes Wesley to have a lot of animosity towards his father.
Lauren Ngo Acc. English 10 Mr. Sweger Essay #6 5.15.2014 Okonkwo the Tragic Hero “The story of Okonkwo is in a way the story of our culture; he pays a price because he places too much emphasis on strength and manliness.” Both the novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, and the modern American culture relate to this statement in many ways. With Okonkwo’s desire to become strong and manly, he eventually causes his downfall due to his fear of becoming like his weak father. Upon reading Things Fall Apart, one can clearly see Okonkwo’s fear which eventually leads to his downfall in the instances of his relationship with his son Nwoye, his own reputation, and even in Okonkwo’s death itself. Okonkwo, who has the desire to become a strong, ambitious leader for his people in Umuofia, believes that “Yam stood for manliness, and he who could feed his own family on yams from one harvest to another was a very great man indeed” (Achebe, 33).
Feuerpfeil 2 As the title in the novel suggests, kite running is both a childhood tradition and symbol of Afghan society, the game symbolizes that to have dominance, one has to hurt people. Amir was jealous of the relationship that his father had with his servant Hassan, Amir could not understand why his father did not love him they way he loved Hassan. He sees Hassan with the kite, “the key to Baba’s heart” (Hosseini 62). In a way, he was also jealous of his father, who Amir considered almost perfect. He felt as if his father was constantly comparing Amir with
For example, “He was possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life and shameful death” reveals how he perceives his father and shifted his whole life because of this. Okwonko strives to be successful by focusing on materialistic things and by hard work. Okwonko at a young age was determined to work hard and to strive to not resemble his father by desperately attempting to farm. For example, “I began to fend for myself at an age when most people still suck their mothers breasts if you give me some yam seeds I shall not fail you.” shows indirectly how cowardly Okwonkos father is also reveals Okwonko enters the door of Adulthood at a young age because he started to farm before many other Ibo people. During this time a disaster came upon the Ibo village and destroyed all of Okwonkos crops this reveals Okwonkos perseverance both externally and internally for instance, “Since I survived that year, he always said “I shall survive anything.” He put it down in his inflexible will.” this quote
As said in the scripture, Mark 8:31 (New Living Translation) NLT “31 Then Jesus began to tell them that he, the Son of Man, would suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, and three days later he would rise again.” John 10:17-18 (New King James Version) NKJV "17 Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."
Okonkwo was scared of people thinking he was just like his father so he worked hard since he was a child. This made him hate everything his father was made of, which is weakness and being lazy. ”Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and weakness”. (13). when Okonkwo father died he had been in a lot of debt, Okonkwo became obsessed with the idea of manliness in order to get over his father weakness.
Hamlet decided to make a revenge of his father. He pretended that he is crazy. Hamlet still wasn’t sure about the soul of his father. Therefore prince Hamlet made a play that king was murdered. He could understand the situation by observing Claudius with this play.