Romeo was still heartbroken by Rosaline and Juliet thought she would marry no one she liked in the least bit at all. In Act 1 Scene 4 Romeo says “I have a soul of lead, so stakes me to the ground I will never move.” He says this out of sadness of not being able to marry Rosaline. This was literally a few moments before Romeo sees Juliet for the first time. It supports that Romeo was vulnerable to love as he was stricken with sadness resulting in his attraction to Juliet merely to distract himself, not out of true love. As for Juliet, she was vulnerable as well as she wanted to choose any man other than Paris to marry.
Missael Oseguera Ms. Boland English II, period 4 3/2/15 Tragic Hero Did you ever think that you would have to decide whether or not to kill you own niece? Antigone’s brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles fought to the death, fighting for their place at the throne as king. One was labeled a traitor the other a hero, leaving controversy in the family. Their death was the beginning of Creon’s rule as king. Creon is a tragic hero because he is a noble, he had flawed, and his realization of his flaws came far too late.
Throughout the beginning of the play, King Henry IV speaks very poorly and ill of his son, Prince Hal. In King Henry IV's eyes, Prince Hal lacks the decorum and prestige to run a kingdom. Instead of his own son, King Henry IV constantly refers to Hotspur as the perfect nobleman to take the crown. King Henry IV's reasoning for not having faith in Prince Hal is because the Prince is always being seen with alcoholics and thieves alike. One of Prince Hal's most recognized companion throughout the play was Sir John Falstaff.
Romeo and Juliet are devastated that they love the enemy: “Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loathed enemy” (1.5.142-144). Romeo and Juliet are supposed to be enemies and are not allowed to see each other. Capulet threatens Juliet to rush her into marrying Paris: “And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the street, / For, by my soul, I’ll never acknowledge thee” (3.5.194-195). Capulet is harsh on Juliet to marry Paris but Juliet is already married so she feels like she needs to take drastic measures. The Prince tells the families his opinion when Romeo and Juliet are found dead: “Where be these enemies?
Beowulf is a hero in every way. He is brave, courageous, intelligent and, most importantly, a true leader. He instills in his fellow brothers that with heart and determination you can do the unimaginable. Beowulf takes on Grendel’s mother when he is very young and has all his health. But when he takes on the dragon he is older and with few energy in him.
Macbeth’s’ tragic character flaw is his ambition. His greed for power leaves him in an unsatisfactory situation. Macbeth wanting to be king, wanting everyone to worship him and staying as king forever is all because of his ambitious character and is what leads him to his downfall and thus death. Due to Macbeth’s ambition to want more than he already has, he finds himself wanting to fulfill the witches’ last prophecy without fully understanding what their motives are. Macbeth says to himself, “If good, why do I yield to that suggestion/ Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair/ And make my seated heart knock at my ribs,/ Against the use of nature?” (1.3.135-138).
No women while I live shall govern me.” Antigone was a very strong young woman, so Creon was especially too proud to give in to her. In order to deal with this, he sentences her to a horrible death. Creon’s hubris and his stubbornness will eventually lead to his downfall. In order to convince Creon to see how punishing Antigone out of pride is wrong, a blind prophet named Teiresias said, “All men make mistakes; A good man yields when he knows he is wrong and repairs his evil. The only crime is pride.” Creon is killing her because he feels it will improve his image to his people so they will be fearful and obey his laws.
He pushes them into a hasty secret marriage, without the knowledge or permission of their warring parents. This sets the stage for the secrets that create the tragedy to come. Unable to face the banishment for killing Tybalt, Romeo seeks the advice of Friar Lawrence who scolds him for his despair, “Hast thou slain Tybalt? Wilt thou slay thyself, and slay thy lady that in thy life lives by doing damned hate upon thyself?” (3, 3, 116,) then when Romeo is at his lowest, Friar Lawrence cheers him up, suggesting a comforting visit to his Juliet and then his escape. “Go, get thee to thy love, as was decreed.
Oedipus and Antigone In Oedipus Rex the protagonists, King Oedipus, is stuck between fate and his own misjudgments in a life threatening situation. His folly and ignorance cost him his kingdom, family and all he holds dear. The story of Creon in Antigone is not unique. The major differences are pride versus honor and the decision to uphold the law (disregarding the dead) or ,, mm,mm mmm. obey the ethical morals of man.
When Hamlet pours his heart out for his late father, the new King Claudius deems him to be unmanly. To be unmanly is to be womanly, and Claudius considers his new stepson/nephew to be such. “ ‘Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet, To give these mourning duties to your father, […] But to persever in obstinate condolement is a course of impious stubbornness. ‘Tis unmanly grief (I.ii.87-94).” Later on, in act 2, Hamlet curses himself for being womanly. “Why, what an ass am I!