As the wise philosopher Albert Camus once said: “The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding” ("Albert Camus."). In the captivating short story Where Are You Going, Where Are you Been? Joyce Carol Oates is trying to show the readers that beauty and vanity can be sometimes harmful. Bored and tired of being ordinary, and still being treated as a child, the main character engaged in a rebellion that think will make her look older, more like an adult. The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness.
It is unmistakably human to run from the consequences of our mistakes. We try to deflect responsibility onto those around us, blame other factors for our failings. At a certain level, however, it doesn’t matter what circumstances lead to sin. It is the hand that wields the knife upon which blame must fall, regardless of the situation. In William Shakespeare’s classic story of betrayal and violence, Macbeth, determining where the guilt lies raises interesting questions.
The plot was lucid, maybe because it’s a professional play. It was very clear and understandable to what was going on in the play. The introduction to Cyrano was very interesting. Cyrano, whose personality was shown, when interrupting the play that was being performed in the Hotel Burgundy called “Clorise”.
Why is that being so romanticized? Why is Clarke allowed to have feelings of resentment, but Bellamy is expected to bottle them up because Clarke was being nice? Lexa was being nice to Clarke too, and Clarke still violently attacked her. There 's an obvious double standard at play, but people choose to ignore it for the sake of their ships. They want to ignore the wrongs of one character but call out those same wrongs of another character in order to prop up their faves.
Telling the truth may seem like the right path to take, but in the Puritans’ society it leads to nothing but consequences. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, reasoning and logic play a huge role in the society’s fear and paranoia. Proctor, Hale, and Giles are the main characters who have reasonable explanations for the chaos that has occurred. John Proctor is one of few characters that maintains valid logic towards the people’s fear and paranoia. In the beginning, Proctor gets in a dispute over whether Tituba, Sarah, and numerous others have dealt with the devil or not.
when the ending is taken in light of Miss Prism’s commentary, one should start to wonder what Wilde is trying to say in ending his play in such a clichéd manner. Though the main characters’ actions portray them to be scatterbrained and foolish, taking trivial matters seriously and serious matters trivially, they haven’t necessarily done anything terrible, as their actions do little to harm others inside or outside of their social circles, and they haven’t done much good, either. Not only does Wilde’s ending follow the “rules of fiction”, he follows these rules so judiciously that Earnest takes on the air of parody. Earnest’s plot follows an outline of a cheesy romance story—two or more individuals fall in love at first sight, some conflict
Second, he says Lady Macbeth was bound to die someday. Lady Macbeth made it quick and easy by killing herself. Third, he is in the middle of a big battle with the rebels trying to overthrow him, and he does not have time to mourn her death. On the other hand, Shakespeare portrays Macbeth as noble, heroic figure in the beginning of the play, but he is also seen as a heroic in Act V of the play before his death as well. He states he will not commit suicide or "play the Roman fool, and fall on my[his] sword"(5:8:1-2).
When Juliet sees Romeo lying dead in the vault, she rushes to him, sees that he had died of poison, and says, “O churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop/ To help me after!” (5.3.168). Without hesitation Juliet decides that life without Romeo is not worth living, unlike Romeo who shows fear when he waffles over the concept of death. Once Juliet realizes that there is no poison left for her,
According to Hinman (5), just punishment is the one that happens to those who are proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. This is important because capital punishment is irreversible and hence only the guilty should be executed. However, there are many cases of innocent people who have been sentenced to death only to have their appeals granted at the last minute, or worse, denied and executed. It is on these grounds that Bedau (2007) argues against the death penalty because it is unjust and unfair. About unfairness, he goes on to add that racial and economic discrimination are also a factor to consider when meting out capital punishment.
In the play Antigone Jan Kott and the play itself give reasons as to why Antigone commits suicide. Jan Kott believes Antigone killed herself because she could not live with hate any longer and seems to be inaccurate. The play itself says that Antigone killed herself because she had no reason to live any longer and so that she did not have to go through a long painful death. It is never easy to determine the exact reason one commits suicide; the same is true with