Although Hamlet follows the instruction of his father, his questionable madness leads him to the answer of his questions – such as the guiltiness of King Claudius. Hamlet’s death is ultimately caused when he is stabbed with a poisoned sword; however, he finally attains his goal of killing King Claudius. By comparing the plotlines of Ophelia and Hamlet, the similarities become clearer. Both characters are young individuals that want to follow the wishes of their fathers. By doing this, they are indirectly led to their own death.
For Oedipus, it was him killing his father and marrying his mother because of the prophecy that couldn’t be escaped since all the actions he was trying to make to escape the prophecy are what caused it. In Oedipus’ case the readers could empathize and understand because he didn’t know that he killed his father or married his mother. He was attacked on
And so he goes to heaven, And so am I revenged. That would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven” (3.3.78-83). In this quote, Hamlet mistakenly thinks that Claudius is praying since he on his knees and this shows the true anger that Hamlet has. Just killing Claudius isn 't enough, Hamlet must make sure that Claudius is being sent directly to Hell where he will suffer for eternity. One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius.
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. Similarly, Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches.
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
Hamlet argues, “And so am I (revenged.) That would be scanned: / A villain kills my father, and for that, / I, his sole son, do this same villain send / To heaven. (3.3 80-83)” While many rush to fault Hamlet for failing to stab Claudius right at this moment, Hamlet asses the situation as one where he still doubt’s Claudius sin. Therefore, from Hamlet’s perspective, it is rational to wait until a time when Claudius has been proven guilty to kill him. A time where he will not be granted direct access to heaven and will be forced to roam the Earth, much like his father’s ghost.
Odysseus saw all his men die in a way a human would rarely see. PTSD is when you see something tragic and can’t forget what happened and that’s what Odysseus has from all his men that die in a tragic way. Human get PTSD not only from sexual way, you get it also by seeing something you shouldn’t see like people dying in a way you wouldn’t imagine. The first cause that Odysseus catches PTSD is when he and his men went to the cyclops land. At the cyclops land Polyphemus killed two of Odysseus men well he ate them.
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
He wants to oppress the people of Urk. The gods decided to create Enkidu to prevent Gilgamesh from doing so. Enkidu and Gilgamesh eventually become really close friends until Enkidu is killed by Gods. The Gods punish him because he killed Humbaba Gilgamesh sets out to learn the secret of life so that he can bring back his friend who has died, Enkidu. Enkidu was the man who would go into all the battles with Gilgamesh to bring Enkidu he has to find the secret of life from Utnapishtim, which involves him passing through the gates between the Mashu Mountains into the Road of the Sun, past the valley, and across the lake.
However, what this story does not clearly state can be found in between the lines. Fate and free will co-exist with each other in life and in the story. Oedipus clearly had the conversation of his fate and his destiny. The oracle told him that he was going to kill his father and bed his mother. But he thought that his father was Phoebus, and in order for him to “run away” from this prophecy, he CHOSE to run away instead of accepting his fate.
Oedipus had been informed by the Oracle at Delphi that he would kill his father and then “bed,” or have children, with his mother, all while Laius and Jocasta were being told by the Oracle that their son would grow up to kill Laius. Both were fulfilled in the end, of course, and the prophecy ended up being true because Laius was in fact murdered by his son, and Jocasta did have children with Oedipus. On page 31 it read, “I stand a wretch, in birth, in wedlock cursed, A parricide, incestuously, triply cursed!” This line describes how Oedipus was cursed three ways from the start, and that only such fate could be brought on by the