Creon in the deepest moment of desparity, shouts “Lead me away. I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife”(Exodus 145). Creon’s fateful flaws had now become apparent through his tragedy. The deaths of Creon’s family had to occur in order for Creon to truly see
After tearing his own eyeballs out, Oedipus states to his daughter, “What evil is not here? Your father killed his father, plowed the one who gave him birth..” Oedipus is now fully aware of what has now happened. He felts guilty and is left broken. For he now sees what has become and now he must live blind.
In Oedipus Rex, Teiresias says to Oedipus, "thou art the man, thou art the accused polluter of this land" (Sophocles 44). Oedipus was the one to kill Laius and marry Jocasta; only he did not know they were his parents and he was part of the prophecy. However, Chris McCandless saw a flash flood, something he had absolutely no authority over, and used it as an opening "to shed unnecessary baggage" (Krakauer 19). McCandless, who was already on a journey to take back his life, took this unfortunate circumstance and used it to his advantage. He was not going to let this so-called destiny interfere with his life.
Hera was angry that Hercules had a family and was happy. She drove him mad, making him kill Megara and his three children. Once he realized what he did, he went to Apollo (some sources say the Oracle of Delphi) and begged for penance. Apollo told Hercules to do these tasks as a punishment for his wrongs, so that the evil might be cleansed from his spirit.
In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve faced the consequence they had when betraying God. In the Bible, it states “So He drove out the man;...”, and ““I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;In pain you shall bring forth children;” Eve consequence was to bring children into the world with pain, also being kicked out the garden of Eden with Adam. In Macbeth, he suffered a horrible consequence from the character Macduff. He cut his head off from all the tragedy he caused in everybody's life. The consequence of these two stories are very unthinkable, from being disappointed by God, and being killed just because you wanted to become king.
Here he met Friar Alberigo and Branca d’Oria and also discovered the terrible power of Ptolomea. “‘I am Friar Alberigo,’ he answered therefore, “the same who called for the fruits from the bad garden. Here I am given dates for figs full store. ’”(pg.274) Friar Alberigo got into an argument with his brother, he pretend to let it go.
Throughout the story, Montresor shows who he really is by showing signs of anger, and yet cleverness. The story begins with Montresor stating he will seek and attain revenge for the thousand injuries Fortunato has caused him. Montresor has been left extremely angry with Fortunato for what he has told Montresor, and therefore, Montresor believes the ideal punishment, or revenge, is to kill and get rid of Fortunato. Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato is what leads him to his plan of chaining and burying Fortunato behind a wall.
In the myth of Prometheus, he creates man and steals the gift of fire to give to humanity. His punishment is eternal torture, having his liver eaten and regrown every night. Much like Prometheus, Viktor creates a ‘monster’ only for it to destroy him. The major similarity between Viktor and Prometheus is the consequences they dealt with after the making of their creations. Despite the thrill they got from creating life, both faced the harsh consequences of rebirth and were ripped away from their irrevocable attachment to creation.
In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus, king of Thebes, is guilty of murdering the late king Laïos, despite the fact that he did not know he was his father. Oedipus was under a prophecy that said he would kill his father and sleep with his mother. Both came true, and he payed the price for it. He was banished from Thebes. Many have wondered if he really deserved this fate.
Gehenna (Jesus’s word for “hell”) refers to the place where Hebrews sacrificed their children to idols, and judgement day will come when those in Gehenna are no longer allowed back into Jerusalem. God denies them His presence because they are incapable of giving up their autonomy, incapable of surrendering their sinfulness to embrace His
A tale as old as time consisted of one particular soul who’s story either made you weep in sorrow or fear for your life. He was said to be the most fearsome leader who ever walked the earth, embedding fear into all of his people. He resided in a castle on top of a hill, looming over the land he ruled below it. The man in the castle was known as Jasper Vanderbilt, the son of a noble family who resided in the mountainous region of North Carolina. He was a cruel man, who punished villagers without a trace of remorse.
The semi-barbaric king had large, florid, untrammeled ideas. He was self-communing, and when he and him-self both agreed on something, that thing was done. The king also had a daughter who was quite like him. She had a strong, brave, handsome lover. This went on for many months, until one day the king discovered its existence.
In the historical monograph Nicholas II: Twilight of the Empire, Dominic Lieven revisits the life and times of the last emperor of Russia and the Romanov dynasty—Nicholas II. Lieven analyzes Nicholas II’s life experiences from early childhood to his death during the Bolshevik Revolution. With the conviction that past studies on Nicholas II and the fall of the Russian Empire have been insufficient for better understanding the tsar’s true role in the context of his time. Lieven argues that Nicholas II was not strictly a stupid or incompetent leader, who single handedly brought and end to the Russian autocracy. Instead, Lieven suggests that numerous decisions made by the Russian tsar were in many circumstances reasonable—when considering Russia’s political, social, and economic contexts.
In Sharron Pollock’s, Blood Relations, the play follows the conflict of Lizzie Borden, and her family, who pressure her to wed a widowed man, Johnny Macleod, which leads to her emotional breakdown and decision to murder her step-mother and father, and in the short story “Simple Recipes” by Madeline Thien, it is narrated from the viewpoint of a daughter from a Malaysian-Chinese immigrant family, who’s family has conflicts with adapting to their new culture in Vancouver Canada, while maintaining their native culture to please their father. With both works of literature, Lizzie and the daughter are conflicted with the wishes and demands of their fathers, as both daughters witness or experience violence from their fathers, and characters outside
As demonstrated throughout the Greek tragedy Antigone, Creon’s tragic flaw is hubris which causes his downfall . The downfall begins when Creon refuses to give Polyneices, the son of Oedipus and the brother of Antigone, a burial. Creon believes that Polyneices did not die an honorable death as he broke exile and raised the sword against his home city, Thebes, so in return he will not receive a burial. Creon’s pride takes over and so he believes he is a man not only superior to women , but a king superior to the gods. He claims, Go out of your heads entirely?