Antigone's downfall is the result of her own doing. She refuses to listen to Creon because she is Polynesis' brother and wants him to be buried and suffers the consequences of disobeying the king. Antigone's death is not deserved for the crime she did. Creon sentenced her to death because he was threatened for his thrown. The readers are saddened because Antigone should not have died and she should be the queen of the kingdom instead of Creon.
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.
All that glitters isnt gold Theme of Ignorance and Blindness Beginning of the story--- King Lear true ignorance is shown when he asked his daughters to tell him how much they love him... shows how he has become ignorant with his enormous amounts of power--- Middle- after he has been kicked out of his kingdom begins to notice his wrong doings Elements Character- KL: King Lear, Duke of Albany, Earl of Gloucester HMT: Government and High class, Offred, women in general ( ignorant to men in society) other themes: power and its affect on the sanity and common sense in society eyes in hmt Ignorance of Women, Ignorance of Men, How the ignorance of both genders affects the other gender Ignorance of Males in Society---- kl -kl,albany and gloucester Handmaids Tale- Commanders, NEED FOR POWER, MIS TREATMENT OF WOMEN, Punishment( banishment of Cordelia in King Lear) OVERALL BLINDNESS---- RESULTS OF THESE CHARACTERSITCS OF MALES IN SOCIETY In both works, ignorance is a trait noticeable in both female and male characters but because of the dominant roles of men in both King Lear and The Handmaids Tale , ????????? Through the male characters' need to power and dominance, their mistreatment of women and the unjust punishemnet they set out for others, one can clearly notice the errors of the characters ways and therefore are exemplary examples of the strong inclusion of the theme of ignornace in both works. To begin, in both works many of the major male characters show ill feelings towards women, ultimately treating them poorly. In King Lear , the title character of the King has moments in which he shows his lack of respect for the women of his court, namely his three daughters. ???????????
Regardless of the sacrifices she made for him, she ended up being banished by the King of Creon and then deserted by Jason, only to be left with Jason’s two sons to raise all on her own. In addition to this, she gives much of her time and energy to make Jason happy, along with raising their children, only to him leave her for a younger and more beautiful princess. The jealousy and rage that is exhibited by Medea may be a reflection of how she sees her position in society, in which men are in control and she is forced to and be submissive. In seeking revenge on Jason, she is fighting back against her oppression and lack of power in owning her choices and future. Medea feels in order to be at peace, she must destroy Jason regardless of the
So Victor does just that, but after it awakes, he is filled with disgust and hates his creation because in his eyes it is ugly. “But now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” (Page 56) A true mother doesn’t care what their child looks like, they love it anyways. Next, the major theme of this novel is the women’s role in families. During Victor’s dream, he sees Elizabeth turn into the corps of his mother. This reinforces the idea that women are frail and weak.
This is apparent within Willy and his sons. Willy is driven to commit his greatest wrong by feelings of shame that arise out of his sense of inadequacy as a man. His adulterous affair with “The Woman” in Boston, which haunts both him and his son Biff, is a desperate attempt to confirm and maintain his self-esteem. (Fred Ribkoff 123) Willy feels guilty because he let Biff down when he got caught cheating in Boston and of course he let his wife down. Willy cheats on Linda out of loneliness and he wants to feel like an important salesman because he cannot face the fact that he’s not.
This is demonstrated when there is a chaos from a lack of justice at times throughout the play, when justice is delivered sooner societies stability increases, and when antagonist’s display no remorse for their actions. A world without justice would be greatly chaotic. "Let the great gods, That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads, Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch, That hast within thee undivulged crimes, Unwhipped of justice." (III ii 49-53) At this point King Lear has now become too week to correct his misjudgments about his daughters and is now calling on a divine justice because his power is now limited.
Good and Evil... Shakespeare has borrowed the concept of ying and yang and used it widely in king lear. He explains to his audience, through a variety of techniques and characters and conclusions , that without the good in the world their would be no bad, each cannot exsist without the other. He uses characters in binary opposites and mediums to show that humanity does have the potential for both good and evil. Good and evil ... In the world we live in, it seems that every other person is out for self gain They will step on anyone and do whatever it takes to get what they want, but does that make them purely evil?
When his most loved daughter comments on her sister’s reactions about his wishes, he then begins to go insane after irrationally separating his land between two of his three daughters based on their charm bringing terrible consequences for everyone. I would say that’s Lear’s first mistake; separating power and responsibility. His two eldest daughters are prepared to be in control of their own lives (age wise) but not necessarily mature enough. A reason of immaturity from the daughters that Lear didn’t notice was how fond they were of him when he declared his wanting, therefore, they aren’t ready to rule a kingdom. They allowed their father to act as if he is still in charge.
Lear is overwhelmed by grief from being betrayed by his daughters. Because Lear gave all control to his daughters, his ability to serve justice was gone. Without his power to serve justice, Lear cannot do much against his daughters’ wills. Justice must exist to shield defenceless people, like Lear, to prevent the people from abusing their powers. It can do this by acting as a weapon that punishes the unjust.