Palpatine led Anakin to want to end the Jedi, so he could be the most powerful and so he could save Padme. All of this occured because of one poor choice that he made because he was impatient. Similarly, Oedipus made very reckless and impatient decisions throughout the play, where he, just like Anakin, though that he could escape the punishment. Most importantly, when he was confronted by Teiresias he completely ignored his words and reasoning. Teiresias stating that the prophecy was correct, that he did kill his
In response to the choice of Street Sweeper, Equality thinks, “We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it” (26). With his intelligence and curiosity, Equality would do much better as a Scholar. The government punishes him for being different, and as a result, they can’t see him become advantageous. They are blinded by their beliefs on
If they did not show this scene the audience/reader may not believe Oedipus is capable of the murders at the crossroads. It’s like Tiresias makes Oedipus angry on purpose so the audience/reader figures out the truth without him actually saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, “Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man.” Tiresias’ ironic behavior and attitude towards revealing prophecy makes him symbolic to the
Because in the beginning he was impulsive and arrogant, he set himself up for a journey of miseries, and in this quote he asks the gods to release him from those miseries. He has never asked that before and always thought he was better than the gods themselves. After being humbled, put in rags, and put through many hardships, Odysseus finds that he is not the most important being and becomes more humble because of this. When the suitors are trying to win Penelope’s heart they are tasked to string Odysseus’s bow and shoot it through axes. Odysseus waits for most of the suitors to attempt to string
Brother cannot fathom the reality of having an abnormal sibling. Brother uses his pride as a way to help Doodle succeed, but Brother only did it because of the embarrassment and disappointment that Doodle is. In James Hurst’s, The Scarlet Ibis, Hurst insinuates that pride is controlling Brother when he thinks to himself, “They did not know that I did it for myself; that pride whose slave i was…” (Hurst 218). In the quote, Brother is taken over by his selfish pride.
He says, “But Polyneices, killed as piteously, an interdict forbids that anyone should bury him or even mourn.” (192). Through disobeying the Gods, Creon implies that his laws are more important than the Gods. Creon’s disregard towards the Gods, explains why he dismisses Tiresias’s power. Creon’s overall power grants him his free will.
D’Angelo states “That I hope things are looking up for him. That I hope his sorrow is the past… That I am thinking of him” (D’Angelo).In the passage the repetition of “that I hope” it emphasizes the amount of guilt towards the business man. Not only does this passage show his guilt it also shows his true identity, it shows a side of a person who is a regretful, sorrow and hopeful. The reason he is showing his true identity is because it connects to his guilt.
Trevor's insanity makes him feel like he has to make someone feel horrible about what had happened to them to make himself feel better. In “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, T’s actions aren’t even close to being justified. Instead, he should have been grateful due to the courtesy and generosity of Old Misery. Works Cited Greene, Graham. "
His decision to not intervene, is a selfish move that affects many. Another example of Amir's selfishness appears when Amir asks Hassan if he would eat dirt for him (Hosseini 54). Hassan being the good and loyal friend responds by saying yes, but questions why Amir would want to make him do such a cruel thing. I believe that Amir asked Hassan that to remind him of his position as a servant. Amir knew that Hassan would do anything for him.
On the other hand, Katniss is suspicious of his behavior, and believes he is just pretending to be nice, but she realizes that he is just being himself. She states in the book, “Peeta Mellark, on the other hand, has obviously been crying and interestingly enough does not seem to be trying to cover it up. I immediately wonder if this will be his strategy in the Games. To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.” (Collins, 2008, p.49)
The Portrayal of Discovery in Shakespeare’s Tempest and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Discovery, defined as the action or process of learning new information or the verification of older information one has begun to view in a completely dissimilar light to how one viewed it before this discovery. Discovery can take several forms, physical discovery for one relates to the act of detecting something tangible such as a new species of plant or a location (such as a vast rain forest), but there is also emotional discovery and intellectual discoveries. Two excellent examples of texts about the theme of discovery are Shakespeare’s renowned play the Tempest and Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror Frankenstein. Both literary works have a plethora of similarities
How can a person be arrogant and insecure at the same time? In Edmund Rostand’s comedic tragedy, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is a tragic hero based on the characteristics of having a tragic flaw, a result of his downfall, and him coming to self-knowledge by the end of the play. Cyrano fights many obstacles in the book internally and externally before he arrives at his final destination of acceptance. Ultimately, Cyrano will be proven to be a tragic hero by more closely examining his character.
The two stories, The Masque of the Red Death, and Hop-Frog were written by Edgar Allen Poe in 1842 and 1849 respectively. The movie adaptation of these two stories was directed by Roger Corman and released in 1964. The film chose a radical approach, mostly because of the added characters, new details, and a different storyline. First of, the characters of Francesca, Gino, Lodovico and Juliana were completely fabricated on not at all based on any character from either story. The only main characters in Masque were Prince Prospero, and in Hop-Frog, it was the jokester king, Hop-Frog, and the dancer.