At the beginning of the play we see Lady Macbeth and Macbeth represented as having a Bonny and Clyde style relationship: Partners in crime. However, throughout the play we see Macbeth drift further and further away from Lady Macbeth until he is completely isolated. At the ending of Act I, It is Lady Macbeth who prompts her husband to kill the King and act on the witches prophecy. She works alongside Macbeth and convinces Macbeth that she will kill Duncan herself.:
For instance, in the film “October Sky,” Homer Hickam had a sequence of hardships he had to face, particularly between his father, John Hickam. The specific quote, “he has no idea what he wants to be. But I know what he is. He’s a menace… and a damn thief” (October Sky, John Hickam) displays his father’s resentment towards Homer’s passion in rocket building. John had explicitly called the rockets “fool things” and threw out all of Homer’s rocket building tools in the pouring rain, saying it’s “right where they belong.”
He experiences guilt and questions whether or not he should go through with killing Duncan. If Macbeth were a good man, he would “yield when he/ Knows his course is wrong” (Sophocles), but he does not yield. Macbeth recognises that killing Duncan is wrong, but he does it anyway, therefore making it awfully conflicting to support him, as he is the central character of the play, thus the title. It is the action of killing and going through with his thoughts that makes him good or evil. We all have questionable thoughts go through our heads, but it is the decision to act upon them which makes a person good or the opposite.
When the storm hits, the two brothers run back to the house, but Doodle can not keep up and brother taken over by pride leaves him there alone. That powerful pride that brother has, always breaks his bond with Doodle, after the failed lesson they just had, he gives up on his brother. The narrator, clearly has a lot of things going on inside his head, lost, he just leaves him there because of his failure including his inside pride. “I began to weep and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. Doodle I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his.
When the storm hits, the two brothers run back to the house but Doodle can not keep up and brother taken over by pride leaves him there alone. That powerful pride that brother has, always breaks his bond with Doodle, after the failed lesson they just had, he gives up on his brother. The narrator, clearly has a lot of things going on inside his head, lost he just leaves him there because of his failure and an inside pride. “I began to weep and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. Doodle I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his.
Yunior doesn’t have an exactly good relationship with his dad. His father fits the image of machismo and is dominant in the household. I also believe he is the antagonist of Yunior’s life. For example, he beat Yunior because of his car sickness, calling him a weakling. Also, Papi doesn’t just pick on Yunior, all the children and including their mother, Mami, get emotional and physical abuse.
The tragic hero in this play written by Sophocles, “Antigone”, has to be Antigone, the main character, or Creon, the King of Thebes and Antigone’s uncle. “Antigone” is about Antigone’s disobedience towards Creon and her death sentence that would cause the suicidal deaths of her own, and Creon’s wife, Eurydice, and his son, Haemon. A tragic hero is a character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction, and in this play that tragic hero is Creon. A tragic hero usually has characteristics such as hamartia, a tragic flaw that causes the downfall of the hero, and hubris, excessive pride and disrespect of hero for natural order (Beers 263)
Macbeth's lust for power becomes blatantly obvious based upon his fears that "to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus", prompting him to kill Banquo and make an attempt at his son, Fleance. To relieve himself of his insecurities, he manipulates two murderers to believe than Banquo is their "enemy" and the source of all of their problems, displaying his twisted nature. He does not, before the act is already committed, share news of the "deed of dreadful note" with his "dearest chuck", Lady Macbeth, proving he has made his face a "vizard to [his] heart" not only for the public, but also to his once-cohort. Macbeth's peers' opinion sinks so low that he is often merely referred to as a "tyrant" rather than by his name. He is not only a traitorous and cruel king, but the extent to which he is "unfit to govern" makes him "unfit to live" - deserving of death for how he has let down Scotland.
He uses anaphora, which is the used of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence, so like a repetition of a word or phrase, “to be thus… to be safely thus.” The consequence to Macbeth when he killed Banquo, would be that he would feel guilty. It was caused when Macbeth finishes his talk with one of the murderer. When he returned he saw the ghost of Banquo sitting in his chair. The guilt cause him to have hallucinations of Banquo appearing, and it drove him crazy.
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family.
He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and git used to it. ”(Walker, 1980, pg.3). After Celie’s mother passed away due to the illness, Alfonso continues to mercilessly rape Celie . Celie thinks that her father has murdered both her children but in fact, he has sold them. He then brings a new woman to his home.
Oedipus becomes aware that the baby may be him. He realizes that while he is being considered a hero at the same time he has been doing what the oracle Teiresias prophesied he would end up doing. “I was fated to lie with my mother, and show to daylight an accursed breed which men would not endure, and I was doomed to be murdered of the father that begot me”. (line 22-25) Oedipus not want Teiresias ' prophecies to come true.
First, he was blind to the truth about his own life. Oedipus had no idea that his real parents were Laius and Jocasta, he was so blind that he got mad at anyone that would even suggest an idea such as that. As the story went on though, Oedipus could no longer run from the truth; he was forced to open his eyes to the reality and truth of his life. Oedipus killed his father and married his mother; he is the brother to his own kids and the son of his own mother. Oedipus was the one that was causing all of the downfall and bad times in Thebes.
Leon Brown, an outfielder for the New York Mets once said, “No one has power over you unless you give it to them, you are in control of your life and your choices decide your own fate.” In Sophocles’ play Oedipus the King, Oedipus shows that anyone can control the direction they put their life towards as long as they make the right choices, such as Oedipus committing murder, deciding to not look into his past, and losing him temper, but everyone has certain factors that will happen to them that is beyond their control. Oedipus may have never wanted to kill his father, but he made the choice of killing a man at the crossroad in which he later found out was his father. The only person or thing that can take control over your life is yourself.