One thing that Antony said sarcastically that got the crow angry was “Let me not stir you up to sudden munity. They that have done this deed are honorable.” (3.2.200-202). What Antony was really trying to was, I want you plebeians to go avenge Caesar death because I cannot do this on my own. After Antony speech all the plebeians were fired up and helped to start a war. Antony persuasion was the most effective because all of the men sided with Antony until the end of the
This play sends a strong message of fate and free will to the audience. Oedipus’ free will to pursue knowledge of his identity is significant; fate is responsible for Oedipus’s incest and many of the other devastating events that accrued to him thou out the play. By the importance of fate, Sophocles sends a message across that his characters cannot be fully responsible for their actions. A perfect example of this is blaming Oedipus for marrying his mother, his ignorance was his flaw leading to his downfall, fulfilling the prophecy he tried so hard to avoid. Sophocles’ use of irony helps the audience develop the characters of the play.
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.
A tragic hero is a character who makes an error of judgment that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In addition, this character is happy at the beginning of the play. A tragic hero must be of noble birth and demonstrate a tragic flaw throughout the story. This character will realize their flaw once it is too late to overcome the conflict. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marcus Brutus exhibits qualities that make him the tragic character.
The tragic hero must learn a lesson from his errors in judgment and become an example to the audience of what happens when great men fall from their social or political positions. Those actions happen when the Herdsman tells Oedipus who his mother is, and Oedipus replies Oh, oh, then everything has come out true. Light, I shall not look on you Again. I have been born where I should not be born, I have been married where I should not marry, I have killed whom I should not kill; now all is clear (Sophocles 1144). Oedipus's decision to pursue his questioning is wrong; his grandiosity blinded him and, therefore, his fate is not deserved, but it is far beyond his control.
In his own hands is the guilt of; the death of his wife, his children being cast from their home, and the eventual blinding of himself. It is ultimately Oedipus's hubris that is his fatal flaw. Despite overwhelming evidence, Oedipus decided to make decisions that any rational thinking person would not have. This raises the question; namely, did Oedipus really never consider the possibility that Lauis was his father and Jocasta his mother?The play relies on the Greeks' knowledge of the myth of Oedipus. This is true because otherwise Sophocles' use of dramatic irony would be fruitless.
Antigone’s pride came from her respect for her family and honoring the gods and their divine law, while Creon’s pride was an arrogant trait. Tiresias, the blind prophet claims Creon will lose his family for the crimes of leaving Polyneices unburied. Creon later realizes his mistaken pride. For example, “Fate has brought all of my pride to a thought of dust (Creon, Exodus).” This quote reveals that Tiresias’ prophecy or fate had portrayed Creon’s downfall, yet still filled with pride, refused to admit to his wrong doing. After Creon’s family’s deaths, Creon’s pride crumbles as he realizes he was wrong in his actions.
It is here where Hero ties to the theme. The theme of “Much Ado about Nothing” is that losing your honor is worth dying or killing over. Hero even goes to say “Prove you that any man with me conversed At hours unmeet, or that I yesternight Maintained the change of words with any creature, Refuse me, hate me, torture me to death!” (IV i 191-194) Hero would rather die or be killed than to live having people think that she is no longer a virgin. Her virginity to her was a sign of her honor as a maid. Hero’s own father says “Death is the fairest cover for her shame” (IV i 122).
Set, your brother, is an evil man, who hates you and will do you harm (Osiris and Isis, 205)”. This proves that Isis knows Set is an evil man and she convinces Osiris not to go but he did not listen. Secondly, in the myth it states “Osiris, having no guile or bitterness in his own heart, believed others to be as himself, and with the words of confidence and cheer he tried to cast out the fear that troubled his wife; then, putting on his most splendid robes, he went in all trust and friendship to his brother’s banquet (Osiris and Isis, 205)”. This proves that even after Isis warns him about how Set will do him harm, he still goes. He fails to see the real truth about him.
Though there is no point where he is specific about his main motivation to destroy Othello and everything he loves. Yet in act one scene one he states his prime motivation is bitterness at having been passed over for the promotion to be Othello’s lieutenant by Cassio. Iago is also motivated by his confidence in his abilities to destroy Othello and his life without detection. His anger towards Othello is mostly caused by his suspicion that Othello slept with his wife. Iago states it himself in 1.3.387-388 “I hate the Moor; And it is thought abroad that twixt my sheets”.