""What if I can 't"" Dede 's voice shook. 'Jaimito thinks it 's suicide. He told me that he 'll have to leave me if I get mixed up in this thing. ' There, she 'd said it... She was hiding behind her husband’s fear"(Alvarez 180). This quote showed that Dede was the one with the most fear in her heart, she was afraid that Jaimito would leave her if she were to join with her sisters.
[Porter] tried not to remember other images: a barn in Alabama full of stinking, rotting, wailing men. His regiment lost 13 in battle, 161 to disease” (5). During his time in the Civil War, the tragic event of losing his men during the war caused Porter to feel horrible in connection with his loss. The rotting men symbolized how Porter’s misery through various years deteriorated him. Porter had to accomplish a successful circus by assisting it in every need possible that way he can pay tribute to his lost men and learn from his mistake.
Some people may say that Antigone chose to die. This is not right because Antigone was not choosing death, she was choosing to be loyal to family. Creon decided to make a law in which Polyneices, Antigone’s brother could not be buried. If someone broke this law they would be stoned to death in public. Antigone did not think it was right, and decided to bury him saying “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death…”.
Futility means pointlessness or uselessness. Futility reflects the changing mood of the soldiers because they witness each soldier being killed and the mourning of death. The soldiers experience a good persona when they are enlisted for the war as they are seen as heroic and that they are noble for serving their country but then their personas decrease as they realise that its more difficult
Antigone is loyal to her brother Polyneices and Creon is against Polyneices because he feels he betrayed the city. Throughout the story the two clash with hatred, but Antigone’s role in the cities society made Creon a Tragic hero. Even though Antigone is Creon's niece, It is no surprise that she goes against his decree to bury her brother. She explains to her sister that she wants to bring honour to her family and not betray her brother, “Yes. I’ll do duty to my brother and yours as well, if you’re not prepared to I won’t be caught betraying him”(line 58).
Antigone shows this when she makes the decision to bury her brothers body, and Juliet when she decides to fake her death. These girls have beliefs contrary to those that they are surrounded with and taught in everyday society. Love clouds the judgement of Juliet when she considers how life could be if she stayed with her family, and she decides it would make the most sense to fake her death to live happily with him. Antigone buries the body of her brother Polynices, and her safety is compromised by this act of love and respect for the Gods and her family. Their male partners have a critical role in these stories and character’s lives as well.
When Juliet’s parents tell her she must marry Paris, Juliet goes to Father Lawrence to get a potion that will allow her to avoid marriage to Paris; skeptical of its efficacy, she puts those doubts to rest when she pulls out her knife and says, “No, no, this shall forbid it”(4.3.24). With this declaration, Juliet shows her brave willingness to die to not be with Paris in order to only be with Romeo. Her bravery is more important because she still has doubts about everything that could go wrong with the potion, listing them all :“How if, when I am laid into the tomb/, I wake before the time that Romeo/ Come to redeem me?”(4.3.32). Due to her love for Romeo, facing these troubles, Juliet goes ahead with her plan and overcomes those fears due to her love for Romeo. Shakespeare’s portrayal of Juliet in this manner reverses traditional gender roles and by setting up a dramatic final scene in which Juliet makes the ultimate sacrifice for Romeo.
Creon is willing to banish Medea and cast her into a fate of exile and statelessness to protect his daughter. This is in stark contrast to the main theme of the play in which Medea is willing to murder her own children in order to seek revenge and ensure that Jason does not have a sense of belonging and wealth in Corinth from his new marriage with their joint children. It seems, in this scene, that her fear of being banished is more of a concern to her than her children. Creon's actions are all to protect his daughter, "I'll not put you before my family." line 316 even though he has previously admitted that Medea does "sounds harmless" line 303, he is not willing to take the risk as he is "terrified you're plotting evil" line 304.
V. Conclusion In conclusion, the poem is about a Vietnam war veteran who is visiting a war memorial and is having a hard time dealing with the fact that he is a survivor of the war. The speaker gives reason to why he is feeling such a split, and why he is having such a hard time dealing with his emotions. The speaker describes himself as well as the memorial as stone which means he thinks of himself as strong and steady, but the speaker also realizes that he is too only a man and he is also “flesh” meaning he is only but man and he does have emotions which the memorial bring out of
Jennifer Bouchard comments, “he was thinking about a friend of his who had gone off to war and always regretted not choosing the other road. The real internal conflict for his friend, though, was that he knew if he did choose the other road, he would have been sorry he did not go off to help in World War I” (Literary Contexts in Poetry: Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken” 1). Frosts friends experience is interchangeable with the narrators. The narrator is saddened by the fact that he is incapable of taking both paths. Frost drew from his friends ordeal with making choices to produce a timeless piece of literature.