But, Ismene does not want to be punished for entombing her brother against the new king’s orders. “He is to left unburied, left to be eaten by dogs and vultures, a horror for all to see. I am determined that never, if I can help it, shall evil triumph over good.” Creon does not care whether or not Polynices makes it to heaven or not. All he cares about is that the imposter should not be cared for due to he turned his back on the city where he was raised. But, once Creon realizes that it was Antigone that buried him, he sends her to death.
Meena Alexander utilized the word “fault”, she even defined it in the passage. The word “fault” represents her fractured identity. After asking series of questions, she stated: “What could I ever be but a mass of faults?” She looks at herself and thinks she has a blamable quality of the feature. This plays a massive role in her fractured identity. The effect of this word shows the readers how Meena Alexander describes herself and this represents what she thinks of her identity.
Dimmesdale’s scarlet letter is a permanent scar that causes a strong pain, but nobody is able to see his redemption because it is always hidden. Saying “God is merciful” cannot bring Dimmesdale peace because he knows that he does not deserve God’s forgiveness as a coward who has failed to confess his mistakes. Once Dimmesdale’s sin is covered by his hand, he has stepped into the endless circle of hiding and regretting. The scarlet letter’s changeable nature reflects the life of Hester, who is able to repent her sin in a positive way and eventually gains her right to return to a normal life. However, the contrasting characteristic of Dimmesdale’s hand over his heart indicates the fact that his life will be always filled with guilt and torture because his inability to be true.
It becomes apparent in the very first Act that Abigail is not a trustworthy character. She is willing to throw blame at anyone to deflect the suspicion from herself, or even to gain something she wants. I suppose in some ways Abigail could be seen as a tragic character, but her manipulative nature sure makes it difficult to sympathize with her. She is willing to hang an innocent woman in her delusion that this will somehow result in John Proctor realizing his love for her. He has made it clear multiple times he has moved on and wishes to not see her but - of course - Abigail only persists.
This lack of change reflects how people commit sinful acts and are incapable of fixing their mistakes. Instead of confronting their problems, some would rather run away, hoping the issue would fix itself. After having slept with Elaine, Lancelot felt dirtied by his actions, swearing to “not salew her nother speak with her” (Malory 82). He finds an escape from reality – responsibilities and consequences - and submits to his fantasy. In avoidance of discussing his adulterous act and his newly gained child, Galahad, Lancelot hides behind a false face and dodges his sin, concealing his relationship with Lady Elaine.
The king wants peace but Tybalt is blind to this peace. This is only one of the reasons why Tybalt was the one to blame in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. He wanted to kill Romeo just from looking at him. Romeo is from the enemy family but he still didn 't even do anything to Tybalt. Tybalt is blind to peace.
Prospero’s ideals and views destroyed right when a spirit questions his ethics. Ariel, a non human spirit, even admits he feels bad for the men that Prospero tortured. This causes Prospero to forgive the men, not because he truly wants to, but because of his ego. He doesn’t want to be lower than one of his servants so he pretends to be more compassionate and accepting. Prospero then tells Ariel;“The rarer action is/In virtue than in vengeance.”(V.i.35-36).
Creon’s weakness is shown when he is fearful of being undermined by Antigone because she is a women. The error in judgement that comes upon Creon is that Creon thinks thathis actions will not have consequences. The fact that Creon did not bury Polynices is a fault in him as the repercussion of not burying him resulted in the death and rebuttal of Antigone, Haemon, and Creon’s own wife. In Conclusion, Creon is the tragic hero of the story because through some weakness of character or error in judgment, brings doom upon himself he discovers the truth of his wrong choice and accept responsibility for his actions, he is a more admirable man in defeat than he was before and he gains stature through the way he meets catastrophe. Creon is the tragic
After marrying a man of a lower social class, Myrtle finds herself unsatisfied and filled with regret. She then places the blame on her husband, Wilson, by accusing him of misleading her to believe that they were perfect for each other. When she finds herself in an unsatisfied state, she convinces herself that Wilson forced her to cheat in order to be happy. Myrtle sees this cheating as her only resort as Wilson “...wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe”(34). Myrtle specifically shifts the blame onto Wilson in order to free her conscience of any guilty emotions.
Cruelty is the callous indifference to causing pain in others and is one of the most universally condemned traits. Not only does it violate all standards of morality, it serves no necessary purpose other than for the selfish motives of the perpetrator. Shakespeare uses cruelty throughout the play to demonstrate the catastrophic path many of the characters are going down. It is also important in developing his theme in which he warns against jealousy and revenge as they eventually result in harm being inflicted on oneself. If Iago never set his devious plan in motion to seek revenge against Othello and if Othello never let his jealousy get the better of him, then the reader would never see the effects of the aforementioned vices.