Who Killed the Great Gatsby Many people don’t want to see their loved ones and friends pass away by unnatural causes when they had so much potential. Sadly Jay Gatsby took this route to his grave. The novel “The Great Gatsby” by F.Scott Fitzgerald, focuses on the character Jay Gatsby who is a very bright and successful individual. But, because of his carelessness, emotions, dreams and being delusional turns everything for the worst which ends with Gatsby brutally murdered.
In frustration, Hamlet then undertakes the task to avenge his father's murderer. Emotions holds the greatest power in Hamlet, the tragedy. The reasons being is that Hamlet takes revenge on his uncle, Ophelia commits suicide as a result of her father's death, and both Laertes and Hamlet show their affection for the deceased
Of the many people who are at fault for the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the one responsible. This is partially because he was the one who married the two lovers. In act 2 scene 6 the Friar states “For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two into one” (2.6, 37-40). Proving that he was the one that married the lovers. By marrying them he destined Romeo and Juliet to be forsaken by trouble from their families’ feud.
In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the Capulets and Montage's end their feud after the tragedy itself. “O brother Montague, give me thy hand” (Shakespeare 5.3 Page 13). Capulet has realized the harm and effects of the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’ after losing his precious treasure he felt guilt due to all the cruel words he had said to Juliet. The feud is an important aspect of the book because it was the reason for all the deaths and secrecy. “Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.”
When Christopher finds out that his father killed Wellington and hid the truth about his mom, Christopher's conscience tells him that he must leave to live with his mother. "I had to get out of the house. Father had murdered Wellington. That meant he could murder me, because I couldn't trust him, even though he said, "Trust me," because he had told a lie about a big thing" (122 Haddon). This quote is significant because it shows that Christopher's journey begins as a result of a traumatic experience.
His only son, Haemon committed suicide when he witnessed Antigone’s own suicide in the cave she was sentenced to die of hunger. (Sophocles 1375-1377) Upon hearing of the terrible news, his wife Eurydice also committed suicide out of grief for her son. (Sophocles 1445-1452) Consequently, Creon became so engorged with sorrow at the tragedy of his own wife and son that he wished death upon himself.
Now, his future is in debt because he killed Juliet’s cousin and made the relationship with the Capulets worse. Lastly, when Romeo first hears of Juliet’s death, he impetuously went and killed himself. If he had thought about his actions and stayed calm for a little longer, he would’ve received the letter Friar Lawrence, telling him about the situation. For not thinking about his decisions, Romeo’s life has now fallen
If Elizabeth would’ve died it would’ve broken his heart. Later, Victor’s monster does the exact opposite of what he wants. It kills Elizabeth and causes guilt to himself, but he tries to blame everyone else, such as his father and college professors before he blames
He in the beginning went through depression which is quite normal, when a person dies naturally the first reaction is to get sad but when the ghost (Hamlets father) came and informed Hamlet that he didn’t just die but in fact was murdered, changed the who perspective and thought process of Hamlets decisions. When his anger took over he began to plot and plan how he would extract revenge on his uncle, now step father king Claudius. So when he sees the king praying he thought what a perfect opportunity but later changed his mind because he thought that since he was praying that when he died he would go up to heaven but Hamlet wanted him to suffer just like his father did. So when actors came into town, he thought what better way to mess with his conscience then having what the king did be based on a true story and so the reaction that the king had was exactly what Hamlet wanted.
Hamartia and Hubris "It is never reason never to yield to reason"-Sophocles, Antigone. Creon is Antigone's tragic hero as well as the antagonist. Like many other tragic heroes, Creon's tragic flaw that causes his destruction is hubris, excessive pride in oneself. At the end, Creon faced the loss of both his wife and son, and he suffered from pain and regret. Although he thought he is making the right decisions, King Creon misused his power and caused the termination of others' life.
In every piece of literature, there are multiple kinds of characters. In Greek literature, the tragic hero often makes an appearance. Sometimes, there is more than one. A tragic hero is one whose tragic flaw leads to the suffering of others and their downfall. In Antigone, a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles, there are two characters who could be considered tragic heroes.
A tragic hero is defined as someone of high power or royalty who brings upon his or her own downfall as a result of a flaw found within the character. In Sophocles’s “Antigone” there are possibly two tragic heroes. Both Antigone and Creon have similar traits of a tragic hero. Although the story is named after Antigone, I believe that Creon is the true tragic hero of the story as his ignorance and pride prove to be his tragic flaws.