While life can be a burden on some people, Sir Toby uses Carpe Diem to eliminate stress and cause joy and entertainment for him. One of things he does to show this theme, is that he does not allow anything to make him refrain him from living life to its fullest. When Maria asks him to control his behaviour in Olivia's house, he replies by saying, “Confine? I'll confine myself no finer than I am” (Twelfth Night, 1.3.9). This shows how Carpe Diem plays a very important role within Toby's life: he permits no obstacles to stand in his way and demolishes any that do block his path of living freely.
He doesn't remark on his emotions because he doesn't really have any. It's the physicality of the beach that causes him to... ... middle of paper ... ...by the death of an innocent boy, but ends up deciding that in the face of such atrocities, we should still seek an all-loving God, even if it seems irrational or impossible. Meursault's final lines are paramount to the meaning of the novel. Just before his execution, Meursault finds grace in the vast, uncaring universe, and is prepared to go to his execution and relish the hatred poured upon him. This is maybe my favourite part of the novel: Meursault's death is a metaphor for life.
Hamlet's escape from entrapment is most evident in the scene that he accepts the duel with Laertes. Precisely at this point in the play, Hamlet is completely free from his "psychological prison" and knows exactly what he is to do in order to calm his raging emotions and avoid succumbing to the elements of evil. For he must rise above evil if he wishes to go to heaven. But even in a corrupt and evil society, the mighty Hamlet remains virtuous. Therefore, by the end of the play, Hamlet achieves peace by uniting his head and heart, and ultimately triumphs in his death in that he is free from entrapment and goes to heaven.
Society takes the individual and locks it up and destroys it. According to Emerson, “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion: it is easy to in solitude to live after our own: but the great man is he who in the midst of the crow keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude” (Emerson). McCandless left his materialistic family to be his own person ad to be unique. The world’s opinion does not make the man wh... ... middle of paper ... ...tic things. He sacrificed so much and put himself in danger to follow what he wanted to do.
“Hrothgar says nothing, hoarfrost-bearded, his features cracked and crazed” (13). But there is no stopping Grendel from teaching Hrothgar a lesson. The sonnet by Howard describes a horrible king who “lost his honor and his right” and should just kill himself (Howard). The king described most likely knows he lost his honor and so feels trapped because he ca... ... middle of paper ... ...pt fighting. He had hope that someday the torture would end and he was right, Beowulf released him from his invisible prison.
If this is the case, then possibly prison destroyed all his good nature. The sense of being “buried alive” in a cell tampered with his inner compass to a point where he no longer knows the difference between good and evil. However if this is the case, it is safe to assume that just as he has lost all good, he could have just as well lost all evil. All the time spent in prison has weighed heavy on his soul. So much so that he feels he cannot “make what all [he] done wrong fit what all [he] gone through in punishment."
He even smiles at the sight of Fortunato in the beginning. Once he completes the task, the only thing left to do is live his life leaving Fortunato behind physically and mentally. Montresor can be better off leaving Fortunato alone, but instead he takes the unchristian way out and ends Fortunato’s life. He doesn’t gain anything from doing this, except a guilty conscience and a dead body. “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.
There is no room for cumbersome feelings such as hope and ambition. His worldview is the philosophy of the absurd, he is convinced of the essential absurdity and futility of human existence. Finally, because he accepts this and has achieved the peace and the freedom that comes with this acceptance, Mersault is an absurd hero. Even in his most unhappy time, when he knows that death is at his door or because he knows that death is near, living in an "eternal present", Mersault has found peace, Mersault has won.
When Mersault is condemned to death, he does not act surprised, although he wishes he did not have to die. After a while he also accepts that. It does not matter to him that he is dying, so long as he is dying for a purpose. Sisyphus is damned for eternity to roll a rock up a hill. If he were to view his fate decreed upon him as punishment, for the rest of forever, then he would only sicken an already terminally ill situation (speaking metaphorically of course).
In “Hap”, Hardy stoically accepts chance as a part of life, neither condemning it nor disputing its control. Hardy’s acceptance of chance shows that men are ultimately respon... ... middle of paper ... ...od that is found in accepting the chance happenings of the world and working through them. Gabriel’s eventual marriage to Bathsheba shows that, although it is rare, a man can overcome chance and find bliss in a world overrun with misery. “Hap” articulates Thomas Hardy’s denial of fate and the morality of actions in the face random chance. The lack of appeal or excuse is the true indicator of Hardy’s belief in personal responsibility for ones actions in a world ruled only by chance.