Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done. His fate would have been execution, but by punishing himself, he makes other believe that he is punished. In addition to Oedipus avoiding his fate he is a coward in terms of his actions. He tells Creon to exile him far away because he is too afraid to deal with all that has happed. When he says “Drive me out of this country as quickly as may be to a place where no human voice can ever greet me.” (Ln.
In the novel, Finney repeatedly refuses to listen to the facts of Gene breaking Finney’s leg because he “do[esn’t] care,” (Knowles 151). Because Finney wouldn’t listen, he ran out and ends up breaking his own leg, and since he is reluctant to face reality, he gets sent to the hospital. Likewise, during the movie, even when Neil is not allowed to participate in the play, because of his strong passion for acting he still goes on with his part, though it upsets his father deeply (Dead Poets’ Society). Because Neil acts in the play, it causes his father to be infuriated with him, and Finney’s father decides to ship him off to another school. Both examples show how each of the boys are opposed to face their own realities, and because of this they end up hurting themselves.
“[…] Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true wise friend called Piggy” (182). This quote shows that Ralph has realized that he will never be the dame since he lost his innocence and learned that evil is in all human beings. In Golding’s Lord of the Flies a group of boys gets crashed onto an island and struggles to survive. Ralph is entitled leader, but the Jack disagrees and decides to run his own group. The boys start to fight and have mini war.
Holden can’t find a true friend in anyone, and he is trying to fill the hole that his brother’s death left in his life. Holden considers everyone a phony, and can’t seem to make friends or talk to girls. He tries to find romance, but he always ends up ruining the
They include having many failures, not having any close friends, and the loss of his younger brother Allie. Since his many failures at school, Holden has been in a downward spiral that will eventually lead to his mental break down. Not being able to talk to any close friends makes Holden’s depression much worse. Holden thinks that he should be dead instead of his brother Allie which does not help with his depression. If Holden’s parents had let him go to a school near his apartment he might have been able to establish a few long term relationships.
In this unimaginable position of sorrow there is nothing Creon can do to fix anything at all. Creon’s major flaw of stubbornness leads to pointless actions, which causes a series of suicides, and finally a tragic downfall. The tragic hero’s regrettable path and destination of sorrow without a doubt prove Antigone to be a Shakespearean Tragedy. But the fact that Creon displayed inability by refusing to face his mistakes and in return received true inability that forever disables him from escaping his guilt and ever becoming the king he once aspired to
He couldn’t help it.” Albeit the perils ahead, he could not force himself to concentrate on his responsibility as a leader of the troop. He was in a dilemma between work and personal needs. “His mind wandered. He had difficulty keeping his attention on the war. On occasion he would yell at his men to spread out the column, to keep their eyes open, but then he would slip away into daydreams.” Because of his negligence, Ted Lavender was dead.
We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river.” | The two boys are being alienated from society, as is described in this quote. They must live by themselves and escape and signs of humanity, so that Jim cannot be found and reprimanded for his actions. Also, they become bored with themselves, and it is seen how they wish they did not distance themselves from society so much. | Realism | 12 | 66 | “…I felt just the way any other boy would’a’ felt when I seen that wreck laying there so mournful and lonesome in the middle of the river.
He is considered cold and distant officer by his men. He refuses all offers for an honourable discharge and is committed to see the end of the war. Preparing for Battle of the Somme, Stephen is forced to join the tunnellers. Even though he is claustrophobic, he forces himself to enter the tunnels. He is also confronted with another fear, Due to a childhood memory, Stephen is also afraid of birds.
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