Lay violent hands even on me and soon. I act for the murdered king in my own interest”(134-144). This statement from Oedipus is an example of situational irony because Oedipus does not know that he will end up being the murderer of King Laius. This impacts the story because the audience has no clue that the killer will wind up being Oedipus
In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor states, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong” (Poe). In today's language, Montresor is saying that he wants to punish Fortunato without being caught, but he does want Fortunato to know that he was going to die by the hand of Montresor so he could have closure in the subject. In the online article “Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the author states, “Montresor, who is the narrator of this disturbing short story, vows to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him, and Montresor plans to seek retribution upon Fortunato to support his family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" which means “No one assails me with impunity" in English” (Womack).
Furthermore, in Oedipus’ search, he declared, “[I]f with my privity, [the murderer] should become an inmate of my house, I may suffer the same things which I have just called down upon others” (132). Oedipus’ declarations during his search paint him as the quintessential enlightened despot, one that does not favor family and doles out only just punishments. Unbeknownst to him, he would indeed house Laius’
Oedipus the King, a tragedy written by Sophocles, revolves around a king who is in search for the truth in order to save his people. At the beginning of the play, King Oedipus is informed that in order to save the city of Thebes from a plague, the killer of King Laius should either be killed or banished from the kingdom. He later finds out that the truth is tied to the prophecies given to King Laius and Jocasta, as well as to himself. This paper will focus on the theme of justice, as seen in the play, in terms of the truth, and injustice, in terms of a person’s fate. In Aristotle’s Poetics, Aristotle discusses poetry and tragedy, focusing on its definition and elements.
He responds to events by thinking about them. When the Ghost tells him that his father had been murdered, he didn’t just believe Ghose for no reason;, instead, he decides to make a plot as a proof that Claudius
Perhaps the spirit wants him to avenge his father`s death so that he can have his mother to himself? Also, can it ever be said that the ghost speaks the absolute truth? For example, it says that his father suffered the “most unnatural murder” but can there be such a thing as a “foul and most natural murder”? . The flaws that arise create speculation about the ghostly figure.
Have you ever wondered what is in the mind of a murderer ? In the story “Tell Tale Heart,” a nameless man explains his reasoning behind why he killed an old man. Throughout the tale, he also subtly attempts to prove his sanity by showing how well thought out the murder was. “Tell Tale Heart” is a suspenseful story, the point-of view of the narrator, and setting of the tale, are great attributions to that account. The first element of the story that helps the reader feel suspense, is the author’s written point-of-view.
Macbeth would envision a dagger before him asking himself “is (that) a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand”(act.2 scene.i). The dagger was a metaphor for his ambitions and motivation to make himself king with the help of his wife, Lady Macbeth. After King Duncan was killed, Macbeth felt he was evil at that point where he “belief(ed) he (was) to evil to blessed by god”(act.2 scene.ii). The guilt he felt would drive him to the point of madness and brought into question if he was human after that or something that could not be redeemed. Soon after he would be become king of Scotland and Thane of Dunsinane Hill.
The Past Dealt within the Future In Ray Bradbury’s “An Utterly Perfect Murder”, the author conveys that fear can cause an individual to let the past destroy their conscience and to seek revenge on those who have abused him. To begin, the main character Doug Spaulding expresses his fear that he developed due to the pain he experienced. For instance, Doug states, “we were fine friends needed each other. I to be hit. He to strike.
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet challenges the audience to apprehend the convoluted and tangled themes, as well as the elaborate language used in the text. Reciting Act III, Scene I. Lines 58-133, (The Fight Scene), continuously, helped me to to better understand Shakespeare's complex writing, grasp an idea of how the turning point affects the main character's, personality change in Romeo, and the thematic concern fate being situated by Romeo killing Tybalt. Practicing the fight scene helped me to understand the intricate, yet beautiful writing of Shakespeare. For example, prior to the fight scene I couldn’t understand two lines in particular, one of them being: “Thy beauty hath made me effeminate/ And in my temper