The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness. The fact that Creon’s stupidity led to the ‘slaying and dying’ of his loved ones, this is positive in that it ensures that the change will be lasting, and his mistakes will not be repeated. Consequences and losses help ensure that people will remedy their flawed qualities, and that the sacrifices of the people involved in rebellion are not in
His decisions led him down a path in which there was no return, sealing his fate. All poor decisions lead to poor consequences, and in the case of Creon, his untimely downfall is a result of his own behavior. Creon’s stubbornness and pride are so overpowering that he cannot convince himself of his wrong doings. When confronted by Choragus, Creon truly believes that “This is [his] command, and [Choragus]
Proctor’s feelings of shame follow him around and affect his actions and decisions. In his great shame, Proctor would prefer to simply forget his affair with Abby and move on with his life. He shows this when he denies her advances and tells her not to think
Why is doing something that is expected of us make us feel remorse? Let’s put it this way, if someone told you to hurt someone or they would hurt you, you would probably do it, but you would still feel horrible. Why you feel this way is because you have still done something you think it wrong. Nathan believes that the movement of the stone man was wrong and was something he shouldn 't have done. Yet, not everyone saw the stone man in this light.
Elijah’s approaches are ineffective at coping with adversity because he follows misguided advice and becomes apathetic during war, resulting in major impacts on his life which lead to his downfall. Elijah starts to follow misguided advice from other people which hinders his ability to cope with adversity. Elijah
This is mainly a result of both characters being idealists and rejecting change. Whilst both characters thrive in the past they struggle in reality with their individual distinct flaws. It is the faults in their characters that, not only makes them distinct, though is what leads to their ultimate fall at the end of each novel. Holden Caulfield and Jay Gatsby struggle with the present because they tend to reject reality by being overly self-interested. Holden Caulfield appears to not “fit in” anywhere and leads him to view most people as “phony” as an
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
In both contexts, they suffer sorrow as the main consequence of tragic flaws or weakness (Yeats, Clark, & McGuire, 1989). It is discovered that their fatal flaws are different since of their human nature. And even with the same tragic flaws, they were to fall into the same problem because of prophecy made on Oedipus, and he ignores it. On the other side
If Oedipus believed himself to be innocent to the murder of King Laius, he would not have cared what others thought about him or ever felt saddened that he acted inappropriately or even confessed to his wrongdoings. He was ignorant as he always believed himself to be better than others and have more knowledge as well. He desired to feel superior over others, making it difficult for him to understand the correct acquisitions made to him, regarding being the murder to King Laius by Tiresias (Sophocles 37). When the revelation and the statements made by others became reality, Oedipus was consumed with shame. Oedipus’s guilt is additionally an emotion felt after realizing the trick fate had played on him.
Desolate and desperate for the affections of another, it led the creature to make irrational decisions from rage. I am not stating or arguing that the creature was innocent in the crimes he committed, or that he was not aware of what was occurring as he gripped to his victims’ throats and ceased their breathing. I am simply voicing that he is not the only being with guilt. Near the end, he no longer desired for all of society’s acceptance, but merely one person’s. His entire tale, as it is now told, could have been wholly different and avoidable if he would have received what he longed