Due to Willy’s egotistical nature and the need to feed it with a mistress, his downfall begins in the eyes of Biff. Not only does Willy lose Biff’s respect which is proven when Biff calls him a “phony little fake” (121), but Willy is also too prideful to amend his relationship. This causes Biff to lose his confidence and surrender his dreams of studying at the University of Virginia. As a result of his egotistical nature derived from his pr... ... middle of paper ... ...ives to achieve the wrong things. This furthermore leads to the downfall of Willy and his family, proving that Willy Loman is a tragic hero.
Hamlet is an existentialist character who believes that he is forced to avenge his father’s death and the hatred builds in his heart because of the many betrayals which direct him towards a senseless life and constant thoughts about suicide; this ultimately leads to his demise and he is left with naught. The narrator from “Things that Fly” has obviously gone through some sort of abandonment which has affected him negatively and he is left to live a chaotic life where he expresses the desire to be a bird who not only have mating partners and ability to fly but also can escape their troubles easily. These two characters have gone through traumatic events and thus are not capable to control the world and act freely but they miraculously manage to overcome their dilemmas and attain happiness of some sort in the end. Hamlet and the narrator from “Things that fly” have both suffered through traumatic and catastrophic events in their life; these events have left them feeling depressed and mainly leaving them with a feeling that they are excluded from the world. Hamlet’s life turns upside-down after Hamlet’s father King Hamlet expires and following that his mother, Gertrude marries Hamlet’s uncle Claudius in short amount of time.
In the first couplet, Blake conveys the image of a plant being uprooted, nipping in the bud (as it were) a misunderstanding between the speaker and his friend. In sharp contrast, the speaker holds back from admitting anger to his foe in the following couplet, allowing it to fester within. With simple language, Blake neatly establishes the root of the poem, ending this first stanza with the foreshadowing "grow" (4). The second stanza depicts the speaker's treatment and nur... ... middle of paper ... ...ional anger. The speaker realizes he is morally wrong, but gets so caught up in the moment and the seeming brilliance of his scheme that cannot stop himself from seeing it through.
Every man strives to find himself, to understand himself, but when a person takes a wrong turn on his path to self-actualization, detrimental effects echo throughout his lifetime. The vanity of the cottagers, who cannot look beyond the creation’s horrific appearance, conditions the creation to expect negative responses as a result of his good deeds. After saving a girl from drowning, the creation recounts in despair, “This was then the reward of my benevolence! . .
These words connote rejuvenation, and hope for the future, and so it seems that Forbes’ plan to ‘redeem’ Tom is going well. However, freedom and regeneration turn out to represent the complete opposite to what does happen to Tom: he dies in a cramped hut, alone. The description of this hut is very effective in representing the themes of the novel. Forbes’ daugh... ... middle of paper ... ...lian’s failure to help has affected him: it has led him to make the ultimate sacrifice and kill himself, which is a truly horrific representation of the tragic consequences of this failure. It is also certainly surprising, given Tom’s initial character.
“Should I stay or should I go?” Although Hamlet has both the desire and will to commit suicide, his procrastination and intelligence stonewall his plans due to his inability to voice his emotions, religion, and fearful nature. Hamlet’s suicidal tendencies are caused by his inability to openly express his emotions. In the middle of Hamlet’s soliloquy in act one, he compares the world he lives in, to a garden that no one cares for, and where the weeds tant the once refreshing and peaceful place (Hamlet 1.2.135-36). This is his subtle way of letting the audience
In addition, Hamlet also dismisses the death of his love, Ophelia, when she drowns in the river. The reason Hamlet is this way is that he has lost faith in humanity; as G. Wilson Knight puts it, "He has seen through humanity." He sees the reality of the world to be that evil rules. Because of this, Hamlet becomes a cynic, in that he is critical of the motives of others. One example of this is the time when Hamlet scoffs at Laertes' show of grief for the death of Ophelia as he dives in the grave after him.
Parris’ selfish desires of having a good reputation also causes him to lose compassion towards the people who are hanged because of the girls’ lie. Therefore, Miller shows how selfish desires lead to a society’s self-destruction because its members lack the compassion needed for the society to thrive. Parris’ selfish desires prevent him from having an honest relationship with his children, which leads to the girls deceiving him about their dance in the forest. Parris is so focused on getting what he desires like money, power, and a good reputation, that it causes him to neglect his children. His disregard for his children is so significant to the play, that Miller uses this trait to define his character.
In Sophocles' Oedipus as well as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the main character embarks on a journey to self-discovery, ultimately gaining the knowledge of his own flaws. Yet the differences in their failings cause the two characters to have very different endings. After Oedipus learns of his true identity, he realizes that he has cursed himself with his arrogance and pride, and the play ends tragically. Sir Gawain, on the other hand, has good reason for his mistakes as he simply fears for his own life and his story ends on a lighter note. While self-discovery can humble a character, the nature of his flaws ultimately determine his end.
This thinking quickly changed when he realized no one would ever accept him. When society completely ostracizes an individual, they not only feel alone but they feel the need to express their feelings through revenge. The monster shown in Frankenstein is an example of how feelings of rejection can inspire feelings of hatr... ... middle of paper ... ...ty. They are created to explain the unknown and promote a sense of community among some cultures. The evil that is created, from a certain situation and anonymity, can be forgiven and also stopped by the promotion of heroism.