Symbolism and Theme in Oedipus Rex Oedipus was a noble, royal king. Maybe his ignorance was brought upon him because of his power. “Confidence is ignorance. Eoin Colfer stated, “If you’re feeling overconfident, it’s because there’s something you don’t know” (goodreads). Oedipus was given the responsibility of killing King Laius’s murderer.
After Hamlet kills Polonius, Laertes faces the same problem that Hamlet does —a murdered father. And that 's where the similarities end. While Hamlet lollygags and broods over the murder for much of the play, Laertes takes immediate action. He storms home from France as soon as he hears the news, raises a crowd of followers, and invades the palace, saying "That drop of blood that 's calm proclaims me bastard" (Shakespeare 97). In other words, not being upset by his father 's death would prove that his mother was stepping out on his dad.
Are Hamlet’s actions justified? Did he do the right thing? In the story “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, Hamlets father (The Ghost) comes to him in a dream and tells him that his uncle (who is now married to his mother Gertrude just after two mother after Hamlet’s father’s death and the new king) killed him and that Hamlet needs to get revenge so that his father can move on. As the story continues Hamlet puts together a play and adds some lines about how his father was killed to see the reaction from his uncle. While the play is going on his uncle calls lights and leaves the room (So now Hamlet knows that the ghost was telling the truth).
Once Walt starts producing methamphetamine, its criminality starts to wear down to viewers because Walt is still that loving family man who is trying to support his family. The way crime is viewed in Breaking Bad is like a paradigm shift of ideology. All of Walter's actions are justified because of the emotional attachment and sympathy from viewers. Walt knows he is going to die from cancer and wants to ensure his family financial stability even if that means going to the extremes of engaging in illegal actives. Breaking Bad has been labeled as one of the best shows of its time (Forbes 2016, Rolling Stone 2016).
The reason why Yossarian wants to forget about this mission is because Yossarian lost one of his men, Kraft, during the mission and Yossarian regrets doing the mission. Even though Yossarian lost a soldier, Colonel Cathcart promotes Yossarian to Captain. Due to this first experience, Yossarian’s goal during the war is not to be a hero, but just to survive and do whatever Yossarian needs to do to live through the war. Since Yossarian’s goal is to survive, the next mission, Bologna, Yossarian does all means necessary to get the mission cancelled or rescheduled. When the mission gets rescheduled, Yossarian goes out to fly, but claims the intercoms are not working and Yossarian tells his co-pilot to fly back to the base in
Memory and Personal Identity in Film The film Memento lasts for nearly one hour and fifty minutes, during which the main character Leonard Shelby suffering short-term memory loss manages to discover the man killing his wife. Since he can not memorize things for more than 10 minutes, all he can do is record everything happening the last minute by tattoos on his body or snapshots. It turns out his search for the attackers does not go on well, for he met with a suspicious guy called Teddy, a cop, who claims to be Shelby’s old friend. Teddy promises to assist Shelby on searching the attacker while actually he just wants to use Shelby to kill the drug dealers. Gradually Shelby discloses Teddy’s attempts and is going to kill him.
Bats as a creature symbolize fear, evil and death. The fear of bats first portrayed when Bruce Wayne falls down the well which results in bats attacking him and him being terrified. When his dad eventually recues him from the well he says “why do we fall Bruce?” “So we can pick ourselves back up again.” This is symbolic because Bruce as a young child has to go through life on his
Jesus Christ, somebody'd shoot you for a coyote if you was by yourself” (Steinbeck 13). George is protecting Lennie because they are close friends and he did promise his Aunt Clara before she died that he would look out for him. Protection is apart of being a friend and a companion because that is what a quality friend does. The day before Lennie and George started work, George said, “Lennie- if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush” (Steinbeck 15). Knowing Lennie’s past and the way he acts
A True Leader Would you believe that two men, both young, eager, and promising fighters could be so different? Johnny, who was a futuristic character in Robert A. Heinlein’s book Starship Troopers, against his parent’s wishes, joined the MI, Mobile Infantry, at age eighteen because his best friend Carl decided to enlist. The rigor of Boot camp forced Johnny to consider if he doubtlessly desired to be an MI. However, he conquered Boot camp with the conclusion that he did long to be a MI. he worked hard and protected his fellow MIs at whatever cost.
Jim is a good friend to Huck because he protects Huck from seeing his dead father in the cabin (Twain 52). Jim proves his friendship early in their journey, but it takes Huck a bit longer. Huck eventually proves his friendship to Jim by ripping up a letter that he was going to send to Miss Watson. The letter would explain that Jim was innocent of Huck’s “death” and where he would be going (Twain 220). Huck proves his friendship to Jim with this small, but the very courageous action of not sending the letter and ripping it up instead.