For Oedipus, it was him killing his father and marrying his mother because of the prophecy that couldn’t be escaped since all the actions he was trying to make to escape the prophecy are what caused it. In Oedipus’ case the readers could empathize and understand because he didn’t know that he killed his father or married his mother. He was attacked on
He could send troops and let someone else deal with the dragon but he does not. He faces the dragon himself like a true hero would. Knowing an enemy this strong could kill him he fights regardless in order to protect his people. Beowulf killed the dragon and gave his life for his people truly the actions of a hero. Even as a king he has nothing to prove to anyone by facing the dragon, which shows that he does not fight for himself he fights because he believes he needs to.
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
He says with a little surprise or twist to the plot: “I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself And falls on the other (1.7.25-28).” Macbeth is just so ambitious for his power of the throne that he will do anything to get it even, if he knows it's morally wrong and goes against everyone else. Macbeth's greed and ambition is overwhelming him, and it's clouding his real thoughts that he used to have as a normal person before he had the chance to become so powerful, his greed and ambition will be the end of him. Being already so ambitious and greedy for his throne of power, he goes to far lengths to get what he wants, and then after he has what he wants, the power then takes him over and he not only becomes worse, and abuses the power, he starts to frighten his own wife, the person who got him going on becoming the king. Macbeth after
Odysseus told the defeated and now blind cyclops his identity. He risked him and his entire crew of danger and curse. Because he bragged to Polyphemus, the travel home from the war was cursed with danger and it was going to take a long time. Belle and Odysseus are both heroes but they do to have the same
He suffered immensely during his voyage back home. The main reason Odysseus couldn't go home was that he infuriated Lord Poseidon. “Poseidon is stiff and cold with anger because Odysseus blinded his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, the strongest of all Cyclops… The Earthshaker has been after Odysseus ever since, not killing him, but keeping him away from his native land” Odysseus desperately longed for home after fighting the war at Troy. Nevertheless, his desire could not be fulfilled because he maddened a god. As a consequence, Odysseus was kept away from Ithaca.
His memory was so awful, that after they ran out of there, he didn’t remember what he had done. All this does, is prove once again that George made the right decision. Killing Lennie was the kindest thing George could’ve done for him. Curley is always trying to start fights, so when Lennie, a very large man, shows up at the ranch he tried to assert his dominance. Lennie ends up crushing his hand, which makes Curley hate him even more.
The dragon influences Grendel to believe killing would solve his problems. The effects turned negative and caused Grendel to pave his death. Grendel ditched the Shaper's theories and wholeheartedly followed the dragon. "I no longer remember exactly what [the Shaper} sang"(77). Grendel became enraged by the Shaper's song.
Banquo’s presence in my eyes hurt the king, causing him to commit actions that he would previously not attempt. Leading so far that Macbeth then takes the life of Banquo. Macbeth’s life was altered when he and Lady Macbeth chose the bloody path to take the throne. Their emotions and feelings changed after that day. They began to hurt inside, feeling nothing or hopelessness.
None of the other clan members gathered were willing to kill the other messengers, scared of the consequences. Although, it is quite ironic at the end of the novel that Okonkwo kills himself. All throughout the book, Okonkwo emphasizes the importance of not presenting himself as weak, fearful he may mimic his father. However, the colonization process completely destroys him representing the psychological effects colonization has on the