In the allegorical story, “The Masque of the Read Death”, Poe, tries to express the human desire to avoid Death. The place and the time of the story portray social ignorance, since in the past death was a taboo that provoked terror in humanity. The consternation causes motivation in issues such as death dissolution or prevention. Poe finds himself motivated by death; in this work, his character Prince Prospero has strange tastes that represent death symbolically and makes a great effort to avoid it. First and foremost, the name Prospero is a metaphor; closely related to wealth and material prosperity.
In addition she uses the word “due” to insinuate that they are in debt to her, therefore, the house of Odysseus, and are obligated to repay this. The use of the rhetorical question accentuates the unlikelihood of this treatment in the abstract. Specifically, the use of the word “dare” implies that there is risk involved in their malpractice towards her which is an assertion of her confidence derived from her trust in either her ability to or that Odysseus’s son will be able to deal out
This quote means that Prometheus does not believe that giving the creation of fire to the humans was not a bad idea and is willing to accept any punishment. The moral of this poem is that if you disobey a person with more power you will face consequences. Prometheus is punished for helping the human race and doing what is right. The theme of this poem is
After his men and him escapes unnecessarily losing two men in the process, Odysseus taunts Polyphemus which leads to him saying “ Hear me Poseidon, sustainer of the earth, god of sable locks. If I am yours indeed and you claim me as your son, grant that Odysseus, sacker of cities and son of Laertes, may never reach his home in Ithaca”(Homer 124) . This quote shows that one of Odysseus’s many flaws is that he allows his pride to take control of his actions and doesn’t clearly consider the consequences. Another instance of Odysseus’s foolish pride is when he crossing the threshold Circe advises Odysseus to
Nick just couldn’t do anything right. He would get punched for every good thing he did and get kicked for every bad thing he did. Nick had reported this to the principle with bruise as proof but he refused to take responsibility. Nick parents got involved and made a big thing over it. After all the court cases the rugby coach was finally fired with a criminal record .
Using the exploration of the theme of hatred, Shakespeare reveals Orsino 's conflicted emotions through symbolism. Throughout this point in the play, he is presented to feel a sense of betrayal because he is embarressed by Olivia 's lack of internest in him. Previously being characterised as self rightous and obsessed, this embarresment is magnified. A tone of frustration is crafted through Orsino 's pitiful complaint claiming his soul "breathed out" faithfull offerings Olivia did not accept. The use of personification here exaggerates Orsino 's devotion to Olivia which she apparently doesn 't appreciate.
Tragedy was meant to create the feeling of catharsis, which Aristotle explains perfectly in “Poetics”. In my opinion, this happens a lot while watching some irrational and simultaneous, coordinated movement of the crowd. Also while people talk in the same time it gives the effect of fear and surprise. One way of invoking pity is the spectacle they have, including the story layout. Aristotle says that catharsis is really important.
Szymborska systematically undoes the damage inflicted upon Lot’s wife by undermining the smug certainty of moralization in response to the human story. In the first line of the poem we are introduced to the idea that curiosity was reason for her disobedience. Her story is then completely unraveled into a flurry of potential alternatives juxtaposing the simple and tragic moral tale “they” reduced it to in order to communicate that disobedience equates to destruction. In the line “A hamster on its hind paws tottered on the edge. It was then we both glanced back.” we see lot’s wife and the rodent mirror each other.
In his work, The Poetics Aristotle reflects on the role of pity and fear in tragedy, stating, “Tragedy is essentially an imitation not of persons but of action and of life; of happiness and misery. Add human happiness or misery takes the form of action… Character gives us qualities, but it is in our actions that we are happy or the reverse… The tragic pleasure is that of pity and fear” (Aristotle, The Poetics). Aristotle is probing one to conclude that tragedy is characterized by the pity and fear one evokes when individuals go against their presumed character and commit detrimental acts. Throughout his play Macbeth, Shakespeare, reminisces on the actions that gravitate an audience to render both fear and pity, which characterize a tragedy.