The play Antigone is about a family with some major family problems. The two main characters are mostly Antigone and Creon, who is also Antigone’s uncle. At the start of the play Creon becomes the new king and decides that Antigone’s brother Polyneices should not have a proper burial, because he rebelled against the city. This makes Antigone mad and she decides that she is going to bury Polyneices. Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules.
Once a man that tightens tightly to morality is now on the edge of what it seems ethical and unethical. He tries to get help from his medical insurance to pay the expenses of the operation, but they let go of his hand because what John contributes every month does not qualify him to finance such an extremely expensive operation. His son, meanwhile, oblivious to the sufferings of the father, comes closer and closer to death. Then there is a change in John 's good that will give birth to another man, a consciousness that will lead him to act, to rebel, without caring about transgressing the values that up to then supported his existence. Finally, he decides that the life of his son is worth more than any rule or law.
The narrator killed doodle effectually. The brother was egoistic and didn’t listen to Doodle when he wasn't eligible to work anymore. Doodle unpleasantly died because of his condition which was hard for him to cure because he was born with a condition that he could never walk. Doodle was born October 18 , 1911 and died in 1918 just before his seventh birthday. Doodle was born with a condition where he cannot walk, and was expected to die as an infant.
Doodle’s disabilities affected him from birth so he was not treated equal and his brother wanted him to learn the things he should already know. What prompted Doodle’s brother to help him was embarrassment which over came all of his feelings. Being different was hard for Doodle but at times it was harder for his brother to put up with because, as the narrator states, “Doodle was my brother and he was going to cling to me forever, no matter what I did.”(Hurts 159). Unfortunately Doodle was told he would never live and because of that he was never taught anything as a child. It would take Doodle a long time to learn everything.
The connection a man has with his father shapes his life. Which is why this is an important choice a boy must choose to decide whether that relationship will define him. When abuse, humiliation, and insult are throughout one’s childhood can scar an individual for life. That scar being having a group of twelve jurors are deciding his life or death when he is accused of murdering his father. When dealing with a father/son relationship, you are dealing with a bond that is considered to be one of the strongest things on this earth.
Throughout The Scarlet Ibis, the narrator attitude toward his brother negative. Doodle, the narrator’s brother, was born with a disability. He was paralyzed. When Doodle was born, his family believed he would die right away. The narrator was disappointed and upset because his brother was different, the narrator wanted a normal brother; however, throughout the short story the narrator’s negative attitude starts to change.
This induces Tim’s decision to become neutral in the war even further. "Nobody understands it. They put him on a prison ship and he got sick and died in three weeks. It doesn't make any sense. You can understand why they took Mr. Rogers or Captain Betts, but why imprison a ten-year-old boy?".
Max is confused about the loss of his best friend because Freak told him that he was going to get bionic limbs. Soon after Freaks death he discovered that it was not true and that he was not telling the truth not to worry Max. Max learned that even if he’s that troubled, with events like his best friend dying, or his father killing his mother can’t slow him down and that he has no other way but to get over
Ambition’s Folly in the “Scarlet Ibis” “It’s only hubris if I fail”-Julius Caesar. This attitude is mimicked by the nameless narrator in the “Scarlet Ibis”. He is the lense that Doodle’s death is seen through. He is a mere boy pushed to passive homicide through the folly of man and civilization's progress pushed on his adolescent shoulders. He is the accidental killer of his brother pushed to this state by his and societies best and worst qualities.
The Worst Crime: Matt’s or Richard’s “Killings”, written by Andre Dubus, illustrates how the death of a loved one may lead to dire consequences for all the parties included. Matt Fowler’s son, Frank, was murdered in cold blood by a jealous soon-to-be ex-husband, Richard Strout. When the death of Frank sunk into the lives of the Fowler’s, Matt believed he had to retaliate in some sort of fashion. The sort of fashion he chose was to seek revenge and kill Richard for his wrongdoings, which he did. Some people believe that the murder committed by Richard Strout can be considered more serious because of his act of passion and his lackadaisical style of living without worrying about his future.