Another symbol is Madeline Usher. She symbolizes the evil side of a person. When she comes back to the house, Poe writes, “...fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death-agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse, and a victim to the terrors he had anticipated.” Madeline came back and killed her brother; adding a creepiness to how he died. In a big way, Poe uses symbolism to add a tone to the story and cast more fearful
When he took his final breath he was shot by mistake. For the person who shot him had in mind that he was the killer of his wife but it was none other than Daisy herself, but Gatsby took the blame for the death anyways and ended up dying for his love. Jay Gatsby was deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan, he went to get measures to get everything for her but in the end just to have it turn to dust. His influence on people made them question who he was, his grand master plan was his own tragic flaw, and his fall from grace was his way out of all the lies he told. He has been spared all the hate that
As a result to her selfish actions her husband ends up being killed and his life insurance policy provides her with the $50,000, this was all because of greed. She was upset because she realized that her selfishness killed her husband and she was overcome with grief. Shirley Jackson said, “She felt
(Euripides 31). Medea takes pity on herself. This is why the whole play is so horrific. She thinks because she has lost one loved one she must punish him. In result she lost all her loved ones because she murders her own children.
A very dependent person from her family, but for the main part from her father. Imagine that you receive the news that your father was killed and you are specially dependen from that person. Now imagine that the person that killed your father was the person you are truly in love with. When Ophelia knew that Hamlet had killed Polonius she turned insane. Losing a parent can turn anyone insane especially if it was killed by a special person from you.
He fits all the criteria for a tragic hero; he has a flaw, hubris, that eventually leads to his downfall. This downfall is when he causes his son and wife’s deaths by sentencing Antigone to death and eventually killing her. Also, Creon realizes his flaw in the end, which is the final criteria for a tragic hero. Creon's suffering was defiantly insisted upon through his pride, and it most definitely made him much, much worse. Therefore, with a life both tragic and saddening, Creon is the tragic hero in
In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the Capulets and Montage's end their feud after the tragedy itself. “O brother Montague, give me thy hand” (Shakespeare 5.3 Page 13). Capulet has realized the harm and effects of the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’ after losing his precious treasure he felt guilt due to all the cruel words he had said to Juliet. The feud is an important aspect of the book because it was the reason for all the deaths and secrecy. “Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.” (Shakespeare Prologue page 1.)
The suicide of Creon son already made Creon realize that he made a mistake convicting Antigone. Haemon's death symbolizes Creon's mistake of convicting Antigone. Because of Haemon's death: “Your [Creon] wife [Eurydice] is dead, the mother of this slaughtered son. / Her wound is fresh, but the breath of life is gone” (53). Now Creon's wife and son are dead because of his actions.
Brutus heard of this and made an army as well with Cassius. The two armies faced off, and things began to look bad for the conspirators. Cassius thought Titinius was captured and decided to kill himself, saying “Oh, coward that I am, to live so long, To see my best friend ta'en before my face!” Titinius then became sad when he saw Cassius dead and he killed himself too. So when Brutus saw the two of them dead, he asked the favor of his servant to hold the sword out so he could run onto it. Brutus died a tragic death because he made the tragic flaw of killing
After pushing away every member of his family and causing confusion throughout the kingdom, Creon is faced with a new reality- he lost everything. He sent Antigone away to be locked up till her own death takes her, his son Haimon and his wife Eurydice took their own lives, and the prophet and people of the city look down upon Creon as he aches for his own death. Creon comes to a quick realization of his misfortunes at the sound of his poor wife 's last breath. With fear, he states "I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife.