In the tragedy oedipus rex by sophocles, a man is determined to figure out his true identity, but finds a terrible fate. oedipus doesn't pay attention to anything until he starts to realize that something is going on with him. Then he finally realizes what is happening and takes the consequences of his actions. One theme in the play is blindness and sight, blindness can be physical or lack of understanding and sight can be physical or gain of understanding. Oedipus can be compared with a person who is blind but eventually regained their sight.
Sight (and the lack of it) is a featured motif of both stories, present in all major conflicts of them. With that motif comes the choice to be blind, promoting the phrase, “ignorance is bliss”. The validity of that statement is called into question as the plots of Oedipus the King and Minority Report come unravelled, and tensions between characters who choose (at least to some extent) to be blind, and characters who see all, rise. Self-inflicted blindness causes irreparable tensions between those who choose to see, and those who do not in the two
He’s noticing the evils of Hitler. He shows this towards the ending of the book: “In my mind, this makes Adolf Hitler as evil as any man who kills his own children. This gross misuse of our loyalty to our country and love for our Fuehrer is, to me, just as much as a criminal act as the murder of 6 million Jews” (Ayer 224-225). Heck is now one of the non-supporters on Hitler and has a strong hatred towards him. He knows that Hitler purposely brainwashed innocent children who have a great love for their country.
In the story the Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst the narrator knows what he did was wrong. In the end, he realized that his own pride was the downfall for his own little brother. For wanting a normal little brother and not a crippled one. As stated on page 2 “ It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make my plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow”. Clearly, in this sentence, it shows that the narrator would rather have no brother at all than having one that is crippled.
Ignorance pushes the characters to do stupid things while sometimes ignoring social norms. the stupidity level in kids is mainly because of the absence of common sense and wisdom however a big factor of this is stubbornness refusing to accept what others say and doing things without thinking all this ignorance. In the book huck finn travels through the south on adventures to solve problems he gets himself into an example of this is is in chapter 24 pg. 239 when huck is shot he is brought to the doctor ignorant to what could happen if they were caught completely leading to stupidity Huck tends to believe in superstition despite what's real and whats not he is completely oblivious to reality examples of this are Tom convinces Jim’s keeper,
The horror story Tell Tale-Heart is a dark and evil story. It’s about how a servant tries to kill an old man over his ‘’Evil Eye’’ so he calls it. Personally , I think that this a bad story for kids or students in my range group to read. I think it sends off the wrong message and some others may agree. First, I think that this story is over range or too much violence is in it for students.
Perry killed because of the way he was raised to be, or not raised to be. It was inevitable that in the end, he would become a killer. A psychopath created by years of abuse and feeling nothing but hatred towards so many, Perry’s chances of becoming a murderer was inescapable. “... it is only people like Perry, ‘isolated’ and ‘animal’, who are driven by a lonely search for distant ‘mirages’ (Conniff 82). What this means is, psychopaths like Perry Smith kill because they are seeing things that others do not, they see
In the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the seemingly judgmental narrator is faced with meeting a blind man named Robert. The narrator sees himself as superior to others and, in this instance, especially to the blind. Due to the narrator’s pretentious attitude, tension between the blind and himself is revealed when he says, “[m]y idea of blindness came from the movies” (279). In Carver’s short story “Cathedral”, the tension between literal and metaphorical blindness is most evident through the narrator’s insensitivity and bitterness towards the blind man. The character of the narrator progresses from a closed minded individual to someone who can look outside of his own perspective.
Together, they killed a small town family for forty dollars in cash. Capote tells of their lives before the killing, on the run, and when they were on death row. It is clear to the reader that Perry was not born a criminal, but his horrible childhood coupled with mental illness allowed him to not feel the wrong he was doing. Dick, on the other hand, was born a criminal, and this is shown through his pedophiliac episodes and the fact he was able to be ashamed of what he was. Nurture is more important than nature because with good nurturing what nature has given somebody can be erased or made better.
It seems that belief and a religion are two underlying themes in this story, what with the weeping religious statue. Since Cahal knows what he did was a mistake, I believe he does these actions to make up for all of the bad things he’s done in the past, including killing the dressmaker’s child. In the beginning of the story, Cahal lacked religion and was skeptical and judgemental about other people’s beliefs. He was even willing to use this vulnerability against them: “He could charge them fifty euros. Pouldearg there and back, Cahal considered… but never mind that for fifty euros.” His greed and selfishness is what
He lost his trial due to the unjust, racist jury and because of the Ewell’s false testimonies. First off, he lost due to the jury. Even after Atticus’s compelling evidence they decided to convict him because of his color. Secondly, he was unjustly convicted because of the Ewell’s false testimonies. Mayella Ewell seemed confused and therefore gave an incorrect testimony and ultimately helped convict Tom Robinson.
The brother is to blame for doodles death. Doodle was a disabled young child with a selfish brother that only looks out for himself. His brother was ashamed to be with or around him. One of the biggest reasons wanted him dead is because he was embarrassed to be around him. The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish.
In their reality, their children should be impeccable, however in the twentieth century, we can comprehend a human 's shortcoming and qualities. Another point in the book that is an extraordinary case is when close relative harriet 's baby is murdered in light of the fact that he is a deviant. A poor and innocent kid is murdered like it was nothing since some of his components are not up to gauges. There ought to be no explanation behind killing any youngster that hasn 't been in this world for 60 minutes in actuality killing any individual is a wrongdoing that ought to of been seen by
He claims that Prince Jones’ life is a vessel, carrying every component that made his life meaningful. Unfortunately, his life was immediately taken away by a fatal murder that raised Jones’ essence back to heaven. Giving this account to his son meant that Coates wanted him to understand that his own race is unjustly targeted as violent beings. The fact that one of his valued friends was murdered because one white individual claimed that he felt endangered in his presence was repulsive towards Coates. This memory scorned his perception of reality of society in that he repeatedly reasoned himself that they have a negative perception towards black
Both Jem and Scout had a startling knowledge that changed the way they treated other individuals. Both kids were practically killed by Mr. Ewell the night after the trail. Jem understood that Mr. Ewell was a fainthearted man, in light of the fact that keeping in mind the end goal to hurt their dad, Mr. Ewell needed to hit him in his feeble spot, his kids. Both kids understood that negative things that can leave positive things. Despite the fact that Atticus Finch spared Tom Robinson from being erroneously blamed for a wrongdoing, he likewise uncovered that Mr. Ewell beat his kids and was a dishonorable father.