In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare writes of a budding love between two adolescent lovers. However, their destiny is to never come together because of the enmity among their families. They deem it impossible to survive without one another, so they rob their mortal bodies on the souls that occupy them. The tragedy of their deaths brings the two noble homes together to unify for their children. Many people conclude that Friar Lawrence or the parents are at fault but in reality Friar Lawrence just does as Romeo and Juliet ask.
When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding. Desdemona’s love for Othello is so blind and abundant that she forgets to ask the most important person who loves her for a blessing. This neglect of her loyalty to her father brings shame upon her father, which makes him appear that he has no control over his household, implying weakness in his leadership. Desdemona and Othello’s courtship seriously offends Desdemona’s father, which puts the both of their lives at risk. Desdemona’s father states that he should kill her for her disloyalty from getting married without his permission.
Some of the goddesses he encountered begged him to stay, to be with them forever, but Odysseus couldn’t. He had to return home to Ithaca and be with Penelope, his wife, and his son, Telemachus. “‘My quiet Penelope - how well I know -/ would seem a shade before your majesty,/ death and old age being unknown to you,/ while she must die. Yet, it is true, each day/ I long for home, long for the sight of home’” (Fitzgerald 5.225-229).
Oedipus discovers his fate when he meets with an oracle after a man brings suspicious thoughts to Oedipus’ mind about his family. Oedipus is greatly disturbed when the oracle unveils his future by saying, “You are fated to couple with your mother, you will bring/ a breed of children into the light no man can bear to see-/ you will kill your father, the one who gave you life!” (Sophocles 205). This prophecy causes Oedipus to panic, so he leaves his home and family in order to protect his mother and father. However, Oedipus does not know that the king and queen of Corinth are his adopted parents, so he unknowingly puts himself and his real family in danger.
Gilgamesh however is not satisfied with what she tells him and he continues his search. After being on his journey for a long time and hitting different obstacles he finally reaches Utnapishtim, a former mortal whom the gods gave eternal life to. Utnapishtim tells Gilgamesh how he got his eternal life. He then tells Gilgamesh that eternal life is not his destiny, but instead it was to be a great ruler (Epic pg 18-22).
In The Time Traveller’s Wife, Clare mirrors Penelope in her wait for the return of her husband, for he is thrown throughout time like a ragdoll. This puts Clare in a difficult situation, as "romance proves even trickier than usual when one person keeps vanishing to distant, and occasionally dangerous, times.” (“Books Briefly Noted: The Time Traveler’s Wife”), and she is often left alone with Gomez, a man who fancies her. Clare does give into the temptation one night and sleeps with Gomez, however she realizes Gomez will never be like
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
He is rejected the throne and his schooling. His relationship with his mother is gone and his father isn’t there to guide him anymore. Hamlet feels as if he has no purpose. He says the only thing keeping him from killing himself is the stain of sin. He is afraid to not believe in heaven or hell.
Here it must be Hamlet’s trick to continue with his task of avenging his uncle Claudius. Why Should Hamlet Assume Madness? Here a question arises finally, why should Hamlet assume madness, first of all before the very girl whom he loved from the core of his heart? There could be many reasons, but one of those is that of hasty marriage of mother has produced a sort of disgust for woman in his heart.
She also is having a hard time keeping her daughters real father a secret. He meets with Hester who promises not to tell anyone who he really is. He is asked to take care of the now sick Arthur Dimmesdale, the man he suspects to be his wife’s lover. Roger, wanting revenge, decides to torment Arthur.
“Suitors plague my mother-against her will-/… By god, it’s intolerable, what they do-disgrace,/ my house a shambles!” (Homer. 2. 55- 68) is an excerpt from Telemachus’ speech to rid the suitors. He literally tells the suitors that they are leeches and they lack the guts to properly ask for his mother’s hand in marriage by asking her father.
Question #1: Does the character illustrate frustration during the course of the story? Odysseus does illustrate frustration during the course of the story. Before Odysseus and his shipmates landed on the island of Helios, they were warned by Circe and Tiresias not to harm any of the animals, so he made his men swear not to hurt the animals. They stayed for a few days because the winds were strong.