He realized Cordelia’s wasn’t a flatterer and her love was so genuinely strong words could not express it. Oedipus had both a physical and mental blindness. When he addressed the people assuring them he would find Laius’ killer not knowing he was the killer all along until Teiresias [blind prophet] says it. Details about his birth are revealed during an argument with an older prophet. At the end of the play he gauged out his eyes to show that he was and forever will be blind to the world.
(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.
Could I track down the murderer without a clue? (13) Oedipus is so ignorant that he fails to recognize truths that lie right in front of him. Not knowing that he, himself was the one who committed the murder Oedipus states, As for the criminal, I pray to God-Whether it be a lurking thief, or one of a number- I pray that that mans life be consumed in evil and wretchedness” (14) Oedipus has people telling him about the prophecy, and he still fails to recognize what is directly in front of him. He is overly prideful and ignorent, these character flaws cause Oedipus to walk directly into his own demise. Oedipus suffers from a false sense of pride; this pride blinds him from the truth and leads to himself downfall.
King Oedipus sends his brother-in-law, Creon, to seek the advice of Apollo aware of the fact that a terrible curse has been put upon Thebes. Creon informs Oedipus that the curse will be lifted if the murderer of Laius, who was the king prior to Oedipus, is found and prosecuted. Laius is known to be murdered many years ago at a crossroads. Therefore, Oedipus assigns himself to discover and prosecute whoever it was that murdered Laius. Oedipus begins his quest by questioning a series of citizens.
However, Oedipus egotism character concerning autonomy depicts and fulfills his destiny. Oedipus becomes ignorant as Tiresias expresses that Oedipus is the murderer he seeks (10). However, Oedipus calls the blind profit a traitor and mocks the seer by calling him a cripple to his ears and eyes. Oedipus does not believe the prophecy is true as he contradicts what he hears. Tiresias is also equally disrespectful, mocking and provocative as Oedipus.
King Lear's denial derives from his blindness towards Regan and Cornwall's deceitful actions. He cannot see his daughter's and her husband's true motives, since they are masked by lies and deception. Lear and his followers arrive at Gloucester's castle. Kent hails the king, who promptly asks who has placed his messenger in stocks. When Lear finds out it was Regan and Cornwall who did this to Kent, Lear immediately refuses to believe they would imprison and disgrace someone in their King's employ: "They durst not do't: They could not, would not do't---tis worse than murder" (II.iv.
Oedipus as King and Creon as King Sophocles’ plays, Oedipus the King and Antigonê, are tragedies that at a glance seem different but when examined are extremely similar. In Oedipus the King, the main character Oedipus is the King of Thebes and after investigation, finds out he is the villain that killed his father. Realizing he is the curse on the city, he leaves his children and flees. In the play Antigonê, Creon is the King of Thebes and after he found out Antigonê buried her brother, he sends her away to a stone vault. Creon becomes mad and irrational when he must make a series of decisions to choose Antigonê and the city’s fate.
A murder that Oedipus himself committed. Yet Oedipus asks, “Whose murder? Whose fate does Apollo bring to light?” (116-117) When the answer is Laius, ironically Oedipus remarks “I never saw the man myself.” (119) Apollo’s vague answer is the start of the drama that is the story of Oedipus the King. Oedipus then claims “I’ll bring it all to light myself!” (150) further adding to the irony of Oedipus’s heroism. Apollo, who is the lord of the light, fails to shine light on the horrible truth that is about to unfold.
After Oedipus accused Teiresias of being a liar, but then he accused Creon, his brother- in- law, of bribing Teiresias into lying to him and making him think that he was the murder. He believed Creon was after his position as king. Human beings are also quick to say something without thinking about it and end up saying something wrong or offensive to others. But Oedipus remain stubborn and didn’t believe Creon either when he trie to tell Oedipus that he doesn’t want to be king, just like humans would if they really wanted to believe that they were right. Our conscience is developed in a complicated way that can only know and hold certain knowledge.
This puzzles Othello as he is unsure why Iago, his most trustworthy friend, is reminding him to keep his reputation: “he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.” This further arouses Othello’s curiousity. Iago also warns Othello about the dangers of jealousy, “the green-eyed monster” and infers that Othello is a cuckold, a man married to an unfaithful wife. Iago