Although he was ashamed of the life he had been living, he realized that the mistakes were his own, and no one can bear the weight but him. He even said it himself “No one but me can bear this weight.” The grave consequences which Oedipus suffered in the end consisted of the loss of his mother/ wife by suicide, as well as his grief becoming a threat to himself, as he stabbed his own eyes out, blinding him permanently. After suffering dreadful pain from these actions in grief, Oedipus went on to face the other consequences given by the gods and Creon. He cursed himself many times in the book saying that whoever killed Laius should be banished or killed, and he would even go on to be cursed by his wrongful actions of incest. Creon, then took Oedipus’ words and made them reality, by banishing him to somewhere out of
Baltsaser Gracian, a well-known seventeenth century Spanish philosopher stated, “a single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.” People in the Maycomb county are burdened by the miserable case of Tom Robison. His death heavily weighs on Mayella Violet Ewell’s heart and the rest of her life is destined to be surrounded by an atmosphere that is filled with sorrow, regrets, and guilt because of the world’s largest falsehood that she made. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, she clearly points out the horror of telling lies. Lies are not the best solutions; they’re like the gifts from Satan, which can cause more troublesome problems that will ruin people’s life and soul. The reasons that arose for Mayella choose to tell lies instead
No individual, however, deserves the suffering these accused witches are forced to experience. Their society turned its back on them; they are beaten, tortured, humiliated, excommunicated. These previously God-loving citizens were warped for straying from their religion’s ideals. At one point, Reverend Hale approaches Proctor and his wife begging the question, “. .
Here, this justifies that Oedipus feels extremely embarrassed due to the fact that he has caused such a destruction to the entire society. The phrase, “this weight of monstrous doom,” represents Oedipus’s impactful actions towards the state, his family, and himself and indicates his negative viewpoint upon himself. He drags himself down and feels the heavy weight of his predetermined actions arising as he reflects on his entire existence. He would have rather not been alive than live a life with such sins and guilt weighing down his reputation and pride. Moreover, the word “monstrous” connotes the concept of his horrible actions and the fate that lead him to this, taking over his whole identity like a monster and punishing him for his deeds.
He himself committed that sin so he had to suffer move than his companions, who supported him for his crime. And then he became conscious about his crime when all his companions falling down death only for his crime. His sense of solitude and his guilty soul, the body of his dead companions, all gave him horrific mental torture. The curse which was present in the eyes of his dead companions could not give him peace even for a moment. Moreover, he tried to pray but could
It cannot be!” replied Mr. Hooper. ‘Then farewell!’ said Elizabeth.”(280) Because of Hoopers unnamed sin, and his inability to lift the veil, he lost his wife, whom he dearly loved. However, Hooper never lifted the veil, and Elizabeth eventually returned to care for Hooper. Overall, sin can be a devastating account, as stated by Robert Wright, “It is also about the beginning of evil--about how and why sin and suffering entered human experience and stayed there” Sin is a great evil, and continues to purge this world
Like Hamlet, I began to notice the betrayal and corruption in the world around me and in my family. In Hamlet, the main character constantly felt like he was being targeted. Hamlets pain from the death of his father and the betrayal of his uncle and mother hurt him so deeply that he could no longer function like he did once before. Hamlet was told by his father to get revenge for his death, and Hamlet went mad in the process from the constant plotting and corruption. Although I did not have to seek vengeance for anyone 's death, the moment I saw my mother crying on the kitchen floor, I chose a side and it was hers.
However he was sorry for what he had done to her, he notices that his daughter "did not know of my sorrow, dying. Poor child. How could she know" (Walker:4). Magdalena was stubborn and did not open her heart to her father as she saw herself on the ruins of her life and she could not have the same love life with anyone else than Manuelito. However, the father comes to the conscious that his mistreatment and preconceptions destroyed Magdalena 's life and he is sorrowful.
Orlick’s constant animosity and hunger for revenge has only filled him up with negative emotions for several years, making him unhappy and unable to enjoy life. Pip was also injured in the process demonstrating how revenge harms the victim and the seeker. In the end, Orlick never fulfilled his revenge by trying to kill Pip. Instead, Pip asked, “‘Is it Pumblechook’s house that has been broken into, then?’‘That’s it, Pip,’ said Joe…‘But he knowed Orlick, and Orlick’s in the county jail’”(497). With his overflowing resentment for Pip, he decides to make a premature decision to break into Pumblechook’s house.
Do you want to know how the evil girl changed? Well.. One day a battle in her mind made her realize that its not her that wants the boy. The misery she had caused him she realised was wrong. And the guilt made her sad. So sad.. That it affected her body.