In despair his mother kills herself and Oedipus rips out his own eyes. Antigone is the story about Oedipus’ children and the superstition that follows this cursed family line. Creon is the brother of Oedipus, so he is more frightened from the superstitions that follow his brothers’ family line than anyone else. The act that triggers this fear, which sets forth the destruction of not only Antigone but his own family as well, is the murder of Antigone’s brothers. This instills fear in Creon because he fears that the sins from the father (Oedipus) will carry over to the children and in turn hurt his newly received kingdom and family.
Instead of repenting for his sins he escapes them. Plus he is worried about his daughter because he believes that they will have a horrible future because of him. (LINES 1318-1923) Also by acting in his weak behavior he is trying to avoid his fate again. He does this physically. Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done.
George has to put up with Lennie and then kill his best friend, Curley’s wife faces discrimination and even her kindness towards Lennie leads to her death. It is Lennie’s lack of understanding of the pain he is causing that loses our pity towards him and it is the weight
These thematic concerns are echoed in the related texts therefore linking the texts and reflecting how texts may represent society. Fear is a fundamental theme throughout the text 'The Story of Tom Brennan'. Fear becomes an obstacle for tom to move into the world, he feels unsure and paranoid of what his class mates have heard about him and his family. 'the old man told me that night that Harvey knew about the accident and Daniel and stuff. I didn't feel comfortable about it" this conveys the message that tom is both afraid and uncertain of where his new life may take him.
Holden wants to save kids before they lose their immature nature. Before they grow up and become 'phony'. It makes sense,seeing that he dreads growing up himself. This seems to be the only thing Holden is passionate about, he hates just about everything else. ~This quote just reinforces
“Katherine has admitted it, confessed.” Katherine’s fear of losing her life motivated her to confess that her and a few others were telepathic. First she had a fear about her abilities being found out but then she had to fear her life if she did not tell the norms what was so different about her and why she was running away. “I’ve killed him Michael. He’s quite dead.” Rosalind’s fears lead her to kill a man, yet she felt so guilty about it, although they tortured many of her kind. She may have felt guilty as she thought the norms would find out that she killed the man and then they would kill her.
For an example, when Gilgamesh’s friend Enkidu dies he is left broken hearted and thinks, “If my grief is violent enough perhaps he will come back to life” (Mitchell, 445). Furthermore, He begins to think the fear of death sends him on his quest for everlasting life, “This fear of death that restlessly drives me onward” (Mitchell, 451”). Gilgamesh has this great fear of death and begins to believe it can be overcome. This quote begins to develop the idea through Gilgamesh’s journey that maybe death can be overcome that there
Anse is another great example of the death of the morals of society. He went through all the struggle to get his family and his dead wife to Jefferson while all along he had other intentions. He was ready to get rid of Addie because he found himself a “new Mrs. Bundren.” (90) One realizes that Anse is full of deceit and
Macbeth of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth will never feel safe on the throne because of his mental instability and excessive pride. Macbeth has suffered major mental degradation that will continue to plague his mind and hinder his mental capacity. Paranoia, indecisiveness and mistrust are three of the main contributing factors of this. Macbeth is always suspicious of other people’s motives, notably right after he kills Duncan, however they were present prior to that as seen here when he inquires, “Will it not be received/When we have marked with blood those sleepy two/Of his own` chamber and used their very daggers,/That they have done ’t?” (I.vii.74-78). He did not believe that this plan would work.