But I will bury him; and if I must die, 55 I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down With him in death, and I shall be as dear To him as he is to me” (Sophocles 752). Through this, it is clear Antigone is expressing she does not care about the consequences that might occur, since she loves her brother and will do anything for him. By making this statement, Antigone is both attempting to persuade Ismene to join her and make her feel ashamed or remorseful that she will not stand up for her own brother. This indicates that Antigone believes Ismene does not love Polyneice,s since she will not help in the act of burying him. However, even with the consequences and her sister choosing not following her, Antigone still sticks to her beliefs and follows through on her plan.
This pattern suggests that complete honesty and openness leads one to the only fair consequence for wrongdoing: death. Even Victor dies only once he finishes telling his full story to Walton. The exception to this pattern, Henry Clerval’s death, reflects an undeserved death. Henry lives a righteous, selfless life, so no guilt burdens him, and the effects of Victor’s mistakes haunt him. Goal(s) for audience understanding: I will begin with a short story about a time I was direct and honest with my sister, and I will briefly discuss the effects of my words.
Proctor says “ You are the high court, your word is good enough! tell them i confessed myself; say proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman, but my name cannot!”. In the quote John Proctor does not want written proof that he was a witch because he wants to protect his friends and not throw them under the bus. This means he cares for his friends and is truly a good man. Proctor says; “ let them that near dead now take their souls, it is pretence to me.” Proctor talks good about the people who decided not to confess.
One could argue that Curley's reaction displays a twisted loyalty to his deceased wife; he feels he needs to gain retribution by avenging his dead wife. Georges loyalty to Lennie is sometimes questioned in the novella he says, “ I could live so easy” George feels that Lennie is at times a burden but George exhibits a strong sense of loyalty to Lennie in the final section of the novella “his had shook violently but his face set and his hand studied. He pulled the trigger.” Steinbeck does not covey characters emotions in the novella; the line of description here gives us insight to George’s battle of
Taylor Smith Mrs. Fowler IB Language Arts 17 May, 2016 The Stranger: The Epiphany The Stranger is a novel written by Albert Camus and was published in 1942. It follows the story of Meursault, an indifferent French Algerian, and his actions leading to his eventual death. Camus, a French philosopher, author, and journalist most notably renowned for his philosophy of absurdism, distributes a recurring theme of existentialism and absurdism throughout the novel, and heavily does so in passages that serve the most significance to the story. One of the most important passages within the novel is when Meursault repeatedly defies the chaplain in the cell. It serves as a pinnacle for the entire story, and grants readers a look into the main characters state of mind.
Despite this opportunity to avoid divorce and hardships, Ethan agrees to commit suicide together with Mattie in order for them to live happily in their afterlife together. Ethan is confident and knows what he wants out of his relationships, which helps him complete the second component of self-reliance according
Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.” This quote demonstrates how Elie’s humanity has begun to shatter, every right he once own has now been stripped from him. He is losing his sanity. Similarly, in the White Rose, when Sophie is going to be executed, the narrator says, “Sophie was then led to the guillotine. one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society.
Man, because the people that live in this town kill everything without hesitating. These where the main names that the director played with in Dead Man, as they helped him in sculpturing his mocking statue of the western American movies. As mentioned before, Dead man was produced to mock many aspects that existed in the American western films. Jim Jarmusch conveyed his message to his audience by using the main social aspects that were in the Nineteenth century America, such as stereotyping women, smoking tobacco, and death. The moment Blake enters the town of machine, one of the first things he sees is a woman having intercourse with a man, the second time is when he meets the woman outside the bar, he is invited to sleep with her although
However, when she begins to tell Macbeth her ideas he attempts to be steadfast in his loyalty to King Duncan. Macbeth states that “We will proceed no further in this business:/he hath honoured me of late;” (1.7.507-508). Macbeth’s only issue with murdering King Duncan is that he just got honored by him and that would be rude. Again it does not take much time for Macbeth’s ambition to take control due to his wife stating how much more of a man he could be if he just went through with it. Despite these influences Macbeth is in control of his own actions.
When he arrive in Salem, Hale enters with the confidence of a man who does not think he can do any wrong and has supreme wisdom over everyone else, “Have no fear now– we shall find him [the Devil] out if he has come among us, and I mean to crush him utterly if he has shown his face!” (37). In addition to this, the true nature of Hale’s failure to understand the complex climate of Salem at the time is made explicitly clear in the passage. He arrives with the notion that, with the help of the locals, he would eradicate any form of witchcraft quickly and with no difficulties. In this fervent desire to hunt witches, he becomes blinded by the bloodlust, so much so that he cannot fathom using critical and rational thinking in approaching the cases. John Proctor confronts Hale about this very issue when the Reverend appears at the Proctor home: “Is the accuser always holy now?