Pride Pride is both great and terrible. It hands us courage in a positive way and it can be deadly when we let it overcome us. Pride is one of our biggest motivators. In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” Doodle’s brother’s pride does lead to a some good but it also leads to a greater bad. The younger brother Doodle, is being pushed by his older brother, referred to only as Brother, to learn from sitting to crawl, crawl to walk, and walk to run but Brother isn’t doing it for Doodle.
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" shows how man's imagination is able of being so vivid that it severely affects people's lives. The expression of the narrator's imagination unintentionally plants seeds in his mind, and those seeds grow into an unattainable situation for which there is no room for reason and which ends in murder. The narrator takes care of an old man with who the relationship is uncertain with, although the narrator's comment of "For his gold I had no desire" (Poe 34) lends itself to the fact that the old man may be a family member whose death would monetarily benefit the narrator. Moreover, the narrator also intimates a caring relationship when he says, "I loved the old man. He had never wronged me.
In the story both the characterization and conflict help to show how “pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” The characterization of the narrator allows the reader to see the problem brought about by having too much pride. The author’s use of indirect characterization in “The Scarlet Ibis” is one way the story relates to the quote. In the beginning of the story, the narrator said, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This demonstrates that the narrator has a hard time dealing with his brother’s disability. The author allows the reader to see how desperate the narrator is to have a typical life with an ordinary family. The narrator feels that it is one thing for Doodle to be disabled, but he would rather do away with Doodle than deal with the embarrassment of having him in his life if he were mentally weak as well.
Although George sees him as a frustration without him he wouldn’t be George. When Lennie and George are apart a bad terrible thing happens, Lennie kills Curley’s wife and causes his own death as well. George kills Lennie out of love and even though he didn’t want to at least he didn’t let some stranger do it. Throughout the book Lennie always knows at least one thing to be true, he always has George. In a couple of spots in the book Lennie remembers and repeats, “Because I got you, and you got me”.
When Hamlets father's apparition appeared before him he was giving a task to kill his uncle, so it would be involuntary wrath. At the same time Hamlet had to follow through with the murder of his uncle out of pride. Throughout the story of Hamlet he proves himself on a far superior intellect than anyone else in the play, mostly Polonius, he Hamlet confuses Polonius "Let her not walk I' the sun. Conception is a blessing, but not as your daughter may conceive. Friend, look to 't.
He decides to act as crazy to take revenge about it. What he says and thinks let the reader discover how curious, obedient and good son he is. His acts let the reader see the same qualities, but this time it can be added his look for justice and his good values and high education level. This character has a lot of dynamic changes through the play. It can be seen that his first reaction was to take revenge immediately after knowing from his father that his uncle murdered him.
He is so prideful that, rather than conduct a more intensive investigation or entertain thoughts of forgiveness, he chooses to kill Desdemona when Iago presents (false) evidence of her unfaithfulness. Certainly, it is tragedy at its finest when he discovers that he has killed the love of his life based on untrue allegations, and must face her death at hand with his own terrible arrogance, as well as the societal repercussions of his deed. Othello’s tragedy begins a foreshadowing of the events to come, when Iago woos Roderigo with the thought of
His finer qualities are particularly evident in the final scene. Gertrude accurately identifies the roots of hamlets profound disillusionment with life when he says : ‘I doubt it is no other but the main – his father’s death and our o’er hasty marriage’. Hamlet is utterly disgusted by his mother’s unseemly haste in entering a new relationship. He is bitterly disillusioned that his father’s place has been usurped by a ‘smiling damned villain’. Hamlet is shaken to the core of his moral being by a rapid succession of traumatic experiences: the death of his adored father, his mother’s indecently hasty marriage to his hated uncle and the ghosts revelation that his mother is married to his father’s murderer.
It is "monstrous" that the player "in a dream of passion" could put so much emotion into the piece that he even cried "all for nothing". Hamlet is amazed but also suffers from a feeling of pitiful inadequacy because he sees that this player, acting out a speech about a fictional woman who is no more than a character on paper, has put much more emotion and passion into his speech than Hamlet has into avenging his own father's death. Hamlet loved his father and still continues to mourn for him long after anyone else, and while he should be putting as much emotion as the player into killing his father's murderer he is not. He is putting less emotion into his cause than the player into a fictional situation. "Not for a king/ upon whose property and most dear life/ A damned defeat was made" does Hamlet act.
They hold all qualities of tragic heroes, It may seem like they are just star-crossed lovers who die because of their families war but there’s much more to it. Throughout the story Romeo shows many flaws. He is very impulsive and doesn’t make the wisest decisions. For example killing Tybalt, he says in Act 3, scene 1 on page 125, Romeo quickly regrets his decision and says “O, I am fortune’s fool!”. He means that fate has made a fool of him.