The Queen, Jacosta, Oedipus’ wife tells him not to believe in the prophet, because they’ve been wrong before, she then tells Oedipus about how she and King Laius had a son who was prophesied to kill Laius and sleep with her but since the child was supposedly dead the prophecy couldn’t be true. Oedipus becomes a bit weary because as a child an old man told him he was adopted and that one day he’d kill his real father and sleep with his mother, Oedipus did also kill a man at a crossroads which sounded like the way Laius died. Oedipus continued questioning the messenger and found out that he was the man everyone spoke of and Jacosta then comes to the realization that Oedipus is her son and kills herself. Oedipus shortly after is escorted away by Creon after realizing that he had slept and procreated with his mother and killed his father. There are many characteristics of Greek tragedy; it always depicts the downfall of a good person who is called the protagonist.
The true tragedy of Richards is that he is the only, lasting survivor of The Running Man. He has knowledge of the corrupted air pollution; yet, he has no power to enact real change. Thus, Richards becomes crazed. His filial duty and the promised money no longer binds him to his duty of “The Running Man” show. Therefore, Ben directs his rage to enact revenge against the Games Federation, the
Oedipus learns a lesson from his temper, his tragic flaw, and became an example to the audience of what happens when great men fall from their high social position. When Teiresias refuses to name the murderer, however, we see the other side of Oedipus, a hot-tempered man who cannot bear to be denied what he wants. He taunts Teiresias with his blindness and makes irrational accusations against both Teiresias and Creon. Later, when the old servant also tries to avoid answering Oedipus' questions, Oedipus threatens him with torture. "Oedipus went so far as to accuse him of keeping silence because he himself taken part in the murder"(Hamilton271).Thats when Oedipus tells Jocasta that, on his way to Thebes, he killed a man who struck at him in the road.
With all that Edmund had done to their family, you would think that Edgar would not easily accept him back with open arms. Edmund is a true villain with his dramatic and outrageous betrayal. His true villain status is also seen in his redemption with how easily he manipulates his brother into forgiving him. Edmund did horrible things and Edgar forgives him right then and there because of a few speeches from his brother. Edmund, the illegitimate son of Gloucester, is the true villain
With that one of the biggest destructive forces is pride as seen in the story. It ended one's life and destroyed another. Brother was ashamed of Doodle, so he pushed him to the limit, and when the time came left him to die. Therefore Brother is guilty of murder in the case of Doodles
Who on earth could have been born of hate from heaven? (Sophocles, 29) Although not by choice, Oedipus commits the most horrific acts of killing his father and marrying his mother. The tragic events that follow in his life, seem to be a punishment, not from the gods but from his own wrongdoings. His unreliable decisions guide him to such a miserable ending. Oedipus The King, by Sophocles, is a play about a king named, Oedipus, a good man, who on many occasions tried to evade the prophecies of the gods, unfortunately for him, these prophecies were not just rumors like his mother stated in many parts of the play.
Poe depicts Montresor as a maniacal character because of his brutal thought to kill Fortunato for an insult pertaining to himself. For instance, Montresor personally states his disgust for Fortunato: “But when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (Poe 1082). Montresor never clarifies Fortunato’s insult, but it is offensive enough for him to want his death. Additionally, Montresor carries arrogance and will not harm his dignity. In fact, he desires for Fortunato to suffer from all sincere regret.
John Proctor is shown to be both a hero and a flawed man in regards to his lechery. After cheating on his wife with Abigail Williams, the villain of the story, John knows that he has made an error and is determined to leave the past behind him stating, “… I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again” (Miller 1261). Proctor knows that he has made a grave mistake, and it has haunted him ever since he has reached for her. His very character is permanently flawed by his
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
Placing the Blame The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet truly becomes a tragedy once Mercutio, Romeo’s close friend, is killed by the hand of Tybalt. Multiple claims could be made regarding who is responsible for Mercutio’s death, but he himself is ultimately to blame. Once Tybalt approaches him, Mercutio begins to instigate. The heat at the time of this scene was hardly bearable, making matters worse as Mercutio quickly becomes irritable. He made insulting comments and aggravating remarks, pushing Tybalt to the point of fighting.