Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart. What next, what fate still waits for me? I just held my son in my arms and now, look, a new corpse rising before my eyes- wretched, helpless mother-O my son.” (Sophocles 1420-25).
The character of Francis Phelan in Ironweed by William Kennedy is haunted from decisions from his past. Many could argue that his thought processes of these actions are moral, while others believe they are instinctual. For example, the situation in which Francis killed Harold Allen, the scab. It could have been a conscious moral decision that taking the scabs life was the best way to protest or it could have been the subconscious natural instinct that told him to lift his arm and throw the stone. It is believable that Francis is controlled by his moral compass, which affects his actions (such as throwing the stone) throughout the book and demonstrates his caring personality and eye for justice because of his religious upbringing.
Therefore he starts drinking more, being that he cannot stand not being the center of everyone’s attention. But all the problems he has originated from, and worse than that, he does nothing productive to try and fix any of them. This once again proves that Troy is unsuitable to be a proper father for Cory and a respectable husband for Rose. Troy loses the dignity, respect and even love that was once given to him by his friends and family. His own selfish needs are fuel for the destruction of the life he once knew.
In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end. This is shown by the fact that john died because he was not willing to live for false sins. In his shoes choosing to die was easy, choosing the harder right between the easier wrong is all depending on how you look at it. The consequences from the wrong choice will make your life harder while sticking to the harder right choice will make your life
Secondly, Would you ever have the guts to shoot your friend? George may have done it with dignity and for the best but i still don’t think that was okay. George should have looked out for Lennie better than just leaving him alone, or at least let lennie go. If i had that problem, i would have talked to my friend and helped them or go away with them. Shooting your “friend” isn’t being a friend.
There are a lot of people and things that could be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, such as their parents, Romeo’s banishment, or Paris, or the family feud, but in the end the majority of the blamed can be placed on Friar Lawrence. He is the force most responsible for Romeo’s and Juliet’s death because he is the force that they did not think was working ageist them. Friar Lawrence didn’t even know just how much he was working ageist them. Friar Lawrence wasn’t just lying to Romeo and Juliet he was lying to himself, about how he was treating the two teenagers and justifying actions he knew was wrong. Sometimes not telling the whole truth is even worse than lying.
George has realized that sometimes things in life change the way you dream and think George did the right thing by killing Lennie. Hope can only get you so far because although Lennie had hope that does not mean he had changed. This was the right thing for George to do because he did not want his best pal suffering getting killed by someone else. George did this deed because Lennie was dangerous and he kept making the same mistakes over and over again. Lennie could not help himself because of his mental disability.
As an individual with disabilities like the character of Lennie faces, which clearly Steinbeck shows the causes of his control to achieve his dream to freedom with George and soft things. Unfortunately, Lennie lines in a time where disabilities were thought of as issues that can not be fixed and are worthless. Even though many had no one there to help them. Which Lennie just limits everything over time by all the bad things he keeps doing because of his disabilities. Even him asking about his future will not change the fact he has killed and hurt many people just trying to get to his dream.
This constant lying made it easier for him to act as if it had never happened, for a long time he kept this secret. He then felt threatened by his own friend Banquo, remembering that great things were to happen to him as well. Again, he let the greed, and the want to have all the power and recognition for himself, control his decisions by ordering the murder of Banquo and his
Steven didn’t do it again after this warning, but I personally think he should’ve got more than just a warning maybe like suspension or even expelled maybe. I was kind of angry because I was confused on how he didn’t get more than just a warning. I didn’t forgive Steven after this situation. This is mainly because he didn’t say sorry and I also couldn’t forget it so I didn’t want to forgive him.
Neil’s father, Mr. Perry was responsible for his son’s suicide. “Neil couldn’t deal with the idea that to give up acting was to quit playing the roles that he lived every day, and so he killed himself because he “realized that he had not lived” up to that point” (See). Neil was not an honest person to himself or his father. Neil’s father wants the best for him and is able to give him the best education. “You have opportunities that I never even dreamt of and I am not going to let you waste them” (Schulman).
The obligation a citizen feels to serve their country is a common sentiment. Despite this presumed duty resulting in countless deaths of men and women, many still make the brave decision to enlist themselves during a war. This can be attributed to how those who serve their country’s military are touted as courageous, selfless and heroic. Timothy Findley’s “War” follows the tragic story of a young boy named Neil growing up during World War II. Neil finds himself in a difficult situation upon learning that his father has enlisted himself in the army.
Suicide Takes Over A lot of people believe that the world is a bright, colorful happy place, but what they don’t realize is that it’s not as happy and bright as they thought. Imagine living in a world of grey, you always feel as if you have no reason to get out bed in the morning. You feel as if there is this weight on your shoulders that is just too heavy. This is what it feels like to have depression. Nancy Farrell lost her brother Tom to suicide because he had a mid life depression, also known as mid life crisis.