This bond between Romeo and Juliet, fortified by Friar Lawrence and his hubris, causes a serious issue when Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, challenges Romeo to a duel. Romeo refuses to fight as they are now family by marriage and says, “… But love thee better than thou
The princess only think about her own pain upon seeing her lover marrying another woman, and seems to prefer to watch his death. “How her soul had burned in agony when she seen him rush to meet that woman…” (6). If she truly loved the young man, she would not agonize over her decision to save him. The princess’s inability to think of anyone but herself blinds her to the pain she places on another. “Would it not be better for him to die at once, and go to wait for her in the blessed regions of semi-barbaric futurity?”
Oedipus believes he is a descendant of a god and will never lose his royalty because of his bloodline. He states his lineage to Creon to insure that Creon knows there is no way of dethroning Oedipus other then his death. Even though Creon has no wishes of taking the throne, Oedipus’ pride will not let his belief that Creon is a traitor go. The grudge Oedipus holds against Creon contributes to his stress, emotion, and state of mind which, furthermore leads to his inescapable fate. The next example is ironic and an unknowing internal conflict when Oedipus speaks to Laius’ killer as if he is actually right in front of him and commands him “ to turn his hand against [him]” even though Laius killer is himself (KO 29).
Antony is characterized as a party animal, and a fat guy - someone who goes with the flow. Caesar's death on act three brings out a side of Antony's character that nobody had ever anticipated before: manipulative, vengeful, and unforgiving. The conspirators decided against murdering Antony along with Caesar since they deemed him incapable of any harm. Either, Antony had been hiding this side of his or he is a dynamic character. Not only does this excerpt illustrate Antony's character, but it also embellishes Brutus's character.
The character Romeo embodies the being of a tragic hero throughout the novel; Romeo is of noble birth, he has flaws, and his downfall was his own. Romeo is an easy character to connect with because although he is elevated in society he is not perfect. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet rouses the unpleasant emotions we often try restrain, and leaves in a state of wonder. Romeo teaches us that rushing life is not the way to go and that is something we can all take to heart. Romeo is the tragic hero and will be the model of all tragic heroes after
Sophocles was well-known for fusing the choruses into the play. In Oedipus Rex, the chorus continuously advises Oedipus to relax and maintain his composure, “Why, Oedipus, why stung with passionate grief hath the queen thus departed? Much I fear from this dead calm will burst a storm of woes (22).” In most ancient tragedies, the chorus simply complains, but does little to nothing to try to prevent them. In Oedipus, the chorus persuades Oedipus to not banish or execute Creon, his uncle and brother in
Preventing the death of a son and saving the life of a highly esteemed hero are choices that most would make, except for the King of Gods - Zeus. In the Iliad, Zeus does not wish to make those decisions, but is compelled to do so out of his sense of duty. Before being a father and warrior, Zeus was above all the leader of the gods. This means that as the head of the Olympians, Zeus has to be impartial in order to keep the peace of Olympus, which causes him great misery at times. Zeus’ duty as the greatest and most influential god stops him from taking sides in mortal affairs in the Iliad to maintain peace, which parallels the question of whether America’s status as the most powerful and influential country gives them the duty to interfere in
The strong effects of love makes Helena a bit foolish and blind in the ways she reacts to it. In scene one of act one, the readers learn that Helena still loves Demetrius even though he loves her friend, Hermia, now. When Helena is first introduced, she demonstrates her jealousy and insecurities by asking Hermia for some of her beauty to win Demetrius back. Hermia and Lysander inform her that they are running away, and that Helena will be able to have Demetrius since he will never see Hermia again. Once Hermia and Lysander leave, Helena gives her soliloquy which reflects the mood of anger and jealousy; she also talks about how she’s going to tell Demetrius the two lover’s plans, so that Demetrius will love her again.
The old merchant is too afraid too loose the things he already has then to pursue his personal legend, which then leads to a dramatic impact on his life becoming extremely ordinary and simple. The old king's situation is an extremely important reminder for Santiago in terms of him pursuing his own personal legend. He serves as a warning to him, that those that are too scared to pursue their personal legend face major
She then calls fortune, the undertakings of the feud, fickle and vows to oppose it. “For then I hope thou wilt not keep him long,/But send him back.” (3.5.63-64). Juliet foreshadows the death of Romeo by requesting fortune allow another
When Dido is introduced in the story. She was leading her people to build a great city. She is described as a strong leader and she is loved by all of her citizens. Dido is loyal to her people and to the memory of her deceased husband. She is a person that I admire and would love to be.