As the male and husband of the entire family, he feels that it is his duty to be the breadwinner, the provider and the head of the household. He decides to fire Krogstad by sending him a dismissal letter. “Come what will, you may be sure I shall have both courage and strength if they be needed. You will see I am man enough to take everything upon myself” (Ibsen 31). This is a quote Helmer says meaning he believes he can bear both his and Nora’s burdens by whatever comes from firing Krogstad at the bank.
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka was written in 1915, it was based on a man named Gregor, a travelling salesman who wakes up to find himself transformed into an insect. Disgusted by his appearance he tries to deal with his new condition, but he is forced to endure the rejection of his family, which is what eventually drove him to his death. Despite having two different characters, one in real life and the other fictional, there is still a correlation between both; showing the author´s feelings, ideas and even problems, that are thrown into the story in a way to express his anguish. The clearest correlation between both is the idea of the transformation into an insect such as Gregor experienced, the novella starts, “…When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed…”, Kafka felt in his mind like an insect, something worthless and disgusting rejected by society. He had suffered all his life the alienation for being Jewish, and as he was born in Bohemia therefore he was not completely accepted in the German society.
Kafka’s writing style is unparalleled, with surreal as his genre; using the stream of thought to reflect the slow, but steady, change in the psychological mind state of its protagonist. Kafka continues to dismember the limbs of Gregor's family to prove that even a family can deny your existence, in the chase of a perfect and stable life, also known as capitalism. Kafka's surrealism becomes a broken reflection of our dreary reality that leaves us, readers, wondering
And lastly, he must come to terms with the fact that he caused the death of his wife, son, and niece. Therefore, Creon best represents a tragic hero. For a character to represent goodness, they must evoke pity from the audience. Creon must step up to take the throne of Eteocles, one his recently fallen nephews. Meaning that Creon, still grieving, must take to
Emily Brontë 's Wuthering Heights features a character hyper-focused on retaliating against everyone who has ever wronged him. Stuck in a vicious cycle oriented around vengeance, Heathcliff perpetuates his own suffering by inflicting his woes upon his targets, especially Hareton. Incapable of letting his late brother 's past transgressions go, Heathcliff remains steadfast in his mindset to make Hindley suffer. However, as his brother is no longer alive, he settles for vitiating Hareton, taking great pleasure as he does so. Due to the atrocities Heathcliff experienced at the hands of Hindley, he feels the need to punish his nephew in retaliation for the offences of the boy 's father.Consequently, Heathcliff follows in Hindley 's footsteps, further prolonging his own sorrow as his need for retribution continues to soar.
One that cares for thee, And for thy maintenance commits his body to pain labor both by sea and land…Whilst thou liest warm at home, secure and safe” (Shakespeare 5.2.163-167). Katherine essentially explains that, in their time, their husbands are vital, strenuously working to provide while the women merely reap the benefits. Those who believe that Katherine actually loves Petruchio contrast her initial disparagement toward him to her open praise for him in her end speech. Katherine’s devotion and love for Petruchio is also shown because of her capacity to praise Petruchio in front of everyone. It is important to realize that Katherine is referring to Petruchio when she mentions “thy
Explore how Gregor’s metamorphosis can be seen as a symbol of alienation of him in the modern world in Kafka’s Metamorphosis. The literal meaning of the term ‘metamorphosis’ is the process of transformation by which humans change from an adolescent into an adult in two or more stages. The choice of the title by Kafka, creates a significant role for the idea of change to be played.The story suggests a world that is pugnacious and the most salient theme in the book is per say the powerful hegemonizing demeanour of Kafka’s father over him which is shown in correlation with Mr Samsa and Gregor. Kafka’s relationship with his father was decrepit and therefor arduous to maintain. Franz Kafka goes a milestone in portraying this metamorphosis as
Oedipus Rex has become one of the most famous tragic play that men ever know. The story is known to all as a story where a man has done terrible deeds: he kills his father and marries his mother. Throughout the play, Sophocles uses irony to show readers who actually Oedipus is and the tragic fate he bears. By the use of irony, the readers can better understand why Oedipus is persistent to know the nature of his birth and that nothing good comes out of it (Zyzik, 2012). There are many examples of ironies demonstrated in the play, such as Oedipus’ curse for Laios’ murderer, his insult to the blind oracle, his choice to leave Corinth, and his ability to solve riddles.
The life of Gregor Samsa, the protagonist of Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, revolves around his family - he slaves at work under the pressure of his family’s debt until, one day, he wakes up as a monstrous vermin. Kafka narrates this bizarre tale of Gregor’s transformation in an unsettlingly detached manner, isolating and examining the Samsa family members on an individual level by introducing Gregor as a disturbing factor in the unit. Through inspecting the family’s reactions towards Gregor, Kafka conveys how people fundamentally are isolated individuals whose actions are motivated by desire. Mr. Samsa uses the family as a medium through which he can fulfil his desire to exercise authority. After Gregor’s transfiguration, Mr. Samsa becomes the only male member of the family that can work to provide for the family and protect the women from Gregor.
In The Scarlet Ibis, the author revealed finally the real feelings of Brother toward his brother Doodle. During the whole incidents of the short story, Brother is not accepting Doodle as a brother because of the abnormality which Doodle suffered from and so Brother feels ashamed. The last scene in the short story is so tragic. The scene is portrayed as Brother returned back to Doodle who was found dead, having bled from the mouth and his neck is covered in blood. The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world.