In conclusion Creon became conscious of his pride too late and then had to pay the price. While Creon’s pride was arrogant and disastrous, Antigone too was very prideful. For example, “To risk everything for stubborn pride (Creon, Scene 5).” Creon has now understood how foolish it was of him to ignore the blind prophet’s warning and his own son’s warning as well. In addition, “I should have praise and honor for what I have done (Antigone, Scene 5).” In this
As great as he was, Odysseus still had some weaknesses that lengthened his voyage back to Ithaca. His most significant weakness he possesses, is that of his pride. Pride is good to have, but in Odysseus' case he had too much of it. This is clearly apparent in the episode on the Cyclopes' island. When Odysseus and his men are clearly safe away from the island Odysseus brags about his successful feat.
He utterly envies the men who died in the Trojan War, wishing he could be so lucky, as to die behind the walls. Instead he is fated to endure the wrath of Juno and lead the fleet of people to found a new city. He is a rather interesting character, different than common heroes, like Achilles in the Iliad, who are driven by kleos in their piety. Aeneas on the other hand, is strictly motivated by fate, but he still proves to be equally as pious, as heroes like Achilles. Not
Gilgamesh was proud and dictated his subjects because of his supremacy while Sunjata remained humble despite his abilities and achievements. Gilgamesh’s godly powers made him unstable and as a consequence he suffered from immoderation. Sunjata’s humility is witnessed during the burial of Sogolon. The king was against Sunjata’s idea of honoring his burial. Despite Sunjata’s position as a hero before the Mande people, he humbled himself and used other ways to convince the king and he succeeded in the end.
Gilgamesh is a fierce warrior and king. But his people appeal to the gods for help because “Gilgamesh sounds the tocsin for his amusement, his arrogance has no bounds by day or night” (Gilgamesh 13). Rama, the great god Vishnu incarnate, is a role model of his time. He is popular and well loved by the people. He shows unparalleled kindness, obedience and honor.
In my opinion, I respected Santiago as a character as he gains it through knowledge on his journey. I find Siddhartha rather cocky and vain, since his questioning during his wanderings came across as aggressive and conceited. How do you guys feel about the character? Now, to compare Siddhartha and Santiago: They both are disturbed by constant
When he decided to choose the latter, it was transparent that the trails had changed him drastically as he appeared to be a stubborn man in the beginning. By the end, Proctor chose to die in the most righteous way. In the beginning, Proctor could be described as stubborn and somewhat selfish, but by the end of it, he was anything but these qualities. The characters who were wrongfully accused were symbolic to an actual crucible and the trials that they been through was a furnace where we are expected to tell the “truth” when the trials itself is based on false accusations. In conclusion, The Crucible was an excellent title for the play.
Odysseus’ wisdom proves to be a positive quality. Odysseus shows wise characteristics that make him a hero. Moreover, Odysseus shows that he is an arrogant man throughout his journey to get back home. While escaping the Cyclopes’ island, Odysseus is told by his men, “Godsake, Captain! Why bait the beast again?
Personally, I say they are a hero. Theres no reason to conform to the stereotypical beliefs that are so well known. Being a hero to oneself and dying with pride and appreciating life until its end is more than enough of a reason to be a hero. The events of the story lead the reader to question Fahrquhar’s sanity and possibly view his death as a tragedy. Critical essays on Ambrose Bierce by Casey Davidson agrees with this view, “We are now and momentarily inside the protagonists brain, and that brain is definitely Beck 2 malfunctioning” (203).
Achilles achieved honor on the battlefield as depicted in The Iliad, which fueled his pride. “I tried to dissuade you, but you gave in to your pride and dishonored a great man whom the immortals esteem” (Homer 115). However, his pride was not the only thing the Achilles of The Iliad depicts; his quest for glory is also his motivation to fight. The last lines of Book XX describe Achilles desire for this glory, “But the son of Peleus pressed on to win him glory, flecking with gore his irresistible hands." In the movie Troy Achilles is first motivated by honor and pride, but then passion overtakes him when Agamemnon takes Briseis.