The Power of Change Sometimes the best lessons can be learned not through role models, but rather from people that made past mistakes or unwise decisions. From the play, we can learn many lessons from the king Creon. He makes many mistakes and harms many people through his actions, it’s not until Creon loses everything he loves that he realizes his mistakes and learns from them. In Sophocles 's tragic play Antigone, through Creon’s character we learn that in order to be a successful leader and or person one must not be only strict but also needs to be accommodating to our citizen’s/people’s demands. A rightful, just and successful leader has to be able to know when to listen to his people and when it’s necessary to adapt to the people’s will.
Bad decisions are something all teens make and they are usually reversible, but the decisions Romeo made were irreversible. In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , Romeo made bad decisions that affected the whole story. If Romeo had not went to the party, some of the problems that happened, could have been easily avoided. For example, If Romeo just stayed away from the party, Tybalt would not have gotten angry at Romeo and he would not have wanted to kill him. Another reason is that Romeo and Juliet would not have even met if he didn't go to the party.
One important example is when Cassius is trying to get Brutus to join the conspiracy. Instead of using weapons to force him to help, he convinces Brutus with his words. Even though everything Cassius says is not truthful and he uses Brutus’ ego to help, Brutus believes him and agrees with him. This proves what something simple as a few words can do. After Caesar’s death, Brutus makes a speech that convinces everyone that what he did was right.
In this story, revenge can be said to be used in an innocent way. In this story, revenge is instilled into Madame Phloi from the fat man’s actions. Before Thapthim’s death, Madame Phloi had not shown any intention of killing the fat man. After Thapthim’s death, Madame Phloi acted. If revenge was not present in this story, the plot would have stayed the same.
They also lay the foundation for the occurrence of the incidents unfolding in the play, by outlining the background to the present actions. The Chorus at times seems to directly affect the action in the play. They assume different roles at different times. This is necessary for the progress of the tragic action of the play. In Greek tragedy, it was considered
Without irony an author’s story will not be as interesting and will not keep the reader or audience’s attention for too long. Above dramatic irony was very sufficient because the reader knew about John’s affair, although Reverend Hale was unaware. This may have grabbed the reader’s attention more and lead them to suspension as to how or if Hale would find out. In my example of verbal irony, it was used in a form of sarcasm when it almost seems as if the outcome was backwards. For instance the innocents should live while the accused should be the one to die.
There is an ample amount of evidence that suggests Socrates delivered his death speech in order to not outrun death, but to outrun wickedness, which was far more dangerous. The author also gives many reasons why death would be okay. In example, Socrates explains that he would have died without
There is a lot to be learned in the play about integrity. Integrity is immensely important for someone to be a considered a “good person,” In The Crucible, we learn a lot about the characters. Proctor gets his integrity by deciding to get hanged before he lives with a lie. Hale regains his integrity by abandoning his position. It is incredibly important to have integrity because without it, people may not
By reading this play I was able to get a depth insight of several of the characters, question the norms of society I live in today and analyze the specific relationship between Antigone and Creon. I learned Creon’s villainous character had gradually become benevolent by the end of the play. Also, that the norms of society I live in are something I do not completely agree on, such as gender roles based on biological sex. Creon, king of Thebes was one of the main characters who he had a major impact in the play. The author shows Creon’s
He states this in his opening monologue as he says, “Man must have an ideal, mine is to achieve maximum power.” Having this said flat out to us as the reader or audience is very helpful because it gives us a clear picture of who Orlando will be as a character. We see this exhibited in many other parts of his life. For example, he is determent to keep his wife out of his will so he can have the power over all the money he has. Also, we see his need for power as he uses physical power over Nena later in the play. Orlando also has