Since the aim of a tragedy is to arouse pity and fear through an alteration in the status of the central character, he must be a figure with whom the audience can identify and whose fate can trigger these emotions. Aristotle says that "pity is aroused by unmerited misfortune, fear by the misfortune of a man like ourselves." In addition, the hero should not offend the moral
However, excess of it turns it into a wicked society, into the death drive and making it susceptible. Dionysus acted as an alien to the land of Thebes, intimidating their constancy, however he unleashed Pentheus’ inner weakness .Pentheus’ suffers his own punishments for not being able to recognize his inner ego. It could be said that civilization does distinguish humanity, however, civilization is frightened by it, if at any time it takes control over reason . If we refuse to acknowledge the existence of the pleasure principle, it will find its way to destroy us, no matter who is right. These natural forces are within us, and they are needed together with order, to gain power for any other external threat.
Socrates decides that if he were to escape it would not be morally justified. Socrates discusses why he has a duty to stay and face his charges, as well as why the action of fleeing would be unethical. To Socrates, breaking one law would be an injustice to all laws and would cause great harm to the
Based on the morals of the modern society, the character Neoptolemus would have demonstrated bravery because his reaction to the plan of deception was questionable. Neoptolemus genuinely felt bad for Philoctetes uncomfortable lifestyle, and eventually revealed his true plans for Philoctetes and his bow. At the beginning of the twisted play Philoctetes, Odysseus, has very important and critical plans to deceive another Greek commander named Philoctetes. As the antagonist of the play, he uses Neoptolemus to carry out his plan; “You must deceive Philoctetes when you speak to him” (Line 53). Promising the young man, Neoptolemus, kleos.
In Ender’s case, manipulation might have been necessary or unnecessary. It was obvious that Ender was manipulated into exterminating an entire race. In this essay, I am going to present reasons why Ender shouldn’t have been manipulated but in fact he deeply is. One of the reasons why Ender should not have been manipulated is the guilt that Ender felt because of that manipulation. The other reason is there might have been catastrophic results because of not knowing about the truth.
Gunther did end up with what he wanted, but he was not sincere in his approach, disregarded the courtly, and to a lesser extent the heroic, nature of the challenge that Brunhild set up. Those who attempt to deceive the fates meet the same ending. Gunther and Hagan are both exposed as figures that were held very highly when they were introduced, but degenerate into characters that the reader/listener must work to distinguish as a much darker characters. The opposition to what omens dictate will happen, shows that there is some notion of having more control that one actually does. The greed that exists in this type of character denatures them and makes them brasher than the average middle High German.
Psychologically, the speech is interesting because it reveals the distance down of Clarence’s trust for Richard. Comparatively than to take this exceptionally prophetic dream in which Richard deceives and kills him as a premonition, Clarence debris to recognition the belief that Richard wishes him dead. To us it may appear that Clarence’s unconscious perception is trying to tell him something, but if that is the case, Clarence’s conscious mind is not listening. When Clarence dreams that his disbelief in his own dream that creates the impact that Richard’s evil
Two wrongs do not make a right. By choosing to flee, Socrates would be committing the unjust act of fleeing in response to what he believed to be an unjust act, his conviction and sentencing to death. This choice also affects his family. Crito believes that Socrates is dishonoring his family by choosing to stay. However, Socrates spins this view into his favor to stay.
Aristotle's tragic hero is a person who is portrayed with great and malice. The character's activities make issues that were not expected, which will eventually affect the character. For example, Macbeth says, “I have no spur to prick my sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself, and falls on th’other” (I.vii.25-28). In this case, Macbeth is the tragic hero of the tragic flaw. His tragic flaw is his ambition.
The inevitability in tragedy is often due as much to the hero’s stubbornness as to fate. The stubbornness of tragic heroes shows in their concern with vengeance and their unwillingness to forgive. As Aristotle said, in comedy enemies often become friends, but in tragedy they never do. If a person with a locked will or an obsession appears in a comedy, by contrast, it’s not as a hero to be admired, but as the butt of joking. Characters with idées fixes, as Bergson called them, the miser, the pedant, and the hypochondriac.