The official definition of blame is: to find fault with; to replace responsibility for (Merriam Webster Dictionary). Oedipus Rex, Antigone, the gods of Olympus, and the people of Thebes all had a hand in the trouble that was brought upon Thebes. All of these characters actions in one way or another impacted the story and helped put the puzzle pieces of the fall of Thebes. Antigone’s father was the initial cause of the
Macbeth’s fate is not just determined by Malcolm reclaiming the throne, but revenge for murdering Macduff’s family. Macbeth’s fate is in the hands of Macduff either he will rise or fall. Macbeth suffers from the decisions that he makes. For example, when Malcolm and Macduff come back to battle him. Macduff says Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped.
Ophelia’s death is used to cause a rise in the emotions felt by the audience that understands the heartbreak of Ophelia’s death, the reason she died, and the way it had an impact on Hamlet. Despite the differences in the stories, they are very similar. Not only did the uncle murder his brother in both stories, but the sons, wives and lovers were all nearly identical. Both Hamlet and Simba were looking for revenge for their fathers’ deaths; the king’s brother took reign; the lovers were left depressed and sorrowful. On the other hand, Mufasa was casted through most of the movie and king Hamlet had already been murdered for two months before the story began; Hamlet’s mother married his uncle, Simba’s did not; Ophelia committed suicide from depression, Nala did
Both of the short stories are about revenge, murder and madness. The narrators of both the Tell-Tale Heart and the Cask of Amontillado have very different motives for committing the murder each of them commits. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator is insane and his motive behind killing the old man is that he cannot stand the sight of the old man’s “vulture eye”. He is tempted to close the eye forever, and so he does this by murdering him. Whereas, in The Cask of Amontillado, the reason behind the murder is revenge, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Additionally, Montressor’s jealousy is another reason because of which he murders Fortunato.
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”, Mercutio was murdered and cursed both the Montague and Capulet families in responsibility of his death. Both families played a major role in the cause of Mercutio’s death because of their refusal to push the generation old feud aside for the peace of the realm, they both allowed the hate to trickle down the ranks to the servants and townspeople, and by provoking arguments with each other, knowing the stakes are high and the tension is thick. Tybalt also played a significant role in the death of Mercutio, aside from being Mercutio’s actual murderer. The initial cause of the dispute is never actually addressed in the play, but it is clear that the hate brews on both sides. A good example of how deeply rooted the feud is during the opening act, Act 1 Scene 1.
Lady Macbeth who lusts for power and position. She affects in a negative way. Also, Macbeth couldn’t show his feelings, and what he thinks about killing Duncan. For example, she tries to persuade him to kill the king when she says, “what beast was ‘t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me?” So, lady Macbeth makes her husband more nervous and angry to kill his brother (the king).
Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead/Are but as pictures. 'Tis the eye of childhood/that fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, For it must seem their guilt.” (2.2.52-57). As a result of unrestrained ambition Lady Macbeth has gone senseless, she is blaming the murder of King Duncan on the innocent servants.
In addition, Macbeth also stated a line represented revenge. Similar to the guilt of Macbeth, Donalbain expressed his feeling after his lost of father, through a line that was symbolized with family and violence. Majority of times, blood in the play was used to show the story was going to be more sinister than previous to readers and also express character’s emotion. Through out the story, Macbeth struggle the most with the guilt. In the begging, three witches told Macbeth that he will become king eventually.
The death Laertes’ father, Polonius, causes him to return home, demanding answers for the crime. Once he is aware that Hamlet has killed him, he wants Hamlet to pay for what he has done. Then, immediately after, Laertes’ sister Ophelia dies which convinces him it is due to Hamlet’s insults and actions. He quickly puts together a plan with Claudius to fight Hamlet as a way of revenge. Laertes seeking vengeance on Hamlet is what drives the plot to its final scene, where the rest of the characters are killed and the kingdom
Within the stories both characters had very different motifs. In the play of Sophocles, Oedipus’s motif was to bring to justice a murderer for the sake of his city. While in Aeschylus’s play, Orestes purpose was to kill his mother in order to avenge his father’s death and escape an unwanted fate. Oedipus’s action to achieve his motif was to act quickly and send out his best men. Orestes actions in order to achieve his motif was to kill his mother and prove that this was an order from a
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.