Oh god, the misery, anguish – I, I’m churning with it, going under” (1432 – 1436). He would rather die himself than to feel the loss of his family. However, Creon must suffer his fate. As he mourns the bodies of his wife and son laid out on their piers he said “Whatever I touch goes wrong – once more
I personally believed that Creon had the most moral conflict. He was very cruel and selfish. Ismene and Antigone’s conflict fell more towards whether it was right or wrong to follow the god’s word or the ruler’s word. On pages 1070 and 1071 in our textbook, Antigone and Ismene discuss burying their brother that Creon has sworn no one should bury him. That is the beginning of all the moral conflict throughout this entire story.
He states, “A son of sin and sorrows.” This shows that he knows the mistakes he have committed during his life and reign as king. His decision-making resulted in him losing his family and doing wrong in Apollo’s design. He also states, “ A prince of evil.” This means that the moment he took throne he was brought down from a fatal flaw, his flaw was hubris, he thought that he could get away from fate and in the Greek and Roman tragedies and in their life they believed strongly in fate. He also utilizes empathy to make others feel what he feels. He states, “For whom I should be hanged.” This shows that e is unhappy of the truth and how sick it makes him feel.
Chinua Achebe goes about bringing us a tragic hero in a different way in his celebrated novel Things Fall Apart. It tells the story of fearful and angry Okonkwo, who overcompensates for his father’s failures. Okonkwo is such an extreme example of someone trying to separate himself from his past that he brings about his own failure – which is the very thing he fears most. Several things led him to his untimely death. Of these are the murder of a captive whom he became fond of, Ikemefuna, Okonkwo’s exile, the conversion of his son to Christianity, and his return to his village, that he barely recognized.
where thou couldst have escaped me, - save on this very scaffold!” Chillingworth reveals his hypocrisy in this instance because he shows that he would rather chase Dimmesdale to the ends of the earth than allow the truth to come out. Certainly another evidence of Chillingworth’s hypocrisy can be seen through his appearances. Directly after Dimmesdale’s death, Hawthorne speaks of Chillingworth as having “positively withered up, shriveled away, and almost vanished from mortal sight.” Kirk says that “Chillingworth has become such a fiend that his very existence depends on Dimmesdale,” this explains the devastating effect the death of Dimmesdale has on
W.W. Jacobs writes, “‘Wish!’ she cried, in a strong voice. ‘It is foolish and wicked,’ he faltered. ‘Wish!’ repeated his wife. He raised his hand. ‘I wish my son alive again.’” Mr. White is fully aware that by wishing his son, Herbert, alive, he might come back as a mangled walking corpse.
The others told that the war has made him insane- “poor Lupito, the evil soul of war has cursed on him to make him do bad things”- and old workers said. However, as the Sherriff’s brother, he said “Lupito deserved to die there for what he has done with my brother”. “THE GOLDEN CARP”- LIVING
In this quote, Chillingworth is comparing a black weed growing from a dead sinners heart to the sin he thinks Dimmesdale has committed, and is trying to make him confess. Later on, Chillingworth cannot handle waiting for the truth any longer, in attempt to find out why minister Dimmesdale places his hand over his heart, Chillingworth “advanced directly in front of his patient (Dimmesdale), laid his hand upon his bosom, and thrust aside the vestment, that, hither-to had always covered it even from the professional eye.” (158). There he saw the mark in the shape of an A that Dimmesdale had given himself. In response to this was elated, “Had a man seen old Roger Chillingworth, at that moment of his ecstasy, he would have had no need to ask how Satan comports himself, when a precious human soul is lost to Heaven, and won into his kingdom.” (152). This quote shows that Chillingworth, in that moment, is the devil in human form.
The death of one’s father and a ghostly visitation thereafter are events that would challenge the sanity of anyone. The circumstances of King Hamlet’s death render it especially traumatic. The late King seemed to be an idol to his son; Hamlet looked up to him and aspired to have the same qualities. Hamlet doesn't like King Claudius and sees him as a swindling usurper who has stolen not only the dead King’s throne, but Hamlet’s as well(2.4). Hamlet shows Gertrude that she has lowered her standards by marrying Claudius, When he refers to old Hamlet as, “A combination and a form indeed / Where every god did seem to set his seal” (3.4.55-61).
By the end of the play Oedipus does admit to Thebes that because of his choices, he led himself to his fate. “now loathed by the gods, son of the mother I defiled coupling in my fathers bed, spawning lives in the loins that spawned my wretched life. / It’s mine alone, my destiny- I am Oedipus. So even though he killed his father and married his mother, which he believes was destiny, Oedipus admits what he has done and he takes responsibility for following through with it,