One of his many moral struggles, and the whole reason everyone else has moral conflict, is his decision to not properly bury Polyneices. His decision to not bury Polyneices was made because Polyneices was fighting against his brother, Eteocles, for their father’s, Oedipus, crown. Eteocles was on Creon’s side and thought that Creon should get the crown, while Polyneices thought that Creon should not get Oedipus’ crown. Creon made the decision to leave Polyneices’ body to rot. He swore that he’d punish anyone who tried to bury Polyneices would die.
This, hopefully would have resulted in him not killing Tybalt. People could argue that Romeo only killed Tybalt simply because of his bad temper. A reason to support the view stating Romeo is fortunes fool and this bad act was destined to happen is the fact that Romeo is a Montague and Tybalt is a Capulet. This shows us that Romeo was born into bad luck, as both the families had always been rivals. Romeo and Tybalt are unable to prevent being born into these families, stating Romeo and Tybalt only fought considering that they were both born into families which had forever been enemies making Romeo bound to have killed Tybalt, or death could have easily occurred the other way round.
When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that. However, when Oedipus heard that Polybus was dead and realized he didn’t kill his father Jocasta said the oracle was useless. Jocasta is the type of person that chooses to be blind and accept the lies but only when they help her. If the truths help her then she will accept the truths. Jocasta is also trying to blind Oedipus in this quote.
The passage says, “and reverence towards the gods must be safeguarded.” For Antigone this quote illustrates that her reasoning that the gods would be on her side was not an assumption she should have made, because not one did the gods talk to her specifically and tell her to bury the body of her brother. At first in the play Antigone was relishing in the fact that she would die for a noble hubris cause, but she later on questions the gods when she talks about the gods not being on her side. Creon on the other side commits the act of blasphemy towards the gods by mocking Zeus in one of his speeches. Creon also compares himself to the gods and both of them should have not used the god’s names for the hubris ways. Lastly the passage says, “those blows will teach us wisdom.” Both Antigone and Creon lost the very things they cared about while trying to be hubris.
He continues, “it us befitted/To bear our hearts in grief, and our whole kingdom/To be contracted in one brow of woe” (I.2.2-4), which prompts the city to grieve for the late king. Claudius never mentions his own feelings about the king’s death, but expects everyone else to mourn. He then goes on to talk about his marriage to Gertrude, as if his self-interested act of taking the dead king’s wife for his queen somehow compensates for his death. Claudius’ strange behavior is a hint that something is not the way it appears. It suggests that he is putting on a disguise, which is later confirmed when it is revealed that he is the one who murdered the king.
Sadly, the United States government on the issue of the War on Iraq has not learned the three lessons that will be discussed in this analysis. Lesson number 1, “Empathize with your enemy.” McNamara says that the government failed to understand our enemy but more importantly we failed to communicate with the leaders that we wanted to destroy. Failure to do so, led in the mass killing of millions of innocent people in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, they thought they were fighting for their independence, while we, the United States, were fighting to enslave them. This misconception was due to the failure of communication and the failure to understand the thoughts and feelings of our opponents.
Creon’s steadfast act proves that he puts the gods before himself. The next act of being loyal to the gods is shown by Creon when refusing to have a burial for Jocasta, his own sister. Although it is never actually stated in the play, it is inferred when Oedipus has to “beseech” Creon so that Jocasta might get a funeral and Creon never agrees (Sophocles 469). Those who commit suicide are not supposed to get a funeral, so Creon never agrees and remains faithful to the gods. A last example of the Greek cultural value of being devoted to the gods is made visible by the reason that Oedipus is accursed.
This great play was a tragedy; but Hamlet had an opportunity to seek justice and finally become king himself. Almost everyone is dead at the end of the play. So one could say that Hamlet did not actually get the revenge that he wanted. This play could have been a delighted story if Hamlet sought justice; instead he was essentially forced to seek revenged for his father and everything ended up into a bloody mess at the end. Other main characters during the middle of the story would not have been killed either.
Divine/Natural Law vs. Human Law If it hadn’t been for Creon’s law that no one could or should bury Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, there would have been no story for Antigone. This provided the theme of the contest between divine law and human law. Natural law states that there are standards for right and wrong that are more fundamental and universal than the laws of any particular society, or human law. Creon showed that he had no concern for divine law when he proved his inhumanity by declaring that Polyneices would receive no burial because he was a “traitor” of Thebes. Antigone, on the other hand, has what Creon lacks.
As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70). This quote is a literal and a grammatical structure because Juliet is very upset but angry as well, she is young and she doesn’t exactly known what to do in the situation. Romeo’s blamed for the death of Tybalt. Fat occurs again when Romeo comes to the understanding that Juliet is dead and he kills himself too. At the start of the play Romeo dreams that if he goes to