He brings the news to Creon, fearful that he will assume it was him, which evidently shows that the people of Thebes fear him. Therefore, if Creon wasn 't so open with his anger, they might have been more vocal in stating their opinions, whereas Antigone was able to hear others out. All in all, due to his ruthless personality traits, Creon is the tragic hero in the play, not Antigone. If he didn 't express his anger and aggression it could have prevented many deaths. He could have prevented his wife and son 's death if he would have put his pride to the side, and was not so stubborn.
Yossarians true death would be him losing his morality to the officers he hated and becoming one of them. Or becoming a hypocrite Yossarian does have a strong moral compass as he wants to help save the life of others in his group even though it means that it will decrease his chance of survival. He knows that keeping them alive is the only thing keeping him from being like one of the evil generals This war changes the generals from being fiery about war to manipulating it to help their cause. This is also true for Milo as he uses war to run an The chaplin is an important religious character in the novel to persuade people in the army to become more religious but the only thing it does is persuade them otherwise The chaplin is the only inherently good character Most of the people in the army are surprisingly atheist as they can’t believe in a God who would have something like this happen with war and death and
He is willing to do anything to try to protect his ideals, even if that requires him to kill a man. The violent act does nothing though, as it becomes evident that people have accepted the Western lifestyle against Okonkwo’s desire: “He knew that Umuofia that would not go to war. He knew because they let the other messengers escape,” (Achebe 189). If the population had not let the other messengers escape, then it would mean that they did not prefer to be Christians and preferred to have control over the land again, instead of the British government having control. That was not the case which means that they had accepted the newly introduced ideals
A good leader would be very rational to make sure that he is doing what is best not only for his people, but also for other people, so everyone can look up to him with respect. Diodorus had said “He was very hostile to the local people and did not trust them,”. It was very irrational of Alexander to be hostile to people who he had just destroyed their city which of course would lead them to thinking of him as untrustworthy due to his irrationality. The city of Persepolis was given to soldiers by Alexander according to Diodorus, “he gave it over to the soldiers to plunder,”. If Alexander was rational in his way, he would have found some peace with Persepolis rather than just sending his men to plunder through Persepolis as they please.
Macbeth deeply regrets his murder of Duncan because he realizes that Banqos stratagem is so superior that he will have to make no sacrifices to ensure his son’s kingship, while Macbeth had to endure so much pain only to gain an unfruitful kingship. Macbeth was forced to go against his moral code, suffering so much from regret to gain his short kingship, but because of his fear of Banqo’s abilities, he is worried that Banqo’s son will be able to easily attain the throne. He remarks on Banqo’s abilities that he “hath the wisdom that doth guide his valor to act in safety.” (58-59) Macbeth knows that Banqo is not so irrational and risky as Macbeth, and that his logical and rational thinking will lead him to not take so many risks while also ensuring his sons kingship. Macbeth risked imprisonment
Although it is ambition which leads Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to commit the murder of Duncan, it is not an ambition but fear that is analyzed in Macbeth. Fear is one of a pair of passions, Shakespeare has painted this passion against the background of its opposite which is courage. Just as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ sounds its love-hate theme at the beginning, as Hamlet stresses the joy-grief pair of passion. And as Othello develops the love -hatred relationship, so Macbeth develops the theme of fear against the background of courage. And is not an ordinary courage that we have here but an extraordinary courage or audacity or rashness; and this kind of courage must be regarded as a defect because it represents the excess of true fortitude.
Maximus refused to swear his loyalty to Commodus which put a target on Maximus’ back. He realizes that he should’ve taken the offer from the king of Rome earlier instead of waiting to accept because then he may of never been murdered or the people of Rome would’ve already known of the decision of the new king. Lastly, he was given a fate that was greater than when he deserved. All he ever did was serve Rome and serve the King well. He wanted to keep his family safe and also his men out during the wars they conquered
He says in the play that, “Seize upon fife, give to th’ edge o’ th’ sword his wife, his babes, and unfortunate souls.” (4.1.173-174) this is shown as cowardly. Not only because he doesn’t want to deal with the deed himself, but also because he goes so far as to slaying helpless people that he does not have to kill because of superstitions. Even though Okwonkwo seems more heroic than Macbeth, they’re still both considered heroes. In some ways these heroes are similar though. For instance, both characters have pride in themselves.
The biggest effect the letter had on Tim was his beliefs. He believed war was wrong, but most thought it was the right thing to do so they could stop the spread of communism .Tim also was scared of dying in war. It was the thing he feared most, He said, “Beyond all this, or at the very center, was the raw fact of terror. I did not want to die (1005).” Tim also thought war was cruel and it should not be an option, but what about what everyone would think of him? He had to go to war because he could never Upset his family and country just like that.
One instance where Cassius’s obedience is shown is when the conspirators plan on who they will kill. Brutus decides that Mark Antony did not have to be killed to which Cassius replies “Yet I fear him,/For in the engrafted love he bears to Caesar” (Ⅱ.ⅰ.197-198). If the conspirators had killed Antony along with Brutus, they may have been successful in their plot to gain power. Cassius knew that letting Antony live could hinder their plans, but he still allows Brutus to have his way. Another case where Cassius shows submission to Brutus is when he follows Brutus’s decision to allow Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral.