There is also the essay by Jeffrie G. Murphy’s “Jealousy, Shame, and the Rival” which discusses the jealousy that was expressed between each character and how it led to the outcome of the tragedy as exposed through tragic flaws. Each of these three essays discusses different aspects of the play to provide an overall greater understanding of the actions that led up to the resolution. In the essay by A.C Bradley, he discusses Othello and justifications to his actions. Bradley notes in Act 1 “Now, by heaven, My blood begins my safer guides to rule, And passion, having my best judgment collied, Assays to lead the way” how Othello chose to find explanation between Cassio and Montano. Although, based on the diction and tone that was chosen it also shows the self-control Othello used in order to remain calm and retrieve the information that was important for him to
This notion is further emphasised through the use of jargon in the lines, “The Japs used to weigh us, to see how thin our bodies could get before we started dying”. This statement implies the nature of the camp to be brutal and unforgivable. Misto has incorporated both visual images and jargon to create an effective sense of authority to therefore relive their experience of war through memory. Likewise, the poem Dulce et decorum est by Wilfred Owen is how the post himself saw war with no knowledge, imagination or training which prepared Owen for the shock and suffering of front line experience. Its horrifying imagery has made it one of the most popular condemnations of war ever written.
Like a true existentialist, Tarrou demonstrates three critical attributes; anguish, forlornness and despair. Because of Tarrou’s character and ideas, he can be identified as the ideal man of existentialism. When the narrator in the book The Plague first mentions Tarrou, he is introduced as an outsider who arrives in Oran on vacation who demonstrates anguish. As Tarrou finds himself in the midst the outbreak of the plague, he documents the series of events of the town as the situation digresses from bad to worse. When the first occurrences of plague are reported Tarrou remarkably, becomes “the man who involves himself and who realizes that he is not only the person he chooses to be, but also a lawmaker who is, at the same time, choosing all mankind as well as himself” (Sartre 1194).
Clampitt uses the phoenix myth in comparison to the aftermath of the Holocaust and the Auschwitz death camps. In lines 10-12 Clampitt says, “Decay will undo what it can, the rotten fabric of our repose connives with doomsday.” After this she ends the poem in lines 13-15 by saying, “Sleep on, scathed felicity. Sleep, rare and perishable relic. Imagining’s no shutter against the absolute, incorrigible sunrise.” Clampitt is saying that we should not bring anew the daily memory of what happened at Auschwitz. She is also saying that history will repeat itself.
Creon then condemns both Antigone and Ismene to death. He changes his mind about Ismene, but locks Antigone away in a stone vault. Later, after the blind prophet Teiresias predicts doom for the king, Creon decides to free Antigone, only to find that she has committed suicide. Antigone's death leads to the suicide of Creon's son, Haemon, who was going to marry her, and then finally to the suicide of Creon's wife, Eurydice. In the end of this great tragedy, Creon is left in distress and great sorrow.
Many of whom would have survived the trip if not for the choices that Odysseus made. In addition to being homesick, we also witness Odysseus cry over songs about the Trojan War. In chapter eight of The Odyssey by homer, Odysseus, now traveling alone as all of his men have ceased to survive the journey, finds himself as a guest to the king and queen of the Phaeacians. Odysseus has yet to reveal his identity to the Phaeacians and is disguised as an average traveler. In honor of their guest, the king calls an assembly of his counselors to discuss providing a ship to Odysseus.
Ignorance is Bliss Oedipus the King by Sophocles is a play about a good king who has successfully ruled his city of Thebes for many years, but is now confronted with a plague and he is searching for a way to help end the suffering of his people. This king, Oedipus, came to the city of Thebes from Corinth, under unfortunate circumstances, arriving when the city was also being plagued with misery. A Sphinx, sent down by the goddess Hera, was terrorizing Thebes by posing a riddle of anyone trying to enter or leave—“What walks four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?”--and killing the traveler when unable to answer. Oedipus approached the Sphinx and solved her riddle answering “Man,” and was hailed as the hero of the city. As a reward, he was given the throne to the city, and married the widowed queen.
As soon enough, after the storm had passed and the fleet had set cource for Sicily, the god of sleep goes to Palinurus and offers him to take rest off his duty , but Palinurus being a good Helmsman, refuses. Therefore, he sprinkles dew drops on his forehead, so that Palinurus relaxes but does not lose his memory, grabbing this opportunity he flings Palinurus into the sea. So, questions arises- why was Palinurus chosen to be killed? Was Neptune a chthonic god like his brother Pluto? Why didn’t dew from river Lithe made Palinurus lose his memory?
Odysseus was widely known to the ancient Greeks for helping defeat Troy with his idea of the Trojan horse to get King Menelaus’ wife, Helen, back from Paris, the prince of Troy. It took Odysseus ten years to win the war and ten years to reach his homeland, Ithaca, and return to his wife, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus. During these twenty years, Odysseus has chosen to make many bad decisions and choices yet he was blessed by the gods and helped by his mentor Athena and safely reached Ithaca but lost all his comrades and friends. Odysseus reached Ithaca to find his home occupied by ruthless, arrogant suitors! Aggravated, Odysseus carefully planned a trap with the help of two loyal men and killed all the suitors.
If failed to do so, their spirit will not rest in peace properly and as said in the Odyssey: “[to have one’s soul] tempt the gods’ wrath” (Homer 49). As demonstrated in book 11 when Odysseus travels down to the land of the dead (following the instructions of Circes in book 10) he encounters his crew-mate Elpenor’s soul whose body lay unburied and unkempt still on the island of Aeolus. Speaking to Odysseus, Elpenor says “When you make sail and put these lodgings of dim Death behind, you will moor ship, I know, upon Aeaea Island; there, O my lord, remember me, I pray, do not abandon me unwept, unburied, to tempt the gods’ wrath, while you sail for home; but fire my corpse, and all the gear I had, and build a cairn for me above the breakers- an unknown sailor’s mark for men to come. Heap up the mound there, and implant upon it the oar I pulled in life with my companions.” (Homer 44-54). Here Homer has demonstrated that the soul of Elpenor is suffering and grieves very much, as its body lie without proper burial.