Okonkwo ultimately inflicts pain on himself when he kills the son he has a special connection with only to prove himself worthy of the clan. Okonkwo’s fear of not gaining complete approval from the clan causes him to force pain upon his loved ones. After witnessing Okonkwo’s irrational decisions, it is clear that this inclination can do more harm than good. Gaining acceptance is not only limited to Africans, but is a universal craving all humans have. Yet, pleasing everyone is a mere illusion.
His father’s message to him revealing that he was stuck in eternal anguish in order to pay for his sins during his life causes Hamlet emotional distress. He questions his position and whether or not the time is appropriate for him to act. “‘And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, When he is fit and seasoned for his passage? No. Up sword... ... middle of paper ... ...nly woman he only loved and Hamlet lost Ophelia the only woman he truly loved but was foolish enough to tell her the whole truth before she passed.
Tired of being equal he just gave up on the way the world was running. He tried to be different but the circumstances in the year 2081 forced him not to have that option. Kurt Vonnegut makes it clear that those who mend their ways of life in any type of form in the future where the world is based only on “equality” will only make their life harder or according to Vonnegut just simply die trying. “Nobody was smarter, better looking, or stronger than anybody else” basically meaning that the better were made worse while the worse just stayed how they were. Kurt Vonnegut introduces the future and shows that even emotions will not be a part of the human body “There were tears on Hazels face but she’d forgotten for the moment what they were about”.
“Before I kill you.” (151). He wonders how could he every raise such a weak and “feminine” son. The Attitude that Okonkwo gave to his connections determined what kind of outcome he generated. In all of the relations Okonkwo showed him from one side and cant accept his real feelings towards his relatives and the transformation of his culture, and the inability to accept something they way it is and not only living by your rules and principles, which lead to self-destruction.
The prophecy controls some of Oedipus' life, but it's because the fear of it coming true that drives the characters to take ill action. Throughout the play we are given evidence showing his poor decision making and anger issues, but never any definitive proof that Oedipus' future is out of his control. Oedipus the King tells of Oedipus' struggle with his fate. It is Oedipus' short temper, pride, and poor decision making that cause him to make the choices that lead to his demise. Oedipus and his family take action to ensure the prophecy of him killing his father and sleeping with his mother would not come true.
Lennie‘s disability is the main conflict and because he is not fully capable of understanding how to control himself fully, he is not to be fully blamed for his mistakes; which in fact, all lead to the exposition, climax, and resolution of the story. Curley, the boss’s son, becomes threatened by Lennie’s large appearance and Curley’s wife flirtatious personality is a problem when Lennie could easily fall into her traps and all this leads to Lennie’s death. Immediately, Steinbeck writes, “You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get. Jus’ keep shoving’ me all over the country all the time. An’ that ain’t the worst.
Heathcliff is convinced that Hindley and Catherine are the reason for his loneliness and how he... ... middle of paper ... ...his is impossible to prevent. This leads to Mr. Heathcliff self destruction, because all of his life he has been looking for strategies to get revenge on those he hates. He does not want Wuthering Heights to be a haven, rather a purgatory. To his dismay he realizes his years of revenge, will not last all generations. Seeing how both families, the Linton and the Earnshaw's stand up for one another, Heathcliff understands that the one thing that kept him alive has now been defeated.
He was basically living in a world of fantasy because they lived in two separate worlds. Being unable to wake up from this dream made him potentially weak because his mind was always wandering elsewhere, never in the current situation. This made him an easy target for his enemies because if this had gone on, then he would start to fear death, fear fighting, and fear the war. He would become a coward because he would wish for the day when he could be with Martha again after the war. This would greatly weaken him and his army both, and they would most likely lose to the enemy.
Because of his failures, Victor becomes obsessed with trying to prove his worth. "I had before been moved by the sophisms of the being I had created; I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats; but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me; I shuddered to think that the future ages might cures me as their pest" (Shelley,180). Victor understands that he has failed, that he will never become a hero that he wished he had become. Now, his only goal is to keep himself from becoming a villain. Shelley uses the word pest to best describe Victor’s fears.
The fear of not knowing is probably the worst fear of all. Tim evinces his fears about the war, unknown, and isolation throughout the book. However one of his biggest fears in my opinion is knowing that there will be future wars and there will be people like him who will oppose the war but they will succumb to society just as he did. His sole purpose for writing this book was to persuade people not to make the same mistakes he made. The fears he portrays in the book are the fears he has lived through from actual experiences and these fears are what lead many off the cliff of sanity.