Tiresias puts forth one last riddle, saying that the murderer of Laius will turn out to be both father and brother to his own children, and the son of his own wife. After Tiresias leaves, Oedipus threatens Creon with death or exile for conspiring with the prophet. Oedipus’s wife, Jocasta, enters and asks why the men shout at one another. Oedipus explains to Jocasta that the prophet has charged
Essay #2 As his quest begins it changes when Oedipus finds out that he really kills Laius for making him feel like a pheasant. But what he didn’t realize is that he was his own father until the messenger told him the truth. The main characters that Oedipus was in search for was himself. He was looking for someone that could save the town of Thebes from the plague but was not sure of who he was. They were trying to find the murderer of Laius, Oedipus not knowing it was him, when Jocasta was steering Oedipus in the wrong direction saying that it wasn’t him and it couldn’t have been him.
In this particular scene, Macbeth attempts to persuade the two murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. He goes into lengthy speech of condemning Banquo and using effective tactics of persuasion to convince the murderers. At first, Macbeth uses logical appeal to sway the murderers into wanting revenge on Banquo for making their lives a living hell. Macbeth exclaims, “That it was he, in the times past, which held you so under fortunes…” (3.1.84-85). He also tells the murderers that Banquo is blameworthy for their tragic, unhappy lives.
During the play, Oedipus realizes his own flaws while he investigates who the "true killer" of Laius is. The first character flaw is presented in the play Oedipus is Oedipus acting impulsively. When Oedipus first heard his prophecy from the Delphi oracle, he made an exodus out of Corinth as soon as he could. While on his journey to Thebes, a caravan cut him off. Enraged, Oedipus killed all the men except one.
Antigone is the continuation of the play Oedipus, in which foretold disaster strikes a king’s family. Oedipus is told that he will kill his father and marry his mother, so out of fear he flees his home. On the road he meets a man whom he kills and then proceeds to
"Good wombs have borne bad sons"(Act 1, Sc.2, Line 143) says Miranda after she hears of the things Antonio had done in the past. Prospero tells how his own brother, Antonio, went behind his back to remove him from power and claim Prospero's Dukedom for his own. Antonio had worked with Alonso, the king of Naples, to raise an army and drive Prospero into the hands of death. Trying to kill his only brother that he has known for his entire life, Antonio wanted to have the power that Prospero had. "Draw thy sword.
Akhenaton forced and punished the priests to shutdown their temples and follow his new religion, some scholar and historian suggested for that reason being the son of Akhenaton caused him enemies looking for revenge beside he was a little boy when he was crowned. So, revenge was the motive. Other motive was the throne, it was said he was killed by AY, Ay knew that by killing King Tutankhamen he would inherit the throne and become pharaoh, after the death of Tutankhamen Ay was given the throne. To support this theory recent discovery showed a crack in the skull, possibly the king was murdered. An advocate of this theory is a well known Egyptologist, Bob Brier from Long Island University.
Oedipus questions Creon about the murder of Laius, who was killed by thieves on his way to consult an oracle. Only one of his fellow travelers escaped alive. Oedipus promises to solve the mystery of Laius’s death, vowing to curse and drive out the murderer. Oedipus sends for Tiresias, the blind prophet, and asks him what he knows about the murder. Tiresias responds cryptically, lamenting his ability to see the truth when the truth brings nothing but pain.
The devil, or the evil spirits, take up many disguises, one of which is through Lady Macbeth. Our tragic hero does not realize that every murder will come back to haunt him. We begin to see the slippery slope Macbeth slides down as he promptly kills his best friend, Banquo, and attempts to murder Banquo’s only child, Fleance, without any outside influences. He was content killing his closest ally because he worries about the witches prophecy that “the seeds of Banquo’s kings, rather than so, come fate into the list, and champion me to the utterance…” (III.I.70-73). Even when you believe Macbeth cannot be any worse he slaughters Macduff’s entire family when he hears Macduff has fled to England; he said that he would “give to the edge o’the sword his wife, babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line”.
I’ll warrant she’ll tax him home;” (3.3.29-32). Polonius was speaking to King Claudius about his plan to spy on Hamlet’s conversation with The Queen. This act of deception led to Polonius’s death, after Hamlet had stabbed him thinking that he was Claudius echoing the Queens cry behind the tapestry. The action of deceiving contributed to the deaths of many characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, acts of deception propagate the ideas of things that are untrue. The characters in the novel emphasized their plans to deceive