A final example of Oedipus’s short temper is when he argues with Creon about being the killer of Laius. The argument heats up and Oedipus loses his temper and threatens to banish or kill Creon. Creon goes to Jocasta and states, “Sister, Oedipus your husband, thinks he has the right to do terrible wrongs-he has but to choose between two terrors: banishing or killing me” (Sophocles 448). Again, Oedipus must defeat those who seem to be against him even though they are not his enemy. It is his anger that causes Oedipus to lash out and act
The Neutrals in Dante 's inferno, serve as a symbol for selfishness. As these people committed themselves no cause but their own, they are left to their own vices, separated from both heaven and hell. Abandoned at the gate, just as they had abandoned everyone throughout their life. This punishment it a form of uniquely adapted justice, as they are getting in the afterlife what they fought in life. Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae.
She has no friends or company: “while I at dawn am walking alone” (35) , and she most likely has an economic crisis due to “the lack of her lord” (32) which “seizes her cruelly” (33). I suppose that people didn’t want to provide her with a job for infidelity was some kind of unforgivable crime which was dealt on a harsh way. Furthermore, the woman was not only outlawed but also ostracized. She was forced to live “under an oak tree in a den in the earth” (28), just like a witch. I make this parallel since both were social pariahs and it’s reminiscent of an Anne Sexton poem called “Her Kind” which deals with the different situations women were placed in.
Likewise, Johnny also did not want to live his life to the fullest. Johnny wanting to die is because he had nobody to love him at home except for Dally and the gang. He says “‘I can’t take much more’... ‘I’ll kill myself or something”’(47). Johnny says this because his life at home is so terrible that he would rather die than live another day.
For a long time I lived in poverty and fear. Poverty like all the other peasants and farmers - always living on the edge of starvation, watching as my children would go to bed hungry, feeling sad for them, feeling helpless to change this situation. And I always fearful that if I rebelled against the authorities I will be punished. All I saw was that the Sheriff of Nottingham and that handful of landowners with their soldiers live good lives while I and all the villagers and farmers suffered. It was so unfair.
The Nazis will treat the Jews as if they were not real people this is an example of man inhumanity to man. The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel had many themes some were struggle to maintain faith, Nazi cruelty and man's inhumanity to man. The Holocaust has a big role in history and so many Jews had lost their life because one man hate them so much that he had to punish the Jews and made the Nazi army did many inhumane things to
The play begins with him talking to another character about how unfair it was for him not to get the lieutenant job, He then wants revenge from Othello. He accuses othello for sleeping with his wife “I hate the moor, it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets/he has done my office-”(I.iii.329-370). Then he goes on insisting his lust for Desdemona because he wants to get revenge from othello “Wife for wife”(II.i.286). These false claims indicate that he doesn't really care about who he hurts, he just wants revenge no matter who it is, which makes him dangerous. Even though these are false claims
He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
In 1775, the poor was indeed poor and the way they were treated didn’t help but only deepen their hatred towards the nobles. The latter continued to live in great opulence while the peasants and their children were dying of hunger and cold on the streets of Paris. In 1789, no longer able to ignore this thirst for revenge, the revolutionaries together with the populace like the flood and fire with ‘echoing footsteps’ submerged the streets of Paris and subjugated the Bastille. ‘By claiming the fortress on behalf of the revolution, they sent a powerful message to the forces of old wealth that still dominated the kingdom — the upheaval in France would not be a simple legislative reorganization, but rather a social revolution (Jacobin, 2015).’ Again as a core realism feature of the novel, Dickens depicts the reunion held by the Defarge as those performed by the ‘sans-culottes’ while making reference to characters named Jacques which was a code name used by revolutionaries.
2) Frederic believes that “If people bring ... courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places … if you are none of these … it will kill you too”(216), emphasizing the basic principle ingrained at the core of humanity that violence and darkness slowly degrades the human soul. Hemingway employs Frederic’s internal monologue as representation for the bigger progression of humanity’s and specifically the Lost Generation’s alienation from their emotions and
Their living conditions were incredibly poor including overflowing toilets, unfinished quarters, crowds, and lacking meals. People would leave for grueling field work because they hoped it’d be better than the camp. The authors go on to tell that Jeanne loses her family completely and rapidly. Her mother grows cold, her respectable father a drunkard, and her brothers nonchalant and blunt. Many people die in this chaos and we’re truly shown how some crisis break people beyond recovery, for example ‘Papa’ her honest, hard-working father
Mercutio’s ignorant decision to duel Tybalt led him to his own death and grief of friends and family. Mercutio was not aware of the consequences he would be facing because of his own decision. He announces in the text, “Ask for/me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I/am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o '/both
He missed his mother, after all he had the shortest amount of time with her and he was jealous. He despised his grandfather, and eventually killed him creating the stars, sun, moon, sky, and clouds out of his body. Silas created Days, Months, and Years so he could keep track of how everything was going with his true love. As it got closer to the date of her death, it go colder and nature would lash out and Silas would cry creating rain and snow.
The poems speak volumes of what effects discrimination, prejudice and anti-Semitism can have on the victims’, and also what the causes of some of these uprisings in history. Alexander Kimel like a phoenix rises from the ashes to infuse the essential drive for the