The least obvious character in this comparison is King Laius, already dead in Oedipus the King, but it is the hubris behind actions which led to his death, and is the catalyst for Oedipus’ tragic journey. King Laius, on the road to see the Oracle of Delphi, after being told a second time that his son would be his demise, meets Oedipus, and this is where fate wins (Laius). At the crossroads King Laius and Prince Oedipus are
Lyra goes to the underworld to apologise to her friend Roger as she felt it was her fault that he had died. When they finally meet he rushed to embrace her. But he passed like cold smoke through her arms, and though she felt his little hand clutch at her heart, it had no strength to hold on. They could never truly touch again.
By connecting the character of Viktor to Prometheus, and adding an allusion to create a better understanding of the characters Shelley allows the reader to uncover the fate of both characters along with their creations and the punishments that follow. The connection to the greek myth, allows the readers to take on a second perspective when reading Frankenstein. The very prevalent themes enhance not only the authors writing but also the characters themselves. Overall, Shelley’s use of Prometheus as a silent background helped foreshadow the inevitable fate of Frankenstein's creator,
It also serves as an example of an epic hero failing to return home, which is known as nostos, thus for Odysseus, the epic hero, it delivers a foil for the successful voyage back to his home, Ithaca. In contrast, in the Oresteia, the myth demonstrates an overwhelming theme of justice. Agamemnons’ death here shows the curse hunting his household from generation to generation, starting from Agamemnon’s father
He takes poison thus killing himself. When Juliet woke up, she got the tragic news that Romeo had died and she also committed suicide. In the case of "Wuthering Heights," the two lovers do not end up together. Heathcliff goes in search of work and wealth, and Catherine married another man. Heathcliff returns a rich man but finds Catherine already taken.
Other proofs of this motivation being important for the play can be found in various dismissing remarks about prophecies the protagonist and Jocasta make: “Ha! Ha! O dear Jocasta, why should one / look to the Pythian hearth?” (Sophocles 1086-1087); “O oracles of the Gods, where are you now?” (Sophocles 1068). But the ending of the story is meant to reveal how mistaken their words are, with all the prophecies fulfilling and leading to the family’s
In this scene, he takes the Yorick’s skull, his father’s former jester, and remember his vibrant and the time that they spent together, then he comes to this point where he realizes that even someone as vibrant as Yorick turns into dust and becomes nothing. Then he asks Horatio “Dost thou think Alexander looked o’ this fashion i’ th’ earth?” (5.1.73) Hamlet realizes that death eliminates the differences between people and the hierarchical structure of society is illusory, and ultimately it all collapse into clay, he recalled that “Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay, might stop a hole to keep the wind away” (5.1.93-94) Just like the heroes and great people who turned in to bone and dust, he will be the
He appears in Oedipus Rex, because his presence and his talents are requested by Theban King “Oedipus”. As we all know Oedipus is the title character, and the protagonist of this play. The play focuses on Oedipus’s quest for knowledge on one hand, and on the other hand, the other characters resistance to discovering the truth. The entrance of Tiresias in this play hints a crucial turning point in the plot. But in this play, Oedipus the King, we can see that Tiresias also serves another role in enlarging the dramatic irony that takes place in this play, and this is by his blindness.
This was so depressing to him that he went to her grave and killed himself right before the Friar made it to the same place. When Juliet awoke and the Friar helped her out of her vault, she saw her dead husband and killed herself once the Friar had