However, only Antigone successfully attains the glory she seeks through placing her family's well-being before her own. Creon's most cherished value is his image from the viewpoint of the Thebians and he is reluctant to do anything that might show weakness which, to him, includes ignoring the law for a personal matter. It is because of Creon's distorted views on authority and his image that he ends up being forced to live a tragic life, whereas Antigone
A “Sophoclean hero” is a headstrong character that is willing to face the worse to attain his goal. This particular hero is always in need for peace even if it means breaking the laws and relies on principles. Antigone fought all the way for the pride and respect of her brother. She proved that she was capable of anything, even death. Creon is not a heroic character despite his excess on many aspects.
That it is a simple part of life. As for King Lear he wanted to live like a king regardless of dividing his land between his daughters. He still felt that he should be king of all the lands, but does not want to carry the responsibilities of taking care of them, leaving the daughters to do all the hard work. In spite of having different personalities, values and beliefs both King Lear and Morrie achieve real and authentic wisdom by experiencing the values of life, perspective on life and they both experience pathetic fallacy. Both King
He risked his existence, his wealth, and his men. Beowulf did not think of the safety of his men, he was not aware of others' lives, but instead focused on his own victory. Through his thoughts, one may see how far Beowulf would go to be successful, and can see his selfish ways. As for modern Christian values, pride is seen as a deadly sin, in which Beowulf seem to be doomed to hell if judged on twenty-first century ethics. Excessive pride is frowned upon as for the sinner only sees himself and leaves no room for God.
He knew he would be beat by then and instead of just surrendering, he put the lives of hundreds of people at risk because he was too proud and arrogant to admit defeat. Some people argue that it was ambition that led Macbeth to stay and try to fight because he honestly believed he had a fighting chance. Macbeth was very ambitious, but his arrogance took center stage in this case. He was so arrogant he honestly believed he had a fighting chance to get out with his life because the witches told him no one born of women could harm him. He was so arrogant he didn’t consider the possiblity of someone not being born of women and therefore he might be in real danger.
For Willy, it is apparent that reality and truth are too harsh for him and he would rather deal with lies instead. He conjures up ideas of what he wishes were real because to him being successful is the most important thing and what he needs people to believe. One of the main examples of this is when Willy says to his sons “they know me down in New England..” (page 19). Although he is clearly an unsuccessful salesman, he holds himself accountable to be extremely well-known and well-liked. Willy also encourages Biff to be unaccountable by telling him “coach’ll probably congratulate you on your initiative” when Biff steals the football.
Xaymara Ruiz Morrell/Horan English II 20 May 2012 Creons unjust and unfair choices Due to the actions made by creon as a king,society viewed him as unfair and unjust,causing the town to fall apart in many ways.Creon rejected all advice. "Creon rejects the leaders suggestion.Naturally,for he knows the explanation.Its sedition, working through bribery". "For me ,a man who rules the entire state and does not take the best advice there is,but throgh fear keeps his mouth forever shut....".Creon was deaf to entreaties. "Creon wants the moral support of these men because he forsees disobedience to his edict". "So spit this girl out-she's yur enemy.Let her marry someone else in hades.Since i caught her clearly disobeying,the only culpit in the entire
This ruthless pursuit of knowledge and glory proves hazardous as his attempt at being “God-like” and giving“life to an animal as complete and wonderful as a man” (shelley,pg.53) backfires. This is so as he is not only aware of the horror of his activities but that his “marvelous accomplishment” is only but a nuisance to society and would be frowned upon by fellow philosophers and humans. Robert Walton, like Victor also has a burning desire to “satiate his ardent curiosity” (3) and as such commits wholeheartedly to his studies from an early age, reading “nothing but Uncle Thomas’ books of voyages”(pg.8) in attempt tooutdo previous human explorations by endeavouring to discover a path to the north pole. Also, Walton’s pursuit of glory and honor eventually results in him finding himself in a fickle position as his ship becomes perilously trapped between pieces of ice. However, whereas Victor’s hatred for the monster and relentless will to kill it drives him to his death, Walton ultimately pulls back from his treacherous mission having learned from Victor’s example, how destructive the thirst for knowledge can be.
All the evidence is there and it proves why this tale is one of caution. The story warns the reader that if you were mean and greedy, no one would like you. Also, the book shows how a man like Scrooge would not leave a positive impact on the world. One of the biggest fears in life is to die alone without leaving some sort of positive impact on the earth, or at the very least in one persons life. People should take caution in these facts, so that they can live their lives happily and not obtain the same unfortunate fate as
This is primarily because he does not think about the most important aspect of this obsession with is Georgiana herself. He lacks the respect and consideration to avoid embarrassment for Georgiana. By constantly focusing on this one flaw that his wife has, it has made her very self-conscience and equally despise it. If Aymler had more of a conscience he would not try to obtain this sense of pleasure of picturing his wife without the birthmark as he would embrace it and think it was equally as beautiful as the rest of her