The suffering may be moral or physical; and in my opinion it is just as absurd to call a man a coward who destroys himself, as to call a man a coward who dies of a malignant fever. "( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774) The meaning is moral pain is same as physical pain, and when someone suffers a lot of moral pain, he can not live too. Except love, Werther is pessimistic when he faces other problems. He signs: “That the life of man is but a dream, many a man has surmised heretofore; and I, too, am everywhere pursued by this feeling. When I consider the narrow limits within which our active and inquiring faculties are confined; when I see how all our energies are wasted in providing for mere necessities, which again have no further end than to prolong a wretched existence.”( Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774) When he does not meet Charlotte, he always writes pessimistic things in the letter.
Oedipus' pride is turned to shame as he murdered of his father and his incestuous relationship with his mother was brought forward. He begins to lose those things that are most precious to him. First, he loses his mother and wife as Jocasta is found "hanging, the twisted rope around her neck" (1294). Next he loses his sight as he takes Jocasta's "gold chased brooches fastening her robe" (1299) and stabbed his eyes out. Finally, he loses his kingdom as Teiresias' prophecy is fulfilled: "blindness for sight and beggary for riches his exchange" (503-504).
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
Farewell!” For the valiant warrior, Othello, we must all learn that there is always more than one side of the story. Othello’s mind was so poisoned by Iago’s lies about Desdemona and Cassio that in his jealous rage, he forgot to find out the truth between Desdemona and Cassio from them and other witnesses. He loved Desdemona with all his heart and soul, but his pride and his gullibleness destroyed
“The one in the grave before her death, the other, dead, denied the grave. This is your crime.” (scene 5 lines 80-83). Tragically, Creon did not change his mind until it was too late. Finally, he realized, “the laws of the gods are mighty, and a man must serve them to the last day of his life!” He intended to free Antigone, but in the vault, Antigone committed suicide and Haimon followed. When Creon’s wife heard her son was dead, she killed herself as well.
He utterly disgusted with these accusations that he enters starts to point the finger at everybody but himself. ”Did you plot all of this, or could it be Creon?”2.5 Oedipus blindly ignores the truth and points the finger at everybody else, despite the evidence that are stacked against him. He believes Creon, who is like a brother to him, has conspired to take his crown. Instead of listening to the message he attacked the messenger and become a victim of his own downfall. Oedipus eventually comes to term that he is the reason for the curse of his beloved city.
Quickly thereafter, Romeo takes revenge for his fallen comrade, in turn killing Tybalt, leading to his excommunication. Hearing of her son’s exile, Lady Montague is tremendously struck with grief and dies of a heart attack, which is mentioned later on, as his happened offstage. At the end of the play, Juliet fakes her own death, to avoid marrying Paris and to be able to run away with Romeo, according to Friar Lawrence’s plan. However, Romeo was not properly informed of this scheme, so he thought Juliet had really perished. When Paris himself wanted to say his last goodbyes to Juliet, he found a grief-stricken Romeo, who murders Paris after a short duel.
what he discovered impacted him and ultimately ended with him being a tragedy due to his hubris actions which lead to his downfall, the cathartic effect that leaves the audience sympathizing with him, and his ignorance. Oedipus is portrayed as a tragedy because of his hubris actions that lead to his downfall. Oedipus believes he can change his own fate and run away from his own prophecy. The play, "Oedipus King Sophocles" translated by David Grene, Oedipus states that "he sent his rascal prophet to me since he keeps his own mouth clean of any guilt", this quote shows how Oedipus 's pride is getting in the way of believing the truth and reality. oedipus believes that they 're trying to point the finger at him.
When Oedipus finally discovers the truth about his past, his mother hangs herself before Oedipus could talk to her. As a result, he blinds himself with her necklace in order to punish himself for all the consequences he has lead up to this occurrence. However, before Oedipus stabs himself he states, “No more,// No more shall you look on the misery about me, // The horrors of my own doing” (Sophocles 69)! Oedipus repeats the words “No more” twice, this reinforces his negative thoughts about himself as he feels extremely ashamed of his actions and the consequences of his father 's death as well as the marriage with his mother. Through the repetition, it is clear that he is determined about his viewpoint and expresses self-destructive behaviors that inhibit Oedipus and as a result, he starts recapping the events repeatedly in his mind.
“My own blind heart has brought me from darkness to final darkness. Here you see the father murdering, the murdered son -- and all my civic wisdom! Haimon my son, so young, so young to die, I was the fool, not you; and you died for me,” (242 Sophocles). This shows that Creon’s pride was very strong that it led to the death of Haimon. As a character, Creon frequently changes throughout The Oedipus Cycle.
King Oedipus, Antigone’s father gouged his very own eyes when he found out that his wife is his mother, and her beloved brothers: Eteocles and Polynices, who killed each other in combat for the throne of Thebes. Ideally, royalty problems are kept behind closed doors; they have responsibilities and they should be cautious of their single movement or action. On the contrary, her flesh and blood family is not the typical royal family that they should be in the eyes of the public. However, her father, mother, brother Eteocles, and her ancestors, they all were graced during their deaths and thus are happy in the afterlife. She couldn’t allow Polynices to be left out of the family’s happy underworld union, the family is stronger together than separated.