Macbeth says, “If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me/Without my stir.” (1.3.143).This is significant because Macbeth still has a sense of right and wrong. These bad thoughts eventually come back when King Duncan states that Malcolm will be the next king. Scared that his second prophecy would not come true, fear leads him to make rash decisions. As Lady Macbeth pressures Macbeth to kill King Duncan, paranoia takes over Macbeth. When people find out that the king is murdered they accuse the guards.
The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
These views of himself the townspeople have is incredibly hard for Dimmesdale to bear. Almost only Dimmesdale knew that he was living a lie. Because the views people had towards him were so far from reality, it silently killed Dimmesdale inside because he then looked at himself and was completely ashamed causing him to kill himself. How you look at yourself is greatly influenced by who you’re
By rejecting the colonizers’ ideas he exercises his free will and sets himself up for failure. In Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s close-minded and power hungry personality leads him to his grave; when he chooses not to change he finds he cannot continue in his society, and thus, brings his death upon himself. This reveals that the choices one makes in the beginning of one’s life create the outcome. Okonkwo is introduced as a narrow-minded person focused on power; as a result he chooses to ignore qualities he needs in his changed society. In the beginning of the story, it is expressed that Okonkwo did not like his father Uknoka because he viewed Uknoka as weak and unsuccessful: “And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion-to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved”(13).
Even his father’s death has brought shame to Okonkwo. So he strives to be a successful and affluent man and through his hard work and determination he becomes one. Achebe’s diction in this quote allows the reader to realize the seriousness of Oknonkwo’s fear of failure. For example,” It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil.” This alone shows that his fear of failure is ultimately going to lead to his downfall because failure is what makes him this man who is afraid to show any feelings that will be seen as “agbala” which means womanly. This fear throughout the novel causes him to make rash and impetuous decisions in order to achieve a high stature in the tribe.
Although, he was thirsty for mixture of knowledge and power both. he wanted to become the controlling person. He was also very proud and not satisfied with the things he got. His pride makes him abnormal and this way he wanted to make a deal with the devil despite knowing after a period of time his soul will suffer eternal damnation. The last scene perhaps disappoints the audience because there we can find that Doctor Faustus hopeless and disappointed.
However, the Duke is not that pure. At the beginning of the play, he feels sorry for Antonio and says that Antonio came to face “an inhuman wretch, uncapable of mercy”. That shows that the Duke, as a judge is biased, which is immoral and wrong as he is the one who is making the most important decision. After that he tries to pressure Shylock into showing mercy. He says that he thinks and “the world” as well thinks (by that he makes Shylock think everyone has a better opinion of him), he is just pretends to be cruel and at “the last hour of act”, he will back down and show mercy.
Through this he creates the impression that the men who are in the war is out of place and is not meant to be there. He makes us think that perhaps men aren’t meant to be in war, maybe it is unnatural and it completely changes the men that go through this horrible experience for the worse. Owen therefor implies that war changes a man and leaves them scared and ruined for the rest of their lives as they faced the most horrible images. Owen describes many atrocious images through the use of alliteration and onomatopoeia. Owen describes the
That was also in chance of Conrad. He fought and argued with God, wanted control of people’s souls. Good side was that he wanted to made nation happy, though he treated people like things, and despised them. It was his own disaster. God stayed without any answer and he went too far and lost everything.