He failed his parental duty to take care of his child and his needs and as a result he got Elizabeth killed. Finally, Victor learns that he has been in the wrong the entire time so he pledges to end his creation even if its the death of him. “I, who irretrievably destroyed thee by destroying all thou lovedst. Alas! He is cold, he cannot answer me” (237).
On his journey to get away from whom he thought were his parents, Oedipus kills a group of men. Oedipus is blind to the fact that one of the men was King Laius, who he will later learn was his father. Although the very poor and cruel decisions that Oedipus and Jocasta make ultimately lead them to their fate, they were blind to the extent of most of their decisions. Once Oedipus and Jocasta learn that they are mother and son, they are both mortified. Jocasta commits suicide because she is so ashamed of her decisions.
Sophocles gives purpose to Haemons’s suicide by demonstrating that its cause was not only his love but also to expose his father’s illogical and prideful actions. He states “Then she’ll die—and in her death kill someone else.” after Creon refuses to change his mind because of his pride. He states this in love because he doesn 't want to live without her so he 'll die with her. The character attempts to convey his emotional frustration as the final possible way of getting his father 's attention on this subject. His father responds by saying “are you so insolent you threaten me?” he answers “where’s the threat in challenging a bad decree”.
Antigone could not live her life suffering because of her brother, therefore she withdrew the punishment, which led to her taking her own life because she was not able to honor her brother in a proper burial. Not only did Antigone die for what she believed what right, but she sacrificed her own life for the gods’ law. Divine law vs. man’s law and the “place” of women are two of the many main themes of Antigone. The theme divine law vs. man’s law is brought up when Antigone had asked
Last but not least, in this tragedy Laertes plays an important role. He is the last character to conclude all the actions with a big dishonesty. He has been used as a pawn to Claudius. Because he is hurt after his father and sister`s death. Profiting from his pain, Claudius convinces Laertes to avenge in such a dishonest way.
Even the title "tragic hero" sounds melodramatic. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero should have a certain traits. He decided that they should be pitied, they should disrespect the natural order, reverse their fate, have a tragic flaw, make an important discovery, and be put in an unavoidable situation (Meirow). In the book, The Great Gatsby, while Jay Gatsby is frantically searching for the American Dream, he displays each of the previous traits. His tragic flaw ends up killing him, affecting those close to him.
Most tragedies have a catastrophe, this is where the tragic hero suffers and brings their world to the brink of disaster. The catastrophe in Antigone was when Creon discovers that Antigone, Haemon and Eurydice had all killed themselves. This had devastated Creon and was the low point of the play. The nemesis in Antigone was Antigone, but it can also be argued the nemesis was Creon. Antigone was the nemesis to Creon because she had broken his laws and acted imprudently towards him afterwards.
However, when it comes to family he acts so inhuman that he doesn 't listen to his own son and even thinks about ruthlessly punishing his nieces Antigone and Ismene. On the side of Antigone, she is very dedicated to family and it is her greatest priority. She takes it so important for her slain brother to get a decent burial that it brings her to face the wrath of Creon and she eventually dies for it. In the world today, such care that Antigone portrays for the family is almost
“Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my husband?/That villian cousin would have killed my husband.” (22.214.171.124-101) In the gang fight, Bernardo and Riff were ultimately killed. Bernardo, Maria’s brother, was killed by her lover. Afterwards, she was much more bitter towards her partner, as she was close to her brother and unsure whether to forgive Tony or to leave him. She forgave him in the end, leading to one last punishment, seemingly from fate, as one last death would destroy both of the females in these storylines. Without realizing, their love had stopped the most simple of thoughts from occuring, “Why”?