The aberrant perspective of Gilgamesh which I am presenting may seem divergent and atypical when analysed in accordance to our modern values and principles, but to Gilgamesh this would be quite natural. The values and ethics that contemporary readers hold shape their perspective of characters as they respond in various ways to the adventures that said characters undertake. A perfect example of this is when the narrator speaks of the state of Uruk and says “No son is left with his father, for Gilgamesh takes them all”. From this, the contemporary audience frames Gilgamesh as an immoral tyrant, as their value of free will is being challenged. However, Gilgamesh’s intentions were in the interest of the people, as he moulded the sons into warriors to protect the city.
His uncontrollable anger causes him to take irrational steps, ultimately leading to his demise. Unfortunately, Laertes realizes his mistakes when it is too late to change them, which truly portrays his character as a symbolic tragic hero. When Laertes hears about the death of his father, he furiously leads an angry rebellion against the King, holding a threat to take over the kingdom. A messenger warns the King that: … young Laertes, in a riotous head, O’erbears your officers. The rabble call him “lord,” And, as the world were now but to begin, Antiquity forgot, custom not known, The ratifiers and props of every word, (They) cry “Choose we, Laertes shall be king!” (4.5.111-116) Without even stopping to consider other possible causes to the murder, Laertes assumes that the King is responsible for his father’s death.
The Tragic Hero In Literature and Society (4th edition), Sophocles’ play “Antigone” depicts Creon as the tragic hero because of his tragic flaw, his suffering, and the way he arouses pity and fear in the audience. In Greek mythology, Creon is of noble blood and the ruler of Thebes. He becomes the king after his nephew’s death. He orders a law to forbid anyone from burying Polyneices, brother of the former king Eteocles. Polyneices betrays his kingdom and dies killing his brother.
But he is also frightened of Hamlet and he isn’t as righteous a man as he wants people to believe that he is, he as well doesn’t want his public image will be ruined by this. 3. Hamlet’s metaphor in calling Rosencrantz a “sponge” means that he soaks up the king’s approval and will do anything to get such approval even if it means doing the Kings dirty deeds, also when the King wants to find out any information all he simply has to do is squeeze out any information he needs from his “sponge”, Hamlet is also saying that he can be reused to do such jobs over and over again, which makes him untrustworthy. 4. Hamlet observes that “a king may go a progress through the guts of a begger.” Obviously, he has annoyed the King, the theme that he suggested as well is saying that the King is of no more importance than a beggar and is worth nothing.
Another time in the play when we see how Creon is a practical man is when he makes his judgment on Antigone. “I’m not about to prove myself a liar, not to my people, no, I’m going to kill her!” He doesn’t seem to care that Antigone is his niece, or the mother of the heir of Thebes; he still sentences her to death for her actions. He is proving to the chorus and his people that he can be a fair king. I think that this is an important aspect in the novel because this is one of the things Creon does in order to gain the respect and allegiance of the people of Thebes. Despite Creon showing us that he is capable of making fair decisions, he is still rash and unjust.
Haemon gives good advice to Creon, that the Theban citizens are upset that he is going to execute Antigone. Creon doesn't care about what Thebans have to say because of his pride saying only, "Should the city tell me how I am to rule them?" and does not listen to this wise advice. Because of his pride, Creon only cares about himself rather than the opinions of the citizens he rules. In a dramatic dialogue with his father, Haemon defends the moral basis of Antigone's actions while warning his father that the people of Thebes sympathize with her determination to bury Polyneices.
It was fought in a huge battle and Pompey was defeated in the end and his camp was destroyed. He himself having been put to flight, sought Alexandria, in order to receive reinforcements from the king of Egypt to whom he had been given as a tutor by the senate because of his young age. He having followed fortune instead of friendship killed Pompey, and sent his head and ring to Caesar. With this having been seen, gazing upon the head of so great a man and of once his former son-in-law, Caesar is even said to have poured tears. The Death of Caesar and the rise of Octavian Then
Xaymara Ruiz Morrell/Horan English II 20 May 2012 Creons unjust and unfair choices Due to the actions made by creon as a king,society viewed him as unfair and unjust,causing the town to fall apart in many ways.Creon rejected all advice. "Creon rejects the leaders suggestion.Naturally,for he knows the explanation.Its sedition, working through bribery". "For me ,a man who rules the entire state and does not take the best advice there is,but throgh fear keeps his mouth forever shut....".Creon was deaf to entreaties. "Creon wants the moral support of these men because he forsees disobedience to his edict". "So spit this girl out-she's yur enemy.Let her marry someone else in hades.Since i caught her clearly disobeying,the only culpit in the entire
In the start of the tragedy Antigone, Oedipus has died already. Polyneices and Eteocles, the two sons of Oedipus, are at Thebes, competing for the throne. The two brothers kill each other, making Creon the leader of Thebes. With Creon’s newfound power, he makes Polyneices stay on the battlefield to die. Antigone, Oedipus’ daughter, is left with a difficult dilemma between state and family.
"[Pg 59, Oedipus Rex -Sophocles]. Although edit this new of the Oracle and was warned by Jocasta his Queen he puts aside all wisdom and rationale allowing fear to control his decisions. For me personally, I feel that sometimes when I've lostI still struggle to win this is pride forcing a lost cause. Oedipus attempts to correct is wrong when he discovers the legitimacy of the Oracle regarding himself. "All men make mistakes...and repairs the evil."