The Odyssey have many underlying themes, one of which is the deadly sins. The deadly sins Pride, Wrath, and Greed are vital to the plot and progression of the story. Pride is one of the main things that plagues Odysseus throughout his journey. At times his arrogance and pride gets the better of and causes a massive conflict. One of the worst moments where his pride got the better of him when he blinded Polyphemus and escaped.
Creon is the tragic hero of “Antigone” because his hubris muddles his judgment and makes him cause his own undoing. Creon has many admirable qualities but within them a tragic flaw that causes great misfortune. Creon as a newly instated king of Thebes, makes a decree that Eteocles will
Greed is one of the most destructive forces known to mankind and it can ruin our lives. We can all learn from stories when people were greedy and had to deal with the potentially deadly consequences. This theory is displayed in the short story “The Pardoner’s” Tale written by Geoffrey Chaucer when greed literally caused the main characters to die. The Pardoner’s Tale was the better story in my opinion because the story’s plot had a nice flow to it and kept the story moving, the theme hit me harder because that’s what the focus of the story was, and the author gave some interesting ways of making inanimate objects come to life and have an effect on the plot. It’s always easier to pay attention to a story that has a better flow to it and is easier to understand the plot because we are focused on that one idea and can learn more from it.
His struggles begin when he looses his job, at the end we expect him to kill himself, which he does. According to Aristotle, tragic hero should be able to arise the feelings of pity and fear in the minds of audience. Willy’s failure to accept his own inadequacy is what causes catharsis that characterizes a tragedy. Catharsis refers to purification or cleansing and purgation of emotions, especially pity and fear. It is Willy Loman’s hamartia that evokes the feelings of pity and fear in audience’s emotions.
In the play Antigone, Lord Creon was portrayed as the tragic hero. A tragic hero makes a poor decision which ultimately leads to his own downfall. Lord Creon had special characteristics which led him to be the tragic hero in the play. Creon has a few weaknesses, the greatest being his excessive amount of pride which was known as hubris. He was also faced with a major life changing decision.
The human nature can be a vile, corrupt, and heinous object that will do anything to benefit itself and put down others. This is the bleak reality of the human nature. LoTF, written by William Golding, and Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini are two books that follow the tragic stories of young boys who lost and sacrificed everything when they succumbed to their evil desires. Lord of the Flies and Kite runner both shed light on human nature by showing the inherent evil that can be evoked, how it can lead to the loss of childhood innocence, and the sacrifices we are willing to make. The quality that defines the human nature best is our inherent evil.
By Chaucer saying “This these miscreants agreed to slay the third and youngest, as you heard me say.” This is a key point in the story because what Geoffrey Chaucer is trying to say is that money is the root of all evil because it caused three friends to end each other’s lives. The final topic is greed, it plays a role in both tales in how the characters valued their personal desires over the well beings of themselves and others. There is greed in the pardoner’s tale by the friends wanting wealth and doing anything possible to have it in their grasps. In the wife of bath’s tale, greed is the want for sex and power, and the knight acted on his greed resulting in the events that followed. The author says “truly poor are they who whine and fret; and convert what they cannot hope to get.” What this means is that the knight has greed and a selfish desire that he acted
”Hands”, signify the important components of self and violence that rounds out an emphasis placed on choice throughout the play. It is the impression of responsibility for this poor action that has been committed. In this play, there are many ideas, but guilt is one of the most significant ones. It teaches important lessons to the readers, with everlasting morals. In Act 2, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth chose to commit a sin, killing King Duncan, at his stay at Macbeth’s kingdom.
The final reason was when Jonas escaped from the community. According the the author, “ It was possible, what they had planned. Barely possible. If it failed, he would very likely be killed” ( The Giver, 155). Jonas knew that his community needed the memories to feel feelings; as a result, Jonas and the Giver made a plan for Jonas to escape to Elsewhere so the memories would return.
The narrator became ashamed of his brother and tried to resolve the problem by pushing Doodle past his limits. The narrator’s pride and selfish intentions eventually bring about the ultimate death of Doodle, showing that selfish pride generally causes more harm than good. By analyzing the story, it is easy to see that the theme that “spiteful cruelty toward a loved one often stems from wounded pride” is revealed