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And this is the tragedy of being a hero. In the play Oedipus the King, the character of Oedipus is at firs portrayed as the wise one who solved the sphinxs riddle, saved Thebes and became its king. Self determination and confidence round him up, albeit with a mix of hot temper and uncontrolled anger.
Beowulf, on the other hand, is the brave and all time warrior of Geatland. Steadfast loyalty to his people and a sense of pride for his successes in battle make him the ultimate hero.
What is strikingly common to the two characters, however, is the paradox of their strength being their weakness.
In fact, as both the play Oedipus and the epic Beowulf show, their ruthless self confidence and determination pushed them to their fall. It is because society expects a lot from its heroes, that most go into their extremes and ruin their lives.
Oedipus is the man who dared to tempt fate. His confidence is embodied in the belief that he holds his destiny in his own hands. After overhearing a drunk refer to him as a bastard, he immediately consulted an oracle to know how it is possible that he, the son of a king, would be a bastard.
Instead, he is told that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Like his real father, King Laius, Oedipus determines to change the wheels of fate. He decides to run away from the palace of Corinth, so as to avoid the oracles prophecy.
Unknown to him, this one move, trying to run away from fate, brought him closer to the destiny he sought to evade. He was determine to make things happen his way, but in so doing orchestrated his own destruction.
Beowulf exhibits this trait when he sought to kill the dragon. As king, he was getting old and most likely, weakened by age. But then, he was the most respected warrior that Geatland ever had. Even when it was obvious that challenging the dragon was suicidal, his confidence, perhaps with a tinge of pride, compelled him to take a dangerous course.
But the difference between the two is the circumstances and motives of their actions. Oedipus could not be said to be inspired by the bravery of Beowulf.
On the contrary, his self confidence, the conviction that he can do it, or rather he ought to do it, was fed by the fear that the prophecy could be fulfilled if he stayed. Thus, essentially, he was running away from a crisis, rather than facing the challenge.Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, the center and main focus of this story, is described as being a man in his show more content Her control of the relationship continues as, through circumstances, she is the one to bring their romance to an end.
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Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, the center and main focus of this story, is described as being a man in his thirties, attractive and elusive, and well aware of his appeal to women.
He is oppressed by his wife who, through her shallow self-righteousness, creates a hostile home environment; as a result, he is afraid of her. The Lady with the Pet Dog begins in a light, free-flowing manner, and the reader discovers the motives, dominant personality traits, and opinions about women of the main character, Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, through his musings at the beginning of the story.
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The story does focus largely on Gurov, his perspective, his thoughts, and his story, the narrative voice of "Lady with the Dog" is allowed total omniscience In “The Lady with the Dog” there are two characters the Lady with the Dog (Anna Sergeyevna) and Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov.