In Act 3 Scene 1 Banquo accuses Macbeth of having got the royal title in an unfair way when he says, “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for’t.” Now Banquo had accused Macbeth he felt he had to stop him from talking. As soon as Banquo leaves, Macbeth calls in hired murderers and convinces them to kill his friend by blaming Banquo for the bad things that have happened to the murderers in the past, “That it was he, in the times past, which held you.” He asks them if they are man enough to help Macbeth
(3.3 29+32) The fatal flaw of the third conspirator, Cassius is that he is scared of what will happen to him after he murdered Caesar. Cassius and Brutus though that Anthony will turn Rome against them and realize what they did was wrong and their traitors. Cassius’s famous quote is “” Men at times are masters of their fates; the fault; dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves””. (1.2 139-142) In conclusion, these conspirators lead to their own downfall by not listening to each other.
Ironically, Oedipus begins to blame Tiresias for the murder of Laius. He says on page 1071 in lines 350-354, “Now I am angry enough to come right out with this conjecture: you, I think, helped plot the deed-you did it-even if your hand, cannot have struck the blow.” Oedipus is blaming the “bearer of bad news,” but he is the actual murderer of Laius. Not only does Oedipus believe Tiresias had a part in murdering Laius, he also believes his brother-in-law, Creon, is conspiring against him to try to take his place as king. When Jocasta realizes why her brother and husband are arguing, she tries comforting
However, again, the difference is that Oedipus acted impulsively in a state of rage, whereas Macbeth committed acts of violence and murder as a result of careful scheming which he determined would result in his own personal gain. Certainly both characters are tragic figures. The murder of his father and marriage of his mother on the part of Oedipus qualify him as a tragic character, for the prophecies which were expressed before Oedipus even was born showed that his actions were inevitable. The efforts of his parents to avoid tragedy were of no avail against the will of the gods. In the case of Macbeth, the witches' prophecies show that the same godly forces were at work in determining the awful fate of the main character.
“May one be pardon'd and retain th' offense? In the corrupted currents of this world/Offense’s gilded hand may shove by justice,/And oft ’tis seen the wicked prize itself/ Buys out the law.” ( 3.3.57-62). Because King Claudius betrayed King and Prince Hamlet, the Prince in turn, betrayed Ophelia and Laertes by murdering their father, Polonius causing only more madness and leading to Ophelia’s apparent suicide, and Laertes’ mental breakdown. “Now pile your dust upon the quick and dead,/ Till of this flat a mountain you have made,/ T' o'ertop old Pelion or the skyish/ head/ Of blue Olympus.” (5.1.227-230). How betrayal destroys relationships is evident in Hamlet’s relationship with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Humartia for the greeks meant an error, an unintentional sin or a tragic fault, something that will not go as planned. Give a brief summary of the work and explain the more immediate context leading into the particular statement you are using as an example. In this tragedy we see a family that is involved with law of the state, a uncle that arrests his niece that end up killing herself and being her cousins lover. In the furthest corner of the tomb we saw Antigone hanging by the neck Here is when Antigone is found dead, her uncle sends the guards to kill her but the tragedy is already done. We can see that the plans from the King, Antigone's uncle did not succeed and besides that it was a huge tragedy with lots of unexpected happening which links it to the concept of
For example, when Oidipous talks to Jokasta to find out more about Liaus, the facts only create more suspicion. Oidipous’s initial intention of clearing up the possibility of the prophecy being true, only raises more questions. Moreover, when the messenger delivers news to Oidipous about the natural death of his “Corinthian” parents the plot is further reversed. Lastly, when Oidipous is informed that he was given up as an infant and killed his own father at the road fork, he comes to a realization that his sin is so great that the whole city of Thebes is being punished. Against all odds Oidipous has fulfilled the prophecy and recognizes his hamartia -ignorance.
Hamlet first learns from the ghost of his father that his death was actually a murder . Even though he swears to avenge his father, indecision overcomes Hamlet and he has to test the king’s sincerity. When the king’s true ambition is revealed to Hamlet, he affirms his choice to take violent action against the king. However, Hamlet would only kill the king once he caught him in the act of doing something villainous. At the end of the play, Hamlet learns that the king was to blame for poisoning the blade.
Tiresias tells Oedipus that all of Thebes will turn against him, and in his angry confusion, Oedipus begins to believe that Creon and Tiresias are plotting against him. Now that things aren’t working for him anymore Oedipus is led to confusion and anger. He believes as if something or someone is plotting against him. Only Jocasta, Oedipus’ wife, can talk him out of killing Creon. Once Jocasta explains how the former King, Laius, was killed Oedipus realizes that he is the murderer.
He lies to protect himself in situations that could warrant his execution. After the king's murder, Macbeth slaughters the two guards in order to keep his secret. When Macduff asks why the guards were killed, Macbeth says "Who could refrain/ That gad a heart to love, and in that heart/ Courage to make's love known" ( II. iii. 136- 137).