I wanted to thank him for being there, but my heart was damaged, with no space for gratitude. My lips were slightly cracked, my fingers were worn down from the constantly holding onto his apparel. Abruptly I lifted my face to his, speaking to him the only way I knew how. My lips intermingled with his, he didn't move, even I was unwelcome there. Impossible stillness. For a moment there was a suspended second of nothingness before colliding again. I didn't care if he didn't want me the I wanted him, I needed to feel the sensations I had felt with him before. I only cared about myself, how everything would affect me, but I let myself fall back on his lips. He was uncertain as I guided his fingers to the lining of my face. His stubble scratched at my skin gently, unraveling my itch for him. His faithless lips responded to mine. He staggers foward, pulling me closer, placing me on his lap. My mouth opened in slight shock, but it is greeted with his lips again. I safely lean my back against the steering wheel, cautious not to sound the alarm. He kissed me until the space between his lips drew out the blue in my blood. With a slight tug, I easily came tumbling down onto him, warm sugar huddled at his fingertips. My precious bag had fell to the floor, but I didn't care enough to notice. His body was pressed against me, firmer than I had imagined, which frightened and excited me. One of his hands stroked my upper thigh, my body
In the play The Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller, Willy Loman is a very troubled and distraught character. He is an ordinary man with nothing to show for himself. This leads him to a constant internal battle. A tragedy, being defined as, “a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending concerning the downfall of the main character.” The Death of A Salesman can be thought of as a tragic play because the main character sets out to achieve something that will inevitably lead to his downfall. While trying to live out a perfect version of the American dream but falling very short. Often, Willy Loman is debated as a tragic hero, “a character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to their own destruction.” When people think of a hero, they automatically turn to kings or people of high nobility. The author, Arthur Miller, believed that the common man makes the best tragic hero. In his essay, “Tragedy and The Common Man”, Miller argues for Willy Loman by stating, “a tragic hero does not need to be of high nobility, it can be in an average person who possesses a tragic flaw”. Arthur believed that there were many heroes in the world, and tragedy can affect even the lowest of the classes. A tragic hero often makes the decision to end his life due to his tragic flaw. Willy Loman can be defined as a tragic hero because he exhibits excessive pride, is noble in nature, but imperfect so that the audience can relate to him, and is faced with a very big decision that he has to make.
Chuck met a girl named Leslie Rose, Leslie was in one of Chucks classes at the University of Massachusetts where he was teaching. But before Chuck and Leslie sparked a connection Chuck was coming into class messy, intoxicated, and was not in a stable position at the time. As time went on Chuck and Leslie started going on dates and he soon realized he needed to get his life together. He fell in love with Leslie and proposed to her in 1967. They gave birth to a baby girl and named her Georgia. At this time Chucks career started taking off greatly and Leslie was soon becoming successful in her career. Around 1980’s Chuck was starting his next canvas called Leslie/ Fingerprint but during this time they had conceived another child and named her Maggie.
A possible theme for Oedipus the King by Sophocles is that one’s blindness can hide the inevitability that is his destiny. Oedipus is in this situation. He struggles to escape his fate: killing his father and marrying his mother and believes he is successful. Sophocles believes that the gpds control one’s destiny and the inevitability that a person will do what is destined despite there hero’s intentions.Oedipus represent the standards of a true tragic hero: he is well known, basically good, his punishment is out of proportion compared to his crime, the audience at some point feels sorrow and pity for him, and Oedipus has a tragic flaw. During the whole story Oedipus thinks that he may be able to change his fate a live life how he wants but he falls to that which is his destiny.For these reason Oedipus is truly an example of a tragic hero and is unable to avoid his tragic fate.
A man and a woman begin an extramarital affair, divorce their spouses, and marry each other. Will their love story have a happy ending? If one were a hopeless romantic, perhaps the answer to that question would be yes. However, by calling upon one’s own human experience, a different, much more accurate conclusion can be drawn. For example, discovering a connection with another person can be an exciting reprieve from a mundane life, but when the novelty of the situation wears off, one can be left uncertain of whether or not the choices made were the right ones.
I did not intend to fall in love with Ed Kennedy. For so long I knew that I was falling, and for so long I denied it. I did not want to get hurt again. He was my best friend and that wasn’t something that I wanted to tarnish. I refused to let love get in the way. Love, with its tender arms and beautiful face, can so, so brutal. Like a sledgehammer that rushes up and down my spine, crashes into my skull and vibrates deep inside my brain. Despite my reservations and my hesitations, Ed loved me, he pitied me, and I could see that he did. There was a wash of absence over him, like nostalgia for a future in which he was already living. He was there for me when concrete filled my soul, and held my hand when I could no longer tread the quicksand.
In Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”, Willy Loman is far from Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero. However, Aristotle may recognize him as a tragic hero is that he’s an everyman. His life isn’t what he imagined it would be, but he keeps at it. His work isn’t defining him anymore, “but they passed me by. I’m not noticed” (Roberts, 1194). One way Aristotle would not consider Willy Loman a tragic hero, is in his final moment, Willy never has moment where he realizes his mistakes. Willy Loman is aware of his shortcomings but he doesn’t acknowledge all of them. A tragic hero, in my opinion, would be someone who dies for the love of someone who doesn’t love them. Or someone who dies for their country, only to have that country fall to fascism
Never in a million years had I never imagined that falling in love would be so easy. On February 16, 2010 I was honored to be the girlfriend of Dante’ Lamont Williams. The moment I laid my eyes on him I felt as if the world was in my hands. Having someone besides family to encourage; build me up was amazing. Daily we would go on park walks just to explain why his love for me was strong. Ever since the first day we met he would call me his “golden piece”. A golden piece to Dante’ was when he was down and out; clueless on what to do I would be the one to put a smile on his face just to encourage him and let him know that everything was going to be just fine. I never thought I would go from loving someone so hard to watching him take his last breath in my arms.
Uncle Ben once said, "With great power, comes great responsibility." Bolt is the culmination of six of the greatest superheroes. After traveling the far reaches of the universes, he has come across great heroes such as Goku, Jon Snow, and many others, and have gained the strength of humanity. Bolt is the ultimate inspiration based on the ideals he stands on; he teaches the masses true life lessons such as loyalty, going beyond one's limit, and to never give up on one's goals.
Chuck Greene was a man of many talents. Whether it be combing strange objects to create stranger weapons, defeating hordes of infected humans throughout a mall setting, or appearing in a dress meant for a mid-20’s lady, it didn’t matter. No talent, however, came close to the love and devotion reserved for his daughter.
“Willy was a salesman...He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine”(“Death line 19). Anyone can agree that Willy Loman was a salesman that desired the American dream in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. However, it is debated whether Willy may be considered a tragic hero or not. The controversial debate is centered around Aristotle’s definition, Arthur Miller's Essay-“Tragedy and the Common Man,” and analysis of other tragedies. Both interpretations of a tragic hero include characteristics, such as, having a tragic flaw, suffering from the tragic flaw, and producing a catharsis in the audience. The two interpretations begin to contradict each other when Aristotle says the tragic hero must be of noble stature, while Arthur Miller believes a common man can also be tragic. Despite these contradictions, Willy Loman can be perceived as a tragic hero because he is noble in his own way, he has a tragic flaw, and the audience has a tragic response.
This short story Charles begins with Laurie's mother recounting her son's first day of kindergarten. Her son takes off his childish overalls and begins wearing grown-up blue jeans with a belt. every time he comes home he tells his parent about this little boy in his class named "Charles" and what he did. Laurie's parents are curious to know who Charles is. Laurie's parents think that Charles would be a bad influence on Laurie but whenever they ask Laurie who Charles is, Laurie just ignores them. In the first two weeks of school, Laurie tells his parents what Charles has done, like how Charles is rude to the teacher, hurts some of the other students, and yells so loudly that it disrupts other classes in the school. He even hits the teacher and
Apart from being a martial artist, Chuck Norris was also an actor, playing a part in many different action movies. His film debut was in the movie “The Wrecking Crew”, though he didn’t play a large role. He was later in “Fury of the Dragon”, in 1972. In that same year, he also met Bruce Lee, who was also an experienced martial artist. In 1973, Chuck Norris starred as Bruce Lee’s arch enemy in “Return of the Dragon”. The first movie that starred Chuck Norris in a major role was “Breaker! Breaker!”, in 1977. Chuck Norris continued to rise to fame with three subsequent films. However, by the end of the 1980’s, Chuck Norris failed to turn heads with any of his movies, so he turned to acting in television shows, such as “Walker, Texas Ranger” (“Biography
William gave him a chilly glare and began to walk. He took three steps and stopped. "You see, Mr. Rosa. There is no cliff."Rosa looked at him and chuckled. "Take one more step and you’ll see!"
In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is portrayed as a tragic hero. He believes he can amend the Roman Empire by killing Caesar and granting Romans freedom from a potential monarchy. Cassius comes to Brutus with intentions of obviating Caesar from the throne. At first, Brutus is against this. Then, Cassius changes his mind by lying to him and persuading him with false letters supposedly from other Romans. Ultimately, Brutus is the tragic hero because his actions cause him to lose all superior status; they also land him on a path toward his downfall and his death. Brutus has severe flaws, he loses power and respect, and his readers show sympathy for him in the end.