He is Hamlet’s love interest’s brother who implicates Hamlet’s success through conflict. Hamlet sparks the rivalry between the two families by killing some of the family members. By executing Laertes father and Polonius, this causes Polonius’ son, Laertes, to seek vengeance for his father. Consequently, Hamlet’s family goes against him and his love, Ophelia, kills herself. This demonstrates that family ties, even if not blood related, have serious impacts on Hamlet’s life which causes misery to overwhelm his life; this misery prohibits his success.
Not only is this sending him the message but it makes Victor feel the guilt that killing the creature’s mate is what cased this domino effect. The creature’s next and final kill is the death of Victor’s wife-to-be, Elizabeth, “I rushed towards her and embraced her with ardour, but the deadly languor and coldness of the limbs told me that what I now held in my arms had ceased to be the Elizabeth whom I had loved and cherished” (Shelley 204). Victor discovers his love’s dead body shortly after he realizes the creature is not after him, but he’s after the one Victor cares for most, being Elizabeth. At this point Victor is alone, just like the monster intends, the only thing he is left with is all the guilt
The play Antigone is about a family with some major family problems. The two main characters are mostly Antigone and Creon, who is also Antigone’s uncle. At the start of the play Creon becomes the new king and decides that Antigone’s brother Polyneices should not have a proper burial, because he rebelled against the city. This makes Antigone mad and she decides that she is going to bury Polyneices. Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules.
Near the end of the play Juliet is faking her death to be free with Romeo. “Peace,ho for shame! Confusion's cure lives not in these confusions”(Friar, Act 4,Scene 5, Line 65) This quote show revenge in Romeo and Juliet by proving that Juliet’s family is hurt by revenge that they caused. Therefore, there family’s own cause grief to themselves by seeking revenge on the Montagues.
Shakespeare indicates in two opening lines gives two contrasting points, Edward claims the allowance of one action, but the questioning of another. Edward is currently afraid to make any actions as he is regretful. In this section of the passage, Edward places the anger towards himself and infuriated on what he has done. Edward reveals his character, and shows his ability to show pity on his own brother. Edward shows his affection towards Clarence and trust placed upon his siblings.
He is a symbol of destructive love because he ended his marriage and somebody 's life over jealousy “ sir twas not her husband 's presence only, called that spot of joy into the duchess cheek” (13-15). He has his wife killed because she is paying other men attention. His wife could have started it but the husband wanted control and respect and he couldn 't get it so he decided to kill her. The last Duchess was killed by her husband because she was flirting with other men and her husband didn 't like it “thats my last duchess painted on the wall, looking as if she were alive” (1-2).
Oedipus’s pride can be seen when he learned from the oracle of delphi. That he will kill his father and marry his mother. He runs in a desperate attempt to defy fate and the gods, but nobody can just run from their fate. As the story progresses his fate becomes reality when he learns everything towards the end of the play.
Both protagonists attempt to utilize deception for their own personal gain, and it leaves the reader to wonder what can be trusted. In life, humans often face similar problems, as most people put on masks for the world while hiding their true intentions and personalities. Another idea is also referenced in these plays, as Macbeth’s dying speech contains the phrase: “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player/ That struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more” (V, v, 24-26). The main idea of Macbeth’s quote is extremely melancholy, as he arrives at the conclusion that life is a tale that signifies absolutely nothing.
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family.
In the play Antigone by Sophocles one central idea behind the play is the guilt that Creon's life has put him at. In the beginning, Creon is shown to be a horrible, stubborn, and ignorant king to his citizens in Thebes, but over the course of the ply one can tell that he has a made a big impact to his peers and he’s realized what he has done is wrong in the world. Antigone, who is a strong, power, young girl, stood up to someone of a higher power of her and she stood up for what she thought was right; Creon didn’t budge and listened to himself, ignoring other opinions. By not taking in any opinions into consideration something bad was going to come, Creon was indulging Antigone in making the choice about whether state laws come first, over family. By the end of the play it
“A city which belongs to just one man is no true city.” (lines 838-39) Throughout the play, Antigone, written by Sophocles, the character Haemon constantly tries to persuade his father, Creon, to listen to the people of his city and to become a more humble leader. Haemon’s words, actions, and ideas contrast with Creon’s character. Which results in the two characters having continual conflicting motivations.
Suicide is a rather startling concept, the ambiguity in reasons behind taking one’s life subject for discretion amongst many different cultures and religions. In Antigone by Sophocles, Haemon challenges the negative connotations of relinquishing to the temptation of eternal oblivion, ending his life as a final act of valor in attempt to bring his father, King Creon, to see his failure to submit to the will of the Gods. Haemon, while a minor character, exposes Creon as the tragic hero of the work in serving as a catalyst to the inevitable downfall of the bull-headed king. Haemon challenges Creon’s mortal law with that of the Gods, revealing the King’s hamartia to be that of stubbornness in desperate attempt to retain tyrannical power. In
Despite “there [being] about 97 men for every 100 women” in the United States, the country remains a patriarchy (Kiersz). Women have been trying to gain equal rights, but it has been an uphill battle. The first step in gaining equality is making one’s voice heard. Protesting is a common method of making oneself known and it can be seen in poetry such as “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou and “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath. Protesting can also be seen in longer forms of literature such as The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Antigone by Sophocles, and The Help directed by Taylor Tate.