While Hamlet is full of self-doubt and conflicting emotions, Laertes is quick to attempt to avenge his father. Laertes immediately jumps to the conclusion that King Claudius is the murderer of his father and he seeks vengeance. He is willing to storm into the Demark court – without thinking – and tell King Claudius that, “only I’ll be revenged most thoroughly for my father” (4.5.132-133). In contrast to Laertes’ sudden actions, Hamlet ponders the chance to kill the man responsible for his father’s death. Even when Claudius is alone and the option is available, Hamlet fails
The Odyssey have many underlying themes, one of which is the deadly sins. The deadly sins Pride, Wrath, and Greed are vital to the plot and progression of the story. Pride is one of the main things that plagues Odysseus throughout his journey. At times his arrogance and pride gets the better of and causes a massive conflict. One of the worst moments where his pride got the better of him when he blinded Polyphemus and escaped.
A tragic hero must experience peripeteia, a downfall, recognition, and catastrophe. In the beginning, Creon is appointed the King of Thebes the city of Thebes appoints Creon as king. Being king makes him happy and As king, Creon feels powerful yet fears anarchy. ; however, it also causes his downfall. His first edict prevents anyone from burying Polyneices because in Creon’s perspective, Polyneices attacks Thebes as a traitor.
The main character of this novel, Hamlet, is seem to be quite a mentally disturbed man after he discovered his deceased fathers murder to be his uncle. Hamlets obsession of uncovering the murder mystery and exposing his uncles lead to his strive for vengeance, yet his procrastinating ways keeps him from doing so. Though he appears sane at the beginning of the novel it is truly obvious he doesn’t remain as so while the plot thickens. Along with the many rhetorical devices used in Shakespeare’s novel, Hamlet, Sarcasm can be found
Another action where Oedipus’s sense of pride led to his downfall is during the beginning to the play. When the plague is happening and his people is suffering because of his compassion for his people, he sent Creon to go to Delphi. When he learned that he have to investigate the murder of King Laius, he quickly without thinking curses the murderer, unknowingly cursing himself “I curse that murderer; if he is alone, I curse him! If he shares his guilt with others, I curse him! May His evil heart beat out its years in sorrow,” (pg 193).
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.
Oedipus the King, translated by Thomas Gould, is a very interesting and complex story. Throughout this mythical story of incest and patricide, Oedipus tries to find and expose the killer of King Laius. Little does Oedipus know, it was he who killed the former king of Thebes. In the beginning of the play, citizens of Thebes beg Oedipus to lift the plague that threatens to demolish the city. Oedipus sends his brother in law, Creon, to the oracle to learn what needs to be done.
Hamlet argues, “And so am I (revenged.) That would be scanned: / A villain kills my father, and for that, / I, his sole son, do this same villain send / To heaven. (3.3 80-83)” While many rush to fault Hamlet for failing to stab Claudius right at this moment, Hamlet asses the situation as one where he still doubt’s Claudius sin. Therefore, from Hamlet’s perspective, it is rational to wait until a time when Claudius has been proven guilty to kill him. A time where he will not be granted direct access to heaven and will be forced to roam the Earth, much like his father’s ghost.
First of all is the main man himself Oedipus the king of Thebes. (Sophocles pg.1070) He goes on the quest to find the man who killed the old king, and stop the plague on his city of Thebes. But on the journey he finds out about from his wife the prophecy of the old king to be murdered on the crossroads by his son. Oedipus then finds out that the son of the king was abandoned by
The rules of the Empire helped the religion gain followers and territory because the ideas and rules were desirable and ethical. A feeling of security made Islam a popular religion. In the verses from the Qur’an, which consist of the teachings and words of Allah, revealed through Muhammad, it tells the rules and expectations of the Muhammad and the Empire. The Qur'an also tells how if the rules are followed, men and women shall enter paradise, and blissful promises are also made if rules are followed (Doc B). A feeling of security at the conclusion of life, led many people to become Muslim so the Empire could expand.
That day they lost not only a general, but a man whose job was to help the people. He was seen as an ambitious man who needed to be stopped. Right before Anthony gave his speech Brutus came to explain why the murder was a just cause. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Anthony shows his ability to tell the truth through dishonesty and irony. He starts off his eulogy by saying “Friends romans countrymen, lend me your ears;” he uses this as an introduction