When Hamlet discovered that it was King Claudius that had killed his father, Hamlet maps out a process in which he would go about the death of Claudius. He ponders and thinks of the repercussions that may arise in every situation. At times, he inadvertently lets his emotions get the best of him. For example, his plan of revealing Claudius’s guilt through the observation of the self-reflecting play called “Mousetrap” works as Hamlet had intended. However, Hamlet’s impatience overcomes his control, allowing Claudius to realize the motives of Hamlet.
This is evident after Tybalt kills Romeo’s good friend, Mercutio, Romeo seeks revenge and kills Tybalt. The prince then punishes Romeo by banishing him from the country. This event was caused by fate. Fate played out events specifically so Mercutio could die. Romeo backing down from fighting Tybalt and Mercutio taking his place was caused by fate.
One example of freewill in oedipus life is in the beginning when there is a plague in Thebes that can only be stopped by finding King Laius’ killer. Oedipus tells Creon that he curses the killer of Laius to live in exile, “Now my curse on the murderer, Whoever he is a lone man unknown in his crime or one among many, let that man drag out his life in agony, step by painful step” (Sophocles, 35). This quote shows free will because Oedipus tells Creon that whoever is the killer of Laius, he is going to send him to exile in the mountains. Instead, he could have said he would kill the killer of Laius or send him to prison. Oedipus uses free will to make his own decisions.
Macbeth breaks the order when he kills Duncan and it leads to chaos. Order is only restored when the rightful king sits on the throne. The play is a tragedy, which means that the protagonist has a fatal flaw that results in their downfall, but it also makes the audience feel sympathy for them and it applies to Macbeth because he gets consumed by his hunger for power. The ancient Greeks were also invested in the concept of Moira or destiny since the Another interesting aspect to look at it in
Unfortunately, his unclearness leads to his downfall. Odysseus on the other hand uses physical disguises rather than artificial madness to deceive his enemies and achieve his ends. Odysseus is masked as a mendicant when he first reaches his home: Soon after, Odysseus came in, looking like an
Macbeth hallucinates a vision of a bloody dagger pointing him in the direction of the king, and interprets it as a sign to go through with the murder; however, he goes back on his word a moment later, doubting its significance: “Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible / To feeling as to sight? or art thou but / A dagger of the mind, a false creation, / Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?” (Shakespeare II.
Hamlet’s actions with respect to Claudius with Creon’s action with respect to Polynieces have some similarities, and also have differences. The most important character in Antigone by Sophocles is Creon, who is the antagonist in the play. The most important character in Hamlet by William Shakespeare is Prince Hamlet, who is the protagonist in the play. Creon’s selfishness and cruelness leads to multiple deaths, and Prince Hamlet’s patience to get revenge led to multiple deaths in the Hamlet play.
In the play Antigone, Sophocles tells the story of the titular character as she buries her traitorous brother in defiance of a tyrannical despot. Through this action, the play asks the question of whether the laws created by one man “could override the gods, the great unwritten, unshakable traditions,” (504-5). Some may argue that Creon's decree is merely one of necessity, an unavoidable evil to allow the city of Thebes to heal and unite. He is a patriot holding his city together in times of strife. While Creon may believe this, saying "our country is our safety" (211), it is actually his lack of love that causes him to deny Polynices his burial.
This temptation for the crown fuels Macbeth’s ambition and thrusts him into unnecessary action, which ultimately leads to his downfall. Similarly, in The Crucible temptation is also present. It is a major belief of the Puritans that once a sin is committed it cannot be washed away. John Proctor is a character that is portrayed as an honest and good man, but he falls into temptation and sins. Abigail says to Proctor, “I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I come near!
Creon saw no wrong in his actions of killing Antigone, ignore the blind prophet or not burying a restless soul but the town`s people noticed how atrocious that the new King was acting. Haimon predicted that soon they would get fed up and come after him for his death. Hamion is a major character in the play Antigone and helps outline the details of the citizens and even Creon. Hamion acted as Romeo from the common play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In Romeo and Juliet, there is a young couple who commit suicide in the name of love.
As the play unfolds, we see Oedipus’ virtues and weaknesses lead him to his own demise. Unfortunately, the audience can see Oedipus fate being sealed before he can see it himself. This has been provided through Sophocles use of foreshadowing. Oedipus ' sense of responsibility for his city-state drives his search for the truth, the truth that ultimately destroys him. One can say Oedipus is solely at hand for his downfall by the actions he pursues, however one can also note that if the secret of the god’s oracle was not kept hidden, his own end would have never reached fruition.
Thematic Essay Almost all humans believe in either two things: there is an exact set plan for everyone or that they decide exactly what they do with their lives. Many people swear by the fact of fate, others just think it to be a myth, some think they can take whatever path in life they want, and some believe in the aspect of fate and believe they can escape it. Oedipus and his parents from Sophocles, Oedipus the King, are not any different from many humans in that they try to escape fate. When Oedipus is born, his parents send him away to be killed trying to escape their fate; the prophecy they were given.
OEDIPUS THE KING-SOPHOCLES DRAMATIC IRONY ESSAY SUMAIA FARAH In the play Oedipus the King, is a story that takes place in Thebes, Greece. This mythological sytory is about a King named Oedipus who has fulfilled his familie’s curse of killing his father Laius ( former king), and marrying his mother. Throughtout this mythical story, sophocles emphasizes the dramatic irony that enhances the tension throughtout the story. Dramatic irony enhances tension by making the readers anxious, by making it more interesting -attention grabbing.