Friday, September 12, 2008


From Wikipedia:

In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often associated with a lack of knowledge combined with a lack of humility. An accusation of hubris often implies that suffering or punishment will follow, similar to the occasional pairing of hubris and nemesis in the Greek world. The proverb "pride goes before a fall" is thought to sum up the modern definition of hubris. In reference to someone being in hubrity: hubrity is a fulfillment of being hubristic or a continual behavior of being prideful. Victor in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein exudes hubris in order to become a great scientist, but is eventually regretting this previous desire. Faustus in Christopher Marlowe's play Dr. Faustus exudes hubris, all the way until his final minutes of life.
PS--a couple of days ago I asked, "What is Andrew trying to tell us?"

A lot.


Jackie Melton said...

Hmmm. That's the second time I've heard that word today.

Words are interesting, ain't they?

Anonymous said...

In what respect....Charlie?