Particularly, in the scene in which Odysseus and Telemachos are reunited, he must protect his identity in order to restore power to his household. Here, both Telemachus and Odysseus must demonstrate great restraint towards Penelope’s suitors, as father commands his son, “even if they drag me by my feet through the palace or pelt me with missiles; you must still look on and endure it” (16, 276-7). Disguised as a beggar, Odysseus must be prepared to endure abuse from the suitors as he strategizes their demise. Antinoos, angered by Odysseus-the-beggars pleas for food, “threw the footstool and hit him in the right shoulder” (17, 462). Restraining his anger, Odysseus “stood up to it, steady as a rock” (463-4).
She’ll not die with me just standing there. And as for you— your eyes will never see my face again. So let your rage charge on among your friends who want to stand by you in this.” (Lines 871-875) Haemon is torn between loyalty to his father and his love for Antigone, but in the end decides to follow his heart and turn on his father in order to make an attempt to save Antigone. In summation, Haemon and Creon have contrasting motivations that result in Creon developing into a tragic hero. The conflicting motivations of Creon and Haemon’s characters advance the plot and themes of loyalty and love in order for Creon to realize his ego and selfishness would lead to his
Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful. Furthermore, in addition to turning compatriots onto allies, power also creates an unquenchable lust for itself and drives the owner mad with paranoia, trying to protect their power. When he was threatened by the daughter of the previous ruler to be dethroned, he immediately strives to install a new law, he knew she could not abide so that he would be left without competition. The fabricated mandate by Creon was, “...Polyneices… is to have no burial…”( scene I lines 43-44). When he made
The dramatic masterpiece ‘An Inspector Calls’ is arguably a mouthpiece to express the playwrights political views. Priestley uses many techniques to hyperbolise the older generations selfishness and the younger generations empathy as well as their acceptance of all views. Mr birling states “The Germans don’t want war. Nobody wants war” Priestly uses dramatic irony to portray Mr birling as delusional as we know there are 2 world wars after this play was set. Alternatively, this could mean that Mr birling is trying to reassure himself for the inevitable that is coming and hopefully thinking by saying this over and over will make the war not occur.
“Burnham immediately went to Margaret’s father to break the engagement, on the grounds the courtship could not continue in the shadow of scandal.” (Larson21) The parallel structure in the following sentence presents Burnham as an honorable and charming man. Larson’s word choice of “immediately” illustrate how quickly Burnham acts when he notice his brother’s mistakes might become a source of shame or ridicule for his future wife. Nevertheless, Burnham breaks their engagement, after knowing his brother illegal activities. The emotions of the audience obtain a touch, knowing how much Burnham truly loves Margaret. Furthermore, “the courtship could not continue” therefore, indicating they still desire each other and yet, unable to be together.
Huck knows he must not tell the truth, again to help his friend escape slavery. Another situation is when Huck and Jim first meet the duke and king; Huck soon realizes that they are actually con men. However, he keeps this truth from Jim because he feels that it would be useless to tell him (Twain 99). Huck knows if he tells Jim the truth, unnecessary conflicts could occur. Huck’s lying is justified because he has to in order to protect his friend.
The idea that greed can make you do things that are not what you would usually do is conveyed as Mrs. Lewis is persistent in trying to convince her husband that pressing the button might be a good idea. This is shown in the short story “Button, Button” after the offer of the button is presented and Mr. Lewis rejected the offer and told Mr. Steward to take the button with him and ripped up his business card. The actions of Mr. Lewis shows that he was obviously against the idea of pressing the button. However, given the offer Mrs. Lewis just will not let it go.
To Tom, the East Egg is superior. Gatsby ultimately becomes enemies with Tom because he is a bootlegger and makes his relationship with Daisy all too clear to see. He accepts an insincere dinner invitation which angers Tom even more because he begins to realize there is something going on between Gatsby and his wife. This aggressive and unfriendly relationship between Gatsby and Tom proves that Gatsby is foolish because he does not think of the consequences for his actions in the long run if Tom finds out. He made little to no effort to hide it and Daisy does not help.
In scene 2 line 164, Creon orders the guards to take Antigone and Ismene were off. Not kind for his son's, Antigone's escort, feelings, he still insists that they be taken away and cautious well. Creon feels the law should stand despite if the person is family and or innocent, or how moral the act was. Creon was willing to be the cause of son's ruin just to prove that he is the king, the father, and always right. Creon finally comes to a just state of mind and does what is ethically right.
O’Brien wants to follow through with his plan of revenge on Bobby however his morals prevent him from doing what he truly wants to do. This is shown when O’Brien says, “Jorgenson blinked and tried to smile. Oddly I almost felt sympathy for him”(O’Brien 189). This shows that even though O’Brien wants badly to hate Bobby, he cannot because his morals are getting in the way of his true feelings. This dilemma relates to morality because in the end, O’Brien decides to make the right decision and not get revenge on Bobby; instead just scare him a
In Ender’s Game, Card includes that if Ender fails to defeat the enemies, then “there might not be a home”(292) he can return to for recovery. He isn’t able to realize that his loved ones will accept his true self--violent, declining, and a Third. In order to create hatred against him, he becomes reclusive and separates himself in order to prevent any harm from being done. He believes that his doing caused him to become defiant of his true nature; however, the fault should be placed on the hegemony, which had an influence on his by placing him in the Battle School and Command School. This feeling is able to tie in with a similar feeling child soldiers also feel in the present real world.
After Odysseus gets home and finds out that the wooers had taken over his home he is furious. "I only hope that some power may swaft you away to the safety of your own home and that you may not have to face him when he comes to his native land. For not without bloodshed, will the wooers and he part one from the other once he is under his own roof."(Odysseus). Odysseus is displeased with the actions of the wooers and has a plan to deal with them. Odysseus finds out about the wooers and what they want to do he gets mad.
Aside from his relationship with Julia as a “political act” (129), Winston’s ultimate ruin can be traced to his intuition that has consistently led him astray, “It seemed to him that he know instinctively who would survive and who would perish, though just what it was that made for survival, it was not easy to say.” (63) This is a crucial example of how visibly disconnected Winston is, especially once the reader achieves the end of the novel, and each of the characters he had prophesied as a survivor of the oppressive regime is persecuted by Big Brother. While it can be argued that rebellion against political authority is another way to conform to a different authority, the same proponent may also remind us that government powers are capable