He was the killer!’ Just changing a few words can make all the difference here, and Shelley hits the mood right on the nose. The theme that Shelley designs is the moral question, ‘is it right for man to play God?’ No more does she emphasize this than at the moment Victor considers the magnitude of his actions in this passage on page 64; “I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of horror…” (Shelley 64)
There will always be a point in someone's life when they will meet up with a conflict that could lead to difficult decisions that could change their life forever. In the play, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano, a brave man with an amazing personality, but with ugly nose he had to make the decision to help Roxane be with the one she loves the most. Even though Cyrano loves Roxane, and she does not see that he has feelings for her, Cyrano is committed to make her happy in any way and is willing to do anything to make her happy, even if the goes against his own happiness. In the last act of the play, Cyrano’s final words reveal how willing he is to make Roxane happy.
They are similar because of this ideal of fixing the world's problems and making them obsolete. They also fail. In both selections the attempt at repairing the corrupt world does not work. In “Harrison Bergeron” there are still some people, i.e. Harrison Bergeron, that slip through the cracks in the
Othello’s actions are motivated in the belief that Desdemona has been dishonest, however; Iago has blinded Othello with his dishonesty. Othello’s quest for honesty allows him to be manipulated by the fear of dishonesty and therefore he becomes oblivious to falsehood. Through Othello, Shakespeare raises the idea of honest reputation, and how quickly it can be ruined by dishonesty in the shape of
In his play Othello, William Shakespeare portrays evil through his character Iago. From the beginning, Iago deeply dislikes Othello and wants him to suffer. The readers find out that because of this hatred, Iago plans to ruin Othello. Iago plots to use many innocent people in order to gain the revenge he so badly desires. At the end of Act II, scene i, Iago’s soliloquy reveals his character motivation and plan for revenge through the use of foreshadowing and ominous diction.
Nature revolves around an innate balance. Everything has a respective place in the natural order, therein contributing to universal harmony. However, in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this idea is corrupted to suit a different theme: “fair is foul, and foul is fair.” In essence, everything that is thought of as good is actually evil, and vice versa. This theme is evident through the switched roles of the protagonist, Macbeth, and his wife, Lady Macbeth, and their respective levels of responsibility for the murder of King Duncan.
Exploring Macbeth’s guilt, influences, and Shakespeare’s theme of fate versus free will supports further blame on Macbeth’s actions. Unquestionably, Macbeth becomes insane as a result of his devious actions. So to answer the question: if an individual has free will, then is that person responsible for his or her crimes, the tragedy of Macbeth provides the absolute answer to this
That is the reason the situational irony works very well. The familiar story makes the ignorance of both characters real situation turn to be the irony of whatever they speak. Their chances to lead the society give the ‘attackers’ more power to ruin the people. For instance, the Apollo gained power over the city of Thebes in Oedipus the King while Lago over the individual who did not support him (Yeats, Clark, & McGuire, 1989).
Satire is unforgiving; realism is all-forgiving; and David Williamson has always attempted to merge the two, portraying people as wicked but pardonable. The more you get to know the baseness of the motives of each character, the more empathy you are intended to feel for them, as you come to realise that all people, even ourselves, despite all actions, generally mean well. As far as it goes, the good guys aren’t very good and the bad guys always fall short of the true evilness which they, in theory, are capable of. Many of Williamson’s plays start out as toughly satirical but end up merging into roughly sentimental, with even his basest, most deviant characters always having a comfortable, revealing scene; Even his nicest characters will admit to unworthy thoughts and ignoble desires.
In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants. This relates to me because I think sometimes we get so frustrated with people that we don 't even think about talking it out, but really, it would help us resolve our problems more effectively if we communicated with each other. I definitely recommend The Outsiders to anyone who wants an action-packed book that teaches a
”(144) Carton respected and loved her so much he believed that he did not deserve her. He would have preferred her to be with someone who could truly make her happy. Carton was completely selfless and did anything for Lucy,“For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you.
Creon:“I killed you, my son, without intending to,/ and you, as well, my wife,” (Lines 1486-1487). Antigone is the story of a girl who defies the king of Thebes in order to honor her dead brother, Polyneices, who is not allowed to be buried. When the king decides to punish her, his inability to listen to reasoning and resistance to change backfires on him in a deadly way. In the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon, the play’s tragic hero, brings suffering to others, such as causing the death of Antigone, his son, Haemon, and his wife, Eurydice, which contributes to the tragic vision of the play as a whole because it shows how stubbornness brings pain for others. To begin with, Creon brings suffering to Antigone by refusing to change and