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|Renouncement: the heroism of the mediocre. * The fact that experience costs us |
dear is probably its only redeeming feature. * Humanity is like an opera choir; it
always remains in the background. TK Everything serves its purpose — even ...
|... talent pursue art to the end; the rest, the dilettantes, the Wilhelm Meisters of the |
world, should renounce their aspirations. ... as the hero in other novels has.110
As Moretti underscores in reading this passage, the crucial word here is pliancy.
|The Renunciation of Heroism John Osborne. long can the two uncorrupted |
characters preserve their integrity in a world of such mediocrity. The question will
become much more urgent as the complexities of the plot unfold, and the two
|This includes understanding the trends, people, history, and times that the hero |
lives in through an honest and objective analysis. Ultimately, understanding the
society well, along with its inherent dangers, could be the triggering point for the
hero to renounce his rejection of the ... For example, according to an account,
most of the Lotto winners, who were in a place of mediocrity or poverty at the
point of ...
|For the mediocre race, love is sometimes a mere convenience, often a purely |
animal passion, and always a ... 1 For the members of the heroic race, love is all-
important. ... Only when they finally realize — as Anouilh believes all who see life
in its true perspective must — that love is built upon a lie, do they renounce it.
|One should seek always to defend the rightful prerogative of mediocre earthly |
places like Oran and mediocre lives such as Grand's. ... For Bonhoeffer, the
Christian must renounce all independent and merely human bases for resistance
|His early decisions, to go into the Highlands and then to renounce his allegiance |
to England and to join the Jacobites, are ... One of the most important functions of
the mediocre hero is primarily thematic, but is related to the structure of the ...
|... literary coterie centred on Coole as a heroic elite resisting the "contagious" |
mediocrity of the commercial classes.6 His ... a noble, that is to say, he had
freedom because of inherited wealth and position, or because of a personal
|We denounce every false way, renounce the sins of the flesh, disposition, and |
spirit, and bitterly curse ourselves for the shallowness and apathy ... It's because
God has infiltrated us that so many of us can't settle for slime or moral mediocrity.