Secondly, you must have them kill a child. It is clear that both Tamora and Titus proceed to do both. Thus, revenge makes a monster out of people. Titus first becomes more villain-like when he slays his own son, Mutius. Mutius is protecting his sister and her betrothed when they betray his honor, much to the rage of Titus.
Doe was given direct orders to kill the tyrant. Doe broke into the tyrant’s home and the tyrant was not home, but his son was. Doe felt hopeless and killed the tyrant’s son. Upon the tyrants arrival, he found his murdered son. Feeling betrayed and lost, the tyrant hung himself and died of asphyxiation.
Over the centuries, people have wondered if there is such a thing as divine intervention, a sacred power that determines the fate of an individual. In Oedipus Rex, we finally see the conclusion of the prophecy made at the beginning of the Oedipus Trilogy. As Oedipus tries to hunt down the man who killed Laius, the audience already knows that it was in fact himself who did it. The audience at the time still believed in prophecies, so they would have expected Oedipus to kill his father and marry his mother. Sophocles seems to even mock the believers a few times, by telling the audience how there is no point in struggling against what is meant to happen, In Oedipus Rex, we finally see the conclusion of the prophecy made at the beginning of the Oedipus Trilogy.
One reason for this is when he ordered to kill Maduff”s family. He did this because Macduff was going to try and overthrow him. He also is referred to as “hand cursed” (3.6.29-53). He is referred to as this because everything he touches turns evil or dies. Therefore, the final stage he reaches by the end of the story is just a mean, cold hearted, tyrant.
The baby was found by shepherds and raised by King Polybus and Queen Merope in the city of Corinth. Oedipus learned from the oracle at Delphi of the prophecy, but believing he was fated to murder Polybus and marry Merope he left Corinth. Heading to Thebes, Oedipus met an older man in a chariot coming the other way on a narrow road. The two quarreled over who should give way, which resulted in Oedipus killing the stranger and continuing on to Thebes. He found that the king of the city (Laius) had been recently killed and that the city was at the mercy of the Sphinx.
When he heard Apollo’s prophecy, he could have calmly investigated the murder of King Laius, but in his hastiness, he cursed the murder, and in so, cursing himself. “I pray that that man’s life be consumed in evil and wretchedness. And as for me, this curse applies no less” (Sophocles 13). Oedipus’ desire to know the truth about Laius’ murder and the mystery surrounding his birth, led Oedipus to his realization of his doings. Although multiple people tried to stop him from pursuing the truth, he is unable to.
First, in Oedipus at Colonus, there is the oracle at Delphi that tells Oedipus’s parents and then himself that he will kill his father and marry his mother. It does end up happening, proving divine intervention occurs. Later, the prophet Tiresias tells Oedipus exactly what the oracle did, making himself another example of divine will, that is, the gods speak through him. Divine intervention is abundant in Oedipus at Colonus, too. In it, Oedipus tries to gain sympathy for himself by saying all the sins he committed in the previous play were the work of fate, thus proving the point of divine intervention in Oedipus the King.
When Hamlet was brought to the same spot, the ghost of his father had explained to him how he really died. After Hamlet learned the true story he went mad but there were several other factors attributing to him dying besides revenge. King Hamlet was murdered by his own brother. Hamlet mourned the death of his father for quite some time. After two months had gone by his mother could not understand why he was acting is such a strange way.
The Ghost informed Hamlet that his uncle Claudius was the one who murdered him by putting poison in his ear one day while he was resting. The ghost asked Hamlet to avenge his Father’s death and Hamlet accepted. Hamlet devoted himself to avenging his father’s death. His master plan was to pretend that he was mad. Back in the old days the term “mad” is better yet said to be “crazy” or “deranged”.
The point is that these two tragedies Medea and Othello both commit crime to revenge, ruler by strong male society, and let the jealousy carry out their decision. First of all, in Euripides' Medea, Medea murders her own children and others to make Jason suffer the pain of losing his love. For example, Medea challenges the tradition notion of hero as a murdering female hero. When Jason wants to marry Glauce, a princess to further his political ambitions, Medea kills Glauce’s father, Creon and Glauce by using a poisoned dress. She also kills the two children that she had with Jason in order to spite Jason and make him suffers the losing kids pain.