Every day our society labels people as either good or bad. As human beings we strive to reach the standard of good, to be a good person, to be the hero of our own story. Yet frequently we fall short. We mess up. The Greek playwright Sophocles brilliantly provided an answer to these moral mysteries in his work, Antigone: “Think: all men make mistakes,/ But a good man yields when he/ Knows his course is wrong,/ And repairs the evil: The only/ Crime is pride” (Sophocles).
Iago believes that he is much more qualified, he has jealousy for Cassio that can only be because he feels like he is in competition with him. One psychologist thoughts on the subject was that,” The distrust of others and or of oneself that is experienced as jealousy usually serves the goals of PROJECTION, PROTECTION, and/or COMPETITION” (Firestone). Cassio is in much better standing with Othello than Iago is, even though throughout the play Othello seems to learn more towards the opinion of Iago. Iago has a master plan on how to get back at Othello. He decides to make it seem as though Casio and Othello’s beloved Desdemona were having a love affair.
Hector is a good man and has always praised the gods and its respected by them. Achilles in the other hand is the exact opposite to the gods but he is praised because they are afraid of his anger. Is not weird that anybody will fear his anger at the end of the book even he Achilles himself fears it. The gods fear and praise his anger and even balance it sometimes like in the first book when Hera stopped Achilles from killing Agamemnon“It was to check this killing rage I came from heaven, if you will listen. Hera sent me, being fond of both of you, concerned for both.
At first praised by man for his trickery and their newfound gift, Prometheus soon became the reason for humankind’s downfall; “[Prometheus] you are pleased at having stolen fire and outwitted me—a great calamity both for yourself and for men to come” (38). Having lost Zeus’ favor and his favor for mankind, Prometheus’ story will serve as a reminder to society and all whom wish to life a better life by unmoral means—such as cunningness or thievery—will face the consequences sooner or later. Another example of this can also be seen in The Odyssey, in Book Nine, when Odysseus uses his cunning self to stab the cyclops Polyphemus in the eye and escape his cave. Triumphant at first, Odysseus and his crew were proud of his trickery. Odysseus even went as far as to taunt Polyphemus as they were trying to leave the island.
Yet, little do they know that this need to help people and discover the truth will eventually lead to the death of themselves or others. In the play “Oedipus Rex”, we witness how Oedipus is a man who is sure and confident in where and who he has come from. But as the play unfolds we see how Oedipus’ want for discovering the truth about who killed the former king leads to a detailed truth that perhaps Oedipus and the people of Thebes could have survived without unfolding it. At the beginning, we are introduced to a strong and wise man, who presents bravery and nobility towards us as readers and to the people of Thebes as he begins to discover who has murdered the former king of Thebes, Laius. We as readers know of his crimes and watch his discovery unfold.
Having analyzed the second definition we can conclude the errors being made by Oedipus before the story of Sophocles play begins, or look for similar errors within the play itself. As result, it can be argued that the cause of Oedipus’ tragedy is excessive pride in his intelligence. It is evidently depicted in the play where he believes that he can defeat the oracles by going back to Corinth. At this point, his innocent manner and arrogance leads him to solve the sphinx riddle. ” Even though he was a great father to his children, he is blind to the fact that he had committed incest.
But in this play, Oedipus the King, we can see that Tiresias also serves another role in enlarging the dramatic irony that takes place in this play, and this is by his blindness. Thus throughout the play we can see that Tiresias uses his psychic abilities to foreshadow the pain and devastation Oedipus will encounter, after he finds out the true things about himself and his life. In the beginning of this play Tiresias warns and tells Oedipus not to mock him so quickly, which foreshadows to us that Tiresias is a wise man and he has many good attributes that the city of Thebes needs. As we all know that Tiresias is a blind prophet, however he can still see
Another point Aristotle presents as a pillar of becoming a virtuous, and consequently happy, is his encouragement of self-improvement and increased wellness. However, Aristotle argues for experience as the best teacher of these traits. This makes perfect sense regarding his virtue theory revolves around acting virtuous in specific situations. “That is why a youth is not a suitable student of political
The great philosopher, Plato, once said, “The madness of love is the greatest of Heaven’s blessings.” Being the analytical, philosophical thinker that he was, Plato reasoned that the mystery of love is a chaotic web of components that can make one crazy attempting to decipher its clues, but acknowledged that without this shape-shifting and puzzling emotion, the world would be void of its greatest feature. Before Plato’s time, the man considered by many to be the wisest man to have walked the earth, King Solomon, dove first into the complexity of describing the interactions that take place between two individuals caught in this emotional connection in his book, The Song of Songs. In this book, a woman and a man unfold their feelings toward each other, embrace each other with praise and affection, and discuss their walk through this labyrinth that they have lost themselves in while a chorus of peers watch and enter the conversation at times. In lines 5 though 9 of the first chapter, or song, of Song of Songs, the woman is transitioning from her initial state of imagination of what their uniting will be like, expressing how she has viewed herself in relation to her lover, and disclosing how she views her lover initially. This passage will set the stage for the remainder of the Songs as it gives the reader a basis to understand the perspectives the lovers had at the ignition of their fiery passion.
In addition Chesterfield follows up his point in lines 43-45 directly addressing his son by saying “your shame and regret must be greater than anybody because everybody knows the uncommon care which has been taken to your education,” the careful use of language illustrates his point. Intentionally starting this sentence with “your” Chesterfield ensures that his point is to be taken personally. He follows up with “anybody” and “everybody” using these two all inclusive extremes to emphasize that failure is an unacceptable option. Being handed the luxury of high social status and exemplary education sets up the equality elevated expectations and consequently the disastrous alternative of not fulfilling the