Short Story and Pride

Pride is a wonderful thing, but too much pride may blind someone to the inevitable future they create. Pride is great it gives people self confidence and makes them happy. The more pride someone has the more they accept themselves. Excessive pride can leave people to poor choices that cannot be reversed. In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Fortunate is a prideful man with a great life; however, he lets his pride blind him to his inevitable faith.

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Fortunate “prided himself” a little too much “on his connoisseurship” of wine believing himself the best. (209) Mentors having much pride in himself as well ought revenge on Fortunate for insulting him, and uses Fortunate pride against him by threatening to use another wine tester. Fortunate falls for this trick by letting pride overcome himself. In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst brothers pride gets in the way of his caring for his little brother.

The narrator gets a new brother, but he is not all there. He’s ashamed at first but his pride leads him to love his brother. Then the narrators pride leads him to teach his brother doodle to walk. He then believes he can teach him to do everything. But then a terrible fate happens to the narrator’s rather, which concludes “pride is a terrible, wonderful thing” “that bears two vines, life and death”.

The narrators pride blinds him of the fact that doodle is not running as fast and that he has over worked him. Pride is great until someone lets it blind them. Fortunate lets it blind him and is trapped deep in the wine cellar and dies. Brother lets his pride blind him to the over working of doodle and finds him deceased. Pride is great it will make you happy. It will make you accept yourself. Pride will also lead you down an irreversible path of life and death, and will ultimately decide your faith.

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