I know what need brings you: this sickness ravages all of you. Yet sick as you are not one of you suffers a sickness like mine” (68-72).This is one of the beginning lines in Oedipus the king where he is giving the audience a clue showing that the plague is part of the conflict. “Tell me the source of our trouble. How do we cleanse ourselves? By banishing a man or killing him.
Oedipus on the other hand wishes to hear the truth from Tiresias by forcing him to speak. Oedipus then is filled with rage after hearing Tiresias accusations that Oedipus is the “plague” and has “poisoned his own land” (717). Oedipus believed that Tiresias is a traitor and is lying about his accusations to harm him. Oedipus then decides to banish Tiresias and continues to seek answers. Oedipus’ freewill is limited because he is misguided by his ambitious character.
Sophocles use of foreshadowing shows the audience what terrible things will happen due to Oedipus killing his father and marrying his mother. In part 1, Tiresias tells Oedipus “ I say you are the murder you are seeking” ,as a not so subtle way of telling Oedipus he is his father’s killer ,but Oedipus dismisses him as insane. In part 2, Oedipus declares he will punish the man responsible for the plague in Thebes , “I ban this man whoever he is,from all land over which i hold power and throne.” but he the only way for the plague to end is
In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is a character full with complex emotions and revenge that confronts the readers or audience with his scenes of violence. Hamlet acts of violence is the plays way to push the play to its climax and to contribute the hidden meaning of the play. In act four, Hamlet lets his true internal emotions that has built up about his mother affair with his uncle, with so much rage Hamlet kills polonius in cold blood without even thinking, this scene contributes to the play because it show how Hamlet rage for revenge for his father has turned into real madness that will never end well for the characters who intertwine with him. In act 3, Hamlet goes off on Ophelia for crushing his heart and calls her
The quotation was said by Hamlet and it starts in line 20 - 25 in Act IV Scene III. This passage develops character by having Hamlet act clever towards Claudius, while Claudius is endeavoring to figure out where Polonius ' body is. Furthermore, it serves to develop the plot and conflict as Hamlet has created an uproar with the killing of Polonius. He must realize that Laertus will soon come to to seek revenge, which will bring about chaos. The theme developed would be the death of Polonius, nobody knew why Hamlet had killed him, and Claudius wanted to send Hamlet off to England to be executed.
A final example of Oedipus’s short temper is when he argues with Creon about being the killer of Laius. The argument heats up and Oedipus loses his temper and threatens to banish or kill Creon. Creon goes to Jocasta and states, “Sister, Oedipus your husband, thinks he has the right to do terrible wrongs-he has but to choose between two terrors: banishing or killing me” (Sophocles 448). Again, Oedipus must defeat those who seem to be against him even though they are not his enemy. It is his anger that causes Oedipus to lash out and act
Hamlet is trapped due to certain situation. Hamlet finds that his father has died and is trapped when the Ghost commands him to kill Claudius and take revenge on his father 's death. This was not Hamlet’s fault and this scenario traps him in emotional attachment with his father where that 's his duty to get revenge on his father’s murderer. Hamlet tells himself, “ I 'll wipe away all trivial, fond records, All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past, that youth and observation copied there(Hamlet, 1.5.106-108). At this stage, he has to think because what if the Ghost is wrong and someone else is murderer.
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
Hamlet finds out the truth and aims to discover more information about his father's murder and he does this by being insane. He acts insane towards all characters. These characters are King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern. Following with Ophelia, Laertes, Horatio, and the Ghost. He goes paranoid to show the reader what he has to face and what he must
Introduction King Oedipus is a tragic play written by Sophocles. It reflects several themes in the story, including Fate and Free will (the unavoidable prophecy that cause tragedy in the story); Shame and Guilt (both Oedipus and Jocasta took the easy way out by becoming blind and seeking death; to avoid facing the truth and taking responsibility for their actions); and Finding out the truth (Oedipus determination to find the murder leads to his own destruction). In the play, King Oedipus was a noble king that seeks to help his citizens of Thebes to find the murderer of King Laius to stop the plague. However, the search for the murderer slowly became a tragic for King Oedipus after he found out that he was the murderer. Throughout the story of King Oedipus, Sophocles is using god as the main subject for Oedipus fate to be predestined.
Macbeth’s lust for power has overtaken him, that is why he hired assassins to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. Out of spite of Fleance for being heir to the throne, but it backfires on him and Fleance escapes. Macbeth then became unstable after killing his best friend; seeing the deceased ghost and speaking of things that did not make any sense. Macbeth is deranged, losing himself because of the murders he had partaken in. ”Things without all remedy should be without regard: what 's done is done.” Anyone can see that he is behind the murders and blaming it on Lady Macbeth is not the right decision.
Because he was a liar, cheater, and scammer, the people that he deceived to gain the title of Emperor created a coup. Because of Jones’ personal and societal history, he ends up dead. The meaning of the play is, the past will haunt you. This is a concept that can be taken out of the play and used in day to day life. If Jones would have known his fate, he might have tried to change it by changing the actions that lead up to his unfavorable
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.
The character Oedipus is a tragic hero because of his tragic flaw of having consistent, proper ambition to finding the murderer of Laius. In the second scene, Oedipus enters and addresses the chorus, as if addressing the entire city of Thebes. "To all of Thebes I make this proclamation: / if any one of you knows who murdered Laius, I order him to reveal / the whole truth to me . . .
He compromises his honor and negates moral responsibility to attain power and position which results in his tragic end. From the beginning, Macbeth was faced with choices and he continuously kept on making bad ones. The witches vision for the future of him becoming king together with his ambition drove Macbeth to commit a crime, make a choice that would then continue to haunt him forever. With significant influence from Lady Macbeth, he decided to take action and murder King Duncan. We see him consider his choice to kill Duncan in soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 “If it were done”.