The Greek playwright Sophocles brilliantly provided an answer to these moral mysteries in his work, Antigone: “Think: all men make mistakes,/ But a good man yields when he/ Knows his course is wrong,/ And repairs the evil: The only/ Crime is pride” (Sophocles). Understanding what Sophocles is trying to explain in this passage isn’t extremely difficult to decipher. We as humans are all bound to make mistakes. There is no other way about it. But when a good person recognises that they have made a mistake, or have done wrong, they fix
One such philosopher is Aristotle. His concepts of the Tragic hero is articulate and shed more light on what the modern - day literature laureates define as the tragic hero. To begin with, Aristotle gives a very comprehensive understanding of who a tragic hero character in plays. He asserts that the real and ideal tragic hero is the one charged with the mandate of making the audience feel a catharsis at the end of the play and make the audience experience cleansing sessions after watching or reading a play. The catharsis experienced by the audience is as a result of the twist and turns of the protagonist trying to do well.
I feel like my academic skills have decreased am not happy with that at all am trying to get back on track. But the number one reason I felt like I changed the most this year is because. I have conversation inside my head like some times I doubt myself sometimes I encourage myself, motivate myself I tell my self I can do it or that am not going to be anything in the future. Or sometimes I just feel really strange, weird, and uncomfortable. But I try to ignore the comments I ask myself and try to be positive.
Paige Cox Mrs Hamm Honors English IV 12 March 2017 Macbeth William Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth is universally accepted as a tragedy about significant loss; however, a deeper inspection into the play and its underlying themes will reveal that this timeless piece of literature was also intended to teach a variety of valuable lessons to its audience. These lessons include, but are not limited to: with great power comes great responsibility, one should not always be easily persuaded or influenced, it is sometime okay to be selfish, and of course, consequences exist for all actions. Clearly, Shakespeare was not only a great playwright, but also an important teacher and influencer. Macbeth successfully teaches the lesson with
Fault and redemption. What do these two words really do in our lives? Do they give us another chance or are they just concepts that we want to follow? In the world we live in, one fault can often make or break something in our lives, but when granted with redemption, we don’t always take it as seriously as needed and soon our fault becomes someone else’s pride. Sir Gawain’s faults can be a constant reminder of the mistakes we all make as humans along with the quote, “It is clear then that there can be no redemption without fault, just as one is unable to return from exile without first being sent into one.
The rationality of Atticus Finch is a defining feature of him that aides many people and assists him on many occasions throughout the novel. First, “Aunt Alexandra tells Atticus that he shouldn 't have let the children watch the trial, and Atticus retorts, "they might as well learn to cope with it”(Smykowski). This quote demonstrates Atticus’s rational thinking by his intelligence and comprehension of the situation. Shrewdly, he recognizes how the children will eventually encounter the prejudices of the community and realize they cannot hide behind the curtain of innocence forever.
Horatio’s next purpose is to give us insight into the mind of Hamlet, being his one true friend to whom he shares his most intimate thoughts. These two key roles not only reveal the reality of the play, but more importantly they reveal the character of Hamlet and how he perceives this reality. This friendship, with its constant use of foiling, serves as arguably the most important relationship in the entire play. From the very beginning of the play, Horatio is identified as the objective and critical voice of the play. We see this when the two guards, Marcellus and Bernardo, call Horatio in order to validate the ghost and even to question its true purpose.
This book helps the readers learn from the character’s reactions to their problems. Also, the idea that authors build well developed characters to bring about a deeper understanding is shown through the poem Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar. In this poem, the speaker explains of being trapped in the things that society says about him. Through these texts, it is evident that authors can best create empathy in their readers by developing great characters because when characters go through daily events that are challenging and troublesome, the readers are able to relate and understand what they are going through or we are able to learn from their experiences and influence us to adjust our lifestyles. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by
Prospero allows us readers to discover what forgiveness really means. We see that forgiveness actually what someone does to express love by surpassing all the wrongs one has done against another. The lines; “the rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance“ are pivotal to the text, because the outcome of Prospero’s decision determines how the play concludes. There are many subtle hints in the text which could suggest why Prospero makes the decision that he does. First, we
Language is the reason that Shakespeare’s plays are so captivating. Language is used for comedic effect throughout this play. An excellent example of this is when Dogberry tells Leonato that if he “were as tedious as a king, [he] could bestow it all of [Leonato’s] Worship” (3.5.20-21). Dogberry’s errors in speaking are greatly contrasted by other’s sophisticated exchanges. These differences between social classes are still relatable centuries after the play was written, making it an important theme to explore.