The absence of self-awareness can often be traced back to a metaphorical blindness. Throughout the story, the blindness of characters can be easily observed by the audience, yet, as the play progressed, those who were oblivious would later turn out to become conscious of their situation. Ultimately, this newfound self-consciousness plays an important role in the resolution of the tragedy of King Lear. One character that is often overlooked when discussing the symbol of blindness is Edmund.
Their opinions are harsh, critical and unformed. Because of their negative views towards Cosi and the mentally ill, over time we come to reject and dislike their views, and also their personalities. Nick is egotistical and only focuses on things that are “important” in this world or bring value to him. We see his superficial values displayed many times throughout Cosi. The first time we encounter Nick, we can already see that his views on the mentally ill are derogative and that he’s only going to assist Lewis for his own benefit “Mad actors are bad enough, but madmen…” and “As long as you do Galileo with me”.
Dishonesty has always been considered as deceiving others. It is understandable when people lie to conceal the truth and avoid punishments, which also demonstrates the dark side of humanity. However, dishonesty is still not widely accepted even if one has a good reason for it. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents several conflicts, which showcases the consequences of dishonest behaviors.
According to Shakespeare, blindness in this play reaches a meaning beyond the physical inability of the eye to see, but also is a mental flaw that affects multiple characters in the play. Gloucester suffered terrible consequences from this mental flaw. Ironically, Gloucester “stumbled” when he could physically see because although he could use his eyes, he couldn’t see the truth. When Gloucester loses his bodily capability to see, he comes to the realization that often times having something makes us spoiled and that our “defects prove our commodities.” Not having eyesight turned out to be advantageous for Gloucester and his relationship with Edgar.
According to the dictionary, blindness’ means unable to see, lacking the sense of sight. However, in William Shakespeare’s King Lear, blindness is not a physical disability, it is more like psychological defect. Blindness operates a important position in King Lear, it leads to the tragedy, and provide a based understanding to the audience that the truth might be hidden in disguise. King Lear, Gloucester, and Albany are the particular characters who are blinded to the truth by their position and emotion. They eventually found the sight and able to see the truth after the events tragically happened.
The negative downfall Macbeth is dealing with are how his actions are making him hallucinate. Shakespeare’s message lets you have a better understanding of the wrongs of the way Macbeth is turning into As result to Macbeth becoming insane, it led to believe what others should’t do in crisis like so, Macbeth was completely lost and was
He argues with the Reverend Parris and also with the Putnam family. John's pride won't allow him to give in to their points, and prompts him to point out the flaws in others. His self-pride makes him regret his choses; he knows he has sinned and is unworthy, and can't find his way back. Proctor fell with his relationship with Abby, he came to believe his flaws were more evident in his words and actions throughout the play. He states “You will not use me!
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath.
Richard III has several tragic flaws, but most specifically and notably his physical deformity and the verbal abuse he receives from his family and peers. These flaws ultimately lead Richard III into his persistence of fulfilling his goal to ‘prove a villain’. Additionally, these two major flaws instil bitterness in Richard III, which manifests itself in his desire to wreak havoc on others in the play. Richard III states that he is ‘rudely stamped’ and ‘not shaped for sportive tricks’ (1 – 1 – 14). He is clearly bitter all because he is ‘deformed, unfinished, sent before my time’ and ‘cheated of feature by dissembling nature (1 – 1 – 19).
Without moral discipline, anarchy would arise- boundary, order, and control would cease to exist. Every day, humankind is in a constant battle between right and wrong, good and evil. Even a once noble person will turn to greed, betrayal, and guilt when deprived of their morals. The deprivation of morality and its effects reflect itself within the story The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were once noble people, but when exposed to the possibility of power and control, they turn corrupt, allowing their sinister thoughts to consume them.
A common theme seen throughout many of William Shakespeare’s writing are the apparent lack of and search for identity. Shakespeare has a tendency to thrust an audience in the middle of a character’s search for whom they really are. It is the basis for many of his play’s plots and the source for most of the conflict in each of them. But, in both The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare adds a deeper layer upon the characters’ search for individuality through the use of twins. Characters in both Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors have an issue with their appearances that does not allow them to be their true self.
The strong feeling of support, to deliver to an enemy by treachery, and to reconcile past decision of constant mistakes, are some factors the novel revolves around. In “The Kite Runner”, by Khaled Hosseini and “King Lear” by William Shakespeare’s both novels portray themes like loyalty, betrayal, and redemption to reinforce his key themes of various factors. Firstly, Hassan stays loyal to Amir, by defending him from his mistakes. Likewise, Gloucester remains loyal to Lear although he know he will get into trouble. Moreover, Amir`s being the socially privileged gives him a selfish life he lives for himself.