Ethan Frome Throughout the novel Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, the main character Ethan goes through hard time in his life, internal and external which eventually lead to his downfall. Ethan is very much a tragic hero because of various tragic flaws in him. Ethan From has very poor judgment and lacks the ability to analyze situations. This flaw leads to problems, including marrying Zeena, his wife, as well as having a relationship with Mattie. Another flaw which Ethan has is his lack in ability to communicate with the people around him.
No matter how much a person tries to avoid conflict and feel that ignorance is bliss, it will take it’s toll one way or another. At the heart of most conflict is ignorance. When we are not able to see another person's view or perspective, we become ignorant to their views, values and their way of life. We don’t have the ability to empathise with them hence we enter into disagreements which inevitably lead to further conflict. This has been most prevalent in our society today with refugees entering Australia.
Each one is from a different social group and they do not feel that they can spend time with each other in a friendly manner, leaving them to suffer Saturday detention by themselves. I remember a specific moment in high school where I was in detention and I was sitting alone. I felt bereft of friends and insecure. In fact, I began to get truly upset knowing that I would have to spend the rest of my day in seclusion without my friends or anyone I knew. It can be very upsetting to feel that you are ‘alone in a crowded room’.
Creon wants the people to obey him and respect him, but he has not given them a reason to. The decisions that he makes are bad ones that hurt his people as well as his own reputation and family. It is only when he can’t take the suffering anymore that he is driven by grief, but still he will not give up his power. Another strong reason why Creon should not continue to be king is because he is too stubborn and proud to be a ruler. A good leader should know when to kneel down instead of trying to put everyone and everything under him.
B. Unloved- The changes he and his brother went through were so different that they don't feel like brothers anymore. He thinks that they can't be close because if he we're to get killed, it would seem like his brothers fault. C. Hate- The artist believes things can't be like the good days, they have to be full of hate and no love. There needs to be change and hate needs to be taken out of everyone’s lives but still nobody sees any changes. III.
He was not a very good student. He was actually a very bad student who almost failed every grade from grade one to grade eight. The only reason he kept on passing was because if he stayed behind a grade he would end up in the same class as his younger brother. His grades were so bad that when he graduated from the 8th grade he could barely spell or count. However, for someone who was so terrible at school he would entertain himself and others by writing silly stories and poems.
He had issues and sadly they were not identified in time to prevent the tragedy that later occurred. Kip Kinkel was troubled in many ways socially, sociologists are trying to pinpoint why he hung out with the “bad crowd” and the influences it had on Kinkel. Kinkel struggled academically and was not social with the students at his school. Even though he had friends, he felt isolated. The Social Learning Theory by Albert Bandura states that because of the crowd he hung out with, he was influenced to be bad.
Justice is what is seen to be right and just by society and this means that society is catered for. However, an outsider does not conform with society so what they may think is just is different to society. These conflicting views mean that societies justice can be placed on the outsider. Outsiders are often isolated, they don't fit in or necessarily want to fit in . They often don't pick up on the nrules or cues society have to operate.
Ender does not want to kill anyone because if he does, then it’ll make him like Peter. In the beginning of the book, Ender says he does not want to be like Peter because he is too ruthless and mean. Peter could kill many people and have no feelings about it afterwards, he would not even care. Ender does not want to be mean like
A thing which has never happened and has never been heard of up until this point of existence. Yet, he believes he can not bear the punishment God bestowed upon him, for he fears no longer having God’s watchful eye on him anymore, and he fears being killed by the others of the world. If he couldn’t bear the punishment because he would be forced to continue living, alone, and with the guilt of what he did, it would be reasonable for him to be unable to bear it. But that is not the way he sees his punishment. He is being removed from paradise because he himself defiled it and he fears death.