Shakespeare 's Othello centers around the power of jealousy and how it can end up causing the death of a couple and some of those around them. Othello seems to grow incredibly jealous of his wife, Desdemona, and his lieutenant, Cassio’s fake affair that Iago, the villain, has convinced Othello of. As an act of jealousy, Othello decides to kill Desdemona to prevent her from hurting more men and then after realizing everything was part of Iago’s plan he kills himself due to the guilt he feels after having killed his wife. Shakespeare’s use of figurative language and symbolism in act 5 scene 2 reveals how even though Othello truly loves Desdemona, his jealousy for what he believes she has done has completely clouded his judgment and taken over
Then Tybalt is killed by Romeo seeking revenge. Romeo was banished by the Prince for killing Tybalt. Juliet’s parents, not knowing she’s already married Romeo, have her engaged to a man named Paris. In Act Four Juliet throws a fit about her engagement to Paris. Then she meets up with Friar Lawrence, and he gives her a poison that makes her look dead.
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
Creon has to live with the regret for killing Antigone, which led to the death of Haemon. When his mother discovered her son 's death, she hung herself and imputed it to the unwise father. “And for Haemon dead, her sons; and her last breath was a curse for their father, the murderer of her sons.”(Exodos, line 115). Eurydice, Haemon 's mother, had killed herself after figuring out that Creon’s stubbornness had killed her son. “Than she must die.
When he orders the murder of Macduff he orders the murder of his wife and family as well, an act of malice, not for his own protection. After speaking with the witches, he says, "Then live, Macduff. What need I fear of thee? But yet I’ll make assurance double sure, And take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, And sleep in spite of thunder."
In the play it is very clear that Antigone is very loyalty to her family no matter the consequence which cannot be said for Creon's family. Creon’s action about killing Antigone drove his own son and wife to kill themselves. Haemon begged his father to not kill Antigone but Creon’s need to be right was far much important than his loyalty to his son. Haemon's death contributed to Creon's wife death because she couldn't bare the thought of her son gone. After Creon heard the horrible news something changed about him as he stated “ I killed you, my son, without intending to, and you, as well, my wife.
Othello is presented as a respectful and honorable prince loved by all, but unexpectedly he grows an enemy, Iago. Iago vows to get vengeance on Othello because Othello made Cassio his lieutenant instead of Iago. Iago then takes control of fate in the play as he diabolically invents a plan to manipulate Othello into believing that Desdeomona was having an affair with Cassio. Furthermore, Othello’s tragic flaw was that he was gullible, therefore eventhough Othello was infatuated with Desdemona he chose to believe in Iago’s lies about Desdemona’s “affair”. For example, throughout the entire play, Othello committed irrational actions voluntarily because he was overtaken by jealousy that Iago developed with lies.
The son of Lord Montague drinks a poison right before Juliet wakes up, and Juliet awakens to the sight of her dead husband. In response, Juliet grabs Romeo's dagger, and, promptly, kills herself. A notable aspect of the play is that its portrayal of Romeo as an exceptionally hasty person due to his impulsive choices lead to grave blunders. Firstly, the story mentions that Romeo was heartbroken over Rosaline. However, he immediately attends a party, and falls in love with Juliet.
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.
Afterwards, Electra begins to shake and falls to the floor caused by a seizure: ‘The shakes take over her whole body. Then she falls to the floor. This is a full blown seizure.’ This seizure begins just after she murders her mother. Her and Orestes no longer feel itchy therefore they believe vengeance has been served and they have done the right thing by their father and the gods. The Electra complex also is shown throughout this half of the play as we see the dedication Electra has to her father and her desire to kill her to avenge him.