By breaking her vow of never remarrying, she reveals how enamored she was about Aeneas. Breaking her vow not only meant betraying her word, but also betraying the trust of others. She points out her loss of integrity to Aeneas as he prepares to leave for Italy: Have pity now on a declining house! Put this plan by, I beg you, if a prayer Is not yet out of place. Because of you, Libyans and nomad kings Detest me, my own Tyrians are hostile; Because of you, I lost my integrity And ... ... middle of paper ... ...ves.
Antigone's believed that the laws made by the divine should not be ignored, the laws of mortals were insignificant against the gods. Ismene attempted to reason with her sister(pg727,39-50), trying to stray her away from performing a formal burial their brother, because their ruler decree. Antigone was completely determined to deify the law of the king, she loves her brother and desperately wants t... ... middle of paper ... ...considered a traitor. Antigone loved him dearly and honored the gods to much to allow her brother to decay away against the elements. She was determined to bury her beloved brother.
Turnus was angry at the fate that forced him to give up the woman he loved to some newcomer. He could not accept that. Virgil is showing that anger can drive a person to the most irrational decisions. Turnus went, knowingly, to die because he was angry at fate, which cannot be changed. Aeneas faces a similar problem when he has to leave Dido -- fate is against his desires, but Aeneas, chooses fate’s way, while Turnus chooses his desires.
Dante, like Aeneas, was a heroic traveler. Dante seeks a better understanding of sin. He is a figure of wisdom. Aeneas is a character who goes through punishment. Aeneas must undergo suffering in order to realize that he must give up his old life in Troy and concentrate on conquering Hesperia and establishing Rome and Italy.
According to that line King Creon is doing something the god Zeus hates. After King Creon has made his chose on how the burial of Eteocles and Polyneices were to be handled, Antigone opposed it. Antigone strongly thought that Polyneices... ... middle of paper ... ...nored and buried properly. Antigone feels that all the other citizens have a similar belief, but are scared to get in trouble, so they keep quiet. Her own sister, Ismene, does not want to violate the laws (Sophocles 487).
Lines 491-99). When Achilles does this he is showing that he is selfish and only caring about himself. He is showing he does not care for his troops by praying having his mother ask Zeus to give the Trojans power until Achilles gets the honor he believes he deserves. Another reason in which demonstrates that Achilles is a selfish man is later in book seven-teen. Throughout most of the epic poem Achilles chooses not to fight just because Agamemnon didn’t give him the honor he thought he deserved.
In conclusion, the idea that a character can only blame himself for his misery or death is portrayed by Viola in Shakespeare in Love for her attempts to pursue dreams she could never fulfill, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet for his impulsive behaviour, and Brutus in Julius Caesar for his naivety. Cassius once tells Brutus, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves” (Julius Caesar, 1, 2, 139–140), explaining how people should not blame others for their own problems. A person can only live once, therefore they must be very careful in their choices in order to make the most out of their life. Works Cited Shakespeare In Love. Dir.
Once having decided to leave the fighting, he goes to speak to his mother, Thetis. He asks her to ask Zeus to allow the Trojan army to take over the fighting so that the Greeks realize how much they need him, and for them to come to an appreciation for him. Through his concern for his own ego, it is appearant to the reader that, knowing his fate, Achilles will do all that is in his power to stop the fate, or his doom, from being played out. It is also known that the gods do not favour those who try to defy them. Achilles do... ... middle of paper ... ... is much more important than selfishly hiding from battle, not using his gifts.
For if he wasn?t, then Brutus betrayed a man he loved in vain. He held that he was saving Rome form a tyrant when he plunged the knife into Caesar?s back, literally. It must be by his death: and for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general. He would be crown'd: How that might change his nature, there's the question. ???????????????..
She pleads to Antigone, “what life is dear to me bereft of you?” (Sophocles 136). Ismene would rather die than live without Antigone. In deciding to give her life for her brother, Antigone neglects her sister, and acts selfishly. She therefore should not have signed herself over to death as it has severely negative effects on her only living