Selected Citations from Poor Richard's Almanack “None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error.” and “How few there are who have courage enough to own their Faults, or resolution enough to mend them!” These quotations basically mean that most people don't like to look inside themselves and see their flaws. A well-bred and courageous person sees who they are and acknowledges it without getting discouraged or insecure. The second part means that most people go on with their lives dealing with their flaws and trying to fix them to make themselves a better person. We all know that as humans it is in our nature that we make mistakes and faults but few of us have the guts to acknowledge their faults. These quotes is relevant to me that in every fault or failure I make I don’t have to be defensive about it but accept these mistakes and to use them as stepping stone to improve myself and change for the better.
Relationships between families are never meant to be close like the others are. Society, religion, and other beliefs, can make us change the way we treat our own blood, and for the pride and judgments betray our families and our own self. On the surface Baba and Amir depict completely contrasting personalities. Amir is a timid, insecure child. Baba is a generous, respected over-achiever.
Phillip has a facial deformity, resulting in him being the target of Gram and Grant’s antics, and causes him to nickname them ‘Grum and Grunt’. In this chapter of the novel Phillip is shown to have a low-self esteem, and his relationships with other characters are mostly negative, with the sole exception being his brother, Michael. Michael- Michael is the more talented, intelligent and popular twin brother of Phillip. Michael is shown to be a kind indivual as well, trying his best to help his brother, even at the risk of his friendship with others. He lacks his brother’s facial deformity as well.
Bella is the only one who seems to understand Benny and his emotions, and that’s because, in the eyes of the society, she’s a type of a misfit as well. There are no words like ‘misfit’ used in the quotes below to describe Bella or Benny, but the style used to talk about Benny and Bella tells us that they might be different in a negative way from the rest of the community and
However, most men nowadays are softer. They are willing to only go so far and they look for the easy way out. 3. The crowd criticized Janie because they were nasty and didn’t want to hear what she had to say. Also, they were unaware of what she did.
* Discuss the character psychology of Charles Foster Kane as a case of narcissistic personality. Narcissism can be defined as excessive self loving or vanity. This normally comes from people with low self esteem, a terrible ego, or a traumatizing childhood. These are only a few events that cause one to love them more than they should. They feel the need to because no one else will.
However, emotionally, socially, and behaviorally he yearns for friendship and close relations as every human being would. He even creates imaginary friends to keep the loneliness away. He can sense the notion of love, and does so without knowing what it is, although he has no one to love him back. Grendel and the humans share a common language, but the humans’ disgust and fear of Grendel precludes any actual meaningful exchange. Grendel’s torture is even more painful because he is so close to the humans and yet always kept away at a distance.
When they talk about him, the characters usually do not talk him down, but rather build him up, unless its George. George is closest to Lennie and often rants openly about Lennie to Lennie. As said in the story, “'Course Lennie's a god damn nuisance most of the time'” (41) it shows that George is not scared of Lennie's overbearing existence and slanders him with him present. George is one of the only characters within the book that talks down on Lennie. Throughout the story Lennie's played out as a nuisance and and some one to stay away from but when Steinbeck adds in the text, “'Course he ain’t mean'” (41) it is showed that Lennie is not a harmful character and can be trusted with certain things.
As shown throughout this essay, it is clear that Holden tries to be friends with most people he meets, but they lack the brain to stimulate a decent conversation with him, he tends to naturally alienate himself. Holden does not even know he alienates them until it is too late. It has become second nature for him, and might suggest that he is a phony himself for not realizing and/or acting upon
Jody was power hungry and had no sense of self; he wanted to be a people’s person. Nothing he did was for Janie but instead for his town. He felt that if he wasn’t dominant over Janie the town would see him as a weak, vulnerable and delicate man, especially with the amount of wealth and power he had. He couldn’t let Janie overpower his judgments, because that would destroy his manhood, which is typically how most relationships works. Most women wouldn’t speak up against their man because then society would see them as rude, unrespectful and uncompassionate women, which then would ruin their reputation.