After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him. Oedipus’s imperfect nature stopped him from learning the truth from Teiresias before it was too late, and lead to great loss at the end of the play. Throughout the story of Oedipus the King, the imperfectly noble nature of Oedipus is displayed for all to learn from. His temperamental and overzealous nature made him argumentative and combative when Teiresias tried to tell him the truth about the murder, causing Oedipus to accuse his good friend Creon of being a usurper. The consequence of Oedipus’s imperfect noble nature was his eventual blindness and exile from the place he loved and cared for the
Creon is a misanthrope in the play, and as a consequence is not properly suited to be a good king of Thebes. In the beginning, Creon’s son, Haemon visits him to talk about the burial. His fiancé, Antigone was accused of burying Polynices, and was ordered to be sent away and locked in a cave where she could rot and think about what she did. Haemon argue with Creon for a long time, but Creon would not even listen to his own son about burying Polynices. Creon asked the Chorus,”Indeed!
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
Maybe having already gone the route of the weak man, he now had an interest in seeing if they would treat him any differently if he chose to all the sudden switch up his role and become someone that should not be messed with. Odysseus’s initial response was so angry and upset as if the man had deeply and personally affected him and what he stood for as a human. The situation could be this way because he may have actually pressed one of Odysseus buttons as Odysseus may have felt that what he was known for especially during the battle of troy was for being the heroic savior. Resultantly, by having someone question his strength, it may have felt as if they were questioning his abilities that made him that war hero. Furthermore, in his head this concept was tied so closely with whom he considered himself to be as a
So by being paranoid a person might ruin his connections with his friends or family. As Creon was throwing his fit of stubbornness his son tried reasoning with him. His son bringing in nature claims “ in flood-time you can see how some trees bend,/ And because they bend, even their twigs are safe,/ While stubborn trees are torn up roots and all”( Sophocles 571-573). This is easily applicable to everyone.Due to his stubbornness, that was created by his paranoia, Creon loses all positive connections in the world, making him wish death upon himself. Just as a normal person who can not live their life do to paranoia becomes
He is manipulative and tells Othello to “observe her [Desdemona] well with Cassio” (Shakespeare, 3.3:197). Iago feeds Othello with countless lies and makes him miserable with something that is not factual. He is determined to get revenge and he does not realize Iago stands insincere. Furthermore, Iago is selfish when he tells Othello, “I am yours for ever” (3.3:479). He betrays Othello yet still let’s him depend on him for his own
When a rescue mission on Duran Island goes terribly wrong, Jonathan Quinn is convinced that there was a malicious hand involved. He does not like the fact that someone thought that they could cold heartedly put people that he cared about in the line of fire for their own self-preservation. Now that he knows there is someone behind it, he will move heaven and earth to get even. Jonathan Quinn just got very mad, and the person responsible will regret getting into his cross hairs. The Barry award winning The Deceived is another incredible novel in the Jonathan Quinn series.
He then ruins his perfect get away by acting haughty and “shout[ing] out derisive words at Polyphemus”. This should have been enough. But Odysseus pride causes him to say his name and that if anyone was to ask how the cyclops lost his eyes, he should tell them of “Odysseus, sacker of cities, the son of Laertes, who lives in Ithaca.” As a result of this behavior, Polyphemus prays to Poseidon that the man should never return home, and Poseidon holds a grudge against Odysseus for blinding his son. He is withheld from returning home for twenty years and is considered punishment for his unreasonable taunts. But despite this, he is still a warrior worthy of praise for all his accomplishments and the last accomplishment in the book where he strings a bow that only he could manage to
In this particular section, the two most frequent figures are, of course, Odysseus, and Polyphemus; a cyclops. Unfortunately, the meeting of this creature is not very pretty. After scouting the land for everything they needed, all shipmates were ready to leave, when Odysseus objected, "I wished to see the cave man,". By saying this, he lead many shipmen to their demise, making Odysseus arrogant and careless, disregarding the lives of others for his own personal gain. Amidst the chaos that insued, Polyphemus is fooled by our hero through a tedious scheme.
Oedipus’ freewill is limited because he is misguided by his ambitious character. He is not willing to hear and try to understand Tiresias advice because he wishes to be the savior and hero of his town. After the injustice of banishing Tiresias from Thebes, he blindly continues to seek answers he later regrets to learn. Oedipus has a strong character and wishes to help the town, even at his own costs. The dramatic irony kept building up as Oedipus kept cursing the individual responsible for his
Now, whenever Rainsford even thinks about hunting, he will be reminded of this traumatic experience and will not hunt. A final reason that Rainsford will not hunt again because he is traumatized is, when he thought about what the General would do to him, he got really scared. Whenever Rainsford thought about what the General would do, it would send “ a shudder of cold horror throughout his whole body” (Connell 33). He is traumatized because he doesn 't know why the General would do something like this people just for fun. Rainsford will never hunt again because of all the traumatizing experiences he faced while being on the
Because Alexander the Great was weakened by both his drinking and fever, he was vulnerable. Any of his enemies who wanted to hurt him had their chance. Some of those enemies were Antipater, his tutor Aristotle, and any of the generals that may have turned against him. The one who most likely murder Alexander the Great was Antipater, Antipater had worked for Alexander the Great 's father Philip. Antipitar may have had a reason to kill Alexander the Great as, “Alexander sent orders for [Antipitar] to surrender his post and report to Babylon.” Antipater was not very happy with Alexander the Great for this decision as well as killing one of his companions Cleitus.
Creon becomes arrogant to admit his own mistake to keep his reputation as a wise prince. However, Machiavelli suggest that “when Prince and Minister are upon this footing they can mutually trust one another; but when the contrary is the case, it will always fare ill with one or other of them” (Machiavelli 63). Due to his hypocrisy and stubbornness, the brave soldiers of the country of Thebes are afraid him to report to him, and his wise subjects refuse to advise him. Creon’s inflexible mind and behavior provoke a clash between him and his subjects which would ultimately lead to his
Because he don not want any one know about he said the lie, and he want to teach his children be a good person in the world Although "The Crucible" is a powerful drama, it stands second to "Death of a Salesman" as a work of art. Mr. Miller had had more trouble with this one, perhaps because he is too conscious of its implications. The literary style is cruder. The early motivation is muffled in the uproar of the opening scene, and the theme does not develop with the simple eloquence of "Death of a Salesman." ---------By BROOKS