According to Brown, “The dramatist depicts incidents which arouse pity and fear for the protagonist [Antigone], then during the course of the action, he resolves the major conflicts, bringing the plot to a logic and foreseeable conclusion (Brown, para 5). The tragic hero in Antigone is Creon. Tragic heroes are not all good and not all bad. Creon suffers a great deal due to his tragic flaw and destructive pride. Creon believes the gods make him suffer the loss of his wife and son as punishment for his pride.
It is the type of irony you notice almost as soon as you read it. The first example of verbal irony in Oedipus Rex Act _ Scene _ is when Oedipus demands that the evil man who murdered King Laius be cruelly punished without realizing that the man who murdered him is none other than himself. This is verbal irony because Oedipus does not realize that he has actually condemned himself. Another example of verbal irony is when Oedipus accuses Creon of framing him for the murder of Laius so that Creon would become king. Creon states that he is not interested in being king as he is contented with his present position of wealth and power.
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.
Osiris was exposed to metaphorical blindness because in the story Osiris’ brother, Set, is very jealous of his position and very well attempts to take it away from him. In the story Set puts together a small group of people who feel the same way about Osiris. They decide to hold a great feast of honour when he had come back from one of his trips. First of all, Osiris was exposed to metaphorical blindness because in the story Isis stated “Do not go my beloved. Set, your brother, is an evil man, who hates you and will do you harm (Osiris and Isis, 205)”.
Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold: and so by degrees – very gradually – I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” The Narrator again proves his madness through his apparent lack of solid intent coupled with his explanation of the rage within him. He proves his malice and forethought into the manner and admits it was a murder of the first degree to stop his chills brought upon by an old man’s diseased eye. Through his madness, the Narrator seals his doom by being tempted into taking the life of an old man. After the deed is done and the Narrator had chosen to commit a
A tragic flaw is a weakness that makes a hero susceptible to mistake, which brings on the fate of personal tragedy. Brutus‘s tragic flaw is his honor, which interferes with most of his decisions and blinds him thought out the play. During his speech, Brutus explains that he killed Caesar for the good of the people, to show to the people that he had more honor to the people and not Caesar, by saying, “It’s not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.”(III, 2 20-1) Brutus believed that his honor to Rome meant more
This indicates that he knows of how mean and irresponsible he has been, possibly reflecting the fact many people say life ‘flashes before your eyes’ at death. His change is important to the story as it gives a possible reason for the death of the heirs of Durin (Thorin’s nephews Fili and Kili) because they would have succumbed to the same sickness of the mind that catalysed this change in Thorin (which, it is implied, also affected his father and grandfather, Thrain and Thror) and also because it shows a downfall of humanity: avarice. Throughout the story Bilbo acts as a character through
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).
Hamlet also expresses the possibilities that the ghost could have been the devil. Although hamlet gets upset with himself he believes that the play he arranged would display Claudius’ guilt and then he will know for sure he killed his father. This reveals to the audience that Hamlet is a procrastinator and he is a coward. In Hamlet’s fifth soliloquy he contemplates the idea of suicide, he suggests that maybe the only reason we choose life is because we know so little about death other than it Is final. After contemplation Hamlet decides not to take his own life.
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,