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Faust and Frankenstein
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Goethe in Faust and Shelley in Frankenstein, wrap their stories around two men whose mental and physical actions parallel one another. Both stories deal with characters, who strive to be the übermensch in their world. In Faust, the striving fellow, Faust, seeks physical and mental wholeness in knowledge and disaster in lust. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein struggles for control over one aspect of nature and disastrously, through the monster, nature controls him to a much greater degree. Many powers are much too mighty for mortal souls, a lesson that Frankenstein and Faust learn by the end of their tales. While...
lack of maturity which Frankenstein contains but also the thoughtlessness that he has toward his creation. Frankenstein reveals, through his running, fainting and the coma that he had not thought of the ramifications and responsibilities that his creation entailed.

Before they created, Faust and Frankenstein thought that the mere creation and use of a magic-like powers would imediately bring joy to their lives. However, when their magical creations became reality and brought them more pain they removed themselves from the situation. It can be seen then that using these magical powers in order to gain material objects is destructive

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In Sophocles' play, Oedipus, the King,...In Sophocles' play, Oedipus, the King, there are various instances where Oedipus tries to escape his destiny"”enlightenment"”only to discover the truth that he cannot. Similarly, in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" the prisoner travails to understand and adjust to his newly visited environment. In both works, the men first had to realize their ignorance before they could begin to acquire knowledge and true understanding of the complexities of the human condition. Specifically, in Oedipus, the King, it was Oedipus' illusion of himself as a man unequaled in leadership whereas in "Allegory of the Cave" it was the prisoner's initial refutations of enlightenment being shown him until he realizes its intellectual, spiritual, and social significance. In both articles of literature, there are places where their ignorance and eventual achievement of enlightenment is highlighted. In Oedipus, the King it is when he is accusing Creon of conspiring against him, calling him a "murderer" and supposedly having exposed him as a "robber attempting to steal"¦[his] throne." Here, he does not yet realize that not only has not Creon attempted to overthrow him, but also that he is not the man who has already figured everything out about humanity as he thinks. He later does, fortunately, discover that he was not the true ill-fated man who never learned anything because he knew everything too soon. He discovers, after piercing out his eyes, that he has finally ar-rived at the truth of his life and that he now has a responsibility to share his story with his children, ex-tended family, and citizens so that they can live lives that are true"”both to themselves and to the far greater universe; the best example of this is when he comments to the chorus "The evil is mine; no one but me can bear its weight." As for Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," the prisoner's difficulty discovering the truth lies in his unfortunate constricted life within the dark cave. Because of his imprisonment from early childhood in the unknowing darkness, he struggles not to come up toward the light"”knowledge and understanding"”when he is being lead to it; he has to be dragged. There, however, he grows ac-customed to the new sights and sounds and realizes that what he knew to be his reality were only those things that he saw through a medium"”a silhouette. In that place, as Plato put it, it would first be easiest for him "to make out the shadows, and then the images of men and things reflected in water, and later on the things themselves." Then, "easier to watch the heavenly bodies and the sky itself by night, looking at the light of the moon and stars rather than the Sun and the Sun's light in the day-time." Next, after realizing those things, that he had a responsibility to return to his old darkness, but this time to tell of the things he knew and to struggle towards new ends: as Plato said to Glaucon, "to watch over and care for the other citizens." Moreover, and more importantly, to lead his inferiors in the knowledge of truth to-wards his position. Oedipus, in Oedipus, the King, and the prisoner, in "Allegory of the Cave," both fight internal battles to arrive at enlightenment"”truth. However, their commonality not only lies in this. It is also within their similarity in thinking, particularly in their initial refusal to acknowledge that there is only one truth and that they have allowed themselves to become infected with the thought patterns of their public. And consequently, have voluntarily revoked their right to think and make decisions on their own, until those beings above them have re-shown them the correct path to take. After reading both works, the reader should come to some thoughts on the significance of the works to society. Among them, he ought to take in that both works convey the idea that it is necessary for all those who become educated and taught the ways of the academic and knowledgeable world that they must not allow themselves to be corrupted by hubris and the overwhelming negative influence of the general population. In addition, to remember always, as Henrik Ibsen said in his play, An Enemy of the People, "The public is only the raw material from which a people is made," and that those who come into power have a responsibility to everyone to ensure their well-being"”physically, intellectually, and socially.   

In Sophocles' play, Oedipus, the King, there are various instances where Oedipus tries to escape his destiny—enlightenment—only to discover the truth that he cannot. Similarly, in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" the prisoner travails to understand and adjust to his newly visited environment. In both works, the men first had...

