Eventually, both Antigone and Kreon are either killed or disgraced due to their respective obsessions with family ties and absolute power. Sophocles goes against the social expectations of Antigone and Kreon to show how both characters’ downfall is attributed to their hubris. The irony, which emphasizes Antigone and Kreon’s arrogance, allows Sophocles to again solidify the necessity of following divine
61), wholly draped in darkness. "As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames No light, but rather, darkness visible" (62-63). The only light that he mentions here is that of one’s sight which makes the darkness visible to him. The couch "darkness visible" here is an oxymoron and carries a very deep meaning. Heaven can be taken as a description of pure light symbolizing pure goodness likewise Hell is pure darkness denoting pure evil.
Sharon states, “I am going to marry a liar”, and on her deathbed, she still exclaims, “You’re a liar”. By never forgiving his mistake and continually holding him to blame for their boring and unfulfilling marriage, the theme becomes evident. The theme of Do You Know Where
Through ignorance and egocentrism, both characters are at fault for their own deterioration, and eventual madness. King Lear’s tragic story seems to rest on the blame of his three daughters and their sinister acts of deception. Although Goneril and Regan’s
Dante’s portrayal of Satan shows him to be monstrous and empty as he does not fulfill any satisfaction that is felt if something is missing in one’s life. The thing that is missing in the readers’ lives is God as only God can satisfy our desire. This paradox of Satan by Dante speaks truth as to the fact he is both monstrous and empty. This is an astounding idea to think but it makes sense as he is seen with three heads gnawing on the sinners in the final realm of Hell, Judecca, but is also empty as he is the epitome of sin and, as said earlier, sin is empty and never truly
Had harmed her life... David 's... Luke 's, Helen 's, Jane 's... and Paul 's. Paul, the worst” (141). The stilted nature of this statement and the ellipsis between the names depict her reluctance to admit her mistakes and the blindness of her pursuit of perfection while inflicting severe damages on her surroundings. She mentions the harm she caused to herself first, implying egoistic intentions. On the other hand, as she states that the influence of her decisions on Paul is the worst, Harriet is developing self-consciousness and depicting that her children’s good is also crucial to
The character of Grendel's mother, the swamp hag whose never actually given a name, just like Grendel, had sorrows and inner demons of her own. "Grendel's mother/ monstrous hell-bride, brooded on her wrongs./ She had been forced down into fearful waters,/ the cold depths, after Cain had killed/ his father's son, felled his own/ brother with a sword." (Beowulf, 1258-1263) She had been cursed to be an outcast, too. Nevertheless, Grendel's mother is considered one of the most vengeful characters in the book even though her ulterior motives for revenge, just as Grendel's, were pure human feelings too. "But now his mother/ had sallied forth on a savage journey,/grief-racked and ravenous, desperate for revenge."
We can deduce this by the words mightily offended which has connotations of feeling disrespected. Grete as went through a lot to try and help her brother through these rough time, and realizing that all those efforts were in vain puts the final nail in the coffin. Destroying what was left of their
This story is about a grandmother who does all the wrong things and ends up getting herself and her family killed. In A Good Man is Hard to Find, we go through this adventure with a family that never truly makes their destination. The lies begin to build and the loose term of a good man gets thrown around one too many times. Does dressing like a lady and acting proper like a lady truly save your life? The grandmother’s moral code and values are skewed and largely self-concerning.
This caused Medea to be vengeful and go out on a rampage. Not only did this hurt Jason, but it also hurt the Corinthian king,his daughter and many more. Medea felt justified in her homicidal acts because she had given up so much to be with Jason. Medea’s nurse explained how the main character abandoned her life for a man she believed she loved, “Sometimes she turns to look away, to call out for her father, her country and home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love. She has learned the hard way what it is to be an exile to had given up everything” ( lines 29-36.)