Literature: Power of Emotion

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B. “All literature shows us the power of emotion. It is emotion, not reason that motivates characters in literature.” – Duff Brenna. Using TWO characters we studied this semester (they may NOT be from the same play) discuss whether it is indeed emotion that motivates them in action and in thought. In Antigone by Sophcles, and in macbeth by shakespeare, we see that both antigone and macebth act and think out of emotion, macbeth wants to be king of scotland very badly, and kills many people to get this position, antigone wants to bury her brother because she thinks it the right and moral thing to do, she does this even though knowing that she will probably get killed. we see that both these characters act out of emotion, antigone out of good reasoning, and the macbeth out of thirst for power.

B“All literature shows us the power of emotion. It is emotion, not reason that motivates characters in literature.” – Duff Brenna. we could see examples of this in anitgone by sophcles, and in macbeth by shakespeare. In Antigone by Sophcles, and in macbeth by shakespeare, we see that both antigone and macebth act and think out of emotion, macbeth wants to become king of scotland very badly, and kills many people to get this position, antigone wants to bury her brother because she thinks its the correct and moral thing to do, she does this even though knowing that she will probably get killed. we see that both these characters act out of emotion, however antigone out of good reasoning, and macbeth out of thirst for power. macbeth wants to be king, and he realizes that in order to be king he has to kill many people, and so he does because he acts out of his emotions.antigone wants to bury her brother the traitorous polymecious, even though the king decreed that he will kill anybody who tries to bury him. she too acts out of emotions here, saying that it is the right thing to do, especially since its her brother.

we know it is emotion that motivates

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