This explanation I find, is lacking in evident in the literature. He is remove from his throne because of his persistent nature and a promise he made to his subject to stop at nothing to find Laius's murderer, and to in keeping that promise. Oedipus as a king could have gone back to his words once he discovered the horrible truth, he however never did. His subject(the Chorus) gave him chances to do so: “I would be mad, / a reckless fool / to turn away my king.” (ll. 693-695) He cast himself out, not his subject nor the gods.
The heinous acts Oedipus committed are a consequence of a punishment by the Greek gods that brings devastating injury to those close to him and to the entire city of Thebes, along with the suffering he inflicts as a result of his futile quest for the murderer of Laius. In Sophocles’ tragic vision, the suffering the protagonist experiences throughout the play stems from a fatal flaw, which eventually brings about his inevitable downfall and the catastrophic conclusion. This tragic vision is
11. … 12. Oedipus, after talking to Teiresias about Creon, begins to believe that Creon is suspicious of teaming up with him in a plot to kill Laios. 13. The Chorus rejects Teiresias’ accusations against Oedipus saying that they believe in the knowledge of the gods and not lesser wisdom of someone like Teiresias.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare demonstrates the build of guilt and remorse that Macbeth and his Queen begin to develop, consequently aids and foreshadows their demise. Shakespeare uses a wide variety of imagery to emphasize how guilt affects Macbeth’s life. Also, throughout the play, multiple pieces of evidence are displayed to prove how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both change drastically from the beginning to the end of this piece. Finally, towards the end of the play, Macbeth finally comes to terms with himself and his devious actions, thus restoring his old mentality. Guilt is a factor of human nature and touches just about everyone at some point.
These examples show that the animosity seen in Romeo and Juliet is also relevant in today’s society, because it has resulted in many unnecessary deaths. First, the cruel animosity between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s created obstacles for their children, Romeo and Juliet, which ultimately lead to the couple’s final act of suicide. For example, Romeo and Juliet’s love for one another was so strong and powerful. However, this was a big problem because the animosity between the Montague’s and Capulet’s was so profound, that they could not stand the sight of one another. This hatred had been around for centuries: Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, here civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
Enraged, Oedipus killed all the men except one. Only later did Oedipus know that one of the men he killed was his father Laius. If Oedipus had not been so swift to action, then maybe the first part of his fate wouldn't have been fulfilled. The second flaw of Oedipus’, blindness to the truth, is made clear by Teriresias when he states “But I say to you, with both your eyes, are blind: - You cannot see the wretchedness of your life]” (Sophocles 1175). Oedipus does not want to believe that he is the one that murdered Laius, even though he knows that he encountered a similar incidence like the one when Laius was killed.
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth guilt strongly affects Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as it is shown through the emotions, the murder and the suicide. The changes of Macbeth’s emotions demonstrates how guilt develop within him. Through Macbeth aggressiveness he demonstrates the cause of his guilt. Macbeth, no longer acts like his past self, and violently kills Duncan. This betrayal that he demonstrates,
He finds that it is time to die. He kills himself, unlike the other 3 conspirators. There are many examples of how the forces of nature, omens and the supernatural show that they play many important parts in this play. They have been shown throughout and work towards foreshadowing the death of Julius Caesar because of the interpretation and misinterpretation of these many omens and forces of nature. Even after the death of Caesar, omens are part of what makes the many conspirators feel guilt, sorrow and doubt.
People who feel sorry for Victor could argue that Victor had no idea how wrong or malicious his creature would turn out to be. Once the creature had decided upon retribution for Victor’s abandonment (since it was ill-equipped to deal with rejection), there was little that Victor could do to stop its violent crime-spree. Those who empathize with Victor’s plight may say that if Victor had tried to alert the authorities about this hideous killer, no one would have believed that Victor created this being with his bare hands. They’d argue that Victor was powerless to save Justine when she was accused of William’s murder, just as Victor was powerless to save Henry and Elizabeth. Therefore those who feel pity for Victor and believe that he was a victim contend that Victor was trapped in a helpless situation that he spent the remainder of his life trying to get out of.
Human error was one of the main contributing factors that led to the death of Romeo and Juliet, there were mistakes made by both Romeo and Juliet and those around them that had a direct impact on their lives. An example of human error is when Friar Lawrence made a fatal error by sending the message to Romeo and assuming that Romeo had received the message in Mantua when the message actually had not been delivered successfully, therefore it indirectly contributed to the death of Romeo and Juliet.