Okonkwo’s fears and eventual loss of hope also lead to the elders being concerned for the clan, since they believe that the younger generation is not strong enough to handle the pressure and danger that the foreigners bring with
Killing Laius and his men is an overreaction to his anger. This violent outburst shows that he has no self control and he does not show any remorse for what he has done. He also looses his temper with Tiresias when he is trying to explain the oracle to him. It is because of his anger that the oracle becomes true and in the end he looses everything good around him including his children and his sight. Oedipus constantly pushes people away that are only trying to help him, as if accepting help makes him seem
Another book that proves two wrongs don’t make a right is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. One way that The Outsiders proves that two wrongs don’t make a right is because the socs would bully the greasers constantly. Throughout the book everyone just got tired of fighting back and forth, so the socs and greasers came up with a deal. They would have a rumble and if the socs won, they could continue to come to the greasers territory and bully them. If the greasers won, the socs wouldn’t be allowed on greaser territory.
The shame of not standing up for Hassan turns Amir into a cowardly liar. As a result of everything that took place, Amir frames Hassan to get him to leave, despite their previous friendship. Therefore, the shame caused by Amir’s lack of courage caused him to develop cruel methods of solving his “problem”. Also, shame has the ability to put unnecessary tension and strain, even when one of the contributors has died.
Guilt creates inner conflict as well as conflict within relationships and across generations which is seen as destructive. An example of guilt’s destructive capability is the damage that Michael’s guilt over Hanna inflicts on him. Michael’s resulting decision is to “never to take guilt upon myself or feel guilty, never again to love anyone whom it would hurt to lose” which makes him hard-hearted, sabotaging his relationships with others. Even though guilt can be destructive it also encourages people to take responsibility for their actions, to recognize their mistakes and wrongdoings, and to avoid them in the future. For example, the collective guilt that Michael’s generation inherits from the Holocaust emboldens them to accept their parent generations mistakes, know not to follow in their footsteps and condemn Nazi war
The repercussions of Krogstad 's values and actions not only had an effect on his own life, but the lives of those who surrounded him; particularly Nora. His treatment of Nora was morally wrong and was the start of great change in her life. During their first meeting, Nora was terrified of Krogstad and the turmoil that he could potentially bring into her life. With the blackmail attempt, Krogstad had Nora cornered between two equally difficult situations. Either she could convince her husband Torvald to let Krogstad keep his job, which was a nearly impossible feat, or she could let Torvald learn the truth.
The man has probably cheated or done something shameful causing him to not make eye contact with his partner. The wife is expressing her anger by attacking him with her choice of words. Instead of explaining the situation to the readers, she uses her words to convict her husband of something he has done. The reason why this is important to the theme is
It was so bad that even his children were scared of him. This quote shows that he can be unsympathetic towards his wives and children because instead of listening to them he chose to act out. They feel as if they have to be very careful of what they say because there might be a chance that he will hurt them. In conclusion Okonkwo overall is an unsympathetic person, However at time he could be sympathetic.
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
Macbeth knew that Banquo’s children would eventually inherit his throne. Having to cope with these feelings pushes Macbeth to create harsh feelings toward Banquo. When King Macbeth faced the children of Banquo, it hurt him inside. This feeling of hurt and harshness within the king brought him to realize that he will be childlessness for the rest of his life with no hope of having his own children. Banquo’s presence in my eyes hurt the king, causing him to commit actions that he would previously not attempt.
For some this was a very difficult choice, as they found themselves torn between loyalties to the King on the one hand and concern for their liberties on the other. It split families, father against son, and brother against brother. Old friends became new enemies. Psychologically, the war was a huge shock to society. The taking-up of arms against the King represented to many “a world turned upside down”, a society where things would never be quite the same again.
In the story, the relationship between Antigone and Creon is very important and contrasts greatly. If they had found a way to resolve their differences, the story may have ended differently. The tension between these two characters is based on Creon’s actions and thoughts in regard to Antigone’s brothers and the brother she buried. Creon left Polyneices, her brother, to rot outside of the city. He commanded that if anyone buried Polyneices, they would be put to death.
Being a person with a high authority, has control and with that amount of power comes responsibilities a they have to deal with . Power has a negative effect on people because it can affect how they see themselves in relation to others. In the play Antigone, King Creon, someone who likes nothing more than to feel superior than others, has an argument with his son Haimon over the injustice he is giving Antigone (Haimon’s lover) for burying her dead brother Polyneices in a respected manner. “ And the city proposes to teach me how to rule?”
YOUR TITLE GOES HERE Antigone and Creon are two strong minded people in this play. They are each characters of which have character traits they show best, which in the end brings them to tragedy. Antigone’s is a brave character in the play “Antigone” written by Sophocles. Antigone is very strong minded, with characteristics such as determination, loyalty, and self-willingness, whereas her Uncle Creon, the person she has most conflict with in this play, is a person who feels as if his rules should be put over every ones, Creon feels that he should have all power, the main characteristics being shown in this play by Creon are powerfulness and stubbornness.