On Oedipus’s way to Thebes he comes across Laius, the king of Thebes, heading home from his consultation with an oracle. Laius’s bodyguards push Oedipus off the side of the road and out of their way. Oedipus fights back and ends up killing all of Laius’s men including Laius. Of course Oedipus does not know who he has just killed let alone knows that Laius was his father.
After his people rob him of all the money he has received from the “white man” in order to feed their alcoholism, he is also cannibalized when they steal his wooden leg. He represents the Indian people themselves and how they have participated internally in the crumbling of their own community. Bobby is regularly concerned about who is related to whom. He also has a dream of being sober 4> There are three generations of Indians in this play, and the characters that represent them are depicting the most destructive elements of their own generation. The elders, Howard and Ethel, are the first ones to rob Bobby, suggesting the elder generation relying on the efforts and losses of the next.
He runs off 11. Candy discovers Curley’s wife’s body and calls for George. They realise they won’t be able to buy their ranch now. Candy tells the others while George goes back to the bunkhouse, 12. Curley realises it was Lennie who killed his wife and organises a lynchmob to kill him.
Huck staged his own death and ran away, determined to never be found. When he makes it to Jackson's Island in the middle of the Mississippi River he runs into Jim who was one of Miss Watson’s slaves. Jim had overheard that he was going to be sold to a farm in the south, so he made the decision to run
After hearing the news of their master’s death, the slaves run away, taking Lucius with them. The large group of travelling slaves is mistaken for a band of robbers and attacked by farmhands of a rich estate. Several other misfortunes befall the travelers until they reach a village. Lucius is eventually sold to a catamite priest. He is entrusted with carrying the statue of a goddess on his back while he follows around the group of sinful priests.
Continuing down the river after he finds Jim they come across what they think is the King and the Duke. Huck and Jim find themselves in a bit of a twist of trouble with the King and Duke. The King and Duke were pretending to be Peter Wilks’ brother from England so he can try to steal all of his money that was in his will. The boys get caught by the village and are caused to flee for their safety. Huck finally gets away from the King and Duke but has seemed to lost Jim on the way.
His society believes that colored people have no human rights, and are thought to be pieces of property traded or used as slaves for labor. This idea has influenced Huck from a young age to believe that colored people are not considered equal to white individuals, often causing him to have strong disagreements with Jim along their journey. “I see it warn’t no use wasting words — you can’t learn a nigger to argue. So I quit.” Huck makes it seem as if robbers murder him during a break in, so he can run away from his hometown to escape his drunken father and the life he feels unsuited for. Jim runs away due to overhearing his owner, who is also Huck’s guardian, talk about selling Jim.
Grendel terrorizes the town so much that they have to shut down Mead Hall for fifty years. After fifty years the king reopens it and once again Grendel is there to terrorize the people. The king gets angry and sends Beowulf after him. Beowulf sees this as a chance to become well known around the people, he takes the challenge to hunt down Grendel. The battle between Grendel and Beowulf could be seen as a battle between good and evil.
Other characters are the boys in Stanley’s work group at the camp, the warden at the camp and her men, Mr. Sir and Mr. Pendanski. Stanley’s family is cursed because his “pig stealing” great great-grandfather, Elya Yelnats, does not keep his promise to Madame Zeroni. Nothing good happens to the men in his family because of the curse. His grandfather made a lot of money but it was stolen from him by Kate Barlow when he kissed her. She left him in the desert to die but he lives.
To prevent Truman's from discovering his false reality, Christof created a storm that “killed” his father on a fishing trip, which made him scared of the sea. Despite Christof's control, Truman managed to behave in unexpected way, in particular by falling in love with an extra, Sylvia, known to Truman as Lauren instead of Meryl his future planned wife. Though Sylvia is quickly removed from the set and Truman marries Meryl, he continues to secretly long for her. Sylvia becomes part of “free Truman” campaign that fights to free him from the show. Truman should leave, not even finishing the movie, previewing just a little portion of it shows you how wrong it is to have set up events and conversations just to see his reaction.