He is discussing how he hates Othello, yet he must feign loyalty for his position. This is already a clue to the reader that Iago cannot be trusted. This feeling of mistrust is vital in the mood of the play because it is most ironic that Othello trusts Iago as much as to murder his own wife. This ironic plot creates a frustrating feeling for the reader which is felt throughout the play. The mood is tense when we find out that Brabantio is angry that Othello has taken his daughter.
Many examples in the play prove that Antigone's character is very capable of making her own decisions in the name of justice. First, Antigone opposes Creon's law and buries her slain brother; because in her mind it was immoral not to. She does this because she is compassionate and loves her brother very much. Creon, however, believes that his laws must be upheld and would do anything to prevent any type rebelling. He is even more infuriated when he learns that a woman has broken his laws.
However, her faith in Othello is so strong that it undermines her "modern", prideful characteristics. Consequently, Desdemona is really not as strong and educated as originally perceived, for she continues to attempt to maintain Othello's trust, despite his incredibly harsh accusations. Although her arguments remain strong, the weakness in her character emerges, for she cannot see the monster that her husband is becoming, and failing to realize that he trusts Iago, a man who is extremely competitive with him, over his very wife's word.
The difference in how society treats Hamlet and Medea in their quests to preserve their honor result in tragedy for both characters, as Hamlet lets the masculine values of honor in his society come in the way of his sanity and Medea draws honor, in a society that does not acknowledge her efforts as valid, out to its very limits, causing Jason pain at the expense of her own children, despite social pressures such as duty and gender roles deterring them from completing their vengeance. Both sacrifice almost everything in their quests, breaking societal norms and bringing into question the validity of their revenge. In Elizabethan drama, the revenge tragedy was already a favorite genre by the time Shakespeare penned Hamlet. The basic structure guaranteed that one killed at the beginning of the play, usually a father, would somehow call for a younger relative, usually a son, to avenge his murder (Encyclopedia Britannica). Based on the traditional values of the time, the son would then confront and kill his father’s murderer, restoring honor to both his father’s death and the family as a whole.
Creon had numerous opportunities to realize he had too much pride, and that his pride was hurting himself and others, but he was too blind t... ... middle of paper ... ...lines 1445-1446). Creon just could not take the guilt anymore, knowing that the cause of their death was his fault, all because of his excessive pride. Pride can be portrayed as confidence, it can bring one great success, but it is a deadly emotion that can also take everything away from one when it exaggerates. When it is too late to fix an issue, the only thing left are regrets of what could have been said or done to prevent the obstacles caused. Works Cited Sophocles, Robert Fagles, Bernard MacGregor Walker.
Arthur Dimmesdale, a character of high reputation, overwhelmed by guilt, torn apart by his own wrongdoing, makes his entrance into history as the tragic hero whose life becomes a montage of pain and agony because of his mistakes. The themes leading to Dimmesdale’s becoming a tragic hero are his guilt from his sin, and his reluctance to tarnish his reputation in the town. Guilt plays a huge role in defining Dimmesdale as a tragic hero. Dimmesdale has understood that by not revealing his sin, he has doomed himself. This also connects with the constant struggle with Chillingworth.
Natural traits collide when one of Lady MacBeth’s biggest challenges is to break through MacBeth’s love and kindness for the people around him. MacBeth’s kindness is seen frequently when he begins to second guess his life-altering decisions. “We will proceed no further in this business/ He hath honored me of late.” (I.VII.33-34) The second guessing and the guilt-ridden feelings start to set in for MacBeth when he begins to recall all of the positive things about his relationship with Duncan. MacBeth has only recently gained the good opinions of people and will only do what a proper man is to do. While playing the devil’s advocate, Lady MacBeth becomes disgusted with his actions.
His resignation is revealed as he enquires, “But why should honor outlive honesty?” (V.ii.251). Othello comprehends his crimes, and realizes he does not deserve to be remembered as honorable. Although throughout his life, Othello attempts to overcome prejudices and prove himself a rational human being like others in society, his passion for Desdemona causes him to act monstrously, confirming the biases many already hold against him. His jealous rage is caused by the extreme fear of losing his wife, as well as the fear of being proven to be as inferior as others believe he is. Though he attempts to remain noble and
Antigone - Creon Defines the Tragic Hero Antigone, written by Sophocles is a tale of a tragic hero who suffers with the recognition and realization of his tragic flaw. Although this short story is titled after Antigone, Creon is the main character and he provides the moral significance in the play. First, Creon withholds the respect of his citizens but it is clear to them he is not perfect through his pride (tragic flaw). Secondly, his radical reversal of fortune is made clear after he struggles with the recognition of his fatal flaw. Thirdly and lastly, his pity and fear flowers into an understanding of his prideful and destructive nature leading to his redemption.
Although Chillingworth expressed this a couple of times, Hester’s afraid and at some point she starts feeling ashamed of what she has done because of how Chillingworth expresses it, but she doesn’t let her feelings show. She showed Chillingworth that in a way, she doesn’t care about his bias opinion and proves this by not telling him the name of the father. Even the name ‘Chillingworth’ has an evil sense of it. Hawthorne named the character ‘Chillingworth’ in order to show how arrogant and bitter he was. In a way, his goal is to ruin Hester 's life, and have revenge on her due to the fact that he feels betrayed, but Hester doesn’t let it get to her, and focuses on her child