Shakespeare expresses the philosophy of pathos through Macduff and Lady Macduff. Throughout Act IV of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macduff is pitied by the readers over the loss of his family. Lady Macduff is sympathized by the audience, for her husband left his children and wife to go to England. The dramatic irony of the audience have knowledge that the Macduff family was going to be massacred allows the audience to pity Lady Macduff. In conclusion, Shakespeare uses pathos, the philosophy of evoking emotions such as pity from the audience, throughout Act IV of the play so that the audience can pity Macduff and Lady
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
Creon vs. Antigone: Who is more tragic? In the story of Antigone, Creon and Antigone go through tragic events such as getting themselves killed in attempt of saving others or getting their family killed because of their own selfishness and pride. Speaking of selfishness and pride, Creon has self-inflicted suffering and guilt on himself at the end of the story because of those two. For one of the reasons being: He made his son turned against him and made him meet his demise. That chains onto him having his wife Eurydice committing suicide as well as Antigone (his niece) also committing suicide.
Creon’s son Haemon kills himself when he finds Antigone dead, Creon's wife also kills herself once she hears of Haemon's death. Thus leading Creon to see the errors of his ways and leaving him in sadness over the death of his family, creating him the tragic
Macbeth is a tragedy chronicling a highly esteemed man’s demise, due to his transformation into a ruthless and apathetic human being. Regardless of his tyrannous behaviour, is Macbeth deserving of sympathy because of the external forces that meddled in his affairs? Francesco Aristide Ancona and Mary Ives Thompson attempt to deal with this question and the impact of gender roles in their essay, “ He says/ She says: Shakespeare’s Macbeth (A gender/ personality study).” Ancona and Thompson argue in their essay that Macbeth’s downfall was ultimately because of his wife, Lady Macbeth. “ Macbeth’s real tragedy is his marriage.” Macbeth suffered so much pain and grief at the hands of his “fiendlike” wife. She is the primary reason for transforming
When his father died, he returned home in vengeance. When his sister went crazy, his first reaction was anger and pain, but it then turned to anger seeing how affected she was by her father’s death. Later on when she dies, he storms out filled with rage and at her funeral, he was crying so much that Hamlet fought him to prove he was affected more. Hamlet and Laertes are character foils for one another.
She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire. The death of her relatives are instrumental in reducing her to poverty, as do the desires, the costly “epic fornications” of her forebears. Her own promiscuous sexual desire destroys her reputation and her professional career. (Henthorne ) The death of her relatives leaves deep scars on Blanche’s soul, but even deeper scares are
Wert thou as young as I, Juliet thy love / An hour but married, Tybalt murderèd / Doting like me, and like me banishèd / Then mightst thou speak, then mightst thou tear thy hair. And fall upon the ground, as I do now / Taking the measure of an unmade grave.” (lll, lll, 67-74) Unable to articulate the passion he feels, the exiled lover exclaims the chaos he’s had to suffer. He views the grave as a real option to end his life and to end this anguish. Despondent over a lost love, the forlorned new husband seeks solace in
Have you ever hated someone and feel that if you have the opportunity you could kill him/her? Did you ever fell that if he/she dies you will be happy or get redemption? Well our author “Sylvia Plath” feels that way in her poem Daddy, when she was trying to kill her father that she was see him as an evil monster, and tried to show us her life that she pictured it like hell, even when she lived with her husband that she was seeing him as an evil monster, so she wrote this poem and expressed her desire for death, which is the main theme in the poem, by using various types of literary devices like: repetition, allusion and hyperbole….. Plath uses the repetition device to develop and emphasize the theme of “death”, when she tries to kill her father
The first character trait a tragic hero must fulfill is to awake a feeling of pity and fear in the audience. This happens at the point where Hamlet is thinking about suicide were he gets an interesting character (Act 1 Scene 2 p.23, 25). Furthermore, Hamlet is tough, grief world and upset with his mother’s love life with her new husband Claudius. He also feels betrayed when his mother marries his fathers brother so soon after his father’s death and he says “she married. O, most wicked speed, to post/ With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!”.