The Pardoner is a prime example of his presentation of humans because he showed that he had good intentions, to help people and to pardon their sins, but he also had his evil side, which was to tell people that they have sinned simply to earn himself a few extra coins. But I ask this, is he really evil, or is he good? Chaucer didn’t think either or. He felt that a person is a person, no matter what they have done or how they think. He didn’t
Wayne Dyer once said, “Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances”. A majority of people would agree with this quote. They’d say that judging is a bad thing, that you shouldn’t judge people on what appears to be on the outside. Sometimes when one chooses to carelessly judge another, one can get caught up with the wrong people and end up in unfavorable situations. Looks can be deceiving when judging someone, not everyone appears or portrays themselves to be who they truly are.
People do not like to admit to their failures because they think of it as a sign of weakness. Admitting that you have made a mistake is not a sign of weakness, but an indicator that you have the ability to accept your flaws and take a step in the right direction in order to change the outcome. Many people will blame their failures and misfortune on the life they have been dealt. They will blame society, their race, their lifestyle, or other people. By doing so, the only thing they are accomplishing is pointing the finger.
He passed a law that restrained anyone from burying his own nephew’s body. Creon tried to prove that by ignoring family relations he gave more importance to law and order in Thebes. He believed his law was more powerful than the laws of the gods. He believed that anyone who disobeyed his law will be punished no matter who you are; this was the biggest mistake which lead him to lose his son and his nephew. Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws.
This way they could keep a “just” image among their peers, but still reap the rewards of the unjust actions. Ultimately, no one acts justly for the sake of justice, but rather out of fear of punishment or desire for reward, according to this theory. In my opinion Plato's point of just actions being selfishly motivated is partially true, but not completely. In a way, people acting justly to avoid punishment or to better their own lives is selfishly motivated. However I do believe that some people will perform just acts because they empathize with people who may be hurting or hungry for 1 example, and will try to ease their pain or feed them because they can relate to their situation, when they will gain nothing in return.
The third reason is because he made the wrong, yet right decision. I state this because in the end the good side won. Jekyll killed himself so society wouldn't suffer to mr Hyde anymore. Asa in the end of the novel the mixture was not working any longer. He may have to be Mr.Hyde forever.
Loyalty to the gods is first shown in the end when Creon is choosing what to do with Oedipus. Creon and Oedipus were not on good terms, because just hours earlier, Oedipus threatened to have Creon killed. Creon could have easily had revenge, but, instead chooses to “learn from the God the course of action I [he] should follow” (Sophocles 468). Creon shows his allegiance by not taking the chance he has, doing whatever he wants with Oedipus, and choosing to ask the gods how Oedipus should be punished. Creon’s steadfast act proves that he puts the gods before himself.
"A smart man learns from his own mistakes, but a wise man learns from others mistakes." I believe one does not have to make all the mistakes possible before learning that some choices are better left not chosen. There are so many positive things in life to be experienced, why limit yourself by letting bad life choices hold you back from achieving your full potential? If that is the case, you can never feel really good about doing a bad thing. This may indeed be a difficult process and may need determination, faith, and most importantly practice.
The tragic hero must learn a lesson from his errors in judgment and become an example to the audience of what happens when great men fall from their social or political positions. Those actions happen when the Herdsman tells Oedipus who his mother is, and Oedipus replies Oh, oh, then everything has come out true. Light, I shall not look on you Again. I have been born where I should not be born, I have been married where I should not marry, I have killed whom I should not kill; now all is clear (Sophocles 1144). Oedipus's decision to pursue his questioning is wrong; his grandiosity blinded him and, therefore, his fate is not deserved, but it is far beyond his control.
Fahrenheit 51; Is Montag a Hero? Some people have confusion on whether Guy Montag, the main character in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, could be considered to be a heroic figure in the book. A hero is a person that makes the right decisions and does things for the good of others. Guy Montag didn’t make many great decisions and often did things for himself. If he was a good person from the start he wouldn’t have become a fireman in the first place, when his curiosity built on books he was becoming greedy for the knowledge, and finally, he killed his chief because of emotions.