Creon supposes that all his decisions benefit the whole community, whereas they really on... ... middle of paper ... ...sively never end up in their favor anyways. In both Antigone and Things Fall Apart, they were challenged in ways where at first they believed their verdict of the situation was appropriate and equitable they come to realization at the end that they were very incorrect in thinking so. Okonkwo finds, at the conclusion of the book that everything he ever aimed to become was essentially inevitable. Mirthfully enough, he becomes just like his father, a disgrace to the clan. Creon as well realizes his fault at the end of the book, where he has his anagnorisis.
An influential aunt in obtains an position as captain of a Congo steamer for Marlow. But when he arrives at the Company's Outer Station in Africa, he's faced with a horrible display of black slavery and white greed and hostility. In a shady grove he discovers a crew of sickly African workers that have crawled away to die. He also meets the Company's chief accountant, who mentions a man named Kurtz who is a remarkable agent that has sent more ivory from the jungle than the other agents combined. Marlow's interest is perked in Kurtz and will eventually grow into an unhealthy obsession and become the focus of the story.
“Natural resources inspire the most unnatural greed”. Natural resources account for the primary reason that Europe deemed it necessary to lay claim to Africa. As Cesaire points out in his essay Discourse on Colonialism there were many surface excuses given by Europeans for traveling to Africa, like missionary work, extending the rule of law, and curing diseases. Cesaire argues, “no one colonizes innocently” (Cesaire 39). This statement holds especially true for the Belgian colonizers of The Congo.
Happy seemingly cares little for his father as an adult, as is obvious when he cho... ... middle of paper ... ...ed: each one layered on deep love and faith; lies and hurt. Willy gambles everything he has- and more- on Biff, even though he seems to hate his son at times. This is most likely because Willy knew Biff knew his dirty little secret, and could not stand to think that his actions may have harmed his child’s balance. Yet it is ironic that Willy Loman’s legacy, based on the insurance money- is not used by the son he loved best, but by the one who always came in second. It leaves the audience wondering if Happy loved his father more than the worshipped Biff, or if Biff loved his father so much he could not stand to touch the money, knowing that his father had killed himself solely for his benefit.
The first example of this was when the monster is talking about the “groans of Clerval” and that they were not “music to [his] ears” (pg 229). The creature showing remorse could mean that he really regretted all the things he did. It's like when one gets really mad and does a lot of things that they eventually regret in the long run. It is like the anger takes over and they do not know what they are doing. This is most likely the same thing that happened to the creature, his rage and thirst for revenge may have provoked his killing spree.
He realizes the evil that has overtaken him, and how it slowly destroyed and killed his mind. After Kurtz's death Marlow returns back to Europe, however, he would never again look at people as he did before. He feels like the common public is ignorant of the little thorns living within them; just waiting to be watered and grow into dark poisonous wines that could twist and strangle through anybody. Kurtz continues to live in Marlow, and would remind him of the terror and horror, hidden in the heart of the jungle and in the heart of each one of us.
Sadly, his prediction was overcome by evil and we are now living lives even worse than before. I must convince Kino to go home and dispose of the pearl because it has negatively changed his personality, and has put our family in grave danger. “Kino, look at what the pearl has done to us! Don’t you think it’s time to give up?” I asked, as I held Coyotito softly in my arms. “I am a man,” Kino replied in an exhausted tone.
Willy lives in his fantasies where he is the man. Who goes out to another place and comes out rich, he is love by everyone and admired by his family. In real life, he is lazy and does not live up to his own ideals. “As Aristotle explains, a tragic hero must be one of noble character and must fall from power and happiness.”(Www.ccd.rightchoice.org/lit115/poetics.html) but Willy neither has a noble characteristic nor does he fall from power because he does not have a position of power. According to Miller, a tragic hero is someone who dies for personal dignity.
A major theme of the novel is the psychology of a criminal which is shown when Raskonlnikov attempts to convince himself that he killed a “principle” (409), and not a human being. It showes how he was trying to detach the guilt he was having. He said that he “couldn't pass by my mother starving” (409) then went on to say “my heart is at peace” (409). His heart was not at peace at all because “at moments he felt he was raving. He sank into a state of feverish excitement” (409).
Humanity is inherently evil, and this only increases when they are removed from civilization and God. What was once considered immoral and wrong suddenly becomes normal and okay, such as Marlow and his view on lying. One night, while Marlow sees the uncle extending his flipper to the manager, his nephew, he realizes that in order to succeed in the Company he will have to accept evil and darkness (Conrad). Humanity has embraced its darkest parts of nature while on the hunt to fulfill their obsession with ivory and wealth. Darkness takes on the form of depravity, greed, madness, and cruelty.