Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness. Grendel has been isolated into darkness, causing him to be miserable. For example, “A powerful monster, living down in the darkness, growled in pain,” he chooses to isolate himself from all people because he is a coward (lines 1-2). Grendel represents that Anglo-Saxon theme stating that without companionship, one cannot survive. When confronted in a battle with Beowulf, he becomes fearful, weak, and
Banquo’s appearance causes Macbeth to look like a madman because he is alarmed by the ghost coming back to haunt him because of the terrible deed he has done. This piece of evidence is an example of the beginning of Macbeth’s inner conflict. As the play comes to a close, possession within relationships is refined when Macbeth no longer needs the influence of others, he has become berserk in sticking to the commitment to do what he has to do in order to become a forceful king. Shakespeare justifies this by “I’ll fight till from my bones my flesh be hacked. Give me my armor.
This quote shows that isolation causes dangerous behavior. Mentally, Frankenstein is damaged, which is evident when he states that he feels no right to share experiences and converse with his family. Secondly, while in isolation, Frankenstein created a monster. The isolation drove him to create this monster because nobody could help him with his decisions, which presented Frankenstein with awful consequences. Indirectly, Frankenstein’s isolation caused physical destruction to his family because it made him ignorant of the repercussions of his creation.
Without moral discipline, anarchy would arise- boundary, order, and control would cease to exist. Every day, humankind is in a constant battle between right and wrong, good and evil. Even a once noble person will turn to greed, betrayal, and guilt when deprived of their morals. The deprivation of morality and its effects reflect itself within the story The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were once noble people, but when exposed to the possibility of power and control, they turn corrupt, allowing their sinister thoughts to consume them.
Both Caliban and the creature are constantly insulted by their creators. Throughout “Frankenstein”, it is clear that Frankenstein abhors the creature and feels ashamed for creating it. In “Frankenstein”, Shelley states, “I shudder to reflect, that I have been the miserable origin and author?” From this piece of text, the reader can infer that Frankenstein wants nothing to do with the creature. Caliban is also treated in a similar manner. Prospero constantly claims that Caliban is incapable of doing anything right and is only capable of committing malicious acts.
The characters made poor decisions therefore they got ugly consequences. Saw proves in one aspect because the characters had made a decision to “waste” their lives in some fashion. Dr. Lawrence, in Saw, wasted his life because he didn't appreciate what he had, a wife who cared about him and a young daughter, because he was cheating. Jigsaw viewed that as an opportunity to allow Lawrence whether he has the will to kill for his family. Given these points, the idea about human nature is that we are all essentially trapped in our own choices and actions because of the consequences that we will have to
His fatal flaw is his inability to listen to anyone due to his hubris. His tragic fate is the destruction of everything he loves. His anagnorisis is when Tiresias tells him he has no other option and the fate he has been given cannot be reversed. Overall, Creon’s excessive pride is his ultimate downfall and also the main reason for being labeled as the tragic hero of
The initial guilt felt by Macbeth, immediately after killing Duncan has created an abiding unrest within him in which he is unable to feel completely content: “And with thy bloody and invisible hand / Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond / Which keeps me pale!” (3.2.54-6). The oxymoron, ‘bloody and invisible', used to describe the hand, shows a sharp contradiction between appearance and reality by comparing the hidden feelings of guilt to the outer shell of innocence perceived by everyone else. Macbeth must conceal his guilt to lessen any developing suspicions from other characters. To achieve his desired reign as king, which already the audience knows is not possible because of the disruption he has created within the order of society, Macbeth feels obligated to kill everyone that threatens his power. In this scene, images of blood are used once again to accentuate the guilt that lies due to the cruelty of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s crimes as they attempt to hide their constant fear reflected by their heinous
Temptations and Trickery: Evils Control in Macbeth Humans are ill-fated for self-destruction. They constantly search for fulfillment in empty pursuits that never fill the hole, and leave them longing for a better life, or none at all. “Better to be dead, to be nothing, than to base one’s joy upon destruction” (Frame, 48); In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the audience is engaged in a grueling tale of the bloodshed against evil. From a murderous man and his wife, to the victims of the play, evil deceives and curses every single one. Along with using the major characters as cardinal illustrations of how the enticement of sin brings destruction, Shakespeare uses the minor characters who are also inclined to give into evil, inadvertently,