His actions were befitting to the situation. Also, these actions correspond with Rand’s advice in “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?”. The society is a totalitarian dictatorship and Equality is the “humblest peasant or the lowest savage...rise in blind rebellion, were he to realize that he is being immolated, not to some incomprehensible “noble purpose,” but to plain, naked human evil” (Rand, “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?”). Equality follows through with Rand’s advice as a solution to his complications with his society. He knows that the acceptance of submission broke the structure of man and that his society is wrong to let the rights of man collapse under such a worship.
The period inscribed incessant terror into the minds of innocent citizens. The entire country was destitute of trust and loyalty, Robespierre included. Robespierre, fixated with the newfound mindset to “smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic” ( Document G), ordered counter-revolutionists to be executed; a vile method to weed out the enemies. This method not only gave the order to exile with no substantial evidence of a crime, (Document E) went against the purpose of the Committee of Public Safety (Document E). This not only muffled the voices of the people and robbed the freedom they graciously fought the monarchy for, but also encrypted fear and distrust in the French government.
Beowulf the Artificial Man Over the course of history, the righteous identity of masculinity has been tainted by the stereotypical profile that is governed by machoism. These stereotypes eliminate any emotions, activities, and beliefs that exhibit weakness. These stereotypes cause men to seek unrelenting physical strength, a mind of iron, and isolation. However, these are only stereotypes; a man is something much more than attempting to live their life as a masquerade. A perfect example of a man following this mockery of masculinity is the title character hailing from the epic Beowulf.
Thinking of the deeds he has done, he reasons that “For them the gracious duncan have I murder'd” (35). His statement is selfish because slaughter is suddenly unjustifiable once it affects others positively, rather than just himself. His role as a king has skewed his perception so much that his friends are his enemies and his murders become aimless. Macbeth’s elation from power is rendered by his worries of losing it, revealing his true self in the process. His concerns stem from jealousy and thoughts of his wrong deeds being exposed, which in turn motivate him to act against his closest friend.
On the outer shell, Grendel is a monstrous villain who hates mankind, but the reader soon realizes, in reality, he just wants to fit in. Since Grendel knows he will never fit in, he decides to destroy what he cannot have and he "[understands] that the world [is] nothing: [but] a mechanical chaos of casualties, brute enmity on which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears. I understood, finally and absolutely, I alone exist" (Gardner 22). Instead of criticizing the villain, Grendel makes the reader sympathize with him by saying " [he] alone exist[s]". Thus allowing the reader to interpret the tone better because of how Grendel expresses his feeling.
Creon himself shares his perspective saying, “Oh, it is hard to give in, but it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” ( Line 92) The life of Antigone was obviously not as as important as his pride. This reveals how pride impacted Creon’s mentality and decisions making him a tragic hero. The downfall of the tragic hero is the most meaningful essence as it is the most crucial part of the
Ozymandias is about a ruler that lost his power and kingdom because of his tyrannic rule.While Viva La Diva, Ozymandias, and The Scarlet Pimpernel are similar in many ways, every rule is temporary because of revenge and one’s want for revenge leads to careless actions, is prominent due to the use of metaphors in the authors’ text. Every drop of power gained is 2 drops of revenge stored. Every rule is temporary because of revenge.. The chant, “Long Live The King!” is ironic in the fact of this. The authors of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Viva La Vida reveal that a ruling is temporary by using metaphors, the literary act of comparing different words without using like or as.
Victor selfishly creates the Creature to gain prestige, pretentiously claiming himself as a human god when he succeeds and saying it was for the sake of humanity. In reality, he creates a grotesque being and abandons it the moment his illusions shatter, making the creature a victim because he denies the responsibility of raising it causing hardships for it. Victor also believes the creature is a reprobative individual since it kills his brother and foists Justine’s execution, thus he acts inimical towards it throughout the whole novel as he invectively exclaims, “Abhorred monster! Fiend that thou art! The tortures of hell are too mild a vengeance for thy crimes” (93).
After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him. Oedipus’s imperfect nature stopped him from learning the truth from Teiresias before it was too late, and lead to great loss at the end of the play. Throughout the story of Oedipus the King, the imperfectly noble nature of Oedipus is displayed for all to learn from. His temperamental and overzealous nature made him argumentative and combative when Teiresias tried to tell him the truth about the murder, causing Oedipus to accuse his good friend Creon of being a usurper. The consequence of Oedipus’s imperfect noble nature was his eventual blindness and exile from the place he loved and cared for the
The trust he held lead to his downfall. Although Iago appears to be the primary reason for Othello's downfall, it is actually a combination of Othello putting his trust in the wrong person due to male pride, Othello's unwaveringly states “Even so my bloody thoughts with violent pace Shall ne'er look back, ne'er