During the quarrel between Oedipus and Creon, Jocasta jumps in and claims that Teiresias is wrong in the fact that she has defied the prophecy and fate itself. “I’ll prove this quickly with one incident. It was foretold to Laius-i shall not say by phoebus himself, but by his ministers- that when his fate arrived he would be killed by a son who would be born to him and me. And yet, so it is told, foreign robbers murdered him, at a place where three roads meet. As for the child i bore him, not three days passed before he yoked the ball-joints of its feet, then cast it, by others’ hands, on a trackless
Zeus Cronos was called the “Father of the gods”. Cronos’s children’s names were Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Cronos killed his father, Uranus, and when Uranus almost dead, he foretold Cronos future by saying the following to him, “You murder me now and steal my throne---but one of your own sons will dethrone you, for crime begets crime,” said Uranus in the book by Bernard Evslin. Because of this, Cronos was very cautious and so he swallowed all of his children after they were born. Cronos’ wife, Rhea, was very angry at him and decided to descend Olympia and have her baby in a dark place.
Put every man his sword on his thigh… and each man kill his brother and each man his fellow and each man his kin.’” (Ex 32:27-28) which results in some 3,000 Levites being slaughtered. In addition, the specific reason behind Machiavelli supporting Moses takes up in arms, is that he is killing his potential rivals, and therefore doing it for the good of the group. Machiavelli believed that the creation of the Golden Calf was by those that were envious of Moses, that this creation of an idol was done to regain some control over the group. If his rivals could create a different god, one that favored themselves instead of Moses and was more palatable for the people, they could now become the chosen leader, and cast out Moses. This would allow them to gain control of a vast number of people, that now that Moses has done the extremely difficult work of
Some decisions Johnny made that were influenced by the gang members were killing the Soc, wanting to turn himself in, and saving the children in the burning church. A clear sign of the gangs influence on Johnny was when he decided to prevent the Soc’s from drowning Ponyboy and defending himself instead of letting the Socs beat them up and have them possibly drown Ponyboy. More specifically, after finally fighting back and killing Bob, he says to Ponyboy “‘I killed him’ he said slowly. ‘I killed that boy”’(Hinton 56). Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc.
King Herod’s jealousy of Jesus led to the slaughter of hundreds of innocent children in Bethlehem. When Herod heard about the birth of Jesus, he thought Jesus would overthrow his kingship. This jealousy led Herod to seek the death of Jesus. Herod ordered the murder of all male children, two years old and younger. In doing this Herod thought he would be certain the newborn king Jesus would die.
In Oedipus there are many examples of people trying to avoid their fate and failing, thus revealing Sophacles beleif on the matter. For example, when Oedipus heard the prophecy that he would murder his father and kill his mother, he left his home. Unknowingly, he left his adoptive parents home, only to fulfill the prophecy with his real mother and father. In order to further his point, Sophacles wrote more than one example in Oedipus. Another one of these examples he made was out of Jocasta and
Cladus killed his brother the king so he could get the throne and also still his woman from him, cladus wanted everything his brother had to that is why he betrayed him and kill him when he was a sleep as said in line 26 “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (line 26 page 57). His death was not of great betrayal. He also betrayed hamlet his nephew by one killing his father and second taking the throne from him when it was rightfully his. Because of his betrayal many more thing happened because of it and many people got hurt because of
At the beginning he does not want to kill Duncan but he is forced to by his wife. He later then starts hallucinating, gets no sleep, and regrets killing Duncan. As the story continues he then kills banquo and Macduff's family. He becomes very cold hearted and no longer cares to kill, he will kill anybody who gets in his way. Macbeth sends some men to kill Macduff's family because Lennox tells Macbeth that “`Tis two or three, my lord, that bring you word Macduff is fled to England” (4.1.141).
All the suffering and destruction to Jerusalem has been brought on by God however he was right to do so as the people did not listen to him. Therefore, they brought it upon themselves. “The Lord has rejected all my warriors in the midst of me; he proclaimed a time against me to crush my young men; the Lord has trodden as in a wine press the virgin daughter Judah” (Lamentations 1:15). Another key theme throughout the book is sin. The people were murdered and sent into exile both consequences of their sin because Judah did not obey God.