Creon, Tool of Despair Of the one hundred and twenty plays and tales Sophocles had written during his time, only seven have survived to today and Antigone a tale of the constant turmoil of the royal family of Thebes is one of those few ancient tales. Creon, the new king of the city of Thebes, strives for justice and absolute loyalty to the crown, however, after he discovered that an unidentified citizen had defied one of his recently announced laws, he inflicted his fury on himself and those around him. Creon is the tragic figure that functions as an instrument of the suffering of others and contributes to the tragic vision of the story, Antigone by Sophocles, as a whole by threatening his subjects and family with death, ignoring the thoughts of his elders and peers, and bringing the feeling of death to himself and also death itself to those around him.
… Am I to be thought the only criminal when all human kind sinned against me?” (Ch.8) and without the acceptance he yearned for, he became bitter and resentful, acting out ruthlessly. The monster was completely misunderstood and at no stage a welcome guest. In spite of his benevolent and kind spirit, he was beaten up and even shot at. No one was willing to attempt to understand him except for Agathe who was blind, but even that was short lived as Felix was quick to attack the creature. Although labelled as a horrifying monster, nothing but his exterior fit this description, until he was discriminated by society.
I have killed my son and my wife. I look for comfort; my comfort lies here dead. Whatever my hands have touched has come to nothing. Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust" (Sophocles 14). Creon learns that his actions set off the events leading to his family 's death and his ultimate downfall.
The character in this poem is a very angered and vengefulness! He can’t get rid of the pain or the anger he has for many people. The author states,” The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Montresor was enraged at Fortunato. Fortunato had injured thousands of people, including himself. Thus, anger had led him to a horrible mistake that he would later regret.
In spite of every warning thrown his way, Creon failed to acknowledge the fact that everyone conforming to his law wasn’t proper leadership; “HAEMON. So I beg you Father, don’t entrench yourself in your opinion as if everyone else was wrong. The kind of man who always thinks that he
He hates himself and often inflicts physical pain on himself. "He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify, himself" to never forget what he has done (141). To him, it is a bad thing that Hester is shown publicly as a sinner, but people forget that. What is far worse than public shame is his own inner shame that he feels constantly and privately. Knowing what only he and Hester know, the secret eats away at him and drives him close to insanity.
After this, another huge conflict was when Jack tried to take over leadership from Ralph. This created so much chaos because of what Jack's mindset was over Ralph. Ralph represents civilization, democracy, and living by rules, so when Jack, who is a dictator with an instinct for savagery and violence took command, things got ugly. "He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling." (Golding 64).
The ignorance of political leaders and people in general is an astonishing large problem just as it has been in the past. This problem is clearly reflected in literature, and nowhere is this problem more evident than in Sophocles’ Greek drama Oedipus. The ignorance of one often has an effect on many and it's last for generations. Ignorance is a lethal condition in one form of another, it harms many, and it seems to be genetic; all of these aspects apply to the stories of Oedipus. Ignoren people and their actions have often horrendous effect on the people around them, and no one is immune.
Through recounting his life, Equality 7-2521 is able to recognize how he always had an inner voice that was suppressed by his society because it was telling him to be an individual and put his personal wants above the wants of his fellow brothers. In a world where no one is able to think privately, Equality 7-2521 breaks away from the only moral belief system he has ever been taught and
Thus he lashes out at everyone, alienates his wife, loses her to her madness and despair and ultimately finds himself utterly alone having lost everything yet he is unable or unwilling to surrender or admit defeat and so instead he fights to the bitter end.” (Evelyn O’Connor, Macbeth’s Soliloquies). The tragic hero’s hardship is not always wholly deserved. The punishment does often exceed the crime. Some argue that Macbeth does not entirely deserve to die as a result of his actions. Macbeth is a play of tragedy.