The first time we encounter Nick, we can already see that his views on the mentally ill are derogative and that he’s only going to assist Lewis for his own benefit “Mad actors are bad enough, but madmen…” and “As long as you do Galileo with me”. When we see more of this behaviour displayed we abandon Nick as a likable and morally correct
“Is this the work of an ambitious man? When the poor cried, Caesar cried too. Ambition shouldn’t be so soft. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man.” This quote says Mark Antony trying to say the way Caesar acted before he died showed that he wasn't too ambitious after all. This quote means Mark Antony dislikes Caesar.
Sentences like “My son, it is clear that you don’t know what you are doing” (Sophocles 55) salutes to the ignorance of the supposedly “wise” king. Using words like “son”, Sophocles gives an sign that even the messenger It illustrates the flaws that exist in Oedipus, amplifies it by comparing him to other who are supposedly
Oedipus called him a “… sightless, witless, senseless, mad old man,” when ironically Oedipus , “with both [his] eyes”, was the one blind to the prophecy and the severity of his actions (Act1. ll 154, 196) . Afterwards when Oedipus’ parenthood was questioned, he had not yet realised or accepted his biological parents as Iocastê and King Laïus, and the truth of his actions towards them. The audience had inferred the truth long before Oedipus, thus giving them a sense of suspense, waiting for the truth to be revealed. This conveys
By vocalizing the idea of them dying a melancholy death , similar to one of a slave, an idea placed in Brutus’ head where he will die a horrible death, because of Caesar, and makes him persuaded to like Caesar less. Ethos is also used in this passage. Ethos is the credibility of the speaker and their information. The technique is not often used during this passage, but can still be found. For example, Cassius tells Brutus two stories of Caesar where he had a personal experience with him.
“All my life long I have been kind of butt for the dull arrows of doddering fortunetellers!” (1053). Calling himself a jerk, he sees the things that he regrets. “It seems that prophets have made me their especial province” (1053). When someone tells him what he has done he tends to believe that he was wrong to do that as king. Creon talks about after talking to the blind prophet, Teiresias, he realizes the things he has done wrong as a king and father.
When analyzing the poem “Titanic,” David Slavitt’s ironic and bittersweet tone led to the conclusion that; death is a truth we are uncomfortable with, the fact of death is softened by the idea of fame because in fame we never die, this is a truth all humans want but only few get. For example, Slavitt uses phrases such as, “[n]ot so bad, after all” and “there will be books and movies to remind our grandchildren who we were and how we died...” among many others exemplifying the ironic and bittersweet attitude the poem implies. Most perceive the tragedy of the titanic with a negative connotation but the author argues otherwise. The quote, “we all go down, mostly alone [b]ut with crowds of people, friends, servants...” is an example of irony in this poem because it implies that when we die our passings are not commemorated or are filled with joy and happiness as those from this great tragedy. In other words the event of the titanic, as paradoxical as it sounds, is a better way to die than most people do.
According to the dictionary, blindness’ means unable to see, lacking the sense of sight. However, in William Shakespeare’s King Lear, blindness is not a physical disability, it is more like psychological defect. Blindness operates a important position in King Lear, it leads to the tragedy, and provide a based understanding to the audience that the truth might be hidden in disguise. King Lear, Gloucester, and Albany are the particular characters who are blinded to the truth by their position and emotion. They eventually found the sight and able to see the truth after the events tragically happened.
In Oedipus’ case, the tragic flaw is that of hubris, or being too confident in one’s own abilities. Sophocles believes that this is at the peak of human flaws, as the predominant group of the time, Humanists, believed that humans were ingenious and walking among the gods. Sophocles decided to counter this by showing just how dangerous this kind of thinking can be, and what kind of detrimental side effects it can have on not only the perpetrator, but those around them as well. This flaw leads Oedipus to abandon his own self-control and find out more than was beneficial to him. It is shown to be a poor character trait throughout the play as he is first arrogant in the face of the oracle, Tiresias, causing himself to
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision since his reasoning to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
His encounter with the uncanny goes on to not only show the slow degeneration of Marlow’s conscious, but to show him as a receptive, fallible, character. To have someone die at your feet is devastating, but to find a way to hide yourself from that sight shows a level of massive psychological trauma. This occurs when Marlow’s helmsman dies from a native weapon. Marlow says, “To tell you the truth, I was morbidly anxious to change my shoes and socks. […]I had found out I had been striving after something altogether without