Soon after Haemon’s suicide, Eurydice kills herself too. Creon has begun to feel this heavy burden on his shoulders. All these deaths started because of his one choice to send Antigone to the cave. His emotions are being poured out “alas for me… the guilt for all of this is mine- it can never be removed from e or passed to any other mortal man” (Sophocles, 1463-1465). Creon is feeling numerous emotions after his downfall.
They made the rashest decision of them all. Romeo thought that Juliet had died so he rushed to her grave. “There rust and let me die (5.3.183).” Juliet kills herself after seeing Romeo dead body by her coffin so she decides to kill herself. Which makes their parents learn a different that you should not judge a person by their name. They just ended up losing their
During the 1800s Dark Romanticism, sometimes referred to as Gothic Romanticism, entered the world of literature. Unlike the writings before this time, Dark Romanticism showed the sinful thoughts that had not been previously shown in the world. Unlike the previous fiction stories or novels such as fairytales that used creative, positive stories to escape reality, these dark and sometimes supernatural writings eluded reality by taking its readers into disturbing and sometimes sacrilegious situations. Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne both used symbols to illustrate elements of Dark Romanticism. The symbols within the stories of these great writers revealed the impending darkness and gloom that characterized Dark Romanticism.
They had four children, the two brothers fought to become the king but both died in battle. Antigone killed herself and her fiance, Haimon, tried to kill his dad, Creon. Haimon died by accidentally stabbing himself. Creon was the last person in the family alive and the play foreshadows his suicide due to the loss of his family. In the play, there is an epic hero.
She concludes her story by committing suicide without regard to the lives that will be affected by her loss. Haemon “tumbled around her[Antigone], hugging her waist, grieving for his marriage lost,” resulting in his death as he “drew his two-edged sword” and drove it through his body (1223-1224; 1233). Consequently, Haemon’s mother “died at the alter [by] a sharp sword-thrust” because she could not bear the demise of her beloved son. Antigone’s mistake in disregarding those who love her affected many, which leads the reader to better understand that both characters
Meanwhile, Juliet’s father had made plans for her to marry Count Paris, upon her refusal, he threatened to turn her out. Juliet was faced with a horrible dilemma, to abandon her one true love or to face her father’s wrath and live out the rest of her days as a street urchin. In her plight, she turned to the friar that married Romeo and her, who devised a plan to allow them to stay together. He gave Juliet a potion that made her seem dead temporarily, she drank it and was laid in a tomb. Romeo found out about her supposed death before the friar could tell him of his scheme and rushed to her side.
Friar Lawrence is the one who came up with the plan for Juliet to fake her own death with the Friar’s potion “ Take thou this vial, being them in bed and this distilled liquor drink thou off, when presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse shall keep his native progress, but surcease. No warmth, no breath shall testify thou livest”. The plan mostly worked. Everyone thought that she was actually dead, and they brought her to the tomb as planned. It inevitably ended with them dieing though, because the Friar couldn’t follow the plan all the way through, and didn’t succeed in telling Romeo of the plan.
The speaker have fallen into despair over his lost love, Lenore, slowly and harshly breaking his mind and heart due to baffling raven, and response harshly “Leave my loneliness unbroken!...” (100). However, the narrator experience many horrific occurrence in his tale. A devastating moment of the narrator tale is the when Rodrick Usher was muttering to himself on his chair about him hearing strange noises for days, and he finally confessed about them burying his sister alive and desperately trying to escape, and claims “yes, I hear it, and have heard it.” And when the outburst of Rodrick sister appearance, and she fell heavily inward upon his brother. The narrator fled swiftly away from the mansion and witness the mansion vanishing into the swamp into bits and pieces. As the results, the mind of the narrator of “Usher” isn’t bizarre as the speaker of “The Raven”.
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” is a good example of Gothic literature because it shows how a man goes to visit an old friend and see how his friend and his friends twin sister die. “The whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day.”(13) This is an
This affected his composition and actually, the English Gothic novel began with his 'Gothic story '; 'The Castle of Otranto '. Fundamentally, a Gothic novel is said to incorporate sorcery, riddle, heavenly, uncanny and tension. The interpretation of a Gothic novel contrasts from reader to reader. A Gothic work is to have a unquestionable mixing of remote setting, destroyed strongholds, dilapidated houses, mazes, cells, dull halls, cellar, moonlight, candles, winding stairs, fierce interests, inbreeding, odd fixation, and condemnations. This sort makes sentiments of agony, riddle, dread, tension since their point is to investigate humankind 's dull side and question humanity about what is great and underhandedness, address what part the powerful shows, and experience dread or fear.
One reason for this is he went to the tomb of juliet’s death, and when he saw juliet is really dead, he had no hope of living, so he took the poison and killed himself. Yet another reason is him and juliet couldn’t wait to be together and they rush things too quickly which causes many trouble in between there love, and if he were to never killed himself, he would’ve been with juliet, and they could’ve ran away, without anyone knowing because everyone thinks juliet is dead. As one can see, Romeo shares in the responsibility for the
Roderick, as well as his house, in The Fall of the House of Usher is gloomy and dark at first glance. “view of the melancholy House of Usher. I know not how it was--but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible.” (Poe 1) The house of Usher looks creepy and dark, also it appears to give off a wave of gloominess. Roderick is dark and gloomy, just like his house, he gives others a feeling of dread and fear.
Secrets play a big role in the plot of the story. Dimmesdale and Chillingworth both die as a result of secrecy. Dimmesdale finally comes clean and claims pearl as his daughter and then “holds his hand over his heart” and dies. Chillingworth dies shortly after because his only will to live was when he wanted to find out the father and then punish him but now Dimmesdale is dead therefore he has nothing to live for. He strangely leaves everything he has to Pearl.
When he finally died, Miss Emily told the townspeople that he was not dead, and finally, on the third day, let the town’s people buried him (William Faulkner 1105). She lived in an isolated world after her father’s death. Finally, she meets Homer; Homer was a man who knew what he wanted in life, and Miss Emily was not part of it. This drove Miss Emily to do the unthinkable, and she bought rat poison and killed Homer. Years passed, and no one knew that Miss Emily killed Homer and had him lying in the upstairs bed dead.
Mary Shelley had been made a widow, which was caused by the drowning of her dear husband Percy Shelley (wiki). Mary had to work hard to provide for her son and herself. She wrote a couple more novels and made sure her late husbands literary works were placed in literary history, as where they should. She also had some struggle with late Percy Shelley’s father, he never really approved of his lifestyle. Mary Shelley died of brain cancer, February in 1851.