The stress of liability under the powers of the throne caused a lot of built up rage to come out through Creon during the time of the prince 's deaths. The king carried a very palpable fault with him which shined through in this rulings and reactions about Polyneices ' burial. However, a personality flaw is one of the most self-evident characteristics of a tragic hero. Creon 's hubris, or extreme pride, leads him to many irrational choices and conversations with his closest loved ones. At the news of his nephew 's deaths, Creon makes a sudden decision on behalf of the men stating that "Polyneices... is to have no burial.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a brilliant novel because of its description of Okonkwo’s fall from prominence. However, even though Okonkwo was a brilliant wrestler, he hated the sullen life of his father, a man who had many debts throughout his life. As a father, Okonkwo fears that his son, Nwoye, is not masculine enough to become successful in the clan. Fear is a recurring theme in the novel, and it plays a gigantic role in Okonkwo’s death. In Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s fear is the driving force behind many of his actions, including his own death.
O’Hara illustrates this in the first chapter, when Julian’s swift decline begins. Irritated by the abrasive jokes of the local big shot, English throws a glass of liquor into a much despised but universally feared man. Unfortunately, Harry Reilly, the recipient to the highball in the face, is the biggest investor in Julian’s car dealership. Of course, this is not the real reason for English’s fall into the social and psychological abyss, however it is just the tipping point. O’Hara states, “He remembered throwing a drink at Harry Reilly, throwing it in his fat, cheap, gross Irish face.”
Prufrock’s relationship with women, spoiled by detachment and fear, is the source of his crippling insecurity, anxiety, and distress, which limits his ability to socialize and further isolates him from the world beyond his torturous mind. Alfred Prufrock’s generalizes all women into having malignant, overcritical intentions, leading him to develop
“Blows Us All Away” and It’s Quiet Uptown have many aspects the fit into the narrative pattern of tragedy. For instance, we see our hero, Philip Hamilton, has excessive pride in regard to his father, which in turn cause him to confront George Eacker for defaming his father. This confrontation leads to a duel and ultimately Philip’s demise or encounter with a larger power, death. Philip’s death is also the destruction of the young innocent; this is apparent in “It’s Quiet Uptown” when he is referred to as a child. Lastly, “It’s Quiet Uptown” is a tragedy because we observe the harmony of nature being disturbed.
The cause of those unfortunate events were distrust and that led to regrettable acts. When he visits the underworld, Odysseus is warned not to let his guard down when he returns home; Not everyone back home can be trusted. These words give birth to distrust in Odysseus’ heart and suspicion claims him victim just as his crew. II.
He was held above the rest, and this is proven in one of the first scenes of the book. As Hester is above the townspeople on a scaffold, Dimmesdale, Governor Wilson, and others are still above her. But, as the reader soon discovers, Arthur Dimmesdale is his own worst enemy. It is unknown until the end but he is actually the father of Hester’s child. He hates himself and often inflicts physical pain on himself. "
Dan Brown once said: “men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire”, encapsulating the tragic events of E.Lockhart’s novel We Were Liars. Human nature, defined as characteristics that are central to humanity, is profoundly explored through the events which triggered and resulted from the accident that deformed Beechwood Island. Through the character of Harris Sinclair, the domineering ‘King’ of the Sinclair family, alongside his daughters who are intoxicated on greed, E.Lockhart eludes that this trait is capable of great destruction to human nature. In addition, selfish ambition is explored through the characterisation of the Liars and their oblivious actions. Ultimately, guilt is depicted through the
In Macbeth’s case, he got extremely selfish and avid when he was named Thane of Cawdor, and remembered the prophecy of becoming king. He went on to deceive his way to the top, and killed anyone who stood in his way. Once crowned king, he didn’t misapply his power, per say, but it definitely went to his head. This resulted in culpability, and negative consequences of many sorts (ie: his wife dying, everyone
Macbeth’s mental unstableness starts to make him suffer from symptoms of obsessiveness by hallucinating and causing him to have sleep deprivations. His moral corruptness causes him to develop aggressive, cruel intentions leading up to the murder of Macduff’s family. Macbeth’s overconfidence begins to get into his head and he starts to believe he is invincible making him fail to consider consequences. These are three main factors that lead to his downfall and demise. Pearl Bailey once mentioned how a man with no love but ambition is deceased in her eyes, similar to how Macbeth was portrayed in the play.
Dichotomy is a very important characteristic in literature. Dichotomy is able to emphasize the contrast and add many deep layers to a story. In Emily Brontë’s Gothic Novel Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff’s embodies many contrasting philosophical components. Heathcliff personifies the role of a savage and a cultured gentleman. Heathcliff is also able to play the role of the victim and victimizer.