Sophocles shows how fate is truly inescapable in his story, “Oedipus the King”. Fate is something people truly cannot avoid and will catch up with them eventually. All the precautions someone can take as to stop what fate has destined for them will fail in the end. The story of “Oedipus the King” is a prime example of this. Oedipus is a man who was avoiding what fate intended for him ended up walking right into it.
War is a destructive and deadly way to settle a problem between two opposing forces. For example, in World War II countries were destroyed and countless deaths took place because of conflict within our society and ourselves. While not all conflict is that large in scale, it is still very present in our world and unavoidable; it is a part of human nature. The novel Frozen, authored by Melissa de la Cruz, shows that this applies to the fiction world as well. Frozen is based in a dystopian future where the Earth is experiencing constant in sub-zero weather and the United States is under martial law.
Both men identified what they believed the present danger to colonists and their efforts of resistance. Sherwood seeks to warn his listeners about the dangers of a tyrannical government. He is quick to identify that ruling justly is possible, but he calls on the congregation to restore the fear of God into their superiors. Boucher takes on a different tone, condoning senseless violence by comparing it to the Old Testament story of David and his son Absalom. Knowing the story, the colonists recognize his warning to be against retaliation, as Absalom dies despite David’s desire for him to live.
“With this excellent resolve for the future, Goodman Brown felt himself justified in making more haste on his present evil purpose.” (Hawthorne 1;par 9) By him using the word “evil”, it is related to sinning. The fact that he is religious contradicts his faithfulness and his appearance of being holy. The journey he takes proves that sin is everywhere because it is all around tempting him. His appearance of being holy and going on the
In the tragedy Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles, King Oedipus was destined to a tragic fate. He was prophesied to kill his father, King Laius and marry his mother Jocasta. Throughout the story, many symbols reveal hidden meanings related to the ignorance Oedipus displays towards his fate. Sophocles uses Oedipus Rex to convey that ignorance cannot alter fate. The symbols of light versus dark and sight versus blindness help to reinforce this theme.
Amir is taught by Baba that “there is only one sin…theft” as he is indoctrinated by an exceedingly simplistic of sin. Hosseini portrays Hassan as “the all-sacrificing”, a model of morality and righteousness and a child who “never denied me (Amir) anything”. The authors emphasis on Hassan’s moral righteousness further emphasises Amir’s betrayal. Amir remarks at the event as “something I could stand up for” or “I could run.”, the brevity of the sentence reflecting the fragmentation of the protagonist’s mind. Amir is flawed, sinful greed dominates his conscience as he considers “Hassan was the price I had to pay” merely justifying “He was just a Hazara”, a thought the older narrator later laments “I was a coward”.
Moreover, he vows to bring Laius’ killer to justice, and that is exactly what he does. Pursuing punishment despite the fact that it is self-inflicted displays a tremendous amount of nobility. Through these situations, Oedipus is more than a king with an unfortunate fate, but he represents mankind itself. And so the strength that allowed him to be king in the first place, but also acted as his flaw, comes full circle to redemption. These ironic effects are attained through the quintessential elements of religion, the tragic hero archetype, and diction.
“Dulce Et Decorum Est” shows that no man can say that someone should die in a war for their country unless they have been through war and seen what it does to people. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” illustrates step one of the apocalypse archetypes, that the world is becoming corrupt. Wilfred Owen, the author of the poem, was trying to tell people that the humans new technologies were destroying each other. When the narrator shot the gas shell, “Gas! Gas!
A Whole New World Many people have experienced thoughts of the world ending and a different society following the aftermath, and this has led to many imaginary post-apocalyptic worlds. Station Eleven, a dystopian novel written by Emily St. John Mandel, revolves around human life on Earth after a pandemic wipes out ninety-nine percent of the world’s population. The author employs literary devices, such as imagery, tone, diction, and detail in order to effectively describe a world recovering from such a fallout. In the beginning of the passage, Mandel uses imagery and tone to help readers experience a life where the seemingly insignificant details of life that are taken for granted are no longer present. The passage begins elaborating on the lack of these everyday beauties that are not appreciated, such as pools filled with “chlorinated water lit green from below” and “porch lights with moths fluttering” around them in the summer night air.
An innocent Justin sacrificed her life because of Victor’s creation, and same for Victor’s best friend Henry and fiancé Elizabeth, they also lost their lives. “I seek the everlasting ices of the north, where you will feel the misery of cold and frost, to which I am impassive." That was the end part of Victor’s life, the curse of his creation compromised with Victor’s life. Even scientific innovations highly blessings to humanity if a person uses it wisely, but same knowledge can be a curse and can destroy a human race. For example, Nuclear bombs which destroyed Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan is an example of cursed knowledge.
Night by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about a boy’s terrifying experiences during the holocaust during the years of the 1940’s. God created the world only for it to be destroyed by such hatred. In times of trauma and distress,one may begin to question and doubt their faith in the power of a God. On the contrary, in the event that there is a situation that demonstrates pure evil,such as Wiesel’s perspective in The Holocaust, there is always a reason for all that happens. As mentioned in an article titled “How Could God Have Allowed the Holocaust?” published by Huffington Post, the theological law of free will infers that God cannot interfere with the choices we make, because he created us along with the freedom of choice, and isn 't able to make
“Violence and terrorism are not the answer. (Elie Wiesel)” In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel, an article about ISIS genocides, and articles on genocide deniers, shows the theme of death, and how we need to address a bigger picture. The thoughts of death and denial in these works can show the darkness of humanity with all the killings of millions, how it’s ignored, and how humanity denies it ever happened. There are some minor differences, such as how the two causers of the genocide had different targets, and their way of carrying it out. Night with its themes of death, and current religious genocides in Iraq and Syria, carried out by ISIS, shows that studying history is significant, seeing how it shows not to repeat the atrocities of history, such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, where humanity killed millions of innocent people, and that how they aren’t addressed as much as they should.
The 1960s’ consisted of the threats to cause nuclear warfare which would result in vital and detrimental effects, the horrors of Vietnam televised, the human rights movements of MLK Jr. and Stonewall, and the assassination of a president. These events point towards chaos and unrest. Within chaos and unrest, people could seek comfort through religion and the idea that these events served a purpose as a part of a plan that an otherworldly figure had devised. Religion would be a form of hope. Nonetheless, establishing religion in politics would provide an alibi to the people in power to as why disastrous circumstances were occurring under their reign as well as violating the first amendment.
Ford will always be a component of society. Jaundice is the most fundamental epigraph of society; some at an inquisition and others by recrudescence. Jaundice which incarcerates those involved lies in the study of semantics in addition to the field of reality. Hence, salad can engender allusions at assimilationists which enlighten queries but evince the concurrence. According to professor of literature the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., humankind will always intensify Ford.