‘Do you find Christian...intellectual?’ ‘More so than you, even.’ ‘I am glad’” (Rostand 106). Instead of going after Roxane, he tries to set her up with Christian because Cyrano thinks that he’s not good enough for someone so beautiful, “I know--afraid that when you have her all alone, you lose all.
(2.2.151). Romeo’s value for love motivates him to make a rash decision. Even though it was not a level-headed decision Romeo was rewarded with love, the value and reason he made the decision. This encourages Romeo to make more similar decisions out of love, which is shown through his suicide. It is human nature to try to keep doing what leads to success, therefore encouraging the values that are used to achieve these successes.
This lead to him thinking everything was perfect and heading off to war, leaving Daisy behind. When he returned, he still had the same dream that he had once accomplished, but it had become unrealistic because Daisy was married. Gatsby’s dream began to cloud his reality and he didn’t give up on it. Despite it being unreachable, Gatsby’s dream continued to be very important to him, as he felt “that if he had searched harder, he might have found her” (152-153). He didn’t know how to win Daisy over, but that didn’t stop him from trying and searching.
Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
On the other hand, love can bring out the best in people. For example, the main foil we see in the beginning of the book is between Romeo and Tybalt. Tybalt, due to his arrogance, brings the best out of Romeo when he is attempting to engage Romeo in a duel (Shakespeare 3.1). Romeo denies Tybalt's offer to a fight, for obvious reasons. Tybalt continues to harass Romeo while Romeo is simply complementing Tybalt in return.
In Act II Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is conversing with Friar about her love for Romeo. “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” The Friar does not believe that Romeo’s love for Juliet is authentic because just before, Romeo had been madly in love with Rosaline. His love is very changeable, just days before he had been in love with another woman.
Benedick seemed to be so “in love” with Beatrice that he was willing to prove his love to her no matter what. Beatrice shows that she is a strong independent woman, but hates all of the boundaries set on women. With the metaphor, “O, that I were a man for his sake!” saying in context if she was a man, she would fight, something not allowed for her sex.
The heart wants what it wants. Before this obvious, but quite metaphorical statement , became a well known saying, it isn’t always true as pride in the way of the authenticity of love. In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, he shows a clear exposition of this. Love can only grow if an individual is able to set aside their pride and allow themselves to be both vulnerable and receptive to authentic feelings. Benedick depicts that although many people fall in love and enjoy it, he will not be vulnerable to give himself to the world of love.
He doesn’t want Claudio to marry because then he will lose his best friend. Claudio now has to think about his best friend as well as his lover in making the decision of whether or not to marry. As much as he wants to love Hero, Claudio has to think about his best friend because he does not want to hurt Benedick. Also, when two people are in a relationship of love, there is always someone trying to break the relationship up. In this play, that is Don John.
Tybalt is a character that really keeps the play going and he does this by adding conflict for Romeo and Juliet. This scene is Tybalt last impact on the play, but his impact lasts for the rest of the play. Overall, Tybalt is always making an impact on the play even after he dies which makes him one of the most important
Various characteristics of civil rights movements during contemporary times can be correlated with a romantic hero. Similar to a romantic hero, a civil rights movement; such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and present day feminism, also reject society’s conventions and step outside societal boundaries. They may not follow current law, but they fight for the law, in which they believe in. In Rostand’s writing of Cyrano de Bergerac, one can see that the man character, Cyrano, possessed traits of a romantic hero because he was moody and arrogant, lonely and self-governed, and has a willingness to sacrifice himself. In Cyrano de Bergerac, the intellectual, Cyrano, exhibited extremely haughty and temperamental actions, similar to civil rights activists who wanted their voices to impact society.
Cyrano de Bergerac is a story (play) about a man named Cyrano De Bergerac with a great personality and very witty but has a extremely large nose that wards of females. His cousin Roxane was his closest companion and he falls in love with her. His cousin on the other hand is in love with a man named Christian. Roxane asks Cyrano to protect Christian during the war they are fighting in. Because he loves her so much Cyrano agrees to her wishes.
How can a person be arrogant and insecure at the same time? In Edmund Rostand’s comedic tragedy, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is a tragic hero based on the characteristics of having a tragic flaw, a result of his downfall, and him coming to self-knowledge by the end of the play. Cyrano fights many obstacles in the book internally and externally before he arrives at his final destination of acceptance. Ultimately, Cyrano will be proven to be a tragic hero by more closely examining his character.
Every choice or action has an equal and opposite reaction. In Sophocles’, “Antigone”, one of the main characters, Creon, was faced with multiple choices as the King of Thebes. The outcomes of these choices were rather poor for himself but Sophocles uses these consequences to create catharsis. Catharsis is the clarifying of emotions that were suppressed prior to an incident. Creon encounters many issues which involve his son, his son’s bride and the rest of his family.