Creon is compared to “a politician without the capacity to be a statesman, because he cannot resist the temptations of power” (Winnington-Ingram). Creon struggles with greed for money and lust for power. He is an unjust lawmaker as well as a strict and ruthless law enforcer. This causes the people of Thebes to live in fear of Creon. Creon asks Antigone if she attempted to bury her brother Polynices.
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
The 10th Juror is prejudiced and racist against the boy and his race as well as his background. The 10th Juror ignores the evidence which results in him continually fighting against those who are voting not guilty, for no particular reason but his prejudice. Juror 11 disagreed with Juror 3, 7 and 10 as Juror 11 talked based on facts and he is strictly looking for justice rather than the people who just voted guilty for no real reason. The playwright indicates that the facts and truth is of outstanding importance when deliberating a judicial trial. Rose explores the idea that extreme prejudice can blind people to the truth.
His fickle favor toward his servants, and not to mention his family, proves his inconsistency and instability. Although appointed by the gods, his reign has exposed the abused and misused privilege of representing the gods in his earthly position. King Creon’s irrational edict stated that any man who dares to bury Polyneices would suffer death by stoning. Is it a mere human’s prerogative to determine another man’s eternal fate? Because Antigone had nothing left to live for, while knowing the sentence of stoning, Antigone defied King Creon’s edict in order to fulfill her duty.
Chillingworth is a doctor but who is he helping? In the novel, The Scarlett Letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the vengeful Chillingworth skillfully and quietly tortures Reverend Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne for their passionate affair. Just as the book states “The intellect of Roger Chillingworth had now a sufficient plain path before it. It was not indeed precisely that which he had laid out for himself to tread.” If this is so, how and why does he end up inflicting the psychological trauma that he does? It appears that Hawthorne infers Chillingworth initially had another plan, a plan that would not ruin Arthur Dimmesdale’s life.
This may confuse the reader, but Tim O'Brien adds his comments and instructions, repeats them between the storytelling, explaining his approach to express the exact truth of feeling. "You can tell a true war story if you just keep on telling it." His main point is to give the understanding that the true war story is not moral and courageous, heroic, that means, having an aim to teach, but about the reality that is much easier and darker. That is has negative emotions and inability of people to overcome horrible situations of war and deal effectively with their feelings about the war. These feeling are expressed in the story about Rat Kiley's letter, with which the chapter is started - with his feelings of grief about loss and final «cooze», because he was not written back and he could not cope with his loss.
/ And oftentimes, to win us to out harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/ Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s/ In deepest consequence” (I.iii.121). Macbeth ignores Banquo’s idea, and instead further investigates the concept that he may one day be King. He considers whether the crown will fall into his hands, or if he will have to complete a dark deep in order to obtain it. The witches successfully plant the destructive idea into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth has a huge character flaw.
At one point in the trial a man stands up to say something in the defense of Tom Robinson, but is immediately quieted by the Judge and is even asked to leave the court room. It seems like everyone just assumed that Tom Robinson already was guilty before he was even tried. When Mr. Ewell takes the stand, which is Mayella Ewell’s father, he couldn’t just call Tom Robinson by his full name and instead would call him a nigger and other bad terms. Once again as stated before African-Americans were not allowed to be apart off a jury at this point in history, instead leaving a very prejudice jury that seems to still think he is guilty even though the evidence clearly shows he is not. When Tom Robinson has to task the stand Mr. Gilmer starts badgering him by asking him very critical questions and not giving him time to answer which is also not allowed in court.
His sense of pride prevented him from admitting to the adultery. Thus, the town did not understand Abigail’s motivation as did Proctor. He could have also prevented his demise if he had chosen to sign the paper. However, he feels that his name is “not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang” and chooses death over humility. This play exhibits tragedy because, though Proctor had many opportunities to change his fate, he chooses his demise because his tragic flaw prohibits him from doing otherwise.
These people are not real. The stories are fiction. But fiction has truth. How? O'Brien creates an intentional paradox for his readers when he writes the violent, but grabbing story of Rat Kiley and then at the end of the story, tells the reader that the characters and events of the story did not happen just as he described them, but that they happened in a totally different way to other people.