It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
Tom Buchanan and George Wilson By: Charles Tostaine The Great Gatsby was full of metaphors and symbolism along with similar characters that put together the outstanding story. One character, Tom Buchanan, was an intense character by handling his marriage in an improper way. Another character, George Wilson, was similar to Tom but was completely oblivious to his marriage. Although Myrtle threw him around and ordered him to do many things, George loved Myrtle but also had no clue to what his wife was doing. The characters Tom Buchanan and George Wilson, both similar and different, are used by Fitzgerald to explain the nature of man.
This is right after she hears from the Nurse that Romeo was the one who killed Tybalt. Her initial shock at Tybalt’s death gives way to her intense feeling of love for Romeo. She feels betrayed and doubts Romeo, perhaps wondering if Romeo only got close to her so that he could kill Tybalt.
The moral of being human is to necessarily be flawed, and to strive for perfection is to deny one’s own morality. The themes of both narratives can be understood as morality. The morality of Aylmer in “The Birth-Mark” can be seen through his journals. “The volume, rich with achievements that had won renown for its author, was yet as melancholy as record as ever mortal hand had penned” (Hawthorne 220). This example shows the reader that Aylmer is trying to hide his imperfections by trying to make his wife completely perfect.
Romeo, in an act of revenge, kills Tybalt. The Prince, trying to maintain peace, banished Romeo from Verona. The Nurse brought the news to Juliet “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that killed him, he is banished” (Romeo and Juliet 2. 2. 69-70 ) This made Juliet miserable over Romeo's banishment, meanwhile her parents thought her unhappiness was over Tybalt's death.
Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. Under love’s heavy burden do I sink" (1.4.19-22). Romeo says that he is too much in love to be able to be happy because the kind of love that he has is a burden. The love that Romeo has is good because he likes being in love, but it makes him sad and it is a burden for Romeo. He wants to be in love and be able to be happy, but right now he is wounded by
Antigone is ultimately the protagonist of this play for struggling against Creon and his unjust ruling and instead doing what she believes is morally right despite it being against a law. Creon is the antagonist for being an unsuitable leader who judges, is full of pride, and ignorant. He has more evil qualities as many Thebens disagreed with him and saw Antigone as more just. It is Antigone’s tragedy in the play because of her determination to honor her dead brother and leading herself to being in a tomb alive by Creon and ends her life by suicide. Antigone’s whole life was very tragic as the audience knew she was heading to death after one unfortunate after
Antigone knows that Creon knows what she has done and states, “I gave myself to death, long ago, so I might serve the dead.” Her brother not being buried changes the relationship she has with her uncle because her uncle now wants her to suffer and to e tormented for something she thought was right. Anti gone dies because she kills herself in a cave she can’t escape from. She hung herself and the first person to realize she was dead is Creon’s son Haemon. Haemon was devastated and wanted to kill the person responsible and he felt that there wasn’t a force on the planet that could stop him. Creon is told by Tiresias that if he doesn’t change the way he is bad things are going to happen.
He is the antagonist, it is he who sent Antigone to her death and brought trouble to the kingdom. Creon finally admits, “Woe is me! To none else can they lay it, This guilt, but to me! I, I was the slayer, I say it, Unhappy, of thee! O bear me, haste ye, spare not, To the ends of earth, More nothing than they who were not In the hour of birth!” (50-51) Creon now blames himself, he realizes his mistake in not consulting the senators, and for condemning Antigone so hastily despite her just reasoning.
Appearing to be very angry that a woman dared to defy his wishes, Creon boldly declares that “When I am alive no woman shall rule.” The issue of Antigone being condemned to die becomes more than just a person who disobeys Creon; instead, the punishment is given even more eagerly because it is a woman who disobeys a man. Creon does not respect Antigone because she is a woman. Haimon, Creon’s last son hated his father for killing his future bride. After failing to convince his father to forgive Antigone, Haimon visited the cell where she was poisoned. Since Haimon could not stand dealing with his lover’s death he “drew his sword” and killed himself.