The response given to Oedipus caused him to go mad and carry on like a child. Teiresias tells Oedipus that he marry his own mother and killed his father. That just threw Oedipus over the edge and started calling Teiresias crazy because he didn’t like the answer. His ego got in the way because Oedipus didn’t believe Teiresias that he was the problem. He wanted the answer that would help him, but instead he blames Teiresias.
Hamlet is wrong because he gets himself killed and he was not in his right mind. His conscience did not kill him but it sure helped kill him because he wanted to act tough and not back down. An example is ophelia kills herself after going into madness because of hamlet. Hamlet was not only hurting/killing himself he was also hurting the others around him too. He drove claudius into paranoidness because claudius was scared that he was going to kill him and hamlet did succeed but he also died too, an eye for an eye.
Creon also has a great downfall just like Antigone due to pride. Since Creon wrongly orders Antigone to be killed therefore disobeying divine laws his son and wife have to pay with death. Antigone is the tragic heroine though despite Creon’s downfall. Realize that by the end of Sophocles' dramatic work, “Antigone”, Creon’s mind was plagued by wishes of power and greed in the beginning of the play. When Creon loses his wife and son due to his disobedience of divine laws he finally realizes what is important.
In the tragedy Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. Oedipus just wanted to help but fate has other plans for him as well as other characters. When he finds his true identity, the terrible fate beats him down and takes his vision. Such a tragedy to spawn a hated generation, marry his mother, and kill his father, just as the oracle had predicted. One character 's destiny, Laius, was controlled by fate.
Though Oedipus’s fate was a significant factor in moving the story it was his pride that sealed his fate. In many Greek tragedies characters are often seen trying to run away from their fate. In the process, they only end up solidifying it. In the case of Oedipus, his fate was that he would kill his father and marry his mother. In an attempt to save himself Laius, Oedipus's father attempted to kill Oedipus.
But many see him still as a tragic hero because his flaw is what allowed him to proceed with the killing. In conclusion, although some believe that Macbeth is aware of what he is doing for himself Macbeth is a tragic hero. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth he holds high praise of being Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, knows of his flaw and after putting himself in a situation he fought to the end of his own death. By Aristotle 's characteristics guide of a tragic hero and how Macbeth responses to his flaw is what makes Macbeth a tragic hero instead of an
In the Shakespeare play, “Othello” , Iago seeks revenge against his military leader Othello because Cassio was promoted as lieutenant over him. Iago’s plan that led up to the murder of Desdemona (Othello’s wife) involved taking Cassio’s position and manipulating Othello to believe that she had been having an affair with Cassio (lieutenant of Othello). The most controversial question of this case is; is Iago legally responsible for the murder of Desdemona? Do you believe Iago is guilty or not guilty? Throughout the process of Iago’s plan he was able to drive the Moor mad and jealous, resulting in him killing his wife.
His fate was that one day, he would marry his own mother with whom he would have children, and that his very own hands would be the hands that kill his father. Oedipus did not want this to happen, so he fled the Corinth in hopes that he would never be able to harm those who he loved most. Oedipus’s love for his family is what led him to flee Corinth, and his love for the people who he reigned over is what led him to his fate. He was to find the murderer of Laius, and in doing so, he discovered he in fact was the murderer. Oedipus had cursed himself in ignorance, he acknowledges the fact that he is guilty, “no man but I can bear my evil
Iago’s plan to manipulate Othello into making him believe Desdemona is cheating on him works,which leads to deadly results. Iago was a coward because he was scared that Cassio would call Iago out of his schemes, so he manipulates Roderigo to have him kill Cassio “He hath a daily beauty in his life that makes me ugly;and besides, the Moor May unfold me to him: there stand I in such peril:No, he must die,But so: I hear him Coming”(V.i.20-22). Iago yet continues to play dumb as if he doesn't know what is happening with Cassio and Roderigo, But then Iago kills Roderigo because he fears he will also tell others about him “O,damn’d Iago O inhuman dog!”(V.i.74) this made Roderigo to realize who Iago really is. Then Iago’s cowardliness became even more clear when he killed his wife (V.ii.231-242), this not only brings out his cowardliness but also his hatred for
You’re going to die”. (Act 5, scene 2, page 3). Here he states that if his wife have any kind of sins or something to confess is the time, but there will be nothing that will change his mind or thought about her. He is going to kill her anyway. Othello furious and blind by jealousy is no longer able to think: in the last meeting with Desdemona, Othello accuses his wife of treason with Cassio and deceives her by saying that her alleged lover died.
Soon after Creon hears the news that his son and wife are dead, he says, “Take me away, I beg you, out of sight. A rash indiscriminate fool! I murdered you, my son, against my will- you too, my wife.”(Sophocles 1459-62). Even though Creon did not mean for his son and wife to die, he actions are what brought them to kill themselves. Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart.
So she freaks out and he hold son when she is telling him to let go. This makes Lennie angry so he eventually shakes her around and breaks her neck. Due to Curley’s wife provakadveness Lennie kills her. Due to her being Curley’s wife and Curley being a cruel person, that when he finds out he would beat and torture Lennie. So this makes George be the one has to give Lennie a quick and swift kill.
Jocasta exclaims, “You now, free yourself from these matters…” She was telling Oedipus that his curiosity was going to cause a mess. Tragic heroes always have a tragic flaw. So, Oedipus is a tragic hero because of his tragic flaw: curiosity. The interactions between Oedipus, Creon, and Jocasta advanced the story significantly. Once Oedipus found out about the killing of his father and marrying of his mother, everything goes downhill.
While he is escaping his fate he runs into his real father Laius, who he does not know is his real father, and kills him. He arrives at Thebes where his birth mother lives and ends up marrying her, also believing it was just a random women. The Oracle predicted all of these things to happen, while Oedipus thought he was winning, he never knew he was actually fulfilling his destiny. As he gathered more information about the truth, he uncovers that he did in fact marry his mother and kill his father. Disgusted with himself, he gauges his eyeballs out and exiles himself from Thebes, and his hometown, Corinth.