Oedipus did not accept what was being told to him. Teiresias spoke truthfully yet Oedipus became angry and spiteful, sending Teiresias away. Not a word that was told to Oedipus was considered my him, proving his blindness and lack of consideration towards the situation. Referring back to his self blinding, Oedipus at that time had succumbed to a horrifying act instead of accepting what was shared. The news came tumbling down and his actions were severe.
It was believed that honor and virtue had no value and the only thing left in the world was corruptness of man. In The Wanderer, it stressed the point of real men bottling up grief and not letting it disturb them; however, that is why the worldview was melancholy and somber (The Wanderer, 12-20). If a man keeps everything to himself, bottles everything up, and hides his emotions, he will become indignant and bitter. He will turn into his own worse enemy. He will push everyone out of his life and will end up alone.
The irrational world is characterized by simplicities, certainties and isolation of events. Macbeth loses his heroism and becomes fear-stricken when, undeservingly, he acquires certain knowledge about a few unrelated events of his future life. Having tasted “certainty” of the irrational world, Macbeth becomes more and more troubled by the uncertainties of the rational world and his fear is aggravated and heroism disappears more and more. He turns out to be a divided personality as he lives in one world and abides by another. His reason and imagination don’t work as parts of a unified sensibility.
Prometheus’s punishment upsets and pains him. He also calls the punishment “shameful” multiple times over the course of the text (5, 16, 36). Prometheus clearly seems to deeply regret the effects of his actions. Prometheus adds that despite his incredible foreknowledge, “Nevertheless, I did not expect such a punishment” (11). His knowledge of the future still did not enable him to understand the full extent of his punishment.
He blinded himself as a punishment for what he had done in his life. It is ironic that he blinded himself to hide acts of violence before him when he himself committed horrific acts of violence within his own life (Haque and Kabirchowdhury 117). Oedipus’s self-harm came from his failure to recognize the truth of his own existence. His constant denial of everything that he could not physically see was due to his hubris. When Oedipus was figuratively blind, he could not accept his fate.
Following Desdemona’s murder, the satanic allusion in Emilia’s accusations “thou art a devil … thou art rash as fire” reduces Othello’s initially high status of an honourable soldier to that of a “cuckhold”. This loss of his positive image leads to Othello’s self-execution in an act of attempted atonement, portrayed in the paradoxical statement “for nought I did in hate, but all in honour …” demonstrates his preoccupation to salvage his reputation. Othello’s inability to face the consequences of his actions, resulting from his obsession with reputation facilitates his ultimate demise and the pathos in this allows the play to retain relevance with modern
Firstly, Friar Lawrence is not a voice of reason in the play as he is a hypocritical person. For instance, the phrase “Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,//In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will.//And where the worser is predominant,//Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” implies that Friar Lawrence believes that when unruly human desire is more prevailing in a person than divine virtue, the person would be destroyed by their own actions. The phrase “rude will” could refer to a person’s selfish individual desires while “grace” could refer to god’s will or fate. This implies that when a person disregards fate and instead goes after his own selfish desires, he will destroy himself. However, the phrase “But come, young waverer, come, go with me,//In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,//For this alliance may//so happy prove//To turn your households ' rancor to pure love.” suggests that Friar Lawrence completely ignores his own advice when agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet.
These lines show the utter hopelessness embodied by the speaker; he describes his soul as on the floor, never to be lifted again. Love, something expected to be perfect and rewarding, caused this hysteria. This shows that love is not the perfect picture painted by various sources of media, instead causing intense suffering. Likewise, this suffering
Tragedies may all be different stories, but they all end in a similar way. Tragedies often have psychological implications that show what can lead to tragedy, be it fictional or non fictional. The story of Antigone centers around the fall of a prideful ruler who disobeys the gods, while Macbeth is about the fall of an ambitious hero influenced by evil. Creon is a more corrupt character than Macbeth because he is not affected by outside forces and the tragedy of the play is caused by him alone. The combination of Macbeth’s ambition and outside forces creates the tragedy in Macbeth, which is influenced by the supernatural much more than Antigone.
His anger made him do things without thinking, which could end up harming him. His fear of being thought weak made Okonkwo do everything he could to appear more manly, which could end up with him harming himself or others. Because of his vulnerabilities, Okonkwo’s downfall was his own fault. Due to his anger, Okonkwo beat his wife during the week of peace, violating the rules of the week. He also killed Ikemefuna because “[h]e was afraid of being thought weak.” (61) These two actions were Okonkwo’s fault, and were caused by his vulnerabilities.
“He didn’t know what to say, and he was afraid to reveal himself to be any more monstrous than his actions had made him out to be… Ender couldn’t help it, he was too afraid, too ashamed of his own acts; though he tried not to, he cried again.” (19) Ender is immensely terrified of becoming a monster; his remorse and shame caused by his horrific actions increases his fear. However, his guilt-enforced tears show that even though his actions were callous, Ender’s possession of kindness is unscathed. The humanity Ender shows through the tears he failed to stop is what prevents his worse nightmare from coming true. Chapter 4. “I am not a killer, Ender said to himself over and over.
Kingsolver’s first goal of the Poisonwood Bible is proposing how an individual could make peace with the aftermath of their worst mistakes and flaws, as shown through the voices of the Price girls. Kingsolver’s decision to leave Nathan Price voiceless represents the seemingly untouchable arrogance and offensiveness of large powers that drag peaceful innocents into conflict for their own gain. Nathan has no voice because Kingsolver wanted him to be viewed from the outside. Nathan is the uncontrollable darkness that festers in humanity; he is the crimes of a previous generation that are inherited by a new, unsympathetic one that is helpless to change its past and must come to terms with it. Therefore Kingsolver’s main goal of the Poisonwood Bible was for different generations and their individuals to question their preexisting beliefs and spark moral conversations and debates amongst each
In the play Oedipus The King, Oedipus ran from his destiny, blinded by truth. The overall cause of Oedipus ' trragic downfall is his unwillingness to accept his “GOD” given fate. Therefore, Oedipus The King is an example of a tragic hero, in view of the fact that tragic events will happen if you don 't hark your destiny. At the end of the play, he was a blind man who hated himself for his evil deeds. For this reason Oedipus The King can be considered a tragic hero because he committed an action which ultimately
He was thinking with his pride and did not use self control. This hubris that is instilled in Oedipus is a serious flaw of his. It is a flaw in a sense that it is ultimately the cause of the downfall of his life and every man around him. It led him to his death and caused the blindness of his life. It is the reason neither him nor any man will reach happiness until he is