In Sophocles “Oedipus the king”, Oedipus was sent to mount Cithaeron as a new born baby to die after his father (King Laius) was cursed by the gods and heard of a prophecy that his son is to kill his father and marry his mother (Queen Jocasta). The Shepard in charge of this could not kill the baby so instead Oedipus is adopted. Later Oedipus hears about the prophecy, and leaves, afraid that the prophecy would come true. Along the way he gets in a fight with a man and kills him, unknowingly his father. He then solves a riddle from the Sphinx, which has been terrorizing a kingdom, and in return, the kingdom gives him their queen's hand in marriage, which is his biological mother.
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character initially demonstrates qualities of being a tragic hero, but by conclusion of the play his deceitfulness and his overwhelming gullibility lead him to be portrayed as a criminal. Macbeth has serious issues with power, greed, and even his own self- esteem and self- conscious. He knows when he kills Duncan and Banquo that it is the wrong thing to do but he still does it anyways. He also becomes obsessed with idea of power and becomes more power hungry as each day passes. He has become an unstoppable killing machine who believes he is invincible once the three witches reveal their prophecies and their apparitions to Macbeth.
Writing about Day and June in the future split up America creates a rich plot. In Legend the first grand event is when Day has found out that his youngest brother Eden is sick. In this attempt to get the cure for his brother he attempts to break into a heavily guarded lab which resulted in the murder of Metias. Metias is June’s older brother and June is revered as a child prodigy and the murder of Metias sends June on the hunt for Day the country’s most wanted. Another event is when June is on the hunt for Day and they finally meet but none of them know anything about each other and begin to bond with each other romantically.
LA HONORS A TALE OF TWO CITIES WORKSHEET – SUMMERIZER Chapter 9-10 Basically in the beginning Jarvis is frustrated with Cruncher for the little secrets he had been keeping such as grave-robbing other than minding his work at the bank, but Cruncher begs to differ and believes that there are many people involved in the robbing. Carton tells Jerry and Cruncher that he plans to visit Darnay before his execution. So the letter that Manette apparently wrote explains the story of Manettes imprisonment. Also I was confused did both Darnays father and uncle rape the pesant who died because of a fever??? Anyways Manette couldn’t save the life of the young pesant and was arrested because of Marquis Evermonde.
“Miser”, said the thief “he is alone. The miser does not have a slave.” Then the thieves were entering the study. The miser shouted and punched fiercely, but the thieves easily overpowered the old man. “Where is the, old man?” asked the thief. My faithful slave is guarding the money,” said the old man.
Shortly after, Vincent and Jules go to a café which while they are there gets robbed by two petty crooks while previously employing the passage as a means for delivering death, after the advent of his conversion Jules reinterprets the passage and discovers the truth about his past existence. For the first time, Jules realizes the value of human life, and his own ability to keep it. "The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men," he tells the thieves. "But I'm tryin'.
Inner conflict is a problem that one’s self can only solve. In John Steinbeck’s novel, East of Eden, one of the many protagonists, Caleb (Cal) Trask, has to fight his own inner demons. Caleb believes that he is evil, has grown up without a mother, and believes that his brother’s death is his fault. Adam Trask is a wealthy man from East who moved to the West in search of a new life, and in that new life his wife Cathy Trask (Kate), gives birth to two beautiful twin boys, Caleb and Aron. Aron is a boy who lives in his own imagination, then gets shot by his reality.
Savannah Stephens English Honors Juror Seven Twelve angry men is a drama about a sixteen year old boy who allegedly killed his father. When the only people deciding your fate are complete strangers you hope that they take a second look at what the facts are. Juror VII stands out, with barely a background, rude actions, and a confidence that he’s never going to be persuaded. Slicks, self-centered, jerk who is a salesman who wants to be anywhere but in this juror meeting. He talks about how he made a fortune selling marmalade (Pg.).
Linda Garrett Delmar Brewington ENG 205-80 6 September 2013 The Epic of Gilgamesh, Hercules, and the Quest for Immortality The Epic of Gilgamesh and the stories Hercules portrays to be the tale of two valiant and vigorous men who endured hardship at the peak their lives. The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the quite simple tale of the transformation of a bad king into a good king, and that transformation happens when Gilgamesh is forced to confront his mortality. Even though these men are mighty warriors their stories are symbolic and different in many ways. Hercules as a young boy was stolen by Hades, lord of the underworld. Hercules, forced to live among humans was turned into a half-god and half-mortal after drinking a forbidden drink brewed
Both stories are of a young male character who is distraught by the early death of his father. An uncle takes the rightful place to the young princes' thrown, and both princes have to overcome their own doubts for the good of their home. Even from the very opening scene we can see the parallels between the two main characters. Simba, in The Lion King nearly embodies Hamlet. They are both the rightful heir to the thrown being son of the king.