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J Douglas Boyd11499 Society Literature and TruthPeriod 5 Truth Ideas Which Reflect Personal Belief When a writer composes a piece of literature his sole task should be to convey the truth of the subject matter he is discussing no matter what the medium of his writing may be A truthful idea for me is authenticated by my own personal beliefs but not one idea can be truthful to all Sophocles George Orwell Joseph Conrad and WH Auden share what they believe to be truthful ideas with their audiences Through a writers ability to verbalize ideas and with the use of their personal writing style what is truthful to that writer can be conveyed to that writers audience it is up to the audience to decide whether what the writer believes to be truthful is truthful to them Sophocles was a great teller of truth This is shown to me in his plays Oedipus and Antigone Sophocles was able to put into words the true feelings of desperation one may feel Both Creon from Antigone and Oedipus were shown the truth of what their lives have come to for Creon his poor judgment management led to the death of some of his loved ones Oedipus dealt with the horrid realization that his belief in the idea that he was the controller of his own fate was false and that the oracle was correct Both of these tragic figures did not fully understand the drastic effects of what they had brought upon themselves I at times demonstrate some of Creons poor judgment and lack of priority management From what I accept as true from Sophocles tale I learned that I should think things through so as not to do anything that could later be detrimental Many people believe in fate I personally do not but I do believe in misery and if someone brings it upon themselves they must deal with it accordingly
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