Little does Oedipus know, he actually killed his father. Oedipus then finds out the truth when he talks to the Shepard about the murder of Laius. Oedipus had come the tragic realization about the events that have gone on when he found out that Oedipus is actually the killer of King Laius and the he is married to his mother. From there, Iocaste goes to her bedroom and hangs herself. Oedipus is notified of this and he rushes to Iocaste.
Soon after Haemon’s suicide, Eurydice kills herself too. Creon has begun to feel this heavy burden on his shoulders. All these deaths started because of his one choice to send Antigone to the cave. His emotions are being poured out “alas for me… the guilt for all of this is mine- it can never be removed from e or passed to any other mortal man” (Sophocles, 1463-1465). Creon is feeling numerous emotions after his downfall.
Antigone is one of the greatest tragedies ever written by Sophocles. There is a controversial question about this play: Who is the tragic hero? Could it be Antigone or Creon? Even though the play’s name is Antigone, but as I read the story. A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness.
When you say your going to do something, you better do it. Words may indeed lie, but actions always tell the truth. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet the protagonist Hamlet goes through numerous tragedies that cause him depression. His father dies, and his mother marries his uncle. This stress put on him is what essentially created his tragic flaw.
(5. 109-111) Creon’s death sentence for Antigone led to his son’s suicide, which then caused the suicide of his wife. The reader feels pity for Creon for his lack of time to grieve and his tragic mistake that led to the loss of his family, this demonstrates his goodness. Creon, recently succeeded to take the throne of Eteocles, making him king. Therefore, giving him the title of royalty and showing superiority.
He’s left with nothing and forced to accept his faith that was caused by his pride and arrogance. Aaii---mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death. You see us here, all in one family---the killer and the killed. Oh, the profanity of what I planned. Alas, my son, you died so young—a death before your time.
Both of these plays focus much of the father son relationship around death. In Death of a Salesman the thing that brings Biff to have an epiphany and want to try and please his dad is when his mother Linda tells him about when his dad tried to kill himself using the tube, learning that his father has tried to kill himself many times before. In Hamlet there is death all over the place but there’s one death that makes the play what it is. That is the poisoning of Hamlet, it is what starts off the story, and the reason the that this father son relationship is brought out to light. Death changed both of the sons, in a way to please their
Haimon my son, so young, so young to die, I was the fool, not you; and you died for me.” Creon implores that he has been blinded by his pride and that he didn’t see that Haemon’s ultimatum and love for Antigone would be the reason why Haemon would kill himself. Creon’s decisions have lead him to lose his son and his wife, which is where his downfall begins. Creon becomes the tragic hero because he has endured pain from the deaths of his family. By not listening to Teiresias or anyone, but only to himself because he believes what he is doing is right, the death of his loved ones were
Sure, all are punished, but what happens after the initial grieving? By not providing answers, the audience is bound to feel sympathy for Romeo and Juliet. In the play, they solved an everlasting problem and with the death of both a Montague and a Capulet child, the vendetta between the two families ended. The endings of both provide sympathy in different ways. In the play, the reader feels sympathetic because the only way to end the strife was with many deaths.
Hamlet is once again struck by tragedy when the one that Hamlet is presumed to love dies. The queen proclaims simply, “Your Sister’s drowned, Laertes” Hamlet (IV, vii, 88). It seems that Hamlet’s one love in the play has died from falling into the water and drowning. This is also right before Hamlet concedes that fate is out of his hands. This would also be the moment that Hamlet decides to finally go through with his plan to kill his Uncle.