Blindness Vs. Sight In the plays Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles, the city of Thebes deals with two kings, who cause great pain to the city. In the play Oedipus the King, Oedipus is the very tempered king of Thebes, in which this city has a plague. Little does Oedipus know after blaming everyone else, he is the real cause of the disaster. In Antigone, Oedipus’s daughter Antigone sets out to bury her brother who’s considered a traitor.
Another example of Creon and his law would be in the Exodos. After all the misfortune he has gone through with losing his family, he makes his admission of guilt, “I have killed my son and my wife/ I look for comfort; my comfort lies here dead… Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust” (Exodos. 135-136, 138). Fate is caused by the gods, who Creon has defied with his law. His fate is losing his family as a result of his excessive pride.
For instance, in Act 3 Scene 1, Romeo states, “In my behalf. My reputation stained/ With Tybalt’s slander- Tybalt that an hour” Tybalt’s lies damaged Romeo’s reputation. The people in Verona already thought of him, a Montague, as a nuisance because of the ancient grudge between their families. Now they think of him as worse because of the lies that escaped from Tybalt’s lips into the ears of the citizens. It became worse for Romeo when it was said that he was the one who had killed Tybalt.
Daily business habits that convey self interest and lack social feeling towards others contaminate society in general, making it difficult for people to pursue their conscience in the civilized way they desire. Even the people with good motives are forced to, under the constraints of the business world, defend themselves to the best of their abilities neglecting morality. Society usually neglects the fact this personal protection includes damage to another person. This constant practice of making decisions for selfish reasons that is encouraged by society’s work force deforms people’s decision making skills, making them more immoral. Self interest is the giving into social pressures in order to survive in
Poor Pentheus was toyed and tinkered with until his very last breath by none other than his own cousin, Dionysus. His choice, as king of Thebes, to repress the all-powerful god not only lost him his kingdom, but ultimately his life. The Bacchae of Euripides is a true battle between the strength of a king and the power of a god. Dionysus showed no mercy, and his power destroyed a family. He sought revenge, and revenge he got.
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.” Creon implores that he has been blinded by his pride and that he didn’t see that Haemon’s ultimatum and love for Antigone would be the reason why Haemon would kill himself.
And so he goes to heaven, And so am I revenged. That would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven” (3.3.78-83). In this quote, Hamlet mistakenly thinks that Claudius is praying since he on his knees and this shows the true anger that Hamlet has. Just killing Claudius isn 't enough, Hamlet must make sure that Claudius is being sent directly to Hell where he will suffer for eternity. One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius.
One of the quotes in the play being, “HAMLET: O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God, How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world!” (1.2.133-138) He’s stating the futility of life after the death of his father and taking of his throne. This scene takes place soon after he learns about his misfortune. He’s driven further into insanity when he learns that the man who stole his
A tragic hero is a character who makes a mistake due to a flaw that inevitably leads to their own destruction. The play Antigone is a very good example of showing what a tragic hero is. This play was written by Sophocles and tells the story about Antigone’s uncle, Creon, declaring to only bury only one of her two brothers after they killed each other in a battle over ruling the kingdom. She goes against her uncle’s law and buries Polynieces, who was left unburied while Eteocles was. Creon finds out about her doings, and sentences her to live in a cell until her death.
The despair that pangs my heart is only the beginning of my troubling sorrow. I Chancellor Constantine Wolfgang have been run out of my home, drove away by the mad king of Chillingham castle. If only the king would be reasonably, but he is indulged in his own self-glory that none shall help if it make him look weak. A warning that Ruvik was coming to take the Kings head, but no the king said “Ruvik has been dead for years I remember plunging my sword deep into his heart.” The King laughed at me yet I pleaded and pleaded and then my worst mistake threatening my king to listen to my admonitions. The king walked up to me and unsheathed his dagger he gouged my left eye and told the men to take my away to exile me far from the kingdom for my insubordination.
He lives in the shadow of his brother Don Pedro because bastards are lookdown upon. He is an unhappy and bitter man because of the stigma of bastard on him. He trys to foil the relationship between Hero, the daughter of Leonato and Claudio but he get caught. Edmund is the bastard son of Earl Gloucester in King Lear play by Shakespeare. He is jealous of his brother Edgar the legitimate son of Gloucester.