He becomes cynical of his surroundings and lives his life accordingly. His discovery of evil results in his loss of grips with humanity. He comes to believe there is evil in all people and is unable to accept it. He grows old with contempt for his former idols, and never again is he able to conceive of the idea that life is pure, grand, and good. At his funeral, his family has nothing encouraging to put on his grave, and neighbors do not even bother to attend.
No one can dull his pain and make him forget about it, he is lonely and is constantly dwelling in his own self-pity. It is like he’s already dead and watching everybody from a distance, and that’s when he realizes no one cares about him. Tolstoy expresses that as a reader you need to look at your own life by "look[ing] it straight in the ey... ... middle of paper ... ... his life and questions ""Maybe [he] did not live as [he] should have?" (91). Ivan is "liv[ing] only in the imaginings of his life" because he wishes he could change the past, but realizes it’s too late (88).
He withdrew almost completely from society, and by the time he died, the villagers could put no verse on his headstone because he was so dour. When people pull away, they risk losing their loved ones and their friends. They isolate themselves, and others just move on with their lives. Another example is in “The Man in the Black Suit.” Gary represses all of his interactions with the devil until he is literally on his deathbed. He can no longer run away from the inevitable, and he is scared.
Upon receiving the tragic news Everyman first approaches his friend Fellowship. At first he is hesitant to reveal his sorrow to Fellowship for he considers it too tragic a plight. After cajoling and assurances by Fellowship to stand by him in whatever situation, Everyman finally pours out his sorrow to Fellowship. Upon realizing that Everyman has been summoned by death, fellowship turns his back on Everyman ... ... middle of paper ... ...ningham, and Reich 40). In addition, it pays no respect to one’s material status.
Walton’ naiveté and grief caused him to turn his back on the creation, who wants nothing more than to have a companion, just like Walton. Walton’s decision to listen to Victor is the reason he will never find a companion. He would live the rest of his live grieving the death of the man who used Walton in order to enact his final revenge on the his creation. Victor and Walton’s decisions cause them nothing but agony and was the reason behind their failures. Both Victor and Walton never achieved their dreams and achieved
This leads Creon to get enraged at his son and his mind is still set on executing Antigone. Haimon responds by saying “Not here, no: She will not die here, King... ... middle of paper ... ...herself from suffering. However, this wasn’t the case with Creon because his entire family perished right before his eyes and he has no way to relief his pain. Thus, Creon is the tragic character of the play due to his everlasting grief caused by his flawed personality. In conclusion, Creon is the tragic character of Antigone because of his pride which caused him never ending agony by the end of this tragedy.
He is devastated. “How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable/ seems to me all the uses of this world!”(1.2.133-134). In this quote we can clearly see that Hamlet feels that he would rather die than live with such moral pain. Later on, as he watches the actors fulfil their duty, he again realizes that he cannot cry or avenge his father's death saying: “Oh, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!”(2.2.545). He is completely sensitive to his family crisis and bewails his inability to act, adding to his feeling of uselessness and anger.
He had to learn to survive, learn that humans will fear him, and learn how to love completely on his own. Victor refused to help him by creating a new monster for him to love. Only a child, he felt alone and desperate for compassion. Victor, afraid of the creature’s power after he created life, abandoned his son. After Victor neglected his creation, he felt terribly alone, “’I was a poor, helpless, miserable wretch; I knew, and could distinguish, nothing; but feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept’” (Shelly 72).
In this statement Hamlet pours out that his sorrows courses through every part of him. This sadness plays a huge part in Hamlet's overall mindset, his sorrow over his father's death has left him empty and without the will to live and prosper in this world. "O, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His cannon `gainst self- slaughter!" Hamlet is contemplating suicide here, but understands that he has no chances for a peaceful after life if he takes his own life.
In the end Hamlet kills Claudius, and the ghost is revenged.But truly, whose revenge has taken place? The connection among all of Hamlet's actions is merely himself. He certainly mourns his father, but mainly he feels sorry for himself because he lost his mother and his crown the day his father died. It is possible that he misses Gertrude and Denmark more than his father the king. Also, Hamlet cannot accept the ghost's word for Claudius' guilt, he arranges a situation where he can watch Claudius condemn himself.