Baucis replied back that he and his wife never wanted to be separated and to die at the same time. As they went into the underworld their bodies became tree stumps. The Quest of the Golden Fleece Athamas is a Greek king that got tired of his wife so, he married another one Princess Ino. Nephele was scared of her kids. Her kid Phrixus,was killed by Ino so her son could inherit the kingdom.
This casted a doom over Laius’s progeny in which he was accursed to be killed by his own son, who will later on get married to his wife (Sigmapublications.com). So after Oedipus’s birth, an oracle revealed this truth to Laius about the child. Laius thus impasse the child’s feet with pins and ordered Jocasta to kill it. However, nothing can go against the gods’ will, so overwhelmed with pity, Jocasta gave the child to a shepherd, who later on gave it to another shepherd. The former gave the child to the childless Pelops, King of
Certainly, they long to hand on the crown to the son, but both of them are murdered by their kinsman who wants to take this crown. The next one is Macbeth from Shakespeare 's play, who has the same characteristic as Scar from Allers 's movie. They are the kinsman of the king and also be the traitor who is eager to seize the power and rule the land. Moreover, both of them decide to dethrone the king by the regicide and die in pain with the same way as well. But the different thing between two of them is that Scar asks for a mercy before he is murdered, while Macbeth faces with the death without bending his head down.
Through a series of prophecies, Oedipus learns that he himself killed the king, who is his father, and married his mother, the queen. This drives him to become a blind beggar when his wife/mother commits suicide. Throughout the play, one can see that Oedipus’s fate was determined by forces outside his control, as seen by his lack of agency over the events leading to his eventual fate. The intractable gods’ manipulation in Oedipus’s fate is clearly shown by the various prophecies delivered by various oracles and prophets in the play. The first word of god in Oedipus the King commands the citizens of the plague-infested city to “drive out, and not to leave uncured within this country, a pollution we have nourished in our land” (96-98).
The Prophecy stated that Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. Oedipus is affected by the Prophecy in two main stages of his life. His infancy as the son of Polybus, and his adulthood as King of Thebes where the two stages of his life that were affected by the Prophecy. Oedipus, before Oedipus was born, a Prophecy arouse that would determine his fate. This lead his biological parents to give up their baby, by sending him to be murdered.
While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance. At the end of the feast which was set up for assassinating Banquo and his son, Macbeth is again terrified by the news that Fleance has fled and Banquo’s ghost will dried blood over his body. He said to the ghost: “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/ Thy gory locks at me.” (3.4.51-52) These reactions all showed his ambivalence and the hatred to
In Hamlet’s first soliloquy, the lines, “...within a month- / Let me not think on’t! Frailty, thy name is woman!..” (I.II.151-152) present the effect that Gertrude’s remarriage has on Hamlet, leading to him withdrawing himself and plotting for the revenge of his father. The man she marries is also a factor in the family’s ruin. Claudius begins the events of the play by poisoning his brother and assuming the crown, taking Gertrude as his wife. In the end, it is he who encourages Laertes to kill Hamlet due to the fact that Claudius perceives Hamlet as a threat to his own reign, a plan which ended in disaster.
They hide the baby and tell Saqa that Hakim killed and disposed off the baby. Back in the present, a reporter Rashida keeps trying to prove that Zainab is innocent but fails. Zainab says that why killing someone is a crime and giving birth is not. She said that she took revenge from her father. She asks why people give birth to children if they couldn’t feed them.
But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman. Later when Victor is told by his monster that he would leave to South America if Victor makes a second creation, he agrees until he selfishly destroys the second creation. “You have destroyed the work which you began...Do you dare to break your promise?” (181). Victor knew the consequences. He failed his parental duty to take care of his child and his needs and as a result he got Elizabeth killed.
The Freedom of Oedipus is the Freedom of Thebes: Why Oedipus Cannot be Free Until the Truth is Exposed In Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus, the theme of human fate versus free will is explored in the age-old tale of the king of Thebes who inadvertently murdered his father and married his mother. The play opens with Oedipus, a strong man and compassionate leader whom the audience can easily admire. By the closing of the play, a journey of self-discovery has lead Oedipus to his fall from kingship and exile from the city he loves, as well as the suicide of his wife and his self-blinding. However, though Oedipus begins in a position of power, he is not truly free. Living in fear of a destiny once foretold and burdened by his kingdom’s sufferings, Oedipus does not truly reach freedom until the truth of his situation is exposed.