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There is no triumph in succeeding where one cannot fail True glory lies in the ability to rise up from the lowest of lows and persevere in the face of adversity The real victory is in the convictions held and maintained that life has a greater purpose for all of us because by believing in that greater purpose you yourself have already acchieved immortality In Thomas Wolfes What is Man two very different perspectives are presented on humanity Mans faults are readily recognized for he is a foul wretched abominable creature a packet of decay a bundle of degenerating tissuesa hater of his kind a cheater a scorner a mocker a reviler a thing that kills and murders in a mob or in the dark Yet as the essay goes on Wolfes initial stance is altered In the second half of the passage Wolfe couterpoints his previous argument by praising he who is weak in boy and in morals for his unending ability to overcome the obstacles in his path Plagues wasted him and cruel wars destroyed his strongest sons but fire flood and faminie could not quench him Wolfe argues that there is one faith that is mans glory and that is his love and belief in life These convictions allow man to become greater than he is They enable him to endure lifes hardships and sufferings and still have the determination to continue on It is mans belief in life that prompts him to love For as opposing as the two views are a comprehension of both is necessary in understanding Wolfes attitude towards humanity In Wolfes point of view man is triumphant because he fails but does no enable failure to onquer him He is a weak and flawed character and yet from him comes a miracle as great as love Wolfe does not praise man because he is wonderful nor does he glorify him because he has done great things Wolfe
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