First performed around 429 BC, Oedipus the King is part two of the trilogy play Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles. It is a lively and riveting play with many of the scenes demonstrating character flaws relatable to the reader. The main character Oedipus is awash with excessive pride and anger. Blinded by his flaws, he creates an invariable static world within himself in which he cannot fathom the truth, fails to learn from his mistakes and eventually leads to his own destruction. The blindness Oedipus experienced throughout the plot was metaphorical.
“Fair is foul and foul is fair”. This is possibly the most iconic quote from the play Macbeth. Written in 1606, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the play dramatizes the effect of the greediness for power, strong lust after a goal, and envy, all of which are three of the seven deadly sins that many people believed in during this day age of England, in which, Macbeth takes place. Macbeth was written about eleventh century Scotland, which was troubled, violent, and lead by feuding families. To make his plays as realistic as possible and as entertaining as he could, Shakespeare reflected history in his plays.
“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow”, “and all our yesterdays have lighted fools”, show how both the past and the future have no significant meaning to the main protagonist. All his glory, power and fame as are meaningless since they all “signify nothing”. Furthermore, it appears that through these lines, Shakespeare is emphasising the theme of existentialism. Though the term came after the Elizabethan period, it can be post applied to this soliloquy. Macbeth has gone through the struggle of murdering and killing, to finally come at the last stage and seeing no value in human life.
As a villain, Troy Maxson exhibits characters that display him using his failing flaw as being stubborn and egocentric. Fences is a play written by August Wilson whose setting can be traced back to the middle of the 20th century (Weber). The central theme addressed in this play is a life of a man who is faced with discrimination and failures. In the play, Troy is a black man in his early fifties and he exhibits traits that paint him both as a villain and a hero. The way he talks and behaves creates a picture in people’s minds that he is a cruel and challenging person to relate with, but he also has good and admirable character and sense of humor.
In my opinion I think the most to blame is the Friar Lawrence. If he wasn’t involved in the play, then no bad would’ve happened in Romeo and Juliet. For example, the Friar is most responsible because even though Romeo and Juliet came up with the idea marriage, the Friar was the one who followed through with their idea. So first, he let them and married them. Second, he arranged Juliet’s fake death.
The reason that this marriage was so bad was because Romeo and Juliet were both very young to get married and Romeo was not very mature. Secondly, the friar regrets marrying the two and says, "These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder" (Act II Scene VI lines 9-10). This quote proves why this was a bad decision to marry the
In the conclusion, after reading the play “Antigone”, I sympathize the story and result for Creon, and I think he is a tragic hero in the play. Even though, he gained his power through his heroism. He failed to see the example of King Oedipus, and used his stubbornness to make arbitrary decisions. As a result, he was punished by the gods, and lost his families. Although he had braveness to
Angel Salazar Mr. Young English I Have you made a bad decision, then wondered what the opposite decision would be? In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, bad decisions are everywhere. These include the main characters getting married after knowing each other for less than a day, killing themselves, and letting lust run their lives. Nevertheless, even after all these bad decisions some still believe it was fate that led to this tragedy, because Romeo and Juliet would have never met if not for fate. One perspective is that we can't control fate, and the reason for everything is fate.
Soon after the release of his play critics began to notice the allegorical nature of the play. It was released in a time when the paranoia and hysteria was very relevant. It was dealt with by people regularly. Miller comments though that the reality of the situation was that The Red Scare was almost a more serious event in his mind. “Inevitably, it was no sooner known that my new play was about Salem than I had to confront the charge that such an analogy was specious -- that there never were any witches but there certainly are Communists.
A dead 400 year guy year old guy shouldn’t be the only one who teaches students of today’s generation the values of love, war, and life. In conclusion, William “Bard of Avon’ Shakespeare shouldn’t be taught in the ninth grade curriculum because his playwrights are difficult to understand, it’s not culturally diverse for today’s students, and his work is to