When he is being assaulted by the Bacchants Pentheus cries out to his mother “Have pity on me, mother! Don’t kill me for my wrongdoing” . If Dionysos’ intention was to make Pentheus see his own ways then removing his mother from under his spell would have sufficed. The family would have seen the capabilities of the god and worshipped him justly yet, Dionysos continues to allow Agave to murder Pentheus. In the end the family understand the consequences “Now we see, but you are too hard on us ” Making this violence unjustified as his initial intent was to make them learn of his power and then to take violent action if they do not learn.
Maybe having already gone the route of the weak man, he now had an interest in seeing if they would treat him any differently if he chose to all the sudden switch up his role and become someone that should not be messed with. Odysseus’s initial response was so angry and upset as if the man had deeply and personally affected him and what he stood for as a human. The situation could be this way because he may have actually pressed one of Odysseus buttons as Odysseus may have felt that what he was known for especially during the battle of troy was for being the heroic savior. Resultantly, by having someone question his strength, it may have felt as if they were questioning his abilities that made him that war hero. Furthermore, in his head this concept was tied so closely with whom he considered himself to be as a
Oedipus sends his brother in law, Creon, to the oracle to learn what needs to be done. When Creon returns he announces that the oracle said to find the murderer of King Laius. If they discover the murderer it will end the plague among the city. Oedipus calls for Tiresias, a blind prophet, but he refuses to speak. Tiresias ends up accusing Oedipus himself
A catastrophe is a disaster that is caused by the hamartia. In Creon’s catastrophe, his wife, son, and daughter in law all commit suicide because of his prideful actions. First Antigone, his daughter in law goes against Creon’s rules making him extremely angry; he punishes her by locking her up in a cell and threatens to execute her. Creon's son, Haemon is engaged to Antigone so naturally he doesn't agree with Creon’s actions and makes an attempt to stop Creon. In the process of trying Haemon trying to stop Creon, Antigone commits suicide.
He finally admits to Danforth that he has known Abigail “in the proper place where my beasts are bedded” , ultimately stating his confession about the affair he had with Abigail, committing a major sin in Puritan ideology (Miller 110). Proctor in confessing about his affair, he astonishes the court and making Abigail furious about what he had admitted to. However, Abigail attempts to lie to the court, denying any claims of any such event.Yet , Proctor exclaims “I have made a bell of my honor. I have rung the doom of my good name - you will believe me, Mr.Danforth!” (Miller 111). As he tarnishes his name and reputation, he tries to relate it to Danforth as he himself has a mighty reputation he wouldn't want to lose, as he just did.
When Teiresias comes to warn Creon of the gods wrath, they get into an argument with Creon saying “Dost know at whom thou glancest, me thy lord?”(54). Creon’s arrogance leads him to ignore the warnings of a prophet, who would normally be considered very trustworthy. Through ignoring this warning, Creon initiates the tragedy that will come. He
In the play, Antigone, King Creon punished Antigone for giving her brother, Polyneices a proper burial. Creon believes Eteocles devers the burl with honor but not Polyneices because Polynices attacked Thebes and his own brother, braking his exile. King Creon is furious upon hearing the news and accuses the sentry of being bribed and demands him to bring who ever broke his decree to him. Creon is a scary king because the sentries throw dice to decide who will tell King Creon this terribly bad news, no one wants to tell the him. Haemen, King Creon’s own son is afraid to confront his own dad that is actions are wrong.
Montressor became enraged by the fact that his family’s named had been scoffed on and began to devise a plan to avenge his maiden name. Montresor states, “I continued , as was my in to smile in his face and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (Poe 1). Montresor devises an intricate and well thought out plan to murder someone he considers a friend, he highlights the evil of humanity when the thought of killing Fortunato brings a smile to his face. Montresor demonstrates the hatred and malicious intent in all of everyone when he realizes that he doesn't just want him dead he wants him to suffer. Some murders in the stories happen to continue social traditions that have been
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
Odysseus the king of Ithaca had to punish suitors that were trying to court his wife Penelope. They brought presents and promises of marriage. The suitors dishonored Odysseus. The suitors also planned to kill Odysseus's son Telemachus. Some might say what Odysseus did was unjustified.
Telemachus releases his pent-up testosterone to take care of a problem that he should have dealt with a while ago, the suitors. “Suitors plague my mother-against her will-/… By god, it’s intolerable, what they do-disgrace,/ my house a shambles!” (Homer. 2. 55- 68) is an excerpt from Telemachus’ speech to rid the suitors. He literally tells the suitors that they are leeches and they lack the guts to properly ask for his mother’s hand in marriage by asking her father.