The Queen, Jacosta, Oedipus’ wife tells him not to believe in the prophet, because they’ve been wrong before, she then tells Oedipus about how she and King Laius had a son who was prophesied to kill Laius and sleep with her but since the child was supposedly dead the prophecy couldn’t be true. Oedipus becomes a bit weary because as a child an old man told him he was adopted and that one day he’d kill his real father and sleep with his mother, Oedipus did also kill a man at a crossroads which sounded like the way Laius died. Oedipus continued questioning the messenger and found out that he was the man everyone spoke of and Jacosta then comes to the realization that Oedipus is her son and kills herself. Oedipus shortly after is escorted away by Creon after realizing that he had slept and procreated with his mother and killed his father. There are many characteristics of Greek tragedy; it always depicts the downfall of a good person who is called the protagonist.
196).” In Book 16, Odysseus had arrived on Ithaca, and plotted with his son Telemachus to kill the suitors who were trying to marry his wife, Penelope, for the past 20 years. When Telemachus asks Odysseus how can they win because they are drastically outnumbered by the suitors, Odysseus responds,”Is it not indeed enough for us to have Athena and father Zeus beside us (Mandelbaum, Book XVI, pg. 325)?” Odysseus convinces his son that having gods on their side matches any number of
Zeus' mother Rhea hid him on an island before Cronus found out the she had a sixth child. On the island Zeus was raised and taken care of by nymphs of the sea. When Zeus got older and matured he decided to over throw his father. He wanted to over throw his father to take revenge for swallowing his brothers and sisters. Zeus also wanted to overthrow Cronus to take charge and become powerful.
Creon than sentences Ismene to death. Than had Antigone sentenced to the vault until she dies. Haemon her soon to be husband defends Antigone, but Creon ignores him. Teiresias an oracle or fortune teller warns Creon that he will be punished by the gods for his actions. Creon then went to releases Antigone with Haemon to rescue her but she hung herself.
His Uncle, Claudius, killed his father so that he could be king and then proceeded to marry his mother. Almost all of Hamlet 's anger in the play is based around this event which happened before the play even
Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules. After some confrontation from Teiresias(a prophet),and Creon’s son Haimon who is also set to marry Antigone, Creon decides that he is wrong about putting Antigone to death. By the time he realizes this Antigone is already dead, and because of Antigone's death Haimon kills himself which causes his mother to also kill herself.
The fact that Oedipus and Epicaste get married after he killed his father, Odysseus is probably worried that the same might happen to him. Especially after meeting Agamemnon in the underworld, who says that women are evil and don’t trust them because they may kill you.
Oedipus demonstrates characteristics of anger and insanity. Oedipus believed he formed a royal family with his wife Jocasta, but little did he know Jocasta was actually his mother and he killed his father. Once Oedipus realized the traumatic event may be true he demanded for answers and seeked for witnesses. When the shepherd arrived, Oedipus
For Oedipus, it was him killing his father and marrying his mother because of the prophecy that couldn’t be escaped since all the actions he was trying to make to escape the prophecy are what caused it. In Oedipus’ case the readers could empathize and understand because he didn’t know that he killed his father or married his mother. He was attacked on
In fact, we learn that he has had his excessive pride even as a young man and that it is his pride that leads him to unknowingly kill his own father. We learn that when he was younger he visited the oracle at Delphi and had it prophesied that he would one day kill his own father and sleep with his own mother, "Warned Laius that he would die at the hands of his son.."(Hamilton 268). In his state of anger he headed on the road again far away from his own city. A man and traveling companions were also on the road heading towards Delphi, and when they saw Oedipus, they ran him off the road. Due to his pride and anger, he struck out at the travelers, killing them