“Wolves and lambs don’t share a common heart—they always sense a mutual hatred for each other” (Homer, Iliad 22. 327-329), this epic simile shows, Achilles’ actions brought on by justice for Patroclus’ death scream for blood. Achilles’ actions after killing Hector hurt Priam and his family, leaving them emotionally distraught and furious furthering the raging battle into Troy for fair Helen. Mortals have been shown to fight a war of vengeance and justice but the Gods also had a part in this
“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them.
In the Greek Tragedy Oedipus, Oedipus’ fate and lack of knowledge and arrogance leaves him and his family in shambles. Upon finding out that he is not only the reason everything in his kingdom of Thebes is dying, Oedipus also realises that he's has inadvertently fulfilled a prophecy saying that he will kill his father and mary his mother. Driven to the point of extreme anguish his wife/ mother changes her self, upon seeing that Oedipus gouges his eyes out. Later on in Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone Oedipus’ two sons have killed each other in battle before the play starts, and one of his daughters Antigone, ends up hanging herself because
There is the state of being prideful, and then there is blindness and pride. Those two do not go together, those have brought upon the downfall of many people. One of those includes the fictional character of Oedipus, Oedipus the King was a tragedy written by Sophocles. In the book, it is foretold to Oedipus that he will kill his father, and marry his mother. He denies the fact that it is impossible, till it is thoroughly pointed out to him that it has happened.
Once Brutus betrays his dear friend Caesar it causes all kinds of turmoil in Rome. One example of the turmoil it cause in Rome was it started a war between the conspirators and their followers and Antony and Octavius and his followers. This play just goes to show that your actions can cause a chain reaction because in the end both Brutus and Antony ended up dieing all because they killed Caesar in the beginning of the play and they had lost the
As more information is uncovered, Oedipus’ legacy is exponentially diminished as a childhood prophecy revolving around Oedipus, murdering his father and marrying his mother, is brought to light. Knowledge possesses the power to catalyse devastation in stages as demonstrated through Oedipus’ ignorance, his overwhelming curiosity, and his psychological anguish. From the beginning, Oedipus was raised in a legion of lies, believing Merope and Polybus to be his true parents. This cloak of ignorance not only shielded Oedipus from the knowledge of his biological parents, but allowed the prophecy to act as a catalyst for his fleeing of Corinth.
Everyone has been angry at someone at some point of time. Being mean doesn't show any respect of yourself or your parents. Why do we(people) be mean? Penelope's suitors was killed because they destroyed Odysseus's house, twisted his maids, and tried to marry his wife. The suitors destroyed Odysseus house when he was trying to find his way back home.
After pushing away every member of his family and causing confusion throughout the kingdom, Creon is faced with a new reality- he lost everything. He sent Antigone away to be locked up till her own death takes her, his son Haimon and his wife Eurydice took their own lives, and the prophet and people of the city look down upon Creon as he aches for his own death. Creon comes to a quick realization of his misfortunes at the sound of his poor wife 's last breath. With fear, he states "I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife.
With each loss, Achilles spiraled father and farther into insanity. During the war, a series of critical losses causes Achilles's sanity to disintegrate. Achilles losing his true love caused him to go on a rage. King Agamemnon had stolen Achilles's true love, Briseis, to replace his stolen girl. Achilles is enraged, and is not afraid to tell Agamemnon how he feels.
These previously God-loving citizens were warped for straying from their religion’s ideals. At one point, Reverend Hale approaches Proctor and his wife begging the question, “. . . you are rarely in church on Sabbath Day . . . why are you so absent?” (1170).
First, he was blind to the truth about his own life. Oedipus had no idea that his real parents were Laius and Jocasta, he was so blind that he got mad at anyone that would even suggest an idea such as that. As the story went on though, Oedipus could no longer run from the truth; he was forced to open his eyes to the reality and truth of his life. Oedipus killed his father and married his mother; he is the brother to his own kids and the son of his own mother. Oedipus was the one that was causing all of the downfall and bad times in Thebes.
Life is full of contradicting forces. The Bad pushes the Good away even though there won’t be a Bad without a Good. For the Greek, there was a god that represented this duality in life. Known also as Bacchus, Dionysus was primarily the god of wine. His mortal mother, Semele, fell in love with Zeus and died while giving birth to this contradicting force of nature.
In Canzoniere #23, Petrarch uses the classic tale of Ovid's, “Apollo and Daphne,” to symbolize his helplessness to Laura. Apollo was shot with an arrow, by Cupid, to find love at first sight, which created a chase after Daphne, the woman hit with an arrow to hate the person she first saw. The chase becomes to be known as a symbolization of unrequited love. Petrarch signifies his own life by reversing the gender roles and becoming Daphnne instead of Apollo. He changes the roles to express his vulnerability to Laura.
Hercules was the first man born a mortal and by the time he died, he was a god. The reason he was a good was because of all of the task he did, he had the strength of a good, he also had other traits that were as good patience, fortitude and endurance. Zeus was the last mortal son of Zeus. Hera was not happy that he had another child with someone else. When Hercules was just a toddler she tried killing him by slipping two snakes into his crib.