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.
Against Jocasta’s suggestions, he is persistent in finding out who his father and mother were. When he does, he is dismally torn to shreds. Even if he didn’t mean to kill his father and have children with his mother, it proves to be immoral and wrong even in today’s standards. Because of his strong emotions of self-hatred, he inflicted much pain unto himself so as to never have to see the world again, therefore proving he suffers both physically and mentally. Oedipus’ downfall makes the audience feel a sense of catharsis, or emotional release that is provoked by Oedipus’ downfall.
Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.” This quote demonstrates how Elie’s humanity has begun to shatter, every right he once own has now been stripped from him. He is losing his sanity. Similarly, in the White Rose, when Sophie is going to be executed, the narrator says, “Sophie was then led to the guillotine. one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society.
Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatum, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. You could argue that when he ‘wore the Thane of Cawdor’s robes’ he became a traitor like the Thane of Cawdor. His traitorous actions would have been met with death at that time. God's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power.
The characters made poor decisions therefore they got ugly consequences. Saw proves in one aspect because the characters had made a decision to “waste” their lives in some fashion. Dr. Lawrence, in Saw, wasted his life because he didn't appreciate what he had, a wife who cared about him and a young daughter, because he was cheating. Jigsaw viewed that as an opportunity to allow Lawrence whether he has the will to kill for his family. Given these points, the idea about human nature is that we are all essentially trapped in our own choices and actions because of the consequences that we will have to
“Our trust in the future has lost its innocence. We know that anything can happen from one minute to the next. Politics, religion, economics, and the institution of family and community all have become abruptly unsure.” This quote by John O'donohue is relevant to Brutus’s situation because it states how trusting someone or something isn't always good, just like how Brutus is feeling about joining the conspiracy. Knowing that his actions have a major impact on what he is doing can really make a difference in what he proceeds with doing. A few main points in which Brutus should join the conspiracy is how it affects the general, Caesar, and himself.
Creon who is confused responds with: “What do you mean? Your words are kind of dread” (Scene 5.9). Teiresias continues from his earlier statement: “I tell you, Creon, you yourself have brought This new calamity upon us” (Scene 5.25-25). Teiresias angered after what Creon said tells him what is fate is for his actions: “You have kept from the gods below the child that is theirs: The one in a grave before her death, the other, Dead, denied the grave. This is your crime” (Scene 5.74-76).
The initial guilt felt by Macbeth, immediately after killing Duncan has created an abiding unrest within him in which he is unable to feel completely content: “And with thy bloody and invisible hand / Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond / Which keeps me pale!” (3.2.54-6). The oxymoron, ‘bloody and invisible', used to describe the hand, shows a sharp contradiction between appearance and reality by comparing the hidden feelings of guilt to the outer shell of innocence perceived by everyone else. Macbeth must conceal his guilt to lessen any developing suspicions from other characters. To achieve his desired reign as king, which already the audience knows is not possible because of the disruption he has created within the order of society, Macbeth feels obligated to kill everyone that threatens his power. In this scene, images of blood are used once again to accentuate the guilt that lies due to the cruelty of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s crimes as they attempt to hide their constant fear reflected by their heinous
She tries to reason logically with him, pointing out that he wanted to kill the king, but now when he has the opportunity too, he suddenly doesn't want to. She questions his integrity and suggests that he cannot keep a promise. She uses a horrific example of bashing her babies brains out if that is what she promised to so. Therefore, she urged MAcbeth to do the same because he promised to murder the king. Thus, Lady Macbeth manipulated Macbeth into keeping murder a secret.