Romeo decided that he was in love with Juliet upon sight without knowing who she was (Shakespeare 924). This was a terrible choice Romeo had literally no idea who she was and this could have stopped the whole conflict of the play. Romeo then ignored his dreams which he believed told his destiny (Shakespeare 921-1009). While if Romeo listened to these dreams which he believed told the future he would have been much more cautious because he would know that he was going to die prematurely. Also, by him listening to his dreams he would have made either little or no poor choices later in the play which results in his death.
Lord Capulet could have prevented these deaths by listening to Juliet 's wishes and not force her to marry Paris. He also should have never brought out so much rage and anger saying he would disown her and his fingers itched because he wanted to hit her. Some people say you should listen to your parents and not disrespect them, but Juliet was 13 years old and was not ready for marriage especially to someone she didn 't love or know. He should 've been a more thoughtful and patient father, so he could have saved Juliet 's. Instead of being patient and thoughtful he was the opposite, ergo Lord Capulet was at fault.
If fate decreed that Zeus act the way he did, is it truly right to consider him as someone who acts out of duty? Regardless of whether Zeus was compelled by fate to do what he did, it does not change the fact that his actions embodies dutifulness. On multiple occasions in the Iliad, Zeus even considered breaking fate in order to achieve his wishes, but decides against it as it was his duty. Secondly, he bore dozens of children to dozens of different women signaling that he was not dutiful to his sister-wife Hera. Although this was true, Zeus did so partly out of duty as well.
The reader knows Odysseus will face a challenge but does not know if, or how, he will overcome it. In Oedipus Rex, conversely, the prophecies are laid out in their entirety. Both the prophecy regarding Jocasta and Laius and the prophecy about Oedipus are given in full detail, leaving the reader only to wonder if such horrible prophecies could come true. The exact nature of the tragedy which is prophesied is clear to the reader. There is little room for misinterpretation when the oracle says Laius’ son will “kill his father and sleep with his mother.” Similar to The Odyssey, however, the reader does not know how the hero of the tale will react to the prophecy if it is
In the play, the entire plot centers around a god-given prophesy (or spoken fate), that Oedipus would one day kill his father and marry his mother. His parents immediately attempt to protect their child from this fate and order his death. The baby is not killed, however, and grows up to fulfil the exact details of the prophesy. “Gods can be evil sometimes.” In the play “Oedipus the King”, Sophocles defamed the gods’ reputation, and lowered their status by making them look harmful and evil. It is known that all gods should be perfect and infallible, and should represent justice and equity, but with Oedipus, the gods decided to destroy him and his family for no reason.
His mother Thetis, the sea nymph, foretold that this would happen to him. Knowing this he still went to fight, because after all, all he wanted was honor and glory. In the end his death couldn't be avoided but his wish came true. Unlike the poem, in the movie, destiny is seen in a very contrary aspect. In this version people choose their own destiny by themselves, and the part where Achilles is told by his mother not to join the war is not even mentioned.
Victor also allows Justine to die for the murder of his younger brother because he’s afraid of what people will think. “My tale was not one to announce publicly; it’s astounding horror would be looked upon as madness by the vulgar”(83). He’s more concerned with what will happen to him, someone who actually had something to do with William’s death, than to Justine, who is completely innocent. Lastly, the monster says he will leave Victor and his family alone if Victor makes him a female companion, but he can’t even do that. “I thought with a sensation of madness on my promise of creating another like to him, and trembling with passion, tore to pieces the thing on which I was engaged”(180).
Dodds expresses that in Oedipus, Oedipus the King should not be held accountable for killing his father and marrying his mother because he is morally innocent, and did not take into account what he truly did until the very end which ended up determining his fate. He also refutes the idea that the gods determined his fate for him because of his actions. However, another 20th century scholar by the name of P. H. Vellacott also wrote a subjective literary analysis on Oedipus called The Guilt of Oedipus that Vellacott declares that in the story of the House of Atreus, men and women commit actions that are carried out under God’s eyes and the cause and effect of those actions were an important significance to morality. Oedipus neglects this important significance of morality. Vellacott strongly claimed that there was no morality significance or religious content in the story, only “[uncomprehended] resignation,” (Vellacott 138).
The events that take place in the present will take an individual to the future crossroad which is why it is important to understand the factors that affect their present so that they are able to change their future. According to psychologists the circumstances and their past decisions affect their decision making the most and they often cloud their judgements making it difficult to choose the right path in life. People often tell others what to choose but one should choose wisely and after
Even though he recognized the intense tension he ignored that fact and still went. Romeo also had a sudden impulse full of anger and killed Tybalt which led to him being banished from Verona. Romeo and Juliet also totally rushed their “love” and tried to force it. They immediately wanted to get married without thinking of how it would affect everyone around them. However these are true I do not think that Romeo and Juliet were the most responsible for their deaths.