Exile often turns individuals into monsters. In Beowulf, the main example would be Grendel, a descendant of Cain. The poet claims that Grendel lives, “…in misery among the banished monsters, / Cain’s clan, whom the Creator had outlawed / and condemned as outcasts” (Heaney 105-107). Due to his ancestry, Grendel does not live with the other humans, but instead in the swamps outside of the Danes’ territory. His life causes him to feel miserable and he adopts a great hatred towards the Danes for celebrating every night in bliss.
He even states “Never. Once an enemy, never a friend, not even after death”(Ant.588-589). By making an example out of Eteocles, Creon sends a statement to the city of Thebes that anyone who dares to betray Thebes will end up like Eteocles. However, Creon’s inability to compromise with Antigone shows how narrow-minded he is. Despite the fact that Eteocles is their brother, he will not listen or hear Antigone’s request for a private burial.
The realities of nature and of fate plague the existence of every man and to which they are powerless to escape. The primary reality is what Freud calls the “painful riddle of death”, for no man can escape the force of the realization of their eventual annihilation. Thus the state of man is in perpetual fear, angst, hostility, and frustration, yearns to attain some balance of power. The result of this is a yearning for power is the birth of religious ideas for man, in his attempt to combat his own helpless existence, humanizes the natural forces that seem to be bearing down on him. In this way man can “alleviate some of his angst” since humanizing these natural, inevitable forces can as this can allow us to defend, rebel, appease, and bribe them.
By the way, of contrast to Heidegger, Sartre sees authenticity in connection the structure of human existence, a combination of facticity and freedom resulting in what he calls bad faith. Bad faith is when a conscious being denies their own freedom to choose from among an array of possibilities or denying an aspect of their own facticity, thus acting inauthentic. The two types of bad faith are, being-for-itself, and being-in-itself, both unavoidable, Sartre remarks, as the structure of human consciousness are a ubiquitous feature. For example, a murderer who refuses to acknowledge that they are a murderer, when his mother visits his holding cell and asks, with all sincerity, if he did murder people.
Ego is currently thought of as a cruel trait to have in a person, but is it really as demonic as people make it out to be. The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand contains the character ,Prometheus, who has been debated as whether he is an egoist or not, but is he evil for it. Ego can be a complicated friend. On one side of the scale it can be a great ally or a cruel enemy. When Prometheus created the light, he didn’t make it for his fellow men he made it on his own, for himself.
Telling the truth may seem like the right path to take, but in the Puritans’ society it leads to nothing but consequences. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, reasoning and logic play a huge role in the society’s fear and paranoia. Proctor, Hale, and Giles are the main characters who have reasonable explanations for the chaos that has occurred. John Proctor is one of few characters that maintains valid logic towards the people’s fear and paranoia. In the beginning, Proctor gets in a dispute over whether Tituba, Sarah, and numerous others have dealt with the devil or not.
It is hard to have empathy for a sexual deviant if that is what Boyle is trying for. As the novel 's main source of conflict, Adam 's performance ends up being lack-luster, ending in a poof of dust rather than the resounding boom of an explosion the novel teases its readers with. A bit more polish to an otherwise driving character would be
This exemplar can be seen as something that symbolizes philosopher Jacques Derrida’s notion of “trace” because of incest not being mentioned in the short story. Therefore, the term of incest is never mentioned in the short story, however, the unnamed narrator states, “The result was discoverable, he added, in that silent yet importunate and terrible influence which for centuries had moulded the destinies of his family, and which made him what I now saw him — what he was. Such opinions need no comment, and I will make none.” (Poe 9) which portrays that the unnamed narrator felt a sense of decay in the Usher house. With this in mind, it could be interpreted as “trace” of incest since the presence of incest in the Usher family is not present or mentioned in the short story but the house of the Usher family that is decaying throughout the short story can be interpreted as incest inducing the decay of the Usher family.
Augustine put it this way, “When sin is committed, we have… preferred… goods of a lower order and neglect the better and the higher good — neglecting you, our Lord God.” At this point Augustine describes what he believed to be the most pervasive sin affecting his life, which will continue to torture him for the rest of his life, lust. “Then bushes of lust grew rank about my head, and there was no hand to root them out.” Augustine then moves away from his home to Carthage to study the art of rhetoric. This time in is life was what he’d describe as the darkest time, when his lust and urge for power guided him.
The poems speak volumes of what effects discrimination, prejudice and anti-Semitism can have on the victims’, and also what the causes of some of these uprisings in history. Alexander Kimel like a phoenix rises from the ashes to infuse the essential drive for the
This creates a whirlwind of problems for Holden, convincing the reader that “Holden is clearly flawed . . . (Bickmore and Youngblood 254)” His failure to reflect upon his poor choices, such as his failure to study and lack of motivation, can be seen as the birthplace from which many of his problems spring, leading to his pessimistic
Whenever Rainsford thought about what the General would do, it would send “ a shudder of cold horror throughout his whole body” (Connell 33). He is traumatized because he doesn 't know why the General would do something like this people just for fun. Rainsford will never hunt again because of all the traumatizing experiences he faced while being on the
There are no examples of the man using any of the suggestions in Gonzalez’s article, such as singing a few tunes or reciting poetry (Gonzalez 97). Gonzalez would likely agree that if the man had given more of himself to the humanities, he would have a higher probability of beating the wicked Mother
Greek mythology: Prometheus and Epimetheus the creation of man Prometheus and Epimetheus where titans that were spared imprisonment in tartarus after a great war known as the titanomachy, a war between titans and olympians, and they were given the task of creating man. Prometheus shaped man out of clay, and this statue was given live by the goddess Athena who breathed life into his clay figure. While prometheus was creating many he assigned Epimetheus with the task of giving the creatures of the earth their various traits, such as swiftness, cunning, strength, fur, wings. Unfortunately, by the time man was created Epimetheus had given all the traits that were needed for survival out and there were none left for man. So Prometheus decided