However, the town began to suffer from a plague that would not go away until the killer of Laios was found. Desperate to help his people Oedipus was determined to find the killer at all costs, “I’ll stop at nothing to trace his murderer back to the killer’s hand” (715). In his attempts to find answers he seeks the elder Tiresias in hopes that he might reveal to him who is Laios’ killer. Arrogantly and ruthlessly Oedipus dismisses Tiresias’ advice to not seek answers. Oedipus on the other hand wishes to hear the truth from Tiresias by forcing him to speak.
Even though in these two stories tackle different things the main character is obsessed over, the main idea of harming other peoples lives because of their strange obsession remains the same. Clearly, obsession can really make one think so irrationally that they forget the basic principles of humanity and they end up doing ridiculous things without usually realizing until after they have taken the wrong action. The lead character in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, had gone so crazy because of his obsession over his eyes, that he decided to take the old man’s life in a very cruel way. The old man had never harmed, insulted, or wronged him in any way, and rather they both cared about each other but “it wasn’t the man who vexed me [him], but the evil eye” . Gradually, he made up his mind to take the life of the old
Lady Macbeth fears for his sanity while Macbeth’s thanes are no longer loyal to him. Macbeth shows no worry towards his unloyal thanes though, only focusing on what he can do to continue holding onto the crown. Through deception and desperation, Macbeth convinces men to murder Banquo so he could remain
More specifically, Oedipus faced an unknown truth, a task to save his people, and a moment of grief to represent is blind ending. Throughout the events he represented self-justice and an idea that the people were eventually going to respect and understand. As a lifetime of searching became a norm for Oedipus he discovered such a truth that hurt his soul and caused his wife and mother to kill themself. Although obtaining this notion, the king himself took risks that were greatly empowering and laborious. The whirlwind of emotions produced by each of the characters allowed justice to become more real and visual as the end became more authentic than ever before.
The Soothsayer is telling Caesar that something bad might happen to him and Caesar doesn't believe anything bad could ever happen to him which shows his arrogance. Caesar's arrogance isn't completely his fault because people are constantly building him up. Brutus asks Casca, “Was the crown offered him thrice?” (1.2.227). Antony offered Caesar the crown three times and every time he refused it every time. Every time Antony offered the crown to Caesar it built him up and built his arrogance and making him feel more wanted and important than he
They tell him about how horrible the afterlife is, and Odysseus begins to have second thoughts about his life as he knows he will, one day, become a forgotten shade. He is searching for his identity, but the antagonist gets in the way after he hears about the afterlife. The antagonist is a figure who provides conflict with the protagonist, but is not always necessarily a person. In this case, it is the thoughts going through our hero’s own mind that
Further in the text, it slowly becomes more clear that oedipus’s flaw is his own pride. Oedipus’s pride can be seen when he learned from the oracle of delphi. That he will kill his father and marry his mother. He runs in a desperate attempt to defy fate and the gods, but nobody can just run from their fate. As the story progresses his fate becomes reality when he learns everything towards the end of the play.
Oedipus talked to Teiresias about his powers and what he knows in lines 110-125, however, Teiresias initially just wants to leave and let Oedipus deal with his own fate. As Oedipus’s patience runs out, he demands “Out with it! Have you no feeling at all!” to Teiresias, which fails to accomplish anything but anger him. Teiresias then tells Oedipus he is the actual murderer of the previous king, causing Oedipus to go into a rage where he accused Creon of being a usurper, and Teiresias of helping him in his task from lines 160-185. After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him.
Come away, Mother, or he will catch you! But he cannot catch little Pearl!” (p 115). In this quote Pearl can sense what an evil man Chillingworth really is. She knows where his true intentions lie, and what he really wants with Dimmesdale. Pearl knows that Chillingworth isn’t there to help him.
One can say Oedipus is solely at hand for his downfall by the actions he pursues, however one can also note that if the secret of the god’s oracle was not kept hidden, his own end would have never reached fruition. At the beginning of the play we see Oedipus as a hero among the people, as he solved the Sphinx’ riddle and made it is fateful quest to find and punish the murderer of
“The Alchemist”, is a story of adventure, hope and lesson. As a shepherd, Santiago travels discovering more about himself and his surroundings as he goes. Different decisions and opportunities detour Santiago on his path to his Personal Legend. Qualities fulfill Santiago making all of his aspirations possible, some help him as others devere him from his ultimate goal. Santiago is a man of his word.
But, Tybalt and Mercutio were playing around a little too much. ”Nay an there were two such, we should have none shortly, for one would kill the other. Thou! why, thou wilt quarrel with a man that hath a hair more or a hair less in his beard than thou hast. Thou wilt quarrel with a man for cracking nuts, having no other reason but because thou hast hazel eyes.” (Act 3 Scene 1) Since, Romeo is a lover not a fighter he didn’t like that they were goofing off with sword fighting.
His reluctance creates a sense of commotion, allows the readers to understand that Oedipus is the killer; this is also illustrated after he expresses that “[his] grief is [Oedipus’](38).” The grief he contains prepares the audience for the catastrophic tragedy. Nevertheless, Oedipus fails to comprehend Teiresias’ warning, and calls him “cold, stubborn, fool (38)” out of anger; he could no longer resist the need of unmasking the murderer. The diction he chooses demonstrates the way he scorns the prophet, considers him to be puny as he does not provide him with the answer he wants. Finally, Teiresias is fed up after Oedipus shunned him, and blurts out “the plague is [Oedipus](39).” He discloses, Oedipus is the root of the problem that arose in Thebes; Oedipus is shaken by the statement, and deems that he is a victim of conspiracy. He conjectured that his relative Kreon hired Teiresias to plot schemes against him because of the substantial amount of money and power he bores.
Some would argue that pride and blindness to the truth have nothing to do with each other but the character and plot line of Oedipus in this story supports the argument that they very much are related with one another. Oedipus extracts a large amount of pride throughout most of the story. Oedipus thinking that he can control his fate reveals his pride. Oedipus believes that he can run away from his prophecy, no doubt that Oedipus is proud of the face that he does not desire to see the prophecy about himself fulfilled. Oedipus plays a god like role by thinking he can keep the terrible prophecy about his future from coming.