Introduction King Oedipus is a tragic play written by Sophocles. It reflects several themes in the story, including Fate and Free will (the unavoidable prophecy that cause tragedy in the story); Shame and Guilt (both Oedipus and Jocasta took the easy way out by becoming blind and seeking death; to avoid facing the truth and taking responsibility for their actions); and Finding out the truth (Oedipus determination to find the murder leads to his own destruction). In the play, King Oedipus was a noble king that seeks to help his citizens of Thebes to find the murderer of King Laius to stop the plague. However, the search for the murderer slowly became a tragic for King Oedipus after he found out that he was the murderer. Throughout the story of King Oedipus, Sophocles is using god as the main subject for Oedipus fate to be predestined.
Vicious, violent, aggressive, cocky, and rude. All of these adjectives describe Tybalt. Adjectives like those don’t describe an innocent man. Does this sound like a man who would be innocent of a murder that he obligated? In William Shakespeare’s
(2.2.14,). This shows that he killed the King with no fear. But it does prove one missing steriotype from the otherwise manly Macbeth. It shows he was in shock and scared of his “deed”. He is horrifed, later on, by the fact he kiled Duncan, unlike the steriotypical men would be.
The narrator killed doodle effectually. The brother was egoistic and didn’t listen to Doodle when he wasn't eligible to work anymore. Doodle unpleasantly died because of his condition which was hard for him to cure because he was born with a condition that he could never walk. Doodle was born October 18 , 1911 and died in 1918 just before his seventh birthday. Doodle was born with a condition where he cannot walk, and was expected to die as an infant.
His very name had a clue to the prophecy. Oedipus means swollen foot.” The following exhibits how his foot became swollen “As for the child, it was but three days old, When Laius, its ankles pierced and pinned Together, and gave it to be cast away.” This was a clue that there may be a connection since he
When Rainsford saw Zaroff’s trophy room he knew that the loser of the game would die. If Rainsford wanted to live he would have to win the game. It is true that Rainsford set up traps that could have killed Zaroff but the only way to win was to kill your opponent. Rainsford was also acting in self defence as Zaroff tried to kill him using his bow and arrow, rifle, and hounds. Although the only way to win was to kill your opponent, Rainsford tried to find another way out by pretending to fall into the
All the thematical decisions he made kept the story intriguing, and mystifying. Being tempted by something you want is not fun, but you can overcome by telling yourself that the consequences are not worth it. In the story of Anastasia, Rasputin a power envying mad man sold his soul for the power to kill the entire royal Romanov family. In the end Rasputin was killed by princess Anastasia. Temptations are scary and hard to resist, but you can do it if you have faith in yourself, and if you believe that you can overcome
The Cunning In the story “The Cask of Amontillado.” Montresor is the narrator of the story as he was the one who murdered fortunato. Considered fortunato a friend Although he only saw him as an acquaintance and because of this he caused Montresor great pain which later turned to montresor leaving fortunato to die. As said in the text, fortunato caused him “THE thousand injuries”( Poe 2). Because of causing montresor this pain that wasn 't explained explicitly.
Within the beginning of the story the narrator thinks very highly of himself telling the reader that he was very careful with getting away with murder. “You should have seen how wisely I proceeded with what caution-with what foresight-with what-dissimulation I went to work! “ (Poe 692). That is until he starts explaining his motivation towards why he killed the old man, but as the narrator explains he does not know why he killed the old man that is until he speaks of the old man’s evil eye. “I think it was his eye!-yes, it was this!”
Furthermore, the legal definition of first degree murder is: A killing which is deliberate and premeditated. If the state of mind the killer is in is one of malice and/or contemptment with the killing, this constitutes first degree murder. Now, while my client did choose to kill the man, had a premeditated plan, and was content with the deed, it was only for a while. He was not right in the head. As stated above, he loved the old man.
In the story ¨The Cask of Amontillado¨ by Edgar Allan Poe is a powerful story about revenge that takes readers into the mind of a murderer. Montresor is a perfect example of an unreliable narrator because he was capable of burying Fortunato into a vault. He vows revenge on Fortunato for an insult. He can’t be trusted, even if he’d be lying about Fortunato’s death. Fortunato´s name means ¨fortunate¨ which in reality, he didn 't really turn out that way.
Ironically, by announcing this he has cursed himself because he is, in fact, the murderer of Laius. Near the end of the play, Oedipus asks a Shepard from whom did he retrieve the baby from. " No— / god 's sake, no more questions! / You 're a dead man if I have to ask again" (230).
He doesn’t correctly deal with situations. He continuously made them worse. It’s either he gets to do what he wants to do, or there is no other route or option he can take. He refused to talk to his dad multiple times, because he choked. He lied to Keating about talking to his dad, which made things worse when he went behind his dad’s back.
Oedipus, the tragic hero of Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex, has a flaw that causes his downfall. Aristotle, in his Poetics, says that “Tragedy is essentially an imitation not of persons but of action and life, of happiness and misery” (135). This tragic flaw is what causes Oedipus’ fate to hurt him and is why he loses everything. Oedipus’ tragic flaw is his blindness, which is seen in the play when he argues with the blind seer Teiresias, when he ignores the messenger from Corinth, and when he does not connect the evidence from Iokaste.
Irony is commonly used in literature to add humor and suspense to stories. Over time, many authors have adapted the use of irony into their writing. One famous example is Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Sophocles follows the life of the main character, Oedipus, who encounters many ironic situations. The author makes use of several types of irony throughout the story.