Creon finds out that someone buried Polyneices and says that the person should be put to death, because they broke the King’s new rules. After some confrontation from Teiresias(a prophet),and Creon’s son Haimon who is also set to marry Antigone, Creon decides that he is wrong about putting Antigone to death. By the time he realizes this Antigone is already dead, and because of Antigone's death Haimon kills himself which causes his mother to also kill herself.
The fact that Oedipus and Epicaste get married after he killed his father, Odysseus is probably worried that the same might happen to him. Especially after meeting Agamemnon in the underworld, who says that women are evil and don’t trust them because they may kill you.
However, an oracle from the Greek god, Apollo, reveals that the plague will only be lifted once the murder of the deceased king, Jocasta’s first husband, Laius, is solved. As more information is uncovered, Oedipus’ legacy is exponentially diminished as a childhood prophecy revolving around Oedipus, murdering his father and marrying his mother, is brought to light. Knowledge possesses the power to catalyse devastation in stages as demonstrated through Oedipus’ ignorance, his overwhelming curiosity, and his psychological anguish. From the beginning, Oedipus was raised in a legion of lies, believing Merope and Polybus to be his true parents. This cloak of ignorance not only shielded Oedipus from the knowledge of his biological parents, but allowed the prophecy to act as a catalyst for his fleeing of Corinth.
The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to The Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The epic raises questions about what an odyssey is for Odysseus and secondary characters who mimic Odysseus's progress throughout the story. In Zimmerman’s play viewers experience a simplified interpretation of Homer’s grand and verbacious text. As viewers experience secondary characters like Agamemnon, Telemachus and Calypso exhibit emotion through actors in Zimmerman’s stage direction.
However, when Doug arrives at Ralph’s house he decides not to kill him because of the physical and mental state Ralph has deteriorated to. He’s already dead in Doug’s eyes. What people experience in childhood affects them into adulthood. Firstly, Doug randomly woke up on his 48th birthday and decided he had to kill Ralph. Doug lying next to his wife with children of his own sleeping in the other room woke up and decided that he “will arise and go now and kill Ralph Underhill” (Bradbury 1).
Haemon is Antigone’s fiance and when he found out that his soon-to-be wife is going to be killed, he confronts his father about it. Sophocles foreshadows Haemon’s death when he says, “Bring out the wretch, that in his sight, at once, here, with her bridegroom by her, she may die!”(Sophocles 42). Haemon ends up killing himself because he did not want to live without Antigone, for he loved her too much. Once Eurydice found out what had happened to her son, she could not take it. “...a voice of woe to my own household pierces through my ears; and I sink backward on my handmaidens afaint for terror…” (Sophocles 64).
Death, tragedy, misery, love, and unity, all of these words describe the story of Romeo and Juliet, but it all revolved around Tybalt making his first terrible mistake. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare, the short story is that two young lovers secretly get married, people murder in anger, the two lovers get separated, and then end their lives in a tragic death because of no communication. But, like I said, this all revolves around a mistake Tybalt makes because of the feud between the Capulet (Juliet’s family) and the Montague (Romeo’s family). Tybalt is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because, he killed Mercutio, which lead to Romeo 's banishment, which then leads to the suicides of Romeo
Ignoren people and their actions have often horrendous effect on the people around them, and no one is immune. In the Greek Tragedy Oedipus, Oedipus’ fate and lack of knowledge and arrogance leaves him and his family in shambles. Upon finding out that he is not only the reason everything in his kingdom of Thebes is dying, Oedipus also realises that he's has inadvertently fulfilled a prophecy saying that he will kill his father and mary his mother. Driven to the point of extreme anguish his wife/ mother changes her self, upon seeing that Oedipus gouges his eyes out. Later on in Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone Oedipus’ two sons have killed each other in battle before the play starts, and one of his daughters Antigone, ends up hanging herself because
This city is Thebes” (vv. 95-96). As is often the case with Roman plays, the character provides the background before the actual performance. The god addresses the audience directly, and creates the so-called meta-theater, which is created when Mercury or other actors talk about the play itself or they expound the events of the narration. Indeed, still in the prologue, Mercury creates another moment of meta-theater while announcing to transform the original tragedy into comedy: “I will change it.