Hubris

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Wow, hubris is difficult to define

A brilliant friend used the word not long ago. It is not often used, is it. But I think I have an idea what it means now.

This was a bright and unexpected little trip. Thanks, all.

Another example: David and the giant?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/02/2017 - 04:28
Percy Jackson

In the Percy Jackson novels (which are pure gold, by the way) each character is given a designated Fatal Flaw. Percy's is his loyalty, Thalia's being ambition, Leo's his painfully obvious inferiority complex, and good old Annabeth's is Hubris. It's right there. In the books. Annabeth's fatal flaw is hubris.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:40
I agree

I completely and totally agree with you. I just have one question: What's Percy's fatal flaw?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/29/2017 - 23:25
Percy's fatal flaw

To quote the Riordan wiki, Percy's fatal flaw is "excessive/personal loyalty. He will risk his life for anyone: his friends, family, strangers, and sometimes even his enemies (like when he warned enemy demigods the Princess Andromeda was about to explode)."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:28
The Donald

I think President Trump is a good example of hubris. During the campaign I thought his use of hyperbole and distortion were an attention getting strategy. But now I believe he does not even understand that he is exaggerating. Truth is unimportant to him or worse he truly believes what he says is true. Whatever the reason, his connection with reality is frayed but his hubris is intact.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:59
AGREED

Agreed completely 10/10 IGN Would Read Again

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:42
Icarus

Icarus was locked in a tower with his father, Daedalus by King Minos so the father would not give up the secret of the labyrinth that held the Minotaur, a half-bull half-man beast. Daedalus comes up with the bright idea to build wings out of the feathers of geese and eagles, using wax to hold them together. After he made the wings he warned Icarus not to fly to close to the ocean because it would make the feathers wet and drag him down and he also warned Icarus not to fly to close to the sun because it would melt the wax. Icarus agreed at first but when he got up in the sky his hubris made him feel as if he was invincible like a god, so despite his fathers warnings he flew higher and higher to the sun. The wax melted and his feathers fell off and he plunged down into the sea.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 02:45
hubris

A personal example: "We are all worms. But I believe I am a glow-worm" - Gertie Bruce

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 03:36
Cat from "Gilt"

This was super helpful for a essay I am writing on the book "Gilt" Thanks!!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 05:57
Jay-Z

"Caught in my hubris, I'm barely human"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 21:21
The Tell Tale Heart

So obviously the Madman in this story. He went on and on about his cleverness, and in the end his conscience got the best of him

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 15:47
Antigone?

Anyone know an example in Antigone by Sophocles?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 04:25
Creon is a very obvious

Creon is a very obvious example of hubris in Antigone as he thinks that the laws he sets are more important than the laws of the gods. However, it could be argued that Antigone herself exhibits hubris as well, in her belief that she is the only one who knows what's right and what the gods want.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/11/2017 - 11:22
Philosophy Hubris Definition

Telling someone what you know, when what you know is not in fact true. - philosophy definition

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:08
Hubris

Before murdering Duncan, Macbeth is filled with doubt.He recognises that there will be consequences Act 1 sc. 7. It is Lady Macbeth who challenges his doubts about killing Duncan and it is the commitment that he made to her that leads to him carrying out the deed. I don't think it's an example of hubris at all in the way that the example explains it.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 13:18
Hubris-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named

Voldy had a HUGE fatal flaw of constantly thinking he could beat Harry when, in actuality, he couldn't. He especially thought so because of his many horcruxes, which he thought would make him invincible.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 04:59
also

Mr and Mrs Birling (mostly Arthur)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 15:01
Another example

The final fight between Gregor Clegane and Prince Oberyn in HBO's GOT.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 01:35
Curley from Of Mice and Men

Curley thought he was tough enough to beat up Lennie, but his hubris is what broke his hand.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:18
Really Helpful!

Thank you so much for making this page! This helped me ALOT with my English homework! :)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:53
example for hamlet?

can someone post one for hamlet?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:19
Hamlet's Fatal Flaw

Hamlet's fatal flaw is generally believed to be his inability to act; he wishes to avenge his father's murder but fails to bring his plans to fruition. It is only at end of the play that he actively attempts to kill the king, and even then, he first manages to inadvertently kill his mother. As in most examples of hamartia, or fatal flaw, his final actions result in his downfall ( in this case, his death); however, he realizes in the last moments of his life that he brought about his own destruction and that of others.
Scholars have debated this for centuries, and, IMO, with merit but this is the Cliff Notes - type answer.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 05:39
Claudius

Claudius's greed lead him to murder King Hamlet and marry his wife, but his pride prevents him from righting his wrongs. Shown by the soliloquy where he tries to pray, but admits that he isn't actually sorry for what he has done (Act 3 Scene 3).

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 05:26
I needed this in a school

I needed this in a school project so thank you very much

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:58
Walter White

Anyone else agree?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 23:47
Another Example

Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:29
A president Droning

A president having his people assassinate someone anywhere in the world... because his killer idea in intended to make us safe.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 03:05
How about this example?

Anyone thought of using Odysseus as an example? I think arrogance was the reason Poseidon left him at sea for 10 years.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 00:44
Not entirely....well maybe.

The Odyssey jumps around. Poseidon seeks to torment Odysseus because he blinded his son, Polyphemus, the Cyclops. But, if Odysseus had listened to his men, he never would have found himself in the situation where he needed to blind the Cyclops. Hence, his excessive arrogance, selfishness, greed...hubris created the situation. So, yeah you are right. Arrogance was the reason Poseidon left him at sea for 10 years.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:33
Agreed.

Amazing, kids.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 21:09
Another Example of this

Bernard Marx in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is an excellent example of this

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 20:13
Another Example

Hamlet is also another good example of hubris.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:58

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