That event caused the house of Atreus to be under an eternal curse by the gods. However, it must be noted that within Thyestes, the gods are not present in the action because they did not need to be. Therefore, the fate of the curse will cause their downfall. Similarly in Richard III, Richard has vaulting ambition to become king which makes him evil, causing him to commit the murder of people who are in the way of him obtaining power. For example, the princes, who see through Richard’s schemes, are murdered by his orders.
These are not considered evil until he caves into the temptation of power (Gimelli Martin 165). His weakness is shown when he makes the decision to murder King Duncan and secures the position as king. He even goes as far to murder his friend, Banquo, because he feels uneasy about his suspicions (182-183). At this point in the story he is even comparable to Satan, “Like Satan, Macbeth becomes the chief equivocator in his own hell, unwittingly uttering objective truths to his subjects even while telling subjective lies.” (183). An example of this is when Macbeth becomes king but cannot trust his own friends and allies.
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
Additionally, he disassembles his body hiding each part under the covers and at the end, he turns, mad. He had an unreasonable motive for killing the old man and had planned very well on how he would be killing the old man. I can conclude that this man is a convict found guilty, he should be put into
While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance. At the end of the feast which was set up for assassinating Banquo and his son, Macbeth is again terrified by the news that Fleance has fled and Banquo’s ghost will dried blood over his body. He said to the ghost: “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/ Thy gory locks at me.” (3.4.51-52) These reactions all showed his ambivalence and the hatred to
When most humans finally achieve revenge they don’t consider the aftermath. However in the story of Hamlet it illustrate that on pg 343 lines 64-71 “Does it not, think thee, stand me now upon- He that hath killed my king and whored my mother… to let this canker of our nature come in further evil?” This quote explain how Hamlet has the desire to avenge his father because of the treason that Claudius did to Hamlet’s father but also how he took Hamlet rightful place as King. So now Hamlet want revenge for two things his father and for the throne. In Hamlet once again on pg lines “what would you undertake to show yourself … Revenge should have have no bounds.” This quote tells us how strong revenge is and Claudius tells us it has no limits. The aftermath of obtaining revenge will affect humans some type of
This betrays the trust that Banquo has for Macbeth. Obrien betrays Winston by double-crossing him and working for the party. Both authors use betrayal as another way of showing control. Macbeth and Obrien both act the way they do so that they stay in control of the world. Macbeth kills Banquo as a way of eliminating anyone who could possibly see through his murder of King Duncan, and Obrien betrays Winston to stay loyal to the party, who control the population.
That doesn’t matter to him, he feels as if he will do better. Macbeth begin to feel as if the bonds and relationships were fake, so he turned against the people who supported him with little to no regret. He was solely focused on this motive of becoming king and gaining as much power as he can. For example, he ended up killing his best friend Banquo and almost killed Banquo’s son. This was all to try and prevent them from fulfilling the second part of the prophecy, Banquo’s descendants becoming king.
King Oedipus’ Search for Truth: Positive or Negative? Adages, with stunning concision and generality, often provide blunt, genuine commonalities of the human experience. One such maxim goes, ignorance is bliss. In other words, those who live under a guise fool themselves away from real truth; a truth typically of startling or dramatic proportions. Athenian tragedian Sophocles expands upon this concept in his play Oedipus the King—a tale of a fated king in his relentless pursuit of truth eventually learning that he had killed his father and married his mother.
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
If they are not bothered than the world would have been even worse than it is today. Montag did a lot in his life because he was bothered. There was things that were not good like becoming a fugitive, but if he was never bothered he would not
Another ambitious similarity between Macbeth and Hitler are that they were both murdered for what they wanted. They both unjustly killed the innocent people without any worthy cause at all. Millions of innocent life’s were taken do to Hitler and few equally undeserving people were killed by Macbeth. Macbeth killed King Duncan, his two chamberlains, Banquo, Lady Macduff and her children. At first Macbeth was hesitant about killing King Duncan, but after that he was never the same and would kill anyone he felt he needed to, to get to the throne and keep it.