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In the play Romeo and Juliet...In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Lord Capulet is a very prominent character. He is wealthy and a leader in his community. He is a very loving father to his daughter Juliet, he is a very contradictory person, and he trusts everyone to do as they are told and to act appropriately. Lord Capulet is a loving father who deeply cares for Juliet. When he arranges the marriage between her and Paris, he is just trying to do what he feels is best for her. He knows Paris, being handsome and rich, will make a good husband to Juliet. When she refuses to marry Paris he goes into a violent rage, saying things he doesn't mean. "Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! / I tell thee what: get thee to church o'Thursday, / Or never after look me in the face."3.5.166-168. He feels that the marriage of the two will be beneficial for Juliet and he loves her so much that he doesn't mean to hurt her feelings. When Juliet "dies" he laments. "Despised, distressed, hated, martyred, killed! / Uncomfortable time, why cam'st thou now/ To murder, murder our solemnity? / O child! O child! My soul and not my child! / Dead art thou! Alack, my child is dead, / And with my child my joys are buried." 4.5.65-70. He cries out in a pain and anguish for his lost daughter Juliet. By showing emotion on account of her death and for her disobedience, Capulet shows that he really does care for Juliet and that he is a good father, wanting the best for her. Lord Capulet is a very trusting. He trusts Paris with his daughter, knowing that he would be a good husband to her. "Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender / Of my child's love. I think she will be ruled / In all respects by me. Nay, more, I doubt it not-" 3.5.13-15. He believes that Paris will keep his word and love Juliet. After the death of Tybalt, he is sorrowful, and I think that is one of the reasons he trusts that Juliet will agree with this marriage. When Romeo, at the beginning of the play, shows up at the Capulet party, Tybalt is angered. He tells Capulet that he would kill Romeo if he had his permission. Even though Romeo was of the Montague family, he still trusted him not to do anything bad at the party. "Content thee, gentle coz. Let him alone. / He bears him like a portly gentleman / And, to say truth, Verona brags of him / To be a virtuous and well-governed youth. / I would not for the wealth of all this town / Here in my house do him disparagement." 1.5.74-79. He knows that Romeo will do nothing to ruin the party so he tells Tybalt to let him be and to ignore his existence. He trusts people will do the right thing and that being the right thing is what he wants them to do. Lord Capulet is a contradictory person, meaning he has many opposing qualities in his personality. He is a mellow man, yet when he is provoked he can be very angry. At the masque he is very happy and mirthful. "Welcome gentlemen. I have seen the day / That I have worn a visor and could tell / A whispering tale in a fair lady's ear, / "¦ A hall, a hall, give room! "“ And foot it, girls.- / More light you knaves and turn the tables up," 1.5.25-32. He is provoked by the disobedience of Juliet, in her not agreeing to marry Paris. He yells and throws a huge fit. He also wants to fight with the Montagues, but he also wants to keep peace with them. At the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, a street fight breaks out when the servants of the opposing families start to quarrel. Capulet comes running in shouting: Capulet. "What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho!" Lady Capulet. A crutch, a crutch! Why call you for a sword? Capulet. My sword, I say. Old Montague is come And flourishes his blade in spite of me." 1.1.76-80. He wants to fight, yet later in the play, after the fight on the street he says, "But Montague is bound as well as I, / In penalty alike, and 'tis not hard, I think. / For men so old as we to keep the peace." 1.2.1-3. He says there that it will not be hard to keep the peace, so meaning he will keep the peace between his family and the others. Another example of him being peaceful in the play is when Juliet and Romeo really do die: Capulet. "O brother Montague, give me thy hand. This is my daughter's jointure, for no more Can I demand. Montague. But I can give thee more, For I will ray her statue in pure gold, That while Verona by that name is known, There shall no figure at such rate be set As that of true and faithful Juliet. Capulet. As rich shall Romeo's by his lady's lie, Poor sacrifices of our enemy." 5.3.306-315. It took such a loss for him to be peaceful. Lord Capulet has many contradictory aspects in his personality. Lord Capulet is a very important character in Romeo and Juliet. He plays the loving father, obedient citizen, mirthful friend, and the grieving family member. In all of these roles his different personality traits come out. His lovingness for his daughter and his trusting the other characters in the play are proof that he is a good man all in all.   

In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Lord Capulet is a very prominent character. He is wealthy and a leader in his community. He is a very loving father to his daughter Juliet, he is a very contradictory person, and he trusts everyone to do as they are...

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