Throughout the beginning of the short story, Antigone shows herself as a stubborn intuitive person towards the separate characters. First, Antigone does not fear King Creon at any point; Antigone only worries about her brother Polyneices. Proud, and strong, Antigone says, “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way”. (Sophocles, Act 1). Determination basically describes Antigone as she will not let Creon stand in her way as she will bury her brother, Polyneices, even if Creon tries to stop her from doing so.
If there was no consequences he would assassinate Duncan with no worries but committing treason worries him. In Holinshed's works, the guilty conscience is also a message through King Kenneth after he butchered his nephew. King Kenneth conscience tormented him about how the eternal God will forever know and will punish him and he believes he deserves
I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(Miller 143). His repetition of “name” represents his obsession with his reputation and how there is no way he should be allowed to be negatively compared to “dust on the feet”. Proctor’s request to leave his name allows him to die in a positive and courageous
Once she hears Hero talking about how Benedick is in love with her she opens herself to the sensitivitis and weaknesses of love. Unlike Hero who is will do anything her father asks and will agree to an arranged marraige to marry anybody that her father picks, Beatrice refuses to marry because she feels that she has not found the perfect man for her? While Hero is willing to have a controlling husband, Beatrice shows that she wants to have her own and answer to no man. She 's not having that. Her favorite target is Benedick, with whom she has something of a history, to the extent that she exercises her talent for mocking him on the poor unsuspecting messenger and takes the first opportunity to needle him once he arrives.
Antigone is loyal to her brother Polyneices and Creon is against Polyneices because he feels he betrayed the city. Throughout the story the two clash with hatred, but Antigone’s role in the cities society made Creon a Tragic hero. Even though Antigone is Creon's niece, It is no surprise that she goes against his decree to bury her brother. She explains to her sister that she wants to bring honour to her family and not betray her brother, “Yes. I’ll do duty to my brother and yours as well, if you’re not prepared to I won’t be caught betraying him”(line 58).
When their hypocrisy in torturing only Orestes is objected to, as his mother committed mariticide and was not hounded, they defend themselves, arguing “[i]t [was] not kindred blood,” and thus it “[did] not count” (III.165). Once the gods threaten to take their powers of retribution from them, they are quick to insist that “[n]o man today / [w]ill stray from virtue / [w]ho knows that Justice / [m]ay strike tomorrow” (III.414-417). This defense relies upon man’s fear of retribution, and the assumption that without it, all men would commit acts of
Even though Lady Macbeth has ambition like her husband she fears Macbeth’s nature “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” (15-20). After reading the letter from her husband which recounts the witches' prophesy, Lady Macbeth's thoughts immediately turn to murder. The problem with that is Macbeth has ambition, but he doesn’t have the nerve to see it through.
He pushes it to the back of his mind and focuses on the battle rather than Lady Macbeth’s demise. In Scene 8, before Macbeth is slain, the last thing he says is “Lay on Macduff, / And damn’d be him that first cries, ‘Hold, enough!”. He is eager to be strong to the end – attempting to keep the qualities that he was once respected
Hamlet from Hamlet asserts, “To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation.” (Act 3, Sc 1) Hamlet believes that death is the only way out. Death is to be embraced because it is the only way to escape the pain from this world. Death was an eye opener in a different way to Hamlet. It forced him to think differently, but in a way where his actions are very careless.
Aforementioned in this paper, Hamlet is of the school of belief that life is essentially worthless in the end- that in all its glory and grandeur, it is simply farcical to even attempt anything that does not provide immediate necessity to the individual because ultimately it has no bearing on society, there is no good or evil, there is only death and its living companions. But Hamlet merits that death too has its uncertainties, and (because of his Catholic faith) acknowledges that he will go to Hell if he kills himself, so he decides to continue, motivated further to at least live long enough to avenge his father’s death by killing Claudius. Here too Hamlet faces a dilemma whereupon he ventures out to kill Claudius only to find that he is repenting of his mortal sin of killing Old King Hamlet and thus clearing his path to heaven. Hamlet resolves to catch him in his whereabouts some other time in which he is not graced by the spirit of forgiveness, so that Claudius is to suffer an eternal torment- which Hamlet decides is the only punishment that will indeed fit the crime. In so choosing to do this, the true madness is revealed in the lapse of judgement Hamlet exercises by choosing to take it upon himself to kill the king- will he not also bear responsibility for Claudius’s death, and therefore susceptible to the same eternal discipline as his
Creon has the guards take him away while saying, “I don’t exist any more; I’m no one. The lesson from "Antigone" is that you have to be ready to accept the consequences of your convictions. Not only is Antigone loyal to her brother and her religious beliefs, brave when confronted with danger and death, but she accepts the consequence (death) before
Due to the concerns he is having, Macbeth is still sane because he thinks about it before committing the actions. While Macbeth is contemplating whether or not to kill Duncan, he thinks about the consequence that will come afterward by stating: “his [Duncan’s] virtues / Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against / The deep damnation of his taking-off” (1.7.18-20). This simile compares the the begging of his goodness to the angels’ compelling speech against all the wrongs that have been done to him. Even though Macbeth eventually is going to kill Duncan, he admits that Duncan is a virtuous king. In his head, he is rationalizing Duncan’s death by stating that Duncan’s good deeds will compensate bloody way of dying.
She uses this term to appeal to the Misfit 's emotions in order to live. The grandmother insincerely calls the misfit a good man because she simply would do anything to survive, even if that means lying. She does it because she doesn’t care about anyone but herself. She completely disregards her own son 's life in favor of her own. The Grandmother in "A good Man is Hard to Find seems to only care about herself.
In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family. Creon is now faced with the decision to uphold the law or pardon his family. Despite Creon’s right decision to uphold the law, his family perishes at their own hand. Creon’s decision to punish Antigone is a right decision and is one that any good leader would make. He is not an evil man but one who is looking out for the state.
Although Macbeth experiences guilt before he kills Duncan, he reaches an entire new level of paranoia and fear after he chooses to complete the plan. The Thane of Glamis has nightmares, hears voices, and refuses to talk or think about the deed. While Macbeth chooses to pin the blame on others and convinces himself that the death needed to occur, the murder was of no fault but his own. The death of King Duncan is the most prominent event in Macbeth that not only commences Macbeth’s mental deterioration, but also shows that he was not forced by anything or anybody to commit any sinful acts. Following the moment when he paints his hands with King Duncan’s scarlet blood, Macbeth slowly spirals toward the realm of