Victor had no reason to put his creation though such pain he just did it through pure selfishness. Victor is the real monster because he has no respect for his creation, abandoned him, and causes him to turn on his creator. The lack of respect towards the Monster is so horrendous that Victor's creation has every reason to be furious. The disrespect starts right when the monster was created, "[a] flash of
In his rage, Oedipus kills the old man and his fellow travelers. Later on in the play, Oedipus’ excessive pride blinds him to advice and makes him deaf to the help of those closest to him especially Creon, when Oedipus says, “do you think I do not know the you plotted to kill me, plotted to steal my throne? Tell me in God’s name: am I a coward, a fool, that you dream you could accomplish this?” (Oedipus Rex 28). This quote shows how Oedipus’ pride makes him deaf to
But the Noble wailed with anger, that his speech became scrabbled and uncertain. His face lit with redness, his veins ruptured through his skin, threatening to get rid of them and destroy their lives. Fortunato and Montresor were staggered by his tone and words but Montresor came up with a demented plan that would make the Noble think twice of his own life. "How dare he speak in such tone, we've worked for him so long!" furiously said Fortunato.
In my opinion, dramatic irony was added because Creon is slightly arrogant character. I predicted that he would be disappointed in him and that he will get what he deserves for being so evil to the people of his country. Another example is when Creon finds out that Antigone disobeyed his law. King Creon got so angry when the Choragus said, “I have been wondering, King: can it be that the gods have done this” (1077). The Choragus provides
Macbeth himself was always yearning for power. It is first shown when he is made thane of Cawdor, and is jealous of Malcolm for becoming heir of the throne. “As Macbeth hears the title given to Malcolm, he shows again the conflict within him between ambition and fear.” (Campbell 216) His greed and ambition for more gets the better of him, as he plots with Lady Macbeth to kill King Duncan and become the heir to the throne. This was a very selfish act in his position; by killing Duncan and becoming king, Macbeth disrupted the chain of being and doomed all of society as a whole. “The Great Chain of Being was supposed to keep the Earth in a stable condition and order.
It seems like the only way out of certain situations for the emperor, like fighting in the Colosseum, is to fool others in order to gain their respect or love. Machiavellian leadership states that leaders tend to pretend to have virtues to deceive for power, and to complete unlawful business in private in order to succeed. Commodus naturally makes the decision to lie on the throne. Simultaneously, he deceives himself because thinks that his decisions would benefit him both long and short term. He throws himself into situations, believing that he would always win since he is the emperor, but ends up failing drastically in the end.
This is proof that Claudius is in a battle within himself. There is a desire within him to do what is right and to justify his actions before heaven but he can not bring himself to do it. His moral man within is just too weak. As opposed to simply just doing the evil, there are weak attempts to do good that end up being the greatest factor in his
If they were all powerful gods couldn’t they have somehow blocked out all the sounds of mankind or even send some kind of warning to the people? In the Book of Genesis God decided that mankind was becoming too wicked, and God was sorry he created them. (Gen. 6:6). I thought that God’s reason made more sense to me; he saw his creation become something he had not intended it to be corrupted and full of evil and he could not stand it. In The Epic of Gilgamesh the gods planned to wipe out everyone, but the god Ea decides to warn Utnapishtim because he was a worshiper of him.
However, the audience would quickly question Oedipus character as he continues his conversation with Teiresias. Rapidly, Oedipus’ attitude towards the blind prophet changes as he is told things he did not want to hear. Oedipus starts questioning what made Teiresias a “prophet” (11), suggests to the audience that Oedipus’ acted like a child because Teiresias said “Oedipus Tyrannus, are the murderer you seek” (10). Oedipus was not expecting to hear that he
So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them; and he sold them into the power of their enemies round about, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies. God was disappointed because he had already warned Israel of their wrong doing and they disobeyed him. So he had to revoke his promise to them. NKJV Holy Bible (Judges 2: 12&14) Now that they understood how bad they hurt God, they cried out to the Lord for deliverance…for