As a matter of fact, this tragedy had a very important effect on the people; especially, when the men went hunting for the whale’s blubber and waxy oil. These men never considered how dangerous the sea can be. In the following manner, the story of Moby Dick symbolizes the power of nature. Furthermore, the story talks about this man called Ahab that is the captain of the Pequod crew; it demonstrates his desire for vengeance on a whale that took one of his legs. Ever since that terrifying moment he has seen the whale as an obstacle or a wall that needs to de eliminate.
Moby Dick In the novel,“Moby Dick”, Herman Melville uses the symbolism of the color of white to demonstrate the significance of the Sperm Whale of which Ahab is heavily invested in. However, Captain Ahab remains so filled of hatred towards the Sperm whale, that he believed that the whale constitutes all of the worlds evil and had to strictly killed. Meanwhile Ishmael observes that the color white can have many various and opposing things, of which one can define it in certain ways. It would be very unwise to remain upon any a single meaning. In the chapter, The Whiteness of the Whale, Melville explains the importance of defining how a specific scenario could mean many different things, as opposed to Ahab wanting to see only one meaning
Influenced by the three major revolutions, Romanticism was sparked as a new era of revolt against all reason and judgment. One major verification viewed by numerous individuals is the creation of Romantic poems. This includes the well-known verses of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by the rebellious Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Not only is Romanticism demonstrated in his rebellious lifestyle, but it is also evident in the words he records on paper. His writing describes the events followed by the assassination of a luck-bringing Albatross and a crew member who goes on a disastrous adventure only to learn the true meaning of penance.
The symbolizing story is a fight between the old man and the sea. The sea reveals the marlin to Santiago, we can interpret the marlin as the difficulties in a relationship similar to an argument. The marlin tries desperately to pull away as if it does not want to be seen. Santiago thinks, "You are killing me, fish... But you have a right to” (Hemingway 92).
“A tragedy is that moment where the hero comes face to face with his true identity” Aristotle According to Aristotle’s theory of a tragic hero, a tragic hero begins his/her journey with a rise to fame, has a tragic flaw, and that tragic flaw leads to the downfall. As Achebe’s historical drama novel, Things Fall Apart, unfolds it becomes evident that the novel’s protagonist, Okonkwo is a tragic hero through three typical traits: Okonkwo’s high stature, his tragic flaw of having the fear of being a failure, and a resulting downfall Okonkwo accords with Aristotle’s theory of tragic hero because of having a high stature. Even though Okonkwo was not of noble birth, he makes way through the ranks by acquiring multiple titles through his hard work. He starts his journey by achieving fame as a strong wrestler, as, at the age of 18 “he had brought honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat”, a great wrestler who unbeatable for seven years. “He [Okonkwo] did not have the start in life which many young men usually had.
At one point in the story, the whale had surfaced the water, giving the men a chance to kill it. The whale had been hunting them for quite some time at this point, and found itself in a very vulnerable position, to where Owen had the chance to kill it. The men had yelled at Chase: "Mr. Chase. They have the best location. It 's just a whale"(Leavitt).
Brutus’s Depiction as a Tragic Hero According to Aristotle, a tragic hero is “a person who must evoke in the audience a sense of pity and fear” (Wikipedia, “Tragic Hero”). Aristotle gives strict rules regarding the characteristics that are essential to a tragic hero. This is why Brutus, the protagonist from Julius Caesar published, is given traits of a tragic hero by the illustrious playwright Shakespeare. Julius Caesar is a tragic Shakespearean play that is published in the 16th century Julius Caesar tells about how Brutus joins a conspiracy to kill his best friend, precipitates a civil war, and commits suicide. This essay will examine, explain, and justify Brutus’s depiction as a tragic hero.
Macbeth, who is excessively confident, who allows himself to be deceived, is ultimately killed by Macduff as a result of his overconfidence. By exhibiting Macbeth’s hubris, Shakespeare warns society when one is too confident, one will be blinded from reality, and it will lead to
Hamlet does not survive to see the devastation of his actions as a result of the tragic flaw that he possess. In the play, Hamlet clearly fits the criteria of a tragic hero, who constantly suffers from the tragic flaw of inaction. Hamlet throughout the novel displays exceptional qualities including having self control, and displaying superior intellect and nobility. When Hamlet establishes a plan to reveal Claudius 's guilt, he clearly demonstrates qualities of virtue and admirable self control against acting rashly. For instance, when Hamlet devise a scheme to reveal
At the end of the play, the tragic flaw is unveiled to the tragic heroes in what is called a moment of recognition or anagnorisis. In this play “Antigone” there were two central tragic heroes, Antigone and Creon, with both similarities and differences. Antigone’s tragic flaw was relatively due to a positive quality, which is extreme loyalty to her brother in addition to another negative quality, which is being revolutionary. On the other side, Creon’s tragic flaw had a negative motive of extreme tyranny and stubbornness against the laws of nature and gods and human emotions, which caused tragic effects that could not be reversed despite his efforts at the end; consequently, Antigone and Creon’s characters meet at the point of recalcitrance. In this artistic drama, the writer delivers a significant message that utmost obstinacy and pride results in harsh punishments known as “the blows of fate” which are surely acute for anyone to