This is evident when Lauis and Jocasta were seen trying to change their fate. After hearing the prophecy from the prophet that their child Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother, they ordered a shepherd man to kill Oedipus and leave him to die in the mountainside. Even so, Oedipus still survived the ordeal after the shepherd man chose not to kill him, as he could not bear to do so. As for Oedipus, he left Corinth after hearing a similar prophecy. He did so to prevent killing Polybus whom he thought was his real father.
Also, Harry Potter was prepared to sacrifice himself in order to save the Wizarding World saying, “I open at the close” (Deathly Hallows, Rowling 698). Harry Potter was willing to give up his precious life so that other wizards would be able to live a happy, full life. Comparing Odysseus, who only sought revenge so that he might, “lay plans to kill our enemies” (Homer 1082). The only one Odysseus was fighting for was his family, which is somewhat selfless but mostly selfish as he could have fought harder for his men, instead of condemning them. On top of that all, Harry Potter had many loved ones dear to him die, yet he still persevered on and Voldemort uses it as an insult saying, “...You
Oedipus’s wrongdoings were caused by his actions but fate plays a role in controlling his life. A person might ask what is fate? Fate is the story of your life written with ink so it could not be changed, so free will does not exist because everything a person does is destined to be their fate. For Oedipus the king, his fate was more like hell on earth. Even before he was born the prophecies that were sent for his parents about him were not so good.
If he can’t do so we humbly offer you our lives, for the honor of your tribe” (Coelho 144) Santiago felt very pressured but he didn’t fear to die this time because he knew that the universe was going to help him. Santiago overcame the fear of dying and turned himself into the
Antigone would like for Polyneices to be honored by having him buried and having an appropriate tomb for him. However, Kreon wants the opposite for him, he is very much against burying Polyneices and will do everything in his power, including killing Antigone to get what he wants. It is not until the very end that he has come around to the idea and realizes that he should set Antigone free and construct a tomb for his son. Both Antigone and Kreon are admirable for different reasons, Antigone for being willing and brave to go against Kreon’s wishes and Kreon for finally realizing that what he thought was right was actually in the end not the right thing. In the end, Kreon also believes that it is his choices that made his wife and his son, Haemon, to kill them.
The final reason was when Jonas escaped from the community. According the the author, “ It was possible, what they had planned. Barely possible. If it failed, he would very likely be killed” ( The Giver, 155). Jonas knew that his community needed the memories to feel feelings; as a result, Jonas and the Giver made a plan for Jonas to escape to Elsewhere so the memories would return.
Sophocles also shows the consequences of actions throughout the whole play, to even include the messenger fearful for his life bringing the message of sighting the buried body, but if he didn’t carry the message when he tells Creon ‘I can suffer nothing more than what is in my fate’. Creon had to deal with the consequences of his actions after entombing Antigone, his son’s wife to be, his son committing suicide to be with his wife in the afterlife and then Creon’s own wife also killing herself out of anguish of the death of her second son. Sophocles wanted to show, regardless of whether you believe in the archaic gods, monotheism, or even if you believe that the rules laid down by the king of the city should be the only rules your actions in this life will always have consequences. As Oliver Taplin notes in his book Greek Tragedy in action, ‘great drama makes universals concrete, and portrays the human condition through the voice and the actions of the human
And these challenges will be shown. George had always fought his temptations hard, but there will always be consequences hanging as a challenge. George had always thought of leaving Lennie for his own benefit. George thought that by leaving Lennie, he would have a much better life and would go on living and having
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
At first, Macbeth believes that fate will make him king and he will not have to do anything. However, his ambition leads him to decide to kill Duncan and ????? to protect the crown. In order to keep the crown, he sent people to kill Banquo and his son so Banquo 's descendants will no longer become king. His fear of people taking his power and crown fueled his ambition to kill the people who used to be closet to him.
Then Jonas starts wondering if what adults say is true or if they lie all the time too. I can see that Jonas has been asking more and more questions. I’m sure sooner or later he will answer them one way or another. This leads me to believe that the Elders have been more untruthful than truthful. After Jonas has been learning his whole life that lying is bad then being told he can lie all he wants is a big change for him.
These are the regulation who 's a punishment imposed for breaking the law would not bring upon oneself from the gods through man’s temper. At the current scene, Creon’s ruling the government banning the tradition of honoring the loss in your family is too extreme which can affect the citizens in Thebes because what if the citizen’s members did make erroneous to the country before death, yet still deserve a respectful burial and honor them and lastly they may disagree with the law
One thing that traumatized Rainsford, was having to go through the game. After going through the game, “Rainsford knew the full meaning of terror” (Connell 33). Rainsford became so traumatized after going through the game that he will never be able to bring himself to hunt again. Another thing is, when Rainsford was being hunted he felt so scared that he had to run for his life. Rainsford “ran for his life” during the game so he could stay away from General Zaroff.
Oepidus was just trying to do right by who believed was his father and mother but ended up making the gods mad. The Oracle told him it is not possible to Johnson 3 escape his fate and although Oedipus believed he could, he was wrong in the long run. That goes to show karma will get you sooner or
Caesar is dismissing Calpurnia’s warnings from her dreams by saying that the gods have already decided his fate and so worrying about death is cowardly. Caesar is correct in this passage in means that dwelling on death can put a pause on life because if people spend too much time thinking about the end, than they miss what is happening in the “now”. Somethings people have to prepare for, but not let their entire life get altered by their fear. For example, people write their wills to plan ahead, in order to prevent a bad situation in the future, but they do not spend their entire life writing