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    The anagnorisis of “Oedipus the king” is when Oedipus, Jocasta, and all the other character in the story find out that Oedipus actually did murder Laius his own father and Jocasta is really his mother as also his wife. Oedipus discovers that the child of King Laius and Queen Jocasta was sent given away to a shepherd to die as a child. Oedipus goes on to get some testimonies to make absolutely sure, even though it is obvious that he was Laius’s killer. He brings Tiresias to confront him to tell him the truth. “I say you are the murderer you hunt” (412) Tiresias tells Oedipus stating that he killed his own father Oedipus being ignorant he doesn’t believe Tiresias. When Jocasta speaks of Laius leaving the kingdom with just a few servants and “was killed by stranger, thieves, at a place where three roads meet” (789-790) Oedipus claims that he killed somebody who had a few servants with him where the three roads met. Although soon realizes that he “just called down a dreadful curse upon myself” (820-821) because he said to the gods to cure the man that killed the king the most horrible crime there is. He had killed his father and married his mother without knowing it. At the end of the story he was a blind man who hated himself for his…

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    enough to speak out. I understand it all. Listen to me, I think that you helped to plan the murder of Laius-yes and short of actually raising your hand against him you did it” (21). 3-Oedipus' pressing anger meets with his tendency to proclaim culpability towards others. He is swift to put blame on others. Oedipus’ fortified arguing skills lead to his point of self discovery. Anagnorisis is the point in a tragic hero’s life where he/she fully discovers his/her identity. Oedipus realizes that he…

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    John evokes pity in the reader when he is treated as if he were on display. People would come and watch him as if he were an exhibit at a zoo. John also shows hamartia in Brave New World when he talks to people in the society as if they would understand things such as love. Another trait the John shares with the typical tragic hero is anagnorisis. John exhibits anagnorisis when he tells the Deltas to stop taking the soma because it is bad for them. Since John possesses these three qualities and…

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    as Hymen, the Greek god who led a wedding procession or incorporating G reek conventions, Shakespeare did not fail to include his Greek interests in his plays. In what is known as Shakespeare’s biggest play, Hamlet, Shakespeare definitely incorporates the Greek conventions of peripeteia and anagnorisis. Hamlet is seen as one of the first characters to be similar to today’s modern man. In including these Greek conventions, propels and gives body to the plot of Hamlet. These Greek conventions…

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    upstanding figures, well-spoken, but who are let down by one major flaw. Brutus fits into this template. His flaw is his idealism – although it might seem strange to label this as a flaw, it is undeniable that it leads to a fatal naivety on his part. He first is naïve enough to think that his political idealism can change all personal concerns in turning against Caesar, a close friend. This is exemplified through this quote “It must be by his death; and for my part, I know no personal cause to…

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    Antigone Vs Creon Analysis

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    that her hubristic attitude leads her to ardently believe that what she is doing is righteous, when in reality she has just broken the law, and therefore must face its consequences. However, while Antigone is certainly a tragic character, Creon’s hamartia is stronger because his hubristic actions directly pit him against the gods, therefore making his anagnorisis that much more powerful and ultimately evoking more catharsis from the audience, as they will fear they too will make decisions that…

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    Loyalty Quotes In Antigone

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    feature in human activity or mentality, but in Sophocles’ Antigone, Sophocles exhibits Antigone’s loyalty as if it is not as healthy as crafted. Antigone’s loyalty sometimes tends to send her four steps behind rather than four steps forward, but Antigone is more in the state of fit criteria towards an actual tragic hero, meaning she is morally good, consistent, and she is dedicated to what she believes is right in her quest, which shows she does not lack sense of being true to life. In the play…

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    The following essay will discuss the main character and protagonist, Okonkwo, as a tragic hero in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart.” The definition of a tragic hero will be examined in depth and how Okonkwo, whose flaws ultimately leads to his downfall, meets all the criteria of a classic Greek tragic hero. Aristotle describes a tragic hero as someone who has high status and who displays a tragic flaw (“hamartia”) that will in the end cause their own destruction. Aristotle explains how a…

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    Anguish and Angels Who is the protagonist of Angels in America? Why? How does or does not this individual (or individuals) fit into the Aristotelian concept of a protagonist? Angels in America by Tony Kushner is a classic case of finding one’s identity through truth and lies, that’s coupled with the stigma of disease and sexual orientation. The play features two couples, Louis and Prior, and Joe and Harper who’s fates all seem to come together after each of them undergoes troubling experiences.…

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    What Stories Are Made Of: A Critique of ‘The Hobbit’ Using Poetics. When asked what it is that makes a good story there are varying opinions. Regardless of what kind of story you like there are certain aspects about the stories that you like, or do not like, and that is why you return to that genre or author for more. Among the general list of suspects for what makes a story good it, “The plot. You have to be able to delve into the story, without that the story isn 't any good.” (Smith) and…

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