Oedipus naturally refuses to believe Tiresias’s accusation. He accuses Creon and Tiresias of conspiring against his life, and charges Tiresias with insanity. Tiresias defends his skills as a prophet, noting that Oedipus’s parents found him trustworthy. At this mention of his parents, Oedipus, who grew up in the distant city of Corinth, asks how Tiresias knew his parents. 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.
He thought about the anti-Semitism in Germany at that time and "returned" to Judaism. Although his grandfather had raised him as a secular Jew, the sight of anti-Semitism motivated him to become more religious. Hess saw anti-Semitism as a reason for the Jews to settle in a Jewish homeland. He believed that Zionism was the only solution to anti-Semitism because it would give the Jews a homeland in which religious identity did not determine social acceptance. Hess predicted both the Holocaust and the beginning of the State of Israel (Zionism).
Chumash Essay Out of all of the mitzvot in the holy torah, there are three mitzvot that pertain women. The mitzvot are Nidah, purity of the home, separation the Challah, which is the bread that we bake for the Shabbat, and lighting Shabbat candles, which we do to welcome in the Shabbat. Each of these mitzvot shows the holiness and devoutness of women, for the reason that they are from the miracles that took place in Sarah’s tent. Many of the miracles that happened in the Mishkan also came from the miracles that happened with Sarah in her tent, for example: the fresh bread, the menorah, and the shchina that hovered over. Each of these mitzvot show the spirituality of women because they come from Sarah’s tent.
Creon prevents the people in Thebes to bury Polynices by saying that anyone who tries to bury him will be sentenced to death. This law may be harsh, but Polynices is a traitor who attacks his homeland. Creon makes no exceptions to the rule even when he realizes Antigone, his niece, tries to bury Polynices. It is easy for Creon to let Antigone get away with her crime, but he does what he thinks is right by starving Antigone. If he lets Antigone get away with burying her brother, it will make him seem weak, and the government corrupt.
Paola Mammana 12/2/2011 Hindu Marriage Vs. Jewish Marriage The dawning wedding day heralds the happiest and holiest day of one's life. This day is considered a personal Yom Kippur for the chatan (Hebrew for groom) and kallah (bride), for on this day all their past mistakes are forgiven as they merge into a new, complete sou. Marriage is vitally important in Judaism. Refraining from marriage is not considered holy, as it is in some other religions. On the contrary, it is considered unnatural.
The first conspirator Brutus who was one of Caesars friend who joined in on the murder that let to hid downfall by allowing Anthony to speak in the funeral.. When they found Caesars body Anthony as pretending to be nice only to speak in the funeral. But the conspirators didn’t want him to, in case he leads the society of Rome to turn on them. Brutus’s famous quote is, ““it must be by his death and for my
To atone for this crime and regain his honor, he goes to King Eurystheus of Mycenae. Hercules asks the king if there is anything he could do to make up for the slaughtering of his family he cherished so much. The king had no answer on the spot for Hercules, so he consulted the gods and asked what kind of act could restore some of his honor. The king got his answer but from a god that has no intention of seeing Hercules live and that god was the goddess Hera. Hera proposed that in order for Hercules to be forgiven he is to perform 12 labors.
In the final act, after all John has been through he still keeps his head held high when asked to sign the document that states he admits to witch craft. He does not want to do it because he does not want to lie and have his life, he would rather die a truthful man. Abigail Williams- Abigail is clearly the villain in this book. She has sent 19 people to their deaths, manipulated the high court and turned a whole town upside down, all because she didn’t get what she wanted. Abigail had an affair with John but John had realized how sinful it was so he stopped seeing Abigail.
John ends up confessing to having an affair with Abigail because he is trying to get his wife, Elizabeth or goody proctor out of prison. by telling the truth about his affair with Abigail it shows that Abigail is making false accusations about Elizabeth harming her as she just wants to hurt her lovers wife because john ultimately chose Elizabeth over Abigail. however in telling the truth about this he needs his wife to do the same. Elizabeth does not know that john has confessed so she lies to save his good name and pride, in doing so she damns them both. The importance of reputation escalated throughout the story.
The witches give Banquo the prediction of “‘Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none’ ” (Shakespeare 9). The reason to blame the witches is because before this prediction Macbeth and Banquo were best friends. Then when Macbeth becomes king he fears that Banquo will try to kill him because he knows that Banquo’s heirs will some day have the crown. Macbeth no longer trusts Banquo and is driving crazy thinking that his friend will come after just to make sure that Macbeth’s heirs will never get the crown, so Macbeth orders the death of both Banquo and his son to make sure that there is no one else to take the crown away from him. The only reason Banquo is murdered is because Macbeth becomes paranoid after the witches prediction.