Oedipus was taken into another kingdom adopted by the king and queen not knowing they were his real parents. He soon finds out his fate to murder his father and lay with his mother; thinking he is larger than life flees to escape his destiny not knowing he was adopted. He then meets a man escorted by men who force him to move aside. In anger he kills them not realizing that one of the men was his father, the king. As he travels to the kingdom and gains entry misfortune strikes the kingdome.
The actions of the play Antigone by Sophocles occurred in front of a palace in a disaster-prone city called Thebes. The play starts off with Antigone telling her sister Ismene that their brothers killed each other in the war and that King Kreon will only give Eteokles the proper burial and Polyneikes will remain unburied. And if someone tries to give the other brother the proper burial they would be stoned to death. Antigone then implies that she wants to give her brother the proper burial and asks her sister if she would help her. Although, Ismene would want to help she does want to break the law, and does not want her sister to do the same.
After that the scene changes to the city of Thebes where Radames returns from war and the kind speaks and says that Radames may have anything he wishes. The Ethiopian captives are then rounded up and the king sentences them all to death. Radames tries to save the prisoners by letting them all free as a reward from the king. Next is act three where Aida and Radames confess their love for each other and he plans to marry and flee to the desert
I had quite an interesting birth. (1)So basically a goddess named Metis married my dad and she got pregnant with me. (1)An oracle of Gaea prophesied that I would overthrow my dad, similar to what happened to his father and grandfather. (1)So my dad swallowed Metis, but then one day he had a headache.(1)
An oracle prophesize that Oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother, it was then that they tie him up and had a shepherd throw him away in a mountain to die but the Shepherd took pity on the poor child, which shows Fate was saving Oedipus from death by influencing the Shepherd. After some events, he was adopted by the King and Queen of Corinth. Many years later, Fate has come a knocking again. Someone told Oedipus that he will make love with his mother and kill his father, after hearing the prophecy he ran. After he ran away, he returns to Thebes, his real home, with the guidance of
Theseus married the princess of Crete, Phaedra. In the end Phaedra led Theseus to suffer as a result of she falling in love with Theseus’ son Hippolytus and killed herself and framed Hippolytus for the murder which led to Theseus’ part in the death of his son whom he mourned afterwards. He lost the goodwill of the people of Athens on the grounds that they blamed him for the Spartan invasion, and fearing for his life he left Athens and went to Scyrus. In Scyrus he was killed violently when the king, Lycomedes, pushed Theseus off a cliff and to his death. After his death, the Athenians forgave him, and returned his remains back to Athens, there he was remembered
Lennie had to run away just like Simba from the Lion King after he thought that he had murdered his father. Except for he didn't make an awesome comeback and take over the kingdom he just got obliterated by his best friend George. Curley's wife always thought she was going to get out in the world and become an extraordinary singer. She would go and sing music for a large audience and someday make it to Hollywood. When she had this dream all the way back from when she was in her youth, she always thought that a specific man would compose a letter asking her to come sing for him, but she never got it.
“The Myth of Cronus” is about how Cronus overthrows his father, because his father is evil. Then Cronus hears that one of his own children will overthrow him so he swallows each one as soon as it is born. His wife/sister Rhea didn’t want him to swallow her last child, Zeus so she gave him a rock in the shape of a baby for him to swallow. So Rhea sent Zeus to live with mortals. When Zeus was older he freed his brothers and sisters.
This story starts in Alba Longa where lived Numitor the king and his brother Amulius. Amulius had always wanted to be the King, so killed Numitor and killed his 2 first sons and made her daughter a pristess so that she couldn't have any kids. Nevertheless she had twins with Mars. Later Amulius decided to put Reha in yail and send the twins to get killed in the river of Tiber. The person who was sent to kill them couldn't handle the guilty conscience so decoded to only live them floating in the river.
In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus, king of Thebes, is guilty of murdering the late king Laïos, despite the fact that he did not know he was his father. Oedipus was under a prophecy that said he would kill his father and sleep with his mother. Both came true, and he payed the price for it. He was banished from Thebes. Many have wondered if he really deserved this fate.
In Antigone by Sophocles, the main character, whom the play is named for, is faced with a difficult situation. Both Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, have died. Eteocles died defending Thebes and Polyneices died attacking it. King Creon, Antigone's uncle, forbade the burial of Polyneices because of his attack on Thebes. The King poclaimed an edict to refuse the burial of Polyneices on pain of death.
Antigone was a play written by Sophocles that revolves around the protagonists (Antigone) quest to bury her brother Polynices whose burial was prohibited by king Creon after Polynices and his brother Eteocles (former king of Thebes before Creon he shared both title and power with his brother in rotation but soon turned un the agreement which resulted in the war known as the seven against Thebes) were both killed in battle, afterwards creon declared no mourning or burial for
Choices and Consequences Antigone has a horrific tragedy. She puts the gods before anyone else, she is willing to do anything for her best interest. The book Antigone is about a girl that has been through a lot in her life. She has been in so many tragedies, which one of them are losing both of her brothers Polyneice and Eteocles.
Tradition is a theme found in both the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and the play Antigone by Sophocles. In both stories tradition is used as a tool to force people to conform to the “norm” of society. In “The Lottery”, the people of the town revolve around their annual lottery. Everyone is quick to help each other get ready for the event and also show no remorse for the end of the ritual. Nobody objects to the continuation of the lottery, although Mr. Adams brings up the rumor that a nearby village were talking about giving up the lottery but he was quickly shut down by Old Man Warner.
Sophocles’ play Antigone is an Ancient Greek tragedy that is still quite popular today. It is part of a series of three plays, starting with Oedipus Rex, a man who is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. His parents try to defy their son’s fate, but everything happens just as it was prophesied. Oedipus eventually can't live with himself and goes away to the mountains to be alone for the rest of his life and leaving his sons to rule Thebes instead. Eteocles and Polyneices decide to split the throne, rotating who leads every year.