Hester was publically shamed and had to wear a Scarlet Letter because of her sin, Dimmesdale identity was hidden and it tortured him inside and this led to his slow painful death. Their sins always had harsh consequences. One theme in The Scarlet Letter deals with sin and consequence of their sins. Hester Pyrnne is an example of someone that sinned and had to
Maximilien Robespierre incited the French Revolution with the purported goal of delivering equality to France by displacing the oppressive monarchy. Yet, when Robespierre and his followers overthrew the king, Robespierre implemented a form of government that was as despotic as the old regime. To preserve his power, Robespierre killed anyone who criticized him or the insurgency. No one wanted to be indicted and executed for challenging Robespierre, so people altered their speech to fit within the confines deemed acceptable by Robespierre. Throughout history, the suppression of speech has been a tool used to retain power.
The stress of liability under the powers of the throne caused a lot of built up rage to come out through Creon during the time of the prince 's deaths. The king carried a very palpable fault with him which shined through in this rulings and reactions about Polyneices ' burial. However, a personality flaw is one of the most self-evident characteristics of a tragic hero. Creon 's hubris, or extreme pride, leads him to many irrational choices and conversations with his closest loved ones. At the news of his nephew 's deaths, Creon makes a sudden decision on behalf of the men stating that "Polyneices... is to have no burial.
This causes the tragic reversal that leads to his emotional ruin with not only himself but also his family. The promotion to the conflict was that Creon created a law in which enabled Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, to be buried in a improperly way. Antigone found it fit to bury her brother causing her to disobey the law of Thebes. Between Creon and Antigone it's clear that the strength of a family lies in it loyalty to each other. Creon’s stubbornness , excessive pride , and oversized ego are his
Hawthorne states in his preface that "the wrong-doing of one generation lives into the successive ones, and, divesting itself of every temporary advantage, becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief." Consider all the bad things that have happened to the Pyncheons since their ancestor Colonel Pyncheon caused the hanging of Matthew Maule in order to seize his property. Are these things the result of the Maule curse, or can each unfortunate event be attributed to an expression of the same greed that motivated the Colonel Pyncheon? The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne tells the story of the ancient Pyncheon family, and their struggles with the curse that has plagued them for generations. This supposed curse is said to have been placed on their ancestor, Colonel Pyncheon, by a man named Matthew Maule, in his final words just before being hanged on the
The Revenge of the Outsiders Revenge: to take vengeance for; inflict punishment for. The American society is quick to outcast those who are different and do not fulfill the American Dream expectations. Truman Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, tells the real life story of the Clutter family who were known as the perfect family. The Clutter’s were murdered by two men that were outsiders their whole life because they were different and did not meet the ideal image presented. Capote’s novel was to demonstrate how having this expectation affects oneself when they feel unaccepted by society.
Scar had a jealous conscience and dark deep desires since Simba was the heir to the throne. Thus he wanted to murder Mufasa and Simba to seize the position. He murders Mufasa but Simba survived, Scar then advised Simba to run away, declaring he was responsible for the tragic death of his father and to never come back, like this he would not disturb his reign. The fervor for power led Scar to murder his own brother who was the king were horrendous actions shaped by power. Once Scar reigned he did as he pleased with his reign, at the end, there was no water or food left it to turn into an eerie place plenty of evilness.
Riddled with guilt Victor “resolved to visit the spot where my poor William had been murdered”(Shelley 49). Victor’s guilt with this event is severe. He apprehended this, and his friend Justine was getting framed for it; though we are not they're yet. Victor was conflicted on
Oedipus Rex Essay In the play Oedipus Rex, he married his mother and killed his father without knowledge. He was fated to do the things, but he used fate as an excuse for his deeds. He was formally guilty for the act of marriage with his mother and materially guilty for murder of his father. It was the knowledge of his fate that made him do the things he did. He lived in fear of the things he would do.
He faced extreme prejudice based on his family’s perceived infractions against the regime. The prisoners are kept in terrible conditions and forced to do hard labor for generations, unlike the Nazis who sought to destroy the Jewish population completely, the North Korean government seek to torture their prisoners without an end plan. The treatment of the North Koreans prisoners parallels that of the Jewish
Someone who lied or insulted another person had to pay a considerable fine. A man in Virginia vehemently ridiculed the governor. He had his tongue pierced, and then the authorities banished him from the neighborhood. The hostile colonists aimed for criminal punishments to mortify the offenders. Instead of placing convicts in jail, they would often be whipped publicly or have the name of the offense burned onto one of their hands.
The bitter hour grows as the wrath of Malcom marches over Dunsinane Hill, who has made it his dire obligation to kill Macbeth. What distasteful action hath caused ten thousand men to come roaring at this once peaceful castle? My fellow comrades have been caught in the middle of this indignation and now pay with an early death. Fear strikes me as I have been left in this predicament; to choose the fate of many young lives that resided to this castle for peace. It is evident Macbeth’s rule has caused undesirable anguish to the people of Scotland, but there must be more than meets the eye for this rage that rests upon him.
The punishment given by Odysseus to the wooers that had overrun his kingdom during his absence was death. I believe there were many reasons he was justified for his actions. Odysseus knew he could not just return home and claim his kingdom after all these years and with all of the things that were happening. There were many wooers that were no good, arrogant and deceitful and only there to claim his wife and home without any regard for the kingdom. There were even plans made by one, Antinous, to kill Telemachus, their son due to his heir to the throne.
And in those years I’ve grown weaker and weaker from it. It shuts me down at any time, gives me frequent panic and anxiety attacks, and doesn’t go away easy. Depression is basically a monster, a pest, someone that toys with you until you can’t stand it anymore. It’s one of my many demons; one of which I can’t shake. The shadow that walks with me and tries to end my life.
In the past prideful rulers have caused more destruction and downfall than anything. Having pride may be good, but having to much can be the downfall of man. In the play Antigone, King Creon being overyly prideful ultimately leads to the death of himself emotionally. Creon shows a couple of occasions when he has way to much pride; when Antigone and he sister are condemned to death for trying to give burial rights to their brother, but Creon has them arrested and does not care even though he is related to them. Because of that, it leads to the death of Antigone and also leaves Ismene without a family.