In addition, in 3.1 Romeo murdered Tybalt to avenge the death of Mercutio by saying “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.” (3.1. line 129). This implies that Romeo held a grudge against Tybalt for killing his own friend. This grudge motivated Romeo to kill Tybalt which then motivated Paris to fight Romeo in 5.3. This cycle of hatred between the two families is also what caused the fight scene in 1.1 where the Capulets and Montagues saw each other, then spat rude comments at each other
Atreus himself was involved in the tragedy in which he murdered his brother’s children and served them up as a dish to eat. In the Ancient Greek world, this was seen as placing a curse of the house of Atreus which could provide an explanation to the events that occur within the play. Cassandra calls it the ‘house that hates god, the echoing womb of guilt’ which implies that there will always be terrible things happening there as the gods do not approve of it. This starts the argument that the characters have no control over their fate as Agamemnon was always going to meet a sticky end because of the
Revenge in Romeo and Juliet Revenge has been known to cause many people into doing extreme actions. Almost always these people regret the actions they committed while striving for revenge. In the novel, “Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare the Montagues and Capulets fit perfectly into the theme of revenge. Some examples are when Abram, Sampson, and Gregory start a street fight, Tybalt kills Mercutio, and Romeo kills Tybalt. The first sight of this theme appears in the very first scene.
For example, he is responsible for the death of Mercutio, which causes a vengeful spark to rise in Romeo. After Tybalt stabs Mercutio he turns to Romeo and says, “I am hurt. A plague on both your houses” (121). Tybalt killing Mercutio is one of the actions that lead up to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt had no reason for fighting with him.
Fight your way out, / or run for it, if you think you can escape death. / I doubt one man of you skins by…” (705). By destroying the suitors, Odysseus used violence once again as a way to satisfy his need for vengeance, despite the fact that the suitors offered alternate ways to pay him back. Since the suitors betrayed him, pursued his beloved wife Penelope, and threatened to take his place as king, Odysseus felt the need to slaughter the suitors as the most sufficient way to retaliate. “Death at the Palace” suggests Ancient Greeks considered violent revenge adequate.
There were two aristocrat brothers (Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus) acknowledged this growing problem and proposed a solution to this growing problem. The plan was to urge the council to take back public land held by large land owners and to redistribute it to the landless Romans. Senators were furious by this proposal and had the two brothers assassinated further after. There was absolutely no voice for the plebes in the roman republic. And the only aristocrats who stood up for change were assassinated by corrupt senators.
Because Claudius wanted to be king more than anything one can assume the suppression of his id caused him to be so aggressive he killed the king. As seen in Claudius’ prayer in act 3 scene 3 lines 37-73;98-99 he feels guilt but no remorse for what he’s done, as seen in lines 98-99, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” On the other hand in the story of The Complete Persepolis, the battle
In the article, “Symbolic Kinship and Secret Identity” Baird is quoted as stating, “deprivation, ‘motivates the hostility of the monster against the race of men, he is driven to destroy what he cannot share.’” (Acosta, 49) Grendel gets his revenge by the death and destruction of the men who represent what he can’t have: success, joy, glory, and favor in the eyes of God. For Grendel’s mother, revenge takes on a much more specific task of avenging the death of her only son. "But a monster still lived, and meant revenge. / She'd brooded on her loss, misery had brewed / In her heart, that female horror…"(Beowulf, 1257 - 1259). Propelled by a mother’s
It was fought in a huge battle and Pompey was defeated in the end and his camp was destroyed. He himself having been put to flight, sought Alexandria, in order to receive reinforcements from the king of Egypt to whom he had been given as a tutor by the senate because of his young age. He having followed fortune instead of friendship killed Pompey, and sent his head and ring to Caesar. With this having been seen, gazing upon the head of so great a man and of once his former son-in-law, Caesar is even said to have poured tears. The Death of Caesar and the rise of Octavian Then
14553 prophecy road. Thebes, GR 12653 429 BC Dear Teiresias, We the people of Thebes come to you, in desire for your wise words of prophecies. The plaque has engorged our previously astounding city, forcing hunger, poverty, and bitterness on us. Our faces fill with somber and displeasure, as heart beats cease by the day. The murderer of our late and noble king Laius, must be found and torn to pieces in order for our suffering to lull.