She concludes her story by committing suicide without regard to the lives that will be affected by her loss. Haemon “tumbled around her[Antigone], hugging her waist, grieving for his marriage lost,” resulting in his death as he “drew his two-edged sword” and drove it through his body (1223-1224; 1233). Consequently, Haemon’s mother “died at the alter [by] a sharp sword-thrust” because she could not bear the demise of her beloved son. Antigone’s mistake in disregarding those who love her affected many, which leads the reader to better understand that both characters
She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life. She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire.
Behind this tragic tale is a girl learning to accept her demise and an already broken man internalizing this further until the sheer weight of existence becomes too much for him, leaving the once main source of hope in this story to an inactive shadow of his former self. Azucena 's life-or-death struggle embodies elements of nihilism in that she succumbs to the futility of her situation. First and foremost, no human force could conceivably save her, which bears the metaphorical
Dido tells Anna to burn most things that he has left behind, but really this was a plan of Dido’s to kill herself. Dido states, “To whom do you abandon me, a dying woman, guess that you are-the only name now left from that of a husband? Why do I live on?” What Dido is implying here is that she has no reason to live because she is losing the man who she is married to. Aeneas does not think he has to stay because the real marriage ceremony did not occur. This is why when Dido thought they were married was her first death.
His capricious state of mind and stubborn character, are the fatal flaws that led to the lamentable death of Romeo and his daughter. One may assume that their fate is decided by supernatural powers or the choices they have made in the past. In reality, one’s fate and destiny are determined by countless other components. One’s fate may as well be a story written by someone else, such as Shakespeare writing about the tragedy of Romeo and
He was terror-stricken at the sight of death. The girl’s death lay itself bare in front of Malte. Looking at it, he was filled with horror. And now when some time has passed, he wonders why people do not understand that death cannot be prevented. It cannot because it is always there.
She was the only survivor of this civil war and does not complain about the pain she has gone through. Later on, the women confess to Cunégonde and Candide and tell them, “A hundred times I wanted to Kill myself, but still I love life. This ridiculous weakness for living is perhaps one of our most fatal tendencies”(28). These experiences make the old women want to commit suicide. The idea of suicide revolves around evil, and this action is created by horrible experiences throughout your life.
He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him. In Roderick’s situation, he broke the trust between his sister and himself because he accidentally buried her alive. No matter the prior relationship with someone, no trust could ever be found after a situation like that. Later in the story, Madeline is able to escape from her coffin and seek her revenge upon her brother. Before she can get it though, Roderick dies of fear.
She then calls his actions a “vain assay,” in other words, saying how his attempts are useless. The beloved’s dialogue continues in the following two lines as she says, “‘For I myself shall like to this decay,/ And eke my name be wiped out likewise’” (7-8). Unconvinced that she can become immortalized through his writing, she recognizes how she will eventually die and fade away just like her name on the
Quoting W.B. Yeats, Sylvia that "the centre cannot hold", making her world fall apart, and crumble, she finds that there is no integrating force, "only the naked fear, the urge of self preservation”(TJ 59). She continued to dwell on her fear, “I am afraid. I am not solid, but hollow …I want to kill myself” (TJ 59). Which she ultimately did so, but not before fighting for self-preservation, dialectically speaking.
Rue’s death brought an end to the brief sense of security Katniss had begun to feel, leading Katniss to a complete emotional upheaval. With Rue as a companion, Katniss didn’t feel so alone, so isolated. What little serenity she felt turns immediately to rage, leading her to disregard her own safety as she recklessly goes in search for the Career
She experiences the misfortune of love and security, but in order for her death to be truly tragic, she has to come to terms with the realization of her powerlessness without the men in her life. In her madness, Ophelia eventually does make this realization and because of her lack of alternatives, she accepts death.