Furthermore, after Orual convinces her sister to betray her husband, Psyche is banished, but Orual denies any culpability for her sister’s exile. Rather, Orual blames the gods for failing to guide her. She exclaims, “You are all my enemies now. None of you will ever do me good again. I see now only executioners” (Lewis 199).
“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride” (Sophocles 42). The tragedy Antigone, by Sophocles, highlights a multitude of essential themes, including the undoing of those with excessive pride. Creon, full of pride, refuses to listen to reason, locking away Antigone for her eventual death. The theme of pride leading to one’s downfall is shown through Haimon, the Choragus, and Tiresias.
There now is no female, or anima, figure in Lear’s life. Therefore there is nobody to stop Lear’s brash actions Almost immediately following Cordelia’s exile, Lear impulsively gives all his land to the awful Goneril and Regan. Needless to say, he regrets this decision later in the story.
Nick put it best when he said, ¨ They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” There were many people to blame for the tragic ending of The Great Gatsby but the one who had possibly some of the most responsibility is Daisy. Daisy’s materialistic attitude and her ditziness and her dishonesty toward Gatsby and Tom contributed immensely to the outcome of the book. Her irresponsible and childish behavior indeed led to the great tragedy of The Great Gatsby. One of Daisy’s failing traits is her materialistic attitude.
The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness. The fact that Creon’s stupidity led to the ‘slaying and dying’ of his loved ones, this is positive in that it ensures that the change will be lasting, and his mistakes will not be repeated. Consequences and losses help ensure that people will remedy their flawed qualities, and that the sacrifices of the people involved in rebellion are not in
Cyrano leads himself to believe the hearsay that he is not worthy of anything, let alone love. His corrupted mind insists he is not, and never will be, striking enough because of his nose. Cyrano’s one true love, Roxanne, has no idea he loves her because he has allowed himself to believe that she could never be in love with his beastly semblance. It is human nature to believe oneself to have worse features and flaws, which in turn leads to self-devaluing or self-destruction, as Cyrano clearly demonstrates.
Significantly he tells inconvenient truths to the King with the unbridled insolence of a conscience. The King’s descent into madness comes when, importantly, he banishes his Fool ' '.(2016:278).In fact, King Lear is a masterpiece of psychological insight into human nature. In this tragedy scene, the picture which Shakespeare has painted of King Lear becomes completely reversed here. Indeed, Many characters have flaws affecting their decisions in English literature, they made mistakes only to realize them later.
Sight and blindness play a major role in the play Oedipus The King. Oedipus believes that he knows what is best; while, in reality he is blind to the truth. Once Oedipus is no longer blind to the truth he realizes that attempts to change his fate are futile. The significance of being able to see both figuratively and literally is emphasized in the story of Oedipus. For example when Teiresias says, “ You have your eyes but see not where you are in sin” (I, 483), this quote expresses that they do not only mean physical blindness, but they refer to Oedipus’ ignorance as well.
Edward was ready to split up the kingdom in order to keep Piers Gaveston with him. He was not afraid of anyone, not even of his wife, and he lived the life the way he wanted. At the same time he was a victim of a malicious crime by his wife Isabella and her lover Mortimer, but when he realised that it was too late. Therefore, his incompetence and negligence led him to his deposition and murder. Marlowe’s Edward II earns no respect until his imprisonment when he realizes what he has lost in losing the kingship.
John condescendingly calls his wife “blessed little goose” (79) and “little girl” (83) presenting the soft yet disdainful terms of endearment meant solely for a child. His condescending and overbearing paternal behavior is further revealed when he dismisses her thoughts and belittles her imagination calling them “false and foolish fancy” (83). In addition to this, John forbids his wife from writing “until she (I) is well again” (76) despite her disagreement that “congenial work with excitement and change would do her (me) good” (76). He uses his status as a “physician of high standing” (76) to silence his wife’s impending opinion, establishing that “he is so wise” (82) and can be “trusted as a physician”
His hubris, pride, let the truth be seen as false or not be seen at all. Second, Oedipus was physically blind. His physical blindness played into the role of the Greek tragedy. The blindness completed the tragedy for Oedipus. Every Greek Tragedy is supposed to end with the main characters experiencing their own personal tragedy.
In the play Oedipus The King, Oedipus ran from his destiny, blinded by truth. The overall cause of Oedipus ' trragic downfall is his unwillingness to accept his “GOD” given fate. Therefore, Oedipus The King is an example of a tragic hero, in view of the fact that tragic events will happen if you don 't hark your destiny. At the end of the play, he was a blind man who hated himself for his evil deeds. For this reason Oedipus The King can be considered a tragic hero because he committed an action which ultimately
Many times it is not because of age that the mind goes crazy, but the length of time a sane mind is kept in an unhealthy environment. The authors use the adjunct characters in both King Lear, by William Shakespeare, and Sunset Boulevard, by Billy Wilder, to indicate why the main characters, Lear and Norma, are so delusional. Comparing the two we can see a pattern of “loyalty to a fault” that, in the end, leads to the main characters’ downfalls. Examining King Lear, we can see that Kent is responsible for King Lear’s delusion of power. In Sunset Boulevard, Max is to blame for Norma’s false sense of pomp.
Two short stories that are very interesting and different is "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "Cathedral. " They are very distinguished with the themes of each short story. In "The Rocking Horse Winner" one of the many themes is obsession and a person can perceive that reading throughout the whole short story. In "Cathedral" one of the main themes is understanding and to see that a person has to read the whole story and see that in the end. The difference between the two short stories "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "Cathedral" " are the ideas of each of the stories are so disparate.