In the Greek drama Antigone, by Sophocles, Eteocles has been given a proper burial, but Creon has issued a new law that banned the burial of Polyneices. He is not allowing anyone to bury him because in Creon’s mind, he is a traitor. Except, Antigone wants to bury him so he can go to heaven for all eternity. Antigone thinks that everyone deserves a proper burial, especially her own family. But, as a result to this there is a rift created between Creon and Antigone.
The story “The Cask of Amontillado” begins as the narrator, Montressor, tells the reader of the “... thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (533) and how he would get revenge. Montressor never tells the readers of the insult. The readers can foreshadow the retribution the narrator wants, however, they discover it has already been done because the story is merely a flashback. From the start, Montressor takes the reader on a spine-chilling, morbid adventure to resolve a conflict. Montressor’s main goal is to punish Fortunato for his words, but Montressor must get away with it.
When the two families were at the party Tybalt told his father that he was going to kill Romeo. Tybalt 's father said that Tybalt would not and Tybalt pushed his father and yelled then stormed off. [1.5.53-90] “Patience performance with willful choler meeting/Makes my flesh tremble in their different greeting/ I will withdraw;but this intrusion shall/ Now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.”. This proves the thesis because Tybalt gets mad when his father says that he can not kill Romeo. The king wants peace but Tybalt is blind to this peace.
While some may argue that Romeo is the one who killed Tybalt and should be taken blame, yet the reason for the fight between Romeo and Tybalt is due to Tybalt’s action of killing Mercutio, thus Tybalt is to be blamed more. Romeo is eventually also banished due to the killing of Tybalt. Tybalt’s horrible actions is what caused and eventually lead to the deaths of two and in time, the banishment of
The topic of Oedipus being innocent or guilty for his acts is contemplated amongst many. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus is on a search to take revenge upon whoever murdered King Laios; however, throughout the course of the play, Oedipus discovers that the assassin is himself, fulfilling his destiny. Through my eyes, Oedipus is innocent because he committed such acts unknowingly. He proves himself innocent through his continuous honor to himself, the Gods, and his people by fleeing from Corinth because of the prophecy, performing self-defense when encountering the King, and by brutally punishing himself for his unknowing acts. Oedipus is innocent of killing who he believes is his biological father, Polybos, because he flees from Corinth to avoid
In fact, we learn that he has had his excessive pride even as a young man and that it is his pride that leads him to unknowingly kill his own father. We learn that when he was younger he visited the oracle at Delphi and had it prophesied that he would one day kill his own father and sleep with his own mother, "Warned Laius that he would die at the hands of his son.."(Hamilton 268). In his state of anger he headed on the road again far away from his own city. A man and traveling companions were also on the road heading towards Delphi, and when they saw Oedipus, they ran him off the road. Due to his pride and anger, he struck out at the travelers, killing them
Creon says that Apollo plagued Thebes and pre- determined revenge through Laius’s murder. The plays portray Deus ex machina during a discussion between Creon and Oedipus. Creon tells Oedipus about the prophecy “then I will tell you what I heard at Delphi in plain words. The God commands us to expel from the land of Thebes an old defilement we are sheltering. It is a deadly thing, beyond cure we must; not let it feed upon us longer”.
The final similarity they share is that they both want death for the revenge of their enemy. Chillingworth wants his revenge on Dimmesdale to be death because he gives him remedies that keep him sick and kill him slowly while making sure he still feels guilty. . At the ending of the story, Chillingworth finally gets his wish when Dimmesdale collapses on the pedestal, confessing his sins to the whole town about committing adultery with Hester Prynne. Captain Ahab wants revenge on Moby Dick to be death as well.
The Blindness Of Oedipus vs The Sight of Teiresias In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus wishes to avenge his city by finding and exiling the killer of the former king, Laios’s killer. Oedipus asks Teiresias who the killer was, or at least for a hint in the right direction. At first, Teiresias refused to tell him but after Oedipus insisted, he finally relented. Teiresias was a blind man but knew that Oedipus was actually the murderer, while the king’s arrogance blinded him from seeing the truth. Teiresias is a blind seer, which is rather ironic.
Hamlet's overthinking and inaction led to several unnecessary murders. Hamlet knew that Claudius is guilty, yet he still wants to make sure, therefore Hamlet made a play that played out the exact way that Claudius had killed King Hamlet. Hamlet had done this in order to watch how Claudius reacts to make sure that Claudius is the one who murdered his father, “I’ll observe his looks, if he do blench, I know my course” (Ham.2.2.583-585) “Now might I do it pat, now’a is a-praying. And now I’ll do’t” ( Ham. 3.3.72-73), Hamlet says, as he is debating whether or not to kill the king as he prays and thinks to himself if he kills him now then the king will just go to heaven because he is praying.
At the scene of Romeo and Juliet’s death, Friar Lawrence confesses, “I am the greatest, able to do the least, yet most suspected, as the time and place doth make against me, of this direful murder. And here I stand, both to impeach and purge myself condemned and myself excused” (5.3.32-36). He explains that because he was there at the time of Romeo and Juliet’s death, he is suspected to have killed them. He should have been able to stop Juliet because he was there. Instead he chose to abandon the couple.