Creon vs. Antigone: Who is more tragic? In the story of Antigone, Creon and Antigone go through tragic events such as getting themselves killed in attempt of saving others or getting their family killed because of their own selfishness and pride. Speaking of selfishness and pride, Creon has self-inflicted suffering and guilt on himself at the end of the story because of those two. For one of the reasons being: He made his son turned against him and made him meet his demise. That chains onto him having his wife Eurydice committing suicide as well as Antigone (his niece) also committing suicide.
He was a very intelligent and hard-working man. John was also well-respected because he was a honest and upright guy that spoke his mind. An example from the book, “Proctor, respected and even feared in Salem, has come to regard himself as a kind of fraud.” (893). The people in the community of Salem respected John and viewed him as a independent and well-worked man. In Addition, John Proctor was also a tragic hero because he redeemed himself from a mistake that he made, and that was committing Adultery.
It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
Romeo and Juliet have a lot of bad luck like when the Capulet’s killed a Montague, and when Romeo killed Tybalt. It’s the long-standing family feuding that also kills Romeo and Juliet. The long-standing family feuding causes the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, which might cause some reckless between the groups. Tybalt always wanted to fight Romeo.
Fate: the Puppet Master behind Closed Curtains Fate is an outside force that contains the power to make or break lives. Fate caused the happiest and darkest moments in the lives of Romeo and Juliet. The two met and fell in love quickly. After a series of events, Romeo killed Juliet’s cousin as an act of vengeance. Having committed murder, Romeo was banished.
Throughout the novel, Atticus clearly lives his life in a very discerning, upstanding and peaceful manor. Despite those who stand firm in their unjust and biased beliefs in Maycomb, Atticus never doubts standing up for what is right, even if it means he could be mocked. Many times, Atticus proves himself worthy of being called a discerning person. When in court, Atticus questions Mayella in a way that one might call odd for a rape investigation while really, it reflects his true discernment. Like Scout concludes, “Surely but slowly I began to see the pattern of Atticus’s questions: from questions that Mr. Gilmer did not deem sufficiently irrelevant or
The type of love felt by Hamlet and Laertes is quite different. Ophelia is the sister of Laertes and therefore he has brotherly love for her. Before leaving Denmark, Laertes advises against relations with Hamlet. He remarks on the love Hamlet has for Ophelia as being “The perfume and suppliance of a minute,/ No more.” (I, iii, 9-10) This is evidence of tension between Laertes and Hamlet and foreshadows the later confrontation between them. On the contrary, Hamlet feels romantic love for Ophelia.
While Rainsford sits stunned, still processing what has been said and trying to argue against it, Zaroff talks about how he can’t believe that a man as “modern and civilized” like Rainsford could ever have “romantic ideas about the value of human life.” Both men have fought in wars; both men have hunted, and have experienced the difference between killing a man and killing an animal. One man found both to be enjoyable, while the other did not. Their experiences and ideas greatly differ from each other, so while Zaroff believes himself to be correct in his actions and completely civilized and just, Rainsford is disgusted with the very idea. Therefore, the true definition of what it means to be civilized is to be decided by the individual and, going word for word by the
Hale then tells Elizabeth “cleave to no faith when faith brings blood” and “life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.¨(Miller, pg 1350). As the play ends he begs Elizabeth to make Proctor change his mind about not “confessing” in hopes to have him live. Reverend John Hale is one of the Noblest characters in The Crucible. In the beginning Hale is just a man who is doing his job, his job being to find out what is causing all the trouble with the children of the village. He showed no signs of greed but no signs of guilt either meaning he was ego.
King Creon was too prideful, and did not realize that he must honor the dead, and that he cannot kill his own family for doing it for him. His pride leads to not only Antigone’s death, but also to those around him whom he loves, and eventually himself. King Creon was unable to see his duty towards his family due to his exorbitant amount of pride, leading to the death of his loved