Readers know that this special cleaning fluid is a poison to kill the victims who have consumed other potions. Alan, on the other hand, is still oblivious to the fact that the old man told him this cleaning fluid is a poison in which he may need if the results of the love potion are not what he desires. On page 199, the old man states that this cleaning fluid is “... quite imperceptible to any known method of autopsy,” (Collier 199). Alan at first understood what the old man meant but once the old man had changed his wording about this cleaning fluid, Alan became interested in the magical love potion once again. Another subtle hint that the old man gives to Alan is when he is leaving when he says “au revoir,” (Collier 202).
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
In Oedipus, the uncertain vision becomes the unavoidable stairs of destiny making the characters not to realize whatever is going behind them. In Othello, the main cause of the tragedy and the uncertain vision is named as the Lago. Furthermore, Othello might manage to view what is happening but due to the ‘hot blood’ does not allow him. Oedipus is very careful and is trying his level bets to stop the investigation even if it causes him much consequence. In other words, Othello takes a step without doing a proper investigation and later never listens to a given reason.
There are several demeaning terms used to define Othello, and instead of being referred to by his name, he is mentioned mainly as “the Moor.” As the play progresses and Othello’s character is more developed, however, it is clear that he does not fit the limiting and racist descriptions given to him by his peers. This then renders Brabantio’s accusations completely irrelevant because they were made on a false perception of
Although that might be the case in other tragedies, in Othello and Oedipus Rex both forces of fate and free will were present. However, even though both free will and fate contributed to the downfalls of the tragic heroes, the impact the forces had were not equally balanced. In Othello for starters, “I pray talk me of Cassio” exposes that fate drives Othello to his end because he was easily deceived by Iago, and anytime Desdemona spoke of Cassio he was further convinced of the fabricated affair (Oth. 3.4.87). In reality, Desdemona in this conversation was simply trying to convince Othello to give Cassio back his position, but Othello viewed it as her purposely trying to change the topic about the handkerchief to her “lover” Cassio.
An Irony is evident in the eighth chapter of The Great Gatsby, due to the unexpected situation, when Wilson kills Gatsby; this episode is Ironic because of multiple reasons; At first readers should have expected instead for Tom to kill him due to the fact that Gatsby was having an affair with Daisy. On the other hand Wilson thinks when he kills Gatsby that he is avenging his wife 's deaths but that 's simply a misunderstanding and finally the murderer is the only character who seems to care about conventional morality and rules of socially acceptable behavior. In chapter eight Gatsby states that: "He couldn 't possibly leave Daisy until he knew what she was going to do. He was clutching at some last hope and I couldn 't bear to shake him free" (155). Through this quote it is evident the deep affection and love.
The character of Dionysos assumes itself in many ways throughout Euripides’ Bacchae, the god’s actions and intentions within the text are open to interpretation, due to the tragic nature of the play. Dionysos can be understood as a psychological force within the work but he is, to a greater degree, better understood to be a petty and vindictive god when considering the nature of his relationships to humans in the play. The Bacchae is commentary on this very topic as Gods play cosmic forces in the realm of men and thus interact with mortals. The relationship between Dionysos and humans in the play shows evidence of his vindictive behaviour and its effect. This is seen in instances in the play where Dionysos plays with the mind of Pentheus, lacks compassion, does not allow his victims to repent, and ultimately divorces himself from his morality.
William Shakespeare's play Othello uses irony to present the central message that reputation is not an accurate evaluation of one’s character, for manipulation is very prevalent throughout the plot. Varying types of irony are used as Othello, Emilia, and Desdemona all are not able to grasp reality with the information that is presented to them. Iago takes away what is truly occurring to improve his own standings while shattering others. Emilia was unaware of her husband's intention to sabotage as she exclaimed, “I tell you, it makes my husband so unhappy, you’d think it was his own cause”(Shakespeare 155). Furthermore, on a superficial level dramatic irony was used as Emelia was blind to Iago being the cause of the predicament.
Shakespeare and Golding have both created villains that add tension to their stories. Tybalt appears throughout the play to only act villainous to protect his families, “solemnity.” At different times in the play we can truly see Tybalt’s explosiveness which sometimes has devastating consequences. Modern audiences would take this as villainy whereas Elizabethan audiences might’ve understood it as courage rather than evil. On the other hand, Roger appears to be an extended metaphor, depicting the evil Golding believed festooned in all humans. Golding creates Roger as psychotic a character the audience truly dislike.
Themes Death is one of he main themes in this novel. When Robert Jordan was assigned to blow up the bridge, he knew that would die along with the bridge. He battles the decision to blow up the bridge or not because he was ordered to blow it up but he also doesn’t want to die. Almost every character in Whom the Bell Tolls have trouble with choosing between their own death or living. Pilar ends up doing a palm reading on Robert Jordan and refuses to tell him what he saw but the reader obviously knows what Pilar saw, he saw the death of Robert Jordan.