2. In his loneliness, Grendel describes the will that it takes to persevere through severe depression, and the strength it takes to free yourself from malicious thoughts. Grendel knows it’s easier to give up, but tells himself that he can’t (Gardner 137). C. Grendel is fighting multiple monsters that are keeping him from
“Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting any more.” (99) Scout thinks. Atticus tells Scout to ignore the comments, and let them say what they want. He seems invincible, until he is faced with Tom Robinson’s trial. He knows that he will not win this case, for the racism among the Maycomb residents is too strong. Yet he perseveres, trying to get an appeal from the court, on behalf of Tom Robinson.
Everyone must learn to control this pride, and if they cannot, learn to accept the consequences. The ability to maintain pride without being arrogant puts some individuals above the masses. Throughout his epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer's use of plot events and conflict emphasizes that while a small amount of pride is helps one to succeed, excess pride leads to arrogance, destroying even the best people. Throughout the plot of Homer's epic, several men make challenges to Odysseus due to their excessive pride and arrogance, pushing them towards their demise. Each of these men makes an ill-advised challenge to Odysseus because of their arrogance and comes out physically or emotionally damaged.
This is why he is easily led because George told him to fight back against Curley and he did and when George tells him to stop he does. He isn't very powerful because he needs George to look after him and tell him what is right and what is wrong. He has a lot of power over Lennie, for instance, ‘for god sakes don’t drink so much’. He can make Lennie do anything he wants him to do. Furthermore, Slim’s power on the ranch makes him a voice of justice throughout the novel.
It almost leads us to question Henry’s morals if he is willing to kill infants. Although we assume that Henry is just playing up what will happen because he hasn’t lost control of them yet we have to play with the notion that Henry isn’t on as high of a moral ground as we thought even though it might be a just ground. This speech also uses a lot more detail to describe certain events than the other two speeches. He vividly states, “ the blind and bloody soldier with foul hand defile the locks of your shrill-shrieking daughters:”(34-35). This is very detailed and horrific because he is saying he won’t be able to stop his soldiers from raping the women in the city.
Instead of showing any guilt, Rainsford actually seems to be more at peace after he pulls the trigger. In the book it says, “He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided.” The second distinction among the two stories is the motivation behind each murder that occurred. In the “Tell-Tale Heart” the murder of the old man was pre-meditated and was brought upon by self motivation. He says, “To think that there I was opening the door little by little, and he not even to dream of my secret deeds or thoughts.” This clearly showed that he was having thoughts of taking this man’s life. In “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford kills the General out of pure self-defense.
Boom! “ Men gather your weapons were under attack “ still half asleep I scurry across the room to get my boots on , still unstable I hit my toe against a nail but the excruciating pain had to be ignored as I only had 3-7 seconds to get out but on the plus side it got me wide awake. Prepped and ready I dash outside to fight for my country and my pride but it was quickly swallowed as I was intoxicated by the smell of the air, it had completely stifled my nose as it had a mixture of decaying flesh from comrades and other organisms; the smell of the latrines used for human waste well that’s all my nose could pick up and to make matters worse the rain for last night had saturated the soil and so the water in the trenches was at waist height making
This ruthless pursuit of knowledge and glory proves hazardous as his attempt at being “God-like” and giving“life to an animal as complete and wonderful as a man” (shelley,pg.53) backfires. This is so as he is not only aware of the horror of his activities but that his “marvelous accomplishment” is only but a nuisance to society and would be frowned upon by fellow philosophers and humans. Robert Walton, like Victor also has a burning desire to “satiate his ardent curiosity” (3) and as such commits wholeheartedly to his studies from an early age, reading “nothing but Uncle Thomas’ books of voyages”(pg.8) in attempt tooutdo previous human explorations by endeavouring to discover a path to the north pole. Also, Walton’s pursuit of glory and honor eventually results in him finding himself in a fickle position as his ship becomes perilously trapped between pieces of ice. However, whereas Victor’s hatred for the monster and relentless will to kill it drives him to his death, Walton ultimately pulls back from his treacherous mission having learned from Victor’s example, how destructive the thirst for knowledge can be.
She is one of the biggest advocates to put him in a mental institution thereby ensuring no one would believe a word he said if perhaps he was to give her away. Darl, however, does not help his cause. The journey transforms him the most from a slightly queer, perceptive, and somewhat “all knowing” character into a completely insane man driven into the madness by the chaos surrounding the venture. Faulkner catches the reader off guard, showing that not all quests and expeditions transform characters into mature and wise adults. He attempts to show how some “Odyssey`s” transform many characters for the worse.
“Their courage / Was great but all wasted: They could hack at Grendel from every side, trying to open / A path for his evil soul, but their points / Could not hurt him, the sharpest and hardest iron / Could not scratch his skin, for that sin-stained demon / Had bewitched all men’s weapons, laid spells / That blunted every mortal man’s blade.” (Raffel, Trans. ll. 478-485). This reminded me of my fight with asthma. As much as my friends try and help me, nothing they do will stop it.