To begin, the first category of love, storge, is a Greek word meaning empathy bond. This love can be described as fondness of familiarity. In “Romeo and Juliet,” Lady Capulet says, “ I beg for justice, which thou, prince must give. Romeo slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live”(III.i.180-181) Tybalt, portrayed as a cruel and prejudice man, is hated by most; even Lord Capulet shows disapproval of the actions of Tybalt. However, he is family, and that natural love makes the Capulet family want his death avenged.
This makes us realize, George, being a person who seems like he doesn’t have enough patience and tolerance, looks like he would easy murder Lennie years before, but he did have this special bond, apprehension. To illustrate, if you have the opportunity to slip out from your duty, the biggest duty, many people would do it, but George didn’t, Why? He did care and love his innocent friend, with his heart. In summary, killing Lennie is an example of the deep care George had for Lennie. Even with their differences and disagreements, each of them had this enormous respect and affection for each other.
As the two sisters fight over who loves their father more, they demonstrate to the audience that they are selfish and manipulative. They take advantage of their father’s old age and use their words to get gain for themselves. They do the exact opposite of what daughters are supposed to do during those times. “The representation of patriarchal misogyny is most obvious in the treatment of Goneril and Regan...Goneril’s and Regan’s treatment of their father...is seen...as a fundamental violation of human nature” (Bruce). God was most powerful, followed by men, who were followed by women.
A few cultural aspects were, burial rights and women had the right to mourn. These two were specifically important in Antigone because of its unique storyline. Creon is portrayed as the king of Thebes who identifies the dignity and power of the state entirely within himself. He rules Thebes and his own will, instead of the will of his people. He is full of ambition and pride at the start, by the end Creon suffers the wrath of the gods.
Even before that, because he was an orphan, he most likely had to provide for himself. Being thrown into such an important role required him to be strong, and to be strong, Griffith suppressed his emotions. As the leader of a group of mercenaries, he had no time to bother himself with human relationships. This suppression would eventually lead to a complete lack of understanding about his own feelings, developing a childlike and impulsive mentality. Griffith’s role as a leader also nullified any worth in anything other than his dream, eventually, letting his dream define him.
The government cleverly manipulates the population into submission through well-controlled and staged events. Ultimately, the population becomes so fearful of the oppressor, they are scared into compliance with even just a threat of violence. For Pinochet's regime, this is demonstrated in the tactful arrests, torture, and executions of many leftist (suspected) sympathizers the National Stadium. In ESPN's 30 for 30: The Opposition, the gruesome scene within the stadium is vividly described. Under the bleachers, the prisoners would be subjected to horrific torture practices and deprived of food, water, and sleep.
3. Fear of defeats: Those who follow their dreams suffer far more than others because when they fail continuously, they can’t make the excuses such as ‘I didn’t want it anyway’. They know that they want to actualize their dreams and their path will not be easier than any other path they could follow. The warriors of light, as Paulo calls them, are prepared to be patient and let the Soul of the World conspire in their favor. 4.
The Emalia-Desdemona relationship is an interesting and complicated one. At first glance, it might seem that Emalia serves as the jaded foil to Desdemona’s innocent naivety about love. However, a closer, sympathetic look at Emalia shows she has plenty of reasons to be as hardened as she has become. The role of Iago’s wife can’t be an easy one, and he is usually too concerned with revenge to pay much attention to her. He’s arguably one of the cruelest Shakespearean villains, and Emalia is just trying to survive unscathed.
Sometimes, these differences are what triggers fights; the majority of the time being due to misunderstanding as well as crossing the line, even if we have the best interest at heart. For example, envision a situation where you got a new boyfriend, and although your best friend had only wanted to express her concern for your wellbeing, she ended up criticizing him based on rumors. No matter if they are your best friend, once crossed the line, forgiving is hard. Nevertheless, a true friend will see their mistake and do anything in their power to gain your trust again, and one would likely forgive them, as they felt the others ' sincerity and genuine. The famous British novelist C.S Lewis once mentioned, “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” (qdt.
The play Antigone by Sophocles, translated by Paul Roche, was first performed in 441 BC focuses on the life of Antigone who is the daughter to the ex-rulers of Thebes. She has 1 other sister who is not supportive since she is manipulated by her uncle Creon who now rules after her 2 brothers killed each other in a fight for the throne. Creon and Antigone are the protagonist and antagonist who don’t seem to get along very well despite being related. Creon believes one thing and is very firm on his beliefs, while Antigone’s thoughts contradict to what Creon’s beliefs are, leading to both of them butting heads with each other and in the ultimate death of Antigone. During the play, the reader can rightfully assume that Creon is the tragic hero because he definitely has the most character growth throughout the play, although; it is very difficult to notice because of his pride and his tragic flaws.