Pride plays a major role in our lives. Students take pride when they passed a test or graduate from school. Sports fans take pride when their team wins; soccer and basketball fans show testosterone spikes after a victory, and college students are more likely to wear school shirts after a football win. Parents take pride…
The characteristic of pride is a quality that can lead someone to great benefits but also, hinder their success and evoke their downfall. We see this characteristic in many characters throughout literature. Mainly, two characters who greatly absorb all aspects of pride in their experiences are Dr. Faustus in Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus and…
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The Bible warns humanity that since God hates the sin of pride, and He will discipline those who are prideful. It goes to explain in various verses that God detests pride, since it wreaks destruction upon those whom He loves. This idea about arrogance and hubris is also seen in Greek mythology. People that disrupt…
Pride is known as man’s greatest sin since it was pride that led to the downfall of so many people throughout history. It is also the sin of Montresor and Fortunato in Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado.” Montresor has been insulted by Fortunato, and his pride leads him to seek revenge….
Edgar Allan Poe,
The Cask of Amontillado