Lady Macbeth then gradually begins to bear the guilt "where our desire is got without content 'tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy". She says in a soliloquy, which Shakespeare uses to portray her deepest thoughts as she is afraid of killing more. Lady Macbeth feels that nothing was gained by killing Duncan because even though she and Macbeth got the crown, it wasn’t worth it because they can never be truly happy about it. She thinks death is better to have than living a life with questions of their future
The last lines of the poem state “The Truth must dazzle gradually, Or every man be blind—” (7-8). Emily explains in these last lines that society needs the truth to make them feel content and if it does not, then they will turn a blind eye to it. “Tell all the truth but tell it slant” is about how society is so, arrogant they cannot handle any negative truth. Everyone has to step around the negative aspects of others in order to spare any feelings that could possibly become hurt. Emily Dickinson is frustrated by this view that society has and wishes to change it.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
After they forced the crucifix off of Minerva it left an impact on Mate. As a result, Mate felt her courage, strengthen and she became brave. Mate recalls, “Something big and powerful spread its wings inside me. Courage, I told myself. And this time, I felt it”(Alvarez 238).
This means she wanted to break free of her addiction before she died. Instead of thinking of and treating African Americans as inferior, Mr. Raymond accepted them, causing him to be shunned by society. Even children had a disinclination towards him; their parents taught them that Dolphus's way of life was wrong. In the novel, Scout originally described him as "evil" (Lee 267). The text also states, "I didn't think Atticus would like it if we became friendly with Mr. Raymond, and I knew Aunt Alexandra wouldn't" (Lee 267).
Her sister tries to convince her not to go against Creon’s decree, but because she was so stubborn she would not listen and did as she pleased. “A vain attempt should not be made at all”(Ismene). (Antigone) “So leave me
While unique characters are very valuable in various forms of literature, authors can successfully utilize stereotyped characters to achieve author’s purpose. The character of Mariane in Tartuffe by Molière is a stereotypical “damsel in distress”, as the other characters must help her while they combat the hypocrisy of Tartuffe. When Orgon, blinded by his reverence for Tartuffe, announces that Mariane is to marry Tartuffe, it causes conflict between characters. Mariane has to express her opinion and defy her father, so that she will not marry a hypocrite and liar, despite being a generally submissive person. In Molière’s Tartuffe, the author successfully employs a conventional character through Mariane, to demonstrate the strife that fanaticism and
She says she “wants time to function as a power wash”, and remove the memory of the ride from her mind before she enters her house. This stanza shows how distressed the narrator feels about the comment, proving that her method of coping is not viable, and that she cannot let go of the small instances of racism she experiences. Her attempts to ignore times when she is offended do not work, and in that regard, are little better than John Henryism. She still does not confront racism, which would allow her some closure on the matter, but rather than fight against
Edna displays this in The Awakening when she speaks to Doctor Mandelet, “I shouldn’t want to trample upon the little lives”. Although Edna willingly “goes to sea, losing her life… she does not lose herself” which connects to when she revealed to Adèle that she would sacrifice everything for her children but not her being
She dares to challenge the arrogant tyrant Creon by expressing her points bravely and furiously, trying to warn him that women do not always have the obligation to do what men command; she dares to protest the balance between duty and law, “…for it was not Zeus made such a law; such is not the Justice of the gods.” (Antigone), making her decisions in an equitable way and promise to find the real justice so as to give respect to her brother, Polyneices’ burial. Even though in the end Creon tries to give Antigone a lesson by putting her to prison, Antigone did not escape, for she understood that her action and pride would bring about these consequences, and she did not regret for doing this. In addition, we can also observe women power by seeing Creon’s words and behaviors. Creon’s hubris as a men affects how he thinks about women, he considered women as secondary creature.
”- (dictionary). Sir Gawain expresses his thoughts and advices his audience that it is ok to love woman but never believe their stories nor fall for for their seduction otherwise a permanent scar will be carried upon sinners. Not just a scar
2. In this quote, Ismene is telling Antigone that she will not help in the illegal act of burying Polynices. Antigone becomes offended by her unwillingness to help her, because Polynices is Ismene’s brother as well. The reason why Ismene won’t help her, is because Ismene does not want to go against Creon’s law and be killed. However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death.
Conscience vs. Society Everyone faces difficult choices throughout their life, and many of these choices are due to the pressures of society. Society is cruel and everyone, at some point in their lives, has been at the receiving end of that cruelty and felt the sorrow it brings. In Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone finds herself faced with the choice of doing what her heart says is right, and burying her dead sibling or following what society has decreed as the right thing to do and leave him “to be devoured by dogs and fowls of the air.” (Sophocles, page 12) Antigone’s sister, Ismene, faces the same choice though she is less willing to defy society in favor of family obligations.
In the time of the ancient Greeks there were Greek tragedies, which was the most popularly drama performed in theaters across Greece. Every Greek tragedy requires a “Tragic Hero.” For example, in Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone” the protagonist Antigone is seen as the tragic hero because of the traits she has shown through hubris, hamartia, and her unfortunate nemesis. As you can see, this hero is called a tragic hero because of the flaws that they portray. These flaws are usually the cause of the hero’s downfall.
Ideas on justice and law within Jean Anouilh’s Antigone as representations of the roles within Vichy France during the years nineteen forty to nineteen forty-four In response to critic Hubert Gignoux, Jean Anouilh stated that; ‘‘The rest of my life, as long as God wills it, will remain my personal business, and I will withhold the details of it.’’ This ambiguity that shrouds Anouilh’s personal life encapsulates his political beliefs. The vagueness of Anouilh’s Antigone enables people to make their own assumptions on its social messages and stances, and which roles are being depicted by which character. This essay will examine how characters’ standards of law and justice represent the roles within Vichy France during the start of the nineteen