... the next thing I knew, I was back in my room, possessed by a dreadful suspicion that he had caused her death.” (Harwood 117). The power and control over Rosina and her actions is portrayed by her father. When her father unemotionally tells her that her sister is dead, she cannot help but think that he killed her, and fears that the same may happen to her.
In Homer’s The Iliad, epic hero Achilles serves as an example of how rage, when unchecked, leads to disastrous repercussions. Achilles, though nearly superhuman in his physical abilities, struggles repeatedly to contain his anger. Throughout The Iliad, as Achilles’ fury compounds, the consequences of his actions become catastrophic, eventually leading to the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Although Achilles ultimately chooses to avenge Patroclus’ death and achieve his own kleos, or honor, his rage-driven actions lead to the death of many Achaean soldiers, and change the course of his fate.
Hamartia is defined as tragic flaw or human failing and that accurately describes Oedipus’ situation and his lack of action to prevent his fate as Walton said, “Oedipus is so stricken at the thought of marrying his mother that he never thinks twice before killing an older man who stands in his way, even though the second part of the Oracle told him he would kill his father”(1). It is arguable that Oedipus did not deserve to die like this, but with such minimal effort to avoid this, it is hard to say
In addition, Brutus is the more prominent tragic hero from the story because he ends up obtaining more of the qualities listed by Aristotle than Caesar. In this list includes how he recognized his wrongdoing and took responsibility for it, which as I mentioned earlier in paragraph one is a deal breaker for my choice. The difference between Caesar that decides who is the tragic hero has to do with their last words from my point of view. Caesar dies kind of dramatically, in the 3rd person even, and was arrogant to the very end, allowing the conspirators to get too close for his safety as proven, and killing him. Brutus, however, died proclaiming how much he regretted his choice to stab his dear friend, and was more understanding of what he did wrong before he died over all.
But these are not thoughts befitting me; I will endeavor to resign myself cheerfully to death” (45). Before dying she reaffirms that she is happy to die for the Elizabeth’s happiness. Ironically she entrusts Elizabeth with her children and not her husband or Victor who are older. This action suggests that men alone are not able to nurture children. On the other hand, Victor is the perfect example of bad parenting, since he abandons his Creature and as a consequence causes the death of his family members.
On the side of Antigone, she is very dedicated to family and it is her greatest priority. She takes it so important for her slain brother to get a decent burial that it brings her to face the wrath of Creon and she eventually dies for it. In the world today, such care that Antigone portrays for the family is almost
Greek tragedies are disturbing stories that make it seems like the hero is destined to commit self-harm. For instance take Sophocles play 's Oedipus the King and Antigone, where both their destines meet its toll. Oedipus the King was written first, the play begins with the kingdom of Thebes under a pelage because someone killed former king Liaus. Oedipus being the solicitous individual that he is commits to finding the culprit without knowing he is condemning himself. Oedipus had to go through several individuals to realize he is his father 's murder and his prophesied was fellfield when it was said he would kill his father and marry his mother.
Suddenly she gets a little soft when she sees King Duncan sleeping. She says to her husband, “Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done ’t” (II, ii, 12-13). This is a big change for Lady Macbeth because up to this point, we have only seen her as a heartless woman who will do anything for the thrown. Out of nowhere she is compassionate towards King Duncan stating she could not kill him because he looked too much like her father. She still wants him dead but she knows if she did it she would feel guilty for her
Romeo’s parents are very caring and show a lot of concern for Romeo. After the discovery Romeo and Juliet’s death, in Act V scene III, Lord Montague expresses that he can’t handle much more grief concerning Romeo and that his wife has already died from grief of Romeo’s banishment. “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night! / Grief of my son’s exile hath stopp’d her breath. /
Gradually as, Tom lives his life he see how his parents’ approval came with a cost. When Tom finally had it with himself for killing his sister by accident, he thought of committing suicide, but the thought of,” ….Liza’s disapproval. She could make anyone suffer if she disapproved” (Steinbeck 408). Just the thought of his mother reminds him of the days how his mother can disapprove of him causing him great pain. The same pain that it took him to get an approval from her is the pain that he has to face with the consequences of his actions.
Have you ever made a decision that you thought was correct but it was wrong and affected everyone around you? In this book Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespare, Friar Laurence is the one to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. He is the one who gave the poison to Juliet, he didn't make sure Romeo got the letter explaining him and Juliet's plan, and he did not try anything to help unite the two feuding families. Friar Laurence is the one to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he is the one who gave the poison to Juliet and he didn't communicate his plan to Romeo. Juliet was unsure whether the friar was being honest with her about the sleeping potion.
Anita Brookner, a British award-winning writer of novels, wisely said, “The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.” In Act Three, Scene Three of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence, a Franciscan that plays the part of an adviser to Romeo and Juliet, sees Romeo crying over Romeo’s banishment and how Romeo cannot see Juliet as often anymore. In this monologue, Friar Laurence wants to stop Romeo from suiciding and being gloomy by using insults and bringing up Juliet; directly and indirectly. Friar Laurence attempts to settle down Romeo by name-calling. For example, afterwards, Friar Laurence shouts, “Unseemly women in a seeming man! /
The knowledge of exploring who you are as male or female represents the ability to comprehend our identity and become part of society’s standards. Gender is a social constructed characteristic interviewed with cultural views and behaviors ruled by context. Because gender is ruled by society’s standards it has become a negative developmental issue for those who do not fit into gender expectations. Repressive hostility upon identity is a central theme discussed in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. By using graphic illustrations the author shows in a intimate medium her childhood memories so readers can empathize with her memoir easily.
In book VI of The Iliad Hector is a devoted man, a husband, a father, and son. He is a family guy, he has no care for shame it's not something he really cares about. He sometimes gets emotionally carried away, treating his victims with cruelty. “This is the wife of Hector, who was ever the bravest fighter of the Trojans, breakers of horses, in the days when they fought about Ilion.