Moreover, there were people and even gods that believed in her. After Antigone died, Ismene thought that she died fighting against Creon and must get the same respectful burial just like their brother Polynices. Even gods believed in her that they sent their prophet Tiresias to warn Creon to change his thought. Sophocles’ Antigone is a very confusing play because you can’t be sure if the tragic hero is Antigone or Creon. There are some opinions about that the real tragic hero is Creon because he fits in the conditions.
Alack the day!”(4.5.) It shows that everyone thinks she’s dead just so she doesn’t have to marry someone. If tybalt hadn’t gone and acted all tough, Romeo would be there to stop the wedding, and there wouldn’t have been a wedding in the first place. Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because Romeo thinks she’s actually dead so he dies, then Juliet dies. (for reals this time) Juliet want to be with her husband “Yea, noise?
Both Agamemnon and Odysseus, have wives besieged by suitors and a son who, logically, dislikes them. The story of Agamemnon parallels that of Odysseus. But Agamemnon's story turned negative: the suitor killed him and married his wife, though his son, Orestes, avenged his death. This foreshadowing effect is only a brief statement by Zeus in Zimmerman’s interpretation as time is a vital resource in a play while in an epic it is held in excess. Homer’s ability to enhance the epic with secondary characters came from years of oral history and time but pays off tenfold.
While the misfit has the grandmother on the ground, and about to shoot her, the grandmother thinks the misfit is soon to cry. She gets off the ground and tells the misfit that “you’re one of my babies. You’re one of my own children” (O’Conner) hoping that this would potentially save her life by spreading a little kindness to the misfit. Sadly, this does not do what she was hoping. This is the first and last time the grandmother shows courtesy to someone besides her own self in the story.
Both tales have positions on honor, which reflect a moral inversion seen within the Decameron. In the tale of Caterina and Ricciardo, the story ends happily due to the fact Riccardo was caught and given a choice by Caterina’s father to either marry his daughter or be killed for romping around with her. While in the tale of Tancredi and Ghismonda, the story ends in tragedy due to a false honor. This honor devised was hidden underneath a layer of jealousy, and debatably, an insinuated desire for Ghismonda by Tancredi himself. Ghismonda also died in Guiscardo’s honor.
He scorned Aphrodite, who in turn made Phaedra fall in love with him. Even though he had the audacity to blame Phaedra for her feelings when he was the causation of them. If Aphrodite had not made Phaedra fall in love with Hippolytus, then she never would have accused him of raping her and he would never have died the gruesome death that he did. It all could have been avoided if he had just paid heed to all of the gods properly. While on a base level it may seem like Phaedra or Aphrodite were the reason for his demise, it was really Hippolytus himself who was responsible.
She also aids him afterwards when the other gods are contemplating whether Odysseus is guilty or not. They decide he isn’t by saying, “There will be killing till the score is paid.” Odysseus’ last mentor and helper is his family. His memories of Penelope and Telemachus kept him going and gave him the encouragement he needed to come home. Penelope, although surrounded by suitors, stayed faithful to her husband. She says, “Eurymachus, all my excellence, my beauty and figure, were ruined by the immortals … If he (Odysseus) were to come back to me and take care of my life, then my reputation would be more great and splendid.” The same cannot be said for Odysseus, though, as he cheated on Penelope with Circe and Calypso.
Then Juliet goes to Friar Laurence to get help “Come weep with me, past hope, past care, past help.” (2357) and he agrees to we’d them. This caused Juliet to have to fake her death, which caused Romeo to kill himself “Here’s to my love. O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (2972) If Friar Laurence would have never agreed to wed Romeo and Juliet they would have not been happily together, but they would most likely still be alive and hopefully moved on. This would not have been the most happy ending, but it still would have made it less tragic knowing that they would still live and move on and hopefully live happily with someone
With great power comes great responsibility—even if said power was not rightfully earned to begin with. In positions of power, humanity is prone to an overexertion of force to ensure those positions are secured, vying to push them to greater heights that cannot be overtaken. In Poisonwood Bible and Things Fall Apart, these tendencies manifest into ardent displays of cruelty; within itself, cruelty becomes a defense mechanism, a coping method, a disciplinary tool, rash and injust from fear of this superiority being lost. The driving point of this cruelty is that it festers within insecurity and is fed by greed. In the novels it reflects the presence of not only patriarchal dominance, but also religious, cultural, and racial puissance.