This is where the true Promethean punishment sets in and the line can be drawn with his seemingly never-ending chase through uninhabitable conditions and the eternal punishment of Prometheus. Victor, when he got his closest, became lost and became his sickest in the tundra where he meets Captain Walton and tells him of his story. At this point, he has suffered and has regretted everything he had done. In his final days alive his Prometheus and Zeus side lived in a strange cohesion. And after his own creation stole his final breath he had died a man who had made all the wrong moves and could only realize it in the
When Sage asks why he is so desperate to die, he replies, “Because I should be dead, Sage. It’s what I deserve” (47). Many attempts were made before asking Sage for help. With how much he is hurting inside for his actions in the past shows the regret he is sensing. This demonstrates how the past can restrict one from doing what they want and what they love.
Because of this, he decides to burn all of Martha’s letters and photos in guilt; in the end, choosing his duty over his undying love. “He felt shame. He hated himself. He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war“ (16). The short and concise sentence structure of the “He felt shame.
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
She directs him to Urshanabi who works for Utnapishtim to get help. Gilgamesh is too cocky when approaching Urshanabi and destroys vital stones to get across the river. Urshanabi gives Gilgamesh an alternative to get across and Gilgamesh eventually makes it to another shore. A man is there who tells him that death is necessary because the gods made it
He has done me worse wrong than I did him!” (154). Roger Chillingworth, in effort to dismantle Dimmesdale’s life, has continuously lost social wealth for the seven revengeful years. Most importantly, he put incredible concentration on revenge that he even lost his once-beloved wife. In fact, Chillingworth not only lost the love of Hester, but also gained hatred from Hester. In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife.
Being reminded of his guilt 24/7 causes his his health to deteriorate to the point of death, possibly alluding to the fact that the wages of sin are death. So finally when he is about to pass he confesses his sin publicly, and is saved from the torment and presumably from Hell itself. Now Satan or Chillingworth cannot fathom that his victim is now gone, out of reach, in a place where he isn 't going, now
Who's responsible for Doodles death? James Hurst short story "The Scarlet Ibis" the narrator is responsible for Doodle's death. During the story, the narrator complains about his brother and how he is an embarrassment. The narrator forced Doodle to walk, run, swim, fight, and climb when he was already sick. It puts so much pressure on Doodle that it made him give up.
He wanted to defeat the British in every way but he had lost the support and respect of his clansman because of his actions. Without the help and support of his village he knew he wasn’t going to be able to defeat the British alone and he was defeated in the end. So much had changed so quickly in his life and everything had just got the best of him. He committed suicide and that was very disgraceful just like the same type of death his father suffered. Okonkwo is the protagonist and tragic hero of this story.