When he does not believe the truth, the consequence later in the play is that he punishes himself as he promised the townspeople. He promises everyone that he will punish the murderer so he can save the town. They will also wear “the badge of shame, the brand of infamy on the very skin” (Episode 1). This is another way that Oedipus promises to punish the killer (himself) and he did this by blinding himself before going to the mountains to punish himself. Oedipus denies the truth and faces the consequences later on in the play.
He is stubborn in resisting the truth but he still seeks for it and that is his final undoing. Wanting to know the truth is not necessarily a bad thing but it is often the cause for bad things to happen. Oedipus is a key example of this when he finally realizes that he was the one who killed his father when he is faced with his dead wife and mother. He reacts harshly to this, stabbing out his eyes and banishing himself all over again. There is no denying that Oedipus caused a lot of his pain himself with no one else to blame.
Monte Cristo’s plan for vengeance on Villefort was to have Heloise, with the poison discussed between them, murder Villefort’s family in order to get revenge, but in the end, it went too far,since Edouard “the boy, was dead”. What happened to the Villefort family was the most evil punishment given by Edmond; Villefort now is living in a world filled with despair, yet it is only known by few that the Count was the one who planned all the misfortune that dawned upon the Villefort family, which the author conveys by small details concealed in the text. Once Monte Cristo had seen the devastating sight of the poor, dead Edouard, certain details used, such as his face paling immediately, and the feeling of inexpressible anguish, convey that Edmond had gone beyond the rightful limits of vengeance, and never realized how wrongly his plan of revenge had gone. These careful details used by Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo help the readers understand the true feelings of Edmond Dantes as he is carrying out his revenge
The Blindness Of Oedipus vs The Sight of Teiresias In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus wishes to avenge his city by finding and exiling the killer of the former king, Laios’s killer. Oedipus asks Teiresias who the killer was, or at least for a hint in the right direction. At first, Teiresias refused to tell him but after Oedipus insisted, he finally relented. Teiresias was a blind man but knew that Oedipus was actually the murderer, while the king’s arrogance blinded him from seeing the truth. Teiresias is a blind seer, which is rather ironic.
For on March 15th, it is predicted that something bad will happen to Caesar. In Oedipus the King, the Oracle of Delphi prophesied that Oedipus would kill his father and sleep with his mother: "You are fated to couple with your mother...you will kill your father, the one who gave you life!" (Sophocles 873-875). Despite this comparison, they both reacted to their fate in different ways. Caesar is too egotistical and ambitious and chose to ignore the Soothsayer: "He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass," (Shakespeare 1.2.110), while Oedipus took it the oracle very seriously and fled Corinth: "I heard all that and I ran.
In conjunction, another factor that guided Macbeth to defeat was Macduff’s pursuit of revenge on Macbeth. Macbeth killed Macduff’s wife, son, and servant, a heartless act which propelled Macduff to behead Macbeth. Although Macbeth thought that he couldn’t be defeated by any man who was “woman born”, it turned out that Macduff was “ripped from the womb”, a credit that excused him from the prophecy. Despite the fact that Macbeth was obviously defeated by being killed by Macduff, his soul was defeated even before his physical death. Macbeth defeated himself.
Scar has betrayed his brother because he was jealous of him ,and he also betrayed Simba by lying to him and blaming him for something he did not do. Simba lives with the mindset that he killed his father, but learns to take responsibility for his actions. “It doesn't matter, I’m home”(119). Scar’s plan backfires on him and he is defeated by Simba for the spot as king. Scar’s attempt at betrayal was a fail because he was focused on only killing Mufasa, but didn’t think to much of Simba.
Hamlet shows that vengeance can make your life miserable. Seeking for vengeance leads to madness because a person really wants to hurt another person for making him feel hurt badly. For instance, when Eric knew that his uncle, Enrique killed his father through his dream. He cannot believe that his father appeared in front of him, talking to him about his death, and asking for a revenge. Eric cannot handle the situation and control himself for seeking revenge for his father’s death.
The prophecy states that he killed his father and that he married his mother. Oedipus, now concerned and worried of the situation, believes that all of these accusations are false. That being said, we observe his tragic flaw of pride in action. However, Oedipus still continues to pursue the murderer of king Laius and accomplish justice for the people of Thebes. As the story starts to conclude, he finds out that his actual parents could be Laius and his wife Jocasta.
He kills the love of his life while blinded with false anger and jealousy, only to find out all of the betrayal was fake. He finally has actual suspicions when Emilia, the wife of Iago, reacts by saying, “If he say so, may his pernicious soul Rot half a grain a day! He lies to th ' heart. She was too fond of her most filthy bargain.” (5.2.166). Even as Emilia is finally clearing his vision, he draws his sword at her, refusing to believe that he’d killed the love of his life for nothing but lies.