Innocence In Sophocles 'Hot Tin Roof'

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Midterm Essay Stephen King said it best when he said: “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most powerful tool.”. People use others’ innocence as a way to get them to believe what they believe. They use their viridity and naive innocence against them and thus strip them of their innocence until someone comes along and shows them the harsh reality of the world that they live in. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee William, Antigone by Sophocles and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, the protagonists start off with innocence that eventually gets taken away as they gain more knowledge about their world and the situations they are in; or more information about how flawed they are as an individual or as a society. Guy…show more content…
Remember this too that the stronger rules; We must obey his orders, these or worse. (46-48) Antigone, Ismene’s sister, is the complete opposite and disobeyed her uncle’s laws because she knew that it would not only benefit her but it would benefit her society. Antigone indirectly removed her sister’s rose-colored glasses of innocence when she was publicly chastised by her uncle. Ismene came to her sister’s defense and realized how corrupt her uncle and the way he was making the society really was. “I am not yet born; provide me … birds and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me”(3. 1-4) Antigone gives Ismene the “light” to guide her to think more about her society. Marcus Brutus is one of the main protagonists in Julius Caesar. If he would never have met Cassius he would have been very innocent. Much like in the other stories, he begins as an innocent man with morals that fit into his society however Cassius causes him to lose his morality. CASSIUS: 'Tis just, And it is very much lamented, Brutus, That you have no such mirrors as will turn/ Your hidden worthiness into your

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