In The Odyssey, Odysseus discovers from the ghost of his comrade Elpenor that he is dead. This evokes sadness in Odysseus, which leads him to inquire the cause of death and Elpenor explains “ 'it was all bad luck, and my own unspeakable drunkenness” (Hom. Od.11.60-61). Elpenor fell of the roof of Circe’s house while asleep and broke his neck. Elpenor pleads with Odysseus to give him full burial rites so his soul can go to hades.
Unfortunately he realized his mistake too late to rescue them. He realized that Antigone was right about burying Polyneices her brother. When Creon went to let Antigone free she was already dead as well as his son and wife. Creon states, “…by my stubbornness, oh my son, so young, to die so young, and all because of me”. (Scene 3, Lines 105-107).
and he pretends he never met Roderigo before. He stabbed Roderigo and yelled “O Murd’rous slave! O villain” (V. i. 63). Iago literally stabbed Roderigo to death. If Iago didn’t come up with the plan to kill Cassio or if he let Roderigo leave, Roderigo would have
As of that, the prince decides to kill him to prevent him from marrying his beloved which causes the death and rebirth archetype because after a while Inigo Montoya hears him scream and he calls it the torture of all time like the one he sounded like when his father's dead. Therefore, he goes and tries to save him, but it's too late. Eventually, they find the miracle man who offers them a potion to make Wesley alive again or his rebirth. All of these are examples fit the situational archetypes category. Next, character archetypes follow.
Being under a dictatorship can demolish any kind of sanity one has. Now Ralph has realized what power and manipulation can do to one person. He never intentionally plans on becoming a savage, and unfortunately, he misses his dignity. In response, Boyd comments, “It is rather the coming of an awareness of darkness, of the evil in man’s heart that was present in the children all along” (Boyd 27). His elaboration explains how the beast was not only in Ralph but in all of the young boys.
Before my body / I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff, / And damn’d be him that first cries, “Hold, enough!”” (5.8.30-35). Macbeth’s final words before he gets killed by Macduff. Macbeth has spent his life up to that time either being influenced by others like the Witches and Lady Macbeth, or trying to cheat destiny in order to feed his ambitions and he realizes that he has been a simple victim of fate all
“The one in the grave before her death, the other, dead, denied the grave. This is your crime.” (scene 5 lines 80-83). Tragically, Creon did not change his mind until it was too late. Finally, he realized, “the laws of the gods are mighty, and a man must serve them to the last day of his life!”
This affects Beowulf because his reputation is vital to him. Beowulf fires back with a reminder that Unferth killed his own kin. “[...] and the forthright Unferth, admired by all for his mind and courage, although under a cloud for killing his brothers, reclined near the king” (1164-1167). To prove himself, Beowulf informs the King Hrothgar of his new expedition, killing Grendel. “Grendel was the name of this grim demon haunting the marches, marauding round the heath and the desolate fens; he had dwelt for a time in misery among the banished monsters, Cain's clan, whom the creator had outlawed and condemned as outcasts.”
As Ralph fights back Golding writes, “in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped hair, Ralph wept for the end of innocence.” (202) Saying this the author shows ralphs softer side and
Killing Macduff’s family was Macbeth’s last straw. His ambition to become king and stay king led to his death. As the play suggests, too much ambition can be harmful. Macbeth’s inability to keep it in check proved it to be
Edgar Allen Poe, “The Cask of Amontillad In Edgar Allen Poe’s, The Cask of Amontillado, there are several ironies that occur. I am torn as to if Montressor actually achieved his actual goal which is retaliation against Fortunado. Once Montressor locks him away he states that his heart grew sick because of the dampness. It was for a second that his concious got to him about what he did to Fortunado.
In Brave New World Bernard feels oppressed, resulting in his determination to break away from the seemingly utopian society. While discussing the hypocrisy of conditioning with Lenina, Bernard discusses the feeling of being enslaved, “No the real problem is: How is it that I can’t, or rather because, after all, I know quite well why I can’t -- what would it be like If I could, if I were free -- not enslaved by my conditioning” (Huxley 78). Bernard’s life is always controlled; therefore, he ponders on what life would be like if he was self-determining. He has a longing to break away from the seemingly utopian society; thus ending his mental deterioration that is prevalent due to his lack of control. Furthermore, Bernard receives a permit to visit the Mexican Reservation as a holiday.
After careful consideration, Wallace discusses his desire for Physician-Assisted-Suicide (PAS) with his family and doctor. PAS is the voluntary termination of one’s own life by administration of a lethal substance with the direct or indirect assistance of a physician (CITE). However, PAS
List 4 examples of these motifs from the book. 1 Death A) Allan 's death Motivated Anne to commit suicide B) JS death encouraged David to forgive him for all that he has put him through, and put that chapter of his life behind him. C) Wanuk banishes people to the fringes out of fear (mass sterilizations) that their reproduction would lead to the death of the true Human Form.
There is nothing more powerful than love and in Erin Morgenstern’s fantasy novel, The Night Circus, this theme is exemplified. Love can overcome even the most powerful obstacles and barriers. Love has no boundaries, love will prevail all else, and love will save all. Morgenstern encompasses this by building powerful relationships between the characters to demonstrate mysteriousness and sacrifice. Celia sacrifices the match for love, for Marco.