"44 In the play, downfall is most commonly either suffering or torment. In the case of King Lear, that suffering is caused by the injustices acted out by chat ethers against one another. Lear loses his sanity, Kent is put into the stocks, and Gloucester has his eyes gouged out and attempts suicide. This downfall takes many aspects into consideration. It is at the same time "spiritual and physical," while also affecting social aspects.45 Madness is a third, minor theme hidden in the characters of the play.
Love leads to hardship and lies “Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love” said Mario Teguh. This quote states that someone should never make a big choice when they are upset or in love. If this does happen then this will lead to hardship and making bad choices. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald love leads to lies and hardship results in gatsby lying about who ran over Myrtle and Gatsby dieing over the revenge for Myrtle 's death. In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald showed that love leads to lies and hardship which results in Gatsby lying about who ran over Myrtle.
In Frankenstein’s mind, death is evil, and he is willing to do anything to defy God’s will, and fate to stop it. Mary Shelley’s use of emotional diction helps to show the reader how damaging the death of his mother is on Victor Frankenstein, “She died calmly; and her countenance expressed affection even in death. I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most irreparable evil, the void that presents itself to the soul, and the despair that is
In the allegorical story, “The Masque of the Read Death”, Poe, tries to express the human desire to avoid Death. The place and the time of the story portray social ignorance, since in the past death was a taboo that provoked terror in humanity. The consternation causes motivation in issues such as death dissolution or prevention. Poe finds himself motivated by death; in this work, his character Prince Prospero has strange tastes that represent death symbolically and makes a great effort to avoid it. First and foremost, the name Prospero is a metaphor; closely related to wealth and material prosperity.
Both stories present villains differently, where society is directly criticizing Meursault’s beliefs and actions in The Stranger while Meursault is indirectly hurting Harun in The Meursault Investigation. However, both text function similarly by triggering the protagonists emotions, creating a sympathy towards them. In The Stranger, Meursault is perceived by society as being inhuman with no place in their society but through Meursault 's perspective, society
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?
It can be concluded from his lack of discussion that Mr. Usher wants to pretend as if his sister is not sick or may not even exist. “For several days ensuing, her name was unmentioned by either Usher or myself: and during this period I was busied in earnest endeavours to alleviate the melancholy of my friend.” (Poe 681) This is a contributing factor to the mental illness that he claims to have and can be linked to his reasoning behind burying his sister where she could not be used for experimentation by the local doctors. The last influence on Mr. Usher is the environment in which he lives.
Raymond Carver takes a bleak and sometimes dark humor approach to the costs of relationship breakups in his short story, “Popular Mechanics”. While there is a focus on how a child is often damaged during a separation, the emphasis is on the unnamed angry man and woman’s discord. Carver doesn’t clarify what is the cause of the couple’s troubles, but it’s clearly turned hostile. The gloomy depiction prevents any promise of a favorable outcome. The indistinctness of the characters allows the reader to put themselves into the story and to feel the building aggressive tension.
Albert Camus and Franz Kafka wrote novels that describe those three themes of existentialism and how they impact the characters they wrote in their stories. Camus’s introduced a man named Meursault whose own thoughts and opinions isolated him from the norm of society, his lack of fear or anxiety towards his actions resulted in his own demise, and showed that when a man commits actions, choosing whether or not to accept responsibility could lead to more problems depending on the choices made. Kafka turned a man named Gregor into a bug. This unexpected action forced not only Gregor into isolation, but those protecting him, the worry about the future harmed both sides of the
The Prince and Leviathan both show the extent to which the political power depends on the weaknesses of the people. At the same time, sharing similarities in terms of approach to the problem and the basis for its observation, the works are devoted to rather different aspects. Machiavelli focuses more on the ruler and his ability to govern or get power through the immorality or terror while pursuing his own desire for getting power or keeping it. In contrast, Hobbes shows that the immorality and disorder within the society are a result of lacking the power and could be eliminated by the social contract delivering the governance the ability to make other people conform to the existing social rules. In any case, the political ideas of Machiavelli and Hobbes are, to some extent, of the same origin and, therefore, achieve similar results in terms of defining the authority and its principles while achieving those results is rather different