Oedipus tells them as their ruler he is also troubled and has already taken steps to try to fix this problem by sending Creon to Apollo’s shrine to see what the gods recommended they do. Creon returns to tell Oedipus that the god, Apollo, said there was bad blood in Thebes and until that has been removed the plague will remain in Thebes. 2. The bad blood is the person that killed Laius, the former king. When Oedipus asks why this case was not investigated the people respond that they were too busy trying to solve the sphinx’s riddle.
It is the type of irony you notice almost as soon as you read it. The first example of verbal irony in Oedipus Rex Act _ Scene _ is when Oedipus demands that the evil man who murdered King Laius be cruelly punished without realizing that the man who murdered him is none other than himself. This is verbal irony because Oedipus does not realize that he has actually condemned himself. Another example of verbal irony is when Oedipus accuses Creon of framing him for the murder of Laius so that Creon would become king. Creon states that he is not interested in being king as he is contented with his present position of wealth and power.
The first example is that Oedipus’ anger helps show how ignorant Oedipus is and how he even makes false accusations towards others. Oedipus sent Creon to find the city’s seer, Tiresias, and Oedipus then asked Tiresias who killed the previous king. Tiresias would not give Oedipus a valid answer and Oedipus grew angry. “Indeed, since I am so angry, I’ll pass over none/ of what I understand. Know that I think/ you, too, had your hand in this deed and did it,/ even though you did not kill with your own hands./ But if you could see, I would think the deed yours alone” (l. 364-368).
Iago became furious since he believed he would make a better lieutenant than Cassio. Also, at the same time, Roderigo wanted revenge on Othello for “stealing” Desdemona from him. Iago was able to manipulate Roderigo and convinced Roderigo to help him. Since Othello is preoccupied with a potential war with the Turks, he can be easily distracted and fooled. To add on to that, Desdemona, Othello’s wife, continuously pleaded for her husband to trust her, but he never fully did.
Socrates was executed in 399 BCE. He was charged with impiety and corruption of Athenian youth. Before his trial he spoke with a man about the nature of piety in the hopes that his new found knowledge could help him to prove his innocence. As their conversation progresses it becomes clear that Euthyphro has trouble defining what piety and impiety are. It also becomes clear that Socrates seems to have known this all along and is actually trying to show Euthyphro that each man has his own idea of what piety is, and that there is no absolute truth concerning piety or impiety.
When the soothsayer warns him, Caesar immediately disregards what the man had to say, revealing his arrogance. The first scene was put in place to illustrate the popularity of Caesar and the common people whereas this scene shows that Caesar is presented with a bad omen which would lead to his fall, if he continued to act arrogantly. Another important event that occurs is his wife Calpurnia’s dream which describes how the people of Rome were to turn against him as Caesar hears her cry out thrice at night about him being murdered. After hearing this, Caesar asks a priest to sacrifice an animal and study the entrails from it for religious purposes and out of mere superstition. Caesar finds out that the entrails consisted of no heart which was not a good sign.
Hamlet increasingly gets angrier and angrier with himself as he keeps talking, and his anger turns to Claudius. Hamlet is now angry and self-loathing. He calls himself a “scullion” which means the lowest of the servants. He tells his brain to start working and gets an idea: to watch Claudius’ reaction to the modified version of The Mousetrap to confirm or deny his guilt about the King’s murder, which is the fourth part of Hamlet’s soliloquy. In the soliloquy, Hamlet is at first upset with himself about finding ways to avoid avenging his Father’s murder, like his spirit in ghost form told him to.
There is much evidence in the play that Hamlet deliberately feigned fits of madness in order to confuse and disconcert the king and his attendants. His avowed intention to act "strange or odd" and to "put an antic disposition on" 1 (I. v. 170, 172) is not the only indication. The latter phrase, which is of doubtful interpretation, should be taken in its context and in connection with his other remarks that bear on the same question. To his old friend, Guildenstem, he intimates that "his uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived," and that he is only "mad north-north-west." (II.
The Trial and Death of Socrates The “Apology” refers to the trial of Socrates’ conviction of not idealizing the gods that Athens idealized, and for corrupting the youth of Athens and creating new gods. Socrates starts off his defense by requesting to the jury to not criticize him for his speech aptitude since he was not thinking about what he was saying, but letting it all flow out hastily. He then goes on to tell his audience that his adversaries have given his audience misleading information (21). He continues to blame Meletus, his indicter, and his reason being that Meletus pressed charges on Socrates due to the fact that Meletus was jealous of Socrates. Socrates also mentions himself as being atheist.
Jocasta also displays arrogance and mocks the Gods. "You prophecies of the Gods, where are you now?" when she reveals to Oedipus that Laius has a son who was supposed to kill him and marry her. She tells of how he got rid of the child to avoid his fate. Oedipus himself left what he believed were his parents so he would not fall victim to the same horrible prophecy.