I think this isn’t because, the ghost of the king said, “Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature” is meaning he did some bad stuff when he was alive that he is not proud of (DOC.A). Also in the Treatment of Gertrude, hamlet accidently killed Polonius thinking it was the king spying on them in front of Gertrude, before Polonius dies he says “O, I am slain!”. Right after that Hamlet told his mother, Gertrude, that the new king killed his father, she didn’t believe and told him to be quiet that she couldn’t handle it. After that happened Hamlet sees the ghost of the king again, saying that “To speak to her, hamlet” (doc.
Lay violent hands even on me and soon. I act for the murdered king in my own interest”(134-144). This statement from Oedipus is an example of situational irony because Oedipus does not know that he will end up being the murderer of King Laius. This impacts the story because the audience has no clue that the killer will wind up being Oedipus
Through a series of prophecies, Oedipus learns that he himself killed the king, who is his father, and married his mother, the queen. This drives him to become a blind beggar when his wife/mother commits suicide. Throughout the play, one can see that Oedipus’s fate was determined by forces outside his control, as seen by his lack of agency over the events leading to his eventual fate. The intractable gods’ manipulation in Oedipus’s fate is clearly shown by the various prophecies delivered by various oracles and prophets in the play. The first word of god in Oedipus the King commands the citizens of the plague-infested city to “drive out, and not to leave uncured within this country, a pollution we have nourished in our land” (96-98).
Since Creon is more pragmatic and is not willing to take action, Oedipus takes action and threatens Tiresias to speak the truth. Once revealing the truth to Oedipus, he is quick to accuse Tiresias of being a false prophet and the murderer himself. “Know, I suspect you joined to hatch the deed;/Yea, did it--all but slaying with your own hands;/And if you were not blind, I should aver/The act was your work only,” (p. 15). Oedipus is quick to find someone who is culpable and in this situation it happens to be Tiresias. On doing so, Oedipus does not reflect on how his actions are causing him to dishonor the gods.
The tragedy is filled with dramatic ironies due to Oedipus’ ambition in finding King Laius’s murderer. As Oedipus was addressing the people of Thebes about the consequences that will follow the murderer, “Be driven from every house, being, as he is, corruption itself to us”(Sophocles 227-228). The dramatic irony is that Oedipus is the murderer himself but he does not know it yet, so the proclamation that he said should be applied to him. Alternatively, Tiresias replied to Oedipus after he insulted him for being “sightless” and “ senseless” and said, “There is no one here who will not curse you soon, as you curse me.” Tiresias said this because even though he is blind he can still see the truth of who the true murderer is. Therefore soon the people of Thebes will start to cursing Oedipus once they find out he was the reason behind the
Greek tragedies are disturbing stories that make it seems like the hero is destined to commit self-harm. For instance take Sophocles play 's Oedipus the King and Antigone, where both their destines meet its toll. Oedipus the King was written first, the play begins with the kingdom of Thebes under a pelage because someone killed former king Liaus. Oedipus being the solicitous individual that he is commits to finding the culprit without knowing he is condemning himself. Oedipus had to go through several individuals to realize he is his father 's murder and his prophesied was fellfield when it was said he would kill his father and marry his mother.
This much is true for Victor’s failure to take responsibility for not only teaching his creation about life but also failure to take responsibility for the actions of his creation. “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy… you shall be my first victim” (153). Victor’s knows that he is responsible for the death of William because he abandoned his creation and made the monster learn the hard way that he would not be accepted into society. But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman.
Iago has no proof that desdemona is cheating but because of his persuasive words and honest reputation othello believes him. Iago starts to mess with othello 's thoughts. Soon othello starts thinking and eventually planning his wife 's murder.Othello says to desdemona while trying to strangle her, Out, strumpet weep’st thou for him to my face...it is too late (Shakespeare 5.276-83). Othello is telling desdemona it 's too late to apologize for her cheating, no amount of tears will fix what she did. Othello has no evidence for believing desdemona slept with cassio.
He may have wanted to kill Claudius and had all of the evidence to do so but acting like he was crazy was not who he was. This led to his tragic flaw which was his indecisiveness to kill Claudius when he had the chance. If he did this and stayed true to himself and his immediate family, all of the death at the end wouldn’t have
/ It is a deathly thing, beyond cure; / We must not let it feed upon us longer.” - Oedipus hastily that the defilement, which is revealed to be the murderer of the former leader of Thebes Laios, must be removed. Little does he know, he is the the murderer that killed Laios and married his wife, and his murder “brought the plague-wind on the city,” a fact that is known to the audience but lost on Oedipus. An oracle revealed to him long ago when he went searching for the truth about his parents: “I went to the shrine at Delphi… The god dismissed my question without reply; / He spoke of other things. Some were clear, / Full of wretchedness, dreadful, unbearable: / As, that I should lie with my own
After they apologies Brutus says Cassius is “Yoked with a lamb that carries anger as flint bears fire.” The “lamb” is Portia 's death, which added to Brutus’ sorrow she died of grief of Brutus’ absence. After everyone else has gone to bed Brutus sees the ghost of Caesar, which makes Brutus release their troops early. Brutus follows Cassius into battle. Neither one of them know what is going to happen before the day 's end. Brutus then gets the news of Cassius’ and Titinius’ death.
The city of Thebes had come down with a plaque of sorts and elders were convinced it was brought on by the curse of the previous king, who was murdered. Oedipus, the Hero-King, summons the blind prophet Tiresias for guidance on how to relieve Thebes from the plaque. As the profit attempts to elude the kings questions, for fear of being killed himself, he finally unveils the murderer was Oedipus himself. As time passes, the
Even though Hamlet is convinced that his uncle is at fault he has no evidence to go on. This all changes when his father 's specter appears before him for the second time and confirms his suspicions. Aside from informing his son that his very own brother murdered him the spirit also urges his son to“revenge his foul and most unnatural murder”(1.5. line 29). Due to this encounter with the apparition of his father Hamlet’s course of action changes from just suspecting of his uncle to ultimately killing him. Hamlet Sr. 's phantom also affects the action later on in the
His reluctance creates a sense of commotion, allows the readers to understand that Oedipus is the killer; this is also illustrated after he expresses that “[his] grief is [Oedipus’](38).” The grief he contains prepares the audience for the catastrophic tragedy. Nevertheless, Oedipus fails to comprehend Teiresias’ warning, and calls him “cold, stubborn, fool (38)” out of anger; he could no longer resist the need of unmasking the murderer. The diction he chooses demonstrates the way he scorns the prophet, considers him to be puny as he does not provide him with the answer he wants. Finally, Teiresias is fed up after Oedipus shunned him, and blurts out “the plague is [Oedipus](39).” He discloses, Oedipus is the root of the problem that arose in Thebes; Oedipus is shaken by the statement, and deems that he is a victim of conspiracy. He conjectured that his relative Kreon hired Teiresias to plot schemes against him because of the substantial amount of money and power he bores.