He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it. He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
“Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you” -PravineeHurbungs. It is still undecided weather Finny realized this about Gene or not but, even withWWII going on, the cruelest enemy was right next to him. A Separate Peace is a novel by JohnKnowles, based in New Hampshire, 1942. The novel showcases, coming-of-age, jealousy , andloss of innocence through the main character Gene.Gene and Finny became roommates at the prestige Devon School for boys. Finny being anaturally born athlete, and Gene being more academically based.
While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!” This story told by Elie demonstrates how though Elie was somewhat upset, the first thought that occupied his mind was that there would be one less hungry stomach, and one less mouth to feed. This greatly shows that although Elie wanted to mourn over his father, his current mindset of self preservation and instinct would not allow
“The Scarlet Ibis” In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, that narrator expresses a sense of guilt as he recalls his childhood that could not accept the humiliation of having a crippled brother. His true ambitions are conveyed through the dialogue, which gives insight to the real reasons for the narrator’s actions. The flashback reveals how the narrator is able to understand the terribleness and pridefulness of his actions toward Doodle when he reflects on his early years with Doodle. The dialogue provides the narrator’s reaction after understanding the ugliness of his actions to Doodle. After weeks of practice, the narrator and Doodle finally decide to show their family that Doodle can indeed walk.
A Disappointing Crime “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” -Bruce Lee. Everyone knows that minister Dimmesdale was guilty, but some people feel that it was right for him not to confess, while others strongly believe he should have taken ownership of his actions and confessed his sin. Minister Dimmesdale should have confessed his sin for these reasons, he would bear less shame, the people trusted him to confess, and Hester should not have to bear both of their burdens. The minister should have confessed his sin since he would bear less shame. Unfortunately, most of the minister’s shame came from the fact that he was hiding his sin.
In the text, "In reality, I was just a man who got somebody mad-- mad enough to want to kill him-- and survived it. Maybe it should end there"(Busby 317). This is the moment in the novel where John realizes that he does not have to retaliate back at Meyer for what he did. This is the moment when John realizes that the right thing to do it to forgive. Forgiveness is an option that is often looked on as weak, but it can actually be a very enlightening
He was upset by the display, and only continued to become more reluctant to join the ghost as memories of his ex-fiance were seen. This situation, was written with purpose - to enable Scrooge to change his ways and reflect back on his past, in order to be ‘saved’ on future. If it was not for the ghost, Scrooge wouldn’t have revisited this scenario, and hence there would have been no impact on his future actions. Although, the loss of Belle was a key component in the way that Scrooge viewed himself, both back then and in the present. Belle had mentioned that he ‘was another man’ when they first met, although Scrooge was too blind to notice his actions.
Albeit tragic, if the end scene would not have happened, Laertes would not have had the opportunity to discover that he was wrong, and thus change. In spite of the fact that shortly after this revelation he dies, he was still given the chance to see his own shortcomings before his own death, ask for forgiveness for them. The fact that he does put his pride aside and ask for absolution proves that he was never evil, but instead was a grieving soul who sought comfort and peace in
GEAS2103 Literary Appreciation Term paper Name: Lau Chi Yeung, Ben Student ID:15668495 Section:56 Title: Justice or forgive Introduction In most of the drama or fiction, the main character may facing betray. In Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Chris feel betrayed by his father Joe because Joe have hidden his crime and cause some soldier dead. In Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, Andrew also betrayed by his fiancée Natasha cheat with Kuragin. But Chris and Andrew choose different way to face the problem. This essay will discuss about Chris in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, why Chris cannot accept his father do these crimes and punch him.
Some of the people even wanted him to die because he was the cause of them losing some of their family members. Since he didn 't want to cause anymore trouble than there already was, he decided to accept the blame and carry it on his shoulders all alone. Even though it was difficult for him, he took full responsibility for everything that he was accused of. Luckily, the court did not find him guilty. William Mulholland
A separate peace by John Knowles is book that takes place at a boarding school and a big part of it is looking at how tragedy can change a characters personality. Gene Forrester the protagonist and narrator of the novel is a great example of this. At the beginning of the book he is envious of his best friend Phineas and will do anything to be the best, but as the book goes on and tragedy strikes all he feels is guilt. Before the tragedy of Finny breaking his leg gene is envious of him. Finny who is one of those attractive guys who everyone likes and is attracted to because of his good nature other than his rule breaking.
In this passage, Ralph and the others realize what they’ve done and they go into denial. They try to make themselves feel better by saying they were on the outside and couldn’t have killed Simon. This is probably the lowest point Ralph, Piggy, Sam, and Eric have sunken to. They are struggling for their humanity in the midst of the murder. Like before when they were attacking Robert, Ralph had gone to far and only after the event ended had he realized it.