One of the reasons for this critical designation as a poet of failed relationships is poems about failed relationships, like "Daddy." This symbolic poem epitomizes the failed relationships in Plath's life and certainly contributes to her representation as a poet of failed relationships. This is perhaps the most honest reason why she is considered a poet of failed relationships, it happens to be the truth. However, people would not have been so aware of her relationships had they not known about her suicide, and then further prodded into her life. Here are a couple other reasons to consider.
When she is introduced as being mad in the play in Act IV, scene 5, she makes many references to her father's death through a song she sings. Ophelia realizes "He is gone," and that when she has a problem she will no longer be able to run to her father as she does in Acts I and II. She feels as though she can't go on without her father because she is such a weak character. It is clear that one of the reasons why she goes insane is because her father has been murdered. Ophelia's madness can also be attributed to the fact that she trusts Hamlet and falls in love with him, only to have that love unreturned.
In the end, both fails to defeat the powerful effects of past experiences. On the other hand, Goldsworthy shows how Paul overcomes his arrogant and insensitive attitude as a child and becomes more sensible individuals. Goldsworthy illustrate Keller's suffering from his painful past and how his attempt to forget it fails. He believed that he could save his family by performing for Hitler. However after his beloved wife and child were murdered in the Holocaust, he is unable to perceive life the way he did before the war.
Taking Hector’s life didn’t give Achilles satisfaction hence he ties his corpse to the chariot and desecrates his body for eleven days. Later on his realises that his barbaric actions were caused by the “grief” his was experiencing “before his hear was clogged with a smoky poison”. Somax, “ordinary carter” who has lost his wife and all his children, left only with his daughter-in-law and granddaughter, grieves in silence but he does experience few anger issues but it is only expressed on a few occasions only. He had “punched” his eldest son out of anger because he had questioned him. After that he had felt like “punching” Beauty “the beautiful mule” who had knocked his second son into the stream but “that wouldn’t have bought him back”.
Although O’Brien is unclear about whether or not he actually threw a grenade and killed a man outside My Khe, his memory of the man’s corpse is strong and recurring, symbolizing humanity’s guilt over war’s horrible acts. Norman was right on the side of him when he died, after about a couple of years passed by after the war he was in Kiowa home town he started crying because he didn’t do anything to try to save him. In Fallen Angels Richie see’s how almost his whole team died he and Peewee were the only ones that survived, which emphasizes the theme of youth and innocence. In calling the novel Fallen Angels, the author implies that the soldiers’ youth and innocence are more important than any of their other aspects, such as their religion, ethnicity, class, or race. They wanted them to know what war is really like and wants to help them understand what is experienced.
Oluwabukunola Farayola Mr. O. Lopes ENG3UI-01 April 23rd , 2012 Why did Ophelia commit suicide? In different works of literature characters have had conflicts dealing with their tragic flaws. Ophelia is gentle, loving and beautiful person, She is obedient to her father and loyal to her family, She is deeply in love with Hamlet and believes his "tenders" to be sincere, what would make her commit suicide? The cause of Ophelia’s death has been debated over many years by different people. Her obedience and dependence is a cover for her weakness and her need for a role model.
Poe reveals the back-story in stages. First, we learn that the speaker is sad, then that he's sad about a woman, and finally that he's sad because she's dead. One thing we don't learn here, or anywhere else in the poem, is the identity of this woman; it remains a mystery through pout the Poem. Was she the speaker's lover? His wife?
When Hamlet was brought to the same spot, the ghost of his father had explained to him how he really died. After Hamlet learned the true story he went mad but there were several other factors attributing to him dying besides revenge. King Hamlet was murdered by his own brother. Hamlet mourned the death of his father for quite some time. After two months had gone by his mother could not understand why he was acting is such a strange way.
Tragic heroes are people that are fated by the Gods or by supernatural force to doom destruction or at least to great suffering. Oedipus is to blame for the plague because he didn’t know that Laius was his real father and that he was sleeping with his own mother. In order to pay for what he has done he stabbed his eyes out but not fully killing himself because he wanted to please the gods and asked Creon to exile himself from king. He to blame for his downfall because when Jocasta tried to steer him in another direction he chose to go the opposite way which caused him to find out the truth. He chose to kill Laius and find out what his real back round was instead of doing his regular routine.
For example, in the first three soliloquies, Hamlet was hesitant about avenging his father’s murder; he was looking for ways and reasons to stall. In his fourth and fifth soliloquies, he finally began to understand why he had to retaliate for his father’s murder: because he was the only one left to defend his family’s honor. His mother’s hasty marriage and father’s murder caused their name to be soiled and he was the only one who could save it. Thus, as a tragic hero he was able to clean his name but because it took him so long, it prolonged the fall of Denmark. His tragic flaw, inability to act, created so much conflict within himself that he, in other words, caused the fall of Denmark through weak leadership.