Oedipus gets angry because Tiresias wIll not reveal the murderer of Laius. It is very clever to use this scene to show Oedipus’s temper because this side of him has not been shown. If they did not show this scene the audience/reader may not believe Oedipus is capable of the murders at the crossroads. It’s like Tiresias makes Oedipus angry on purpose so the audience/reader figures out the truth without him actually saying it. W. J. Verdenius quotes, “Tiresias is at once a traditionalist and an exceedingly clever man.” Tiresias’ ironic behavior and attitude towards revealing prophecy makes him symbolic to the
The famous play “Oedipus The King” written by Sophocles a Greek Tragedian is a perfect example of predestinarianism, the belief that whatever is to happen is already fixed and cannot be avoided. This is very strongly supported by the story as multiple prophecies stated that Laius would be killed by his own son, and Oedipus will marry his own mother. Each one of these prophecies led to each others fulfillments. When Oedipus was born the oracle of Delphi prophesied that the child born to King Laius and Jocasta will kill his own father and will marry his mother. In an attempt to fight fate King Lais decides that to protect himself he must kill their own son in an attempt to defy date.
Oedipus was literally refusing to believe a word Creon said, because in Oedipus’s mind, Creon was King Laius’s killer. Creon repeatedly denied the accusations Oedipus bellowed at him, and yet Oedipus paid no attention to that, notwithstanding the fact that he had virtually no evidence to prove his theories. Comparably, when Oedipus implored Tiresias to tell him who Laius’s killer was, despite Tiresias’s promising, Oedipus did not actually want to know. Since Oedipus insisted, Tiresias told him, but as he had predicted, Oedipus did not believe him and grew hostile. Tiresias became annoyed at Oedipus’s foul behavior, quickly asking if Oedipus had “miss[ed any of his] words?
Eventually, Agamemnon ended up deciding that he would sacrifice his daughter, rather than give up his whole army and victory and keep his daughter. When the Chorus speaks of Agamemnon, they illustrate in the reader's mind a moral character who was caught in a moral dilemma: He had to choose whether or not he was going to kill his daughter for the good of his state. In Euripides' Iphigenia, we see that Agamemnon shows some remorse in one of his speeches: "What do I become? A monster to myself, to the whole world, and to all future time, a monster, Wearing my daughter's
According to oxford dictionary, the definition of argument is an exchange of opposite or diverging views, typically a heated or angry one argument. The definition of argument often serve group agendas while ignoring or attempting to silence others. My argument is that Antigone story is better than Oedipus the King. She tried to honor his brother by give him a proper burial rite. The argument with Oedipus was when the king of Thebes Laius, was told by the oracle that Jokasta will give birth to a son who will kill his father and marry his mother.
Oedipus was looking for the truth but that was his downfall. On the other side of the mask is black to show that after he found the truth he entered into a dark place. He could no longer live in Thebes and see his family and people. His eye on the right will be red to represent blood because he removed what lead him to the truth. Even when he could see he was blinded from the truth so he must leave Thebes and punish
Brutus’ emotional wound ultimately deals with his internal conflict of the decision to kill Caesar in order to better Rome. In addition, he deals with such difficulty over the decision since his reasoning to kill Caesar does not come out of hatred or jealousy, but due to his fear of life under Caesar’s rule. In Act I, scene ii, lines 39-40, Brutus says, “Merely upon myself. Vexéd I am / Of late passions of some difference” (Shakespeare 848). This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him.
Oedipus’s life is bombarded with challenging decisions that lead to the exposure of his few flaws that every human possesses. Sophocles uses the trilogy of plays to examine the relationship between the Gods and man, the idea of fate, and uses Oedipus as an example of harmful traits as a precaution to readers. In ancient greek culture it was believed that fate was an inevitable path that their life was going
Because of Friar John, Romeo did not receive the letter telling him that Juliet was not actually dead. Since the Friar failed to complete his task, Romeo never knew and so he poisoned himself. “Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice, but full of charge, Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” (5.2.17-20) In this quote Friar Laurence explains to Friar John that he has brought danger to Romeo. This is evidence that Friar John, a minor character in the play, is partly responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet but Friar Laurence is still to blame for not taking the letter himself.
After failing to be able to take not only Claudius's life, but his own, he questions his worth as a man. His second soliloquy is all about talking down on himself, how he isn't able to complete anything that he wishes because he is to cowardly. “A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward?”(2.2.559). Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius.