Creon vs. Antigone: Who is more tragic? In the story of Antigone, Creon and Antigone go through tragic events such as getting themselves killed in attempt of saving others or getting their family killed because of their own selfishness and pride. Speaking of selfishness and pride, Creon has self-inflicted suffering and guilt on himself at the end of the story because of those two. For one of the reasons being: He made his son turned against him and made him meet his demise. That chains onto him having his wife Eurydice committing suicide as well as Antigone (his niece) also committing suicide.
For instance, in Act 3 Scene 1, Romeo states, “In my behalf. My reputation stained/ With Tybalt’s slander- Tybalt that an hour” Tybalt’s lies damaged Romeo’s reputation. The people in Verona already thought of him, a Montague, as a nuisance because of the ancient grudge between their families. Now they think of him as worse because of the lies that escaped from Tybalt’s lips into the ears of the citizens. It became worse for Romeo when it was said that he was the one who had killed Tybalt.
To save themselves, Odysseus and his men had to use their brains over their brawn. The depiction of mortality of humans and their vulnerability was used with figurative language, and another example of this can be found in the scene of Scylla. The scene is set, and Scylla is stirring up the water to threaten Odysseus and his men. “All the sea was like a cauldron,” (II. 110-112) This is used to show the audience that the ocean was so dangerous, and how if the men fell in, they would die right away.
Then Hamlet (thinking it was the king) stabs Polonius through the curtain. Then the ghost comes back and reminds hamlet that it is not Gertrude to blame. Because of his actions at the end Gertrude drinks a poisoned glass that was meant for hamlet and dies. Second, I don’t think Ophelia actions are justified either. According Doc C: Ophelia’s father Polonius was killed which really affected her and she became crazy.
In “Competition and Happiness”, Theodore Rubin, analyzes how competition in American culture degrades happiness from the lives of people. The author claims that Americans try their hardest at what they do, that often trying too hard results in misery because the expectations of others are put first than one’s personal needs. Behaving to societal expectations then leads individuals to go “out” of their reach which brings out the worst in them, the ugly side. When competition is motivating, supportive, and builds character, it is good. Although considering the example given by the author about the medical students that attended school in Switzerland, good relationships and friendships were terminated by the instincts of competition.
Labyrinth’s use of Irony The “Labyrinth” is full of twists and irony that are used to create the element of surprise. In the “Labyrinth” the author makes people feel different ways, such as surprised, using a literary device known as irony. One type of irony, is dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is used when the viewers/readers know something the protagonist(s) don’t. Another method of irony, is verbal irony.
Duck wrote a note to Weetzie, My Secret Agent Lover Man, Cherokee, Witch Baby, and Dirk, in which he said, “Even though we’re okay, how can anyone love anyone when you could kill them just by loving them? (98). At this point, Duck feels that he cannot love Dirk anymore because that could end up harming Dirk. The news Bam-Bam is sick is truly surprising and upsetting to Duck, and he empathizes for those who are suffering. He cannot seem to get past this, and leaves Fifi’s cottage, deserting Dirk.
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?
Now in the story the mental health of hamlet is not the only important aspect to highlight, as well his honor is important and crucial in the tale, due to his deal with his father’s ghost of avenge his death. Polonius is the counsellor of the king who was suspecting about Hamlet plants to kill his uncle Claudius. When hamlet was in his mother’s room for telling her about the true of his father’s death, Polonius was hiding behind the curtains in the queen’s room trying to hear what Hamlet was going to said to his mother. Hamlet suspect that someone was behind the curtains and he took the action of kill the gossip person behind of the curtains with his sword. Hamlet was thinking that his action was correct but his action was a wrong decision, because as a result of this action Polonius daughter, Ophelia has now one more reason for take her life.
What was Oscar Wilde most known for? Although he was raised in the upper-class of Victorian England, he often ridiculed the upper-class for their straitlaced customs through his plays using his brilliant wit and flamboyant style. The upper-class wasn’t the only thing criticised by Wilde, but also topics such as love and marriage. One of the most prominent points Wilde mocked the ideals of love was on the stage of his most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. In the three acts of this book, Wilde attempts to change the reader’s views and perceptions of the several different topics he criticises.