The clones are conditioned, through use of the Exchanges/Sales system, manipulation of language, and the circulation of artwork to walk complacently toward their death. There is, however, a flaw in this system: Tommy. Tommy is largely unaffected by the communal identity formed in Hailsham, since his lack of creativity made him miss out on the bonding experience of sharing art. This enabled him to develop more of an individual personality and general disregard for the social cues common among his peers. Therefore, if anyone were to run away or form an escape plan, it would be Tommy.
I shall never alter my ways, not even if I have to die many times" (Plato 35-36). Here, Socrates threatens the public by stating that if he were to be killed they would be unjustly taking away a man's life; they would also be missing out on the teachings that he has to offer ( Plato 36). He refuses to give up his practice of honest philosophy, which would potentially better the community. The method by which he approaches the situation may not be appropriate since it portrays him as [egocentric] why so? Unclear.
After concluding this myth, Socrates seems to emphasize that the exact details of the story are not important and “no sensible man would insist that these things are as I have described them” but it is important to “risk the bel... ... middle of paper ... ...nd commit crimes. Men who are over attached to the body suffer in the underworld. Those who commit incurable crimes are thrown into Tartarus. This fate can be avoided by those who practice philosophy. The second way in which Socrates’ myth reinforces philosophy as care for the soul is by explaining the cycle which continues until the soul purifies itself through philosophy.
Tiresias told Oedipus that he was the one responsible for Laius’ death. Oedipus quickly dismissed the acquisition, once again letting his pride blind him from the truth. While at the same time, his stubbornness is getting in the way of listening to Tiresias. By Oedipus making this statement, it is clear that he is too stubborn to hear what anyone else has to say, especially if it is negative. It is also very ironic how in the beginning, Oedipus badly wanted Tiresias to tell him what information he knew about Laius’ killing, but when Tiresias was forced to say it, Oedipus immediately silenced Tiresias.
Tragedy Essay Tragedy is like a roll of the dice. Although you may feel like you are in control, there is nothing you can do to control the outcome. Fate cannot be changed, and in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, Oedipus Rex learns this the hard way when he tries his best to avoid and change the tragedy that was prophesied when he was born. Oedipus ends up living a life full of fear of a prophecy he cannot stop, however, he ends the play nobly and tries to fix the wrongs he had done by giving himself punishment by gouging his eyes out and exiling himself from his own kingdom, as well as ensuring that his daughters will not follow the same fate that he did. Eventually Oedipus discovers that the prophecy that he had worked so hard to avoid had already come true.
Oedipus strongly believes that he will rid the city of the plague, as he did the same with the Sphinx. This also shows that the citizens of Thebes trust in Oedipus, since this would not be his major accomplishment as the ruler of Thebes. In fact Oedipus refuses to listen to any criticism that anyone wants to give him. This is proved when he visits Tiresias. “Tell me, when were you a true prophet?
It is clear that Creon's tragic flaw was his pride, arrogance and beliefs of a leader that cause his downfall. His downfall began when he denied the burial of Polyneices and was firm when he condemned Antigone for her objection to his law. Creon represents the laws of the land and the divine ruler of society. He remains loyal in upholding his laws and trying to overpower the laws of the gods, until the end when he realizes that the divine laws are stronger than his own. His regards for the laws of the city cause him to abandon all other beliefs.
He states how the Gods are not happy with Creon about his decision to sentence Antigone to death and not burying Polyneices. Creon tells him that he is wrong and how he made the right decision. Teiresias tells him “Creon, you yourself have brought This new calamity upon us….But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, And repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”(5.25,35) Begging Creon to change his mind and fix the evil deed he has done. Creon’s “always right” attitude makes him think that Teiresias’ prophecy is for sale and someone paid him off to say what he said and how he thinks the Gods are on his side.
His never apologizes for his trespass, but rather regard himself as holding knowledge of the gods beyond that of the citizens due to his pride. Oedipus’s pride makes him feel that his sons should have tried to stop his exile, so his refuses to be buried by Thebes and give the city the strength and protection, the blessing the gods put on his body. It is also his pride preventing him to talk with his son, Polynices, when he comes to Athens.
Instead, he believes because of his apparent role in the city, he feels all pain, which may be true, yet he deserves no right to describe his pain worse than the actual decay and death of ... ... middle of paper ... ...tless because it inevitably became true. Oedipus then realizes that because of his pride he merely provokes the prophecy. He knew that no one could escape a prophecy foretold by the Gods. Finding that his fate was sealed since his birth, Oedipus throws his pride away (for the moment) and lives the life of the dead, blind forever. A flaw is what defines the human character.