Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate. While others may argue that Oedipus’ crimes were murder and incest, this cannot be the case because although these are despicable actions, the blame for these cannot be placed on Oedipus as this was his fate, which he cannot dictate. In addition, if the crime had been incest, Oedipus’ mother and wife Jocasta would have been punished akin to Oedipus. Instead it is Oedipus’ attempt to escape his fate that serve as his crime because if he had not attempted this his fate could have been delayed. This places a degree of responsibility upon Oedipus for bringing his fate to fruition so soon and as such he becomes culpable for the crimes entailed within his fate.
If Friar had not married Romeo and Juliet then they would not have killed themselves over the death of one another. Friar exclaims ,”and if aught in this miscarried by my fault.”(5.3.266-267). Friar thinks he is the only one to blame because he sinned and broke a law. Friar illustrates,“Unto the rigor of severest laws.”(5.3.269). Friar is saying that he broke the severest laws by marrying Romeo and Juliet without the consent of their parents leading him to believe he is responsible for everything.
Creon almost seemed like he wanted Haimon to be angry so he put Antigone in the vault. He couldn’t see that Haemon was in love and Antigone was just trying to honor the dead because of his hubris. Creon also says, “My own blind heart has brought me from darkness to final darkness.” This shows he knows he didn’t use his intelligence to solve his problems. He was already heading the wrong direction with his pride and it finally was too much. Creon’s hubris has not let him effectively deal with his
John says to Elizabeth, “ I have been thinking I would confess to them, Elizabeth” (Miller 135). This quotes shows that although John does not want to be hung, but he has a hard time evening thinking about confessing. The more John thinks about it he signs his name and admits to witchcraft, but after realizing what he has done he rips the paper up and goes to the wagon to get hung. This all shows how the fear of death almost over powered him and he almost lost his reputation that he was very proud of and wanted to keep. In the The Crucible, John Proctor’s motivation shifts from fear to redemption, which causes him to be accused of witchcraft.
When John Proctor was accused of witchcraft in 1692, he knew that even though the accusations were false and that the women were not in contact with the devil, he had to admit to being a witch to save all those around him. “I have confessed myself” he cried, “is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed upon the church! God sees my name.” (Miller, 1953, Act IV). He knew he could not lie just to save his life, so he chose to tell the truth and that meant he would be crucified.
Hamlet delays in killing Claudius not only because he 's suffering from an Oedipal complex but also because his basic sanity keeps him from killing Claudius. In society we are taught that those who commit murder are sick or insane and will go to hell. However, Hamlet 's society believes the son of a murdered noble is responsible for avenging his father. And if the son does not abide to this law he himself deserves
Antigone is one of the greatest tragedies ever written by Sophocles. There is a controversial question about this play: Who is the tragic hero? Could it be Antigone or Creon? Even though the play’s name is Antigone, but as I read the story. A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness.
Charlotte didn 't know what she would need to stay safe from because that Zachariah never described it clearly to her so she didn 't trust him about needing the dirk. Later she even wanted to throw it overboard! If Charlotte had truly known who she should trust, (Zachariah and not Captain Jaggery) it would have saved her a lot of trouble like being seen with the dirk and later being accused of owning the dirk and killing Mr. Hollybrass. All in all, if Charlotte had known who to trust she would have known that Zachariah could be trusted and that it was Captain Jaggery who was untrustworthy. A few chapters later the author once
In fact, the only reason he brought up the fact that it was a lie was when his own wife was accused of witchcraft. Proctor used Abigail’s word only when it was convenient for him. And in the end, that is what truly ended up hurting him most, and resulted in his death. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.” (Alder) If John Proctor would not have been slow to place the blame on Abigail, then several innocent lives could have been saved, including his
Grierson surely would not approve that relationship, he tried to protect her daughter against a man like Homer from the beginning. Perhaps that was the reason why Emily was so inconsiderate and bought poison. Mr. Grierson was a Father, a Man, who was respected by Emily, and the only sin he could not have forgiven if his daughter had married with a poor worker. That could be the main reason why she went to the drugstore. Although she felt something, maybe (because of his father’s strict principle) she did not know what was that feeling, the meaning of love was unknown.