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
Plot Outline Oedipus the King A plague has stricken Thebes. The citizens gather outside the palace of their king, Oedipus, asking him to take action. Oedipus replies that he already sent his brother-in-law, Creon, to the oracle at Delphi to learn how to help the city. Creon returns with a message from the oracle: the plague will end when the murderer of Laius, former king of Thebes, is caught and expelled; the murderer is within the city. Oedipus questions Creon about the murder of Laius, who was killed by thieves on his way to consult an oracle.
Electra fights with her mother, Clytemnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus, because she feels betrayed by them as they killed her father. When Electra and Orestes are finally reunited, they plot against their fathers killers, and finally kill them. The play has several themes, such as vengeance and deception which are extenuated by the heightened realism style of the play. In Electra’s introductory speech, I would emphasises her agony of her father’s death, as this is the main reason the character is vengeful. To fit with the heightened realism of the play, I would exaggerate the mental pain that the character is going through by associating some lines with physical pain, such as ‘But my mother, and her bed mate Aegisthus, Split open his head with a murderous axe’.
Oedipus starts his own downfall by bringing in a prophet to discover what was causing the plague. He discovers the murderer of Laius must be killed or exiled from the land for the plague to halt. Oedipus now takes the situation into his own hands and is determined to find Laius’ murderer. He starts off with a speech asking his people if the murderer or anybody who knows the murderer would step forward and announce him or herself. If they responded the only punishment they would receive would be banishment from the kingdom.
Antigone is the continuation of the play Oedipus, in which foretold disaster strikes a king’s family. Oedipus is told that he will kill his father and marry his mother, so out of fear he flees his home. On the road he meets a man whom he kills and then proceeds to
His next trial was what he was going to about his suspicious best friend Banquo. To keep his reputation safe Macbeth decides to kill Banquo. Doing this raised a lot of suspicion and created a lot of enemies. Because Macbeth keeps killing people to keep himself on the throne all the lords start to hate him and want his tyranny to end. Macduff is one of those lords and he went to England to speak with Duncan’s oldest son about getting army together
Macbeth Act V Macbeth's death was inevitable. Because he wanted to be king, his wife talked him into murdering Duncan, who was the king and a relative, while Duncan was a guest in his home. He had his best friend, Banquo, murdered because the witches predicted that Banquo’s descendents would be kings. He also wanted Banquo’s son, Fleance, murdered, but he escaped. Macbeth had reason to be afraid of Macduff, so he sent men to kill Macduff’s wife and children.
This represents a forshadow to the murders of the children * Lady Macbeth’s actions cause the chaos within the play, her actions (to have the children murdered, etc) ultimately cause her to die of what is believed to be guilt. * Macbeth was told he could not be killed by anyone birthed of woman. However, he was killed by the son who was delivered through cesearan section( “Ripped from the womb”), which is not technically seen as birthing in the play. Therefore making him unborn. * Caliendo 2 * Inpurity, through the Royal Line is caused when King Duncans son is murdered, as it causes the blood line to be cut.
In both Hamlet and the Lion King, Simba and Hamlet are the cause of their father’s death. Unlike Simba, Hamlet was not present at the time of his father’s death; However, the jealousy of Claudius and Scar towards the heirs to the kingdom spurred their decisions to commit murder. The murder of their fathers killed Simba and Prince Hamlet so emotionally that each of these characters just wanted to escape everyone and be alone. The death of their fathers was, in a way, a death to both Simba’s and Prince Hamlet’s spirit. Both characters had such a connection to their father, which is why they were able to see the deception and trickery behind the murder of the two rulers.
This means that Macduff will go after Macbeth for revenge after Macbeth killed his family. His sword represents his anger, and “bloodier villain” represents a dead man walking, Macbeth. He is the bloody villain that Macduff refers to in the quote. Blood represents life when Macduff was born. He was ripped out of his mothers womb.