Creon believes the gods make him suffer the loss of his wife and son as punishment for his pride. He cries to the gods “Oh the dread, I shudder with dread! Why not kill me too? – run me through with a good sharp sword? Oh god, the misery, anguish – I, I’m churning with it, going under” (1432 – 1436).
Hamlet was already greatly affected by his father's death and was in deep mourning. After the ghost came into contact with Hamlet, he embodied anger and found a deep addiction to revenge. The ghost of Hamlet's father revealed something to the young Hamlet about how the ghost, Hamlet's father, had died. From there, it set the course for the rest of the play. The ghost informed Hamlet that he had been killed by Sir King Claudius and that Claudius was, in fact, Hamlet's uncle.
Stealing fire from the Gods was a really bad thing to do because fire was something that only Gods could have. By Prometheus betraying the Gods, not only from stealing fire from them, but also for trespassing an immortal territory by playing God (Prometheus created a man and that was the duty and job of the Gods) he was punished. His punishment was very painful, having his liver eaten out every night for the rest of eternity. Now think, how does the story of Frankenstein has to do with the story of Prometheus? What do they have in common?
Towards the end of the book, Garcin says “Hell is other people.” Tthis relates to existentialism because it shows Garcin that outside influence causes interference with one self, and causes them to make bad decisions in life. [(This contradicts the idea of existentialism. According to existentialism, outside influences should not matter. Where are your citations?] In the play “No Exit” the characters understand the true meaning of existentialism through the philosophy of existence, and essence.
They contribute largely to the final and most significant part of the play; the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’. This contribution begins well before the pair was even born, at the true beginning of the story when the Montagues and Capulets developed hate for each other. Hate, a base emotion, is described as an emotion that spreads when Mercutio dies while exclaiming ‘a plague on both your houses!’ Mercutio dies from the hate between the two houses, suggesting that ‘hate’ is like a plague, spreading and bringing forth unfavourable outcomes. This continuous hate is caused by human nature. Humans have a tendency to feel the need to follow in their family’s footsteps, regardless of whether it is illogical or not.
Fate has a place in the Greek world but its place is not the same as it is in other scenarios or worlds. Fate as far as Greek mythology goes is not just fate. By most standards fate means that things occur for an unknown reason that no one has any control over. However, in the world of Greek Mythology fate does not just happen. The gods engineer fate and they interfere to make things happen that might not otherwise have happened.
Hamlet struggles with himself, he begins to act strangely. Just look at the scene with himself and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, he acts strangely, he disrupts normal life in the palace, he too brings chaos to Ophelia's life too. She apparently loses her mind and ends her life with suicide. Polonius is killed. Laertes wants to avenge the death of his father by killing Hamlet.
Haunted Ajax Guilt is the feeling created as a result of violation of ones inner morality. Ajax is forced to feel immense guilt for his past actions by the gods and people of his country. Ajax was obsessed, even to the point of going insane from his exploits. He felt so haunted by his action of slaughtering the Greek cattle he decided he had a responsibility to himself to act on his guilt and take his own life. He transformed in front of the eyes of his family and country as someone who was a strong, courageous soldier to an irrational namby-pamby.
By the end of the play Oedipus does admit to Thebes that because of his choices, he led himself to his fate. “now loathed by the gods, son of the mother I defiled coupling in my fathers bed, spawning lives in the loins that spawned my wretched life. / It’s mine alone, my destiny- I am Oedipus. So even though he killed his father and married his mother, which he believes was destiny, Oedipus admits what he has done and he takes responsibility for following through with it,
The protagonist in the “Outsider Novel” refuses to accept that he is an outsider. Through the analysis of both texts, one could argue that both Holden and Meursault refuse to accept that they are outsiders. I would argue this point of view more so for Salinger’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield as I feel that he has a greater awareness of his alienation whereas Meursault, in correlation with Camus’ existentialist philosophy, gives little importance to the sentiment of isolation. By definition, the outsider is one is on the outskirts of society and excluded from participating within it. The outsider is self-destructive and reflective.