At the start of the play, he announces to the chorus, “Anyone who’s well disposed towards our state, alive or dead, that man I will respect” (327). Creon is positive anyone who does not agree with what he has to say deserves a punishment. Creon quicky sentences Antigone to her death which leads to her suicide. Creon needs to listen to the people around him, especially Antigone’s different, religious point of views to avoid such consequences. His ignorance and power lead to the suicides of Antigone, his son Haemon, and wife Eurydice, leaving him alone in the world with no family.
He regarded women as weak human beings, who could easily fall in temptation, as a result of his mother’s betrayal. In Act 3, Scene I, Hamlet clearly states that he did not love Ophelia, “You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not”. But by taking into account the circumstances in which this conversation happened, the statement cannot be considered true. At this point, he was being driven by the rage that had been building up in his
Her witness to her vulnerable and innocent sister’s death led Leah to see the true ignorance and helplessness that her father provided in her family’s time of need. Her father’s and God’s absence during one of her major times of need and turmoil caused Leah to see the lack of legitimacy to the of all the parts and areas of her
The characters in Beloved, especially Sethe and Paul D are both dehumanized during the slavery experiences by the inhumanity of the white people, their responses to the experience differ due to their different role. Sethe were trapped in the past because the ghost of the dead baby in the house was the representation of Sethe’s past life that she couldnot forget. She accepted the ghost as she accepted the past. But Sethe began to see the future after she confronted her through the appearance of her dead baby as a woman who came to her house. For Sethe, the future existed only after she could explain why she killed her own daughter.
He very strongly debates with her over the question of why he is not able to talk about his child as the husband, on the other hand, has accepted the death. Time has passed, and he might be more likely now to say, “That’s the way of the world,” than “The world’s evil.” He did grieve, but the outward indications of his sadness were quite different from those of his wife. Despite the man’s lack of unaccepted grief, he gives his best effort to sympathize with the woman.The man exclaiming “I will find out now - you must tell me dear.” is a confusing blend of harshness and reassurance. He demands to be explained with much applied authority yet he ends the sentence with a familiar and loving noun. At the same time, when the poet wrote “He said to gain time: ‘What is it you see,’”, his intentions of extending the time period can be associated with frustration and hurry.
Laerates knows Ophelia does not know that men will take advantage of her and he does not want to see his sister get hurt. Later in the play the audience finds out that Ophelia did not listen to Laertes and that Hamlet’s love was not true. Hamlet tells Ophelia, “you should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not”(3.1.127-129). Ophelia finally sees Hamlet’s true intentions and his careless behaviors.
These values are exposed in the course of the story in various situations. For example, the grandmother persuades her son not to go to Florida, and she feels that children should listen to their parents. She tries to convince the Misfit to pray so that he feels better. The Misfit means when he says of grandmother, "She would of being a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life" that while facing her death she becomes compassionate and calls a criminal as one of her children. The Misfit says if the grandmother would have displayed this compassion all her life then she would be a better person.
The townspeople did not seem to care for Miss Emily anymore and regarded her as a nuisance in the town. The Grierson’s also had a long history of insanity running in the family. They recalled a moment from her great aunt whom the town recognized as a crazy woman. The townspeople agreed that
He repeatedly shows himself to not be above discriminating as he is discriminated against, saying of Antonio that he hates him for he is a Christian (Shakespeare, Act 1 Sc. 3, 363), and hoping to exact revenge by way of murder on Antonio. Furthermore, even in acts of genuine emotion, there is the fact that his character is depicted with the tinge of apathetic money-mindedness about him. Even in his grief on being abandoned by his daughter, he is more concerned that she has fled with his money and precious stones (Shakespeare, Act 2 Sc. 8, 1085-1095).
Iago hates the moor for not giving the lieutenancy that he so well deserves. Atop resentment, Iago feels jealousy for Othello’s suspicious relationship with Emilia, Iago’s wife (McCloskey). The culmination of these feelings results in a plan to destroy Othello and everything that he stands for. Iago attacks Othello’s love for Desdemona by turning “her virtue into pitch, and out of her own goodness make the net that shall enmesh them all.” (2.3.336). His lies cause himself to look like the only honest person Othello knows.