Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done. His fate would have been execution, but by punishing himself, he makes other believe that he is punished. In addition to Oedipus avoiding his fate he is a coward in terms of his actions. He tells Creon to exile him far away because he is too afraid to deal with all that has happed. When he says “Drive me out of this country as quickly as may be to a place where no human voice can ever greet me.” (Ln.
Eckels as an hunter, is motivated to go back in time, not only be able to see one in his own eyes, but kill a T-rex. Eckels, along with a few other people with Travis, were specifically told not to step off the designated path leading to the jungles roamed by the dinosaurs. As explained by Travis stepping on a plant or animal will ruin the generations of that species and would most likely affect the present in millions of years to come.
Creon is sorry for what he was done, he repents, but it is already too late. He only finds true justice when everything he cared for was gone. Creon’s tragic flaw was that he was resolute; he did not want Polynieces to be buried. He received multiple warnings that this would lead to his downfall. He was put into the position of King.
The death of someone close is always difficult, but to happen so unexpectedly and at such a young age, the effect would most likely be much worse. This seems to lend credence to the theory that Rat was driven insane, which would explain his actions, but this does not seem to fit. Someone who was crazy or only out to cause pain would not have attempted to feed the buffalo at first, or shown any signs of remorse, whereas at the end, “Rat Kiley was crying. He tried to say something, but then cradled his rifle and went off by himself” (O’Brien 79). But, the loss of Curt Lemon does begin to support the claim that Rat was in a very emotional
This is indicated at the end of the passage, as Victor realizes that postponing the wedding will not bind the monster, and it may get revenge in some other, more horrifying way. Victor is planning to face the monster because he is terrified by what his creation may do
1. Both of these quotes are desperate attempts to deny the truth, refusals to recognize the horrible reality of the depths of the boys' descent into savagery. In Chapter 10, when Piggy insists that Simon's death was an accident, he is ironically trying to comfort Ralph, who at that point is hit with full awareness of what is happening. When Ralph repeats the words in Chapter 12, he is trying to reason his own way out of his awareness that the boys really have crossed the line into a state of evil he had not known even existed - "he argued unconvincingly...(but) the final unreasoning knowledge came to him...the breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like a vapor...these painted savages would go further and further". Although in Chapter 12 Ralph is speaking specifically about the deaths of Piggy and Simon, in a larger sense he is addressing the whole phenomenon of the tribes total degeneration.
This shows that Odyseus is intelligent because knowing that he will end up hurting the Cyclops, he does not want the Cyclops, Posidons son, to call for his father or other Cyclops's. Therefore due to Odyseus’s quick thinking he told Polythemus that is name is Nohbdy. So when Odyseus hurts or injures him Polythemus will yell Nohbdy hurt me, sounding like Nobody has killed me. This is proven when Odyseus says, “My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me.” This is found in The Odyssey Page 12 lines 360 to 361. Another quote that proves this part is when the Cyclops yells, “Nohbdy, Nohbdy’s tricked me.
So if someone dies, they are alive in another moments. Another consequence of war turns the person into an impassiveness personality which causes the person to not care about their loved ones deaths. “So it goes” also represents what Tralfamadorians believe in. Tralfamadorians also believe in moments and they provide Billy a peace of mind. The Tralfamadorians were a metaphor to compare how mentally ill a person must be to create aliens, and change time, all just to justify war.
Alexandra Stephenson 2nd period-Weber 5/21/12 Ethical Choices One of the biggest ideas in Frankenstein is doing the right thing. Victor Frankenstein doesn’t stand up for what is right because he wouldn’t put himself at risk of being considered crazy or having to admit fault and take responsibility if it wasn’t in his “best interest”. We see that when people don’t stand up for what is right, others, even people they are close to, will get hurt. We see that Victor gave no consideration of the consequences of producing life on his own and only wanted the fame that came with a huge discovery. He then abandons the monster because of its hideous appearance.
At first, Victor says no, however, after hearing the monster's explanation of having a companion, he agrees. However, halfway through the second creation process, Victor changes his mind yet again and destroys the second monster before he gets a chance to put life into it. Victor’s reasoning is logical, but this decision doesn't make the situation better. The monster retaliates by saying, “Shall each man find a wife for his bosom, and each beast have his mate, and I be alone? I had feelings of affection, and they were