“I shall make a proclamation, speaking as one who has no connection with this affair, nor with the murderer”(Sophocles 14). The perceived meaning of this is that to Oedipus, he has no relativity to the death of Laius or to his murderer, but the unperceived meaning is that Oedipus does have all the connection there is to have with both because he is the murderer of Laius. “Insult me, go on-but that, you will find, is what makes me great”(Sophocles 30). The intended meaning is that Oedipus doesn’t care if Tiresias insults him because he believe he has already saved Thebes and believes he will rid the city of Laius’ killer, but the unintended meaning is that the insults are actually the truth of Oedipus, that they are the answers which he is looking for which ultimately dooms Thebes because Oedipus doesn’t realize he is Laius’ murderer. “If it turns out that he tells the same story as you-then I, at least, will be cleared of responsibility”(Sophocles 58).
John did not want to die with the guilt of him not confessing, “ I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is a fraud!” ( Act 4, Proctor). John Proctor was a tragic hero who was positive at the very beginning to a downfall at the end. Proctors pride is what mostly caused his downfall throughout it all. John Proctor was too confident in himself and he was not looking at the end results of everything.
Thus, I came to the conclusion: Gilgamesh and Rama’s pride, determination and godly contributions helped to influence their journeys, but the results of their quests differed greatly. The endings to Gilgamesh and Rama’s epics were the only great differences in their characteristics. Rama’s tale ended with him throwing the Brahmasthra at Ravana’s heart, “…where the Brahmasthra entered and ended his career” (“Ramayana” 38), and accomplishing his goal. Even though he won, he seemed to be in a complacent mood. To the contrary, Gilgamesh failed his task.
If he lets Antigone get away with burying her brother, it will make him seem weak, and the government corrupt. Creon is unaware of what his decisions do until the very end, when it is too late. Throughout the play, it is obvious that Creon is set up to fall, resulting in angst for his future and sympathy for his predicament. Creon’s strong leadership cannot change the decisions Antigone makes. Once Antigone makes up her mind, she does not waver.
“When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.” In Joan Didion’s essay, with the help of periodic sentences and metaphorical language, she explains that self-respect does not come from others but from within oneself; it cannot be achieved when one is averse to oneself. Didion was looking for outer gratification, but through the ordeal of being rejected, gains the knowledge that self-respect is proper value of one’s character, and learning to love oneself. One can only be truly happy when one learns to accept oneself.
The reason why we do not feel sympathy for these characters is because they have harmed other innocent people through their actions. We are unable to empathize with Willy’s feeling of unsuccessfulness or Hamlet’s unfortunate defeat because both characters did nothing to prevent their downfall. Fate is inevitable, it is not preventable, but it can be manipulated in our favour; we have the power to control our destiny—but we must control it wisely because every move counts in the game of fate. We have control on our fate; each thought from the time we take birth rules us towards the future. Willy Loman’s downfall was his perspective on life; he died because he no longer saw a reason to live.
No one person could have altered this outcome. Lack of thinking by Friar Lawrence with a rushed plan, and the feud between the families hitting boiling point made the situation for the star crossed lovers even worse. BODY 1. Romeo -too impulsive, doesn’t think about consequences, Romeo's fatal flaw is impetuousness. From the beginning, Romeo acts without thinking of the consequences.
As the deaths continued and the monster’s vengeance inclined, Victor became increasingly enthralled in his problems and seemingly ignored others’. He could have killed the creature after he found that he killed William and Justine.. Instead, Victor san and reduced to face his problems face to face, he escaped. To call Victor a “hero” would be ignorant. He did create life, however he never took flu responsibility, always took the easy way out and was the force that created the suffering of the novel.
To the people he is an almighty force that can’t be stopped and he appears perfect in everyway. However he is not without fault as many may think as a matter a fact two of his biggest faults may be quite common. Even with all his strength and power he still could not escape the grasps of pride and greed. Clearly mentioned multiple times in the epic is how strong and unbeatable Beowulf is. Though this is true throughout the epic he does let it kind of go to his head in a sense.
Victor for his drive and fearlessness to achieve something thought to be impossible, although self-motivated. Victors’ reaction to what he had created is no different than how any of us would react. Victors’ undertaking was not well thought out, and for that he is guilty. However, his demeanor is a necessity. If not for his obsessive drive, planes and automobiles would only be a dream, diseases would be cured at a dilatory rate and entertainment would be marginal at best.