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. After Tiresias leaves, Oedipus threatens Creon with death or exile for conspiring with the prophet. Oedipus’s wife, Jocasta, enters and asks why the men shout at one another. Oedipus explains to Jocasta that the prophet has charged
They were trying to find the murderer of Laius, Oedipus not knowing it was him, when Jocasta was steering Oedipus in the wrong direction saying that it wasn’t him and it couldn’t have been him. But Oedipus knew he killed someone in the same since that they were describing. It’s when the messenger came and told them the truth that Oedipus was the killer and Jocasta married her own son and had children with him. Jocasta could bear to hear any more so she went to commit suicide and that when Oedipus finds her and decides to stab his
In ancient Greece fate was very strongly believed in. Fate is defined as something that unavoidably falls upon a person. Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, is old Grecian literature that really makes the reader think about whether there really is such a thing called fate or free will. In Oedipus the King an unfortunate man, named Oedipus, is given a prophecy that he will kill his father and marry his mother. Despite Oedipus’s tries to make sure his prophecy does not come true.
Akhenaton forced and punished the priests to shutdown their temples and follow his new religion, some scholar and historian suggested for that reason being the son of Akhenaton caused him enemies looking for revenge beside he was a little boy when he was crowned. So, revenge was the motive. Other motive was the throne, it was said he was killed by AY, Ay knew that by killing King Tutankhamen he would inherit the throne and become pharaoh, after the death of Tutankhamen Ay was given the throne. To support this theory recent discovery showed a crack in the skull, possibly the king was murdered. An advocate of this theory is a well known Egyptologist, Bob Brier from Long Island University.
Oedipus questions Creon about the murder of Laius, who was killed by thieves on his way to consult an oracle. Only one of his fellow travelers escaped alive. Oedipus promises to solve the mystery of Laius’s death, vowing to curse and drive out the murderer. Oedipus sends for Tiresias, the blind prophet, and asks him what he knows about the murder. Tiresias responds cryptically, lamenting his ability to see the truth when the truth brings nothing but pain.
Laius’ decision to discard of Oedipus ultimately caused Oedipus to question where he came from and his origin. Oedipus, therefore, went to seek out the Oracle, as his father did, to see what his fate would be. “You are fated to couple with your mother, you will bring a breed of children into the light that no man can bear to see—you will kill your father, the one who gave you life” (Sophocles 873-875). Oedipus’ fate was more horrifying then his fathers and out of fear of his fate coming true, Oedipus flees the city that he believes is his home and leaves the parents that he believes are his own. The fates that were told to the characters start a chain reaction that leads to the fulfillment of their destinies.
Both of them did ultimately self-destruct, but there was an enormous amount of force from outside sources that contributed to the path of self-destruction. The play Oedipus starts out with Oedipus discovering there is a curse on Thebes. Oedipus sends his brother-in-law to Apollo to find the source of the curse. Kreon returns from his journey and informs Oedipus that to end the curse they must find out how the former king Laius was murdered. Oedipus starts an investigation and discovers some strange things.
The beginning of the vigilante is a traumatic past. The count of Monte Cristo is haunted by his unjust arrest; Batman is haunted by the murder of his parents; similarly, Hamlet is haunted by the murder of his father. Hamlet, upon learning the murder of his father, swears his life to avenge his father. Since hamlet is the only person who learned of the truth
i. 27-28). 2. Macbeth is looming between the real world and a distorted version of the world around him. This may be a subconscious effect for him to be able to cope better with the murder of Duncan, as his subconscious may be the only part of him truly grasping the magnitude of the crime about to be committed.