Antigone's tragic flaw made her refuse to stop what she planned to do, even if death was the consequence. The Choragos states that Antigone is, “...headstrong, deaf to reason,” and that, “She has never learned to yield.” When she buried her brother, even when it was outlawed, her pride ultimately caused her to be buried alive in a dark stone cave. This great downfall was caused by her flaw, so she fits these requirements of a tragic hero. A tragic hero must relize their flaw, and in the end there is no significant evidence that shows Antigone realized her flaw. Due to this lack of evidence, she can not be a
They are punished by this because they can’t control nothing. In the fourth circle, where dante walks through seeing the sinners who sinned of being greedy, this circle is called The Avaricious. As found in canto 7, the sinners in this circle are degraded by making them so physically squalid of rolling weights. (Lines
The punishment is not settling enough nor worth it, they are just pushing weights before them in the Circle. Furthermore, this wouldn’t teach them a lesson about the wrongdoings that they have done. Another part of their punishment is they won’t be recognized by anyone because they have failed to accomplish something great for Humankind. For instance, Virgil tells Dante, “vain thought thou entertainest; the undiscerning life which made them sordid now makes them unto all discernment dim.” (Line 52-54). In conclusion, the sinners in this Circle needs a more bitter
Cassandra is one of the few characters in the play who can see with clarity. She has been given the gift of telling prophecies, but has also been cursed so that no one believes her. While standing outside the house, Cassandra begins to tell the prophecy of Agamemnon’s death to the chorus of men. These men do not believe her, and just think that she has gone mad. While the chorus of men are unable to believe Cassandra due to the curse, the men are also ‘blind’ and do not suspect Clytaemestra of wanting to kill her husband.
Limbo is not as bad as the other levels of Dante’s hell because though they did not worship god, the people in limbo lived a life of virtue. Lust is the 2nd circle and as the name implies it’s a place where people who let their desires take over their common sense and lead them to a life of sin end up. Gluttony is for people who lived a life too full, a life
A paradox, or self contradictory statement, is the perfect way for the speaker to express his predicament. He does not “ deserve pleasure”, but he also “does not deserve pain” explains the speaker’s feelings of guilt and remorse for his immense fortune, while the working class can barely get by. In parallel lines in his poem, the speaker uses the words “failed” and “successful.” He uses these words so close together to demonstrate the failure he and civilization throughout history has faced in order to be
This condemned Johnny to a life in the streets, boot blacking. However, from the way Dick speaks to Johnny, repeatedly calling him lazy either to his face or as an aside to the reader, one would think he had chosen this life. In reality, Johnny Nolan probably was not lazy, by any means. Alger simply had a poor understanding of how homelessness and surviving in an unsafe environment affects all aspects of an individual’s life. Although the idea that Johnny could have pulled himself from poverty if he had worked harder has the potential to give the reader hope, it’s unfortunately a naïve idea at best.
He played as he would never play again.” (N, pg 95). This quote withheld a great amount of power. It showed Juliek doing what he loved and was forbidden to do and he was doing for the dying Jews around him. Briar Rose did not really have this kind of power within how it used its characters.The characters in Briar Rose are harder to connect with because they are not real, like the characters in Night. Another reason they are harder to sympathize with and connect with is because readers know that none of the things these characters went through really happened.
The paradox in the gothic poem, Manfred, by Lord Bryon states a message about the meaning of knowledge. He is saying that knowledge is not the most important thing in life, and those who have the most of it regret it the most because they know too much. “Sorrow is knowledge. They who know the most must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth, [that] The Tree of Knowledge is not that of [the tree] Life” (Manfred). The paradox is similar to the expression “ignorance is bliss” because they both are verbalizing that it is better not to have so much knowledge.
But at that moment he felt willing to change, because he lived a sinful life, and ask God to save him, a dramatic moment where he felt lost and asked for mercy. Everyman realized that his fortune material had no value and that it was more important the fortune of God. Everyman acts representing humanity, fighting for morality inside, although he thinks that death is evil because it comes from hell. Death is ironically a messenger of God. Everyman had discovered that while he was successful in life, the afterlife was a different story because his wealth could not go with him or count in the Book of life.