Creon cares extremely about his country of Thebes and creates his own laws. He mentions that, “There's been a group of grumblers in this town: men who can hardly abide by my rule, who nod and whisper, chafing beneath my law, who are not in love with it at all,” (Sophocles, 203). He speaks these words with anger towards whoever disobeys him. His extreme love for his country shows his noble stature which causes him to punish those who do not love Thebes as passionately as he does. Creon has the appearance of good, but when he chooses to not bury Polyneices, which goes against the beliefs of the Gods by not honoring him, he shows his tragic flaw.
The nature of John and Elizabeth’s relationship is unhealthy because their words and actions towards each other reveal a sense of hostility, mistrust, and lack of affection. John Proctor’s words towards Elizabeth signal irritation and annoyance. John Proctor, the main character of The Crucible, has an affair with a much younger girl, Abigail Williams, breaking his wife, Elizabeth’s trust in him. Her suspicion of him rises when he tells her he was in a room alone with Abigail. Elizabeth’s growing mistrust begins to aggravate John, which is revealed when he says, “I’ll not have your suspicion any more” (489).
In the short story it is ironic that the victims name is Fortunato and he is meant with an unfortunate task. Verbal irony is shown all throughout the story but one major issue is when Montressor says, “Your health is precious...You are a man to be missed”. His health is precious but he is leading him to his death! All three forms of irony are shown in the short story. Situational irony is shown when the nonexistent cask of Amontillado turns out to be a casket for Fortunato.
Montresor’s family crest was a leading contributor to his determination, “Nemo me impune lacessit” (Poe, paragraph 24). This means nobody attacks me without punishment. In, “The Cask of Amontillado”, we are not enlightened as to what Fortunato did to Montresor, but it clearly upset with him. It is stated in the story that both Montresor and Fortunato come from families with high standings historically. Not following what your family crest stands for would almost be considered shaming it.
Throughout the book, Jaimito is controlling his wife's actions and constantly questioning her, which doesn’t cause him to seem like a great husband or even a kindhearted person. His actions seem to directly result in Dede being depressed and wanting a divorce. Another result of Jaimito’s behavior is that his wife’s sisters begin to disapprove of him and believe that Dede’s life would be better without him. Jaimito is definitely one of the more sinister characters in the novel, besides the murderous, perverted
In Ethan Frome, it is present between Ethan and his wife Zeena; Zeena attempts to get rid of the housekeeper Mattie because she sees what Ethan wants/ sees in her. There is large amounts of mistrust in the Frome household due to much isolation, sickness, and also unequal work load also “when the sense of a partnership is lacking-when your partner is oblivious to or inconsiderate of your needs, this weakens the ties that hold you together” (text 2, lines 26-27). In The Scarlett Letter, Hester Prynne has deep seated mistrust due to the ‘brand’ on the chest, the ‘A’. Hester is full of mistrust because the one she committed adultery with, was also the one that helped with her sentence. Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover.
Like the first quote, Tino’s actions have a negative defect on Paul seeing that Paul thinks that Tino blames him and thinks that he, Paul, is like his brother Erik. Lastly Tino says, “There ain’t no lyin’ down on my crew. You got that?” (Bloor219). Here Tino is treating Paul like a friend which has a positive effect on Paul on the grounds that Paul thought that Tino would never forgive him for Erik’s previously
In the end, the husband’s ignorance to his wife’s condition leads her into psychosis. She believes that she was the woman she saw behind the wallpaper. This is an example of a woman wanting to please her husband so much that she ends up hurting
The Crucible was a fictional story about the Salem Witch Trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts, written by Arthur Miller. A conflict Miller writes about is that many of the characters are motivated by jealousy. Jealousy is a terrible emotion; it brings out the worst in people just because they aren’t getting what they want. Like when Abigail is jealous of Elizabeth because she is married to John Proctor, another example is how Thomas Putnam is jealous of people who have land, and then Ann Putnam is jealous of Goody Nurse for having so many kids when she has none. Abigail Williams let jealousy get the best of her when she lusted after John Proctor.
Dissatisfaction is also demonstrated in The Great Gatsby through Tom and Daisy’s marriage. Tom demonstrated dissatisfaction through his affair with Myrtle Wilson, wife of George Wison. Tom was obviously not satisfied to have just Daisy, and so sought out a mistress to satisfy his desires. Myrtle was not his only mistress. Tom confessed, “ Once in a while I go off on a spreee and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time,” (Fitzergald 131).
In Shakespeare 's play, King Lear, it is brutally obvious that Lear is strongly disliked, or even hated by his two older daughters, Goneril and Regan. In the novel A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, Ginny’s and Rose’s hatred for their father doesn’t appear to be too over the top until the reasons they hate him so much are finally revealed. Both sets of sisters eventually end up retaliating against their fathers after they are given his land. Some may say that the daughters actions against their fathers was cruel, atrocious, and wrong; however, an argument could be made that their actions were justified by how their father had previously treated them. Perhaps Lear and Larry deserved to be treated as they were.
Lastly, Ayn Rand shows opposition to collectivism is with inventions, for example “what is not done collectively cannot be good” (Rand 73). Equality worked on the box alone and because his brothers do not agree with him that they don’t like the new invention. Only those assigned to the home of the scholars are allowed to make inventions. Ayn Rand dramatizes the horror of collectivism by showing how it’s a sin to have your own thoughts and
The tragedy begins with Iago’s soliloquy, here Iago’s envy towards Cassio is immediately conspicuous. He states that Cassio has “Never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows, More than a spinster”. Consequently Iago’s envy is mistaken for jealousy, which is why he comes across as the villain in the play. However, he also tries to disguise his villainous actions by “justifying” them. “Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty” “I am not what I am.” Here Iago is trying to hunt for motives in order to justify his malignity and envy towards Othello.