Sophocles use of foreshadowing shows the audience what terrible things will happen due to Oedipus killing his father and marrying his mother. In part 1, Tiresias tells Oedipus “ I say you are the murder you are seeking” ,as a not so subtle way of telling Oedipus he is his father’s killer ,but Oedipus dismisses him as insane. In part 2, Oedipus declares he will punish the man responsible for the plague in Thebes , “I ban this man whoever he is,from all land over which i hold power and throne.” but he the only way for the plague to end is
One example of greed is when Giles Corey states that Thomas Putnam of accusing his neighbors of witchcraft: “This man is killing his neighbors for their land!” (Miller 96) Thomas Putnam disputes land boundaries with John Proctor: “What anarchy is this? This tract is my bounds, it’s in my bounds, Mr. Proctor.” (Miller32). There’s a lot of outrage going on in Salem. For example Abigail gets mad a John Proctor because he refuses her love. “Abby I may think of you time to time but I will cut off my own hand before I ever
Hera was angry that Hercules had a family and was happy. She drove him mad, making him kill Megara and his three children. Once he realized what he did, he went to Apollo (some sources say the Oracle of Delphi) and begged for penance. Apollo told Hercules to do these tasks as a punishment for his wrongs, so that the evil might be cleansed from his spirit. Hercules also had to go to the city of Tiryns, ruled over by Eurystheus.
Creon imprisons her and she kills herself. Meanwhile, not realizing Antigone’s death, the blind prophetTiresias, Haemon (Creon’s son) and the Chorus pleaded with Creon to release Antigone and change his laws. Creon finally agrees, but in an untimely manner, finds Antigone dead in the cave. Out of despair, Haemon and Creon’s wife killed themselves, and Creon is left destress and miserable. Kings four nonviolent direct action steps to change unjust laws can be used to analyze Antigone 's actions against Creon 's laws in Sophocles play,
Because his crime were so great, his soul were forced into Hell before his time and demons occupied his body. “How my body stands in the world i do not know. So privileged is this rim of Ptolomea, that often souls fall to it before dark Atropos has cut their thread.”(pg.274) Dante couldn’t believe what Friar Alberigo told him, so Alberigo told him about Branca d’Oria. “ You surely must have known his body: Branca d’Oria is its name, and many years have passed since he rained down.” (pg.274) His sin is similar to Friar Alberigo, he invited his father-in-law to a banquet and murdered him and his
Revenge theme in the Iliad and the Odyssey The Iliad and the Odysseus are epic poems of Ancient Greek, which are defined as central works of Ancient Greek literature. The Iliad, sometimes referred to as “Song of Ilion” is about a war between two groups, which are the Achaeans and the Trojans. A reason for this war was that Paris, a prince of Troy had taken the most beautiful woman in world, which was a wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta. Due to this steal, Menelaus decided to avenge and take Helen back. He teamed up with his brother Agamemnon king of Mycenae then attacked Troy with their great army.
Through his suffering, Odysseus is recognizing the power the deathless gods possess and his need for their support, showcasing a newfound humility. Odysseus’ reverence to the gods is shown again after the suitors families and the town learns of Odysseus’ homicide, they come after the royal family. Athena and Zeus come to Ithaca, ordering a peace. Homer describes the event and Odysseus’ reaction, “So she commanded. He obeyed her, glad at heart."
The Bough Breaks is one of the three epic plays inside This Restless House by Zinnie Harris which is a modern adaptation based of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy Oresteia. This trilogy tells the tale of a family struck by madness and murder as Clytemnestra (mother of Electra, Iphigenia and Orestes) murders her husband Agamemnon after he sacrifices their youngest daughter Iphigenia for the gods. This event triggers the downfall of their family as Electra and her brother Orestes suffer with their grief, throwing them into a state of madness just like their mother. This leads to them murdering their own mother in cold blood as well as her new husband Aegisthus as they believed their father demanded revenge. In the end, the family are put on trial
Her ultimate revenge is to kill their own children. The theme is revenge because the whole play is about how Medea 's anger leads to her murder their own children to avenge her husband. The play begins with the Amman have a conversation with yourself about how she wished that Medea had never moved to Corinth, that is where the play is played out. Amman is afraid of what Medea will do to itself but especially toward her children which she is unable to look at because they remind her of her husband, Jason, who has had an affair with the daughter of the Greek King. Medea, the protagonist, is a woman driven by extreme emotions and extreme behaviors.
This is a matter of greatest hinder to us. We must do everything to obey our father 's wishes, no matter the cost. If we do not, we may as well die. '"(page 256)This quote shows how Najmah and Nur feel about honoring their father. They want to continue their family 's tradition and live in their homeland for the rest of their lives.
The Cursed Dynasty The House of Atreus, also known as the the cursed dynasty, is cursed with violence and war. The root of the curse began with Tantalus, who fed his own son, Pelops’, flesh to the olympians, and is condemned by the gods to starve in Hades. Later on in the history we see that Atreus and Thyestes, sons of Pelops, went to ‘war’ for similar cause. Thyestes seduced Atreus’ wife and attempted to seize power from him. Atreus then banished him.
In the prologue of his myth, before his twelve labors, It was said that Hercules once lived happily in the city of Thebes. but one day under the curse of Juno-who hated him for he was the illegitimate child of Zeus and his mom- Hercules went insane and killed his family. As a result of this Hercules fell deep into the pits of grief and despair. Losing all meaning of life he goes consult with an oracle. There the oracle shows points hercules towards the direction of his future and gives him the twelve labors.