Priam mourns only for his eldest son, Hector which makes him set on a journey not as a King but as a father and to “ransom” his son’s body. Achilles, “the great Greek warrior” is half mortal and half god feels up with rage when his “companion”, Patroclus is killed by his nemesis, Hector, “the great Trojan warrior”. This makes Achilles furious and is transformed into a “man obeying the needs of some darker agency”. Challenges him to a battle and kills him. Taking Hector’s life didn’t give Achilles satisfaction hence he ties his corpse to the chariot and desecrates his body for eleven days.
When Oedipus was born his King Laius – his father -- was told that he is doomed to perish by the hand of his own son. So King Laius had Jocasta kill him off, but she could not do it so she had a servant do it. The servant never killed the boy and instead left him in a field to be left to the fate of the gods. A shepherd brings the boy to Corinth and he is then raised by the childless King Polybus as if he were his own. He learns that he is not the biological son of the king, but his “parents” deny it; blinding Oedipus from the truth.
In one moment Romeo is full of anger and hatred for Tybalt, so he kills him. In the next moment he is full of regret with his decision. This character flaw is shown in many other instances as well. Finally, Romeo’s decisions are frequently thoughtless. If Romeo had thought through his suicide plan, he would have discovered that there was a better solution than killing himself.
He swore that he’d punish anyone who tried to bury Polyneices would die. The whole reason Creon did not bury Polyneices was because in Ancient Greece, if the body was not buried, it was believed that the soul wouldn’t go to the afterlife and be stuck on earth forever. Creon was a very cruel and selfish man, and he wanted Polyneices to suffer for what he’d done
Laius gets back his kingdom of Thebes when Amphion and Zethus dies. He then marries Jocasta, sister of Creon. However, Apollo warns Laius that his son will kill him one day as punishment for his abduction of Pelops’ son. In an attempt to avoid the fulfillment of the prophecy, Oedipus’ parents, Laius and Jocasta, give Oedipus to a servant to be taken to Mount Cithaeron, where he is to be deserted. A spike is driven through the child’s feet to prevent him from crawling away.
Although multiple people tried to stop him from pursuing the truth, he is unable to. Once he realized that his fate had come to pass he felt cursed by it. Even though Oedipus was a victim of fate, he gouged out his own eyes which were an act of free will. Oedipus was guilty of marrying his mother and killing his father, but it seems that his true sin was that his attempt to raise himself to level of the gods by trying to escape his fate. Oedipus knows that he must be punished for his sins, accepting full responsibility for his acts.
Victor then allows a young innocent girl, Justine, to die for this crime. Victor then feels guilty for the monster he created who caused the death of two people. Victor then goes on a vacation in order to try a cope with his guilt. While there he runs into his creature, who admits that he killed his brother. He did this in order to hurt Victor the way that he hurt him by abandoning him.
Indeed, men when the realization of wrong in them selves is seen attempt to correct their misdeed. Pride causes one to refuse to admit wrong and this is seen in Oedipus Rex and Antigone by Sophocles. Oedipus, in Oedipus Rex, when confronted with the possibility of him being the murder of Liaus repudiates the warning, refusing to listen because fear and prideGrips his better judgment and clouds his wisdom. "Thou didst: but I was misled by my fear. "[Pg 59, Oedipus Rex -Sophocles].
Finally, he lies to Alex, copes, social worker, Dean, and Aunty Jean. “Dad is sick” Martyn says to his Aunt. He doesn’t want anyone to know that he killed his father so he covers it up with lies. He confirms that he lied because he was scared. He also said “it’s only wrong if you get caught.
The most disgraceful thing is that he is a man of god and he committed all of these horrendous sins! Friar Lawrence took the first step in triggering the passage which led to the tragedy. The first step was that he married Romeo and Juliet, this was the most foolish thing he did. He knew it was not right yet he still did it, “wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast”. This just tells us that he knows what he is doing is wrong because he says himself we shouldn’t rush.