Oedipus gets angry because Tiresias wIll not reveal the murderer of Laius. It is very clever to use this scene to show Oedipus’s temper because this side of him has not been shown. If they did not show this scene the audience/reader may not believe Oedipus is capable of the murders at the crossroads. It’s like Tiresias makes Oedipus angry on purpose so the audience/reader figures out the truth without him actually saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, “Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man.” Tiresias’ ironic behavior and attitude towards revealing prophecy makes him symbolic to the
His curiosity is evidence that the corrupt thoughts planted by the witches have been festering in his mind. The conversation continues and Banquo says, “So I lose none/ In seeking to augment it, but still keep/ My bosom franchised and allegiance clear,/ I shall be counselled” (2.1.26-29). He fears what Macbeth may do, but too selfish to admit it. Not only are his walls against the influence of evil wearing down, but he is not helping Macbeth build his own walls back up. As Macbeth’s friend, and a noble man, Banquo should intervene, yet with vile thoughts running through his own head, he turns a blind eye.
Additionally, while Capote never objects explicitly to Smith’s execution, his favorable conception of Smith manifests itself through the author’s commiserative characterization of Smith compared to his acerbic evaluation of Hickock. He says “‘Get the bubbles out of your blood. Nothing can go wrong.’ No Because the plan was Dick’s from the first footfall to final silence, flawlessly devised” (Capote 120). Though Capote rarely, if at all, explicitly disparages Hickock or laudates Perry, his tone and overall construction of the book subtly undermine the reader’s morals, subsequently leading them to sympathize for Perry. Through Capote’s exquisite diction and use of phrases such as “flawlessly devised,” he befittingly portrays Hickock’s lack of remorse .
Lanyon is able to resist temptations and unlike Jekyll, he does not join in on his progressive scientific research. When Utterson confronts Jekyll about his distressing will, Jekyll describes his opinion of Lanyon to Utterson stating that although he knows Lanyon is a good-hearted person he is still a “hide-bound pedant.”(24) The play on the words “hide” alludes to Jekyll's “Hyde” further proves that in giving into temptation Jekyll is really the one who ends up ‘hiding’. However, eventually Lanyon breaks and gives into temptation allowing him to witnesses the scientific discoveries he for so long refused to experience. Lanyon received a mysterious letter from Jekyll with specific instruction for a mission involving breaking into Jekyll's lab and bringing him certain chemicals. After retrieving the chemicals, Jekyll offers the opportunity for Jekyll to explain the mysterious mission and take the potion.
Tom even admits he could steal money from Mr. St. Clare, if he was dishonest, but Tom is honest and loyal and is not tempted to steal(Ch. 18). Tom also tells St. Clare he needs to be as good to himself as he is to others, after seeing St.
John sees nothing wrong with his behavior. He thinks his unprofessional manner is uplifting. John’s response to Regina’s good morning was inappropriate. He has sent Regina emails that makes her uncomfortable enough to stop wanting to receive non work related emails. He is not catching on to the fact that his words are offensive.
Friar Lawrence was very lazy and wasn’t precautious about his plan. Friar didn’t tell Balthasar about the new plan he came up with. It would have been logical to tell him because he already knew about the secret marriage of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence said, “Unhappy fortune! by my brotherhood,The letter was not nice but full of charge Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” This is Friar Lawrence talking to Friar John about not delivering the letter.
Matthew, Tiresias did appear to be the representer of the "truth" that Oedipus so despretely wanted to know. The conversation between Tiresias and Oedipus was an interesting turning point in the play since Tiresias was the one telling the truth and Oedipus did not believe him. Oedipus would find out the hard truth at the end of the story though. It struck me when Tiresias said “You ridicule me and call me blind, but your eyes cannot see your own corruption.” This is because even though Tiresias was literally blind and was ridiculed by Oedipus, he knew the truth. In a way, he was able to see more than Oedipus himself.
In my opinion, Fred never experienced or had the inconsistency in his attitude of selling the product of less quality, so it never changed his behavior. Pat in other hand, is not sure about what is right and wrong. He respected Dinah’s issues with the situation and took it to Fred, but also believes Fred’s arguments to be valid as well. He is not comfortable with the situation, but does not have the discomfort about the sales made years ago to change the behavior, i.e. do the right thing.
Certainly, in the play, “Hamlet,” it also proves the claim of reason being the cause of disasters. At the same time, Prince Hamlet demonstrates how reason did not lead to disaster and it is an uncontrolled passion that leads to disaster in the play. First, Prince Hamlet shows reason when he distrusts the ghost’s words because there was no concrete evidence of King Claudius’ sinful action. Although Prince Hamlet was captivated by his strong passion for revenge, he still had enough consciousness of thinking that the ghost is not his father and could be lying to him. This is shown during Prince Hamlet’s 2nd soliloquy in “ what a rogue and peasant slave am I,” “ The spirit that I have seen may be a devil, and the devil hath power t’ assume a pleasing
Both Ty and Gemma are credible, although may not seem as credible as Gemma. Although Ty is smart, he can’t seem to understand that kidnapping Gemma was the wrong thing to do. He does let her go and he knows not to hurt. This is proven when he says, “Look, I thought you understood this now…. I’m not going to do anything to you, not like that...I promise I won’t hurt you.” But even though his knows hurting her is wrong, he doesn’t comprehend the fact that abducting Gemma was unethical.