After pushing away every member of his family and causing confusion throughout the kingdom, Creon is faced with a new reality- he lost everything. He sent Antigone away to be locked up till her own death takes her, his son Haimon and his wife Eurydice took their own lives, and the prophet and people of the city look down upon Creon as he aches for his own death. Creon comes to a quick realization of his misfortunes at the sound of his poor wife 's last breath. With fear, he states "I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife.
I’d like to know” (Odyssey.9.274-276), not out of the goodness of his heart, but because he wants to destroy their ship. Odysseus, ever the quick thinker, realizes this, and instead of replying with the truth, which would leave him with no ship to sail back home with, he lies and says, “My ship? Poseidon smashed it to pieces / Against the rocks at the border of your land” (Oddysey.9.275-276). By not disclaiming
Pride is one of Odysseus' greatest weaknesses. It is what costs him so much loss of time on his way home. A good example of this is when he taunts the cyclops after blinding and outwitting him and is then cursed by Poseidon to keep the cyclops satisfied. His other big weakness is his curiosity. While we may not consider this a weakness, for Odysseus it is.
Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family. This is evident in the following quote: “Where once the anger of heaven has struck, that house is shaken” (Sophocles, pg.215). It can also reference the gods have the ability to cause great trouble to a person or family. Furthermore, this stanza, once again, implies that the gods will take revenge and bring hardship to the Oedipus’ family members. Especially may be referring to the fate of the Oedipus’ children, foreshadowing a curse that will continue to haunt Antigone.
Odysseus kill all of the Suitors with the help of his son Telemachus. The Suitors treated Odysseus very poorly. The Suitors were trying to marry Penelope and kill their son Telemachus. Odysseus loves his wife and dislikes the fact that these men are trying to get with her and kill his son Telemachus. So, he seeks revenge.
W.H. Auden once said, “The truly tragic kind of suffering is the kind produced and defiantly insisted upon by the hero himself so that, instead of making him better, it makes him worse.” This suffering is what makes a tragic hero, along with other criteria. As is common in all tragedies, Antigone by Sophocles contains a very obvious tragic hero. Of the many characters, two stand out with similar flaws, Antigone and Creon. They are both flawed in their excessive pride, or hubris.
In the novel, The Odyssey translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Telemachus gives a speech to Ithaca. He argues to the suitors about disrespecting his father Odysseus’ home even though they think Odysseus is dead and will never come home. Courageously, from the heart, Telemachus goes up against the suitors to state control over the key social practices of marriage hospitality. Telemachus’ speech was effective because it showed pathos, logos, and ethos. Telemachus looks and acts the part of his father, astonishing those who presumably knew him as a boy.
One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers. This play just goes to show that your actions can cause a chain reaction because in the end both Brutus and Antony ended up dieing all because they killed Caesar in the beginning of the play and they had lost the
Sophocles’ magnum opus Oedipus Rex details the story of a gallant king who falls from grace because of fate. The King of Thebes’ curiosity leads him down a blurry path between madness and sanity. He was a prideful and a figuratively blind man, and his pride was his metaphorical limp. Oedipus’ life and inevitable downfall, causes intense pity from the audience. Oedipus is a tragic hero because how the audience perceives him.
As Macduff sought out men to fight for the throne, he spoke of Macbeth’s treachery as follows: “Each new morn/ new widows howl, new orphans cry” (IV.iii.4-5). Macduff obviously thought terrible things of Macbeth, and blamed him for killing many men and causing grief throughout his kingdom. This makes Macbeth a tyrant and murderer, and having a tyrannical ruler like that causes fear in a nation’s people. This is shown before Macbeth went out to battle as he orders, “Send out more horses. Skirr the country round.
Saevus found his way out of the forest and got so mad at his uncle for doing what he did and became king and always is mad at everything.He wanted everyone to feel what he felt so killing the villager is a way he can have the people feel his pain. In a cave by the land there lives a mighty God named Tremus. He is the god of Earthquakes. One of his servants tells him about what 's going on in the land of Iustitia. The god gets so frustrated after hearing what the king has done to his people that live on the land.
Rage your heart out, rage with friends who can stand the sight of you. Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone is dead. Creon, Antigone, and Haemon all relive how pride leads to pressure; Creon’s pride blinds him to the injustice he commits against Antigone Creon has a lot of pride that he would allow Antigone to kill herself before he admit he
Odysseus won the competition set up by Penelope. After he won he slaughtered every wooer. Odysseus orders the unfaithful maids to take the bodies of the wooers outside and to clean up the mess he made. Odysseus then orders his son, Telemachus, to chop the unfaithful maids to pieces. Telemachus, taking things into his own hands, thinks this is too noble a death for these women.
Hercules is known for many of his adventures, but he 's also known for his acts of destruction. We can even see this in his early years when he kills his musical teacher with a lyre because he got frustrated. One of his main acts of destruction was the murder of his wife and two children. After coming home from one of his many adventures, "Hera visited him with a fit of madness" (Bleiberg) where he killed his wife and children. "When he came to his senses, Hercules was horrified be what he had done."
A tragic hero is defined as someone who “is of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. This person is fated by the Gods or by some supernatural force to doom and destruction or at least to great suffering. But the hero struggles mightily against this fate and this cosmic conflict wins our admiration.” (Tragic Hero Classical Definition) In Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, Brutus is the tragic hero. The reasons he is a tragic hero are that he is used by people who are close to him, Brutus kills his best friend for the good of Rome, and he ends up ruining everything he is trying to protect. Brutus loves having the chance to be noble.