Oedipus wanted to find out why he his city and to solved that riddle he had to find out who murdered Laius. Oedipus was told that a stranger killed Laius but he had doubt because a part of him believe that he was the reason for the tragic death of Laius. He accepted the stranger story because Lauis dying at his hands would have major consequences. To save his city from ruin, Oedipus learned that he must exiled the man who killed Laius. One of the prophets tell Oedipus that the killer is brother and father to his own children.
In both contexts, they suffer sorrow as the main consequence of tragic flaws or weakness (Yeats, Clark, & McGuire, 1989). It is discovered that their fatal flaws are different since of their human nature. And even with the same tragic flaws, they were to fall into the same problem because of prophecy made on Oedipus, and he ignores it. On the other side the ignorance of Othello from the plans of his antagonist that he was purposed to
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
He becomes overwhelmingly engrossed in his personal philosophy of the extraordinary man. Believing that he is able to make any immoral action without repercussion, Raskolnikov’s personal philosophy is ultimately the reason he is able to carry out the murders. The murder is his attempt to validate his idea that he is, in fact, superior and above the law. Raskolnikov realizes he failed to be become whom he had envisioned himself as. Through his inability to suppress his erratic behavior and overcome his overwhelming sense of guilt, he proves that he is just like the rest of humanity.
Whether success follows the character’s dreams becomes irrelevant, considering the campaign they endured gives them opportunities that otherwise could have not materialized, emphasizing that one should follow their aspirations regardless of the consequences. Oedipus from Oedipus The King is a prince who was abandoned by his royal parents due to the prophecy which preceded him, of him killing his father and marrying his mother. Oedipus eventually became king and thus kills his father and marries his mother in the process, a fulfillment of the prophecy. A synopsis of his life is given near the end of the play, “Oedipus,- Him who knew the famous riddles and was a man most masterful; not a citizen who did not look with envy on his lot- see him
Having analyzed the second definition we can conclude the errors being made by Oedipus before the story of Sophocles play begins, or look for similar errors within the play itself. As result, it can be argued that the cause of Oedipus’ tragedy is excessive pride in his intelligence. It is evidently depicted in the play where he believes that he can defeat the oracles by going back to Corinth. At this point, his innocent manner and arrogance leads him to solve the sphinx riddle. ” Even though he was a great father to his children, he is blind to the fact that he had committed incest.
Obviously, Hamlet is one of the readers favorite characters and someone the readers can root for throughout the play. We want Hamlet to get the revenge he desires, however, Claudius does not feel the same way the readers do. Thus, Claudius is conversing with Laertes to produce a plan to end our protagonist Hamlet once and for all. (4.7.107-139) Laertes has agreed to this plan because he wants payback for the death of his father Polonius and sister Ophelia. Meanwhile, Hamlet and Laertes
In Plato’s “The Apology, Socrates is on the verge of execution and must convince the jurors to make a just decision. Socrates conveys the justness of his actions through examples of what is just to the jurors as individuals, to society as a whole. He must convince them that it would be unjust to society to convict him of impiety and corruption, rather than to himself. Just actions will be analyzed with examples of courage in grave danger, how just decisions can be altered due to the irrational fear of death, and whether Socrates’ basis of his actions truly is just and compelling. In order to decide what makes an unjust action harmful, it is important to understand how one decides what is just.
The impact Creon has is the tragedy of having both his wife and son die and becoming alone all by himself just for some rule he had enforce. Creon would not listen to anyone. His stubbornness and his pride was so big that he couldn't acknowledge that he could ever be wrong about things he did. Creon also had a self-righteousness and cocky attitude, where he feels that he is superior to all. In the play Creon says, “The State is King!” in which it shows that he as well thinks he is better than the Gods themselves are.
People only value justice or morality when they can be scrutinized. With that being said I still believe Justice is a predominant and important theme or value to follow in life. Firstly I want to elaborate on the point that justice is just a social construct for people when being scrutinized under society. People have talked about this idea through history and it is especially present in a greek fable called The Ring of Gyges. This story is about a man who finds a ring that makes him invisible, and then he proceeds to do immoral things and takes the throne from the king by murdering him.